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Model HBF02 Hand blender + accessories Contents 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Introduction This user manual Intended use General safety instructions Manufacturer liability Identification plate Disposal 2 Description 2.1 Product description 2.2 Description of controls 2.3 Accessories 3 Use 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 22 22 22 22 23 25 25 25 EN 1 Instructions 26 26 27 27 29 Before first use Using the hand blender attachments Using the chopper Using the potato masher Food processing guide 4 Recipes 5 Cleaning and care 5.1 Instructions 5.2 Cleaning the motor base 5.3 Cleaning the components of the hand blender 29 29 30 31 33 34 36 36 36 36 We advise you to read this manual carefully, it contains all the instructions for maintaining the appliance’s aesthetic and functional qualities. For further information on the product: www.smeg.com The manufacturer reserves the right to make any changes deemed useful for improvement of its products without prior notice. The illustrations and descriptions contained in this manual are therefore not binding and are merely indicative. 21 Instructions 1 Instructions 1.1 Introduction Important information for the user: Instructions General information on this user manual, on safety and final disposal. Description Description of the appliance and its accessories. Use Information on using your appliance. Cleaning and care Information for correct cleaning and care of the appliance. Recipes List of recipes. Safety instructions Information Advice 22 1.2 This user manual This user manual is an integral part of the appliance and must therefore be kept in its entirety and in an accessible place for the whole working life of the appliance. 1.3 Intended use • Use the appliance only indoors. • The appliance is designed exclusively for home use. • The appliance may be used to blend, chop, mix and emulsify various ingredients. Moreover, in combination with its accessories, it can mince/grind meat, cheese, bread, mash potatoes and other vegetables or whip and whisk eggs and cream for various preparations. Every other use is considered improper. Do not use the appliance for anything other than the intended use. • The appliance may be used: • In staff canteen areas in shops, offices and other working environments; • Farm houses; • By guests in hotels, motels and other residential type environments; • Bed and breakfast type environments. • The appliance is not designed to operate with external timers or with remote control systems. Instructions Follow all safety instructions in order to be able to use the appliance safely. • Read this user manual carefully before using the appliance. • Unplug appliance immediately after use. • Do not leave the appliance unattended while it is operating. • Disconnect the appliance from the power socket as soon as you have finished using it and before cleaning it. • Switch off the appliance and disconnect from supply before changing accessories or approaching parts that move in use. • Do not immerse the appliance, the power cord or the plug in water or any other liquid. • Do not use the appliance if the power cable or plug appears to be damaged or if the appliance has been dropped or damaged in any way. • If the power supply cable is damaged, contact technical support immediately to arrange replacement in order to avoid any possible hazards. • Prevent the power cable from coming into contact with sharp edges. • Do not pull on the cord to unplug it from the power socket. • Do not place the appliance above or near lit hob burners or electric rings, inside an oven or near other heat sources. • Do not try to repair the appliance yourself or without the assistance of a qualified engineer. • In the event of a fault, repairs should only be carried out by a qualified engineer. • Do not modify the appliance. • Never try to put out a fire or flames with water: turn off the appliance and remove the plug from the socket and smother the flames with a fire blanket or other appropriate cover. • Disconnect the appliance from the power socket before assembly, disassembly and cleaning, and as soon as you have finished using it. • Children must never play with the appliance. Keep the appliance out of children’s reach. • This appliance shall not be used by children. Keep the appliance and its cord out of reach of children. • This appliance must not be used by people of reduced physical, sensory or mental capacity, or lacking in experience in the use of electrical appliances, provided that they are supervised or instructed by adults who are responsible for their safety. 