Small home appliances have become popular in recent years, and air fryer is one of the most popular ones. It does not require cumbersome cooking steps, no thick smoke and oil stains, and you can taste the delicious food made by star chefs.
Although the air fryer is easy to use, it must be cleaned in time, otherwise, the internal oil will contaminate the food along with the hot air circulation. Here are some tips to help you get better cleaning on your air fryer.
Use Lemon Juice and Vinegar for Deodorization
If your air fryer starts to smell bad, two common things in the kitchen can help you.
Place a plate in the fryer, add equal parts lemonade and white vinegar to the plate, then turn on the air fryer for two minutes, the vinegar and lemon juice will evaporate to remove the air fryer odor.
Baking Soda Helps Soften Stains
There are a lot of cases where brushing the basket after a meal becomes more and more difficult to remove over time. In this case, make a paste with baking soda and water. The baking soda will help soften the dirt and make it easier to clean.
Clean the Basket with a Microfiber Cloth
Never use steel wool or other abrasive cleaning tools that will damage the nonstick coating on the fryer surface. A soft, absorbent microfiber cloth that is one of the best cleaning tool choices.
Scrub with a Brush
For some stubborn stains or gaps that are not easy to clean, you can use a soft brush, be careful not to use a hard brush, which will easily scratch the fryer coating.
Vinegar Solution Soak
The holes in the frying basket are very easy to hide dirt and dirt, and it is very inconvenient to clean. Use a 1:1 mixture of white vinegar and water to soak it, and then use a brush to clean it.
Cleaning the Heating Element
The heating element is a place that is easily overlooked in cleaning. Too much grease on the heating element will affect the heating effect, and there will be excess oil fume. To clean the heating element, you can just use a semi-damp cloth wipe it.
MEET THE FOUNDER
Can I put the air fryer basket directly in the dishwasher？
Most air fryers have dishwasher-safe removable parts. Put the pan and basket in a rack inside your dishwasher and run it as normal to wash them easily.
Check the owner’s manual for your air fryer if you’re not sure whether the parts are dishwasher safe.
Other Air Fryer Cleaning Skills You Should Notice
Clean in Time
(1) After each use, don't leave it alone, soak it in hot water and then clean it. Otherwise, when you remember to clean it, the food residue inside will stick to it, which will increase the difficulty of cleaning.
(2)Don't add unnecessary workload to yourself because of temporary laziness. During this time period, it will also produce dirt and breed bacteria. You have to clean it up timely.
(1) If you think it is difficult to clean and maintain, you can spray oil on the fryer or cover it with baking paper, which can reduce the difficulty of cleaning, simplify the cleaning process, and save time.
(2) Turn on the power first, let the pot preheat first, and then spray some cooking oil in the pot, or cover it with baking paper, to prevent the meat from sticking and do not need to be cleaned again.
(3) After covering with baking paper, it may affect the speed of the ingredients. The cooking time and temperature need to be increased, and you must control it yourself.
After cleaning the basket of the air fryer, especially in the case of hand-washing, turn the cleaned basket upside down to ensure that the residual water flows out and ensure the cleanliness of the next use.
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