Many people know the benefits of air frying, but they are often worried about the clean up. The most common question is can I clean an air fryer? This article will answer that question and provide you with some helpful tips on how to remove grease from an air fryer.
Air fryers are a perfect kitchen appliance that can help you to easily and quickly prepare delicious meals. In fact, the best air fryers make food up to 50% less greasy than some traditional deep frying techniques. However, sometimes, frying becomes messy and not so clean at all. As your food cooks in the hot oil, grease tends to stick and builds upon the surface of your machine’s metal parts. When this occurs, there are easy ways to safely and effectively remove this gunk.
Many household cleaners contain ingredients that can quickly break down the oil, including vinegar and baking soda. Simply add a few drops of these substances to your hot pan with a drop or two of water, and let them sit for a few minutes before you wipe clean with a paper towel. Even better, try a commercial spray cleaner like Bar Keepers Friend, which was specifically designed to tackle burnt-on gunk and grime from all kitchen appliances. The key here is to apply the cleaner and let it sit for a bit, then wipe it off and rinse. If you still see any stuck-on bits, repeat the process.
Table of Contents
- How to Remove Grease From Air Fryer
- How to Clean the Air Fryer Heating Element and Inside an Air Fryer
- Can I Use Vinegar and Baking Soda to Clean an Air Fryer?
- What is the Best Air Fryer Degreaser and Cleaning Spray?
- Benefits of removing the grease from your air fryer
- Can I Clean the Air Fryer Components on Dishwasher?
- How to deep clean your air fryer for bigger messes
- What to avoid using when cleaning your air fryer
- What makes a good air fryer basket?
- How You Can Clean Baked on Grease from Air Fryer
- Method To Clean Baked On Grease From Air Fryer
- How to Clean Air Fryer Oven Glass
- What are the Other Ways to Clean the Grease?
How to Remove Grease From Air Fryer
The first step is to unplug your fryer and allow it to cool down before you touch it. Next, use a cooling rack or paper towel to remove any excess oil or water that may be dripping off of your appliance. If there are any leftover food particles on the inside of your appliance, use a brush with hot water to scrub them away gently (check out our blog post on cleaning products). Finally, soak all removable parts in hot soapy water for ten minutes before washing them by hand or placing
How to Clean the Air Fryer Heating Element and Inside an Air Fryer
To clean the air fryer heating element, unplug the air fryer and remove the basket. Soak the heating element in a vinegar and water solution for 30 minutes. Rinse the heating element with water and let it air dry. To clean the inside of the air fryer, unplug the air fryer and remove the basket. Pour a little warm water into the air fryer. Use a sponge to wipe away any grease or food particles. Let the air fryer air dry before using it again. To clean the outside of the air fryer, use a damp cloth to wipe away any dirt and grime.
Safety Tips & Maintenance
Use the air fryer according to the manufacturer’s directions. If you have an instruction manual for your air fryer, follow the directions in it. I use the small air fryer for this recipe. If you have a larger air fryer, you may want to double the recipe. I would recommend using a cake pan rather than a loaf pan to double the recipe. It fits better in the large air fryer and the bread cooks more evenly.
The air fryer is not quite hot enough to bake bread without adding some extra heat. So I preheat the oven to 325°F while the bread is rising. Then I open the oven door just a crack, turn on the broiler, and place the baking sheet (with or without the bread) on the bottom rack of the oven. This prevents the top of the bread from getting too brown while the bottom gets cooked through.
If the air fryer is not hot enough to bake the bread, then I remove it from the pan, invert it onto a large plate or cookie sheet, and put it in the oven. The bread will crisp up as it cools. If you’re going to store the bread in a plastic bag, punch some holes in the bag before inverting the bread onto the plate or cookie sheet. Otherwise, you’ll be vacuuming up small crumbs the next time you bake.
Can I Use Vinegar and Baking Soda to Clean an Air Fryer?
Vinegar and baking soda are both effective at cleaning surfaces. When used together, they can be especially effective at cleaning an air fryer.
How to Clean an Air Fryer: Step By Step
Step 1: Remove any food.
If you have used your air fryer in the last 24 hours, you can skip this step. Otherwise, take out any food and wipe down the interior of the machine with a damp cloth or paper towel.
Step 2: Clean the exterior.
Next, wash the outside of the machine with warm water and dish soap. After washing, disinfect the machine by wiping it down with a mixture of 1 part bleach and 9 parts water. Then, rinse off the bleach solution and dry the machine. Be sure to wipe away any bleach residue.
For spots or stains on the interior of the washer, you can use dish soap mixed with water. You may also want to try baking soda or vinegar as both work well on mildew.
What is the Best Air Fryer Degreaser and Cleaning Spray?
There are a few different air fryer degreaser and cleaning sprays on the market, but which one is the best? In general, the best air fryer degreaser and cleaning spray is one that is easy to use, affordable, and effective. Some of the most popular air fryer degreaser and cleaning sprays include the following:
Cooking Sprays: Cooking sprays are a popular choice for degreasing and cleaning air fryers.
Olive Oil: Many air fryer owners use olive oil to remove the grease and residue from their devices. For deep cleaning, it can be poured into a pan and heated in the air fryer for 30 minutes.
