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Stainless Steel
Deep Fryer
Instruction Manual
Model ADF-189
Stainless Steel Deep Fryer will give your kitchen a
professional look, while providing you with delicious meals night after night.
Please read the following instructions carefully before your first use.
Published By:
Aroma Housewares Co.
6469 Flanders Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
© 2005 Aroma Housewares Company All rights reserved.
Basic safety precautions should always be followed when using electrical appliances,
including the following:
1. Read all Instructions before first use.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
3. To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse cord, plugs or appliance in water
or any other liquid.
4. This appliance is not intended to be used by children. Close supervision is necessary
when the appliance is used near children.
5. Do not leave this appliance unattended while in use.
6. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting
on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
7. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance
malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Return appliance to the nearest
authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
8. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer
may cause injuries.
9. Do not use outdoors.
10.Do not let cord hang over the edge of counter or table, or touch hot surfaces.
11. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
12.Extreme caution must be used when using or moving an appliance containing hot oil
or any other hot liquids.
13.Always attach plug to appliance first, then plug cord into the wall outlet. To disconnect,
turn any control to “off”, then remove plug from wall outlet.
14.Do not use appliance for anything other than its intended use.
15.Use only metal cooking utensils in the fryer as rubber or plastic utensils will become
damaged from the hot oil. Do not leave metal utensils in the fryer as they will become
very hot and may cause injuries.
16.To assure safe operation and avoid possible fire, oversized foods must not be inserted
into the appliance.
1. A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce risk resulting from becoming
entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
2. Longer extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised.
3. If a longer extension cord is used:
a. The marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be at least as great as
the electrical rating of the appliance.
b. The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the counter top
or tabletop where it can be pulled by children or tripped over unintentionally.
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other); follow the
instructions below:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet
only one way. If 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 for household use only.
1. Cool-touch Lid
2. Filters x2
7. Temperature Selection
and Power Light
3. Viewing Window
4. Stay-Cool Handle
5. Stainless Steel Body
6. Enameled Oil Pan
8. Fry Basket
Squeeze handle to
insert fry basket handle
into designated slots
• Replacement filters are available through AROMA Customer Service at 1-800-276-6286.
• The life of the filter varies according to the type of food fried and the frequency of use.
• Aroma Housewares Company recommends the filter be replaced after 30 times of operation.
Before First Use:
Read all instructions and important safeguards.
Remove all packaging materials and make sure items are received in good condition.
Tear up and discard all plastic bags as they can pose a risk to children.
Wash accessories and inner pot in warm soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly. The
heating element can be immersed in water, but never immerse the electrical unit. Dry
the heating element thoroughly before use.
Wipe the body clean with a damp cloth.
Place the deep fryer on a level, stable surface.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads.
Do not immerse the appliance in water at any time.
Oil Selection:
1. We recommend the following oils for healthier deep-frying: corn, canola or blended
vegetable oil. These oils are cholesterol-free and low in saturated fat.
2. We do not recommend using peanut oil, soy oil, sun flower oil or lard that may drip and
deteriorate quickly when heated. Heavy flavored oil such as olive oil should also be
3. We do not recommend mixing old and new oil together as this spoils new oil quicker.
4. The number of times that the frying oil can be reused depends on the food that is fried
in it. For example, when food such as coated fish battered with bread or cracker
crumbs is fried frequently, the oil will need to be replaced more often.
Preheat Oil:
1. Turn the temperature control to the lowest temperature and make sure that the fryer is
2. Wipe dry the non-stick frying pot and fill it with oil no higher than the MAX level and no
lower than MIN level.
3. Be sure oil level is no higher then the MAX line marked on the pot. Oil level must
always be between the minimum and maximum line marks.
4. Plug the fryer into a wall-outlet and turn on the power using the power switch. The
power switch will illuminate and the indicator light will turn ON.
5. Close the lid tightly.
6. Set the temperature control to the desired degree and the fryer will start heating oil.
7. When the oil reaches the desired temperature, the indicator light will turn OFF.
To fry:
1. For foods that are not coated with batter, place directly in the frying basket. Be sure
not to fill frying basket more than 2/3 full. Over filling will cause food to cook
improperly and could cause the oil to bubble over.
2. Lower basket carefully into oil.
3. For foods coated with batter, first lower frying basket into oil and gently place foods
directly into oil. This will prevent the food coated with batter from sticking to the
bottom of the fry basket.
Note: Always shake frozen foods to remove ice particles prior to frying. Pat dry fresh-cut
French fries and other damp foods before frying as moist food may cause excess
foaming and spattering of oil.
