Use Tea Bags to Get Rid of Odors and Grease in an Oil-Free Fryer

Is your air fryer emitting foul odors and filled with grease? Discover the simple solution to cleaning your oil-free fryer using tea bags!


If you are experiencing a headache and need help with deodorizing and cleaning grease, please refer to the following article from Bach Hoa GREEN.

Supplies needed

The only item you need is a used tea bag. You will need at least 2 tea bags for it to be effective. If you have a large capacity pot, you will need more tea bags.

You can store the tea bags in the refrigerator and use them when needed. This way, you can deodorize both the refrigerator and the air fryer.

Used tea bags
Used tea bags


Step 1: After using the tea bag, remove the water and save it. Use at least 2 tea bags, or more depending on the pot’s capacity.

Step 2: Wash the pot, then place the tea bags inside and set the temperature to 160 degrees for 20 minutes.

Step 3: Leave the tea in the air fryer until it cools down.

By following these steps, the air fryer will no longer retain the smell of old food and will instead have a pleasant tea fragrance.


Important tips for cleaning the air fryer

When cleaning the air fryer, remember the following:

  • Use warm water and wipes: Use a towel soaked in diluted warm water or hand sanitizer to gently wipe the frying tray. This will help kill bacteria, deodorize, and prevent the tray’s non-stick coating from peeling off.
  • Wipe the inside and outside of the fryer: After cleaning, use a warm cloth to dry and wipe both the inside and outside of the air fryer.
  • Check the position of the fryer parts: After cleaning, make sure the frying tray is placed correctly inside the pot.

Note when cleaning the air fryer
Note when cleaning the air fryer

That’s how you can utilize tea bags to deodorize and remove grease from an oil-free fryer, as recommended by Bach Hoa GREEN. We hope you find this information helpful.