There’s a lot of buzz around air fryers. It feels like it’s this generation’s version of the George Forman Grill, winding up on kitchen countertops across the country. And we can’t blame anyone for hopping aboard the air fryer flavor train.
Using a fraction of the oil required by deep fryers, air fryers are designed to provide a healthier way to recreate the flavors and textures you love from deep-fried foods without the excessive calories. However, many people aren’t sure how to keep their air fryer in tip-top shape. We’ll breakdown some problems and solutions below.
Air Fryer Maintenance
Have you ever noticed smoke or odors coming from your air fryer? If that’s the case, it’s often leftover food or excessive grease caught in the drawer or basket. When oil builds up inside the air fryer, the machine consumes more energy and heats your food less efficiently—not to mention, the leftover food will continue to burn with each use.
That’s why we recommend cleaning your air fryer after every meal. This keeps your air fryer in its best shape and prevents grease and grime from building up, which eventually calls for a longer, strenuous deep clean.
How to Clean an Air Fryer
If you’ve recently cooked, let’s wait a while until the machine falls back down to room temperature before cleaning. Once cool, unplug the machine and let’s get started.
We highly recommend using Goo Gone Oven & Grill Cleaner to keep your air fryer atits 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. Follow these easy steps:
- Unplug air fryer
- Remove the basket or tray
- Saturate the holder with Goo Gone Oven & Grill Cleaner
- Allow Goo Gone to sit for 3-5 minutes on the surface
- Wipe clean with a wet cloth or sponge
- Rinse thoroughly with water and wipe clean with a wet paper towel or sponge
If it’s been too long since your last cleaning session and you need a super deep clean, saturate the area with Goo Gone Oven & Grill Cleaner and allow it to sit for 30-60 minutes before wiping clean. Repeat as necessary. It’s that simple. Now let’s get cooking!