Air Fryer Cleaning

Air fryers (USA) (Canada) have become a popular kitchen appliance, and for good reason. They are so convenient and everything you cook in them comes out crispy and delicious.

It’s important to regularly clean and maintain your air fryer to ensure it continues to work efficiently.

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It’s a quick and easy process that should be done every time you use it to prevent the buildup of grease and leftover foods. 

1. Unplug your air fryer and allow it to cool completely before cleaning. This is important to prevent any risk of burns or accidents.

2. Remove the basket and tray from the air fryer. You have 3 options for cleaning the basket:

  • Some air fryers have dishwasher-safe parts so that you can place them in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. 
  • Our favorite product is Dawn® Powerwash Dish Spray (USA) (Canada). Just spray, let it sit for a few minutes, then use a scrub brush or non-abrasive sponge to clean any grease or food residue. Rinse thoroughly and dry. 
  • Blue Dawn® dish soap (USA) (Canada) and water is a great option if you don’t have any Powerwash.  Wash in a sink of hot soapy water, then rinse and dry.

3. Wipe down the inside of the air fryer with a clean cloth, hot water and your Dawn® product of choice. Pay extra attention to any greasy spots or buildup. Rinse away any product residue using a clean damp cloth. You may need to wipe areas several times.

4. Use a dry scrub brush to remove any stubborn food particles stuck in the heating element or vents of the air fryer. Be gentle and avoid wetting the electric coil, so you don’t damage the appliance.

5. Once everything is clean, let all parts dry thoroughly. Reassemble the air fryer and plug it back in.

If you’re concerned about any residual odors or cleaning agents, run it for a few minutes without any food to burn them off.

6. Wipe down the exterior using your Dawn® of choice. For that extra sparkle, use Windex® (USA) (Canada) (for a plastic exterior) or Wiemans® Stainless Steel Cleaner (USA) (Canada) (for a metal exterior) to shine it up like a pretty penny. 

By following these simple steps each time you use it, you’ll keep your air fryer in tip-top shape and be ready to try out all the wild recipes social media throws at you! 

Need help with cleaning your other small appliances? We have instructions for blenders, coffee makers, and toasters on our blog here


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