Owning an air fryer is one of the coolest feelings ever. But has the following ever happened to you?
You cook your favourite meal. Two hours later, you enter your kitchen and…OMG what even is that horrid rancid odour coming from that smelly thing that supposedly cooked your food?
Needless to say, air fryers can produce some funky smells every now and then. But don’t worry! You don’t need to trash that awesome cooker. Instead, the solution is pretty simple.
More often than not, your air fryer produces disgusting odours whenever it needs to be cleaned. That’s right, giving your air fryer a little bit of maintenance will remove any foul smells coming from your cooker. Whether your fryer smells like plastic or rotted food, cleaning it is a quick and painless process.
So, if you’re ready to remove and disgusting smells coming from your air fryer, follow along with us. Today, we’ll teach you our little tricks to cleaning your air fryer just right to not only remove odours but to prevent them as well.
How to Clean Your Air Fryer
Overall, cleaning your air fryer is an easy task. Even better, you can purchase any extra supplies you’ll need at your local pound shop. So let’s get to it!
To begin, disassemble your trey, racks, and baskets. Then from here, we’ll clean each piece individually.
Cleaning your pan
- Start by filling your pan with water and liquid soap.
- Let the pan soak for 10 or so minutes. This step is important for removing any stuck-on food. Residue from eggs, meats, and oils will loosen quickly.
- Use a delicate bristle brush to scrape any residue and particles off your pan. Remember to be careful when scrubbing. It’s easy to damage non-stick surfaces with too tough of brushes.
- Then use a sponge or brush to finish cleaning the pan, and you’re good to go.
Cleaning the Basket
To clean your air fryer’s basket, simply follow the exact steps for the pan. Nothing really changes here, which makes cleaning this cooker all the more easy.
Cleaning the Outside of your Fryer
Every now and then, you’ll want to clean your air fryer’s exterior. It’s surprising how far this step goes for removing unwanted odours. For this step, dampen a cloth with tap water. Then scrub the air fryer. That’s seriously all you need to do here.
How to Clean Your Air Fryer’s Coil
You can’t forget about cleaning your coil. After all, food particles and smells are just as likely to attach here. To begin, use common sense and ensure the coil is cool. Then, you’ll simply use a facial tissue or soft brush to scrape away excess food and residue.
How to clean a super-filthy air fryer
Sometimes, things get ugly in the kitchen. Maybe you overcooked a fish fillet. Or your food exploded for some reason. Whatever the cause, things get messy quite a bit. And this will inevitably happen with your air fryer at some point.
So, what’s the secret answer here?
Baking soda. That’s right, it’s as simple as adding some baking soda to water. In this case, you’ll spray the new solution into your air fryer, and wait about 30 min or so.
In this half hour, the baking soda should have penetrated through all the food particles. If your air fryer remains filthy, then repeat the above steps until it cleans. Then, once you’re finished, use a towel to remove any excess residue.
Ultimately, your air fryer will emit some strange odours from time to time. Don’t use this as an excuse to ditch your cooker. Instead, view this as a signal to clean your air fryer. This process only takes a matter of minutes. Once you finish, your air fryer will be odour-free and ready to cook some more tasty meals.