How to Clean a Black and Decker Air Fryer
Why Clean an Air Fryer?
Regularly cleaning and maintaining your Black and Decker air fryer is the key to ensuring that it lasts for years and continues to cook food properly. If left unclean, your air fryer can accumulate grease, oil, and food residue, which can lead to poor cooking results, an unpleasant smell, and even the growth of bacteria. Cleaning your air fryer does not take very long, and it is easy to do.
How to Clean an Air Fryer
The first thing to do is to unplug the air fryer and remove the removable parts. Put each of the parts in a sink filled with warm, soapy water. Let them soak for about 5 minutes. While the parts are soaking, use a damp cloth to wipe down the inside and outside of the fryer. Once you have finished, take a clean cloth and dry the parts and the fryer.
Cleaning the Basket and Tray
After the parts have finished soaking, take them out of the water, drain them, and then rinse them off with clean water. Use a sponge or a soft-bristled brush to remove any grease or food residue. If there are any tough spots, you can use a mild detergent. Once the parts are clean, dry them with a clean cloth.
Cleaning the Heating Element
To clean the heating element, first use a cloth to wipe down the inside of the air fryer. If there is any built up residue, use a damp cloth to gently scrub it off. Then, use a soft-bristled brush to remove any food particles or grease that may be stuck on the heating element. Finally, use a cotton swab to clean any hard-to-reach areas.
Once you have finished cleaning the air fryer, make sure that all of the parts are thoroughly dry before you put them back in the fryer. Then, plug the fryer back in and you are ready to start cooking again. Remember to clean your air fryer regularly to ensure that it continues to work properly and to help extend its life.