Taylor | AS-1550-BL | User's Manual | Taylor AS-1550-BL User's Manual

Taylor AS-1550-BL User's Manual
by
Steamer and Rice Cooker
Instruction Manual
Item # AS-1550-BL
120V ~ 60Hz 400W
Thank you for your purchase of The Biggest Loser™ Steamer & Rice Cooker. Please READ this
instruction manual carefully before use.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important Safeguards
3
Special Instructions
3
Introduction
4
Descriptive Diagram
4
Using your Food Steamer & Rice Cooker
5
Tables of Cooking Times
2
6-8
Cleaning and Maintenance
9
Do’s and Don’ts
9
Troubleshooting
10
Warranty
10
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:
1.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY BEFORE USING.
2.
Do not touch hot surfaces. Use potholders when removing cover or handling hot containers to avoid steam
burns. Always use handles.
3.
To protect against electrical shock do not immerse cord, plugs or this appliance in water or any other liquid.
4.
Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
5.
Unplug from outlet when not in use, before putting on or taking off any parts and before cleaning. Allow to cool
completely before touching.
6.
Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions, or has been
dropped or damaged in any manner. Return the appliance to Taylor® (see warranty) for examination, repair or
adjustment.
7.
Do not use attachments that are not supplied for this appliance from Taylor®. The use of accessory attachments
not recommended by Taylor® may cause fire, electric shock, injuries or permanently damage this product.
8.
Do not use outdoors.
9.
Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
10.
Do not operate the appliance while empty or without water in the reservoir.
11.
To protect against burns caused by accidental spillage of hot liquid, place the unit on a level and firm surface
away from traffic areas where bumping could upset it. Do not place on a soft surface (such as carpeting).
12.
Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
13.
Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot liquid.
14.
Always attach plug to appliance first, then plug cord into the wall outlet. To disconnect, turn any control to
“off ”, then remove the plug from the wall outlet by grasping the plug and pulling. Never unplug the appliance by
pulling on the cord.
15.
Lift and open cover carefully to avoid scalding and allow water to drip into steamer.
16.
Use long handled utensils and oven gloves to avoid steam burns on hands and arms when removing lid, food or
rice bowl.
17.
When using this appliance, provide adequate air space above and on all sides for air circulation.
18.
Do not allow this appliance to touch curtains, wall coverings, clothing, dishtowels or other flammable materials
during use.
19.
Only use the containers that are supplied in this unit for cooking. Do not cook food in the water tank.
20.
Do not leave the appliance unattended during use.
21.
Do not operate uncovered, as this appliance generates steam and could cause injury.
22.
Do not use this appliance for other than its intended use.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance is for HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
?
This appliance has a three prong grounded plug. To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this plug will fit in a
grounded outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, contact a qualified electrician. Do not
modify the plug in any way.
?
Make sure the voltage in your outlet is the same as the voltage indicated on the appliance. This appliance is for
120 –Volt AC electrical outlet only.
?
The length of the cord used on this appliance was selected to reduce the hazards of becoming tangled in or
tripping over a long cord. For safety, it is not recommended to use an electrical extension cord with this
appliance.
?
Do not immerse base of unit, plug or cord in water or other liquids.
?
Use with a wall receptacle only.
?
Do not attempt to service this unit yourself.
3
INTRODUCTION
Now you can learn how to prepare and enjoy great tasting, healthy meals in minutes using your The Biggest Loser™
Steamer & Rice Cooker by Taylor®. You will learn how to make the delicious and easy Biggest Loser recipes that cut out
calories, but leave in all the taste. The steamer and recipes are great tools to get you on track. There are over 125 more
healthy and delicious recipes that you can find in the Biggest Loser Cookbook. When you start eating right, you may feel
better, have more energy and feel empowered. For more information on NBC's The Biggest Loser, or to join The Biggest
Loser Club, please visit the official Biggest Loser web site at www.nbc.com/The_Biggest_Loser.com or
www.biggestloserclub.com
DESCRIPTIVE DIAGRAM
MAX 16oz
MIN 8.5oz
USING YOUR FOOD STEAMER & RICE COOKER
Before first use
?
Make sure the voltage in your outlet is the same as the voltage indicated on the appliance. This appliance is for
120 –Volt AC electrical outlet only.
