One of the main difference between the AirFryer 9220 and the AirFryer 9230 is that the second comes with a double layer rack that allows you to cook more food at once. Now the double layer rack can also be purchased separately and added to the AirFryer 9220 at any time, just like I did. It’s actually cheaper to purchase the AirFryer 9220 plus the double layer rack than it is to purchase the AirFryer 9230.
Back to the AirFryer double layer rack though. The rack is made out of silver colored plated steel, it is built to perfectly fit any of the AirFryer’s baskets and just like the rest of the pieces, it is perfectly safe to go in the dishwasher.
The promise of the AirFryer’s double layer rack is that it will allow you to cook twice as much food at once by doubling the area were aliments can be placed. But not only that. It also comes with four skewers that open the door to a whole new way of cooking meat and vegetables.
When using the skewers literally none of your aliments will be resting against any sort of surface, removing the need to flip or stir your food while cooking it. Your food will be cooked perfectly even.
After using the AirFryer double layer rack for a couple of weeks now I can honestly say it’s a great accessory to have. One of the weakest points of the AirFryer, especially when compared to its competitor, the Tefal Actifry, is its low capacity. However the double layer rack really makes a difference in this matter.
Using the double layer rack I have been able to cook over a dozen chicken wings at once without stacking them on each other.
It’s also a great option if you are looking to cook two different sorts of food at once, let’s say chicken wings and fries. You want to eat your food while its hot, and if you have to cook your main dish first and then do your french fries you know for sure one of them will be cold by the time they reach the table. With the double layer rack you’ll get both your plates to the table while their still hot.
There are a couple of inconvenience to the double layer rack, none of which is reason enough not to buy it in my opinion, but they are worth mentioning anyway.
The first is that the spacing between the skewers is a bit tight, and unless you cut your food into really small pieces before putting them on the skews you’ll find that they will touch with one another. Now if you are only looking to use two skews at a time then you will be able to fit decent sized food while still leaving enough space between them.
The second thing is you should consider which food goes on top of which. If the food that goes on top has any kind of liquid or sauce, this will leak to the food on the bottom layer, which might be ok in some cases but not desirable in others. If you are cooking marinated chicken wings and fries for instance, you probably want to have your fries on top, since a few drops of extra oil will do nothing to your wings but a few drops of marinade will dye your fries a dark color which might make them look strange when you serve them.
Like I said, I think overall the double layer rack is a great accessory for any AirFryer owners, so get yours now if you haven’t already!