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Instruction Manual
Stainless Steel Deep Fryer With Timer
Model: XJ-5K123C0
Voltage: 120V-60HzZ
Wattage: 1000W
Content Page
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When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed,
including the following:
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Read all instructions carefully before use.
DO NOT touch hot surfaces, always use handles or knobs.
To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse cord or plug in water or other liquids.
Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
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.
DO NOT operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after the appliance
malfunctions, has been dropped or damaged in any manner.
Never plug in before unit is assembled and before oil is added to the oil reservoir.
Never overfill the fryer with oil. Fill only between the minimum and maximum levels, as
indicated inside the oil reservoir.
Be sure the basket handle is properly assembled to the basket and locked in place. (See
assembly instructions.)
The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may
cause injuries.
Extreme caution must be used when moving any appliance containing hot oil or other hot
DO NOT leave appliance unattended while in use.
DO NOT use outdoors.
DO NOT let cord hang over the edge of the table, counter or touch hot surfaces.
DO NOT place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
DO NOT use appliance for other than intended household use.
A detachable magnetic power cord is provided to reduce the risk resulting from becoming
entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. An extension cord (or longer detachable cord) is not
recommended for use with deep fryers.
Never plug in the unit to an electrical outlet before the oil reservoir has been filled with oil.
DO NOT immerse the deep fryer or the power cord in water
When opening the lid after frying, lift it slowly and wait a moment to allow the steam inside to
escape before opening fully.
To avoid a circuit overload, DO NOT operate another high wattage appliance on the same
Knowing about your deep fryer
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30-Minute Timer
Lid Release
Temperature Indicator Light
Adjustable Temperature Control
Stainless Steel Exterior
Oil Reservoir
Cool Touch Handles
Removable Lid
Viewing Window
Removable Frying Basket
Detachable Basket Handle
Break Away Safety Cord
Before Using Your Deep Fryer: DO NOT immerse the deep fryer in water. Make sure the fryer is
unplugged. Wash the fryer basket and cover in hot, soapy water. Wipe dry thoroughly. Wipe
the inside of the oil reservoir with a damp cloth and wipe dry thoroughly before adding the oil.
Warning: All components must be completely dried before filling with oil or using.
Assembling Your Deep Fryer
Caution: Never turn on the deep fryer when the oil reservoir is empty. Always ensure the deep
fryer is out of the reach of children. Always use the deep fryer on a flat, heat resistant surface.
1. Make sure the timer is in the “Off” position.
2. Attach the “break-away” safety cord. The top of the cord can be identified by the “THIS SIDE
UP” raised print. When attaching cord - you will feel a magnetic pull on the cord when attaching
cord correctly.
3. Pour cooking oil into the oil reservoir until the oil level is between the “MIN” and “MAX” marking
on the inside of the oil reservoir. DO NOT exceed the “Max” level for cooking oil.
4. To attach the handle to the fryer basket, pinch the two handle ends together to insert the metal
part of the handle inside the basket handle bracket on the fryer basket. (Fig. 1)
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Filling the Oil Reservoir With Oil
Warning: Never plug in the deep fryer before filling with oil to specified level.
e Use blended vegetable oil, pure corn oil or canola (rapeseed) oil. DO NOT use olive oil,
margarine, lard or drippings.
The oil level must always be maintained between the minimum and the maximum levels marked
inside the oil reservoir. Check the oil level before each use. For best results, keep the oil close
to the maximum level. Never mix different oils and fats together. DO NOT mix old and new oil.
Using Solid Fat Warning: It is NOT RECOMMENDED to put solid shortening in the oil
reservoir or the fryer basket.
e [fusing solid vegetable shortening, melt it first in a separate pan and then very carefully pour the
melted fat into the oil reservoir.
e Previously used solid vegetable shortening which has curdled and hardened in the oil reservoir
should be removed from the oil reservoir and melted in a separate pan before reusing.
Caution: If you try to melt the solidified fat in the oil reservoir, there is a risk of warm melted fat
suddenly sputtering from below through the still solid top layer of fat. Therefore use only the
following procedure:
1. Make sure the fat is at room temperature. If the fat is very cold, there is a greater risk of
2. Using a fork, carefully make some holes in the fat. Make sure the cover is securely closed
while fat is melting. Heat fat slowly on lowest temperature setting.
Filling the Frying Basket
e Do not fill the frying basket when it is immersed in oil.
e Place the food in the frying basket. Do not overfill it and never exceed the maximum quantities.
For optimum results and shorter frying time, basket should be only 1/2 full.
e Do not fill the basket higher than the MAX line on the basket with frozen food. Warning: When
frying foods, remove the frying basket from the deep fryer before filling with frozen food because
oil will spatter and cause burns.
Caution: Never exceed "MAX" line when filling the basket with food. It is recommended that food is
at the 3/4 level, below the MAX line when frying frozen food. Clean off any ice from frozen food prior
to frying. Failure to do so may cause fryer to overflow when food is placed in oil.
Using Your Deep Fryer Warning: All Components must be completely dried before filling the oil
reservoir with oil and using the fryer. Special care must be taken to ensure the filter compartment and
removable lid are dry, otherwise steam may become dangerously trapped inside the fryer during use.
