Bravetti BKC203 Slow Cooker User Manual

BKC203
ONE (1) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
EURO-PRO OPERATING LLC warrants this product to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase when utilized
for normal household use.
If your appliance fails to operate properly while in use under normal household
conditions within the warranty period, return the complete appliance and accessories,
freight prepaid to EURO-PRO Operating LLC, 94 Main Mill Street, Door 16, Plattsburgh,
NY 12901. If the appliance is found to be defective in material or workmanship, EUROPRO Operating LLC will repair or replace it free of charge. Proof of purchase date and
$9.95 to cover the cost of return shipping and handling must be included.*
The liability of EURO-PRO Operating LLC is limited solely to the cost of the repair or
replacement of the unit at our option. This warranty does not cover normal wear of
parts and does not apply to any unit that has been tampered with or used for
commercial purposes. This limited warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse,
abuse, negligent handling or damage due to faulty packaging or mishandling in transit.
OWNER’S MANUAL
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Model BKC203
120V., 60Hz., 190 Watts
3 Qt. Slow Cooker
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser of the unit and excludes all other
legal and/or conventional warranties. The responsibility of EURO-PRO Operating LLC if
any, is limited to the specific obligations expressly assumed by it under the terms of the
limited warranty. In no event is EURO-PRO Operating LLC liable for incidental or
consequential damages of any nature whatsoever. Some states do not permit the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not
apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
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proof of purchase date and to attach tag to item before packing with your name,
complete address and phone number with a note giving purchase information,
model number and what you believe is the problem with item. We recommend
you insure the package (as damage in shipping is not covered by your warranty).
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constantly striving to improve our products, therefore the specifications
contained herein are subject to change without notice.
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instructions for use, and warnings set forth in the accompanying instructions.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using your Bravetti Slow Cooker, basic safety precautions should always
be observed, including the following:
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16. Never turn the switch "On" when the ceramic
pot is empty as this could cause a
malfunction.
17. Never touch the exterior of the slow cooker
during its operation and before it cools after
switching to "Off" position.
18. Avoid sudden temperature changes, such as
adding frozen foods into the heated ceramic
pot.
19. Always keep the slow cooker dry, especially
the metal housing.
20. When using this appliance, provide
adequate air space above and on all sides
for air circulation. On surfaces where heat
may cause a problem, an insulated heat pad
is recommended.
21. Do not use outdoors or while standing in a
damp area.
22. Do not use outdoors.
23. Do not use appliance for other than intended
use.
24. Lift and tilt cover away from you carefully to
avoid scalding and allow water to drip into
unit.
Read all instructions before using your
Slow Cooker.
Do not touch hot surfaces. Always use
handles or knobs.
Close supervision is necessary when any
appliance is used by or near children.
To protect against electric shock, do not
immerse cord, plug or any parts of the slow
cooker in water or any other liquids.
Do not let cord hang over edge of table or
counter, or touch hot surfaces.
Do not operate appliance with damaged
cord or plug or after the appliance
malfunctions or has been damage in any
manner. Return appliance to the nearest
EURO-PRO Operating LLC for
examination, repair or adjustment.
Unplug appliance from outlet when not in
use and before cleaning. Allow to cool
before putting on or taking off parts and
before cleaning the appliance.
Do not place on or near a hot gas or
electric burner.
The use of accessory attachments not
recommended by the appliance
manufacturer may cause hazard or injury.
Never place ceramic directly on a heated
surface as this could cause the cracking.
To disconnect, turn the control knob to
OFF, then remove the plug. Always hold
the plug, and never pull the cord.
Extreme caution must be used when
moving an appliance containing hot food,
water or other liquids.
The glass lid and ceramic pot are fragile.
Handle them with care.
Never put cold water in a heated ceramic
pot as the pot may crack.
Never cook directly in metal housing. Use
the removable ceramic pot.
This unit has a short power supply cord to Reduce
the risk resulting from becoming entangled in or
tripping over a long cord. An extension cord may
be used if you are careful in its use:
1. The electrical rating of the extension
cord should be at least as great as the
electrical rating of the appliance.
2. An extension cord with the power cord
must be arranged so that it will not drape
over the countertop or tabletop where they
can be pulled on by children or tripped
over accidentally.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For Household Use Only
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has a polarized plug
(one blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way.
If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a
qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not modify the plug in any way.
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Traditional Baked Beans
Ingredients:
3
cans (28 ounces each) vegetarian baked beans, drained
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2/3 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbs
ground mustard
Directions:
Mix all ingredients. Cover and cook on low heat setting 4 to 5 hours (or high heat
setting 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes) or until desired consistency.
