How does one clean a deep fryer??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by debilorrah, May 27, 2010.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] There is such a build up of oil in that thing and I cannot seem to get it out. Anyone have suggestions??
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I soak mine overnight with a LOT of dish soap and hot water. It will break up. Use a brush to get it out. A sponge gets all clogged with grease.

    I love my deep fryer. Nothing better than fresh deep fried silkie chicks. Yum.
     
  3. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Oven cleaner is what hubby uses for his.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Now why didn't I think of that??? [​IMG]

    Don, I tried that - no go. I love mine too. Apparently too much.
     
  5. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    Quote:Now why didn't I think of that??? [​IMG]

    Don, I tried that - no go. I love mine too. Apparently too much.

    The dish soap and water or the deep fried silkie chick? [​IMG]
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Never done a deep fryer, but when I had to clean the popcorn machine (first time it had been cleaned in 5 years), I had to use razor blades to scrape off the hardest gunk, then use a scotch pad with Dawn. After 3 hours, it looked beautiful!
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    The deep fryers build up a layer of grease and bits that stick hard to the sides. The more you change the oil the easier they are to clean however good oil can last a while and isn't cheap. Nothing I've tried other than a good firm brush and some elbow grease has worked well. I've tried some heavy degreasers I've used at my job too with limited success.

    Make sure to roll the silkies in milk, then flour, then egg and finally a good breading or breadcrumb. Delish.
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I season my flour with sage and pepper first.
     
  9. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Quote:Now why didn't I think of that??? [​IMG]

    Don, I tried that - no go. I love mine too. Apparently too much.

    He gets the kind that doesn't have to be used hot, sprays it, leaves it awhile, mostly rinses it off later. Just a little scrubbing.
     
  10. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I didn't know they needed to be cleaned [​IMG]

    you know, getting a good build up of burned on grease is DESIRABLE on cast iron and some other cookware.....can't see as it would hurt you in your deep fryer [​IMG]
     

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