After you have cooked the meal for you and your guests you will need to start cleaning deep fryer pot and accessories so they are ready for the next time you want to use them. You want your new fryer to remain looking shiny and new for years to come.
Not the most appealing aspect of cooking a meal, no one really likes to clean up when the meal is done. Cleaning a deep fryer is even more unappealing because you have to drain and filter the oil you have used. Depending on the oil you have chosen to use you may be able to get more than one use out of it. So you will need to drain and filter it into an acceptable receptacle and store it in a cool dry place to maintain it for the next time you use it.
You do not want to use the oil more than three times in a row or if it gets very dark and smells funny. The funny smell means that the oil is rancid and should be replaced with new oil. You want to use the freshest ingredients possible to get the best tasting food from your fryer at all times.
When the fryer is completely cool and you can handle the apparatus with no danger of burns, then take it apart and clean the individual pieces either separately or in the dishwasher if they are dishwasher safe. Make sure to follow manufacturers instructions for care, use, and cleaning deep fryer so you do not void any warranties. When the pieces are clean, make sure they are completely dry to avoid rust and if your fryer came in a box that is the best place to store it so pack it back in there and keep it in a safe, dry place.
Do not use any strong, abrasive cleansers on your new fryer and try to keep scratches to a minimum. Some strong cleansers can stain or mar the surface of your fryer even if it is stainless steel and some cleansers may react with the aluminum of your fryer if you chose to buy aluminum. Keeping your new fryer clear of scratches will promote even heating of the appliance and eliminate hot spots or uneven heating patterns. Scratches also can harbor bacteria and are difficult to get clean. The problems arise if you can’t get them clean and the bacteria may then cause you or your guests to get sick. We can’t have anyone getting sick now can we.
Using your home deep fryer to make delicious fried foods for parties and get-togethers is a great time and money saver. Also using a turkey fryer to make your Thanksgiving turkey every year will save you hours of preparation time in the kitchen. If you use your fryer often enough you will get into a routine when cleaning it and soon the draining and filtering of oil and cleaning deep fryer will become second nature to you.