In this article, we’ll show you how to clean a Gourmia Air Fryer in simple steps and with the help of pictures. The Gourmia air fryer brand is known for its FryForce 360° technology.
That means they have been engineered to cook food pretty fast, within a super-heated atmosphere, to ensure that the food gets crispy, browned and/or goldened on the outside and stays moist on the inside.
Gourmia air fryers rank amongst the best. It ranks well in noise tests, controls and how easy it is to clean. However, cleaning your Gourmia air fryer can get complicated if you do not follow the right process.
Follow our step by step guide to make sure you keep your Gourmia air fryer clean and avoid damaging the non-stick surface.
How to Clean a Gourmia Air Fryer – Step by Step
The following tools are needed to complete the cleaning process:
- Dish Soap
- Small brush with soft bristles
- Paper Towel
- Non Abrasive Sponge
If you have just finished using your Gourmia air fryer, first turn it off and wait for it to cool down.
Unplug your machine from the wall outlet (pictured below). This is for security reasons, to avoid getting electrocuted while touching electrical components with water while cleaning.
Extract the air fryer basket. In the following picture you can see our Gourmia air fryer basket and crisper plate. As you can see it has many food residue and grease build-up.
We start by adding some hot water and dish soap in the kitchen sink. Hot water with dish soap helps loosen stuck food and grease. It is very important not to use any harsh chemicals to clean the air fryer basket and crisper plate. They have non-stick coating and this chemicals can remove the coating.
With a brush with soft bristles like the one in the picture below, you can start scrubbing the crisper plate and basket. This will loosen tougher grease.
Remove the crisper plate from the air fryer basket. Rinse it in the kitchen sink while scrubbing with the brush. (picture below)
Remove the 4 rubber feet that the crisper plate has (pitured below). This are needed to separate the crisper plate from the bottom of the air fryer basket so don’t loose them.
We need to remove the 4 rubber feet from the crisper plate because food residue tends to lodge there. In the picture below you can see some food particles stuck when we removed a rubber foot.
With a non abrasive sponge (pictured below) start scrubbing the air fryer basket. This will help loosen really stuck food particles and grease. Never use metalic sponges because they can remove the non-stick coating from the air fryer basket and crisper plate.
Use the non abrasive sponge to scrub the crisper plate (pcitured below). This will loosen any food stuck and grease from the crisper plate.
Rinse both the air fryer basket and crisper plate in the kitchen sink. Now you should see both very clean. If you still see some grease or food residue stuck, do some more scrubbing with the non abrasive sponge.
Flip your Gourmia air fryer upside down (picture below) so we have better access to the heating element area.
In the following picture you can see how dirty our air fryer is in the heating element area.
Grab the non abrasive sponge and scrub gently around and directly on the heating element. Be very careful when you clean the heating element as it is very delicate.
Use a paper towel (pciture below) to dry and clean the heating element area.
Use a paper towel to clean all the exterior panels of your Gourmia air fryer. (picture below)
In the picture below is our cleaned and dried air fryer basket.
In the picture below is our cleaned and dried air fryer crisper plate.
Now the last step is to reassemble the air fryer.
In the following picture is how our Gourmia turned out after the cleaning process. It looks like it was never used.
Tips and Tricks
- Always unplug your air fryer prior ot do any cleaning. The air fryer has electrical components and can be damaged with water and you cna get electrocuted.
- Never use harsh chemicals like bleach to clean the Gourmia air fryer basket and crisper plate. This harsh chemicals can remove the non-stick coating and making your air fryer useless.
- Don’t use any metalic brush or sponge to clean any parto of your Gourmia air fryer as it can scratch it and remove the non-stick coating in the air fryer basket and cirsper plate.
FAQs on How to Clean a Gourmia Air Fryer
Is the Gourmia air fryer dishwasher safe?
We recommend only cleaning the Gourmia Air fryer crisper plate in the diishwasher. The air fryer basket can be cleaned in the dishwasher but the high temperatures can melt the plastic, so it is not recommended. The main unit should never be placed in the dishwasher.
Is the Gourmia air fryer basket nonstick?
Yes, the Gourmia air fryer basket is non-stick. That is why you should not clean it with metalic brushes or sponges and never use harch chemicals. These could remove the non-stick coating.
Can you use Orange Multi-purpose Cleaner to Clean your Gourmia Air fryer?
No, the Orange multipurpose cleaner has been designed for floor, especially hard floors. This product was not designed to clean products that are in direct contact with food so it is not safe to use on any kitchen appliance. You can only use mild and non abrasive detergents designed for food appliances.
How do you get hard grease out of the Gourmia Air Fryer?
To remove hard grease we recommend using a mixture of water, white vinegar, baking soda and dish soap. this will help loosen any hard grease and won’t affect the non-stick coating.
What is the average cost of using a Gourmia air fryer?
Use the formula: Watt Usage X Number of Hours Used X Electricity Rate / 1,000
Watt Usage: Number of watts the Kalorik air fryer uses (Most use 1500 watts)
Number of Hours Used: The number of hours you use the air fryer
Electricity Rate: The electricity rate in your area/city
The Gourmia air fryer basket and crisper plate can be cleaned with any cleaning agent as long as it is mild and not abrasive. We recommend the use of dish soap. If it isn’t enough you can use a mixture of baking soda, white vinegar and dish soap.
If you clean your Gourmia air fryer after each use you will not only ensure great tasting foods everytime but also, your machine will last longer.
Cleaning your Gourmia air fryer after each use won’t take you more than 10 minutes and benefits are endless.
Hello, I am Cristy. I love cooking but what I love most is keeping my kitchen tools and appliances top notch. I enjoy writing about everything I have learned around the kitchen. I believe that keeping your kitchen tools well cleaned and maintained produces the best dishes and drinks. Besides writing and cooking I enjoy traveling, camping, hiking and music.