Learn How to Clean an
If you’re anything like us, you use your
And with all that cooking, it tends to get a little bit dirty. We used to dread cleaning it, thinking it took forever and was difficult to do. Then, we learned how to clean an
We’re never ones to gatekeep. So, we’re sharing all the nitty gritty details with you to help you learn how to clean an
How to Clean an
Below, we’ll walk you through the complete process of cleaning your
What You’ll Need
- Degreasing Dish Soap
- Soft-Bristled Brush
- Damp Cloth or Clean Paper Towels
How Do I Keep My
Air Fryer Clean?
- Prepare. First things first, always start by unplugging your
air fryerfrom any electrical outlets before you begin to avoid any accidents. Actually, we recommend always leaving your air fryerunplugged when it’s not in use. Then, allow it to cool down completely before you begin cleaning. We don’t want any burns!
- Disassemble. Next, remove the basket and interior pan from the
air fryer, separating any removal parts so they’re easier to clean.
- Wash. Using warm soapy water and a non-abrasive brush or sponge, clean off any debris from the
air fryercomponents. Alternatively, many air fryerpieces are dishwasher safe. Just be sure to check the label on your particular parts!
- Clean the Inside of the
Air Fryer. While the pieces are drying, wipe down the inside of the air fryerwith a damp cloth or sponge. Avoid using abrasive cleaners, as they can scratch the interior of the air fryer.
- Clean the Heating Element. Use a soft brush to remove any food particles or debris from the heating element. Do not use water to clean the heating element, as this can damage the
- Wipe Down the Exterior. Use a new damp cloth or sponge to wipe down the exterior of the
air fryer. Be careful not to get any water inside the air fryeras this can damage the heating element and cause electrical damage!
- Reassemble the
Air Fryer. Once everything is clean and dry, reassemble the air fryer, and it’s ready to use again!
Now that your
How Do I Remove Sticky Residue from My
Sometimes water and soap just aren’t enough to get rid of those super tough, sticky messes. In these instances, mix roughly ½ cup of baking soda with water to form a paste. Then, dab the mixture over the residue, and let it sit for a few minutes. Gently use a soft-bristled brush to scrub the area and wipe it off with a damp paper towel or cloth. To finish, follow with a dry cloth, and your
How Do I Get Rid of Smells?
If you cook a particularly strong-smelling food like lemon or garlic, you may find that the odor lingers in your
Can I Use
Parchment Paper or Foil to Help Keep My Air Fryer Clean?
We don’t recommend it. Some recipes may call for foil, but small pieces can break off and burn, creating a big mess and possibly damaging your device. If necessary, try using
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How to Clean an Air Fryer
- Unplug the air fryer, and let it cool completely.
- Remove all the parts. Wash them with warm, soapy water and a non-abrasive brush or sponge, removing all debris. Set aside to dry.
- Using a damp cloth, wipe down the inside of the air fryer. Dry it with a dry cloth.
- Use a soft-bristled brush to remove any food particles from the heating element. Do NOT use water!
- Using a damp cloth, wipe down the exterior of the air fryer, being careful not to get any water inside. Dry the device.