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How to Clean a Philips Air Fryer [FOLLOW THESE TIPS]

Philips Air Fryer’s uninterrupted operation and long service life are linked to the following key factors;

  • Storage of the air fryer
  • Handling of the air fryer
  • Correct usage of the equipment (As per OEM instructions)
  • Cleaning & upkeep of the air fryer
  • After-sale parts replacement
  • External environmental impacts

A Philips air fryer needs due attention and focus when it comes to cleaning & upkeep of the device. Correct preventive maintenance and cleanup of the Philips air fryer adds to the service life of the equipment.

Durability of the Philips air fryer cannot be detached from the end user’s handling of the equipment, since it greatly affects its useful life.

Philips has designed & produced air fryers with various features and multiple models, that are in service & highly recommended by users due to their reliable operation & extended service life.

Philips Air Fryer Cleaning – Tried & Tested

The cleaning method for a Philips air fryer is correlated with the equipment’s usage and a set of methods. Whatever method suits the prevailing condition of the equipment shall be adopted.

This will enhance the durability, service factor, and useful life of the Philips air fryer with min resource utilization & that too in the shortest possible time.

Regular clean-up of the Philips air fryer

By the term ‘regular clean-up of the device’, it is meant that the end user shall adopt predefined discrete steps once the Philips air fryer is used for air frying.

Disclaimer: Regular clean-up is advised when the Philips Air fryer is used for non-greasy and non-sticky food ingredients. Like veggies, French fries, Pizza, spring rolls, etc.

Steps to follow for regular clean-up of the Philips air fryer;

Step 01:

The first step is to turn off the device and remove the electrical cord from the power source in order to ensure the device is safe to handle for cleaning.

Note: The device must be left for cooling when you opt to proceed with the cleaning steps.

Step 02:

Remove the lower portion of the device containing the basket/grill of the air fryer. This shall be placed in the dishwasher or sink.

Recall this portion of the air fryer shouldn’t contain any electrical connections except for the end contacts.

Step 03:

Remove the grill from the basket.

Remember Philips air fryers are coated with a non-stick ceramic coating that ensures 90% of the food grains/oil are separated. However, the rest of the 10% needs attention for timely cleaning.

Step 04:

Pour tap water on the grill and the food basket. This will separate max amount of the free food grains or any residual oil.

Step 05:

Dry the food basket and the grill with a cloth and air dry them if possible with an air blower or keep them under the sunlight for half an hour.

Deep cleaning of the Philips air fryer

By the term ‘Deep cleaning of the device’, it is meant that the end user adopts a thorough cleaning process, where detailed inspection & clean up of the Philips air fryer takes place.

Disclaimer: Deep cleanup is advised in situations when the Philips Air fryer is either used for a longer duration or greasy and sticky food ingredients are processed. Like beacons, meatballs, sausages etc

Steps to follow for deep cleanup of the Philips air fryer;

Step 01:

The device must be left for cooling when you opt to proceed with the cleaning steps. This is done in order to avoid ceramic chipping off due to temperature differences (Quenching phenomenon).

Now turn off the device and remove the electrical cord from the power source in order to ensure the device is safe to go through the deep cleaning process.

Step 02:

Dismantle the Philips air fryer with both the power side (containing heater, fan, electronic circuitry, controls etc) and the food side of the device.

Both of the units are equally critical and should be thoroughly cleaned to ensure a longer duration of uninterrupted operation.

Important note: The power side of the air fryer shall be kept away from water in order to avoid its ingress into the electronic circuitry of the product.

Step 03:

Externally clean the Philips air fryer with a semi-wet cloth. Ensure the vents are properly inspected & cleaned. No clogging of any sort is advised to be left unattended while deep cleaning the Philips air fryer.

All buttons, knobs & displays shall be inspected and thoroughly cleaned for any undesired material deposition.

