Instruction & Recipe Booklet
Table of Contents
Introduction ……………...............……………..…………..............…………4
Important Safeguards ….............……………..………………………………5
Ronco Ready Grill Specifications ………....….……………………….………7
Getting to Know Your Ronco Ready Grill …………………………….………8
Using Your Ronco Ready Grill ………………………………………………10
Cook Times & References Chart ..............................................................11
Cooking Notes .............................……....…….……………………………12
Ready Grill Accessories ................……....…….……………………………13
Recipes ...............................……....…….……………………………14
Care, Cleaning & Disassembling ....……....…….……………………………16
Warranty ……………....………………………………………………………19
Thank you for purchasing your
Your new Ronco Ready Grill offers all of the “BBQ style” taste of an outdoor
grill, plus, the satisfaction of speed, convenience, cleaning ease and no
smoke! Four heating elements grill both sides at once, sealing in the juices
instantly and locking in the delicious flavor of your foods. Now you can
have both the taste and comfort of smokeless grilling indoors all year long.
Seals in natural juices and drains off unwanted fat as it cooks.
Evenly browns chicken, seafood, vegetables, chops, steaks, hamburgers,
sausages, hams, ribs and even a variety of frozen food!
Timer makes it easy to use and automatically shuts off when the allotted
cooking time is up.
2-Position Grill Basket allows you to grill a variety of food from thin to
thick and leave beautiful, mouth-watering grill marks.
Energy Efficient. Cooks faster than a conventional oven and saves
Portable. Plugs in anywhere for convenient meal preparation, snacks or
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be taken,
including the following:
1. VERY IMPORTANT: Read carefully all instructions before using the appliance. Save
all the instructions provided with the appliance.
2. To protect against electrical hazards, do not immerse cord, plug or appliance itself
in water or other liquids.
3. Always unplug by grasping the plug – do not pull cord.
4. Unplug when appliance is not in use and before cleaning.
5. Do not operate any electrical appliance with a damaged cord or after the appliance
malfunctions or is dropped or damaged in any manner. Return the appliance to
Ronco Holdings, Inc. for examination. Call 1-855-85-RONCO (76626) for return
6. Always use your appliance from a power outlet with the voltage (A.C. only) marked
on the underside of the appliance.
7. FOR ADULT USE ONLY: Close supervision is necessary when your appliance is
being used near children. Do not leave hot appliances or appliances with moving
parts near where children may touch them.
8. Never leave an appliance unattended when in use.
9. Do not use an appliance for other than its intended use.
10. Do not place appliance on or near a hot gas flame or electric element or in a
heated oven.
11. Do not let the power cord of the appliance hang over the edge of a table or
countertop or touch any hot surface.
12. Use your Ronco Ready Grill on a stable, heat-resistant surface and place unit at
least 8” (inches) from walls and 8” clear above unit.
13. Use away from curtains.
14. Do not use beneath overhanging cupboards.
15. Unplug the Ronco Ready Grill if you smell or see heavy smoke or fire. After it has
cooled down, make adjustments so nothing touches the Heating Element. This is
an electrical appliance, never put water in it, or on it to cool it down or stop it from
16. Always unplug the unit before attempting to move it. Never move the unit when it
contains hot oil, liquids or hot foods.
17. Use extreme caution when working near the hot pieces and the Heating Element
after using Ronco Ready Grill, as these parts become (and remain) very hot.
18. Oversized foods or metal utensils must not be inserted in the appliance as they
may create a fire or risk of electrical shock.
19. Front, back, top and side surfaces become very hot. Do not allow contact with any
objects. A fire may occur if the Ronco Ready Grill is covered or touching flammable
material, including curtains, draperies, walls and the like, when in operation.
20. Do not place or store any objects or material other than foods and manufacturer’s
recommended accessories in the Ronco Ready Grill. Do not place or store anything
on top of the Ronco Ready Grill when plugged in, other than Ronco recommended
21. Polarized Electrical Plug: To reduce the hazard of potential shock, this item has a
polarized plug (one prong is wider than the other), which will fit only one way in a
polarized outlet. If the plug does not fit the outlet properly, turn the plug the other
way; if it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician for assistance. DO NOT
22. SHORT CORD INSTRUCTIONS: A short cord is provided to reduce the risks of
becoming tangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Extension cords may be used
if care is exercised in their use and the wattage rating is at least as great as the
wattage stamped on the bottom of the appliance. If an extension cord is used, it
should be arranged so that it will not drape over the counter or tabletop where it
can be reached by children or tripped over accidentally.