Classic Rice Pudding
Ingredients:
3 cups cooked white rice
1/2 cup raisins
1tsp
vanilla
1
can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1
can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1tbsp
sugar
1tsp
ground cinnamon
Directions:
Spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix all ingredients except sugar and
cinnamon in cooker. Cover and cook on low heat setting 3 to 4 hours or until liquid is
absorbed. Stir pudding. Sprinkle pudding with sugar and cinnamon. Serve warm
Barbecued Ribs
Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs pork loin back ribs
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tbs
liquid smoke
2
garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1
small onion, sliced
1/4 cup cola
3/4 cups barbecue sauce
Directions:
Spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray. Remove inner skin from ribs. Mix brown
sugar, pepper, liquid smoke, garlic and salt; rub mixture into ribs. Cut ribs into 4-inch
pieces. Layers ribs and onion in slow cooker. Pour cola over ribs. Cover and cook on
low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until tender. Remove ribs from slow cooker. Drain and
discard liquid. Pour barbecue sauce into shallow bowl. Dip ribs into sauce. Place ribs in
slow cooker. Pour any remaining sauce over ribs. Cover and cook on low heat setting 1
hour.
Rev. 06/02A
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Teriyaki Chicken Wings
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR SLOW COOKER
Ingredients:
1 lbs
chicken wings (16 wings)
1
large onion, chopped
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp.
ground ginger
2
cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup dry cooking sherry
Directions:
Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Cut off and discard wing tips. Cut each wing at the joint
to make two sections. Place the wing parts on a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the
heat for 20 minutes, 10 minutes on each side or until chicken is brown. Transfer to the
slow cooker.
Mix together the onion, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and cooking sherry in a
bowl. Pour over the chicken wings. Cover; cook on Low for 5 to 6 hours or on High for 2
to 3 hours. Stir chicken wings Be sure wings are evenly coated with sauce.
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Vegetable Minestrone
Ingredients:
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
2 cups tomato juice
1/2 tbs. dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1/4 tsp. pepper
2
medium carrots, sliced (I cup)
2
medium celery stalks, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms (3 ounces)
2
garlic cloves, finely chopped
1
can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup
uncooked rotini pasta
Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired
Directions:
Mix all ingredients except pasta and cheese in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low
heat setting 7 to 8 hours or until vegetables are tender. Stir in pasta. Cover and cook on
high heat setting 15 to 20 minutes or until pasta is tender. Sprinkle each serving with
cheese.
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1. Cover
2. Removable Ceramic Pot
3. Metal Housing
4. Control Knob
5. Inner Metal Lining (attached to metal housing - not removable)
Technical Specifications
Voltage:
Power:
9
120V., 60Hz.
190 Watts
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Read all the sections of this booklet and follow all the instructions carefully.
Before Using Your Slow Cooker
Prior To First Use, Clean The Unit Thoroughly
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Before using for the first time, wash the cover and the ceramic pot in hot,
soapy water.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Do not immerse metal housing in water.
Plug cord into a 120 volt AC outlet.
Always cook with the cover on and the ceramic pot in position. Remember that
frequent lifting of the cover delays the cooking time.
When cooking a meat and vegetable combination, place the meat in the
bottom of the ceramic pot.
Unplug the slow cooker when cooking is complete. Before cleaning, allow
to cool completely.
The ceramic pot cannot withstand the shock of sudden temperature
changes.
Do not use frozen meat or poultry in a slow cooker. Thaw any meat or
poultry before slow cooking..
CAUTION: Be careful when adding additional liquids to ceramic pot Never add cold liquids as this might cause the ceramic pot to
crack. Always warm the liquids before adding.
Setting the Temperature
The slow cooker has been developed with a wrap-around side element concealed in
the unit. This element provides the low, even temperature that makes lengthy
cooking times possible. As a result of the wrap-around element, food will not stick to
the base of the ceramic pot despite the long cooking time and the need to stir food is
almost unnecessary. As food cooks just below boiling point, very little steam is given
off and there is next to no evaporation, all of which provides flavorful, tender and
moist results, even with budget cuts of meat.
LOW: The low heat setting gently simmers food for an extended period of time
without overcooking or burning. No stirring is required when using this setting. Ideal
for vegetable dishes and re-heating.
HI: The high heat setting is used when baking or cooking dried beans and will cook
food in half the time required for the low setting. as food will boil when cooked on the
high setting. Occasional stirring of stews and casseroles will improve the flavor
distribution, food should be monitored when using the high setting, just like cooking in
a pot with the lid on.
