The short answer is yes. Parchment paper is a relatively stiff sheet of very thin paper. It is made from cellulose fibers from plants. Usually, cotton or flax fibers are used because of their availability and cost-effectiveness.
If the temperature exceeds this, the food will start sticking to the paper. The paper will also start to dry out and crisp up. The longer you leave it, the more likely it is that it will start to scorch.
Non-Stick Coating The first reason is quite obvious. The parchment paper acts as a non-stick barrier between the metal chamber and the food.
Protects Your Appliance Using parchment paper in your basket from the get-go will help ensure your (expensive) appliance has a long shelf life.
No, you cannot! Wax paper is not the same as parchment paper and is not resistant to heat.
You definitely can! An air fryer does not function like a microwave and won’t cause the foil to spark and create a flame.
You can use aluminum foil, oven-safe silicone mats or sheets, and silicone air-frying baskets.