Deep-fried food is not great for your health, but it’s difficult to resist. If you have a deep fat fryer at home and use it often, you’ll know that cleaning it is quite tricky. Don’t worry, Express.co.uk reveals how to clean a deep fat fryer.
How to clean a deep fat fryer
If you clean up oil splashes and grease marks as they occur, cleaning your deep fat fryer won’t be too difficult.
When it’s time to do a thorough clean, start by turning the machine off and unplugging it at the source.
Wait for the oil to cool down if you’ve just finished using it, and cover the cables with towels or kitchen roll so protect them.
Drain the oil into a container if you plan to reuse it, and then turn your attention to the fryer basket.
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Don’t forget to clean your filters to get rid of trapped food particles and avoid bacterial growth and mould in the machine.
Not only is avoiding cleaning the filter unhygienic, it means your oil will give the food a funny taste and your food may not cook properly.
If you can remove your filter, take it out and soak it in a bowl or sink of hot soapy water.
If you can’t take the filter out, go in with a damp paper towel and some detergent to clean it.
Make sure to get rid of soap and dry off your filter before use.