?
Remove any bags, labels or stickers from the appliance.
?
Clean the reservoir with a damp soft cloth.
?
Wash all of the removable parts using a sponge, warm water and mild dish detergent. Rinse and dry carefully.
?
NOTE: do not immerse the base unit in water when cleaning.
4
How to use your Steamer & Rice Cooker
?
Place the unit on a flat, sturdy surface with adequate clearance (i.e., do not place under wall cabinets or on
carpeting or other soft surfaces). The steamer and components are not for use in convection or conventional
ovens, microwaves, or on a stovetop.
?
Fill the water reservoir with clean, cold water only. Pour the water directly into the water tank only up to the
maximum fill. Do not overfill. NOTE: do not use seasoning or any other liquid in the water tank. Use of
liquids such as beer, red wine, oil and juice can corrode the unit and cause damage.
?
Use fresh cold water with each use and check that the water is up to, but not past the maximum fill level. Best
results can be achieved by filling to the Max level for food requiring 13 to 60 minutes of steam cooking and by
filling to the Min level for food requiring less than 13 minutes of steam cooking. Refer to the steaming chart or
your recipe for recommended steaming times.
?
If cooking continuously and the water drops below the MIN level, add water by carefully removing the steamer
basket. Use protective oven mitts when handling the steamer basket and be careful of the surge of steam that will
result when the basket is lifted to refill the reservoir. If during cooking, there is no more water in the water tank,
the appliance stops cooking as a safety measure.
?
Do not let the water go below the “Min” level in the reservoir.
?
Place the steaming basket on the reservoir.
?
Clean and prepare your food.
?
Place vegetables, seafood or other food without sauce or liquid into the steaming bowl. Arrange food in the
center of the bowl. Avoid blocking steam vents.
?
Place the lid on the steaming bowl.
?
Plug the appliance in. Do not operate the appliance without the steaming basket and lid in place.
?
Set the timer for the recommended cooking times (see table of recommended cooking times included later in this
manual). The red indicator light will light up. The length of steaming time is subject to your own personal
tastes: depending if you prefer crunchy (shorter steaming time) or softer, more well-done (longer steaming time)
foods.
?
The on/off light comes on and in less than a minute steaming begins. Condensation during steaming is normal.
?
To stop the appliance ahead of set time, turn the timer to the zero position.
NOTE: The timer will operate regardless of whether the unit is plugged into the electrical outlet. Be sure the indicator
light is on when setting the timer.
?
When steaming is complete, the timer will turn the steamer OFF automatically.
?
When finished using the appliance, unplug from the outlet and leave to cool completely before removing any
parts.
?
Do not use the steamer without water.
NOTE: Cooking times are estimates and depend on the quantity, size, desired degree of cooking and temperature of the
food. Consider all of the cooking times given in the guide as suggested times when using the steamer. Use a Taylor
Thermometer to check internal food temperature for doneness.
Using the Rice Bowl
?
Place rice with the required amount of water, or other foods with sauce or liquid in the rice bowl. Place the rice
bowl in the steaming basket and cover with the lid.
?
Plug the appliance in.
?
Set the timer for the recommended cooking time.
?
When food is fully cooked to your taste, unplug the unit.
?
After cooking, for best results, allow the rice to stand for 5 to 10 minutes with the lid on. Carefully open the lid,
taking care to avoid escaping steam.
?
Use a long handled utensil or rice paddle to mix the rice and allow steam to escape.
Using the Timer
?
The maximum controlled time is 60 minutes. If you need to cook food longer than 60 minutes, you will need to
check the water level, add water if needed and reset the timer.
?
If setting the timer for less than 15 minutes, be sure to turn the knob PAST 15 minutes than back to your desired
lower time.
?
When the set time expires, the timer will ring and the steamer will turn off.
Removing food from the steaming bowls
·
·
·
·
·
Lift the lid by the handle, making sure to avoid escaping steam to prevent burning your hands and arms.
Allow water collected in the lid to drip back into the steaming bowl.
Remove steam basket using the handles and oven mitts.
Remove and serve food using long handled utensils to avoid injury.
NOTE: Use oven gloves or pot holders when handling steaming bowl, reservoir, lid, etc.
