How to Make Perfectly Crispy Bacon in a Cosori Air Fryer

My kids want my air fryer bacon recipe for breakfast every day, so we’ve tried it more than 50 times now. If my 5-year-old wants it every morning, you should keep the recipe.

If you love crispy, crunchy bacon, using a Cosori air fryer is a quick and easy way to cook it to perfection. The circulating hot air crisps up the bacon nicely on all sides with no flipping required.

Follow this simple guide to learn how long to cook bacon in a Cosori air fryer along with tips to get the best results.

Benefits of Cooking Bacon in the Cosori Air Fryer

There are several advantages to using the Cosori air fryer for cooking bacon:

  • Quick cooking time – Bacon cooks in only about 7-12 minutes in the air fryer, versus 20+ minutes in the oven. The Cosori air fryer preheats faster too.

  • Less mess – With no skillet involved, there’s minimal splattering and cleanup. The enclosed fryer contains grease.

  • Even cooking – The hot air circulates around the bacon, crisping all sides evenly with no flipping needed

  • Crispy texture – The airflow makes the bacon extra crispy without drying it out.

  • Consistent results – Takes the guesswork out of getting your bacon just the right texture.

How Long to Cook Bacon in Cosori Air Fryer

The cook time can vary slightly based on thickness and desired crispness. As a general guideline:

  • Regular sliced bacon – 7-9 minutes at 350°F
  • Thick-cut bacon – 9-12 minutes at 350°F

Watch the bacon closely and adjust cook time if needed. For less greasy bacon, use a small rack in the basket.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Follow these easy steps for crispy bacon from your Cosori air fryer:

1. Preheat Air Fryer (Optional)

Preheating isn’t required, but it will help the bacon start cooking immediately.

Preheat air fryer at 350°F for 3-5 minutes if desired.

2. Add Bacon to Basket

Place bacon strips in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd.

Cut long pieces in half if needed to fit properly in the 5.8 quart Cosori basket.

3. Air Fry Bacon

Cook bacon at 350°F for the recommended time based on thickness. Set timer for minimum recommended time.

  • Regular cut – 7-9 minutes
  • Thick cut – 9-12 minutes

4. Check Bacon and Adjust Time

When timer goes off, check bacon for desired crispness. Cook longer if needed, checking frequently.

For best results, air fry in 1-2 minute increments until it reaches the perfect texture.

5. Remove and Drain on Paper Towels

Use tongs to transfer cooked bacon from basket to a plate lined with paper towels.

Dab tops with paper towels to soak up excess grease.

6. Repeat for Remaining Bacon

For more than 5-6 slices, work in batches, wiping out air fryer basket between rounds.

Let air fryer preheat again for 30 seconds up to 350°F before adding next batch.

Tips for Crispy Air Fried Bacon

Follow these tips for the best results when cooking bacon in your Cosori air fryer:

  • Use regular sliced or thick-cut bacon. Slightly less time for turkey bacon.

  • Don’t overload the basket. Cook just 5-6 slices at a time.

  • Flip halfway through if there’s overlap causing uneven cooking.

  • For less grease, add a small metal cooling rack to the basket.

  • Cook a minute or two longer if not quite crisp enough after recommended time.

  • Blot with paper towels before serving to soak up excess grease.

FAQs About Cooking Bacon in the Cosori Air Fryer

Should I Preheat the Air Fryer?

Preheating isn’t necessary, but it can help the bacon start cooking right away. Preheating for 3-5 minutes is sufficient.

How Much Bacon Fits in the Cosori Basket?

The 5.8 quart Cosori air fryer basket can hold about 5-6 regular slices or 3-4 thick-cut slices comfortably in a single layer.

Does the Bacon Need to Be Flipped?

Flipping isn’t required since the air circulates around the food. But you may want to flip if there is overlap.

Does the Bacon Pop and Splatter?

There may be some slight splattering, but much less than skillet frying. The enclosed design contains grease.

Can I Make a Whole Package at Once?

It’s best to avoid overcrowding. For a 1 lb package, you’ll need to work in batches of 5-6 slices each.

Get Creative with Air Fried Bacon

The Cosori air fryer makes cooking crispy bacon so fast and easy. Here are some delicious ways to use air fried bacon:

  • Breakfast sandwiches

  • BLT salad with bacon crumbles

  • Bacon wrapped chicken breast

  • Brussel sprouts and bacon

  • Bacon cheeseburger slider bites

  • Candied bacon strips

With the Cosori air fryer, you’ll have hot, crispy, delicious bacon ready in minutes any time of day without the splattering mess!

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How Long To Cook Bacon in The Air Fryer?

  • Bacon: Cook at 350 degrees F for 8 to 9 minutes to get crispy bacon. For non-crispy, cook for 7 minutes.
  • For the crispiest thick-cut bacon, cook it at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. For non-crispy, cook for 9-10 minutes.

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How to Keep Your Air Fryer From Smoking When Cooking Bacon

If you’re using an air fryer basket, put some bread or water under it to soak up any grease.

If using an air fryer oven, place a drip tray lined with aluminum foil.

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