23 EN 1.4 General safety instructions Instructions For this appliance • Do not touch moving parts while the appliance is operating. Keep hands, hair and clothing, and utensils away from moving parts during operation, to prevent personal injury and/or damage to the appliance. • Always disconnect the hand blender from the power socket if it is left unattended and before assembly, disassembly or cleaning. • Unplug the hand blender when it is not being used, before cleaning it and if you notice any fault. • Do not allow children to use the hand blender without supervision. • Avoid touching the blades of the blender attachment and of the chopper attachment as they are very sharp: Danger of cuts! Handle very carefully when removing, inserting or cleaning. • Remove the chopper blade of the chopper attachment before emptying the bowl. • Do not blend hot oil or fat. • Be careful if hot liquid is poured into the chopper or blender as it can be ejected out of the appliance due to a sudden steaming. • Use tall containers when mixing liquids, particularly if hot, to reduce spillages, splattering and burn injuries. 24 • To avoid splashing always insert the blender attachment in the food before switching the hand blender on. • Do not leave the hand blender in a hot pot on a lit stove while not in use. • Avoid using the blender attachment and chopper attachment to chop fruit pits, bones or other hard food as doing this can damage the blades. • Avoid getting liquids above the shaft joint • Do not use the hand blender with parts or accessories of other manufacturers. • Only use original spare parts. The use of spare parts not approved by the manufacturer could lead to fires, electric shocks or personal injury. • Avoid spraying liquid on the motor body and cable of the hand blender or getting them wet. In the event of contact with liquid, immediately unplug the hand blender and dry it thoroughly: Electric shock hazard! • Let the hand blender cool down before cleaning. • Do not use harsh detergents or sharp objects to clean the hand blender, its attachments and accessories. 1.5 Manufacturer liability The manufacturer shall not be liable for injuries or property damage caused by: • Any use of the appliance other than the one it was designed for. • Not having read the user manual. • Tampering with any part of the appliance. • The use of non-original spare parts. • Not following the safety instructions. 1.6 Identification plate The identification plate bears the technical data, serial number and brand name of the appliance. Do not remove the identification plate for any reason. 1.7 Disposal This appliance must be disposed of separately from other waste (Directive 2012/19/EU). The appliance does not contain substances in quantities sufficient to be considered hazardous to health and the environment, in accordance with current European directives. • Old electrical appliances must not be disposed of together with domestic waste! To comply with current legislation, old appliances, on reaching the end of their useful lives, should be taken to a disposal facility where they can be sorted. In this way, any valuable material contained in the old appliances can be recycled, helping to protect the environment. The relevant local authorities or their waste disposal operators can provide further information. Our appliances are packed in nonpolluting and recyclable materials. • Dispose of the packing materials at an appropriate recycling facility. Plastic packaging Danger of suffocation • Do not leave the packaging or any part of it unattended. • Do not let children play with the plastic bags. Electrical voltage Danger of electrocution • Disconnect the main power supply. • Unplug the appliance. 25 EN Instructions Description 2 Description 2.1 Product description Model HBF02 - Hand blender 1 ON/OFF button and TURBO button 2 Speed selector 3 Motor body 4 Stainless steel blender shaft and stainless steel blade unit 5 Whisk attachment 6 Potato masher 7 Gearbox 8 Chopper lid 9 Chopper blade unit 10 BPA-free TritanTM chopper bowl with nonslip silicone base 11 BPA-free TritanTM beaker (1.4 l capacity) The components intended to come into contact with food are made of materials that comply with the provisions of current legislation. 