The unit should be cleaned thoroughly after every use. Always let the appliance cool before cleaning.
Unplug the unit from the wall outlet before cleaning. Keep the hood open after removing your food so the unit will cool down more quickly.
To clean the main unit, and control panel, wipe them with a damp cloth.
The cooking pot, grill plate, crisper basket, splatter shield, cleaning brush, and any other included Ninja Foodi Grill accessories are dishwasher safe.
If hand-washing, use the cleaning brush to help wash the parts. Use the opposite end of the cleaning brush as a scraper to assist with releasing baked-on sauces or cheese. Air-dry or towel-dry all parts after hand-washing.
If food residue or grease are stuck on the grill plate, splatter shield, or any other removable part, place them in a sink or stack them in the pot and fill with warm, soapy water and allow to soak for a couple hours or overnight. After soaking, use the cleaning brush to clean each part.
Over time, the splatter shield front tabs and frame may accumulate grease buildup. Soaking the splatter shield overnight will help soften the baked-on grease. After soaking, use the cleaning brush to remove the grease from the stainless steel frame and front tabs.