23. This is an indoor product, do not use it outdoors. Not for commercial use.
Grease build up can lead to excessive heat and damage to the appliance.
25. HOT GREASE! Let the grease in the drip tray cool completely before removing the
tray and disposing of the grease.
Save these instructions.
This product for household use only.
Read the following instructions before using the unit for the first time.
IMPORTANT: “Set It and Forget It®” only after all instructional materials
have been carefully followed. Make sure the food is safely in the Grill Basket
without touching the Heating Element.
Please Don’t Take “Set It and Forget It®” Literally.
Always use caution and check on your Ronco Ready Grill from time to
It is highly unlikely, but if you should see or smell heavy smoke, the food is
probably touching the hot Heating Element. This indicates that the meat or
vegetable is too big or it wasn’t placed in the basket properly. If this occurs,
unplug your Ronco Ready Grill and let it cool down. Take the Grill Basket
out and trim any excess fat or meat that is sticking out the basket. Be sure
the food is centered in the Grill Basket without any excess pieces sticking
out and touching the Heating Element.
Ronco Ready Grill™ Specifications
(with Grill Basket and Drip Tray installed)
Dimensions: 16.5” W x 11.5” H x 7” D
Weight: 6.5 lbs
Rated Voltage: AC 120V
Rated Frequency: 60Hz
Rated Power: 1300 Watts
Power Cord: 36 inches
Grilling with the Ronco Ready Grill is easy and fun! It’s a huge time saver
for busy individuals and families who want to enjoy restaurant quality food
in the comfort of their own home. Home cooking allows for better control
over your ingredients and healthier cooking options.
Ronco Ready Grill Parts:
Ready Grill Chassis
Removable Heat Shields & Basket Guides
Removable Drip Tray
Grill Basket
Getting to know your
1. Removable Heat Shields – These two stainless steel heat shields
slide down between the elements and outer housing of the grill. They
reflect heat onto the food and are removable for ease of cleaning.
(See page 16 for Care, Cleaning & Disassembling)
2. Basket Guides – The Basket Guides squeeze the Grill Basket and
secure the food in place. This gentle pressure allows for even cooking
and beautiful grill marks. The Basket Guides also protect the side
panels from grease splatter during cooking and are removable for
thorough cleaning. (See page 16 for Care, Cleaning & Disassembling)
3. Double-Wall Side Panels – The double-wall design insulates and
allows minimum heat loss for efficient cooking while saving on power
and provides safe to touch outer panels.
4. Grill Basket with Handles – This amazing Grill Basket secures food
while it cooks. It has a standard setting for normal sized and thicker
foods and reverses to a thin setting for thinner foods like asparagus.
Convenient handles help you open/close and load the basket into the
Ronco Ready Grill.
5. Removable Drip Tray – Located at the base of the Ronco Ready Grill.
This tray collects grease, fat, crumbs, etc. The Drip Tray should always
be in position before using the Ronco Ready Grill. The metal section of
the tray and plastic base can be separated for thorough cleaning.
(See page 16 for Care, Cleaning & Disassembling)
6. Analog Timer – Turn the dial clockwise and the heating elements will
start heating up immediately. Set the dial to your desired cooking time.
The Ronco Ready Grill will automatically turn off once the set time is
up. We suggest you preheat your Ronco Ready Grill for 3 minutes prior
to inserting the Grill Basket for the juiciest result.
7. LED Light – The LED light indicates if the heating element is on.
8. Side Handles - There are two recessed handles on the two side
panels to allow for convenient handling.
Using your Ronco Ready™ Grill
When grilling foods, especially meat and chicken, best results are achieved
when the juices are quickly sealed within the food. The Ronco Ready
Grill cooks on both sides at once, so it cooks nearly twice as fast as
conventional grilling methods.
Grilling with the Ronco Ready Grill is also one of the most effective ways
of allowing unwanted fat to drain away into the convenient Drip Tray.
Removing this unwanted grease and fat makes it one of the healthiest
methods to cook incredibly juicy steaks, tasty sausages and tender, crispy
chicken and even various frozen foods!
