Cleaning Airfryer: Tips and Tricks You Need To Know

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Updated on 26 Jul 2023

An Airfryer is extremely easy to use, and also easy to clean. An Airfryer has parts that can be detached from its body and put in the dishwasher.

You can also maintain the Airfryer by hand. There are a number of tips and tricks for this. If you know them, you will keep your Airfryer clean very easily!

Cleaning the basket

The basket of an Airfryer is very easy to clean. You can simply put it in the dishwasher. You can also just clean it by hand. To do this, use degreaser, dish soap and water. This can be done in the sink, and in the pan of the Airfryer itself. This can be washed immediately and this tip will save you a lot of time! However, it is important to let the pan cool down for 30 minutes immediately after use.

Leave the basket in the sink for at least 10 minutes or in the pan of the Airfryer with some detergent and warm water. After this, remove the caked-on residue with a soft brush. Just be careful of the non-stick coating! Do not use metal tools, scouring pads or aggressive cleaning agents.

Cleaning the pan

The pan is not difficult to clean. You can simply put it in the dishwasher. It is possible to clean it by hand. For this you only need some water and dishwashing liquid. Again, it is definitely recommended to clean the pan together with the basket. This saves an enormous amount of time!

Clean the pan with warm water, degreaser and dish soap. Basically, it’s the same routine as with the basket. Since these two belong together and you clean them the same way by hand, it is advisable to clean them together.

If it does not smell fresh after cleaning you can also rub the pan and the basket with lemon juice. This provides a neutralizing smell. You can just use a lemon for this, rub the pan with this and then place it back in the appliance. If you leave this for half an hour and rinse the basket and pan well I promise you, it works wonders for foul odors!

The heating element

The heating element is a little more difficult to clean. It should never, ever be removed from its place. Simply clean it with a soft brush and a not too aggressive detergent. Do not use metal tools or even scouring pads for cleaning.

If you want to get to the heating element properly, a good tip is to turn the unit over. Make sure to remove all loose parts. For the tricky corners of the heat element, you can use a small toothbrush.

Cleaning the exterior

Apart from the traditional fryer, the Airfryer does not have the disadvantage of getting greasy on the outside. When the outside gets dirty, because yes that can happen with any appliance, you can clean it with a damp cloth. So the inside can be cleaned with warm water and detergent and a cloth or brush.

What can go in the dishwasher?

Which parts of the Airfryer can go in the dishwasher? You can clean the pan and the basket in the dishwasher. All accessories that are available for an Airfryer can withstand the dishwasher.

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