Sep 01, 2023

How to clean your air fryer and get rid of grease

Many Britons will regularly use an air fryer as it is a speedy and affordable way to make meals.

If using one frequently, it needs to be thoroughly cleaned. Experts have shared how to do this simply by using soapy water.

Experts at RGBDirect shared their step-by-step guide on getting the air fryer looking as good as new.

"Before starting the cleaning process, make sure the air fryer is unplugged and completely cool," they stated.

Hot soapy water and a sponge can get rid of tough stains


"Take out all removable parts and accessories such as the cooking basket, tray, and any other components that are dishwasher-safe.

"Empty any excess crumbs, oil, or food particles from the bottom of the air fryer. Dispose of them properly."

After making these preparations, homeowners can freshen up their air fryer with soapy water.

The experts continued: "If the cooking basket and tray are dishwasher-safe, you can place them in the dishwasher for cleaning.

"Alternatively, you can soak them in warm, soapy water to loosen any stubborn residue."

Using a cloth or sponge, clean all parts of the air fryer.

"Wipe the interior of the air fryer with a damp, soft cloth or sponge," the experts said.

"If there are stuck-on bits, use a soft-bristle brush or non-abrasive scrubbing pad to gently remove them. Be careful not to damage the non-stick coating.

"Use a soft brush or cloth to gently clean the heating element, if accessible. Do this carefully to avoid damaging the element.


Simple cleaning tactics can freshen up an airy fryer


"Clean the exterior of the air fryer with a damp cloth.

"Avoid using abrasive or harsh cleaning materials that could damage the finish."

Once finished cleaning, it's time to dry the parts and reassemble them.

The experts added: "Put all the removable parts back in place once they are completely dry."