Presto Grand Pappy

Presto Grand Pappy
electric deep fryer
Delicious deep fried foods, fast and easy.
Fries six generous servings in just
six cups of oil.
Maintains perfect frying temperature
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This is a
2002 by National Presto Industries, Inc.
Listed appliance. The following important safeguards are recommended by most portable appliance manufacturers.
To reduce the risk of personal injury or property damage, when using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always
be followed, including the following:
1. Read all instructions.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles.
3. To protect against electrical shock or burns, do not immerse unit, cord, or plug in water or other liquid.
4. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
5. Do not let children handle or put electrical cords or plugs in their mouths.
6. Always attach magnetic plug end to appliance first, then plug cord into the wall outlet. To disconnect, remove plug from wall
outlet, then from appliance.
7. Unplug cord from outlet and deep fryer when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts,
and before cleaning the appliance.
8. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or in the event the appliance malfunctions or has been damaged in
any manner. Return the appliance to the Presto Factory Service Department or to the nearest Presto Authorized Service Station
for examination, repair, or electrical or mechanical adjustment.
9. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may cause injuries.
10. Do not use outdoors.
11. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter or touch hot surfaces.
12. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a heated oven.
13. It is recommended that this fryer not be moved when it contains hot oil or other hot liquid. If it must be moved when it contains
hot oil or other hot liquid, use extreme caution.
14. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risk resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. DO
Do not allow the cord to run underneath or around the unit. The magnetic cord may not detach easily if the cord is positioned in
this fashion.
Important Fryer Guidelines
 Use deep fryer only on a clean, dry, level, stable, and heat-resistant surface, away from countertop edge.
 Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children. Hot oil can cause serious and painful
 To avoid the risk of electrocution or severe disfiguring electrical burns, do not let children handle or put electrical cords or
plugs in their mouths.
 To avoid the risk of electrocution or electrical burns, do not let the cord or plug come in contact with water or other liquid.
 Use only a good, reliable standard brand of vegetable shortening or cooking oil for deep frying. Deep frying foods in butter,
margarine, olive oil, or animal fat is not recommended because of lower smoking temperatures.
 Before deep frying, remove excess moisture from food by blotting with toweling—moist foods cause excess foaming and
spattering. Do not add wet food to cooking oil. Even small amounts of water may cause the oil to spatter.
 Use caution when deep frying flour tortillas. Flour tortillas contain air bubbles. During deep frying, oil can become trapped
within these bubbles. If not properly drained the bubbles can burst and cause burns. Therefore, after deep frying tortillas,
carefully raise them out of the cooking oil and allow oil to drain from the tortillas for approximately 30 seconds.
 Always unplug cord from wall outlet and then from deep fryer when unit is not in use.
 Always allow fryer to cool completely before removing oil and before cleaning.
How To Use
Before using for the first time, wash scoop and interior of unit with warm, sudsy water and dry thoroughly. Never immerse unit in
water or other liquid, or wash in dishwasher.
1. Remove plastic cover. Unit must be cool before cover can be replaced for storage of oil.
Oil level
2. Check the rubber pads on the bottom of the fryer before each use to be sure they are free of
oil or other debris. Wipe pads with warm, soapy water if necessary. Then dry thoroughly.
3. Place deep fryer on a clean, dry, level, stable, and heat-resistant surface in center of counterFig. A
4. Fill unit with cooking oil or shortening up to oil level line, which is located on inside of unit
Electrical pins
(Fig. A). Never use more than six, 8-ounce cups of cooking oil or 3 pounds of shortening. Never use
any cover while oil is heating or while frying food.
5. Attach the cord to the unit by aligning the magnetic plug end of the cord assembly with the two electrical pins located in the recessed area of the fryer base (Fig. B). When properly aligned, the plug will
magnetically attach itself to the appliance. For proper connection, the magnetic plug end must be
parallel with the countertop (Fig. C).
plug end
Important: The magnetic cord was designed to detach easily from the fryer. As a result, if it is
Fig. B
bumped or touched during use, it could possibly detach causing the unit to
stop heating. Avoid contact with cord during operation. If contact occurs,
verify that the cord is still properly connected.
6. Plug cord into a 120 volt wall outlet. The unit is now “ON” and will remain
on until unplugged.
7. Preheat oil for 15 minutes.
8. Gently place 1 to 6 cups of food into unit. Use scoop to lessen spattering
of hot oil.
For proper connection, the magnetic plug
Fig. C
end must be parallel with the countertop.
Note: If the plug accidentally detaches from the fryer during operation,
reattach the cord following step 5 above. Use extreme caution as unit will
be hot.
9. Occasionally stir food gently while frying to prevent foods from sticking together. Do not use plastic utensils in hot cooking oil.
10. When food reaches desired brownness, lift and drain with scoop. Place food on absorbent paper. Season to taste. Repeat steps 8,
9, and 10 for additional servings.
CAUTION: To avoid risk of burns, do not touch the aluminum portion of the handle when unit is hot. Only the plastic grip in the
center portion of the handle may be grasped.
Care and Cleaning
1. Unplug cord from wall outlet and then from deep fryer. Then, allow oil and fryer to cool completely in a safe place.
2. After unit and oil have cooled completely, empty cooking oil, or cover unit with storage lid.
3. Wash unit and scoop with warm water and mild detergent, rinse, and dry thoroughly. Never immerse unit in water or other
liquid, or wash in dishwasher.
