How to clean an air fryer | Clean your air fryer in 5 steps

It is important to clean an air fryer with the right cleaning products. Your food tastes better and your air fryer lasts longer. HG has 5 tips for safely cleaning an air fryer. Read the tips below.

Tasty food with a clean air fryer


The air fryer uses air to prepare food. Even though you don't use frying oil or fat, the air fryer becomes dirty. Food gets stuck in the basket and the tray. Splashing fat from food will make the heating element dirty. A dirty air fryer can produce a considerable amount of smoke. That doesn't do the taste of the food any good at all. Not to mention that the smoke contains substances that are bad for your health. You need to clean your air fryer regularly to make sure you have the tastiest and healthiest food.

How to clean an air fryer: 5 steps

It doesn't have to take long to clean an air fryer. Clean the various parts and keep your air fryer in top condition. Various tips are shared on the internet. HG selected a random number of tips that could help to prevent a dirty air fryer. 

  1. Do not use sharp objects
    When you remove stubborn deposits, you must not use a sharp object or a metal scouring sponge. It may damage the non-stick coating of the parts. Use a soft brush or a sponge.
  2. Clean the air-fryer basket
    Leave the basket to soak in a bucket with warm water and a few drops of washing-up liquid for 10 minutes. Then you can clean the basket on all sides with a soft sponge or a washing-up brush.
  3. Clean the inside of the air fryer
    Clean the pan of the air fryer with a soft sponge, warm water and a little washing-up liquid. After cleaning the pan, you dry it with a tea towel.
  4. Clean the heating element
    Remove the plug from the socket and turn the air fryer upside down. Pull open the tray, moisten a soft sponge with warm water and some washing-up liquid and squeeze it out properly. Clean the element. Brush difficult corners with a toothbrush. Dry the heating element.
  5. Clean the outside
    Wipe off the outside of the air fryer with a damp cloth, possibly with a little washing-up liquid. Dry with a tea towel.

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how to clean air fryer

The air fryer does not smell fresh after cleaning? Cut a lemon in half and use one half to rub the basket and the other for the pan. Leave both parts to stand for 30 minutes. Then rinse the parts with lukewarm water and dry them with a tea towel.

HG air fryer ® cleaner: clean the air fryer safely without damaging it

HG air fryer ® cleaner is an extremely powerful product for cleaning the air fryer. With this powerful cleaner you can remove all the caked-on food. It does not harm your appliance and it is easy to use. 

This is how you use HG air fryer ® cleaner:

  1. Let the basket and the pan cool off.
  2. Put the basket and the pan in the sink.
  3. Add 50 ml HG air fryer ® cleaner to the pan.
  4. Use the brush to apply it to the rest of the pan and the basket.
  5. Leave it to soak in the sink for 1 hour.
  6. Then rinse the pan and the basket properly with warm water.
  7. Remove any loose dirt with a soft sponge or a washing-up brush. 

Air fryer® is not owned by HG International B.V. nor any of its associate companies.

This how you can make sure your air fryer lasts longer: 3 tips

  1. Clean the air fryer properly after use.
  2. Clean your air fryer with HG air fryer ® cleaner every three months.
  3. If you don't have an air fryer splash lid? Put a sheet of aluminium foil on top of the meat.

Frequently Asked Questions about how to clean an air fryer

How often should I clean the air fryer?

Clean the air fryer properly after use. Do you use your air fryer every week? Clean your air fryer properly with HG air fryer ® cleaner every three months.

How do I clean the air fryer?

  • Do not use sharp objects.
  • Leave the air fryer basket to soak in lukewarm water and remove the food residues with a sponge.
  • Clean the inside with a soft sponge. 
  • Put the air fryer upside down and clean the heating element.
  • Clean the outside with a damp cloth.

Which HG product do I use to clean the air fryer?

HG air fryer ® cleaner is an extremely powerful product for cleaning the air fryer. With this powerful cleaner you can remove caked-on food. It cleans properly and does not harm your appliance. It is also really easy to use.



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