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Welcome to How To Clean Your Airfryer. Here at we have the Philips XL Airfryer and this is how we keep it clean, maintain it and make sure that it will last.

My first ever Airfryer that I bought was the Philips Airfryer (it was this one) and I am really proud to say that it lasted over 5 years.

Of course, as time went on it looked battered and bruised, just because it had received so much action.

But it still worked and it did an excellent job of cooking all the air fried food that we had fallen in love with.

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Cleaning & Maintaining Your Airfryer

You must appreciate that the Airfryer will lose its beautiful shiny just bought look and will need maintaining and looking after just like a new fridge freezer would.

I suggest that you do the following:

#1 Prevent Excessive Sticking

There will always be a lot of Airfryer recipes that will create a sticky mess of some kind or another. Think about each time you have chicken wings, chocolate chip cookies, chicken tikka or even pizza.

The mess is out of control and you can imagine spending hours and hours cleaning out your Airfryer.

I prevent my sticky food from sticking by using Airfryer Accessories.

Then it is very much like when you are using containers in the oven or under the grill and it means a lot less cleaning for your Airfryer.

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I use my grill pan when doing something that is likely to drip to below. That way it is just like grilling from a normal grill and you can then pour your leftovers that it has dripped through with, to the bin. Then you can simply wipe clean the grill pan when you have finished cooking and it stops less of a clean up operation.

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I use my baking pan because it is the fairy godmother of the kitchen. You simply place your ingredients into the baking pan and cook as usual. I particularly love this option for making chocolate banana bread, bread buns and pizza. It is non-stick so I just add a little flour round the bottom and sides and it’s just a simple wipe clean at the end.

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I use my baking mat all the time and its weird if I don’t have it out ready to use or drying away on the draining board. You simply place it into your Airfryer and then place your cooking items over it. It is especially perfect for chocolate chip cookies and OMG they taste just as good. Then you simply wipe clean the baking mat and its ready for next time. I also recommend you buy an XL baking mat and then chop it to size for 2 baking mats that fit into the Airfryer and then just slot it into place each time you air fry something sticky!

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I use my ramekins all the time and it’s because if you put 4 of them next to each other then they are the perfect size for mini baking. You can poach eggs in them, do eggs and bacon, mini mug cakes and so much more.

If you just use these Airfryer Accessories then it will reduce your sticking without you needing to deep clean your Airfryer. It’s a case of if you look after your Airfryer then cleaning becomes so much easier and you don’t have to deep clean your Airfryer each time you make cookies.

#2 Add A Non-Stick Coating

Another great option is to give your basket a great non-stick coating when you are preheating it. With a lot of Airfryer recipes that require a preheat of up to 10 minutes. Before you set it to the preheat wipe it dry with a baby wipe and then rub a little olive oil into the bottom and sides. This will give it an amazing non-stick coating while it is warming up.

#3 Clean The Airfryer Weekly

The basket is the worst part for ending up with ground on dirt stuck to it. If you ever attempt to do KFC chicken or fish tacos in your Airfryer then you’ll understand exactly what I am talking about. It is harsh and you will feel like you need to soak it for longer than when you cook roast turkey in the oven at Christmas.

To clean your Airfryer once a week you need to:

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  1. Remove the bottom Airfryer pan and the basket from the Airfryer unit.
  2. Rinse out any oils/excess liquid from cooking into a old tub suitable for recycling (Think old yoghurt, ice cream tubs).
  3. Place the pan and the basket into hot water with some washing up liquid.
  4. Leave it to soak for an hour.
  5. Give the sides and bottom of the Airfryer pan a good scrub with a gentle cleaning brush (like this one).
  6. Do the same with the basket.
  7. Turn both the pan and the basket upside down and do the bottom of them.
  8. Give it a really good rinse to remove the soap.
  9. Dry it with a kitchen towel and then place it back into the Airfryer unit ready for next time.

#4 Use The Fat Trapper System

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One thing I have never heard of until I discovered the gadget is the Fat Trapper System. It’s a fantastic little gadget and makes the perfect cleaning Plan B for the empty yoghurt tubs.

You have a fat trapper storage system that has bags attached to it and you fill up a bag with the waste from the bottom of your air fryer, and then keep loading it up until your bag is full.

Then replace the bag with a new one as and when you need it.

It makes the clean up operation easier and OMG it is so useful.

Keep it under your sink, next to your air fryer, on a high up shelf away from the kids or even in a spare slot in your pantry.

Click here to read the reviews.

