Airfryer cleaning: These are tips and tricks you need to know!

Airfryer
Updated on 03 Apr 2023

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

You can also maintain the Airfryer by hand. There are a number of tips and tricks. 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 a degreaser, washing-up liquid and water. This can be done in the sink, but also in the pan of the Airfryer itself. This can then also be washed immediately, 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 or in the pan of the Airfryer with some washing-up liquid and warm water for at least 10 minutes. After this, remove any caked-on residue with a soft brush. 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 either. You can simply put it in the dishwasher. It is also possible to clean it by hand. For this, you only need some water and washing-up liquid. Again, it is definitely recommended to clean the pan together with the basket. This saves a lot of time!

Clean the pan with warm water, degreaser and washing-up liquid. Basically, it’s the same routine as with the basket. As these two belong together and you clean them in the same way by hand, it is really advisable to clean them together.

If it doesn’t smell quite fresh after cleaning, you can also just rub the pan and basket with lemon juice. This provides a neutralising smell. You can also 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, it works wonders for foul odours!

The heating element

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

If you want to reach the heating element properly, a good tip is to turn the appliance 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 deep 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 simply clean it with a damp cloth. So the inside can be cleaned with warm water and washing-up liquid and a cloth or a brush.

What can go in the dishwasher?

Which parts of the Airfryer can go in the dishwasher? The pan and basket can be cleaned in the dishwasher. All the accessories available for an Airfryer can also withstand the dishwasher.

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