5
TABLES OF COOKING TIMES
Vegetables
?
Steam leafy green vegetables for the shortest possible time as they lose color easily.
?
Salt and season vegetables after steaming for best results.
?
Frozen vegetables should not be thawed before steaming. Cooking time may vary from chart below.
?
Clean the vegetables thoroughly. Cut off stems; trim, peel or chop if necessary. Smaller pieces will steam faster
than larger pieces. For softer vegetable texture, increase steaming time; for firmer texture, decrease steaming
time according to taste.
?
Quantity, quality, freshness, size and consistent temperature of frozen food may affect steam timing. Adjust water
amount and cooking time as desired.
?
Some frozen vegetables will produce better results if placed in the rice bowl during steaming. Frozen vegetables
should be separated or stirred after 10-12 minutes. Use a long-handled fork or spoon to separate or stir to avoid
steam burns on hands and arms.
VEGETABLE
Asparagus
Beans
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots – sliced thin
Cauliflower
Corn
Egg Hard-boiled
Eggplant
Mushrooms - quartered
Peas
Peppers – not stuffed
Potatoes – sliced
Spinach –toss halfway through cooking
Squash
• Summer and Zucchini – sliced thin
• Acorn and Butternut – sliced thin
QUANTITY
15.8 oz.
8 oz.
8 oz.
8 oz.
8 oz.
8 oz.
8 oz.
3 ears
6
8 oz.
8 oz.
10 oz.
2 med.
8 oz.
8 oz.
WATER FILL
Min
Min
Min
Max
Min
Min
Min
Max
Max
Max
Max
Max
Min
Min
Min
STEAMING TIME
12 – 15 min
12 – 15 min
08 – 11 min
15 – 20 min
10 – 13 min
10 – 12 min
13 – 16 min
20 – 23 min
15 – 25 min
16 – 18 min
14 – 20 min
15 – 17 min
12 – 15 min
10 – 12 min
14 – 16 min
8 oz.
8 oz.
Min
Max
12 – 15 min
22 – 26 min
Meat & Poultry
?
Steaming has the advantage of allowing all the fat to drip away during cooking. Due to the gentle heat only
choose tender, lean cuts of meat and trim off all fat. Steam in steam basket for best results.
?
Use fresh herbs while steaming to add flavor.
?
Prepare meat by trimming and removing bones. Smaller pieces will steam faster than larger pieces. For more
well-done results, increase steaming time; for less well-done results, decrease steaming time according to taste.
Check internal meat or poultry temperature for doneness with a Taylor thermometer.
?
Quantity and consistent size of pieces may affect steam timing. Adjust water amount and cooking time as
desired.
FOOD
TYPE
QUANTITY
½ lb
Chicken
½ inch slices of rump, sirloin
or fillet steak.
Boneless breast
Lamb
Drumsticks
Chops with or without bones
Beef
Pork
6
Loin cut into pieces
Tenderloin, fillet, loin steaks
or loin chops
4 pieces
4 oz each
4 pieces
4 chops
(3/4 inch thick)
1 lb
1 lb or 4 pieces
(1/2 inch thick)
WATER
FILL
Min
STEAMING
TIME
8 – 10 min
Max
12 – 15 min
Max
Max
20 – 25 min
10 – 15 min
Max
Min
10 – 15 min
5 – 10 min
Fish & Seafood
?
Fish is done cooking when it is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
?
Frozen fish may be steamed without defrosting if separated before steaming and the cooking time is extended.
?
Add lemon wedges and herbs to the bowl or basket while steaming to enhance the flavor.
?
Steaming times listed in the chart below are approximate. Most fish and seafood cook very quickly.
?
Steam in small portions or in amounts specified.
?
Clams, Mussels, and Oysters may open at different times; check the shells to avoid overcooking.
?
Adjust steaming times accordingly.
FOOD
Fish, Fillets
Fish, ¾ inch
thick steaks
Clams
Lobster, Tails
Mussels
Oysters
Scallops
Shrimps
TYPE
Sole
Cod, Haddock, Trout
Cod, Salmon
Fresh
Layer shells for maximum steam
flow. Steaming is done when shells
are completely open.
Fresh
Meat will be opaque when done.
Cook longer if necessary.
