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 fryer has the patented Total Clean system you can put everything but the control module in a dishwasher.
Many of our fryers have an 'Easy Clean' oil drain feature. This will allow you to drain the oil into a container before cleaning. Please ensure the fryer is unplugged and the oil has completely cooled before using this feature.