Home and Away star's air fryer cleaning hack goes viral for all the wrong reasons

Probably don't clean your air fryer like Ada Nicodemou.

Home and Away star Ada Nicodemou has uploaded a controversial cleaning hack that had fans fearing for the life of her air fryer.

The soap star, who often is in the face of danger in Summer Bay, may not have realised she was putting her life on the line when sharing the hack she learned from a friend.

 Ada Nicodemou air fryer clean
Home and Away's Ada Nicodemou shared a controversial air fryer cleaning hack. Photo: Instagram.com/adanicodemou

The hack involved putting water in the air fryer, followed by putting in a dishwashing tablet or powder and then setting the air fryer to 15 minutes to clean.

Ada showed the final result, deeming it as "pretty clean" while noting the air fryer wasn't that dirty to begin with.

But fans in the comments were quick to point out this may not be the best technique when it comes to cleaning an air fryer.


'Actually dangerous'

"Noooooo, ours broke from doing this. The water moisture damaged the elements in mine. Almost set fire," one person commented.

"It’s actually dangerous to do this and there have been warnings about it before," another said.

"I can't seriously believe people are stupid enough to think doing this is safe," another person said.

"I put mine in the dishwasher," one person pointed out.


The best way to clean an air fryer

Consumer reports recommend that air fryers should be cleaned after every use, and air fryers claim to have dishwasher-safe components. While each air fryer will offer specific cleaning tips, Larry Ciufo, who tests air fryers suggested the following:

  1. Clean the removable components with warm, soapy water

  2. Use a wooden skewer or toothpick to poke out food that may be stuck in the basket or grate.

  3. Clean the inside of the air fryer using a damp cloth dipped in warm soapy water.

  4. Wipe the exterior with a damp cloth, then dry the appliance.

Yes, every single time. You'll thank yourself later.

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