Air fryers have become a very common item in many kitchens. With the price of oil, the money that electricity has cost and for many the possibility of cooking without fat, this element has become a fixture when it comes to preparing dishes.
The popularity of air fryers has been growing, and therefore, articles with tips and tricks of all kinds have also proliferated. Here, for example, we saw one to facilitate cleaning that used a little water. The problem is that some “tricks” can end up being expensive and this is what happens with this one that has gone viral.
The best, the traditional method
After preparing a dish, It has to be cleaned and some dishes are dirtier than others.. The normal thing is to disassemble some parts and pull Fairy and rinse under the tap. The problem is that seeking to achieve the same result with less effort, there are some tricks that you have to be careful with.
And in that sense, a trick to clean the air fryer has gone viral, which, according to many users, can end up ruining it. The trick in question claims that you can clean the air fryer, adding a few drops of detergent to the basket and then filling it halfway with water. Then, you have to run the fryer for about four minutes at 200 degrees.
The trick claims that in this way, you get rid of embedded dirt and grease. And although there are users who defend it, the truth is that using it puts at risk the operation and integrity of the appliance and may cause it to break down prematurely.
The best to extend its useful life
Therefore, the best thing before trying to clean the air fryer is to read the instruction manual and carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions. The best way to clean the air fryer and get rid of accumulated grease and debris is to do it after each use, rinsing and rinsing the components by hand under the tap (it is important not to use brushes that could scratch them) or also let them soak in water. Heat the pieces for a while.
You can even prevent dirt buildup by using baking paper to cook. In fact, there are already brands that have put on the market a special paper that adapts to the air fryer drawer and that, when used for cooking, allows the pieces to be better preserved by making it not necessary to wash the fryer as much.
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