Never start cleaning until the oil has cooled down. The Mesh, bowl and lid should all be removed (Please note that on some models the bowl is not removable) and soaked in hot soapy water for 20 minutes. The mesh should then be cleaned with a stiff brush and the bowl with a non-abrasive cleaner. The outer body should be wiped with a damp cloth. If your Deep Fat Fryer has the patented Total Clean system, then you can put everything but the control module in a dishwasher.