Presto ProFry User manual

Presto ProFry User manual
Digital ProFry

immersion element deep fryer
 Professional-style
at-home size.
fryer in a convenient
 Immersion
element for fast heating,
frying, and steaming.
 Digital
control and display for easy
selection of frying temperature and
cooking time.
 Big
9-cup food capacity.
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Instructions
This is a
2008 by National Presto Industries, Inc.
Listed appliance. The following important safeguards are recommended by most portable appliance manufacturers.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
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.Be sure handle is properly assembled to basket and locked in place. See detailed assembly instructions on page 3.
4.To protect against electrical shock or burns, do not immerse control unit, cord, or plug in water or other liquid.
5.Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
6.Do not let children handle or put electrical cords or plugs in their mouths.
7.Always attach magnetic plug end to appliance first, then plug cord into the wall outlet. To disconnect, remove plug from wall outlet and then from appliance.
8.Unplug cord from outlet and appliance when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts,
and before cleaning the appliance.
9.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 for examination, repair, or electrical or mechanical adjustment.
10.The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may cause injuries.
11.Do not use a cracked removable pot or a basket having a loose or weakened handle.
12.Always insert the control assembly in the removable pot before plugging the unit into the wall outlet. Allow unit to cool completely before removing the control assembly.
13.Do not use outdoors.
14.Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter or touch hot surfaces.
15.Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a heated oven.
16.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, always use handles on base and use extreme caution.
17.Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This product is for household use Only.
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Important Cord and Plug Information
A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risk resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. DO NOT
USE WITH AN EXTENSION CORD.
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.
Before First Use
Become familiar with the various parts of the deep fryer (Fig. A1) and read the instructions carefully.
Remove all packing material and disassemble unit for cleaning. Take the fry/steam basket out of the unit. Remove the
cord assembly from the basket and set aside. Then, lift the control assembly out of the unit. Wipe the control assembly
(control unit with heating
element) with a damp cloth.
Fryer cover
Cover vents and
Never immerse the control
grease filter
Removable
assembly, cord, or plug in
basket handle
water. Lift the removable pot
Digital control
out of the base and wash the
and display
Drain hooks
pot, fry/steam basket, and
panel
fryer cover in dishwasher or
in warm, sudsy water. Rinse
Control
and dry thoroughly.
Fry/steam
assembly
(Control unit with
basket
Reset Button
The deep fryer is equipped
with a sensor which will
automatically shut the
unit off if it is overheated.
Overheating can occur if the
unit is heated without oil or
water or with insufficient oil
or water. It can also occur
if using solid fat or older
oil that has become thick. If
overheating occurs, the deep
fryer will beep continuously.
In addition, the words
“UNPLUG” and “PUSH”
will alternately flash in the
display panel and the red
and green signal lights will
flash. To reset the fryer for
cooking, see page 11.
heating element)
Maximum and
minimum oil
levels
Magnetic
plug end
Magnetic
cord assembly
Cutout
Back view of control unit
Removable pot
Electrical
pins
Base
Red
Reset
button
Handle
Fig. A1
Fig. A2
Important Fryer Guidelines
u Use deep fryer only on a clean, dry, level, stable, and heat-resistant surface, away from countertop edge.
u Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children. Hot oil can cause serious and painful
burns.
uTo avoid the risk of electrocution or severe disfiguring electrical burns, do not let children handle or put electrical cords
or plugs in their mouths.
uTo avoid the risk of electrocution or electrical burns, do not let the control unit, cord, or plug come in contact with
water or other liquid.
uNever use the deep fryer without the removable pot.
uBefore adding oil to the deep fryer, make sure all parts are completely dry.
uNever use the deep fryer without oil or with insufficient oil. Also, never exceed the maximum fill level. The minimum
(MIN) and maximum (MAX) fill levels are embossed inside the removable pot (Fig. A1).
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uUse only a good, reliable standard brand of cooking oil for deep frying. Deep frying foods in olive oil is not
recommended because it has a lower smoking temperature.
uDo not use solid fat (shortening, butter, margarine, lard). Solid fat will not melt uniformly and will cause severe
smoking. It may also cause the unit to overheat resulting in the reset button tripping. In addition, solid fat will solidify
once it has cooled making it very difficult to remove or insert the control assembly.
uBefore deep frying, remove ice crystals and excess moisture from food by blotting with toweling—moist foods cause
excess foaming and/or spattering and may cause oil to overflow. Do not add wet food to cooking oil. Even small
amounts of moisture may cause the oil to spatter, foam, and/or overflow.
uDo not use cover while frying french fries and other high moisture foods.
uAlways unplug cord from wall outlet and then from deep fryer when unit is not in use.
uAlways allow fryer to cool completely before removing any parts, before removing oil, and before cleaning.
