As tempting as it may be, you can’t place any part of your Ninja Foodi in the dishwasher; doing so could cause irreparable damage to your appliance and could even void the warranty. With that said, you are better off washing your device by hand. However, specific components of the product may be harder to clean, such as the air fryer lid.
To clean your Ninja Foodi air fryer lid, you will need to follow a certain set of steps. Below, we’ll explain how you can effectively clean the lid without compromising its integrity. With the appropriate tools, it will take you less than 10 minutes to clean your appliance.
Cleaning the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Lid
When you clean your microwave, all you need is a damp paper towel and a little bit of patience. Cleaning your Ninja Foodi, however, is a different story. For this, you will need:
- A screwdriver with a t15 head
- A Magic Eraser (or a damp paper towel, depending on your preference)
- Two cups of warm water
Note: Do not use a Brillo pad to clean your device. Doing so could scratch the air fryer’s coils and disrupt its functionality.
First order of business: before you do anything, unplug your device. Even if you are positive that it is not on, your safety is your number one priority. You do not want to risk electrocuting yourself or damaging the device. From there:
- Open the Ninja Foodi.
- Locate the screws that hold the lid in place.
- Unscrew these components.
- Dip your Magic Eraser in the warm water.
- Use the Magic Eraser to clean off any residue, including grease or oil.
Once you have cleaned your device to your satisfaction, screw the bolts back in to keep the lid in place.
Deep Cleaning the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Lid
Deep cleaning the air fryer lid on your appliance requires you to put the device into pressure cooking mode. First:
- Mix a solution that is 250ml of water and 250ml of lemon juice.
- Pour the solution inside the Ninja Foodi and close the lid.
- Set your device to pressure cooking mode for 10 minutes.
- Pour out the liquid and wipe clean with a paper towel.
Cleaning the Air Fryer Lid’s Pressure Valve
You may have noticed that when you open your Ninja Foodi, there is a rubber ring under the lid; this is called the “valve.” Essentially, this allows your appliance’s lid to shut firmly.
To clean the valve, simply pull it out and run it under warm water. You can use a paper towel or sponge to remove residue. Then, put the valve back into place.
It is not unusual for the rubber valve to become discolored over time. It might even absorb some of your previous meals’ aromas. This is perfectly normal and is no cause for concern. However, if you want a replacement, you can buy a new one on Amazon. Be sure to check your Ninja Foodi lid’s diameter so that you get the right one.
Final Tips for Cleaning Your Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Lid
Your appliance is an investment. As time goes on, you will find that it rivals the efficiency of your microwave and stovetop. You might even stop using these appliances altogether and turn your full attention to your Ninja Foodi. With that being said, here are a couple of things to keep in mind that can extend the lifespan of your device, including its lid:
Do Not Use Oven Cleaners
Oven cleaner contains chemicals that could severely damage your Ninja Foodi. It could end up warping the plastic or even accelerate rust in certain areas. When in doubt, stick with good ol’ soap and water. If you want to use a spray-on cleaner, consider using Dawn Platinum Powerwash.
Do Not Use the Dishwasher
As mentioned earlier, it is highly recommended that you do not put any of the Ninja Foodi’s components in the dishwasher, including the lid. Doing so can warp the components or damage their material.
To clean your Ninja Foodi air fryer lid, simply unfasten the screws holding the lid in place and clean it with a Magic Sponge or a solution of soap and warm water. To get the most out of your purchase, you should clean the appliance after each use so that oil, grease, and grime do not accumulate over time.
For more tips for cleaning your Ninja Foodi, check out this article!