Fresh
Steaming is done when shells
completely open.
Fresh
Steaming is done when shells
completely open.
Fresh
Stir halfway through steam time.
Meat opaque and flaky when done.
Fresh
Meat will be opaque when done.
Cook longer if necessary.
USDA RECOMMENDED
MINIMUM INTERNAL
COOKING
TEMPERATURES
Note: These are the recommended
internal temperatures of the FOOD.
QUANTITY
½ lb
½ lb
4 steaks
WATER
LEVEL
Min
Min
Max
STEAMING
TIME
9 – 13 min
5 – 10 min
15 – 18 min
1 lb
Max
10 – 20 min
1 or 2 tails
Max
16 – 19 min
1 lb
Min
6 – 12 min
6
Max
10 – 16 min
½ lb
Min
10 – 13 min
½ lb
Max
10 – 15 min
Minimum Internal Cooking Temperatures
as Recommended by the USDA*
IMPORTANT! These are the minimum INTERNAL
temperatures that food must reach to be considered safe to
eat, no matter how you prepare them. We recommend the
following guide lines but personal taste temperatures may be
different from the below:
Fresh ground beef, veal, pork ........... 160ºF / 72ºC
Beef, veal, Lamb - roast, steaks, chops
*Rare ................................................. 140ºF / 60ºC
Medium Rare ..................................... 145ºF / 63ºC
Medium..............................................160ºF / 72ºC
Well Done .......................................... 170ºF / 77ºC
Fresh Pork - roast, steaks, chops
Medium.............................................. 160ºF / 72ºC
Well Done .......................................... 170ºF / 77ºC
Ham
Fresh (Raw)......................................... 160ºF / 72ºC
Precooked (to reheat)..........................140ºF / 60ºC
Poultry
Ground Chicken, Turkey ..................... 165ºF / 74ºC
Whole Chicken, Turkey ....................... 165ºF / 74ºC
Breast, Roasts .................................... 165ºF / 74ºC
Thighs and wings .............................. 165ºF / 74ºC
Fish - cook until opaque and flakes easily with fork.. 145ºF / 63ºC
Stuffing - cooked alone or in bird .................. 165ºF / 74ºC
Egg dishes ........................................... 160ºF / 72ºC
Leftovers, Casseroles ......................... 165ºF / 74ºC
*The USDA does NOT recommend RARE 140ºF as a safe eating
temperature.
1/07
7
Cooking Rice
Different types of rice require different cooking directions. Please follow specific
directions for the variety used.
?
Measure rice and water then COMBINE them in the rice bowl. Place the rice bowl into the steam basket for
steaming.
?
Fill water reservoir with water to the specified amount. Use only clean water.
?
Cover and steam.
?
For softer rice, increase by 1 to 2 Tablespoons the amount of water mixed in with the rice. For firmer rice,
decrease the amount of water mixed with rice by 1 to 2 Tablespoons.
?
Check doneness and consistency of rice at the minimum time specified, stirring at the same time. When checking
rice, be careful not to put hands and arms in the path of escaping steam. Use oven mitts and the handles on the
bowls.
?
Rice may be seasoned after steaming.
Eggs
Variety of Egg
Amount
Approximate
Time
(Minutes)
6
6
8
12
2 to 3
7-8
6
7-8
In the Shell (place in steam basket)
• Soft-Cooked
• Hard-Cooked
Poached
• Step #1: Pour 2 cups of water in the
rice bowl. Place rice bowl into steam
basket. Heat water to steam
• Step #2: Crack egg in small bowl,
slide into hot water in rice bowl.
Steam until poached.
Scrambled
• Step #1: Beat 6 eggs together with 2
Tbsp milk in the rice bowl. Place rice
bowl into steam basket. Begin steaming.
• Step #2: Stir eggs halfway through
cooking time.
8
CLEANING AND MAINTAINENCE
After each use and before cleaning, unplug the appliance from outlet and allow the steamer to cool. Do not attempt to
clean the unit while still hot.
?
CAUTION: NEVER IMMERSE THE BASE UNIT, CORD OR PLUG IN WATER OR OTHER LIQUID.
?
Once cooled, empty the reservoir.
?
Wash lid, steaming bowl, rice bowl and lid in hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry all parts. These parts are not
dishwasher safe.
