Miele KM403 Operating instructions

Operating Instructions
Fryer
KM 403
To prevent accidents and
reduce machine damage,
read these lnstructions
before installation or use.
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M.-Nr. 05 825 170
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Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Guide to the fryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Cleaning before the first use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Using the fryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Turning on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Before frying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Frying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Frying tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
After frying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Safety cut-out feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Frying basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Reservoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Stainless steel frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Ceramic control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Frequently asked questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Installation
When using your appliance, follow
basic safety precautions including
the following:
Read all instructions before using
for the first time.
Be certain your appliance is
properly installed and grounded by
a qualified technician.
To guarantee the electrical safety
of this appliance; continuity must
exist between the appliance and an
effective grounding system. It is imperative that this basic safety requirement
be met. If there is any doubt, have the
electrical system of the house checked
by a qualified electrician. The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for
damages caused by the lack, or inadequacy of, an effective grounding
system.
Do not connect the appliance to
the main electrical supply using an
extension cord. Extension cords do not
meet the safety requirements of this
appliance.
Before servicing, disconnect the
power supply by either removing
the fuse, shutting off the power main, or
manually tripping the circuit breaker.
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Correct usage
Do not operate the appliance until
properly installed in the countertop.
This appliance is intended for
residential use only.
Use the appliance only for its
intended purpose. The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for
damages caused by improper use of
the fryer.
Never use the appliance to warm
or heat the room.
Only use oils or fats that are recommended for deep fryer use. Never
mix different types of oil and fat.
Turn on the fryer only after the lid is
removed and it is filled with oil or
water.
Do not switch on the appliance
when the heating element is raised
for cleaning.
Always lower the heating element
into the operating position when
the appliance is not in use.
This appliance must not be set up
or operated outdoors.
This equipment has not been
designed for maritime use or for
use in mobile installations such as
aircraft or recreational vehicles.
However, under certain circumstances
it may be possible for an installation in
these applications. Please contact the
nearest Miele Dealer or the Technical
Service Department with specific
requirements.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Protection from burns
Do not leave the fryer unattended
while in use. Overheated oil can
ignite. Do not allow an open flame in
the vicinity of the fryer.
Do not let cooking grease or other
flammable materials accumulate
on the appliance. Make certain there
are no open flames present when
adding oil to the fryer.
Do not use water on grease fires.
Smother any fire or flame or use a
dry chemical or foam extinguisher.
To avoid personal injury, use
extreme caution when lifting the
basket from the reservoir or filtering the
hot oil.
Use only dry, heat resistant
potholders. Moist or damp
potholders used on hot surfaces can
result in steam burns. Do not let the
potholder touch the hot heating
elements or come in contact with the oil
or water. Do not use towels or other
bulky items near the appliance.
Wear proper apparel. Loose fitting
or hanging garments should never
be worn while using the appliance.
Do not store aerosols, combustibles or any other easily flammable
materials underneath or adjacent to the
appliance.
Caution: Never put water or ice into
hot oil; this can cause a steam
explosion leading to injury.
Oil should be strained through a
paper filter between uses. Oil
containing impurities may ignite.
Replace oil regularly.
Do not allow children to operate or
play with, or near, the fryer.
Do not store toys or items of
interest to children in cabinets
above or behind the appliance.
Children climbing onto the fryer to
reach these items may be seriously
injured.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Protection from damage
Do not drop anything on the
ceramic surface. Even a light
object could cause damage.
Any breaks or cracks in the
ceramic surface of the appliance
are defects and must be treated as
such. Do not use the appliance until it
has been repaired.
In the event of any damage to the
appliance, it must be turned off
immediately and disconnected from the
electricity supply by either removing the
fuse, unplugging the unit or manually
tripping the circuit breaker. Contact
Technical Service.
Do not use the appliance until it has
been repaired.
Ensure power is not supplied to the
appliance while repair work is
performed.
Repairs should only be performed
by qualified technicians to ensure
safety. Repairs and other work by
unqualified persons could be
dangerous. Under no circumstances
open the outer casing of the appliance.
While the appliance is under
warranty repairs should only be
performed by an authorized service
technician. Otherwise the warranty is
void.
