A SAVVY cleaning enthusiast has shared how she banishes grease from her air fryer – and even Ninja Kitchen approves of the easy hack.
According to one woman, all you need is some baking soda, a bit of washing-up liquid, as well as boiling water[/caption]
The hack is so effective that even Ninja Kitchen swears by it[/caption]
These, she demonstrated in the video, included a squirt of washing-up liquid, 1/4 cup of baking soda, as well as a generous amount of boiling water.
After you’ve left the mixture work its magic in the container for around 20 minutes, pour it out and rinse with warm water, Ciara instructed.
In order to remove any excess liquid simply grab a paper towel and let it soak up any residue.
”And there you go – it’s like brand new!”
It’s not just Ciara who swore by this trick – even Ninja Kitchen, one of the leading air fryer brands, said baking soda worked like a charm for tackling stubborn grease.
” Especially when someone forgets to clean it afterwards,” chuckled the brand that had also re-posted the clip on their TikTok page.
However, the 7p hack left the social media users totally divided – whilst some couldn’t wait to give it a go, others warned that the baking staple would destroy the device over time.
One food fan said: ”Do not do this!! it buggers the air fryer, bad advice.”
Another agreed, writing: ”Just wash it after every use with soap and water…….simples!”
”Don’t use much washing up liquid! We did, we rinsed it so much, I’m fanatical with cleaning and the chips were frying with a scent of apple fairy,” someone else chimed in.
”no this absolutely ruins it over time. learned from experience. especially if it has screws inside,” a TikTok user penned.
What do the experts say?
“When it comes to cleaning your air fryer it’s important you’re choosing methods which are not only effective but safe for both the appliance, and yourself,” said Mira.
According to the whizz, using hot water and washing-up liquid, such as Fairy, ”should be avoided at all costs”.
She explained: ”Firstly, most air fryers aren’t designed to hold this much water so you could end up breaking your appliance.
”If the water from the cleaning solution enters the internal electrical components you could end up short-circuiting your air fryer – or worse, causing a fire.”
The pro went on: ”Lastly, water and electricals is never a good mix and could lead to a serious injury. So this is one hack I’d recommend avoiding.”
But what about baking soda? Luckily, Mira said this was a great cleaning alternative.
Mira told The Sun: ”The basket and the grilling plate can be removed on most air fryers and so one hack which is both effective and safe, is the use of baking soda.
”The abrasive nature of this household product means it can be very effective at lifting residue and grease.”
”As shown in many TikToks, simply create a mixture with a little water and rub on to the grilling plate and basket, gently scrub with a microfibre cloth and wash away!”
If you need a extra help to remove stubborn food residue, the cleaning expert advised to add in dish soap and leave to soak for a bit.
Alternatively, a mixture of white vinegar and baking soda can also be used, Mira went on to add.
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