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October 26, 2023

How to Clean Air Fryer

how to clean air fryer

Experts advise regularly cleaning your air fryer to reduce grime build-up. Soaking the basket, insert and drawer isn't enough if there are stubborn spots; use a paste made with baking soda and water instead for tough spots.

Before disassembling and cleaning any removable parts from your appliance, unplug and let it cool before unplugging and unplugging it again. Next, carefully unbolt all removable parts before washing them in warm soapy water for proper hygiene.

Cleaning the Basket

Air fryers can create some truly remarkable cuisine, so it's essential that they remain clean. Doing so will prevent the build-up of odors and grease that could negatively alter future meals.

After each use of your air fryer, make sure that its basket, drawer and any removable pieces are soaked in hot water containing some drops of dish soap to help break down grease and grime build-up. This should allow it to return back into its proper state more quickly.

Baking soda paste may also help remove stubborn grease build-up on air fryers. Combine a small amount of baking soda with water to form a thick paste. Apply this to all areas that have become oily before leaving it alone for several minutes before wiping off with a non-abrasive sponge to eliminate all traces of paste and any remaining traces of grease.

However, do not submerge the actual air fryer appliance in water as this could damage it. Instead, soak its basket and grates in warm soapy water instead.

Cleaning the Interior

Air fryers allow you to create tasty fried food fast with high heat and crispy crusts - but they require regular cleaning as they can become clogged with food particles and oil, leading to foul smells in your air fryer.

Before taking steps to unassemble and clean the basket, tray, or pan, it is recommended to wipe down all removable components using warm soapy water or place them in your dishwasher (as per manufacturer instructions). In addition, use damp cloth with baking soda on it to wipe down its heating element for further sanitation.

To tackle tough spots like baked-on grease, combine one tablespoon of dish soap with one cup of water and one tablespoon of baking soda into a paste using soft brushes or old toothbrushes dipped into it, before applying with soft brushes directly to problem areas. Rinse all components once complete before reassembling your air fryer.

Cleaning the Heating Element

If you want your air fryer to continue functioning optimally, regular maintenance must include cleaning it. Otherwise, crumbs and grease could build up and cause unpleasant odors while creating uneven heat distribution resulting in smelly smoke or uneven temperatures.

To keep your air fryer working optimally, use a damp sponge or cloth moistened with dish soap to wipe down every removable piece of the device - paying particular attention to its grates which tend to collect debris that's difficult to reach with regular sponges.

An old toothbrush can also help reach those hard-to-reach places around and underneath the heating element, so be careful when handling any removable parts that might get in your way. Be extra gentle so as not to damage any electrical wires or circuits behind the element! For added safety, soak any removable pieces in hot, soapy water for several minutes if necessary.

Cleaning the Exterior

Just like any kitchen appliance that generates intense heat, an air fryer can quickly accumulate grime on its exterior, impeding its ability to properly heat foods or leading to burnt tastes in your dishes. Luckily, cleaning an air fryer is straightforward; most common household items will suffice.

Before beginning to clean your air fryer, ensure the appliance and all removable parts are cool. Start by wiping down its outer surface using a cloth or sponge dipped in warm soapy water; wipe away any stuck-on debris with an nonabrasive brush; if your air fryer features a removable basket, take time to take apart and wash it separately in hot, soapy water.

Once finished, use a damp cloth to wipe down the heating coil and check for oil residue, as well as any removable trays or baskets that might exist. Allow everything including all removable parts to completely dry before reassembling them.