Frigidaire ReadyCook Air Fry Tray Review.
The Frigidaire 30 in. 5.6 cu. ft. Air Fry Range has been on the market since 2019 and is the first to feature the air fry capability in a full-size oven, and is now widely available at big box home improvement stores.
In order to Air Fry in the range, you will need to purchase the Frigidaire ReadyCook Air Fry Tray. I have owned and personally used this tray for the past 6 months and I am going to give you my honest review of the Frigidaire Air Fry Try. This post is not sponsored in any way by Frigidaire I only review products I personally own and use.
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What is an Air Fry Tray
The ReadyCook Air Fry Tray could also be called an Air Fry Basket or Oven Insert. This is where you place the desired amount of food you want to air fry in a single layer. Superheated air circulates around the food resulting in faster cooking times for crispy foods without the guilt of deep-frying.
What is the best Air Fry Tray?
As I’m writing this there are two styles of Air Fry tray designed for the Frigidaire Air Fry Range. One is the ReadyCook Tray for freestanding ovens and the other is the wall oven version. The tray slides in the oven as any other rack would. It is made of stainless steel and included a two-piece set, an oven rack, and an air fry basket. This basket is designed to result in even heat distribution and quicker cooking times and its large capacity is perfect when you’re cooking for a family.
Frigidaire ReadyCook Air Fry Tray Pros & Cons
- Fits perfectly in the Frigidaire 30″ Range (if you need the wall oven version go here)
- Fits a larger quantity of food compared to countertop air fryers
- Easy to clean stainless steel (check out my video here)
- Little to no oil needed for crispy results
- Allows for faster cook times
- Great for reheating crispy food quickly (leftover pizza)
- Separate purchase from the Air Fry Range
- The two-piece set can be tricky to use when hot
- Removing to store when not Air Frying
- Food on outer edges cooks faster
- Some foods still require flipping or turning for an even result.
- Not compatible with other brands Air Fry Ranges
Which Air Fry accessories do I need?
The ReadyCook Tray is the number-one Air Fry Range accessory you’ll need, but it’s not the ONLY accessories for successful air frying in your range.
You will also need:
- 18″ Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil-This is a MUST so you don’t have seems
- Parchment Paper-Helps to absorb grease and prevents smoking
- Large Cookie Sheet this is the size I use for my drip pan
- Silicone Potholders that double as trivets to set the hot tray on.
How much does the ReadyCook Air Fry Tray cost?
The Frigidaire Air Fry Tray will run you just under $50. I have seen Frigidaire run promotions giving buyers a rebate so it never hurts to check the Rebate Center to see if there are any promotions going on when you purchase your Air Fry Tray.
Where to buy Frigidaire ReadyCook Air Fry Tray
What Foods Can I Air Fry?
- Frozen food that you want to have crispy. Like frozen French fries onion rings etc.
- “Fried” food from scratch like chicken, egg rolls, wontons, French fries, wings etc.
- Reheat leftovers like pizza, chicken flautas, taquitos.
- Veggies like Zucchini fries, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, and roasted baby potatoes, asparagus, etc.
- Bacon (with parchment paper and bread, watch the video here)
Are Ovens With Air Fry Worth It?
If you’re considering upgrading from a countertop air fry oven to a full-size range you might be asking if it’s really worth the investment. Technically you don’t “need” to upgrade, but if you are in the market like I was for a new range I really feel like you are getting the most bang for your buck with an air fry oven. But here is my Pro/Con list.
- You don’t have another kitchen appliance to sore or have on the countertop (this was huge for me)
- The oven bakes evenly and 25% faster than a conventional oven with true convection and air fry functions
- 5 Burners, oval burner for griddle/grill (gas version)
- Multi rack cooking at the same time, no turning or rotating food
- Smudge-proof stainless steel or black stainless (both are gorgeous)
- Pre heats extremely fast
- Comes in gas, electric, and induction
- Air fry four times as much food in one batch (compared to a countertop air fryer)
- Cast iron griddle/grill is included (gas version)
- Fast steam cleaning option
- Quick boil burner
- Edge to edge grates makes moving pans easy
- Standard 30″ size
- Burners and grates are easily removed for cleaning
- Investing in a large appliance they can range from $1,149-$1,899 (not on sale)
- The drawer on the bottom is much smaller than my last oven
- Front controls on the gas version can be reached by small children
- The Ready Cook air fry tray has to be purchased separately for $50
- Needs to be cleaned more frequently, due to the fan circulating.
How Much is a Frigidaire Range with Air Fry?
Pricing & Model Options
A few other models available are:
- Frigidaire Gallery Model #GCRE3060AF Electric Range
- Frigidaire Gallery Model #GCRG3060AF Gas range with back control panel
- Frigidaire Gallery Model #FGIH3047VF Induction Range
- The Ready Cook Air Fry Tray can be used with all models for air fry function
My Frigidaire ReadyCook Air Fry Tray Review
In my opinion that was not paid for or sponsored in any way I absolutely think this Frigidaire ReadyCook Air Fry Tray is worth it. The number one reason I purchased this range was to have the ability to air fry larger quantities and avoid having another countertop appliance. This range along with the tray accomplishes that for our family.