?
Wipe reservoir base inside and out with damp sponge and dry completely. If there is any food debris in the tank
area, you may use a sponge with hot, soapy water, and then rinse with a clean sponge. Do not immerse tank in
water. Dry completely. The reservoir is not dishwasher safe.
?
Do not use abrasive cleaners, metal scouring pads or bleach.
Removing mineral scale build-up from the appliance
In hard water areas, mineral scale may build up on the heating element. If scale is allowed to accumulate, the steam
function could turn off before the food is fully cooked.
After 2 to 3 months of use:
?
Fill the water reservoir to the max level with approximately 3 cups of clear vinegar (not brown vinegar).
?
Assemble with the steamer bowl and lid in place during this procedure.
?
Insert the plug into outlet and set the timer to 20 to 25 minutes and begin steaming.
?
Do not allow the vinegar solution to overflow or boil over. If the vinegar begins to boil over, unplug the unit,
turn off the timer and reduce the quantity of vinegar slightly. Use caution with hot liquids.
?
When the timer rings after 20 to 25 minutes, unplug the unit, allow to cool, pour vinegar solution out and use
clean cold water several times to rinse and clean the surface of the heating element.
?
Dry thoroughly.
?
Do not use abrasive cleaners, metal scouring pads or bleach.
?
IMPORTANT: DO NOT USE ANY OTHER MINERAL-SCALE REMOVAL PRODUCTS.
DO'S AND DON'TS
?
Don't place frozen meat in the steamer; always defrost first.
?
Don't over fill the max mark in the reservoir or you may cause damage to the element.
?
Don't use foil or paper to line the basket as you will block the steam holes.
?
Do provide adequate air space above and on all sides for air circulation. Be sure not to place the unit under a
cabinet or near electrical sockets.
?
Do provide close supervision if used near children. Be sure to keep the unit away from their reach to avoid
accidental burns or injury.
?
Do use oven mitts or gloves when handling the hot appliance or removing lid to prevent steam from reaching
hands and arms.
?
Do let the unit cool off before cleaning.
?
Do experiment with different foods to find the right combination of flavor and texture!
9
TROUBLESHOOTING
•
•
•
•
The Food Steamer & Rice Cooker will not operate.
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?
Is the power supply cord properly seated in the unit and the outlet?
Has the cord been damaged in some way? If so, DO NOT USE THE FOOD STEAMER.
Contact Customer Service for replacement information.
Has the auto-shut off feature activated?
The Food Steamer & Rice Cooker will not heat properly.
Is the bowl securely positioned in the base? If not, turn off the unit, allow the unit to cool and
reposition the bowl into the unit base?
Has the Food Steamer & Rice Cooker been overloaded? Attempting to steam large quantities or large
pieces of food may result in undercooked food.
There is excessive moisture in the Food Steamer & Rice Cooker.
Is there anything blocking the vents on the lid?
Is the lid not seat properly?
Is there food blocking the ability of the lid to seal?
Steaming results are not what I expected.
Is the correct time setting in use?
Note: individual preferences vary; you may need to experiment with steaming times to achieve your desired
results.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
Taylor® warrants this product to be free from defects in material or workmanship for one (1) year for the original
purchaser from date of retail purchase. It does not cover damages or wear resulting from accident, misuse, abuse,
commercial use, or unauthorized adjustment and/or repair. If service is required, do not return to retailer. Should this
product require service (or replacement at our option), please contact Taylor Customer Service at:
1-800-289-0944
There are no expressed warranties except as listed above. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have
other rights which vary from state to state.
If you need replacement parts
·Use only Taylor specified parts. These specified parts will fit right and work right because they are made with the same
precision used to build every new Taylor appliance.
Keep this book and your sales slip together for future reference. You must provide proof of purchase for warranty
purposes.
For additional product information, or warranty information in Canada or elsewhere outside the USA, please contact us
through www.taylorusa.com
Taylor® is a registered trademark of Taylor Precision Products and its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.
Made to our exact specifications in China.
www.taylorusa.com
© 2009 The Biggest Loser is a registered trademark of NBC Studios, Inc., & Reveille LLC. All Rights Reserved.
10
AS1550BL - 2.09
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertising