Elite EDF-3500GB Instruction manual

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3.5 Qt. Deep Fryer
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Model EDF-3500
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Model EDF-3500
Elite Gourmet 3.5 Qt. Deep Fryer
Distributed by: MAXI-MATIC® , USA
18401 E. Arenth Ave. Building B. City of Industry, CA 91748
Customer Service Department: (626) 912-9877 Ext. 120 MON-FRI 9am-5pm PST
Email: info@maxi-matic.com
Website: www.maxi-matic.com
Before operating your new appliance, please read all instructions carefully and keep
for future reference.
Timer Control Knob – To preheat the fryer, turn the timer knob to a set
desired time (after you set a desired temperature). The red indicator light
will turn on. After the temperature has been reached, the red light will turn
2) Temperature Control Knob – Adjust the adjustable thermostat to your
desired temperature. Please refer to the temperature in the particular recipe
you are using.
3) Green Indicator Light - Green light indicates the deep fryer is powered on.
4) Red Indicator Light - Red light indicates that the set temperature has been
reached when the light shuts off. Note: You may need to preheat the fryer
for 1-3 minutes before frying foods.
5) Oil Tank – Is removable. Constructed of stainless steel and easy to clean.
6) Body – Constructed of stainless steel and easy to clean.
7) Viewing Window – Allows you to see cooking process.
8) Filter – Carbon activated filter reduces odors.
9) Basket Handle – Easily attaches to wire basket to lower food into the fryer
and to also lift out cooked food.
10) Basket – Can be hung on the edge of the deep fryer for food preparation
before lowering into the oil.
11) Control Box Assembly & Heating Element – This piece is attached to
each other. When lifting out the control box, the heating element will come
out also.
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be
followed, including the following:
1. Read all instructions before operating.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs if applicable.
3. Remove all packaging plastics and other materials from unit before operating.
4. Wash all removable accessories before using for the first time.
5. To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse cord, plug or appliance itself
in water or other liquids.
6. Close supervision is necessary when appliance is used by or near children.
7. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before
putting on or taking off parts.
8. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance
malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Return the appliance to the
nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
9. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance
manufacturer may cause injuries.
10. Do not use outdoors.
11. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter or touch hot surfaces.
12. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
13. Always attach plug to appliance first, then plug cord into wall outlet. To
disconnect, turn any control to OFF position, then remove plug from wall outlet.
14. Oversized foods or metal utensils must not be inserted in the appliance as they
may cause a fire or risk of electrical shock.
15. A fire may occur if the appliance is covered or touching flammable material
including curtains, draperies, walls and the like when in operation.
16. Do not clean with metal scouring pads. Pieces can break off the pad and touch
electrical parts, involving a risk of electrical shock.
17. Extreme caution should be exercised when using containers constructed of other
material other than metal or glass.
18. Do not store any materials other than manufacturer's recommended accessories
in this unit when not in use.
19. Do not place any of the following materials in the unit: Paper, cardboard, plastic
and / or similar non-food materials.
20. Some countertop and table surfaces, such as Corian®, wood and / or laminates,
are not designed to withstand prolonged heat generated by certain appliances. It
is recommended by countertop manufacturers and Maxi-Matic that a hot pad or
trivet be placed under your Elite deep fryer to prevent possible damage to the
Always place the deep fryer on a stable surface and keep all flammable materials
away from the unit during operation.
2. Make sure that the deep fryer is never near or on a switched-on stove or cooking
3. Before you use the deep fryer it must be filled with the required amount of oil or
fat. **Never use the deep fryer without oil or fat because this could damage the
4. Never move the deep fryer during use. The oil becomes very hot. Wait until
the unit and the oil has completely cooled down before moving.
5. This deep fryer is protected with a thermal safety device which switches the
machine off automatically if it over heats.
