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With many fish and chip operators frying chips in baskets these days, we get a lot of messages from people asking us how to clean the baskets. It might seem like a simple issue, but as always, attention to detail will help everyone create better fish and chips. This method would also work for frying utensils.

If you are not sure what to do, our steps below teach you how to clean a deep fryer basket using materials in your kitchen.

It is best to make this a regular part of your cleaning schedule; it will make the job a whole lot easier. Best not let oil bake on especially if you use a liquid oil as that is prone to polymerisation.  

What you will need:

➡️ Warm water

➡️ Paper towel

➡️ Sponge or soft-bristle scrub brush

➡️ Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner & Restorer


➡️ Oil, fat and frying stains can be stubborn to remove. Using Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner & Restorer works wonders when cleaning a fryer basket. Here are the steps you need to take.

➡️ Fill up the sink with hot water and mix in theCeres Deep Fryer Cleaner & Restorer until mixed in and dissolved.

➡️ Place the baskets in the sink, and let them soak for about a twenty minutes or so. Be sure the basket is fully submerged in the solution.

➡️ Using the Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner & Restorer and your sponge or soft-bristle brush, scrub the base and interior walls of the fryer basket. Also, scrub the basket’s exterior. Make sure to pay extra attention to the spots where the most oil and food particles are gathered.

➡️ Once the basket is lathered up, give it a rinse with warm water. If you notice any remaining grease or remnants, scrub those areas of the basket again. Rinse again after you re-clean these spots.

➡️ If baskets have never been cleaned or the grease is very stubborn leave over night for a good soak.

➡️ After washing and scrubbing give the baskets a really thorough rinse with cold water.

➡️ Placing a wet basket into oil does not bode well. Lay down some paper towels, and set the basket down so it can air dry. Wipe off remaining wet spots with a paper towel thoroughly to make sure it’s completely dry. 

➡️ It is best to do this at the end of the shift so they can dry naturally overnight.

💡 If you are having a boil out why not keep your baskets in the pan, this way you can clean the pan and the baskets.

Note – You must rinse properly, any remnants of Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner & Restorer will start breaking down your oils. 

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