If you have an air fryer, then you’re in for a treat. It helps you cook food with less fat and oil. Plus, cleaning it is also easy because you have less greasy residue than you would use a deep fryer or even a cooking pan. It’s healthy and convenient!
We’ll show 5 simple steps on how you can quickly clean your air fryer. These steps are guaranteed to make you realize how convenient it is to own an air fryer. So, let’s get started!
How Often Do You Need To Clean Your Air Fryer?
You need to clean your air fryer regularly. But don’t worry because gentle cleaning only involves removing the excess crumb and a quick wash after every use. If you do these regularly, you don’t need to deep clean your air fryer often.
Step 1: Unplug and let cool
The first thing is to always make sure that your air fryer is unplugged and cool when you decide to clean it. To help your air fryer cool quickly, leave your air fryer basket or door open.
Step 2: Remove the crumbs
Next, you want to remove the crumbs and other excess foods in the basket chamber. Sometimes small bits of food can get trapped beneath the basket and burn, so make sure you clean the inside as well.
Step 3: Wash the removable parts
Remove and wash in soapy water the removable parts such as the basket, tray, or pan. You can wash it by hand using a non-abrasive sponge or put it in the dishwasher. Most air fryers have dishwasher-safe pieces, but to be sure, you can check the manual. Let the parts dry completely after washing.
Step 4: Wipe the interior and exterior
Simply use a damp cloth to wipe down the exterior of your air fryer to remove any dirt or dust. For the interior, you need to use a small soft brush if you notice any food stuck on the heating coil. Just use the damp cloth to wipe the inside as well. This is mostly done during deep cleaning but if you have spare time, it’s best to clean the inside often. Remember to never submerge your air fryer in water.
Step 5: Remove baked-on grease
For baked-on grease that is difficult to remove, soak your basket or pan in hot water for 20 to 30 minutes. Then use a soft brush to remove it.
And just like that, your air fryer is good to go! Now that you’re done with the air fryer, you can focus on your next cleaning task. You can proceed to clean your stovetop or learn cleaning hacks for your microwave.