6. Never immerse the appliance in water.
7. Never leave the deep fryer unattended while in use.
8. Always ensure the safety of children if they are near the deep fryer.
9. If the deep fryer and/or cord are damaged, they must be repaired by a
professional service department. Do not try to repair the unit yourself or replace
the damaged cord. This requires special tools.
10. Be sure not to damage the heating element. (Do not bend or dent)
11. The electrical component is required with a safety heat switch, which ensures
that the heating element can only function when the element is correctly placed
on the fryer.
12. In the case of overheating, the thermal protective device will switch off the fryer
automatically. This device is a small red button found either on the underside of
the electrical component, or in the cord storage compartment. It can be reactivated by pushing the button in again with a pointed object (e.g. a pen).
**Disconnect from power outlet before re-activating!
Remove all printed documents and any other packaging materials.
Pull out all removable parts and wash gently with hot water.
Do not immerse the power cord and Control Box Assembly & Heating Element
of the deep fryer into any liquids.
Dry all parts thoroughly before assembling.
Do not operate the fryer without enough oil in the oil tank.
The Deep Fryer should always be placed on a flat and stable surface where the
power cord is out of reach from children and away from accidental entanglement.
When you fry several different kinds of food, always fry the food that uses the
lowest temperature setting first.
Do not mix different types of oil for frying.
Frying already pre-cooked foods may take less time to fry than completely raw
Replace the oil after each 10-15 uses; or earlier if the oil becomes brown and
Never switch on the deep fryer without oil or liquid fat, as this could damage the
machine. Also, do not place any other liquids such as water or other substances
in the pan.
Place the deep fryer on a dry, stable surface. Since the deep fryer becomes hot
during use, make sure that it is not too close to other objects.
Make sure the Deep Fryer is UNPLUGGED before assembling.
Assemble the control box into the oil pan. Make sure the control box is secured
properly, otherwise the fryer will not power on properly.
Remove the frying basket and allow it to hang and rest on the backside of the oil
Use only good quality frying oil such as Peanut oil, Vegetable oil, pure Corn oil,
Sunflower oil, Canola oil, or Light Olive oil. (Recommended not to mix oil)
Fill oil into the oil container approximately between the MIN marking and the
MAX marking.
Do not fill over the MAX marking or lower than the MIN marking.
Make sure the temperature control knob is set to the OFF or 0 position.
PLUG the power cord into an outlet.
The small GREEN indicator light will be activated.
Move the Thermostat knob to desired temperature setting according to the
particular recipe you are using.
To preheat the fryer, set the desired temperature and set the timer to five
The RED indicator light will be activated.
While the oil is preheating, prepare the food that is going to be fried.
When the oil has reached the set temperature, the RED light will turn off.
Re-set the timer to the desired frying time of food.
NOTE: The RED indicator light will periodically go on and off to maintain the set
(Depending on the set temperature and the amount of oil, the heating elements
will take approximately 2-5 minutes to preheat.)
When placing the food into the basket, make sure it is as dry as possible. Do not
add water, ice or wet food, it may cause HOT OIL SPLATTER.
When frying Frozen food, clear off any ice particles and thaw food thoroughly.
Do not overfill the basket.
Lower basket of food into hot oil and cover fryer w/ lid.
Cover with lid.
When food has finished drying, remove the lid. Lift the basket up slowly out of
the hot oil and place the basket on the basket rest located on the back of the fry
basket to drain excess oil.
After the excess oil has drained, place the food on a paper towel lined baking
sheet to allow any remaining oil to drain away.
If you are frying more than one load, ensure the oil re-heats to the required
The frying times given in the chart are only a guide and should be adjusted
accordingly to the quantity of food being fried.
Temp. °F
Fish Fillet
Fish Fillet in batter
Fish Cakes or Balls
Sliced Meat
Chicken Strips
French Fries (1 time)
French Fries (2 time)
*French Fries being fried a 2
Remove the lid and basket.
