I have been air frying since 2017, so throughout the years I have witnessed several stories and pictures of granite countertops cracking, counters buckling, fires, so I am here to give you some solid advice, about what you really should be putting under your air fryer, whether you think it gets hot or not.
Remember to read your manual first, because some fans are underneath the air fryer and blocking the fan, could cause the air fryer to overheat.
THIS IS IN CAPS BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT
DO NOT PLACE YOUR AIR FRYER DIRECTLY ON THE STOVE AND SECOND WARNING, ALWAYS UNPLUG IT WHEN YOU ARE NOT USING IT.
This is what I use under my Omni, it was only $15.99, so I considered it as safety insurance against cracking my expensive granite countertops, it has served me well. I have replaced it 2x in my 3 years of air frying only because it was getting ratty. This is heat resistant until 482 degrees F.
Here are some solid suggestions, and a couple down below, if you are lacking space in your kitchen:
Depending on the size of your air fryer, this is heat resistant up to 480 degrees F.
These are actually my favorite because they are really designed for hot pans, and if you get a couple, you can put one under the air fryer, and have a second on the side to remove the hot dishes from, and put them there.
Super Kitchen Large Multipurpose Silicone Nonstick Baking Mat
This is perfect for the large Omni’s and Vortexes, any oven. The size is huge.
Again, perfect for any air fryer, large or small. I like the size of these so that you can have extra space. The only problem is that it is only heat resistant under 390 degrees F,
This model does not list how heat resistant it is, but it’s tempered glass. Always check any glass product you are purchasing before placing it under the air fryer.
This is a really inexpensive way, but the only problem readers have is you have to keep on shifting them, unless you can find a large enough tile at Home Depot or Lowes, but remember to check the heat resistant level, before putting it under your air fryer.
These are a few alternative items, for storage. Many air fryer users have been using them, but a word of caution, check with your stove and air fryer manufacturing guidelines, as they could not be good or safe for your model (Word of Caution, as I want everyone to be safe)