Your Ronco Ready Grill is not only the ideal way to cook fresh meat, it
is also handy for preparing frozen party appetizers and snacks when
entertaining friends. Keep your Ronco Ready Grill on hand for breakfast,
lunch and dinner. We promise it will be your new favorite kitchen appliance.
Read the following instructions carefully to get maximum use of
your Ronco Ready Grill:
1. Ensure the front and back Heat Shields, the reflective Basket Guides
and Drip Tray are clean and correctly positioned. Position both of the
Basket Guides first, then the Heat Shields slide between the inner
wall and the heating elements. Be sure the stamped “TOP” is visible
towards the top of the unit.
2. Drip Tray needs to be pushed all the way in to the back wall. Make sure
the metal tray is securely snapped on the bottom plastic tray.
3. Plug into any A.C. power outlet.
4. Turn the timer on to the desired cooking time. Grilling time should
be increased or decreased according to thickness of food, texture,
color and individual preference. (For juicier results, we recommend
preheating your Ronco Ready Grill for 3 minutes prior to inserting the
loaded Grill Basket.)
5. Load the Grill Basket with food. This rack can be folded both ways and
is reversible for cooking thin or thick foods. Fold basket to wide setting
for normal and thick foods (steak, sausages, chicken, vegetable, etc.).
Fold basket to narrow setting for thin foods (bacon, etc.). All food to be
grilled should be contained within the limits of the Grill Basket.
6. Lower the Grill Basket into the grill to cook the food. The Grill Basket
slides in between the Basket Guides, where the basket and food are
supported during cooking.
NOTE: Cooking times given in recipes and cooking charts assume the grill
has been preheated for 3 minutes prior to cooking. Cooking times may vary
by thickness and size of food used.
7. When grilling pork products and other excessively fatty foods, check
your tray periodically and limit the amount in each grill load to prevent
grease from overflowing the Drip Tray.
Cooking Time ( After
your grill 3 min. )
weight or thickness
well done
Round Steak
1 in thick
8-9 min
10-12 min
13-15 min
Place fat side up in the
Grill Basket.
Boneless Sirloin
½ in thick
6-8 min
9-10 min
11-13 min
Place fat side up in the
Grill Basket.
1½ in thick
9-10 min
11-13 min
14-16 min
Place fat side up in the
Grill Basket.
T-Bone Steaks
1½ in thick
10-11 min
11-13 min
14-16 min
Place fat side up in the
Grill Basket.
Filet Mignon
2 in thick
9-10 min
11-13 min
14-16 min
Brush lightly with oil to
prevent drying.
Lamb Chops
½ in thick
12-15 min
Place fat side up in the
Grill Basket.
7-9 min
12-15 min
Pierce casing and position
horizontally in the Grill
Ham Steaks
½ in thick
6-7 min
Brush lightly with oil to
prevent drying.
Rissoles or
1 in thick
12-14 min
Refrigerate for 30 min to
help retain shape.
Whole Chicken
2.5 lbs
25-30 min
Trim wing tips. Can be
cooked with or without
skin. Season as desired.
Chicken pieces
(legs, wings, thighs, 2.5 lbs
15-20 min
Trim wing tips. Can be
cooked with or without
skin. Spice as desired.
Whole Fish (small)
Approx. 1 lb
9-11 min
Can be stuffed and
cooked in foil.
Fish Fillets
up to 1½ lbs
6-8 min
Foiled: 7-10 min
Brush fillets lightly with
olive oil and season.
8-10 min
18-25 min
Cook frozen in Grill Basket.
Cook frozen. Season at 10
min mark.
Cook frozen.
Cook frozen.
Cook frozen.
Defrost and brush with oil.
Cook frozen.
5-6 min
Frozen Foods:
Chicken Nuggets
Chicken Breast
Beef Patties
Hash Brown Patties
Fish Sticks
Dumplings/Dim Sum
Egg Rolls
10-12 min
8-10 min
8-9 min
4-6 min
8-10 min
7-8 min
Slices can be layered.
Cooking Notes
Ronco ReadyTM Grill Accessories
(sold separately)
Mesh Basket & 4 Kabob Rods
This unique all purpose Mesh Basket has
a small square design for holding small
items like chicken nuggets, french fries,
popcorn shrimp, etc.
