Love your air fryer? Here are 3 simple tips to make it last

Love your air fryer? Here are 3 simple tips to make it last

If you’ve fallen in love with your air fryer, you’re not alone. From Emeril to Oprah, celebrities have stepped up to sing the praises of this versatile appliance, and the virtual world is just brimming with memes, recipes and videos devoted to air frying. And why not love it? This simple appliance knows the way to your heart—through your stomach. It feeds you, and it lets you eat your favorite fried foods with considerably less fat (and guilt).

So this means you need to love it back, particularly if you want your air fryer to stick around. Fortunately, the care and feeding of your air fryer is pretty simple—it’s a low-maintenance appliance, which is one of the many reasons it’s so popular. Of course you’ll want to follow the cleaning instructions in the Use & Care Guide for your Proctor Silex® air fryer, but here are three tips from our Test Kitchen that will get you started on the obvious goal in any relationship—making it easy for the one you love to stick around:

  1. Use the right utensils. The cooking basket in our air fryers has a nonstick surface, so you’ll want to treat it gently. That means using wood or silicone-tipped tongs and spatulas so you don’t damage the surface.
  2. Do not use abrasive cleaners or sponges. A soft cloth is best.
  3. Clean the air fryer after every use:
    • Unplug the air fryer and allow it to cool completely.
    • If the slide-out pan has stuck-on food, soak in hot, soapy water for 10 minutes, then wash it by hand.
    • The crisping insert can go in the dishwasher. If it has stuck-on food, it can also be soaked in hot, soapy water beforehand.
    • Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the exterior of the air fryer and the air vents on the back of the appliance.
    • Make sure to thoroughly dry all air fryer parts before reassembling and storing.

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