Deep Fryer Cleaning: What Is The Best Way To Do It?

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Updated on 26 Jul 2023
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Cleaning a deep fryer? The deep fryer is used in many households. The food it cooks is also heartily delicious, in its time. Yet cleaning it is not everyone’s most favorite chore. This is not surprising either, the frying fat that has burned in can sometimes be really desperately annoying.

While preparing food in the fryer is incredibly easy, cleaning it is not so good. Still, there are a number of tips that will help you turn that tedious chore into a slightly easier job. Today I’ll take a quick look at those tips with you.

What is the best way to clean them?

There are a number of ways you can clean your deep fryer. So how do you do it best?


Dishwashing liquid is in itself a great method because it has a degreasing effect and thus can be used to clean the inside of the pan and also the basket. To do this, fill the sink with water, add a little detergent and clean the parts with a highly concentrated detergent.

It’s easy, the downside is just that it takes time. In addition, stubborn dirt is a little more difficult to remove. Also, the hot water and detergent may need to be replaced several times. But if you clean the fryer regularly then it doesn’t have to be difficult at all. Often if you don’t clean it for a long time it is a tedious job, if you do it with regularity it is not so bad.

Dishwasher tablet

Then another way for cleaning your fryer, dishwasher. There are some parts that are dishwasher safe. Do check the instructions for use. In fact, this can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. It is important to be sure what the prescription is and what parts can and cannot go in the dishwasher.


If your fryer is not dishwasher safe, you can also clean it with baking soda. This is a fairly effective cleaner that can also get rid of caked on dirt and grease. You fill it around 75% with water and then add a couple of tablespoons of baking soda to the pan. You leave this for around 10 minutes.

Then you can turn it off again and empty the contents into the sink. Then you will get it nice and clean at least on the inside, and the outside a little easier, you don’t need baking soda for that!

Be very careful with the dosage of baking soda though, too much sofa can seriously damage the fryer and shorten the life of the appliance.

Deep fryer cleaner

Then finally, you can try the DIY solutions, these often work pretty well. But there are also cleaning products specifically for the fryer these days. These are specially made with an eye toward reducing certain effects that DIY solutions can have such as corroding the pan and shortening its lifespan.

Regularity and routine

Deep-frying grease is tremendously stubborn, which is why cleaning a deep fryer is not the most fun job. In fact, stubborn dirt during dishwashing is every professional cook’s worst nightmare, so it’s really understandable that you don’t like cleaning the fryer.

However, when you clean the fryer with regularity, the chore will already become a lot less annoying. Besides, when it is part of the routine instead of putting it in the cupboard immediately after frying, then it also becomes a kind of habituation and that also helps against you finding it a tedious chore to do.

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