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Air Fryer Cleaning Is Way Easier Than You Think

Sweet potatoes and regular potatoes are inside an air fryer basket.
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Air fryers have a reputation for creating mouthwatering meals but also a less-favorable reputation for being challenging to clean. But it doesn’t have to be. If you’re wondering how to clean an air fryer, you might be surprised at how easy it is.

Yumna (@FeelGoodFoodie on Instagram) revealed her go-to method for cleaning her air fryer, and all you need is dish soap and water. Yes, really.

This air fryer cleaning “hack” is surprisingly straightforward. Remove the air fryer basket and dump out any crispy debris. Let your air fryer basket soak in some warm, soapy water for 5 to 10 minutes. Once all the grease and chunky food bits have softened, scrub gently and rinse thoroughly.

If you have any stubborn areas of grease or burnt food, repeat the soaking, scrubbing, and rinsing steps. Soon, you’ll have your air fryer basket looking as good as new. It’s as simple as that.

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Gently dry your air fryer basket with a towel and wipe out the other portion of your air fryer with a damp cloth. Replace the basket and you’re ready to get cooking all your favorite air fryer recipes.

The next time you’re hesitant to pull out your air fryer for dinner, go for it, and try out some of these tips for making air-fried food better while you’re at it.

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Abbey Ryan is a storyteller, preferably of stories in written form. Across the 5 years of her professional writing career, her work has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Amazon, The Medical News Today, and more. When she's not writing (which is rare), she's likely traveling, painting, or on the hunt for a good snack. Read Full Bio »
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