Basket Handle Assembly/Storage
Your fryer will be shipped with the basket handle in the storage
position (Fig. B1). When ready to use the basket, simply lift the
handle out of the basket. Then, gently squeeze the drain hooks
(Fig. C), keeping the pegs in the bracket holes, and fit the handle
bars in the brackets (Fig. D). The handle is now in the locked
position (Fig. B2).
Caution: To insure against accidental detachment of
Drain hooks
handle from basket during use, always make sure both
pegs are in the bracket holes and the handle bars are in
Handle bars
the brackets (Fig. D).
To unlock the basket handle for storage, gently squeeze
Fig. C
the drain hooks (Fig. C), keeping the pegs in the bracket
holes, and fold the handle into the basket.
Fig. B1
Fig. B2
STORAGE
POSITION
Locked
Position
To lock and unlock handle,
gently squeeze drain hooks.
How To Use For Frying
Handle bars
Brackets
Peg
Fig. D
Bracket Peg
holes
1. Position base on a clean, dry, level, stable, and heatFig. E
resistant surface in center of countertop. Always use the handles on the base
when lifting or moving the appliance. Never lift or move appliance using
control assembly.
2. Place removable pot in base.
3. Attach the control assembly to the base by aligning the two guides on the
front of the control unit with the two tracks on the back of the base (Fig. E).
Slide the control assembly down (Fig. F) as far as it goes making sure both
Tracks
guides are in the tracks. Note: The appliance will only operate when both
Guides
guides are properly positioned in the tracks.
4. Fill removable pot with cooking oil up to the MAX level marking
Fig. F
(approximately 41⁄2 quarts), which is located on the inside of the removable pot
(Fig. A1, page 2). The amount of oil must always be between the MIN and MAX level
markings inside the removable pot (Fig. A1). Never exceed the MAX level mark.
5. Place the cover on the deep fryer.
6. Attach the cord to the unit by aligning the magnetic plug end with the two electrical pins
located on the back of the control unit (Fig. A2, page 2). The plug can be attached in
either direction.
Important: The magnetic cord was designed to detach easily from the fryer. As
a result, if it is 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.
7. Plug cord into a 120 volt wall outlet. The unit will beep two times when you plug it in.
Always make sure fryer and cord are out of reach of children.
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8. Press the Temp Set button on the control panel (Fig. G) to set the desired temperature. The temperature range for
this deep fryer is 300˚ to 375˚. Each time you press the Temp Set button, the temperature will increase by 25˚. The
recommended setting for most frying is 375˚; therefore, to set the fryer to 375˚, press the Temp Set button four times.
(See page 6 for proper cooking
temperatures.)
Fig. G
DIGITAL CONTROL PANEL
Red/Green
9. Press the Heat Start/Cancel button
signal lights
on the control panel (Fig. G) to
start heating the oil. (The unit
will beep once whenever the Heat
Time
Start/Cancel button is pressed.)
Start/Cancel
The red signal light will come on,
indicating that the unit is heating.
Time
Heat
Temp
Set
(Preheat time is approximately 15
Set Start/Cancel
to 17 minutes.)
10. While oil is heating:
A. Prepare food for cooking,
Frying temperature
Countdown timer
making sure to remove excess
digital display
digital display
moisture from food by
blotting with toweling—moist foods cause excess foaming, spattering, and/or overflow.
B. Assemble basket handle for frying, see page 3.
To insure against accidental detachment of handle from basket during use, always make sure both pegs are
in the bracket holes and the handle bars are in the brackets (Fig. C and D, page 3).
C. Place basket on countertop and fill basket up to 2⁄3 full with food.
Note: The black cover vents may expand and appear to change shape when the fryer is heating. When the cover cools,
the vents will contract and appear to return to their original position. Both the expansion and contraction are normal.
11. When the selected temperature is reached, the red light will go out, the green light will come on, and the unit will beep
five times. The unit is now ready to cook food.