26 Description 2.3 Accessories ON/OFF button and TURBO button BPA-free TritanTM beaker EN 2.2 Description of controls Keep the ON/OFF button pressed in to start/stop operation. As the button is released the motor stops. Keep the TURBO button pressed in separately to make the blades work to their maximum speed. Speed selector The BPA-free TritanTM beaker features a handle and lid and is marked in litres, cups, millilitres and ounces. It has a capacity that ranges from a minimum of 0.2 l to a maximum of 1.4 litres. Whisk attachment It allows you to adjust the blades’ rotation speed while using the hand blender. The speed adjustment is progressive: the dots on the selector become larger to indicate a speed increase. To increase the speed rotate the speed selector clockwise; to decrease the speed rotate the speed selector anti-clockwise. Ideal for whipping egg whites, light batters and cream for preparing creams, custards, sauces, etc. 27 Description Chopper Potato masher and gearbox It can be used to chop herbs, biscuits, bread, nuts and vegetables. The chopper is fitted with a bowl and blade unit. The chopper bowl has a non-slip silicone base that can be also used as lid. Perfect for mashing cooked vegetables, such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, swede, yams and turnips. 28 Use 3 Use Danger of electrocution • • • • Plug into an earthed 3-pin socket. Do not use an adapter. Do not use an extension cord. Failure to follow these instructions could result in death, fire, or electric shock. 1. According to the food you wish to process, use the most suitable attachment. 2. Insert the attachment (1) into the motor body (2) and twist it anticlockwise so that it snaps into the motor body housing. 3.1 Before first use 1. Remove any labels and stickers from the hand blender and its accessories. 2. Wipe the motor body with a clean, damp cloth and dry. 3. Carefully wash the components of the hand blender and dry them thoroughly (see ”5 Cleaning and care”). Moving parts Risk of personal injury or damage to the appliance • Do not insert fingers, forks or spoons into the hand blender attachments. This could cause personal injury or damage the blades. • Keep hands, hair, loose jewellery, ties or clothing, spatulas and other objects away from the hand blender attachments to avoid personal injury or damage to the appliance. • Do not immerse the motor body in water or other liquids. 3. Insert the plug into the power socket. 4. Start operation by pressing the ON/OFF button. Use the speed selector to increase the speed or the TURBO button to work at maximum speed. Sharp blades Danger of cuts • Never touch the blades with your hands. Use a spatula if you need to remove food. • Handle blades very carefully. 29 EN 3.2 Using the hand blender attachments Use 3.3 Using the chopper 1. Assemble the chopper unit by inserting the blade unit (3) in its housing at the centre of the bowl (4). 3. Attach the chopper attachment to the motor body by twisting it anticlockwise so that it snaps into the motor body housing. Start chopping by using the ON/OFF button and adjust the speed selector according to the food you are chopping. The TURBO button may also be used. 2. Insert the food to be processed and close the bowl using the chopper lid (5). Sharp blades Danger of cuts • Never touch the blades with your hands. • Handle blades very carefully. 30 3.4 Using the potato masher 1. Boil and drain the potatoes or other vegetables and place in a saucepan or bowl. 2. Attach the Potato masher (1) to the gearbox (2). 4. Select the speed using the speed selector. 5. Plunge the head of the potato masher into the potatoes or other vegetables and press the ON/OFF button (4). Lift and plunge at a different place in the pan or bowl. Proceed until the potatoes/ vegetables are mashed to your liking. 3. Then proceed to attach the potato masher and gearbox unit to the hand blender body (3). 31 EN Use Use Tips for using your hand blender • Blender attachment: Move the hand blender gently up and down to obtain best results. • Start the hand blender only when the blender shaft is placed into the mixture to be blended. • Cut food into small pieces to make blending and chopping easier. • Do not immerse the motor body in water or other liquids. • To incorporate air into the mixture, hold the blade just under the surface. • Whisk attachment: When using the whisk attachment avoid beating egg whites for too long as they might dry out and get less stable. • Add sugar to beaten egg whites slowly as the peaks have started to form. • The maximum operation time for the whisk attachment is 4 minutes. 