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7 Tools and Tips You Need to REALLY Clean Your Air Fryer

Air fryers are the new “it” kitchen tool.

But a couple of months’ use probably has you wondering how to give that air fryer a deeper clean. Here are some tips, including the tools and products you should have handy in order to give your air fryer a thorough cleaning.

Use lemon juice and vinegar to get rid of odors

If your air fryer starts to get a little stinky, put a small oven-safe dish in the basket, add equal parts lemon juice and white vinegar to the dish (an ounce of each is enough), then turn your air fryer on for about two minutes.

Use a damp microfiber cloth to clean without damage

Rather than using tougher tools and risk ruining your brand new appliance, use a damp microfiber cloth to work on trouble spots. Follow a wipe-down with a dry buff to prevent water spots.

Try a baking soda and water paste to soften dried-on messes

If you have areas that aren’t getting clean with an attentive wipe-down, make a paste with baking soda and water. Baking soda won’t scratch the finish in your air fryer but will penetrate more stubborn messes.

Use a soft-bristled brush to loosen crumbs & baked-on food

A toothbrush can reach narrow crevices and cracks where food residue and crumbs gather. Use a soft-bristled one to loosen stuck-on dirt lodged in tricky spaces.

Use dish soap to easily lift grease

The longer grease stays in your unit, and the more times it gets re-heated, the sticker it gets. Dish soap dissolves grease and using your scrub brush to apply it will take care of many air fryer messes.

Soak your fryer basket in a vinegar solution

Mix a solution of half-vinegar, half-water and soak your basket for 15 minutes before scrubbing with your brush and rinsing.

Don’t forget to clean the heating element

Turn your air fryer upside down and check it when you do a deeper clean. If the heating element is dirty, you can wipe it down with a dry or very-lightly-damp microfiber cloth.

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