How to Reheat Bacon in Air Fryer

Using an air fryer to reheat bacon is great for small to medium amounts of leftover bacon slices.

For larger amounts, especially for a big group, the oven reheating method for leftover bacon is still the best. As an overview on reheating bacon see this article.

It is not necessary to preheat the air fryer, but set it to 360 degrees (medium heat), a little cooler temperature setting than when you cook bacon in the air fryer.

Arrange the bacon strips evenly in the frying basket, being careful not to have them touching or overlapping.

Reheat or Cook the bacon strips for 2 minutes, and check if it is ready.

You can also reheat bacon for a party using an oven.

If it has come straight out of the fridge, then you will likely need another 1 to 2 minutes. However, if you think it is crispy, then serve it up. You can dab any excess bacon grease off with a paper towel.

How to Reheat Bacon in Air Fryer

5 Different Types Of Bacon tested, from crispy bacon, canadian, irish and english bacon.
Prep Time3 minutes
Active Time5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: Amercian
Keyword: bacon, bacon air fryer


  • Air Fryer XL Foodie Ninja or Other Type


  • ¼ lb bacon
  • ½ sheet parchment paper optional
  • ½ sheet Foil optional


  • Set Air Fryer Temperature to 360 F
  • Place the bacon on the rack without overlapping strips
  • Reheat for 2 minutes and check for ready
  • Add additonal 1-3 minutes for thicker cuts like canadian bacon

If your slice of bacon has come up to room temperature, then 2-3 minutes is all that will be needed for crispy bacon – reheated perfectly.

You can also use a panini press to reheat leftover bacon.

How Long To Reheat Bacon In Air Fryer

Most cuts and strips of bacon will be reheated within 2-5 minutes, bacon steaks will take longer. See our handy table of reheating times for different types of bacon in an air fryer.

 Air Fryer TemperatureAir Fryer Length Of Reheat Time
Strip Bacon3402-3 minutes
Canadian Bacon340-3603-5 minutes
Irish Bacon3403 minutes
English Bacon3502-3 minutes
Australian Bacon3403-4 minutes
Handy Table Of How Long To Reheat Bacon in an Air Fryer

How To Stop the Bacon Lard From Smoking in the Air Fryer

Reheat Canadian Bacon In Air Fryer

To stop the bacon fat from dripping into the air fryer tray, line the frying basket with aluminum foil or good-quality parchment paper or baking sheet before adding the bacon. This will prevent having to clean it afterward.

Can You Reheat Canadian Bacon Using an Air Fryer

Air fryers are great for cooking food that would normally take too long on the stove or oven. The same goes for reheating.

When it comes to Canadian bacon, which is a thicker cut than regular bacon they do an excellent job of reheating it.  Air fryers heat up Canadian bacon vs traditional frying pans only better.

Spread The Bacon Apart When Reheating in Air Fryer
Spread The Bacon Apart When Reheating in Air Fryer

Can You Reheat Irish Bacon Using an Air Fryer

Irish bacon is delicious, especially when reheated.  So how can you rewarm your favorite breakfast treat?

First, set it at 340 F, then transfer the Irish bacon onto the rack provided.

Close the lid or drawer and warmup for 2-4 minutes. Open,  the bacon should be hot and crispy.

You can also cook raw bacon in an air fryer.

Top Tips For Reheating Crispy Bacon In Air Fryer

Spreading the bacon out will guarantee that it becomes crispy evenly and fast. Overlapping may cause sticky and soft places. Use the same method to make crispy leftover bacon in a Toaster Oven.

Because of the strong hot air of the air fryer, check the bacon often to ensure it does not burn or dry out.

The bacon can warm up quickly depending on its size and cut, so keep an eye on it.

However, if your bacon is currently on the verge of being overdone, this method will simply help to dry it out more.

Check Bacon Position
Check Bacon Position

What Is The Best Way To Reheat Crispy Bacon

Use an air fryer set at 340 F for 2-3 minutes will give you a crisp strip of bacon.

How to stop air fryer from smoking up from bacon fat, and grease or drippings?

If your air fryers start smoking up while the meats cook, open the drawer and use some paper towels to soak up some of that smokey grease. Resume the warming.

Some people also use a spray bottle to apply a thin film of water on the base of the air fryer. The convection fan must evaporate the water first and as the bacon is only in there for 2-4 minutes the fat does not get to a smoking point.

How Do You Keep Bacon Crispy After You Cook It

Bacon is delicious when it’s fresh out of the oven, but once cooked, it quickly loses its crispiness. This happens because fat drips off the meat and forms a layer of grease on top of the meat. The grease and condensation out of air make the bacon soggy. (Also see reheating bacon over medium heat in a skillet to keep crispy)

To prevent this problem, simply reheat the cooked bacon in an air fryer for 3-4 minutes at 340F – the hot air dries and crispens up the bacon again. 

How Do You Make Precooked Bacon Crispy

Precooked bacon is delicious, but reheating it makes it soggy. So how do you make precooked bacon crispy again?

First, let me say that this isn’t a trick question. There’s no magic formula for making precooked bacon crisp again. But there are some things you can do to help.

When reheating precooked bacon to make it crispy, try these tips:
• Use an air fryer as the hot air will dry off any wet coverings and then make it crispen up. 
• Don’t use a lot of oil when reheating precooked bacon. 
• Reheated bacon should be eaten within 24 hours. After that, the meat becomes dry and chewy.


An air fryer is a great tool for reheating food quickly and easily,

and the process is simple.
Air frying works well for reheating foods because it cooks them at lower temperatures than conventional ovens. This means that foods like bacon retain flavor better while reheating.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to reheat food, consider buying an air fryer.

That is why bacon is one of my favorite foods to reheat using an air fryer.