Cleaning expert shares 30p hack to get rid of grease in air fryer in seconds

Dirty air fryer basket
Dirty air fryers can be a nightmare to clean -Credit:(Image: EXPRESS)

Air fryers have become a popular kitchen gadget for their ease of use and healthier cooking options, but they can be notoriously difficult to clean. To help with this, an expert has revealed a simple and cost-effective method to remove stubborn grease in mere moments.

Ashleigh Tosh from commented: "Air fryers are fantastic for cooking up delicious foods but they can be a nightmare to clean properly. Grease marks can be the worst for this, especially if they're left after using the device.

"Not only will it lead to disgusting smells but the fryer itself will be a breeding ground for bacteria," Ashleigh explained, the Express reports.

Fortunately, lemons can come to the rescue for this particular cleaning task. For a mere 30p, these citrus fruits can act as a potent tool against tough stains and also leave a pleasant, fresh smell.

Lemons are particularly good at neutralising bad odours and infusing your kitchen with a zesty fragrance. To make the most of the lemon's scent, try this tip: fill the air fryer drawer with hot water and add some lemon slices. This technique helps amplify the aroma, making sure it stays around for longer.

What's more, this clever hack isn't just for air fryers; it works wonders on slow cookers too. A mix of boiling water, lemon, and baking soda can be used to eliminate any persistent smells and give your kitchen appliances a new lease of life.

When it comes to those stubborn stains, don't delay. The longer they remain in your air fryer, the harder they become to remove.

Similar to stains on a hob or in an oven, leaving them unattended only worsens the problem, so it's best to deal with them immediately for optimal results.