WARNING: Before cleaning the deep fryer, make sure that it is
disconnected from the power outlet, make sure the unit and the oil has
completely cooled. Oil retains its temperature for a long period after use.
Do not attempt to carry or move the deep fryer while the oil is hot.
Wait for the fryer to cool, lift out the Control Box Assembly & Heating element.
Remove the oil pot and pour out the oil. It is recommended to filter the oil after
each use if you are to re-use the oil again.
After removing the oil pot, the fryer can be divided into several separate
assemblies to clean.
The oil pot and the body can immerse into water to clean.
The Control Box & Heating Element should be wiped clean with absorbent paper
towels. Then use a damp cloth and a mild soap to clean.
WARNING: Do not immerse the Control Box & Heating Element into water
to clean.
Dry thoroughly all parts.
Note: Do not use abrasive scrubbing brushes or chemical cleaners to
clean the unit.
Estimated Time
3-5 minutes
3-4 minutes
6-8 minutes
5-6 minutes
6-8 minutes
6-8 minutes
7-10 minutes
7-10 minutes
7-10 minutes
6-10 minutes
3-5 minutes
time will be lighter and crispier.
1. Make sure to turn the temperature control knob and Timer control knob to
the OFF position and unplug the deep fryer.
2. Once food is done cooking, remove the lid, and hang the basket on the hook
and let excessive oil drip into the oil pot.
Warning: Removing the lid will release hot steam. Take extreme care
when handling. Keep face and bare skin clear of the steam release.
3. Take out the basket and place the food on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
Do not touch the basket while it is still hot. Always use the handle.
4. Transfer food to a clean dish without the paper towels.
5. Place the basket into the deep fryer.
6. Do not move the deep fryer until it is cooled entirely.
7. Unplug the power cord and store away.
How to replace the filters:
Your carbon filter should be changed every 6 months. The oil filter should be
changed every 12 months.
1) Unclip and remove the filter cover.
2) Take out both white and black filter pieces.
3) Throw out old filters and replace with new filters. Make sure the White filter
piece rests on the metal surface BELOW the carbon filter (black piece).
Always allow the appliance to cool completely before storing. Store the appliance in a
dry location. Keep the power cord out of reach of children.
A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce risks of injuring yourself from
becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
Longer extension cords are available and may be used if you exercise caution
during use.
If a longer cord is used please note the following:
The marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be at least as great as
the electrical rating of the appliance.
The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the counter top
of tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over unintentionally.
If this appliance has a polarized plug (meaning one blade is wider than the other
one), please follow the below instructions:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet
only in one direction. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it
still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug in
any way.
This appliance is intended for Household Use Only.
The following are a few quick recipes for different kinds of batter to use with a variety
of foods to fry up in the deep fryer for a delicious meal.
Beer Batter:
Mix together 1 ½ cups of flour and 1 ½ cups of any kind of beer in a large mixing
bowl. Cover the bowl after mixing and allow the batter to sit at room temperature for
approximately 3 hours. When ready to fry, dip desired food into the batter and follow
the directions for frying battered foods in this booklet.
Egg Batter:
Combine 2 egg yolks, ¾ cup of flour, 1-½ teaspoons of vegetable oil, ½ teaspoon of
salt and 1 cup of milk. Mix thoroughly. Add more milk if desired to adjust the density
of the mixture. When ready to fry, dip desired food into the batter and follow the
directions for frying battered foods in this booklet.
Egg Coating:
Combine 2 whole eggs with 1-½ teaspoons of vegetable and a pinch of salt and
pepper to taste. When ready to fry, dip desired food into the mixture and follow the
directions for frying foods in this booklet.
Extra Crispy Coating:
Beat together ½ cup milk and one whole egg in a small mixing bowl. In a separate
bowl, mix together ½ cup of flour and any of your favorite seasonings such as salt,
pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, etc. When read to fry, dip desired food into the
wet mixture first, then dip into the dry flour mixture. Then follow the directions for
frying foods in this booklet.
