The moment I bought an air fryer was the moment my life changed for the better, and while that may sound dramatic, it's the honest truth. So long are the days of cooking pizza in the oven or guesstimating the best way to whip up Trader Joe's cauliflower gnocchi; the air fryer does it all in the shortest period of time and cooks everything to perfection. The only downfall is that I use it so frequently that cleaning it has become a huge pain in you-know-what, and if I'm being honest, I've gone weeks without washing its removable basket. I needed a new method, so when I stumbled across this air-fryer cleaning hack on TikTok, there was one word that came to mind: genius.
Little did I know cleaning an air fryer was as simple as whipping up food in one, and now that I'm informed, I'll never go back to my old ways. TikTok user @skinnytaste is the one I owe my life to; her TikTok video states to fill the air-fryer basket with water, add soap, turn it on for three to five minutes, then scrape it clean. Once the gunk's removed, you simply rinse the basket in water and put it back in the air fryer for one minute (or until it's dry), and you're done! Yup, it's truly that easy. Watch the video above to learn how to clean an air fryer for yourself, and get ready to implement this trick into your day-to-day life - it really works!