How to Reheat Steak in an Air Fryer? So Easy!

Use your air fryer to reheat steak for the finest (reheated) steak you’ve ever tasted! If you’ve prepared steak and have leftovers, the easiest method to reheat it is in your air fryer. It’s fast and delicious; you can reheat your steak in less time than it takes your oven to heat up!

Can You Reheat Steak In An Air Fryer?

You certainly can. Also, reheating steak in the air fryer is INCREDIBLE. You see, if you reheat steak on the burner, you’re more likely to forget how long you’ve been warming it for or to use the incorrect temperature. Alternatively, grill the steak over a high heat.

While reheating steak in the air fryer, you may set the temperature and it will beep when it’s done. It’s similar to how you can manage the temperature when you perform sous vide.

What Is the Best Way to Reheat Steak?

As you might expect, the best way to reheat steak is in an air fryer.

The air fryer keeps your steak from drying out, allows you to cook leftover fries at the same time, and allows you to add more sauce to your steak for a wow effect.

Even better, with the air fryer, you can maintain the steak at the original temperature. If you like your steak medium rare, you’ll be glad to know that you can reheat it to the same temperature.

Assume you’re preparing your steak ahead of time. You may purposefully undercook your steak to ensure proper doneness.

How to Reheat Steak in an Air Fryer So Easy!
How to Reheat Steak in an Air Fryer? So Easy!

How to Reheat Steak in an Air Fryer?

Steak is one of those foods that, usually, does not reheat well the next day. That is, until I tried reheating steak in my air fryer.

As you are surely aware, warming leftover steak in the microwave or oven results in rubbery, unappealing beef. It can be reheated in the oven, although it takes a long time.

However, reheating leftover steak in an air fryer can result in a properly cooked steak in less time than it takes to heat up your oven. Yes, it will be a little more done than the first time you cooked it, but it will still be delicious and juicy (unlike the microwaved version).

Air frying is also an excellent method for cooking steak; see my recipes for air fryer steak and air fryer steak bits. If you’ve never done it before, it’s far faster and easier than shallow frying or grilling.

Scroll down for a printable recipe card on how to reheat steak in an air fryer, or continue reading for more information!


Leftover steak: thick cut steak yields the greatest results, and even better results if it was on the rare side to begin with. This is because the remaining steak will have enough time in the air fryer to reheat through before being entirely overdone.

When reheating steak in an air fryer, a brief spritz or light brush of olive oil can assist produce the best results.


Step 1: Take the steak out of the refrigerator and pat it dry. Brush or spritz the steak lightly with olive oil.

Step 2: Preheat the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 380°F/ 190°C. This is critical because you want the air fryer to be hot as soon as you set the steak in it to avoid it from getting overdone on the outside before the middle is warmed.

Step 3: Place the steak in the air fryer basket. If you’re reheating many pieces of steak, arrange them in a single layer. Make sure the steaks are not touching and that the hot air can reach all sides of the steak to properly reheat it. If you’re going to reheat more than one batch of steaks in your air fryer, group leftover steaks of comparable thickness together. Because steak thickness is the primary determinant of how long it takes to reheat, this will assist to avoid some steaks from getting overdone before others have warmed through.

Step 4: Air fried leftover steak for 2-3 minutes at 380°F/ 190°C. Check the internal temperature after each interval, flip the steak over, and continue warming until the steak reaches at least 110°F/43°C in the thickest portion.

Step 5: Serve with garlic butter or your favorite steak sauce and enjoy!

How Long Should Steak Be Reheated In An Air Fryer?

The time it takes to reheat leftovers depends on the thickness of the cut, but 3 to 5 minutes is generally plenty.

I always use an Instant-Read meat thermometer to ensure the middle is nice and heated before removing the steak.

How to Reheat Steak in an Air Fryer So Easy!
How to Reheat Steak in an Air Fryer? So Easy!

Tips For Reheating Steak

  • Thicker. Thicker steak will warm faster and stay juicier longer.
  • The steak will reheat better if it is served rare. If the steak was cooked to medium-rare before reheating, it will turn out better than if it was cooked to well done.
  • Added fat. When reheated, a fattier steak, such as ribeye, will be juicier than a thin steak.
  • More time. The length of time it takes for your steak to cook through will be determined by its thickness. If it’s a little thicker, it’ll take longer to heat through, so add 1 minute at a time.

How Do You Reheat a Steak Without Overcooking It?

The temperature is the key to reheating steak without overcooking or drying it out.

When reheating steak, the optimal temperature to reheat at is 160 degrees Celsius/320 degrees Fahrenheit with no preheat.

Can You Reheat Sliced Steak in Air Fryer?

Yes, you can absolutely reheat sliced steak in an air fryer; in the pictures, I did this. Just keep in mind that because the slices are thinner, they will cook much more quickly than a thicker steak.

Why Reheat Steak in Air Fryer Instead of An Oven?

Sometimes, especially during the summer when it’s too hot, you don’t want to simply turn on the oven. Your kitchen will get warm if you use the oven.

Due to the need to heat the steak at a lower temperature for a longer period of time, cooking the steak in the oven will also take longer.

How to Use Leftover Steak?

The air fryer is a great way to cook leftover steak. Here are some suggestions for how to use that steak as well as a recipe we use for leftovers.

  • Any salad should include the sliced steak.
  • Slice the steak very thinly, then combine with the tomato sauce.
  • Make a stroganoff with mushrooms and steak.
  • sandwich platters with cheese steaks.
  • Add to any dish with Asian noodle.
  • Include it when mixing roasted vegetables and potatoes.
  • Use in fajitas.
  • Add to omelets.
  • Mix into stirfries.
  • Eat it on its own.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is It Good to Reheat Steak in Air Fryer?

The air fryer is a tiny convection oven that cooks food quickly and evenly by circulating hot air around it. This is the perfect way to reheat steak because it will retain its juices and flavor, and won’t dry out like it would if you were to reheat it in the microwave or in the oven.

Is It Safe to Eat Leftover Steak?

It is safe to eat steak as long as it was refrigerated within two hours of being served.

How can steak be warmed up without becoming dry? Absolutely, and when heated in the air fryer, it will turn out perfectly.

How Long Can You Keep Leftover Steak in the Fridge?

For up to 4 days, leftover steak can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Does Steak Need to Be Flipped in Air Fryer?

Because of an air fryer’s powerful ability to circulate hot air around food, you technically do not need to flip. If you only cook one side of your steak, it will be done.

Can You Put Aluminum Foil in An Air Fryer?

Aluminum Foil in an Air Fryer: Is It Safe? It is absolutely safe to use aluminum foil in your air fryer. In fact, it might make air fryer cooking simpler.

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