Internally inspect the heating element and use dishwashing liquid or soap on a wet cloth to thoroughly apply to the element & clean. You can use a disposed of toothbrush to do the needful more thoroughly and within a limited span of time.

The Fan may not be accessible in most Philips air fryers, therefore the use of a brush sleek enough to pass through the heating element will help easy clean up the fan. Remember to apply liquid soap and a few drops of water.

Make sure the device is kept in the normal position and not upside down (to avoid ingress of moisture or drops of water / liquid soap.

Step 04:

Philips air fryers are coated with a non-stick ceramic coating that ensures food grains/oil are separated. However, in the case of beacons, meatballs, and sausage processing the device can take an undesired deposition on the internals. Remove the grill from the food basket.

Pour hot water up to 70 °C on the grill and the food basket along with an amount of dishwashing liquid. This will separate max amount of the free food grains, fats or greasy substances.

Gently rub the internals to avoid damage to the ceramic coating with a sponge or soft cotton cloth.

Step 05:

Thoroughly ensure dryness of both the units, either by placing them in front of the sun or airdry via an air blower.

This step will ensure the proper removal of moisture, and any foreign particles/bacteria.

Extensive cleaning and preventive measures

‘Extensive cleaning & PM’ of a Philips air fryer shall be carried out once every 06 Months when the device is in daily use. Otherwise, it can be performed on 12 Months frequency based on less frequent usage of the device.

The following steps shall be carried out to ensure Extensive cleaning & PM measurement on a Philips Air fryer.

Step 01:

The device must be left for cooling when you opt to proceed with the extensive cleaning steps. This is done in order to avoid ceramic chipping off due to temperature differences (Quenching phenomenon).

Now turn off the device and remove the electrical cord from the power source in order to ensure the device is safe to go through the deep cleaning process.

You are advised to go through the air fryer manual for extensive PM guidelines.

Step 02:

The device needs to be inspected for any malfunction during the course of operation for the last 06 months.

In case the device is reported to either loose air frying, temp rise, fan clogging etc then it shall be thoroughly checked for parts replacement.

we recommend ensuring the availability of the defective spare parts and getting them replaced by the sales and service center

Step 03:

Externally clean the Philips air fryer with a semi-wet cloth. Ensure the vents are properly inspected & cleaned. No clogging of any sort is advised to be left unattended while deep cleaning the Philips air fryer.

Internally inspect the heating element and use dishwashing liquid or soap on a wet cloth to thoroughly apply to the element & clean.

You can use a disposed of toothbrush to do the needful more thoroughly and within a limited span of time.

The Fan may not be accessible in most Philips air fryers, therefore the use of a brush sleek enough to pass through the heating element will help easy clean up of the fan. Remember to apply liquid soap and a few drops of water.

Make sure the device is kept in the normal position and not upside down (to avoid ingress of moisture or drops of water / liquid soap.

Step 04:

Check the device assembly and contact of the food basket with the power unit. The contacts ensure the device is ready to operate and part of the permissive to start the air fryer.

In case there is an issue with the contacts, it shall be replaced to avoid undue stoppages.

lock mechanism shall also be replaced in case it fails to hold the food basket and the power side together.

Step 05:

Pour hot water up to 70 °C on the grill and the food basket along with an amount of dishwashing liquid. This will separate max amount of the free food grains, fats, or greasy substances.

Gently rub the internals to avoid damage to the ceramic coating with a sponge or soft cotton cloth.

Thoroughly ensure dryness of both the units, either by placing them in front of the sun or airdry via an air blower.

This step will ensure the proper removal of moisture, and any foreign particles/bacteria.

Summary & conclusion

A Philips air fryer’s useful life depends on the level of usage and the handling of the equipment. Better handling and care enhance the equipment’s useful life in the longer run.

Three methods of Philips air fryer cleaning shall be adopted whichever suits the situation so as to avoid food deposition that could lead to smoke, fire, and undesired situation if not rectified in time.

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