Caution: Never turn on the deep fryer when the oil reservoir is empty. Always ensure the deep
fryer is out of the reach of children. Always use the deep fryer on a flat, heat resistant surface.
Place the basket in the deep fryer.
Close the lid of the deep fryer.
To preheat the oil, set the temperature control to the desired temperature and then set the timer
to approximately 15 minutes. The temperature indicator light will turn “Off” when the desired
temperature is reached.
Note: If the temperature control is set to “Min”, then the heating element will not heat up and the
oil will not pre-heat.
Note: Setting the timer will automatically turn “On” the deep fryer. The temperature
indicator light will also illuminate, indicating that the unit is “On”.
Note: The temperature indicator light will cycle on and off during cooking as the unit maintains
the temperature selected.
The timer will “ding” when the 15 minutes period ends. The unit will automatically turn “Off” and
the temperature indicator light will also go “Off”.
Press the lid release to open the deep fryer lid.
Lift the fryer basket onto the fryer basket holder mount. (Fig. 2) Place food into the fryer basket,
carefully lower the fryer basket into the heated oil and close the lid.
Fryer basket holder mount
Set the timer for the desired frying time.
Note: If you find that the food is cooked to your satisfaction before the pre-set time period ends,
you can switch off the timer by turning it counter clockwise. To extend the cooking time, turn the
timer clockwise.
When cooking is complete, press the one touch pop-up lid release and step away from the unit
to allow the hot steam to escape.
Lift the frying basket by the detachable basket handle and hook the basket onto fryer basket
holder mount to allow the food to drain. (See Fig 2.)
Caution: Oil is very hot and can cause severe injury.
Remove the food from the fryer basket by lifting basket by its handle. CAREFULLY pour the
food onto either a plate covered with paper towels or into a serving container. You may wish to
use tongs to remove the food.
Repeat procedure for remaining food.
When you have finished using your deep fryer, turn timer off by turning the dial counter
clockwise. You will hear a “ding” indicating that the unit is turned off. The temperature indicator
light will also go out.
Turn the temperature control to the “Min” position, unplug the fryer, and allow the oil to cool for
approximately two (2) hours before attempting to remove the oil or clean the fryer.
Important: Always replace or remove the frying basket carefully when cooking.
Warning: Never use the break-away safety cord to turn the deep fryer “Off”. Always turn unit off
by using the timer. Disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet. Use only the power cord
provided with the deep fryer. Use of any other magnetic cord could cause fire, electric shock or
injury. Warning: This unit should never be used to boil water.
Warning: Never exceed "MAX" line when filling the basket with food. It is recommended that
food is at the 3/4 level, below the MAX line when frying frozen food.
Warning: To avoid possible injury or burns, never touch any metal parts on the deep fryer
because they may be hot. The use of oven mitts or a pot holder is recommended when handling
the basket.
e Do not fill the fryer basket when it is immersed in oil
o Place the food in the fryer basket.
e Do not drop food into hot cooking oil.
e Never exceed the maximum line in the fryer basket. For optimum results and shorter frying
time, basket should be only 1/2 full.
Frying Food
Note: When the temperature control is set to “Min”, the heating element is off and does not heat the
cooking oil. To preheat the oil, turn the temperature control dial to the desired temperature and the
timer to 15 minutes for the oil to heat. The temperature indicator light will turn “Off” when the desired
temperature is reached.
Warning: When adding food to the frying basket, remove the basket from the deep fryer before filling,
especially with frozen food because oil will spatter and cause burns.
Caution: When frying frozen foods such as French Fries, you should not exceed the “MAX” fill line
on the fryer basket. Clean off any ice from frozen food prior to frying. Failure to do so may cause fryer
to overflow when food is placed in the oil.
For best results when frying:
1. Always use the fryer basket to fry food.
2. Always close the cover on the deep fryer during frying.
3. Always slowly lower the fryer basket into the hot oil. Lowering the fryer basket too quickly can
result in the oil overflowing and splashing.
It is normal for steam to escape through the sides of the cover while frying.
Avoid standing too close to the deep fryer while it is cooking.
To lower the temperature, turn the temperature control counter- clockwise.
Press the lid release and step back to avoid the hot steam.
Always turn the unit “off” by turning the timer counter clockwise until you hear the “ding”,
indicating that the unit is off and turn the temperature control dial to the “Min” position.
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
0. Always lift up the fryer basket by the handle and place it on the fryer basket holder mount and
allow the food to drain for a minute.
11. Once the oil has drained from the frying basket, the basket may be emptied into a plate and the
food served.
12. Always let the deep fryer cool completely (approximately 2 hours) before cleaning or storing.
Never carry or move the deep fryer with hot oil inside.
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Frying Tips
e To avoid condensation buildup on the viewing window - rub a little cooking oil on the window.
e DO NOT mix different oils or new and old oil together
o Replace oil regularly. In general, oil used to fry food with protein, (such as poultry, meat and
e should not be reused. When oil is used mainly to fry potatoes and is filtered after each use, it
can be used up to 8 to 10 times, but DO NOT use the same oil for more than 6 months
e Always replace all oil as soon as it starts foaming when heated or when color becomes dark or
when it has a rancid smell or taste or becomes syrupy.