The Mesh Basket comes with a set of 4
stainless steel Kabob Rods so you make
perfect shish-kabobs every time. Just
skewer your meat and veggies, place
upright in the Mesh Basket and grill.
To prepare, skewer the meat and veggies
(if desired) on the Kabob Rods. Lay
them in the open basket with the handles
sticking up and out of the top of the
basket when closed. Cook for 8-10
minutes depending on the type of meat
rods get very hot while cooking. Use the Mesh Basket handles to remove
the basket and kabobs from the Ronco Ready Grill when done. Lay the
basket on a flat, heat resistant surface and let cool 3-4 minutes. This will
allow the kabobs to rest so your meat is tender, juicy and even temperature
Visit or call 1-855-85-RONCO today to
purchase these accessories and other Ronco products.
Apricot-Stuffed Chicken Breast (Serves 4)
4 chicken breast fillets
1 egg
2 slices bread, roughly torn
1/2 teaspoon mixed herbs
1 slice bacon, chopped
melted butter or olive oil
1 shallot, chopped
1/4 cup dried apricots
1. Pound fillets out thinly.
2. Combine bread, bacon, shallot, apricots, egg and mixed herbs in a
food processor. Process until roughly chopped and thoroughly mixed.
3. Divide mixture and spoon onto one side of the chicken fillet. Fold over
and lightly pound the edges to seal.
4. Brush both sides with melted butter or olive oil. Sprinkle with paprika.
5. Arrange fillets on the Grill Basket and lower into preheated grill.
6. Cook for 15-18 minutes, or until cooked thoroughly and golden brown.
Mushroom Beef Burgers (Serves 4)
1 lb. ground beef
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 lb. mushrooms, finely chopped
4 hamburger buns
4 sprigs of parsley, finely chopped
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1. Combine ground beef, mushrooms, parsley, cheese and garlic.
2. Shape mixture into 4 round patties and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3. Arrange patties in Grill Basket and lower into preheated grill. Cook for
8-12 minutes until desired doneness.
4. Place patties, lettuce and tomatoes on buns. Serve immediately.
Mustard Lamb Chops (Serves 4)
8 lamb chops
1 egg
1 tablespoon mild mustard
1 tablespoon milk
flour, seasoned with black pepper
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1. Brush both sides of the lamb chops with mustard.
2. Coat in flour. Combine egg and milk, then dredge flour-coated chop in
egg mixture and finally in bread crumbs.
3. Arrange chops on Grill Basket and lower into preheated grill.
4. Cook for 13-15 minutes until desired doneness and golden brown.
Glazed Pork Spare-Ribs (Serves 4)
8 pork spare-ribs
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
4 drops Tabasco sauce
1/4 inch piece of ginger, grated
1 teaspoon Chinese 5 Spice
1 cup apricot nectar
1. Combine garlic, ginger, apricot nectar, soy sauce, Tabasco and spices.
2. Coat spare-ribs and marinade for 3 hours.
3. Arrange spare-ribs on Grill Basket and lower into preheated grill.
Remove Grill Basket and brush spare-ribs with marinade halfway
through cooking.
4. Cook for approximately 20-25 minutes until fully cooked.
Hawaiian Giant Prawns (Serves 4)
8 giant prawns, peeled & deveined
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
2 tablespoons parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/3 cup orange juice
1. Combine prawns, pineapple, olive oil, orange juice, soy sauce, parsley
and ginger.
2. Cover and marinade for 30 minutes.
3. Arrange on Grill Basket and lower into preheated grill.
4. Cook 8-10 minutes or until prawns are cooked.
Crispy Herbed Potatoes (Serves 4-6)
6 new potatoes, sliced 1/2” thick
cracked black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon rosemary, finely
2 cloves garlic, minced
1. Toss sliced potatoes in a medium bowl with olive oil, garlic, black
pepper and rosemary until well coated.
2. Arrange on Grill Basket and lower into preheated grill.
3. Cook for 12-15 minutes, until tender and golden brown. Serve
Care, Cleaning & Disassembling
BEFORE FIRST USE: Be sure the Ronco Ready Grill is not plugged
in. Wash and dry the removable parts in warm soapy water. Never
immerse the machine or the cord in water. Keep at least 8 inches of
clearance on all sides and do not place it under a cabinet when in use.
