duck1014 t1_j2fpguk wrote

It's a simple matter of washing it with soap. It doesn't build up.

Keep in mind we're talking about (quite literally) a few drops at the bottom, even if you're making french fries.

For example, when making fries (say 3-4 medium sized potatoes), you cut them up, soak in really cold water for 30-45 min), and completely dry them. Then add about 1-1.5 tablespoons of oil to the cut up potatoes. Then air fry (shaking the basket every 5 min or so) for 18-20 min.

When making fried chicken drumsticks, you coat the chicken and add no oil.