Avoid Mistake: Do’s & Don’t of Cleaning Air Fryer 

Let’s learn the do’s and don’ts of cleaning air fryer maintenance before you deep clean your air fryer.

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Avoid using metal utensils, abrasive sponges, or steel wire brushes to remove residue from your air fryer .Your air fryer’s non stick coating may be damaged as a result of this.

Submerge your air fryer in water only if absolutely necessary. Because the main unit is an electric appliance, this will cause it to malfunction.

If your air fryer is emitting a bad stench, place half a lemon in the basket and set it aside for 30 minutes before cleaning.


How Often Should Your Air Fryer Be Cleaned?

Following Each Use

Wash the basket, tray, and pan with soap and warm water each time you use your air fryer, or put them in the dishwasher. (Make sure these pieces are dishwasher safe by consulting the owner’s manual.) You should also clean the interior with a moist cloth and a small amount of dish dishwashing detergent. Reassemble after drying all of the pieces.


After a couple of uses

Though these actions aren’t required after every usage, doing them on a regular basis will keep your air fryer in good working order. Wipe off the outside with a moist towel every now and then. You should also look for any oil or residue on the heating coil. Allow the machine to cool before wiping it down with a moist cloth if there is any build-up.


How to Clean an Air Fryer Thoroughly

If it’s been a while since you cleaned your air fryer, or you’re not sure where to begin, keep reading for step-by-step instructions on how to clean an air fryer.


Here’s everything you’ll need to get started:

  • a damp microfiber cloth or a sponge that isn’t abrasive
  • Soap for dishes
  • Baking Soda
  • Scrub brush with soft bristles
  • a dry, clean rag.

    1.  To begin, unplug your air fryer. Allow for 30 minutes of cooling time.

    2.  Remove the baskets and pans from the oven and wash them in hot, soapy water. Allow these pieces to soak in hot soapy water for at least 10 minutes before washing with a non-abrasive sponge if any of them have baked-on fat or food. Some of the pieces may be dishwasher friendly; if you want to clean in the dishwasher, consult your instructions.

  1. Wipe out the interior with a damp microfiber cloth or a non-abrasive sponge dampened with dish soap. Wipe the soap with clean cloth.
  2. the appliance upside down and clean the heating element with a moist cloth or sponge.
  3. Make a paste with water and baking soda if there is any baked-on or hard residue on the primary appliance. Using a soft-bristle scrub brush, scrape the paste into the residue and wipe away with a clean cloth.
  4. Wipe and clean the outside using a wet cloth. Wipe the soap with clean cloth.
  5. Before reassembling, make sure all removable parts and the main unit are completely dry.