Black & Decker EF45 Instruction Manual

EF45 Deep Fryer with Booster Button
First Use Safety Recommendation
Please read through this booklet for safe and efficient use of the appliance.
We urge you read and follow all instructions, even if you are familiar with a
similar appliance.
Keep this guide handy for future reference.
Basket (carrying position)
Filter (23)
Basket (use position)
• Never leave the appliance unattended when in
After use
• Switch off and remove the plug from the socket
before leaving the appliance unattended and
before changing, cleaning or inspecting any parts
of the appliance.
• When not in use, the appliance should be stored
in a dry place. Children should not have access
to stored appliances.
Inspection and repairs
• Before use, check the appliance for damaged or
defective parts. Check for breakage of parts,
damage to switches and any other conditions
that may affect its operation.
• Do not use the appliance if any part is damaged
or defective.
• Have any damaged or defective parts repaired or
replaced by an authorised repair agent.
• Before use, check the power supply cord for
signs of damage, ageing and wear.
• Do not use the appliance if the power supply cord
or mains plug is damaged or defective.
• If the power supply cord or mains plug is
damaged or defective it must be repaired by an
authorised repair agent in order to avoid a
hazard. Do not cut the power supply cord and do
not attempt to repair it yourself.
• Never attempt to remove or replace any parts
other than those specified in this manual.
• Do not attempt to repair the appliance. Take it to
your nearest Black & Decker-owned or
authorised Service Centre for repair.
Electrical Safety
This product must be earthed. Always
check that the power supply corresponds to
the voltage on the rating plate.
Power plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs
with earthed (Class 1) appliances. Unmodified plugs
and matching outlets will reduce the risk of electric
Extension cables & Class 1 product
• A 3-core cable must be used as your appliance is
earthed and of Class 1 construction.
• Up to 30m (100ft) can be used without loss of
• This appliance is not intended for use by young
or infirm persons without supervision. Children
must be supervised to ensure they do not play
with the appliance.
• If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer or an authorised
Black & Decker Service Center in order to avoid a
Intended use
Your Black & Decker Deep Fryer has been designed
for cooking ingredients as listed in the Frying Guide
in this manual.
This appliance is intended for indoor consumer use
Safety Instructions
• Read all of this manual carefully before using the
• Warning! When using mains-powered appliances,
basic safety precautions, including the following,
should always be followed to reduce the risk of
fire, electric shock, personal injury and material
• The intended use is described in this manual. The
use of any accessory or attachment or the
performance of any operation with this appliance
other than those recommended in this instruction
manual may present a risk of personal injury.
• Retain this manual for future reference.
• Always route the cord carefully to avoid a tripping
• Never operate an appliance directly below the
socket-outlet it is connected to.
Using your appliance
• Make sure that the appliance is switched off
before connecting to or disconnecting from the
power supply.
• Always take care when using the appliance.
• Never pull the power supply cord to disconnect
the plug from the socket.
• Keep the power supply cord away from heat, oil
and sharp edges.
• Disconnect the appliance from the power supply
when not in use, before fitting or removing parts,
maintenance and before cleaning.
• Surfaces may be hot during use and during the
cool down period.
• Do not operate or place any part of this appliance
on or near any hot surface, such as gas or
electric burner or in a heated oven.
• When using an extension cord with your
appliance, make sure the extension cord is
correctly wire & rated for its use.
Safety of others
• Do not allow the cord set to hang over bench
• Do not allow children or any person unfamiliar
with these instructions to use the appliance.
• Do not allow children or animals to come near
the work area or to touch the appliance or power
supply cord. Close supervision is necessary
when the appliance is used near children.
Additional safety instructions for Deep Fryers
• Do not immerse the appliance, cord set or plug in
• Never add water or ice to oil
• Extra care is required when cooking frozen food
• Only use good quality cooking oil in this fryer
• Always close the lid before lowering the basket
into the hot oil
• Always close the lid before removing the basket
from the hot oil
• Care should be taken when opening the fryer as
hot steam may escape on opening.
• Hot steam may escape from the filter cover vents
during use
• Take care when opening the Fryer lid as hot
steam may escape
• Do not touch hot surfaces such as the bowl, lid
and main body during use or the cool-down
period. Always use the handles or knobs
• Allow Fryer & oil to cool before carrying or
• Surfaces may be hot during use and during the
cool down period.
• Always leave sufficient space around the fryer for
Hot surface or emissions
This appliance includes some or all of the following
features (fig. A).