Make sure that the food to be fried is dry. Dab food with paper or clean dish towel if necessary
Remove loose ice from frozen food before frying
To cook evenly, pieces should be the same size and thickness.
Thicker pieces will take longer to cook.
Temperature Settings
The following cooking times reflect only the approximate time needed to fry one basket 1/2 full. The
exact time may be different depending on actual quantity, personal cooking preferences, size and
thickness of pieces, etc. In general, use lower settings for delicate foods (vegetables, fish) and higher
settings for frozen foods, French Fries and chicken.
Note: If you wish to deep fry food at 350°F, place the temperature control dial in between the 325°F
and 375°F settings.
Food Cooking Time Temp.
French Fries 6-9 minutes 375°F
Fish Fillets 3-5 minutes 320°F
Chicken Fingers 6-8 minutes 350°F
Chicken Pieces 13-20 minutes 350%
Fried Zucchini 3 minutes 320%
Fried Mushrooms 3 minutes 320%
Onion Rings 3 minutes 320%
Donuts 3-5 minutes 350%
Apple Beignets 4 minutes 350°F
Shrimp 4-6 minutes 320°F
Storing or Reusing Cooking Oil
Note: The oil does not need to be changed after each use but can be used until it gets dark or there
are bits of food in it such as batter or bread crumbs.
* We do not recommend storing and reusing oil that was used for frying high protein foods such as
poultry, fish or other meats. When oil is mainly used to fry potatoes and is filtered after each use, it
can be used 8 to 10 times. However, do not use the same oil for longer than 6 months.
* Маке sure the deep fryer is unplugged and the oil has cooled (approximately 2 hours) before
emptying the oil into a container and storing the fryer.
Remove the fryer cover.
«To empty the oil, first make sure the oil has cooled and then empty the oil from the oil reservoir into a
storage container or bottle from the back corner. Please note that the oil reservoir is not removable
from the deep fryer.
The Detachable Break-away Cord
Your deep fryer has been specifically designed with your safety in mind. Your deep fryer has a
unique detachable power supply cord. This power supply cord is designed to “break-away” from the
fryer in the event that the power cord or fryer is inadvertently pulled or tugged.
Warning: This is intended to prevent the tipping of the appliance and hazardous spillage of hot oil. It
is NOT: intended to disconnect the fryer during normal use. To connect the power cord - note the
instructions on the cord plug area - “THIS SIDE UP”. Place plug into opening - you will feel the
magnetic pull. Slide the plug into the slot until it connects.
If the cord should be disconnected from the unit during operation, the user should immediately
unplug the power cord from the electrical wall outlet before any attempt to reconnect the magnetic
cord back to the deep fryer unit.
Warning: DO NOT come in contact with the magnetic connection of the power cord while it is
plugged into electrical wall outlet. Injury can occur.
Warning: DO NOT attempt to defeat the magnetic cord connection by attempting to permanently
attach the power cord to the deep fryer.
Cleaning Instructions
Warning: Always turn unit “Off” and remove the plug from the wall socket and the deep fryer before
cleaning. Please allow the deep fryer and the oil to cool completely (approximately 2 hours) before
cleaning. Never immerse the break-away safety cord, plug, filter or deep fryer in water or any other
Please read and follow all instructions in this manual for best results with your deep fryer:
To reuse, refill the oil reservoir with the oil, pouring the oil through a wire strainer or paper filter.
Never immerse the break-away cord plug, or deep fryer in water or any other liquid or in
Wipe the oil reservoir with a damp, soapy cloth. To rinse, wipe the reservoir with a cloth
dampened with water only.
The fryer basket, detachable handle, and removable lid can be washed on the top rack of the
NEVER place the deep fryer in the dishwasher.
DO NOT use any type of abrasive pad or steel wool to clean the power cord magnetic socket.
DO NOT use alcohol or cleaning solutions to clean the deep fryer.
U.S. PRO APPLIANCES, INC warrants this product to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) year from the date of the original purchase. 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:
If the appliance is found to be defective in material or workmanship, U.S. PRO APPLIANCES will
repair or replace it at free of charge to you. Should U.S. PRO APPLIANCES determine that the
product is not defective, is not covered by warranty or is outside of the warranty term, U.S. PRO
APPLIANCES shall return the product to you at your expense without being repaired or replaced.
The liability of U.S. PRO APPLIANCES 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. This warranty does not cover damage or defects caused by or resulting from
damages from shipping or repairs, service or alterations to the product or any of its parts, which have
been performed by a repair person not authorized by U.S. PRO APPLIANCES.
“Important: Carefully pack item to avoid damage in shipping. Be sure to include original sales
receipt as proof of purchase with product in either original packaging or packaging affording
an equal degree of protection along 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). Mark the outside of your package “ATTENTION CUSTOMER SERVICE”. We
are constantly striving to improve our products, therefore the specifications contained herein
are subject to change without notice.
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