4. Do not use steel wool scouring pads or abrasive kitchen cleaners on the nonstick finish.
5. Occasionally clean the interior of unit with a commercial cleanser designed for nonstick surfaces, such as dip-it® destainer*. Follow manufacturer’s directions.
6. Store the cord in a clean, dry location away from metal objects. Always check the magnetic plug before use to assure metal items
have not become attached.
*dip-it is a registered trademark of Ecolab, Inc.
For foods listed below, use either prepared frozen foods or your own favorite recipes. Fry 1 to 6 cups of food at a time. The following deep
frying times are approximate. Fried foods are generally done when they are well browned.
Fried Chicken (using crispy coating recipe below)
Onion Rings**
Fish Fillets
Frozen French Fries
Fish Sticks
Frozen Shoestrings
French Fried Shrimp
Raw Fries
Frozen Egg Rolls
**These foods are best when fried in very small quantities to maintain their individual shapes. Fry approximately 3 to 4 pieces at a time.
Sift together 1 cup flour, 1 ⁄ teaspoons baking powder, and ⁄ teaspoon salt. Add 2 beaten eggs and 1⁄2 cup milk. Stir until batter is smooth. If
a thinner batter is desired, add more milk.
Thoroughly combine 1 ⁄ cups flour and 1 ⁄ cups beer in a large bowl. Cover and allow batter to sit at room temperature for 3 hours or
Cut fruit into bite-size pieces. Leave small fruit whole. Canned fruit should be well drained. Coat fruit with batter. Fry until golden brown,
approximately 2 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
cup milk
egg, beaten
Salt and Pepper
Beat milk and egg together. Combine flour and seasonings. Dip food into milk-egg mixture, then roll in seasoned flour. Fry food according
to chart.
Coat cheese curds or cheese cubes with milk or beer batter. Fry until golden brown, approximately 1 minute.
pound ground round steak
egg, beaten
tablespoons evaporated milk
tablespoons fine cracker crumbs
⁄4 teaspoon salt
⁄8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon grated onion
Combine all ingredients and shape into walnut-size meatballs. Chill 1 hour. Fry 3 to 4 minutes or until done.
Helpful Hints
 If unit fails to preheat or if the cooking process stops, check cord assembly to assure plug is properly attached to the appliance (see
Fig. C on page 2).
 When using the fryer for the first time, a slight odor or light smoking may occur as manufacturing residue evaporates. This is normal
during initial use.
 Before deep frying, always remove excess moisture from food by blotting with toweling. Moist foods cause excess foaming and
 When preparing your favorite recipes, fry 1 to 6 cups food, in unit, at a time. If too much food is fried at the same time, the food
will not get crisp.
 For breading or coating foods, use commercial breading, finely ground bread or cracker crumbs, corn meal, mixture of corn meal
and flour, pancake mix, or prepared bread mixes.
 Use only metal cooking utensils in the fryer as plastic or rubber will become damaged from the hot oil. Do not leave metal utensils
in the fryer as they will become hot.
 After each use, strain oil through a filter or a double thickness of cheesecloth to remove the accumulated residue.
 It is time to replace the cooking oil if any of the following occur:
The oil is dark in color.
The oil has an unpleasant odor.
The oil smokes when it is heated.
The oil foams excessively during frying.
Service Information
If you have any questions regarding the operation of your Presto® appliance or need parts for your appliance, call our Consumer Service
Department weekdays between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM (Central Time) at 715-839-2209 or write:
National Presto Industries, Inc.
Consumer Service Dept., 3925 North Hastings Way, Eau Claire, WI 54703-3703
You may also email inquiries to [email protected] Inquiries will be answered promptly by telephone, letter, or email. When
writing, please include a phone number and a time when you can be reached during weekdays if possible.
Any maintenance required for this product, other than normal household care and cleaning should be performed by our Factory Service
Department or any Presto Authorized Service Station. Be sure to indicate date of purchase and a description of defect when sending
an appliance for repair. Send appliances for repair to:
Canton Sales and Storage Company
Presto Factory Service Dept., 555 Matthews Drive, Canton, MS 39046-0529
Appliances may also be repaired at any Presto Authorized Service Station. Check your yellow pages for Service Stations near you.
The Presto Factory Service Department and Presto Authorized Service Stations are equipped to service all PRESTO® appliances and
supply genuine PRESTO® parts. Genuine PRESTO® replacement parts are manufactured to the same exacting quality standards as
PRESTO® appliances and are engineered specifically to function properly with its appliances. Presto can only guarantee the quality
and performance of genuine Presto® parts. “Look-alikes” might not be of the same quality or function in the same manner. To ensure
that you are buying genuine PRESTO® replacement parts, look for the PRESTO® trademark.
California residents seeking warranty or service information may call 1-800-877-0441.
Presto Limited Warranty
This quality PRESTO® appliance is designed and built to provide many years of satisfactory performance under normal household use. Presto pledges to the original owner that should there be any defects in material or workmanship during the first
two years after purchase, we will repair or replace it at our option. Our pledge does not apply to damage caused by shipping.
To obtain service under the warranty, return this PRESTO® appliance, shipping prepaid, to the Factory Service Department
or to the nearest Presto Authorized Service Station. When returning a product, please include a description of the defect and
indicate the date the appliance was purchased.
We want you to obtain maximum enjoyment from using this PRESTO® appliance and ask that you read and follow the instructions enclosed. Failure to follow instructions, damage caused by improper replacement parts, abuse or misuse will void
this pledge. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
This is Presto’s personal pledge to you and is being made in place of all other express warranties.
Eau Claire, WI 54703-3703
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