How to clean an air fryer
1. Let the air fryer cool completely – they can get very hot when cooking, so unplug it after use and wait until it’s cool before cleaning. Don’t leave it too long or you’ll end up with solidified fat which is trickier to remove.
2. Take the air fryer apart – most come with a removable basket and tray that either slot inside or is attached to the handle. Either way, this should lift away from the basket itself. Both need to be cleaned.
There’s also the inside of the air fryer itself, which does not have to be cleaned after every use, but it is still good to clean every once in a while.
3. Get scrubbing – submerge the basket and tray into warm water and use a soft-bristled brush and washing up liquid to remove the grease.
To prolong the life of the machine, don’t use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning methods as most air fryer baskets have a non-stick coating which makes the cooking process easier but can be scrubbed off if not cared for.