4. Replace the lid securely.
5. See the Deep Frying Time Table on page 6 for recommended cooking times.
6. When frying is complete, remove the lid and lift the fry basket out of the oil by simply
lifting the cool-touch frying basket handle. Hook the basket onto the edge of the pot
and the frying basket will be raised and the excess oil will drain.
7. Carefully remove the fried food from the frying basket. Be cautious of the hot oil
that might spatter from the frying pot.
8. To turn off the deep fryer, you must unplug it from the wall outlet.
9. Allow the oil to cool completely before moving or cleaning the appliance. (3-4 hours)
Always unplug unit and allow to cool completely before cleaning.
Changing Oil:
The oil does not need to be changed after each use. It is recommended that the oil be
changed after approximately 5 to 8 uses or sooner when frying heavily flavored or
battered foods. The oil should be completely changed when it has the following
symptoms: unpleasant odor smoke when frying or when the color becomes darkens.
Storing Oil:
The oil may be stored in the fryer at room temperature (only if the fryer is used on a
regular basis) or you may store the oil in a separate container in the refrigerator.
Note: Do not attempt to place oil into a seperate container until the oil has
completely cooled down to room temperature.
To Clean:
1. Wash the basket and lid with a sponge or dishcloth in warm soapy water.
3. To clean the inner pot, pour warm water and dish soap into the pot and use a sponge
or dishcloth to remove grease. Empty the pot and rinse with warm water.
4. Dry the pot completely before next use.
5. Clean the body of the fryer with a damp cloth and then dry.
6. To clean the heating element, rinse with water or immerse in soapy water as pictured
in Fig. 2 on page 4. Wipe with damp cloth and dry thoroughly before next use.
Ø Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or products that are not considered safe to
use on nonstick coatings.
Ø Do not attempt to cool the unit by pouring cold water into the pot.
Ø Do not immerse the electrical unit in water or any other liquid.
Changing Filter:
It is recommended that the carbon filter (black) be changed every 6 months and the
vapor filter (white) once a year. These recommendations are approximate and the filters
should be changed depending on amount of usage. To change, unclip filter cover,
remove filters and replace with new ones. See
page 3 for filter ordering information.
Deep Fried Onion Blossom
Canola oil or blended vegetable oil for frying
1 large onion
2 eggs
fi cup beer
fi cup milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
fi teaspoon baking soda
fi teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oil to 375° F. Peel onion and cut the bottom off. Cut the onion into fl-inch
wedges without cutting all the way through the base.
Soak onion in ice cold water until wedges open. Approximately 7-12 minutes. Drain
onion and pat dry. Mix together eggs, beer and milk. In a separate bowl mix flour,
baking soda and black pepper.
Dust the onion with the flour mixture. Dip the onion in the batter. Re-dust with the flour
mixture. Shake off the excess. Make sure that the onion is completely coated.
Carefully lower the blossom into hot oil being very careful to avoid splattering. Cook for
2 minutes. Turn onion and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until golden brown. Lift
the cooked blossom from the oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Vegetarian Egg Rolls
Corn oil for frying
6 egg roll wrappers
2 green onions, minced
⁄ lb. minced white button mushrooms
2 oz. grated carrot
1 teaspoon minced ginger and garlic
2 soaked and minced dried black mushrooms
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon salt
⁄ cup bean spouts
1 teaspoon chopped roasted peanuts
Preheat oil to 375 °F. Heat 2 teaspoons of corn oil in a fry pan over medium heat. Add
garlic, ginger and green onions. Cook for 2 minutes. Add button mushrooms and black
mushrooms. Cook for 3 minutes. Add salt to taste. Stir in peanuts, carrots, bean
sprouts and sesame oil, turn off heat.
To prepare egg roll wrappers put 2 fi teaspoons filling in each one. Roll up, tucking in
edges over filling. Seal the edge with a drop of thick flour paste.
Deep fry 3 rolls at a time for approximately 4-6 minutes or until the egg rolls are golden
brown all sides. Carefully lift the cooked egg rolls from the fryer. Let drain in the basket
then pat dry with paper towels.
Fried Chicken Tenders
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
1 cup flour
fi teaspoon of salt and pepper
fi cup milk
1 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oil to 350°F. Cut the chicken in even strips, about 1 inch X 2 inch. Marinade
chicken with salt, pepper, basil leaves and lemon juice for about 30 minutes. Coat
chicken breasts evenly with flour and bread crumbs.
