We all love air frying, what most of us don’t love is the cleanup. we all look forward to sitting down and eating out the delicious meals, what we don’t look forward to and often dread is the dreaded clean up afterward. And, let’s face it sometimes, we just don’t want to, but with a few shortcuts, I hope they will drastically reduce your cleaning time. They are several I found in my journey for air frying.
- The Basket can go into the dishwasher, please note you have to check your owner’s manual, but about 1/2 to 2/3 rd’s of them are ready to go. So invest in really heavy-duty pods, I find that these do a better job taking the grease away.
2. Use Parchment Paper. I have had trouble finding unbleached parchment paper at the stores, but I ordered a bunch from Amazon, and I am loving the lack of cleanup. I do prefer the unbleached since it’s in contact with my food, but they do sell the bleached ones at some local box stores.
3. Disposable Foil Pans--This was actually my husband’s idea, he found a deal on Amazon one day and I was away visiting family, and he didn’t want to do dishes, so he gave the kids a stack of these, after that, I was sold. Less cleanup and more cooking, that was a win-win.
4. Foil-Lined Pans. This was something that is often debated in the air fryer groups. I think it depends on the model you own if you can use foil. I know that for the Omni and Vortex. I have been lining my trays with foil, and simply throwing away the mess. Talk about a win, win. I did purchase a larger size than I had in my house because it’s easier to wrap up the large trays.
5. Disposable Oven Liner. I haven’t tried this as yet, but a few of our members have had success in living their bottom with a nonstick oven mat.