12. Set the timer by pressing the “+” or “–” buttons on the control panel (Fig. G). Holding down either of these buttons
will increase or decrease the display time rapidly. The timer can be set for 1 to 30 minutes. Refer to page 6 for
recommended times.
Note: The timer works independent from the unit; it does not turn on or off power to the heating element.
13. Remove cover.
14. Attach the filled fry basket to the removable pot using the drain hooks. Position cover over basket so that the cover
vents are on the opposite side of the basket handle. Now start the timer by pressing the Time Start/Cancel button on the
control panel (Fig. G). The unit will beep once and the display will begin to count down. You will notice the second
digits as well as the minutes digits will now be displayed.
15. Lift up slightly on the basket handle to disengage the drain hooks. Then slowly lower the filled basket into the
preheated oil until the bottom of the basket rests on top of the heating element. If frying french fries or other high
moisture foods, immediately remove cover after lowering basket into oil.
Note: For crisper foods, fry without the cover.
Warning: To prevent the risk of severe personal injury or property damage, use caution when cooking with
hot oil.
It is normal for steam to escape from the cover vents during frying. To prevent steam burns, keep hands and
face away from the vents.
16. When frying time has elapsed, the unit will start beeping. The timer will immediately begin to count up to show how
much time has elapsed since the timer sounded. Press the Time Start/Cancel button to stop the beeping and count-up
time and reset to zero.
17. Check that the food is golden brown. If additional cooking time is needed, set the timer for additional time.
18. Once the food is golden brown, lift the basket and hook it onto the fryer rim to allow oil to drain from food.
19. Empty the food onto absorbent paper. Season to taste.
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20. If frying additional food, repeat steps 10C through 19. If red signal light is on, allow oil to reheat until red signal light
goes out and green light comes on.
21. When frying is completed, press the Heat Start/Cancel button and unplug cord from wall outlet and then from deep
fryer. Allow oil and fryer to cool completely before removing control assembly and before cleaning.
Helpful Hints for Deep Frying
D 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.
D Fry foods of equal size and thickness as they will fry more evenly and at the same speed.
D Do not fill the basket more than 2⁄3 full. If too much food is fried at the same time, the food will not get crisp.
D For crisper foods, fry without the cover.
D Before deep frying, always remove excess moisture or ice crystals from food by blotting with toweling. Moist foods
may cause excess foaming, spattering, and crackling.
D For breading or coating foods, use commercial breading, finely ground bread or cracker crumbs, corn meal, a mixture
of corn meal and flour, pancake mix, or prepared bread mixes.
D 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.
D At any time during the preheat cycle or when cooking, the temperature setting can be adjusted by simply pressing the
Temp Set button to the desired temperature.
D Foods that are battered may stick to the basket; therefore, you may wish to fry these types of foods without the basket.
Coated or breaded foods can be fried with or without the basket. When using the fryer without the basket, a slotted
metal scoop may be used to add and/or remove foods.
D 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.
D After each use, strain oil through a filter or a double thickness of cheesecloth to remove the accumulated residue.
D The number of times the cooking oil can be reused will depend on the food that is fried in it. For example, the oil will
need to be replaced more often if fish or food coated with bread or cracker crumbs is fried frequently.
D The longer oil is heated, the more rapidly it deteriorates. Avoid preheating longer than necessary and turn off the fryer
once the last batch of food has been removed.
D To prolong the useful life of oil, store it in an airtight container in a cool, dark area or in the refrigerator.
D 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.
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Frying Timetable
Do not use cover while frying french fries and other high moisture foods. For crisper foods, fry without the cover.
The following times are approximate and based on the maximum recommended amounts of food. Fill the basket no more
than 2⁄3 full.
