Unplug the fryer and wait for it to cool completely before cleaning.
Wipe the exterior of the fryer with a dampened cloth, but avoid abrasive scrub brushes, cleansers or steel wool.
Remove the fryer basket and hand wash it in hot, soapy water.
Dry the frying basket with paper towels thoroughly.
Pour the used grease or oil into a grease receptacle for proper disposal based on your local waste laws.
Pat the inside of the fryer with paper towels to absorb excess grease from the interior.
Pour a pitcher full of hot soapy water into the fryer, but do not submerge the unit into water or put it under running water.
Wipe the insides of the fryer with the soapy water and pour out the cleaning water.
Pour several pitchers of clean water into the fryer to rinse until the water poured out of the fryer comes out clean without soap or grease.
Pat the inside of the deep fryer dry with paper towels.
Replace the basket in the fryer and store it until ready to use. Add fresh oil only when you are ready to cook again.