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In areas subject to infestation by
cockroaches or other vermin, keep
the appliance and its surroundings
clean at all times. Any damage caused
by pests will not be covered under
warranty.
Do not use a steam cleaner to
clean the appliance. Steam could
penetrate electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Further safety notes
Make certain that the power cords
of small appliances do not come in
contact with or get caught in the oven
door.
Always make sure food is cooked
thoroughly before eating.
Allow hot oil to cool before draining
the fryer.
Before disposing of an appliance,
remove the power cord and any
doors to prevent hazards.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND
REVIEW THEM PERIODICALLY.
Cook pork thoroughly to ensure
that it is safe to eat.
Do not store or transport hot oil in
plastic containers. Plastic melts!
Frying oil is no longer usable and
must be replaced when it becomes
dark and thick, smells unpleasant, or
froths and smokes at a temperature of
340 °F (170 °C) or less.
Do not pour oil or fat down the sink.
Oil and fat can block the drain
pipes or cause septic problems.
Consult your local sewage or sanitation
authority for the proper disposal of oil or
fat.
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Guide to the fryer
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b
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l
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a Lid
h Operating indicator light
b Frying basket
i Drain valve
c Handle (removable)
j Control knob
d Basket clip
k Reservoir for oil
e Basket support
l Power cord
f Heating element (can be raised)
g Temperature indicator light
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Before using for the first time
Cleaning before the first use
Clean the fryer to remove any foreign
materials or dust.
^ Make sure the drain valve is closed.
^ Rinse the reservoir thoroughly with
clean hot water.
^ Close the drain valve, raise the
heating element, and dry the
reservoir with a clean cloth.
^ Fill the reservoir with approximately
1 gallon (4 l) of water and add a
small amount of dish soap. Make
sure the water level is no higher than
the maximum level marked on the
rear of the reservoir.
^ Turn the control knob clockwise to
275 °F (130 °C) and bring the water
to a boil.
^ Once the water starts to boil, turn off
the fryer by turning the control knob
counterclockwise to "0". Allow water
to cool to a safe temperature before
draining. Empty the water into a heat
resistant container by opening the
drain valve (see "After frying").
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Using the fryer
Turning on and off
Before frying
Turn the control knob clockwise, a, to
turn the fryer on and counterclockwise,
b, to "0" to turn the fryer off.
Before frying, make sure the reservoir
has been filled with enough frying oil
(min: 3 qt.(3 l) - max: 4 qt. (4 l)).
You cannot turn the control knob to
"0" by turning the knob clockwise
past 400 °F (200 °C).
Only use oil or fat specifically for
deep fryer use. Never mix different
types of oils and fats.
Correct procedure:
c
^ Fill the oil reservoir. Solid fat should
be cut into small pieces first.
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The temperature indicator light, g, and
the operating indicator light, h, will
illuminate whenever the control knob is
in any position besides "0".
The temperature indicator illuminates
when the oil is heating to the selected
temperature and goes out once the
temperature is reached.
Never operate the fryer with the lid
on.
Never turn on the fryer when it is
empty or when the heating element
is raised.
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^ When reheating fat that has solidified
in the reservoir, make a hole in the fat
with a blunt utensil as far down as the
heating element. This will allow any
trapped water to evaporate.
^ Turn the control knob to 212 °F
(100 °C) and wait until the fat has
completely melted.
Check the level in the reservoir after the
fat has melted. It must be between the
minimum and maximum levels as
marked on the rear wall of the reservoir.
Using the fryer
Frying
^ Set the desired frying temperature
(see table on next page). Once the
temperature indicator light goes out
the oil has reached temperature.
Do not touch hot oil. Protect your
hands by wearing oven mitts and
emove hot food using the proper
utensils.
^ Place the frying basket containing the
food into the hot oil. If the oil froths a
lot, briefly remove the basket from the
reservoir and slowly reimmerse.
^ Remove the basket from the hot oil
when the food has finished cooking.
Give the basket a slight shake to
remove excess oil. Hang the basket
from the basket support.
^ When no longer dripping, place the
food on paper towels to soak up
excess oil.
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Using the fryer
Fresh food
Quantity
Temperature
°F (°C)
Frying time in
minutes
Steak fries
1 lb. (500 g)
355 (180)
4-6
French fries
1 lb. (500 g)
355 (180)
3-5
Chicken fingers
4 pieces 2 oz.