FOOD
AMOUNT
TEMPERATURE
TIME
9 cups
375˚
2 to 3 minutes
9 cups
4 to 5 pieces
375˚
375˚
3 to 5 minutes
13 to 18 minutes
3 to 4
375˚
2 to 3 minutes
3 to 4
375˚
5 to 6 minutes
Fish
Frozen, battered
Raw, battered
3 to 4 pieces
3 to 4 pieces
375˚
350˚
7 to 8 minutes
3 to 4 minutes
Onion rings
Frozen, battered
Raw, battered*
9 cups
3 to 4 large pieces
375˚
375˚
4 to 5 minutes
1 ⁄2 to 21⁄2 minutes
Potatoes
Frozen french fries
Raw fries (see below)
9 cups
9 cups
375˚
375˚
375˚
10 to 12 minutes
3 to 4 minutes
10 to 12 minutes
Shrimp
Frozen, battered
Raw, battered
9 cups
9 cups
375˚
375˚
5 to 7 minutes
3 to 5 minutes
Vegetables,
Raw, battered*
5 to 6 pieces
350˚
1 to 3 minutes
Cheese
Frozen, nuggets
Chicken
Frozen, nuggets
Raw, serving size pieces,
battered
Donuts*
(Fry donuts without basket)
Egg Rolls
Frozen
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*These foods are best when fried in small quantities
Recipes
Raw French Fries (Double Fry Method)
Cut medium potatoes, peeled if desired, into 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 inch thick strips. Place into large bowl and cover
with cold water. Soak potato strips for 15 minutes or until ready to fry. Rinse, drain, and pat dry with
paper towels. Fry at 375˚ for 3 to 4 minutes until fries are cooked through but not browned. Drain;
let stand to cool for at least 10 minutes, but not more than 2 hours. Just before serving, fry potatoes
at 375˚ for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Crispy Coating
⁄2 cup milk Flour
1 egg, beaten Salt and Pepper
1
Beat milk and egg together. Combine flour and seasonings. Dip food into milk-egg mixture, then
coat in seasoned flour. Fry food according to timetable above.
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Beer Batter
11⁄2 cups flour
11⁄2 cups beer
Thoroughly combine flour and beer in a large bowl. Cover and allow the batter to sit at room temperature for 3 hours or longer. Dip food in batter and fry according to timetable on page 6. If desired,
you may fry beer battered foods without the fry basket.
Milk Batter
1 cup flour
11⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
1
⁄2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
⁄2 cup milk
1
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add eggs and milk. Stir batter until smooth. If a thinner batter is desired, add more milk. Dip food in batter and fry according to timetable on page 6. If
desired, you may fry milk battered foods without the fry basket.
Apple Pie Fritters
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1
2 tablespoons sugar
⁄2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
11⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons sugar
1
⁄4 teaspoon salt
4-5 apples, peeled, cored, sliced
2
⁄3 cup milk, minus 1 tablespoon 1⁄4 inch thick
1 tablespoon brandy
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 egg yolk
2 egg whites
In medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a second bowl, whisk milk, brandy,
egg yolk, and melted butter. Gradually stir into dry ingredients until smooth. Set aside.
Mix cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle over both sides of apple slices, saving remainder to dust over
finished fritters. Sprinkle slices lightly with nutmeg. In clean bowl, beat egg whites until stiff, but
not dry. Fold into reserved butter.
Dip several apple slices into batter to coat evenly, letting excess drip off. Carefully place 1 to 2 slices
at a time into preheated oil. Deep fry at 375˚ for 3 to 4 minutes, turning once. Drain on paper towels.
Sprinkle both sides with reserved cinnamon and sugar mixture. Best served warm.
Jalapeño Kickers
12 fresh jalapeño peppers
OR 1 (31⁄2-ounce) can jalapeño peppers
Cream Cheese
1
⁄2 cup flour
1 egg
1
⁄2 cup milk
2 tablespoons bread crumbs
⁄4 teaspoon onion salt
1
⁄8 teaspoon garlic salt
1
⁄4 teaspoon vegetable oil
1
⁄4 cup flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1
Caution: Wear plastic gloves when working with peppers. Do not touch eye area.
To prepare fresh jalapeño peppers: rinse, cut in half lengthwise, remove seeds and stems, place in
boiling water and remove after 2 minutes; drain well. To prepare canned jalapeño peppers: drain, cut
in half lengthwise, and remove seeds and stems.
Fill each pepper half with cream cheese until slightly rounded. Place 1⁄2 cup flour in separate bowl,
set aside. In a second bowl, beat egg with milk. In a third bowl, prepare breading by combining bread
crumbs, onion salt, garlic salt, and oil. Stir in flour and sugar until mixed thoroughly. Roll each pepper
in flour, dip in egg mixture, and then cover with breading. For a heavier breading, dip in egg mixture
again and cover with breading a second time. Gently set aside until ready to deep fry.
Deep fry at 375˚ approximately 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. (Tip: Remove immediately
if cream cheese filling appears through the coating.) Place fried peppers on paper toweling. Serve
warm. If desired, serve with salsa.