1. Lid
2. Window
3. Filter Cover
4. Cooking bowl cavity
5. Cord Storage
6. Handle Release Button
7. Handle
8. Basket
9. Cooking Bowl
10. Temperature Lamp
11. Removable Timer
12. Lid Release Button
13. Temperature Control
14. Wiper
15. Wiper Tab
16. Booster Button
17. Booster Lamp
18. Timer
19. Timer Button
20. Timer display
21. Filter Cover Tab
22. Timer Battery
23. Filter
This appliance is supplied fully assembled & only
requires parts to be cleaned & oil adding to the
cooking bowl before use.
• To open the lid (1), press the lid release button
• Once open, the lid can be removed by lifting it
vertically from the appliance.
• To re-fit the lid, insert the 2 posts into the holes in
the appliance. Close the lid, ensuring it locks in
• Raise the basket handle (7) until it locks in the
horizontal position.
• Press the lid release button (12) & allow the lid (1)
to open.
• Lift the basket (8) from the Fryer.
• To re-fit the basket, insert the rib on the basket
into the hole in the appliance.
• Close the lid, & pull the handle release button (6)
away from the Fryer. Slowly lower the handle to
the vertical position. The basket will be lowered
to the operating position.
Cooking Bowl
• Press the lid release button (12) & allow the lid (1)
to open.
• Lift the basket (8) from the Fryer.
• Grip the bowl (9) at either side & lift it from the
cavity (4).
• To re-fit, place it back in the cavity, ensuring it is
correctly seated. Re-fit the basket, lower it &
close the lid.
• Raise the basket handle (7) until it locks in the
horizontal position.
• Press the lid release button (12) & allow the lid to
• Lift the basket (8) from the Fryer.
• Remove the cooking bowl (9).
• Check the element for signs of damage or debris
to prolong the life of the appliance & improve
Use the Frying Guide as a guide to determine food
quantities, temperature settings and cooking times.
The cooking progress can be checked by looking
through the window (2).
Note: The bowl should only be removed while the
product is cool.
Place the cooking bowl back in the appliance
making sure it is seated correctly.
Note: If the cooking bowl is not seated correctly,
the Fryer will not function.
Check that the Turbo button is in the off position.
Pour good quality cooking oil into the cooking
bowl. Always make sure the oil level is between the
maximum & minimum marks on the cooking bowl.
Note: Cook only in the bowl supplied.
If the window becomes cloudy, the wiper (14) can
be used to clear the moisture collected inside the
window. To operate the wiper, pull the tab (15)
towards the window (2) then push it back to its
original position.
Note: Hot steam may escape from the filter vents
and lid during cooking.
When cooking is completed, rotate the temperature
control (13) to off (“0”) & disconnect the appliance
from the electrical supply.
Fit the basket into the appliance. Close the lid &
lower the basket into the oil by pulling the handle
release button (6) away from the Fryer & lowering
the handle to the vertical position.
Raise the basket handle (7) until it locks in the
horizontal position. Press the lid release button (12)
to open the Fryer & remove the basket, shaking it
so any excess oil falls back into the cooking bowl.
Note: Always close the lid before lowering the
basket into the hot oil.
Connect the appliance to a suitable electrical
Timer Operation
The timer (18) can be used to give an audible
reminder of when the ingredients are ready.
Rotate the temperature control (13) to the required
setting. The temperature indicator lamp (10) will
light up to indicate the oil is being heated.
To operate the timer, press the button (19). The
number “1” will flash on the screen. For each
The lamp will go out in about 12-15 minutes
consecutive press of this button, the number shown
indicating that the oil is at the selected temperature. will increase by one.
Preheating the empty basket in this way will help
Holding the timer button down will cause the
prevent food sticking to it, and prevent food from
numbers to increase at a more rapid rate. When the
absorbing oil.
required number of minutes is shown on the display
Raise the handle to the carrying position. Press the (20), the timer will automatically begin to count
lid release button & allow the lid to open.
down. When the timer enters the final minute, the
Note: Always lift the basket before opening the lid. numbers will show the seconds remaining. When
the countdown is completed, the timer will emit an
Remove the basket & close the lid. Place the
audible beep for a short time. This can be stopped
basket on a worktop, using clean cloth or paper
by pressing the button.
towels to prevent marking the work surface.
The timer can be removed from the Fryer.
Place the prepared ingredients in the basket (8),
Note: The timer is only for indication and does not
then open the Fryer lid & fit the basket to the
turn off the power. The maximum countdown time is
99 minutes.
Note: Excess moisture should be removed from
Booster Button Operation
ingredients with a clean cloth or paper towels
before frying.
The Booster quickly raises the oil temperature. To
use the Booster, rotate the thermostat control (13)
Carefully close the lid, making sure it latches in
to maximum. Press the Booster button (16).
