How to Clean an Air Fryer Correctly

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Once you introduce an air fryer to your kitchen, you best believe it will turn into one of your most frequently used devices. This device can expertly cook anything from Brussel sprouts to pancakes at the push of a few buttons. But while this appliance is so easy to use, cleaning it can seem daunting at first. However, maintaining your air fryer is important if you want optimal cooking results. Here’s how to tackle this task in the simplest way possible.

Tips for Cleaning an Air Fryer

  1. Don’t submerge the unit in water. This will damage the electronics and is likely to ruin your air fryer.
  2. Use a damp cloth to clean the metal parts. Scouring pads or abrasive sponges can damage the non-stick coating.
  3. If you notice foul odor coming out of your air fryer, you can put half a lemon in the basket and let it sit for about 30 minutes before cleaning.

How Often Should I Clean the Air Fryer?

The short answer is after each use. Each time you use the air fryer, wash the basket, tray, and pan with soap and warm water. Then quickly clean the interior using a damp cloth. Assemble it after all the parts have dried.