Bread Crumb Coating:
Beat together 1 ½ teaspoons of vegetable oil and 2 egg yolks in a small mixing bowl.
IN a separate bowl, mix together ½ cup of bread crumbs, 1/3 cup of flour plus any of
your favorite seasonings such as salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, etc. When
read to fry, dip desired food into the wet mixture first, then dip into the dry bread
crumb mixture. Then follow the directions for frying foods in this booklet.
Make sure food is always sliced thinly and evenly. This helps the food
to be fried evenly.
Shake off any excess flour or bread crumb coating to prevent any
clumps to form when frying.
If you wish to use the basket when frying foods coated with batter, it is
recommended to lower the basket into the hot oil first and then gently
and carefully place battered foods into the oil directly. This will prevent
the batter from catching and sticking to the wiring of the basket.
Never fill the basket more than 2/3 full. In order to cook evenly, the food
needs space for the frying oil to fry each side.
Vegetable oil for frying
1 c. all-purpose flour
4 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 c. water or milk
1/3 c. butter
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 eggs, at room temp.
In a large heavy skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 3 inches oil to 350 degrees.
Meanwhile, combine flour, sugar and nutmeg, set aside. In medium
saucepan heat water or milk, butter and salt over medium heat until boiling
and butter is melted. Add vanilla, then add flour mixture all at once.
Stir briskly with a wooden spoon until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms
a ball. Continue stirring a few minutes more to dry.
Remove from heat and beat until slightly cooled.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Using 2 spoons,
shape a generous tablespoon dough into an oblong and drop into hot oil.
Fry 3 or 4 at a time, turning beignets as they rise to the surface. Fry 3 to 4
minutes, until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels and sprinkle immediately with sifted confectioners'
sugar. Repeat with remaining batter.
Makes about 2 dozen beignets
1 c. sifted flour
3 eggs
2 c. minced cooked shrimp
1 c. finely chopped celery
1/4 c. minced bamboo shoots
1/4 c. minced water chestnuts
1 tbsp. finely chopped onion
1 qt. corn oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. Accent
Combine flour, 1-cup water and 2 eggs. Beat at low speed of electric mixer
for 5 minutes. Set aside for at least 15 minutes.
Mix shrimp, celery, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, onion, 2 tablespoons
corn oil and seasonings thoroughly.
Heat heavy 6-inch skillet until drop of water will sizzle. Grease lightly with
corn oil before cooking each skin. Hold skillet off heat; pour 2 to 3
tablespoons batter into pan, moving and tilting pan while pouring. Pour
excess back into bowl of batter; return skillet to heat. Batter will set very
Cook just until set and edge curls slightly. Turn out onto dry dishtowel until
ready to roll.
Place about 2 tablespoons filling in center of each skin; brush edge with
beaten egg. Fold nearest edge over filling; fold over sides about 1 inch. Roll
skin; seal with beaten egg. Pour enough of remaining corn oil into deep fryer
or skillet to fill 1/3 full.
Heat over medium heat to 375 degrees or until 1-inch square of bread turns
brown in 10 seconds.
Add several egg rolls slowly; fry until lightly browned on all sides, turning as
needed. Drain on absorbent paper. Repeat with remaining rolls. Yield: 15
egg rolls.
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. milk
Combine all the above ingredients in order. Mix thoroughly.
Heat cooking oil in deep fryer until hot.
Put batter in funnel (be sure to cover hole with one finger), then, holding the
funnel over hot oil (be very careful!), release some of the batter in circular
motion, then criss-crossing motions to form one funnel cake.
The funnel cake will rise quickly and expand - so be careful how much batter
you use.
Cook to light golden brown on both sides.
Remove from oil and place on paper towels.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm.
6 med. mild white onions
1 1/8 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 c. milk
Slice onion 1/4 inch thick and separate into rings.
Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl and stir just until dry ingredients
are moistened.
