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How To Clean An Air Fryer

Sep. 01, 2021

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So you got an air fryer? Here’s how you clean it.

Do you have an air fryer? If you have used it, you will know that these trendy kitchen gadgets can still let you enjoy all the fried foods you like with less fat and calories. But you are still frying after all, which means you have to deal with some fat. Good news? This is an air fryer, so you will have less greasy residue than if you use a fryer.


Tips for cleaning the air fryer

1. Before you clean your air fryer in depth, learn the precautions for air fryer maintenance.

2. Do not use metal utensils, sponges or steel wire brushes to remove food residues from the air fryer. This may destroy the non-stick coating on the air fryer.

3. Do not submerge the air fryer in water. The main component is the electrical appliance, so this will ruin it.

4. If you find a smell in your air fryer, you can put half a lemon in the basket and let it sit for 30 minutes before washing.


How often to clean the air fryer

Every time you use the air fryer, wash the baskets, trays, and pans with soap and warm water, or put them in the dishwasher. (Please refer to the user manual to ensure that these parts can be used for dishwasher cleaning.) You should also use a damp cloth and wipe a little dish soap on it to quickly clean the interior. Dry all parts and reassemble.

Although it is not necessary to take these steps after every use, occasionally cleaning the following parts will make your air fryer work properly. Wipe the exterior with a damp cloth every once in a while. You should also check the heating coil for oil or residue. If you notice some buildup, let the machine cool down and wipe it with a damp cloth.


How to deep clean the air fryer

If you have cleaned the air fryer thoroughly for a minute, or you just don’t know where to start, please continue reading our instructions on how to clean the air fryer from start to finish.

Here is what you need:

1. Wet microfiber cloth or non-abrasive sponge

2. Dish soap

3. Baking soda

4. Soft brush

5. Clean, dry cloth


1. First unplug your air fryer. Let cool for about 30 minutes.

2. Take out the basket and pans and wash them with hot soapy water. If these parts have been baked with grease or food, let these parts soak in hot soapy water for at least 10 minutes and then scrub them with a non-abrasive sponge. Some parts may be dishwasher safe, so if you prefer to use a dishwasher, please refer to your manual.

3. Use a damp microfiber cloth or non-abrasive sponge, and add a little detergent to wipe the inside. Wipe off the soap with a clean damp cloth.

4. Turn the appliance upside down and wipe the heating element with a damp cloth or sponge.

5. If there is baking or hard residue on the main utensil, stir with water and baking soda to form a paste. Brush the paste into the residue with a soft brush, and then wipe it off with a clean cloth.

6. Wipe the exterior with a damp cloth. Wipe off the soap with a clean damp cloth.

7. Dry all detachable parts and main parts before reassembling.

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