KEEP WARM: The keep warm setting is for holding the
Low
Hi
prepared recipe at a perfect serving temperature. This
setting should only be used after a recipe has been
thoroughly cooked. If food has been refrigerated, it
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Keep
must be heated on low or high and then switched
Warm
to keep warm.
WARNING: Do Not Cook on Keep Warm Setting.
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Cooking Recipes
Hot Spiced Cherry Cider
Ingredients:
2
quarts apple cider
2
cinnamon sticks
1
3 oz. package of orange flavored gelatin
1
3 oz. package of cranberry flavored gelatin
Directions:
Mix together the apple cider and cinnamon sticks in the Slow cooker. Heat on
High for 3 hours. Stir in cranberry & orange flavored gelatin. Keep on High 1 more
hour and allow gelatin to dissolve. Turn to Low to keep warm. Serve directly from
the Slow cooker。
Hot Cheese Dip
Ingredients:
3/4 cup butter
2
stalks celery, thinly sliced
1
medium onion, chopped
1
4 oz can sliced mushrooms, drained
3 tbs.
flour
1
10 1/2 oz can cream of celery soup
1
5 to 6 oz garlic cheese roll, cut up
1
10 oz package chopped broccoli
Directions:
In a small skillet, melt the butter and saute the celery, onion and mushrooms. Stir
in the flour. Turn into a lightly greased slow cooker; stir in remaining ingredients.
Cover; cook on High, stirring about every 15 minutes until the cheese is melted.
Turn to Low for about 2 to 4 hours or until ready to serve. Serve with corn chips,
cauliflower, broccoli, carrot strips, celery and radishes.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Ingredients:
1
8 oz. packages of softened cream cheese
1/4 cup light cream
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1
8 oz. box frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed and well drained
1
12 oz jar or can quartered artichoke hearts, rinsed
2/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup
prepared salsa mixture, canned or fresh
Directions:
In a food processor, process the cream cheese, cream, Parmesan cheese and
garlic powder until smooth and creamy. Add the spinach and process until
thoroughly mixed. Add the artichokes and process until coarsely chopped. Spoon
the mixture in to the Slow cooker. Cover and cook on High for 1 to 1.5 hours until
hot in the center. Sprinkle the top evenly with Monterey Jack cheese and spoon
the salsa in a ring around the inside edges of the Stoneware. Cover and continue
heating on High 15 minutes longer, or until the cheese is melted.
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Cleaning & Maintenance
CAUTION: Make sure that the unit is unplugged from the power
source and the control button is on “Off” before cleaning.
• Always allow unit to cool before cleaning.
• Remove the ceramic pot and glass lid and wash in hot, soapy water
using a mild household detergent. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
• Never use abrasive cleansers or metal scouring pads to clean the
ceramic pot or glass lid.
• To soften stubborn, cooked on foods, fill the ceramic pot with warm,
soapy water and allow to soak. Remove by lightly scrubbing with a nylon
kitchen brush.
• The ceramic pot and glass slid can be washed in the dishwasher.
However care should be taken not to chip or crack the ceramic pot or
glass lid.
• Never immerse the metal housing, cord or plug in water or any other
liquid.
• Clean the metal housing only with a damp cloth. Do NOT immerse in
water.
• When storing your slow cooker, loosely coil the power cord , don’t wrap
the cord around the unit.
Using Your Slow Cooker
• Before first use, wash cover and ceramic pot in hot, soapy water. Rinse
and dry thoroughly. Do not immerse metal housing in water or any other
liquid.
• Prepare recipe according to instructions.
• Place prepared food into the removable ceramic pot and cover with the
glass cover.
• Plug the unit into an electrical outlet and switch to desired temperature
setting (Low, High or Keep Warm) position. It is not necessary to stir the
ingredients, leave the cooking to the slow cooker.
• Cooking time differs by the amount of ingredients, room temperature and
many other factors. Adjust the cooking time in reference to the actual
result.
• Repeatedly removing the glass cover will decrease the temperature in the
ceramic pot.
• Certain dishes may not cook if the room temperature is below 50C or 410F.
• Carefully lift the glass cover away from you. Remember there is steam
trapped under the glass cover. Exercise caution to avoid burns.
* Note: The glass cover and the ceramic pot are hot. Use a cloth or pot holder
to hold them. Exercise caution to avoid burns.
• When finished, turn to "Off" position and unplug the unit. You can serve the
meal in the removable ceramic pot.
• Let ceramic pot and glass cover cool completely before washing.
Removing Cover and Ceramic Pot
Note: The glass cover and the ceramic pot are hot. Use a cloth or
pot holder to hold them.