VARIATIONS: Substitute shredded cheddar cheese in place of cream cheese filling. Pack firmly. Or
substitute a mixture of cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese in place of cream cheese filling.
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Quesadilla Crispers
1
1
⁄4 pound fresh sausage
⁄4 pound jalapeño jack cheese,
(chorizo, Italian, etc.) shredded (1-cup)
1 cup refried beans
8 (7-inch) flour tortillas
1
⁄4 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon flour
1
⁄4 cup diced canned green
2 tablespoons cold water
chilies, drained
Cook sausage until done, breaking it up as it cooks. Combine sausage, beans, onion, chilies, and
cheese.
Makes about 11⁄2 cups.
Cut tortillas into quarters. Place about 1 teaspoon of bean mixture in center. Brush edges with mixture of flour and water. Fold in half and press to seal; keep covered as you work. Continue until all
are made.
Makes 32.
Let stand 5 minutes before frying to allow edges to stick together. Deep fry 3 or 4 at a time at 375˚
for 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Alternate method: Cut tortillas into 8 pieces. Fry in hot oil. Heat bean dip and serve with fried
chips.
Crab Fritters
1
⁄2 green pepper, finely 6 ounces frozen or canned crab meat
chopped (about 1⁄3 cup)
1 teaspoon sherry
1 garlic clove, minced 1 teaspoon paprika
1
⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons minced parsley
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water
2 tablespoons olive oil Flour
1
⁄2 cup flour Dry bread crumbs
1
⁄2 cup milk
In saucepan, cook green pepper, garlic, and parsley in butter and olive oil until tender. Stir in flour.
Add milk, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Shred crab meat, removing cartilage. Add crab,
sherry, paprika, and cayenne pepper to milk mixture. Chill for 2 hours. Shape into 1-inch balls using
a 1-tablespoon scoop. Roll in flour, then dip in egg and water mixture. Roll in crumbs. Refrigerate
until time to serve. Deep fry 3 or 4 at a time at 375˚, turning once, until desired brownness is reached.
Remove from oil and drain on absorbent paper. Repeat until all are fried.
Makes about 11⁄2 dozen.
Batter Fried Oriental Dinner
1 egg Salt and pepper
3
⁄4 cup ice water
12 to 16 assorted mushrooms, pepper strips,
1 cup all-purpose flour pea pods, or squash slices
2 to 3 tablespoons Chinese
1 tablespoon flour
Seasoning Mix
2 cups cooked rice
2 turkey, pork, or beef cutlets OR 10 cleaned and shelled
green shrimp
Beat together egg, ice water, flour, and seasoning; mix until smooth. Add an ice cube or two to keep
mixture cool. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper and cut into thin strips. Select an assortment of
vegetables. Dip meat and vegetables into batter a few at a time. Deep fry at 375˚ for 2 to 4 minutes
or until golden brown. To serve, arrange an assortment of vegetables and meat on plate with a scoop
of rice. If desired, serve with Mahogany Dip (see page 9) and soy sauce.
Makes 2 servings.
8
Mahogany Dip
1 8-ounce can jellied cranberry
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
1
⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
sauce
1
⁄4 cup orange marmalade Sprinkle of dried red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat, stirring, until cranberry sauce and marmalade are
melted. Serve warm or cold.
Makes about 1 cup
How To Use For Steaming and Boiling
1. Follow steps 1 through 3 on page 3.
Note: To avoid steam damage to cabinets when using the steaming and boiling function, position the deep fryer so that
it is not directly under cabinets.
2. For boiling, fill removable pot with water up to the MAX level marking, which is located on the inside of the
removable pot (Fig. A1, page 2). Your fryer will need approximately 4½ quarts of water for boiling. Never exceed the
MAX level mark.
For steaming, fill removable pot with water up to the MIN level marking, which is located on the inside of the
removable pot (Fig. A1, page 2). Your fryer will need approximately 4 quarts of water for steaming. Do not use less
than the minimum.
3. Place the cover on the deep fryer.
4. Attach the cord to the unit by aligning the magnetic plug end with the two electrical pins located on the back of the
control unit (Fig. A2, page 2). The plug can be attached in either direction.
Important: The magnetic cord was designed to detach easily from the fryer. As a result, if it is 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.
