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While an air fryer is undoubtedly one of the most convenient ways to cook - especially during those long COVID-19 alert level 4 weeks of lockdown when takeaways were unavailable - they do have their downsides.
As an air fryer user and lover, I can attest that one of the worst jobs is cleaning it. They are often large and unwieldy, and multiple parts need to be removed and cleaned in different ways.
But labour no longer. One clever TikTok user has revealed an amazing hack that will cut your air fryer cleaning time down to next to nothing.
UK TikTok user Tanya, who goes by the handle @TanyaHomeInspo, revealed in a recent clip that all you need to wash your air fryer is some washing liquid and water.
"This hack is literally genius," she says in the clip, while pouring dishwashing liquid into the drawer.
She then fills it with hot water, before locking the drawer back into the air fryer and setting the timer at three minutes to heat.
After three minutes, the air fryer is full of greasy, dirty water which Tanya tips down the drain, before showing how the air fryer looks "like new".
"Wow! It actually works," she captioned her post.
Thousands have since commented on her video vowing to give the hack a try or confirming that it works like magic.
"Just [did] this. It worked so well [I] couldn't believe it," one TikTok user wrote.
"Thanks for the tip; this might come in handy one day. I typically line the bottom with foil for easy clean-up," another added.
"Ooohh yesss cleaning the air fryer is my WORST job," a third wrote.
It's not the first household cleaning TikTok hack to go viral.
Earlier this year, a Canadian mum went viral on TikTok for laundry hack she says saves her hours of time.