32 • Potato masher: When using the potato masher use a low speed for potatoes as they are starchy and must not be overworked. Use a higher speed for mashing vegetables such as turnips and sweet potatoes. • Mash the ingredient while hot. • Mash vegetables first and add other ingredients like milk, butter and seasoning afterwards. • Chopper attachment: Do not operate the chopper without food inside the bowl. • Do not overload the chopper bowl. • Cut food into pieces of the same size to achieve even results. • Place the chopper bowl on a flat and sturdy surface. • Make sure that the blade is correctly inserted. • It is best to insert foods that are not too hot. • Some spices may scratch the chopper bowl. Use EN 3.5 Food processing guide Food Preparation Quantity Speed Time Meat Cut into 2-3 cm pieces 200 g TURBO 20 seconds Hard cheese Cut into 1-2 cm pieces 120 g TURBO 10 seconds Carrots Cut into 2-3 cm pieces 200 g HIGH 15 seconds Parsely Remove the stems 50 g HIGH 10 seconds Onions Cut in half or into quarters 100 g MEDIUM 8-10 seconds Garlic Whole cloves without skin 12 cloves LOW 8-10 seconds The speeds and time indicated in the table are approximate and are based on internal lab tests. The results can vary depending on the quality of the ingredients and on the consistency you wish to obtain. 33 Recipes 4 Recipes Mayonnaise Guacamole Ingredients: Ingredients: 250 g oil (e.g. sunflower oil) 1 egg and 1 extra egg yolk 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar Salt and pepper to taste 1 large avocado, peeled, de-stoned and chopped 3 tablespoons of lemon juice 125 g sour cream 1 tablespoon of minced garlic 1 teaspoon of jalapeno Method: 1. Put all the ingredients (at room temperature) into the beaker following the above order. 2. Gently insert the hand blender until touching the bottom of the beaker. 3. Keeping the blender in the same position, operate it at TURBO speed. When the oil starts emulsifying, slowly raise the shaft to the top of the mixture and then back down, making sure to incorporate all the oil. Processing time: 1 minute for a dressing-like result; 2 minutes for a dip-like result. 34 Method: 1. Using the chopper attachment, first insert the chopping blade into the chopping bowl, then put all the ingredients into the bowl. 2. Close the chopper with the lid and insert the motor unit. Pulse until the mixture reaches the desired consistency. Suggestion: serve the guacamole with tacos and burritos. For a lighter option, serve with carrots and celery sticks. Recipes Mashed Potatoes Ingredients: Ingredients: 1 egg 120 g icing sugar 220 g maltose 700 g medium size russet potatoes Salt and pepper to taste Method: 1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1’’ pieces. Place them in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. 2. Cover and bring to boil over high heat. Once boiling, remove the lid and keep cooking for about 20 to 25 minutes, until a skewer can be easily inserted in the potatoes. 3. Drain the potatoes well. 4. Place the potatoes back into the dry saucepan and gently stir them over low heat for 1-2 minutes to remove excess moisture. 5. Remove from heat and let the potatoes cool for about 5 minutes. 6. Fit the Potato Masher attachment to the motor body and, using the TURBO setting, mash the potatoes for 1 minute. Do not over process, as this might cause the potatoes to become sticky. 1. Using the chopper attachment, first insert the chopping blade into the chopping bowl, then put all the ingredients into the bowl. 2. Close the chopper with the lid and insert the motor unit. Blend the ingredients for 5 seconds on TURBO setting. EN Pancake topping Method: 35 Cleaning and care 5 Cleaning and care 5.1 Instructions Improper use Danger of electrocution • Unplug the hand blender before cleaning it. • Do not immerse the motor base in water or other liquids. Improper use Risk of damage to surfaces • Do not use steam jets to clean the appliance. • Do not use cleaning products containing chlorine, ammonia or bleach on parts with metallic finishes (e.g. anodised, nickel- or chrome-plated). • Do not use abrasive or corrosive detergents (e.g. powder products, stain removers and metallic scourers). • Do not use rough or abrasive materials or sharp metal scrapers. 5.2 Cleaning the motor base To keep the outer surface of the hand blender motor in good condition, it should be cleaned regularly after use. Let the appliance cool down first. Use a soft, damp cloth with mild detergent. 36 5.3 Cleaning the components of the hand blender The blender stainless steel shaft and blade unit must be cleaned by hand in warm water and mild detergent. The whisk attachment, potato masher, chopper bowl and blades can be washed by hand in warm water and mild detergent or in the dishwasher. Clean the chopper lid using a damp cloth. Dry thoroughly. Sharp blades Danger of cuts • Never touch the blades with your hands. • Handle blades very carefully.