5. Plug cord into a 120 volt wall outlet. The unit will beep two times when you plug it in.
Always make sure fryer and cord are out of reach of children.
6. Press the Temp Set button on the control panel (Fig. G, page 4) and set the temperature to 300˚.
7. Press the Heat Start/Cancel button on the control panel (Fig. G, page 4) to start heating the water. (The unit will beep
once whenever the Heat Start/Cancel button is pressed.) The red signal light will come on, indicating that the unit is
heating.
8. While water is heating:
A. Prepare food for cooking
B. Assemble basket handle for cooking, see page 3.
To insure against accidental detachment of handle from basket during use, always make sure both pegs are in
the bracket holes and the handle bars are in the brackets (Fig. C and D, page 3).
C.Place basket on countertop and fill basket up to 2⁄3 full with food. Do not exceed 2½ pounds of food.
Note: The black cover vents may expand and appear to change shape when the fryer is heating. When the cover cools,
the vents will contract and appear to return to their original position. Both the expansion and contraction are normal.
9.Once the water begins to boil (approximately 9 to 15 minutes), the unit is ready to cook food.
10.Set the timer by pressing the “+” or “–” buttons on the control panel (Fig. G, page 4). Holding down either of these
buttons will increase or decrease the display time rapidly. The timer can be set for 1 to 30 minutes. Refer to chart on
page 10 for recommended cooking times.
Note: The timer works independent from the unit; it does not turn on or off power to the heating element.
11.Remove cover.
12.Attach the filled basket to the removable pot using the drain hooks. Position cover over basket so that the cover vents
are on the opposite side of the basket handle.
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If steaming, leave basket hooked on removable pot.
If boiling, lift up slightly on the basket handle to disengage the drain hooks. Then lower the filled basket into the water
until the bottom of the basket rests on top of the heating element.
13. Now start the timer by pressing the Time Start/Cancel button on the control panel (Fig. G, page 4). The unit will beep
once and the display will begin to count down. You will notice the second digits as well as the minutes digits will now
be displayed.
It is normal for steam to escape from the cover vents during cooking. To prevent steam burns, keep hands and
face away from the vents.
14. When cooking time has elapsed, the unit will start beeping. The timer will immediately begin to count up to show how
much time has elapsed since the timer sounded. Press the Time Start/Cancel button to stop the beeping and count-up
time and reset to zero.
15. Remove cover from fryer and remove basket if the food was steamed. If food was boiled, lift the basket and hook it
onto the fryer rim to allow food to drain.
16. Empty the food into a serving bowl. Season to taste.
17. When cooking is completed, press the Heat Start/Cancel button and unplug cord from wall outlet and then from deep
fryer. Allow fryer to cool completely before removing control assembly and before cleaning.
Steaming and Boiling Chart
Vegetable
Approximate
Steaming and
Boiling Time
Vegetable
*AsparagusCorn-on-the-cob
Thin spears
3-4 minutesPotatoes, white
Thick spears
4-5 minutes Small (1 to 2 ounces each) whole or
*Beans Medium, quartered
Whole or 1-inch pieces
7-8 minutesPotatoes, sweet, 1-inch slices
*Broccoli *Rutabaga, 1⁄2-inch cubes
Spears or Florets
5-7 minutes *Turnips, 1⁄2-inch cubes
*Brussels Sprouts Shrimp
1 to 11⁄2-inch diameter
9-11 minutesFresh
*Cabbage, 2-inch wedge
15-20 minutesFrozen
*Carrotscrab legs
Whole
18-22 minutesFresh
1
⁄4-inch slices
6-7 minutesFrozen
Baby-cut
11-14 minutes
*Cauliflower
Whole head
18-20 minutes
Florets
7-9 minutes
Approximate
Steaming and
Boiling Time
10-15 minutes
13-15
17-19
15-20
15-20
minutes
minutes
minutes
minutes
4-5 minutes
5-7 minutes
5-7 minutes
7-9 minutes
*Steaming is recommended to minimize nutrient loss.
Note: It is recommended that you NOT use this fryer to boil pasta as the pasta may fall through the basket openings
and stick to the heating element.
Care and Cleaning
1. After unit and oil have cooled completely, carefully lift control assembly out of fryer and wipe with a damp cloth to
clean. Never immerse the control assembly in water or wash in a dishwasher.