• When removing the cover, tilt so that the opening faces away from you to
avoid being burned by the steam.
• The sides of the metal housing of the slow cooker get very warm. Use
oven mitts or pot holders to remove the ceramic pot.
• The removable ceramic pot can be used for serving the meal at the table.
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Tips for Slow Cooking
Guide to Slow Cooking
Always allow sufficient time for the food to cook. It is almost impossible to
overcook food in the slow cooker, particularly when using the low or keep warm
settings. Most of the recipes contained within this book can be cooked on any
one of the temperature settings, however the cooking times will vary
accordingly. Each recipe in this book will give specific instructions indicating the
appropriate temperature setting as well as the suggested cooking times to use.
Adapting Cooking Times
Your favorite traditional recipes can be adapted easily by halving the amount of
liquid and increasing the cooking time considerably. See the guide below for
suggested cooking times and settings when adjusting your favorite recipes.
Traditional Recipe Time
Slow Cooker Recipe Time
15-30 minutes
4-6 hours on LOW
60 minutes
6-8 hours on LOW
1-3 hours
8-12 hours on LOW
Note: These times are approximate. Times can vary depending on ingredients
and quantities in recipes.
All food should be cooked with the glass lid in place. Each time the lid is lifted,
both the heat and moisture in the food are lost. Cooking times should thus be
extended by approximately 30 minutes.
Liquid Amounts
When food is cooking in your slow cooker, very little moisture boils away. To
compensate this, it is advisable to halve the liquid content of traditional recipes.
However, if after cooking, the liquid content is excessive, remove the lid and
operate the slow cooker on the high setting for 30-45 minutes or until the liquid
reduces by the desirable amount.
Stirring Food
Little or no stirring is required when using the low or keep warm setting. when
using the high setting, stirring ensures even flavor distribution.
Basic Cooking Time Guide
H eat S etting
Low
H igh
3-4 Lb . C hicken
6-8 H ours
3-4 H ours
3-4 Lb. P ot R oast
6-8 H ours
4-5 H ours
3 Q t. B eef S tew
8-10 H ours
4-5 H ours
3 Q t. C hili
8-10 H ours
4-5 H ours
3 Q t. V egetable Soup
6-8 H ours
3-4 H ours
• The cover of the slow cooker does not form a tight fit on the ceramic pot
but should be centered on the ceramic pot for best results. Do not
remove the glass cover unnecessarily - this will result in major heat
loss. Do not cook without the glass cover in place.
• Stirring is not necessary when using a slow cooker. However, if cooking
on high, you may want to stir occasionally.
• Slow cooking retains most of the moisture in foods. If a recipe results in
too much liquid at the end of the cooking time, remove glass cover, turn
the control knob to high, and reduce the liquid by simmering. This will
take 30-45 minutes.
• The slow cooker should be at least half-filled for best results.
• If cooking soups or stews, leave a 2-inch space between the top of the
ceramic pot and the food so that the recipe can come to a simmer.
• Many recipes call for cooking all day. You can also prepare the recipe the
night before by placing all ingredients in the ceramic pot, cover and
refrigerate overnight. In the morning, simply place the ceramic pot in the
slow cooker and select the temperature setting.
• Meat & Poultry require at least 7 to 8 hours on LOW. Do not use frozen
meat in the slow cooker. Thaw any meat or poultry before slow cooking.
• Trim all visible fat from meat or poultry.
• Cook dried beans 1-2 hours on high setting, then add remaining
ingredients, cook on low for the remaining time.
• When cooking curries and casseroles, richer, more intensive flavors will
develop when the first stage is prepared by traditional methods, i.e. brown
the onions, meat and spices first in a non-stick pan.
DO’s
• Handle the ceramic pot and glass lid with care.
• Use oven mitts when lifting the ceramic pot containing hot foods.
• Avoid extreme temperature changes in the ceramic pot or glass lid. For
example, do not place into or under cold water while still hot.
DO NOT’s
• Use the ceramic pot if chipped or cracked.
• Operate the slow cooker without the ceramic pot in place.
• Place the hot ceramic pot onto a wet surface.
• Use frozen meats or foods in slow cooker. Always defrost them first.
• Place the glass lid in oven or microwave.
NEVER
• Use abrasive cleansers or metal scouring pads when cleaning the
ceramic pot.
• Place water or other liquids into the base of the slow cooker.
• Immerse the base, cord or plug of the slow cooker into water.
• Touch hot surfaces with bare hands.
*The cooking times given above should be used ONLY as a guide. It is
recommended that a thermometer be used to check the temperature to ensure
the food is completely cooked.
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