How to Clean a Chefman Air Fryer – Easy Guide with over 20 Pictures

The Chefman air fryer is a high quality kitchen appliance that can be used to prepare a variety of foods, such as chicken, french fries, fish, vegetables and much more. Unfortunately, many users don’t know how to properly clean it. In this article, we’ll show you how to clean a Chefman air fryer step by step so that it maintains its optimal performance for years to come.

An air fryer cooks the food by circulating hot air around it, which makes the outside crispy and the inside moist. As it uses a lot less oil compared to deep frying, it has gained a lot of popularity over the last years on people who are conscious about their health.

In order to ensure that your Chefman air fryer performs well, it is very important to clean it regulary. Continue reading to find out how easy it is to clean.

Chefman Air Fryer

How to Clean a Chefman Air Fryer

If your Chefman air fryer looks anything like the picture below it is time to do a deep cleaning. The Chefman air fryer in the picture below has gone through weeks without any cleaning. It is not recommended to leave your air fryer unattended for that long.

Follow our guide on how to clean a Chefman air fryer to leave it as new.

Dirty Inside of Chefman Air Fryer

Step 1

The first step is to turn off and unplug your Chefman air fryer. This step is very important and many forget about it. It is really dangerous to clean an appliance with water while it is still connected to the wall outlet.

Step 2

Let the Chefman air fryer cool down if you’ve just used it, and remove the removable accessories. Depending on the model of your Chefman Air Fryer, this may include the air fryer basket, pan, crisper plate or rack, etc.

Remove trays of Chefman air fryer
Open Chefman air fryer

Step 3

We are going to use dishwashing soap to clean our Chefman air fryer. In this case, Dawn Platinum Powerwash will be used, please see the picture below for reference.

Dawn Powerwash to clean Chefman air fryer

Apply the dishwasher soap directly to the removable accesories like in the pciture below. Once you have applied the soap to all removable accesories you can leave them on the sink for around 20 minutes.

Apply Dawn to Chefman Air fryer trays

If the bottom tray (pictured below) is very dirty, with grease and all kinds of food residue.

Bottom tray of chefman air fryer

You can use paper towels (pcitre below) to remove all this grease and food residue before applying the dish soap.

Paper towels to clean chefman air fryer

In the picture below you can see all the food reside has been removed.

Bottom tray of chefman air fryer cleaned with paper towels

Now we apply dish soap to all the surface and leave it for 20 minutes in the kitchen sink.

Apply Dawn to bottom tray of chefman air fryer

Step 4

Go ahead and apply dishwasher soap to the inside of the Chefman air fryer, like the picture below.

Apply Dawn to inside of Chefman air fryer door

Make sure you apply to the interior walls as well like in the pciture below.

Apply Dawn to Inside of Chefman air fryer

Step 5

Use a non-abrasive sponge (pictured below) to scrub the residue from the inside of your air fryer.

Scrub door of chefman air fryer

Rinse the inside of the air fryer with water (pciture below).

Rinse inside of Chefman air fryer

Step 6

Once the 20 minutes are completed, go ahead and rinse the removable parts with water in the sink (pciture below).

Rinse mesh trays of chefman air fryer

Use a non-abrasive sponge (pictured below) to scrub the residue from the removable parts.

Scrub mesh tray on chefman air fryer

Some removable parts will require a 2nd round of dish soap to be applied.

Bottom tray after 20 min of chefman air fryer

Rinse with water until you see the removable part is clean.

Rinse bottom tray of chefman air fryer

In our case, the bottom tray needed a 3rd application of dish soap as it had food residue that was tough to remove.

More Dawn to bottom tray of chefman air fryer

We used the non-abrasive sponge (pictured below) to scrub the residue off.

Scrub hard bottom tray of chefman air fryer

Step 7

Clean the outside of the Chefman air fryer with paper towels.

Clean outside of chefman air fryer with paper towels

Go ahead and clean the inside of the air fryer with paper towels to complete the cleaning. The isnide should turn out like the picture below. You can see it is a lot cleaner compared to the initial picture.

Clean Inside of Chefman air fryer

Step 8

The last step would be to place back the removable parts once they are dry and that completes the cleaning process. Your Chefman air fryer is ready to be used again.

Happy Frying!

FAQs on How to Clean a Chefman Air Fryer

How do you get hard grease out of the Chefman Air Fryer?

The best way to avoid oil to harden is by cleaning your Chefman air fryer after each use. Another option would be to place a small amount of hot water in the base before cooking so that fat drippings don’t stick to the base.

Can I clean the Chefman Air Fryer with Baking Soda and Vinegar?

Yes, you can use a tablespoon of baking soda and vinegar to get your Chefman air fryer clean in minutes. This cleaning process is recommended to be used occasionally.
The steps are as follows:
First, sprinkle a tablespoon of baking soda in an even layer over the base of the Chefman air fryer’s basket and accessories, then put some dishwashing soap over it.
Next, pour boiling or very hot water, fill the basket halfway to its height, and let it sit for a few minutes.
Then, spray a simple mixture of 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water around the basket’s inner and outer surface.
Follow the steps we provided with the rest of the cleaning process manually or through the dishwasher.  

How much electricity does a Chefman air fryer use?

The electricity used depends on the specific model of Chefman air fryer you have and the time it is used. Most Chefman air fryer consume 1500 watts. To calculate electricity consumption of your air fryer you con multiply the number of hours in a month you use it times the watts your specific Chefman uses and divide by 1,000.

What is the average cost of using a Chefman air fryer?

You can calculate the cost by multiplying the average numer of hours you use your Chefman air fryey in a month times the electricty rate where you live times the watts it consumes and divide all by 1,000. For example if your Chefman consumes 1500 watts and is used 10 hours per month and the electricty rate is $0.15 per kw/h, the cost would be 1500 watts X 10 hours X 0.15 / 1,000 = $2.25

Final Thoughts

It is very improtant to clean your Chefman air fryer frequently to prevent buildup of food particles, grease and bacteria/mold that could harm you. The best thing about Chefman air fryers is that they have removable parts that simplify the cleaning process.

By regularly cleaning your Chefman air fryer you also make sure it works at its optimal performance and ensure its longevity. You avoid costly repairs and make sure it produces great atsting dishes every time.