So you have an Air Fryer and are already cooking some tasteful and delicious recipes with it, now it’s time to learn how to properly clean and maintain it. In this article, we are going to show how to clean a Philips air fryer in simple steps, including pictures.
By cleaning your air fryer regularly or after each use, you ensure to maintain it in its optimal performance and for an extended perior of time.
Some of the most popular air fryers in the market are the ones made by Philips. They were a pioneering brand in the air fryer market.
How to Clean a Philips Air Fryer – Step by Step
We let our Philips air fryer go through many uses without cleaning it after each use. In the following picture you can see our Air Fryer basket and Pan. It has olf food stuck on and tough grease. If your look anything like ours it is time you follow our guide to leavie it like new again.
Tools Needed for the Job
If you have just finished using your Philips air fryer the first thing to do is turn it off. Let it cool down.
Unplug the machine from the wall outlet. This is to avoid any accidents because water and electrical components don’t mix.
The pan and basket are the parts which will naturally need to be cleaned the most. It is recommended to clean them after each use.
When cleaning the air fryer pan and basket after each use, you should do it as you would with any regular kitchen pan. You use a non-abrasive brush or sponge with dish soap to remove grease and rinse with water before air drying.
If the pan has food particles stuck to it or hard grease to remove, which will often be the case when using the frying tray, like it is in our case, this is what we do.
Place the Philip air fryer pan and basket in the kitchen sink and add some baking soda over the mesh basket like in the following picture.
Add white vinegar to air fryer pan and basket. (pictured below)
Then add some hot boiling water to the air fryer pan and basket. (pictured below)
Add some dishwasher soap to the mix.
Leave the water mix over the air fryer pan and basket for 20 minutes for it to do its magic. This mixture will help loosen all food particles and hard grease from the pan and basket. Making it easier to clean.
After the 20 minutes are over discard the water from the air fryer pan and basket into the kitchen sink. (pictured below)
With a non-abrasive sponge scrub and some dish soap scrub the Philips air fryer pan. (pictured below)
With the non abrasive sponge and dish soap also scrub the air fryer basket and mesh. (picture below)
The interior of the Philips air fryer body (this is the part that doesn’t come out with the pan and basket) also needs to be cleaned frequently. Not as frequent as the pan and basket .
It depends on what you cook and how often you use your Air Fryer, you may need to clean the interior once a week (if you use your air fryer daily) or once a month (if you use your air fryer once or a couple times a week).
In our case, as we haven’t cleaned our Philips air fryer in over a week and used it daily it is time to clean the interior. To proceed you will have to flip the Air Fryer upside down to have better access to the heating element. (Pictured below)
With a non abrasive sponge scrub the interior of the air fryer including area surrounding the heating element.
Gently scrub the interior of the air fryer to remove grease. When it comes to cleaning the heating element spiral (pictured below), be more gentle, this is a very delicate part.
With a paper towel dry and clean all the interior walls, bottom and heating element area.
Now that the interior, the pan and basket are clean we proceed to clean the exterior of the Philips Air Fryer. This process is only done for aesthetics because it has no effect on how the food is cooked or tastes.
The exterior of the air fryer doesn’t get dirty from doing the cooking, it just gets dust from sitting on your kitchen counter like any other smal appliance would. This is why the cleaning process of the exterior is simple.
Use a damp paper towel or damp cloth to clean the exterior of your Air Fryer. (Pictured below)
Now that we have cleaned all parts, including the body unit, it is time to put the Philips air fryer back together.
In the following picture you can see how clean our air fryer pan turned out.
In the following picture you can see the air fryer basket over the pan, both sparkling clean.
In the last picture below you can see the reassemble air fryer looking like new again. Now you can go ahead and use your Philips air fryer to prepare delicious dishes.
Tips and Tricks
- Avoid using strong or harsh chemicals to clean the interior of the Philips Air Fryer. No matter how well you dry it up, traces of the chemical will remain and will turn into fumes, which can be harmful for your health, next time you heat up the AirFryer.
- Take special care in cleaning the heating element spiral as it is very delicate. Never use steel brushes to clean the heating element spiral as it can damage the material it is made of. Food normally is not in contact with the heating element spiral, so the only thing to remove from its surface is a soft layer of grease.
- Never use abrasive materials or strong chemicals to clean the exterior of your Philips Air Fryer, as even a soft sponge may scratch the surface and make your air fryer look older than it is.
FAQs on How to Clean a Philips Air Fryer
Is the Philips Air Fryer Dishwasher Safe?
Yes, but just both the pan and the basket are safe to go into the dishwasher with the rest of your dishes. When you place the basket and pan in the dishwasher make sure you first remove the large pieces of food stuck in it. The main body unit cannot go in the dishwasher.
Can you use Vinegar to Clean a Philips Air Fryer?
Yes, it is safe to use white vinegar. You can use a mixture of baking soda, white vinegar and dish soap to remove hard grease from the Philips Air Fryer Pan and Basket.
If you follow our guide on how to clean a Philips air fryer you will se it is easier to just clean your machine after each use. On a daily basis, cleaning the air fryer will take no longer than cleaning a regular kitchen pan or pot.
Failing to frequently and correclty clean our air fryer can result in:
- The food we cook in it comes out with mix flavors
- The machine expells more smoke than usual while in use
- The machine expells different food smells than normal.
The benefits of maintaining a regular cleaning process with your Philips air fryer are much more than posponing it, so make it a habit to clean it after each use and you will prolong the life of it.
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.