How to Clean Ninja Air Fryer?

How to Clean Ninja Air Fryer

One of the most frequently asked questions about Ninja air fryers is how to clean one. These questions are always a pleasure to answer. This comprehensive guide, complete with a useful Ninja video, shows us how to keep our favorite appliance looking good and working perfectly. 

You won’t need to deep clean your Ninja appliance (and pick of the best air fryers) nearly as often as you would with your oven with these tips. The benefits of getting your air fryer back to its best include removing burnt-on dirt and debris and getting the most out of your investment.

How to Clean Your Ninja Air Fryer: Step by Step

How to Clean Your Ninja Air Fryer

Below you will find a more detailed step-by-step demonstration of how you can deep clean your Ninja Air Fryer.

  • Turning off the device and unplugging it should be the first step. Safety is an important consideration here. Because your Air Fryer is not working, it is important not to assume that you are good to go. 
  • You must remove all removable parts before proceeding. These include trays, pans, drip racks, and any accessories (including those I have discussed in this post). 
  • We recommend that you clean removable parts with warm soapy water. When cleaning these parts, you shouldn’t use anything too abrasive. Also, ensure that you wipe the Ninja Air Fryer down manually after using it because you cannot wash any of air fryer parts in the dishwasher.
  • If there is caked-on food in your oven or basket, it should be cleaned. Please take a look inside the oven/basket of the Air Fryer. Possibly there will be stubborn food or grease still stuck to the walls. Using a damp cloth can work if you can’t pry them free with a toothpick. Make sure not to scrub too hard! An Air Fryer damaged by this method will need to be replaced.
  • Keeping Ninja air fryers’ lids clean is essential. After removing the lid, wash the whole device with warm soapy water (typically with a T15 head screwdriver). Be sure to remove all residue before reinstalling the lid.
  • It is especially important to clean the Ninja Air Fryer exterior with a damp cloth if it is especially greasy. You don’t have to do this frequently, but it is a good idea to start a routine.

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Reassembling the Air Fryer

Now that you have thoroughly cleaned your Ninja Air Fryer components, you can reassemble them. These steps will assist you in properly reassembling your air fryer:

  • It is not recommended to reassemble the air fryer until every component, including the basket, tray, control panel (if applicable), as well as the exterior, has been thoroughly dried.
  • Ensure that the tray fits securely and aligns with the guides and slots after inserting it back into the air fryer.
  • The cooking basket should be placed above the tray and inserted into the air fryer. In order for it to sit evenly and securely, you should ensure that it is seated evenly.
  • After you have removed the control panel for cleaning, carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions when reattaching it. Don’t be a pushover and make sure your connection is secure.
  • It is important that all components are positioned and aligned correctly at their respective locations.

The air fryer should be checked once more after reassembling it to ensure everything is in place and aligned correctly. The Ninja Air Fryer can be used to prepare delicious meals once it’s been cleaned and set up. Now that you’ve successfully reassembled your Ninja Air Fryer, here are some tips to keep it running smoothly.

Cleaning Tips Ninja Air Fryer

Following are a few general cleaning tips applicable to all Ninja air fryers.

  • It is not recommended to put any part of your Ninja air fryer in the dishwasher. Unlike many other air fryers, Ninja’s components can be damaged or warped by the dishwasher. Using a machine to wash them is not as effective as washing them manually.
  • Use safe and gentle cleaning products when cleaning your air fryer. There are many products on the market that are not food-safe, or even do not meet food-grade standards. Additionally, they can cause your air fryer’s internal components to discolor or deteriorate. To accomplish this task, you need water and soap!
  • Cleaning your home with baking soda and water is an effective method. It is possible to thoroughly clean your air fryer with this paste without it being damaged or contaminated.

It is recommended that you clean the device every time you use it. If you press 1 cup hot water and 1 cup lemon juice in the air fryer for 10 minutes, then wipe it with paper towels afterwords, you can accomplish this. It works well for air fryer recipes like Ninja Foodi Crab Legs, which leave a pleasant scent.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to clean my Ninja Air Fryer with soap and water?

It is possible to clean your Ninja Air Fryer with soap and water. Before cleaning an appliance that is plugged in, unplug it and let it cool for a few minutes. A non-abrasive sponge and warm, soapy water can be used to gently scrub the interior and exterior. To re-use it, make sure that it is thoroughly washed and completely dried.

How can I remove stubborn grease and food residue from my Ninja Air Fryer?

Clean stubborn grease and food residue with a solution made of equal parts water and white vinegar. It can be applied with a damp cloth or sponge soaked in the solution. Using your hands, gently squeeze the affected areas to remove any debris. Grease and residue can be easily removed by breaking down grease and residue with vinegar.

Can I use oven cleaner or bleach on my Ninja Air Fryer?

It is not recommended to use bleach or oven cleaner on the Air Fryer. The non-stick coating of the air fryer can also be damaged by these materials in addition to being too harsh. By using mild dish soap, water, and vinegar, you can clean your dishes safely and effectively.

Are my Ninja Air Fryer basket and tray dishwasher safe?

Yes, you can wash the Ninja Air Fryer basket and tray in the dishwasher. You can easily and conveniently clean these items by placing them in your dishwasher’s top rack. You should always check your model’s user manual for cleaning instructions specific to your model.