How to Reheat Onion Rings – A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Reheat Onion Rings: A Step-by-Step Guide
Guide to Reheating Onion Rings

Crunch, yum, crunch, yum, crunch, yum (repeat 10 times or more). That little exercise is the process needed to enjoy super-tasty onion rings. When you start eating one, you just can’t stop until they are done. Onion rings are great to eat and are the perfect compliment with the right comfort food.

If you want to know how to reheat onion rings, so that they are super crispy and delicious, then you need to check out the super-quick guide below.

Can Onion Rings Be Reheated?

Can Onion Rings Be Reheated?
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The answer is yes and no.

Yes – You can essentially reheat any leftovers you have, but it’s how you reheat them that determines if they go on your plate or in the trash bin.

No – If onion rings are reheated using the wrong method, they will turn out soggy and nothing close to the crunchy goodness you had the day before.

Nonetheless, if you’re looking to reheat onion rings, so they maintain that delicious crunch, then keep on reading to see our top 3 recommended methods.

3 Best Ways to Reheat Onion Rings

3 Best Ways to Reheat Onion Rings

If you are looking to reheat onions rings and have them taste like when you first had them (or as close as possible), then you have a couple of reheating options available.

You can use:

  • The oven/toaster oven
  • The air fryer
  • A Broiler

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Method 1: Reheating Using the Oven/Toaster Oven

If you want to have crispy reheated onion rings that match up perfectly with your reheated burger or fries, then you definitely need to put them in the oven.

This will allow them to be heated properly and also maintain their crispness.


  1. Turn on oven and heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wrap onion rings in foil and place in oven.
  3. Heat for about 10-15 minutes, checking to ensure that they are heated properly.
  4. When done right, the rings should be piping hot, crispy and ready to enjoy.

Method 2: Reheating Using the Air Fryer

The air fryer is an excellent option to use if you are looking to reheat onion rings without getting them soggy and mushy.

This method does not take a long time and you should have them heated and ready to eat in under 10 minutes.


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the onion rings in the air fryer basket and let them heat up for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Shake the basket.
  4. Let the onion rings heat up for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Once heated, remove the basket from the air fryer and serve.

Method 3: Stovetop/Deep Fryer Re

While not the best, you can try to reheat your onion rings by refrying them.

The big con to this is that you will be already fried food back in hot oil. There is a chance that the onion rings will get soggy and not necessarily crispy. It is also not the healthiest option.


  1. Heat up a pan with oil.
  2. Place onion rings in and re-fry them until they are heated up and ready to be enjoyed.
  3. Remove and place on paper towels (to soak up the excess oil) and then serve.

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Do Not Microwave Onion Rings

The microwave is a pretty good reheating option for specific types of foods, it is not a good choice for onion rings.

Microwaving fried foods to reheat them is a big NO-NO!

What will generally happen is that instead of the fried foods turning out crispy, they’ll usually turn out soggy and trash bin status.

Use any of the methods we mentioned earlier to reheat onion rings and stay away from the microwave.

Wrapping it up

There you have it, the 3 best ways to get onion rings warmed up and reheated properly.

All three methods mentioned in this article will get the job done.

Of course, if you have any other suggestions for how to reheat onion rings, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

2 thoughts on “How to Reheat Onion Rings – A Step-by-Step Guide”

  1. I am soooo glad – found your site. Living alone – I’m always either eat too much or have leftovers..which 1/2 the time get tossed out…what a waste! These tips will help me save a bunch of money(and help me avoid eating the whole batch). Yum Thanks!

  2. I thought about the toaster oven on my own–and when I saw your suggestion=(toaster oven)–I said yeh!!!–One suggestion I might have-Don’t wrap them in foil for it creates steam and makes them soggy-placing them on foil works great reflecting as they re-heat!!!—-:) maybe that”s what you meant.


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