After a period of use any kitchen cooker, be it halogen, air fryer , mini oven or conventional oven, there is a build up of baked on grease and dirt, which if left will cause the element to issue white smoke.
How to stop white smoke from your Airfryer
If you have experienced this, don’t worry its usually nothing worse than a build up of splatter around the heater. Philips advise the following on their website.
Basically the higher fat foods do produce a small amount of ‘splatter’ when cooking in the Philips range of airfryers. The heater area is difficult to clean, but the technique described on their website will stop all but the very worst cases if done regularly.
Cleaning the heating element
First make a fresh solution of baking powder and water , about 3g of baking powder to 100ml of water, pour into a spray bottle
UNPLUG THE AIRFRYER FROM THE POWER SOCKET
take out the drawer unit and turn the fryer upside down
Remove any large pieces of burnt on debris.
Spray onto the heater and surrounding dirty area and leave for 1 minute then put the Airfryer upright again, standing for about 30mins
Repeat the spraying step once more
Put the Airfryer upright and half fill the drawer with hot water, operate the Airfryer for 20 mins at 200 deg C
Let it cool down, but while warm, invert the unit again to clean the element with a cloth and behind with a toothbrush very carefully , as shown in the video above.
Allow to dry thoroughly before using it again.