Deep fry chicken strips at 350°F for 8-10 minutes. Let drain in the basket and serve with
honey mustard or sweet sour sauce
Fried Jumbo Shrimp
Canola oil for frying
14 large shrimp in the shell
1 teaspoon salt
fi teaspoon white pepper
3 teaspoons corn starch
1 teaspoon Japanese rice wine
Preheat oil to 350°F. De-vein shrimp by cutting a slit on the shell along the back of
shrimp. Season shrimp with rice wine and salt, let it sit about 20 minutes.
Evenly dust each shrimp with cornstarch. Add shrimps to the frying basket, lower basket
into oil. Fry 4 - 5 minutes or until shrimp has reached desired doneness, color and
Let drain in the basket then pat dry with paper towels.
Garnish with lettuce leaves and lemon slices.
Fontina Cheese Fritos (Fritters)
Corn oil for frying
fl lb. chilled fontina cheese
2 egg yolks and keep the egg white
fi cup minced fresh basil
1 fi cups unbleached flour
2/3 cup ice water
1 teaspoon baking powder
salt to taste
3 teaspoon olive oil
Preheat oil to 350°F. Cut cheese into 1-inch cubes. Mix wine, egg yolks and garlic in a
bowl. Add baking powder, flour, fi teaspoon salt , olive oil and water. Mix until smooth.
Let rest at room temperature for 2 hours.
Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt until barely stiff. Fold into batter along with minced
Dip cheese chunks into batter. Drip off excess batter. Lower cheese chunks into oil until
golden. Approximately 1-1 fi minutes. Drain and remove from basket and serve
Aroma's Favorite Fried Banana
Canola oil for frying
1 cup all purpose flour
fi tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
⁄ cup powder sugar
3 strings of bananas, cut into 1 inch length
Preheat oil to 370°F. Mix flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Combine egg, milk and 2
tsp. of heated vegetable oil in another bowl and mix well. Combine egg mixture with
flour paste.
Stir with a fork or whisk until the batter is smooth. Dip each 1-inch long banana into
batter and drip off the excess batter. Place frying basket in preheated oil in deep dryer.
Slowly place battered banana with a draining spoon into frying basket, one at a time.
Fry all bananas until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain excess oil in clean
paper towel. Sprinkle fried bananas with powder sugar and serve immediately.
Food Selection
French Fries
French Fries (Frozen)
Chicken Strips (Fresh)
Chicken Nuggets (Frozen)
Chicken Drumsticks
Fish (Fresh)
Fish (Frozen)
Onion Rings (Fresh)
Fresh Vegetables
10 oz.
10 oz.
12 oz.
10 oz.
1/2 Basket
8 oz.
8 oz.
8 oz.
6 oz.
10 oz.
Approximate Time
5-7 min.
6-8 min.
9-11 min.
3-4 min.
7-8 min.
4-6 min.
5-7 min.
4-5 min.
3-4 min.
2-3 min.
1 min. each
Note: Cooking times and temperatures given here are only a guide. They may vary
due to differences in meat and temperature of refrigerated food. Adjust your
cooking time and temperature to your preference.
Helpful Hints for Deep Frying:
• Prepare food to be fried in equal size and thickness so that they will fry more evenly
and at the same speed.
• Do not fill the frying basket over 2/3 full. If too much food is fried at the same time,
food may not be fried crispy and evenly.
• Before deep frying, always remove excess moisture or ice crystals from food by
rubbing with paper towel. Moist food may cause excess foaming and spattering of oil.
Ø Do not drop the frying basket quickly into the hot oil to avoid overflow or the
splashing hot oil.
Ø During frying, hot steam will escape through the edge of the lid. This is normal.
Avoid this area when the fryer is in use.
Ø The fryer may give off a slight odor and smoky haze during the first use.
This is normal and is due to the newness of the product.
Ø When opening the lid, be extremely cautious to the splashing hot oil.
Aroma Housewares Company warrants this product free from defects in material
and workmanship for one year from provable date of purchase in the continental
United States.
Within this warranty period, Aroma Housewares Company will repair or replace, at
its option, defective parts at no charge, provided the product is returned, freight
prepaid with proof of purchase and U.S. $8.00 for shipping and handling charges
payable to Aroma Housewares Company. Before returning an item, please call the
toll free number below for return authorization number. Allow 2-4 weeks for return
This warranty does not cover improper installation, misuse, abuse or neglect on the
part of the owner. Warranty is also invalid in any case that the product is taken
apart or serviced by an unauthorized service station.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights which may vary from state to state and
does not cover areas outside the United States.
6469 Flanders Drive
San Diego, California 92121
M-F, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Pacific Time
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