If You Don’t Clean It Regularly:

An Airfryer is like any other electrical appliance that you own….and that is that it needs to be cleaned and looked after on a regular basis. You need to clean your oven, fridge and freezer regularly otherwise they are horrible and don’t last much past the guarantee.

Well the same applies for the Airfryer. If you leave an Airfryer and don’t clean it for a few months it will be like your deep fat fryer used to be. It will be full of grease, it will smell and it will cook your food at a lower standard than it did before.

We religiously clean ours once a week (sometimes more if we’re recipe testing) and as such it has a life span of about 5 years for each Airfryer.

If you don’t have an Airfryer yet then the one below is the one we have:

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Airfryer For Beginners PDF Cookbook

If you would like to get all the recipes mentioned above, along with all the extra tutorials, then click on the image above or click here.

We have put it together after many, many requests for a PDF version of all the recipes we have featured, that can act as your bible for getting used to your Airfryer.

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Air Fryer Cleaning Method: Dawn + Baking Soda + Vinegar

How do you get baked on grease off an air fryer? ›

For the toughest, stuck-on messes in the interior of your fryer, you can use a half-cup or so of baking soda and a bit of water to make a thick paste. Cover the sticky patches with the paste and let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing off with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Can I clean my air fryer by putting water in it and turning it on? ›

Chan and Kudler agree that soaking is the best method for cleaning more stubborn air fryer messes, and share what they call “an enhanced version of the 'let it soak' method”: Mix dish soap and about an inch of water in the basket. Put it back into the slot and turn to 200 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 to 15 minutes.

How do I clean my air fryer with baking soda and vinegar? ›

First up, she sprinkles bicarbonate soda into the air fryer basket then drizzles a little washing up liquid in too. Next, she pours in boiling water, which makes the bicarbonate soda and washing up liquid expand and foam up, which is very satisfying. She then allows the whole lot to sit for a bit.

Can I use vinegar to clean my air fryer? ›

For tough-to-remove grease and grime in the air fryer basket, use a thick mixture of baking soda and vinegar and spread it on the baked-on food. Let it sit for a couple of minutes, then scrub it off with a soft brush. Rinse thoroughly.

Can I use Dawn power wash to clean my air fryer? ›

Air Fryer Cleaning Hacks

Try a grease-cutting product like Dawn Powerwash dish spray, which can dissolve baked-on oil quickly and spare you a lot of scrubbing, says Morgan Eberhard, senior scientist for home care at Procter & Gamble.

What dissolves baked on cooking oil? ›

Easy Methods for Removing Burnt-On Oil From Pans

To rehab them, we let the cooled pans sit overnight with the following treatments using baking soda, vinegar, and soap, all of which contain compounds that help to dissolve the fatty-acid resins and help them release from the metal surface.

Can you put lemon in Airfryer to clean it? ›

'The lemon and water air fryer cleaning hack is specifically to get rid of smells, but we would always recommend the standard cleaning methods first before putting a heatproof bowl of sliced lemons and water into your air fryer basket at a high temperature for 10 – 15 minutes,' advises Stuart McCay, customer service ...

Can you spray oven cleaner in an air fryer? ›

Avoid using chemical cleaning products, even “non-toxic” or natural ones, and even on the exterior of the unit. In general, a few vigorous wipe-downs with a warm sponge or cloth will be enough to scrub the cooking chamber and heating unit clean.

Can you use lemon to clean air fryer? ›

One person suggested: "Leave it to soak in bicarbonate of soda, lemon juice and hot water, you might need to do it a couple of times but I swear by this method!" Another agreed: "Lemon and bicarbonate of soda made into a paste and put on for an hour before washing off."

Can you use easy off to clean the inside of an air fryer? ›

Never clean your air fryer with a commercial oven cleaner, the fumes and chemicals will damage the non-stick coating and potentially ruin your air fryer. Step 4: Wipe the outside of the appliance with a soft cloth.

Can I use oven cleaner on the inside of my air fryer? ›

Avoid using chemical cleaning products, even “non-toxic” or natural ones, and even on the exterior of the unit. In general, a few vigorous wipe-downs with a warm sponge or cloth will be enough to scrub the cooking chamber and heating unit clean.

How do you clean the inside of an air fryer oven with vinegar? ›

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.

Can you clean the inside of an air fryer with oven cleaner? ›

We highly recommend using Goo Gone Oven & Grill Cleaner to keep your air fryer atit* best. It's easy to use, fume-free and works a lot better than warm, soapy water because it's formulated to breakdown tough burned-on carbon deposits.

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