Dishwasher Detergent: Dishwasher detergent can be added to warm water and poured into an air fryer. It will foam up, so make sure you have enough room to accommodate it. You can mix in a little vinegar if you like.
Dishwasher detergent can be added to warm water and poured into an air fryer. It will foam up, so make sure you have enough room to accommodate it. You can mix in a little vinegar if you like.
Coffee: Air fryers are great for cooking ground coffee. Just pour it into a dish and cook it until the coffee is ground.
Air fryers are great for cooking ground coffee.
Benefits of removing the grease from your air fryer
If you’re like most people, you love the taste of fried food but you don’t love the unhealthy effects that come with it. The good news is that you can enjoy your favorite fried foods without all of the guilt by using an air fryer. However, if you don’t clean your air fryer regularly, the grease will build up and it will start to produce an unpleasant odor. That’s why it’s important to regularly clean your air fryer.
Can I Clean the Air Fryer Components on Dishwasher?
The answer to this question is yes, you can clean the air fryer components on the dishwasher. However, you will need to make sure that the dishwasher is set to a gentle cycle and that you do not use any harsh chemicals or detergents when cleaning the air fryer.
How to deep clean your air fryer for bigger messes
Deep cleaning your air fryer is not as daunting as it may seem. In fact, it is a fairly simple process that only requires a few common household items. All you need is a dishwasher safe bowl, hot water, dish soap, and a sponge. First, remove the removable parts of the air fryer and place them in the bowl. Next, fill the bowl with hot water and dish soap. Place the basket into the air fryer, close the lid and let it sit for a few minutes. Place the basket in the dishwasher and load it with the other dishes. Once everything is clean, simply wipe down the basket and all of the removable parts of the air fryer with a damp sponge and dry them off with a paper towel.
What to avoid using when cleaning your air fryer
Air fryers are a great way to cook food without all of the added oil, but there are some things you should avoid using when cleaning your air fryer. Do not use any harsh chemicals or abrasive materials when cleaning your air fryer, as they can damage the surface. Air fryers are more than just a kitchen appliance, they are also an investment. Make sure you are cleaning your air fryer properly to ensure it lasts you many years to come.
What makes a good air fryer basket?
In our opinion, the best type of basket is one that allows the food to brown and crisp up on the outside while being cooked properly on the inside. It is possible to get air fryers with a non-stick basket, but as you are going to be cooking food in oil for most of the time, these types of baskets will not last long.
How You Can Clean Baked on Grease from Air Fryer
If your air fryer has built-up grease on it, you can clean it using a few simple steps. First, unplug the air fryer and allow it to cool completely. Next, remove the cooking basket and drawer, and then use a damp cloth to wipe down the inside of the air fryer. If any grease is stubbornly stuck to the surface, you can use gentle dish soap to help loosen it. Once the grease is removed, set the air fryer aside to cool before plugging it back in.
How to Clean Air Fryer Ovens Every once in a while, you may need to clean your air fryer’s heating elements. The internal heating coils can build up with debris and debris over time, which can cause them to malfunction.
Method To Clean Baked On Grease From Air Fryer
If your air fryer starts to smell like it’s burning food, it’s probably because of baked-on grease. To clean this off, fill the fryer with hot water and dish soap, and let it soak for a while. If there’s any stubborn grease that won’t budge, you can use a paper towel or spray some gentle dish soap into the fryer and swish it around.
How to Clean Air Fryer Oven Glass
A glass top on your air fryer can get stained with grease and food if you use it without cleaning it.
What are the Other Ways to Clean the Grease?
There are many ways to clean the grease from your kitchen. You can use a commercial cleaner, a homemade cleaner, or a natural cleaner. Commercial cleaners are designed for tough grease that comes out of hard-to-reach areas.
If you want to buy one, make sure it has a pleasant smell and is made of non-toxic ingredients. You can also make your own homemade cleaner. Here are some natural alternatives to buying commercial cleaners.
Dish Soap: You can make dish soap that works for you by using mild vinegar and salt.
Banana peels: To clean the grease from your air fryer, use one of your favorite banana recipes. They work best for cleaning the grease from electrical appliances and in the oven.
Zesty Lemon Curd: This is a great recipe that works well for cleaning up any mess you make. Just remember to scrub the sides of the air fryer with a plastic or rubber scraper.
Cinnamon or Clove Oil: You can clean with cinnamon and clove oil. Just make sure you use a mixture that won’t burn your skin or set your hair on fire.
Food makes a mess: So here are some ideas on how to deal with the little messes you find yourself making all the time.
Kitchen paper: I use plenty of kitchen paper when I clean up, sometimes as much as 3 rolls (worth the price) to get all the cooking grease out of my air fryer. I even use a dusting brush with some flour mixed in to take off the debris and sticky residue on the walls. After I clean, I do not like to use a lot of flour.
Dish towels: Another good solution is to get some high-quality dish towels. These things are really expensive, but they last longer than you think and I find it is nice to have a few spare towels on hand.
I really hope this helps you think about not just the clean-up after you make your dishes, but also a few other factors that can make your life easier: Having a spacious kitchen/kitchen table with an extended counter area to dry dishes.
Be sure to also invest in some dish drying racks that are specifically made for air fryers, these things are so much easier to use. Having one also saves you from all the mess on your air fryer when you don’t have a drying rack.