(60 g) each
355 (180)
8-10
Unbreaded,
turkey cutlets
2 pieces 8 oz.
(250 g) each
355 (180)
3-5
7 oz (200 g)
355 (180)
5-7
10 oz. (290 g)
355 (180)
2-3
Mushrooms
1 lb. (500 g)
355 (180)
2-3
Doughnuts
4 pieces
335 (180)
6-8
Jelly doughnuts
5 pieces
335 (180)
6-8
Apple fritters
4 pieces
355 (180)
6-8
Banana fritters
2 pieces
355 (180)
3-4
1 lb. (500 g)
355 (180)
8-10
Quantity
Temperature
°F (°C)
Frying time in
minutes
Steak fries
1 lb. (500 g)
2 lbs. (1 kg)
355 (180)
355 (180)
4-6
8-10
French fries
1 lb. (500 g)
355 (180)
3-4
Fish sticks
10 oz (290 g)
355 (180)
4-6
Unbreaded,
fish fillets
10 oz. (290 g)
335 (180)
3-5
Calamari
8 oz. (250 g)
355 (180)
2-3
Veal cutlets
Cheese sticks
Raw vegetables,
in batter
Frozen food
Please note: Times given are only a guide. Actual cooking times will vary
depending on the size and quantity of the food being cooked.
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Using the fryer
Frying tips
– The oil must be hot enough to seal
and cook the food quickly. If the
temperature is too low, the food will
absorb oil. Wait until the temperature
indicator light goes out (which means
the set temperature has been
reached) before placing food into the
fryer.
– Do not fry too much food at once.
This will lower the temperature of the
oil long enough to cause the food to
absorb oil.
– Food should be as dry as possible
since moisture can cause frothing.
Dab wet or moist food with paper
towels until dry and remove any
traces of ice from frozen food.
– Lower the frying basket into the
reservoir slowly to prevent oil from
splashing or frothing.
Do not add salt, powders or sauces
to food while the basket is over hot
oil. This can cause the oil to spit or
froth which could cause burns.
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Using the fryer
After frying
Turn off the fryer and let the oil cool.
Filter the oil to remove impurities that
can ignite. This will also extend the life
of the oil.
Filtering the oil:
^ Make sure that the under side of the
fryer is accessible so the oil can be
drained.
^ Let the oil cool to a safe temperature
before draining to prevent burns. If
the oil has solidified, melt it by briefly
setting the fryer to 212 °F (100 °C)
and then turning it off.
^ Place a heat resistant container of a
suitable size, such as a metal pot,
under the drain valve. Only use
containers that are able to withstand
heat to collect the oil.
^ Slowly open the drain valve by
turning it counterclockwise a.
b
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c
^ Close the valve after all the oil has
drained by turning it clockwise, b,
(do not over-tighten the valve). Make
sure that the valve is closed.
^ Filter the oil by passing it through a
strainer lined with a paper filter.
^ Wipe up any residues remaining in
the reservoir. The heating element
can be raised to make this easier.
^ When finished cleaning, lower the
heating element and slowly pour the
filtered oil back into the reservoir.
Check the level and add fresh oil as
necessary. Place the lid on the fryer
to protect the oil.
Change the oil when it:
– is very dark and does not pour easily.
– smells unpleasant or froths.
– begins to smoke at a 340 °F (170 °C)
or less.
Using the fryer
Safety cut-out feature
The fryer is equipped with a safety
cut-out feature that automatically shuts
off the fryer when:
How to reset the safety cut-out
feature:
^ Turn the control knob to "0" and wait
until the heating element has cooled.
– the reservoir is not filled to the proper
level.
^ Identify and correct the cause of the
automatic safety cut-out.
– the fryer is turned on when empty.
^ Press the reset button located underneath the left rear of the fryer and
then turn on the appliance. If the
indicator lights, you may resume
cooking.
– the fryer is turned on while the
heating element is raised.
The safety cut-out feature has activated
when the temperature and operating
indicator light do not illuminate.
If the fryer is still inoperative, check for
a tripped circuit breaker or a blown
fuse.
