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How to Clean an Air Fryer

Learn how to clean your air fryer the right way to avoid damaging it. Getting stuck on grease off, has never been easier!
Cleaning Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • sponge
  • dry towel
  • soft cleaning brush
  • dish soap

Instructions

  • Unplug the air fryer and let it cool down.
  • Remove the basket from the air fryer. Most models have a removable basket that can be easily lifted out.
  • Empty the contents of the basket into the trash. Be sure to shake it out well so that any small bits of food are removed. If you have stuck on food clogging up the holes, you can use a toothpick to help remove them. Do NOT use metal in your air fryer basket. Wash with warm soapy water with a soft cloth or scratch-proof sponge and let dry.
  • Wipe down the inside of the air fryer with a damp cloth. You may need to use a little bit of soap to remove any stubborn grease or food stains. Be sure to dry it off completely before moving on to the next step.
  • Replace the basket and put it back into the air fryer.
  • Wipe down the outside of the air fryer with a damp cloth. Again, you may need to use a little bit of soap to remove any fingerprints or smudges.