A little smoke is normal when you first use the machine.
Step 1 - Remove the front
and back Heat Shields by
sliding up and at an angle,
wiggling if necessary.
Step 1
Step 2 - Remove the
left and right side Basket
Guides by twisting a quarter
turn and then lifting up and
out of the grill.
Step 2
Step 3 - Remove Drip Tray
by sliding it towards you
and away from the grill.
Remove the top metal plate
for thorough cleaning.
Step 3
TO REASSEMBLE, simply reverse the above, ensuring the Basket
Guides are repositioned first, before inserting the Heat Shields.
With the timer off, unplug your Ronco Ready Grill before cleaning.
Allow to cool before removing any parts for cleaning. Dispose of fat
from the Drip Tray by allowing to cool and solidify. Remove the front
and back reflective heat shields by pulling them up and out of the grill.
Heat Shields and Basket Guides: Wash in hot, soapy water. Nylon
scouring pads are recommended to remove stubborn buildup. They
are dishwasher safe.
IMPORTANT: Wash Drip Tray after each use. Built up grease can
increase the temperature and result in damage to the Drip Tray base.
After several uses there may be a buildup of carbonized grease or fat
on the Reflective Heat Shield or Side Heat Shields. Wash off excess
fat as instructed above. If necessary, use an oven cleaner, but rinse
thoroughly after use. Do not use oven cleaner on any plastic parts.
NOTE: Heavy buildups of baked on grease on the Reflective Heat
Shields can reduce the cooking efficiency of the Ronco Ready Grill.
However, the slight discoloration that may show up after extended
use on Reflective Heat Shields and Side Heat Shields will not affect
performance in any way.
Grill Basket and Drip Tray: Wash in hot, soapy water. Use a nylon
scouring pad to remove stubborn buildup.
CAUTION: It is NOT recommended that the plastic parts be cleaned
in a dishwasher as the high water temperatures and detergents may
warp the plastic handles and tray.
DO NOT use harsh metal cleaners as they may damage the steel and
plastic parts.
Ronco Ready Grill Exterior: Wipe over with a damp nonabrasive cloth.
To clean front and back stainless steel surfaces, we recommend
cleaners or wipes designed specifically for stainless steel surfaces.
These cleaners are available at your local grocery or hardware store.
CAUTION: Never immerse the Ronco Ready Grill in water or other
DO NOT use steel wool, harsh abrasives or chemical cleaners to
clean the exterior of your Ronco Ready Grill as these will damage the
Any repairs should be handled only by an authorized service facility.
Call our Customer Care Department at 1-855-85-RONCO (76626) and
leave a message if after standard business hours. Or you can contact
us via email at or visit our help desk http://
One Year Limited Warranty
Ronco Holdings, Inc., warrants to the owner of this product that it is free
from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from
date of purchase. Please visit and fill
out your Warranty Registration Form.
The manufacturer’s obligation will be limited to repairing or replacing F.O.B.
any part of the product which is defective. Such warranty will not apply to
defects resulting from tamper, cosmetic damage, acts of God, accidental
breakage, abuse, negligence, neglect or misuse. If you must return the
product for reasons of malfunction within the one year warranty period, the
following actions and steps are required:
1. The machine must be clean and packaged securely to protect from
damage or breakage in shipment.
2. Call and obtain a Return Authorization Number. Then ship prepaid to
Ronco Holding, Inc., by the most convenient method. Ronco Holdings,
Inc., will repair or replace your Ronco Ready Grill and return it to you
Even if not required, the rights in this warranty are granted to you. This
warranty gives you special legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state. Registering for your warranty is not a
condition precedent to warranty coverage.
Ronco Holdings, Inc., will not be held liable for any special, incidental, or
consequential damage, resulting from possession, use or loss of use of this
product either directly or indirectly.
No returns will be accepted without prior authorization.
To receive a Return Authorization Number Call Customer Service at
1-855-85-RONCO. Or you may contact our support site by visiting us at or emailing
Ronco Holdings, Inc.
15505 Long Vista Dr., Ste 250
Austin, TX 78728
1-855-85-RONCO (76626)
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15505 Long Vista Dr., Ste 250
Austin, TX 78728
1-855-85-RONCO (76626)
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