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Cleaning and care
Frying basket
Never use a steam cleaner to clean
this cooktop. Pressurized steam
could cause permanent damage to
the surface and to components for
which the manufacturer cannot
accept responsibility.
Do not use any sharp or pointed
objects which could damage the
seal between the frame and the
countertop.
Never use scouring agents, pads,
abrasive cleaning agents, or strong
cleaners e.g. oven sprays, stain or
rust removers, as these will damage
the surface of the appliance.
Dry your fryer thoroughly after
cleaning it to prevent water stains.
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Do not clean the frying basket in a
dishwasher!
Clean the frying basket after each use
by hand with hot water and liquid dish
soap. Dry thoroughly.
It is best to soak burnt on food before
cleaning.
The handle can be removed for
cleaning.
Cleaning and care
Reservoir
^ Make sure the fryer is off and the oil
is cool before draining the reservoir
for cleaning (see After Frying).
Do not use stainless steel cleaners
or conditioners in the reservoir.
^ Raise the heating element.
^ Remove large particles and sediment
with paper towels.
^ Fill the reservoir with a solution of
warm water and dish soap. Wash out
the reservoir using a sponge or a soft
non-scratching brush.
^ Drain the water and soap from the
reservoir and rinse thoroughly with
warm water. Dry with a clean dish
towel.
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Cleaning and care
Stainless steel frame
Ceramic control panel
Clean the stainless steel frame with hot
water and liquid dish soap applied with
a soft sponge. Wipe dry using a soft
cloth.
Clean the ceramic surface and control
knob with a damp cloth only, and then
wipe dry.
The stainless steel frame can be
cleaned using a non-abrasive stainless
steel cleaner.
To help prevent resoiling, a conditioner
for stainless steel can also be used.
Apply sparingly with even pressure.
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Do not use liquid dish soap to clean the
ceramic control panel. Dish soap can
leave a permanent blue sheen on the
ceramic surface.
Lid
Gently clean the lid with a solution of
hot water and liquid dish soap applied
with a sponge. Wipe dry with a dish
towel.
Frequently asked questions
, Repairs should only be carried out by a qualified and trained person in
accordance with local and national safety regulations. Unauthorized repairs
could cause an injury or machine damage.
What if the indicator lights do not illuminate and the fryer does not heat?
Possible fault
Fix
The fryer is not on.
Turn the control knob clockwise to a
selected temperature.
The safety cut-out feature has
activated.
The fryer tripped the circuit breaker.
Turn the control knob counterclockwise to "0" and check if the safety
cut-out button has "popped-out". If the
button has "popped-out", refer to
"Safety cut-out feature".
Check the service panel for a tripped
circuit breaker and reset.
If power cannot be restored, contact
Technical Service.
What if the oil has an unpleasant odor or smokes when heated?
Possible fault
Fix
The oil is old or rancid.
Replace the oil with new oil.
The oil is not recommended for frying.
Use oil or fat specifically labelled as
being suitable for deep frying.
What if the food is not crisp and brown or has an oily taste?
Possible fault
Fix
The oil was not hot enough.
Increase the frying temperature.
The basket was overloaded.
Do not overload the basket. Leave
enough space in the basket so food
can separate when immersed in the oil.
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Electrical connection
, WARNING:
Disconnect the appliance from the
main power supply before servicing.
To reduce the risk of electric shock,
make sure that the appliance is
properly grounded after installation.
Power supply:
– 240 V, 60 Hz, 15 A fuse rating
or
– 208 V, 60 Hz, 15 A fuse rating
The oven is equipped with a power
cord consisting of 3 leads. They must
be connected to a dedicated line
through the use of an approved
junction box
Black: connect to L1 (hot)
Red:
connect to L2 (hot)
Green: connect to GND (ground)
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WARNING:
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
GROUNDED
For further information, see the wiring
diagram provided with the appliance.
Note to the installer:
Please leave these instructions with the
consumer.
After sales service
In the event of a fault which you cannot correct, contact:
– Your Miele Dealer
or
– The Miele Technical Service Department
USA 1-800-999-1360
techserv@mieleusa.com
CDN 1-800-565-6435
service@miele.ca
When contacting the Technical Service Department, please quote the model and
serial number of your appliance. These are shown on the data plate.
Adhere data plate sticker below
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