Dip onion rings into flour mixture.
Fry several at a time in a deep fryer until golden brown. Drain on paper towel
and sprinkle with salt.
24 wings (4 lbs.)
Salt & pepper (optional)
4 c. cooking oil
1/4 c. butter
2 to 5 tsp. hot sauce
1 tsp. white vinegar
Cut off tips and separate wings at joint; sprinkle with salt and pepper, to
Heat oil in deep fat fryer or large heavy pot. When quite hot, add 12 wings
and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When wings are golden brown and crisp, remove and drain well. Add rest of
wings; repeat process.
Meanwhile, melt butter in saucepan; add hot sauce, to taste and vinegar.
Pour sauce over wings and mix well to cover.
Serve with Blue Cheese Dressing and celery sticks.
1/2 c Yellow corn meal
1/2 c Flour
1 tsp Honey
1/2 tsp Salt
1 ea Egg, lightly beaten
6-8 Hot Dogs / Frankfurters
6 ea Skewers or sticks
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 c Milk
1 tbsp Melted shortening
Combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, mustard, baking powder and salt,
mixing well.
Add the milk, egg and shortening, mixing until very smooth.
Pour the mixture into a tall glass. Put the frankfurters on sticks.
Dip them into the cornmeal batter to coat them evenly.
Deep fry in oil heated to 375 degrees until golden brown, about two minutes.
Drain on paper towels.
3-4 lg. green tomatoes
2 c. flour
1 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. pepper
1 tbsp. seasoning salt
2 eggs
2 c. milk
Oil for frying
Cut tomatoes into almost 1/2-inch thick slices.
Mix flour, salt, pepper and seasoning salt in one bowl.
Mix eggs and milk in another bowl. Dip each tomato slice into the milk
mixture, then into the flour, back to the milk and then to the flour again,
coating well.
Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees and add battered tomato slices a few
at a time, and cook for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
Vegetable for frying
1 cup water
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Prepare to fry the churros by heating oil in deep fryer to 360
degrees F.
To make churro dough, heat water, margarine and salt to rolling
boil in 3-quart saucepan; stir in flour.
Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about 1
minute; remove from heat.
Beat eggs all at once; continue beating until smooth and then add
to saucepan while stirring mixture.
Spoon mixture into cake decorator’s tube with large star tip (like the
kind use to decorate cakes).
Squeeze 4-inch strips of dough into hot oil. Fry 3 or 4 strips at a
time until golden brown, turning once, about 2 minutes on each
side. Drain on paper towels.
Mix Sugar and the optional cinnamon; roll churros in sugar mixture.
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tbsp. cold water
1/2 c. chicken coating mix
1/2 c. ice water
1 egg yolk
1/2 c. Kraft Sweet and Sour Sauce
1/4 c. chicken broth
1/4 c. water
1/2 tsp. cornstarch
1 green pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 med. carrot, sliced inch long then lengthwise
1/2 c. sliced water chestnuts
1 can chunk pineapple
Combine marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Add chicken, mix well. Let
stand 30 minutes.
Combine batter ingredients in a medium bowl until just mixed. Do not stir to
Combine Sweet and Sour Sauce, chicken broth, water and cornstarch in a
small bowl, set aside.
Heat oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees
While oil is heating, coat each piece of chicken with batter. Reduce heat to
Carefully lower coated chicken into hot oil with fryer basket.
Deep fry chicken 3 minutes or until browned. Remove from oil.
Turn heat up to high and heat oil to 400 degrees.
Carefully place chicken all at once in hot oil and deep-fry until crisp, about 30
Remove chicken, draining well. Place on platter.
Using a fry pan, place 2 tablespoons oil. Heat to medium. Stir-fry green
peppers, carrots and water chestnuts 2 minutes.
Add Sweet and Sour Sauce mixture. Stir in pineapple. Stir-fry until sauce
has thickened. Remove from heat.
Stir in chicken and serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.