What can you make in a AirFryer? The perfect Grilled Cheese

Sponsored Post: Thank you Avalon Bay for the gift of the AirFryer.  The content, photos, and opinions are all mine.

There is nothing that satisfies a craving more than a ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwich of goodness!  I love the way the cheese gets all melty on a perfectly toasted slice of bread.

Normally,  I would get out my cast iron grille pan, slather the bread with gobs of butter, add the ingredients (whatever I have in my fridge), today it’s bacon, tomato, & peach preserves for my grilled cheese and I am on my way to making my perfect grilled cheese sandwich.

After I make this delectable grilled cheese sandwich which I, or someone in my family has since devoured, there is the clean up.  I love cooking, but clean up is the absolute worst!  The grill pan is so hard to clean, with cheese and greasy butter everywhere, not to mention the ridges that a grill pan has, plus it’s heavy!  A delicate flower like me should not have to clean a pan with the weight of a baby!  Yet, here I am, cleaning away having all of the great memories of the grilled cheese fading from my mind.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Avalon Bay, who so kindly gave me a Avalon Bay AirFryer to use.  I don’t have to lug that grill pan out any longer!

Avalon Bay Airfryer

So you may be asking yourself, what is an AirFryer?  It is a very cool counter top appliance that basically does it all.  The Avalon Bay AirFryer can fry, bake, grill and even roast! The Avalon Bay AirFryer uses a high-speed fan that causes the hot air to circulate at a high-speed which cooks and browns the food. The fat and oils drip through the drip basket.  And, it does it with almost no oil.  Most of the time no oil is needed at all, no oil, no fat equals fewer calories!  And the best part, (besides the no oil cooking) clean up is a breeze, often I just wipe it out.  I have tried several recipes out in my new AirFryer besides this awesome grilled cheese, like…tortilla chips, meatballs, mozzarella sticks, egg rolls, donuts, fresh-cut fries (sweet & russet), and frozen mini pizza’s just to name a few.

And now for the scrumptious bacon, tomato, peach preserves, and jack cheese grilled cheese…

Avalon Bay AirFryer grilled cheese sandwich

So this is how I made my delicious grilled cheese…

I cooked the bacon in the AirFryer first.  Did I mention you can “fry” bacon?   Well you can, and it comes out perfect!  Each AirFryer is different, but I cooked the bacon at 392 for 10 minutes.  The great thing about the AirFryer is you can keep checking to make sure your bacon comes out perfect (just the way you like it).

Avalon Bay AirFryer making bacon

I then put half a teaspoon of olive oil on 1 side only, of 2 pieces of bread.  Then layer your ingredients, starting with peach preserves, spread it on each side of the non-oiled side of bread, then jack cheese, tomatoes, and the cooked bacon.  Place the second piece of bread, peach side down and press slightly.  Now place it in the basket of your AirFryer and set the degrees at 392 for 12 minutes.

Avalon Bay AirFryer grilled cheese sandwich

There is nothing left to do besides enjoy the ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwich, made in the calorie saving AirFryer!

Avalon Bay AirFryer Grilled Cheese cut

I’ve been using my AirFryer for over a month now, and I love it!

**Thank you to Air and Water & Avalon Bay for providing the AirFryer for review.

* AirFryer photo provided by Avalon Bay

Air Fryer Bacon

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53 thoughts on “What can you make in a AirFryer? The perfect Grilled Cheese”

  1. Oh man, I want one of those!! I love to fry but all that oil adds so many calories and is just generally more unhealthy. I can’t believe how crispy your bacon looks AND how crunchy your grilled cheese looks, too! LOVE!

  2. My mouth is watering! This grilled cheese sandwich looks delicious! I have only made plain grilled cheese sandwiches in my Air Fryer. I am inspired to get a little more creative now! Thanks!

        1. Not to butt in, but I put a couple of toothpicks in my cheese sandwich and butter both sides of the bread before I put it in the air fryer.

  3. Oh my gosh that looks wonderful! I would love to own one of these for sure! Everything looks so yummy and crisp! Thanks much for sharing this…drooling!

  4. sounds great i have another brand airfryer and is a great quality i love grilled cheeses going to try it with olive oil. what heat setting do You use to fry bacon and how long ?

  5. So far not that impressed,steaks suck in it cause no charcoal taste ,does make a good brat and grilled cheese,I thi K they made these to sell more olive oil,lok

  6. These fryers must get greasy and messy. How do you clean them and is it an added maintenance issue? When I fry in my fry pans my stovetop is a mess so how do you keep them clean?

    1. The grease is contained in the unit. They can be hand washed or machine washed. Most people wash them (takes a lot of room in washer). Many of us line the basket with parchment round or foil, and that makes washing even easier.

    1. Hi Steph,
      I cooked the bacon at 392 degrees for 10 minutes in my airfryer, but all airfryers are a little different. I do heat up the airfryer prior to using it, as I’m preparing food that will go into the airfryer I always start the airfryer to get it heated up. Always check the manufacture’s instructions.

  7. You can put real mayonnaise on each bread slice for toasted cheese. Really tasty.
    I spray the bottom of my inside drip pan with oil I’ve oil and it cleans beautifully .
    I do pork chops with out adding any oil on them. Just season.
    I love my air fryer as I live alone and it is ideal.

  8. says (nuwave ) do not use foil in it. I wonder why?
    also having problems with over cooking food if a package says in the oven (reg oven at 425 for 30 min for chicken how long do I cook it ? tanks I love it tho

    1. Hi Dawn, I’m not sure why your manufacture would say not to put foil in your unit, you should check with them. Regarding the chicken, there are several recipes on Pinterest that have the proper cooking times. Check to see if your manufacture has a cookbook that comes with their product.

  9. i HAVE GALL STONES AND AM NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR SURGERY REMOVAL, SO i HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH THEM AND MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO MY DIET**jUST LOVE MY AIR FRYER/**i CAN MAKE ALL MY FAVORITE NORMALLY FRIED GOODIES AND TASTES LIKE THEY WERE FRIED IN OIL**DON’T HAVE TO GIVE UP THAT “FAST FOOD APPETITE” EVEN THOUGH i I CANNOT EAT FRIED FOODS**IT IS JUST GREAT*

  10. Hello Mary,
    I purchased the 3.7 qt. Avalon Bay Air Fryer last month. I’ve used it twice, once for chicken and once for fish, and they both came out great. I’ve read about air fryers that can roast chicken, pork, veggies, nuts. Can I use the one I have to roast? Thank you,
    Jeanne

  11. Hello Mary,
    I have the 3.7 qt. Avalon fryer. I’m not familiar with the temperature control. It looks like 180 o 250 o 320 o 400. So if I want to set the dial to 350, where would I put it? Between 320 and o? Where is 180? Is it on 180 or the o after 180?
    Sorry, I’m almost 70 and am used to the numbers on stoves.
    🙂

    1. Jeanne, Ask any questions you would like! When I first got my Avalon airfryer it took me sometime to get use to the controls. To get 180 you need to set the dial directly on the 180. to get 350 I always put it in between the 320 and 400. The beauty of the airfryer is being able to pull out the basket mid-cook check on the food and then preceed with the cooking.

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