2. Then, holding the cutouts on the sides of the removable pot (see Fig. A1, page 2), carefully lift the pot out of the deep
fryer.
If you plan to reuse the cooking oil, it is recommended that you strain the oil to remove any food particles. Then store
the oil in a tightly sealed container and keep where it will not be exposed to heat or direct light.
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3. Wash the removable pot, fry/steam basket, fryer cover, and base in dishwasher or in warm, sudsy water.
Do not use steel wool scouring pads or abrasive kitchen cleaners on the removable pot, cover, or base and do not use
bleaching agents to clean the fry/steam basket.
If desired, the basket handle may be removed for cleaning. Squeeze the drain hooks and fold the handle into the basket
until the handle bars are out of the brackets. Continue squeezing to remove both pegs from the bracket holes. After
cleaning, reattach handle making sure both pegs are in the bracket holes and the handle bars are in the brackets (see
Fig. D, page 3). Fold handle into basket for storage (see Fig. B1, page 3).
Note: Your fryer has a grease filter in the cover. The filter does not need replacing.
4. Before reassembling unit, be sure all parts are completely dry.
5. Always check the magnetic plug before use to assure metal items have not become attached to the magnet.
6. Periodically check the screws on the base handles and feet to be sure they are tight. Retighten, if necessary, with a
standard #2 Phillips head screwdriver.
CAUTION: Overtightening can result in stripping of screws or cracking of handles and feet.
Questions and Answers
What does it mean when the words UNPLUG and PUSH alternately flash in the display panel and the unit keeps
beeping?
The deep fryer has been overheated. The deep fryer is equipped with a sensor which will alert you if the unit has
overheated. Overheating occurs if the unit is heated without oil or water or with insufficient oil or water. Older oil that has
become thick and solid fats may not conduct heat well and may also cause the sensor to trip. When the sensor trips, the
following will occur:
1. The deep fryer will beep continuously.
2. The words Unplug and Push will alternately flash in the display panel.
3. The red and green signal lights will flash.
4. The unit will stop heating.
Whenever the unit has overheated, you will need to reset the fryer for cooking.
To reset the fryer:
1. Unplug the unit and allow the unit to cool.
2. Correct the cause of overheating; for example, make sure there is sufficient oil or water in the fryer, or if the oil is
old, replace the oil with fresh oil.
3. After the unit has cooled, use the tip of a pen and push the red power reset button on the back of the
control unit (Fig. A2, page 2). The unit will not operate until it is reset.
4. Plug the unit back in and reset the temperature and heat up cycle as described in steps 7 thru 9 on pages 3 and 4.
What if the letters “err” start flashing in the display panel and the unit keeps beeping?
This lets you know that the temperature sensing device has become damaged or is defective. The unit will be inoperable;
you should unplug the unit and contact our Consumer Service Department weekdays 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Central Time)
at 1-800-877-0441 or contact us at our website www.GoPresto.com.
Sometimes my deep fryer fails to preheat or the cooking process stops. Why?
If your fryer does not preheat or if cooking stops, check the following:
1. Check cord assembly to assure magnetic plug is attached to the appliance and the cord is plugged into the wall
outlet.
2.Check to see that both guides on the front of the control unit are properly positioned in the tracks on the back of
the base (see Fig. E and Fig. F, page 3).
3.The reset button may have tripped and has not been reset; see the information above regarding resetting the fryer.
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Consumer Service Information
If you have any questions regarding the operation of your Presto appliance or need parts for your appliance, contact us by
any of these methods:
• Call 1-800-877-0441 weekdays 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Central Time)
• Email us at our website www.GoPresto.com
• Write: National Presto Industries, Inc.
Consumer Service Department
3925 North Hastings Way, Eau Claire, WI 54703-3703
When contacting the Consumer Service Department, please indicate the model number and the 4 digit date code for the
deep fryer. These numbers can be found on the back of the control assembly.
Please record this information:
Model Number _________________ Date Code _______________ Date Purchased ___________________________
Inquiries will be answered promptly by telephone, email, or letter. When emailing or 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. 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 Department
555 Matthews Dr., Canton, MS 39046-0529
The Presto Factory Service Department is 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.
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 year 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 Presto Factory Service Department. 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.
NATIONAL PRESTO INDUSTRIES, INC.
Eau Claire, WI 54703-3703
U.S. Pat. Nos. 6,527,570 and 6,719,576
Form 72-811B
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