Whether in the home or in a restaurant, deep fryers are notoriously difficult to clean. In order to remove grease from a deep fryer, more is involved than simply washing it. To get the best results, it takes a combination of techniques and nontoxic cleaning supplies to clean your deep fryer.
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Things you need
- Clean paint scraper
- Liquid dish soap
- Paper towel
- Baking soda
- Scouring pad
Turn off the deep fryer and let it cool down. Drain the oil from the fryer according to the directions for your particular product.
Scrape the sides and bottom of the deep fryer with a clean paint scraper to remove any burnt oil or food residue. Discard the waste in a garbage bin.
Fill the fryer with water, up to the oil level. Add three to five drops of liquid dish soap and agitate the water with your hands until bubbles form.
Plug the fryer in and turn it on. Let the water in the fryer boil for 10 minutes.
Unplug the fryer and let it cool down for five to 10 minutes. Drain the water once it cools.
Mix a solution of one part white vinegar to 10 parts water in a bucket. Rinse the inside of the fryer with the vinegar solution.
Rinse the fryer one last time with plain water. Dry the inside of the fryer with paper towels.
Make a paste of one part water to three parts baking soda. Apply a thin layer of the paste to any grease on the outside of the fryer and let it sit for 10 minutes. This paste acts as a natural degreaser.
Scrub the baking soda paste with a scouring pad until the oil comes off. Rinse the outside of the fryer with water.
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