While holding the handle, pull the handle button (6)
away from the Fryer. Slowly lower the handle to the
vertical position. The basket will lower into the hot
oil & food will start to cook.
Note: The temperature indicator lamp (10) will cycle
on and off during cooking. Keep lid (1) closed
during cooking.
The temperature indicator lamp (10) and the
Booster button light (17) will both come on.
The temperature indicator lamp will cycle on and off
during cooking, but the Booster button light will
stay on until the button is pressed again to turn the
Booster off, or until the product is turned off &
disconnected from the electrical supply.
This frying time given in this chart is only a guide and should be adjusted according to the quantity fried.
Onion rings
Fish filet
Fish filet in batter
Fish cakes or balls
Sliced meat
Chicken strips
French fries
Oil Temp (ºC)
Max. Weight (Grams)
Your Black & Decker tool has been designed to
operate over a long period of time with a minimum
of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory operation
depends upon proper care and regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance or
cleaning of the Fryer, disconnect the appliance from
the power supply.
Emptying the Fryer
When the Fryer is cool, pour the old oil from the
coking bowl (9) into a suitable container. Always
follow local regulations concerning the disposal of
used cooking oil.
Replacing the Filter
The filter (23) is fitted to reduce frying odours and
should always be in place when using the Fryer.
Over time, the filters will become less effective &
will need to be replaced.
To replace the filters, press the filter cover tab (21) &
lift the cover (3) from the lid. The filter assembly can
now be removed. Fit the new filter assembly,
making sure the white filter is down, and the wire
mesh is on top.
B&D recommend replacing the filter after every 5060 uses.
Timer Battery Replacement
Pull the timer (18) from the Fryer & remove the 2
screws at the back of the timer. Lift the back off the
timer. Remove the battery (22) from its location &
insert a new one in its place, making sure the plus
symbol faces the direction shown figure A. Refit the
timer to the Fryer.
Figure A
Approx. Frying Time (Minutes)
3 to 5
3 to 4
6 to 8
5 to 6
6 to 8
7 to 10
7 to 10
7 to 10
6 to 10
9 to 12
The main housing should be cleaned with a clean
damp cloth only.
Lid & Basket:
Remove the lid & basket from the appliance.
Remove the filter (23) from the lid. Wash the lid &
basket in warm soapy water. Rinse with clean water
and dry thoroughly with a dry soft cloth.
Cleaning the bowl
Unplug the Fryer & allow the oil to cool to room
temperature. Remove the lid (1), basket (8) and the
cooking bowl (9) from the unit. Pour out the cool oil
and filter it nto a suitable container using a sieve to
filter out food particles from the oil.
Wipe the oil off with an absorbing paper. Wash the
lid & basket in warm soapy water. Rinse with clean
water and dry thoroughly with a dry soft cloth.
Note: Do not use abrasives or chemical cleaners on
any part of this appliance.
Do not allow the filters to get wet.
Do not wash any part of this appliance in a
Always follow local regulations concerning the
disposal of used cooking oil. Ventilation slots
should be cleaned occasionally with a clean, dry
paint brush.
Technical data
Power input
Cable length
Container size
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be disposed of with normal household
Should you find one day that your Black & Decker product needs replacement, or if it is of no
further use to you, do not dispose it off with other household waste. Make this product
available for separate collection.
Separate collection of used products and packaging allows materials to be recycled
and used again. Use of recycled materials helps prevent environmental pollution and
reduces the demand for raw materials.
Local regulations may provide for separate collection of electrical products from the
household, at municipal waste sites or by the retailer when you purchase a new product.
Black & Decker provides a facility for the collection and recycling of Black & Decker products
once they have reached the end of their working life. To take advantage of this service please
return your product to any authorised repair agent who will collect them on our behalf. You
can check the location of your nearest authorised repair agent by contacting your local Black
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Black & Decker provides a 2 Year Warranty for this product from the date of purchase against
defects due to defective materials or workmanship. Motor/element burn-outs due to voltage
fluctuations are not covered under warranty. If the product should become defective within
the warranty period, Black & Decker will repair or (at Black & Decker's discretion) replace it
free of charge.
The warranty provisions do not cover failure due to accident, misuse, abuse, negligence or
non observation of local regulations on the part of the user. Equally, the warranty provisions
do not apply where the appliance has been serviced by a person not authorized by Black &
Decker or serviced with non-approved parts and this has contributed to the fault of the
product. Superseded models without a replacement equivalent will either be repaired or (at
Black & Decker's discretion) replaced with another product of similar retail value.
Fill in the Warranty Registration Card with the original Authorized Dealer's stamp (indicating
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Take your defective product together with the Warranty Registration Card & purchase receipt
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enough packing material to prevent damage. Include a note describing the problem to the
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