GDF101W Deep Fat Fryer User Guide IMPORTANT: RETAIN FOR FUTURE REFERENCE WARNINGS: • • IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USE • RETAIN FOR FUTURE REFERENCE • WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED. • WARNING: A RISK OF FIRE AND ELECTRICAL SHOCK EXISTS IN ALL ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES AND MAY CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. • Do not operate the fryer without oil or with an insufficient quantity (lower than the MIN mark inside the oil pan). • Do not over fill the oil pan of the fryer (above the MAX mark). • Do not open the lid when frying. • Before using the fryer for the first time, check that there is no damage to any parts and the appliance is in good working order. If there is any damage, do not use the fryer, contact the supplier or manufacturer. • This appliance shall not be used by children from 0 year to 8 years. This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and if they are continuously supervised. This appliance can be used by persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Keep the appliance and its cord out of reach of children aged less than 2 • • • • • • • • 8 years. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children. Cooking appliance should be positioned in a stable situation with the handles (if any) positioned avoid spillage of the hot liquids. If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard. This appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or a separate remotecontrol system. To protect against electric shock, do not immerse the plug, power cord or housing in water or any other liquid. Always unplug the appliance from the power socket after use, before cleaning, emptying and filling with oil. This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar applications such as: • – Staff kitchens areas in shops, offices and other working environments; • –farmhouses; • – by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments; • – bed & breakfast type environments. Before connecting the appliance, please check that the voltage indicated on the bottom of the appliance is the same as the mains voltage in your home. The socket must the same type as the plug attached to the appliance. 3 •Make sure that the temperature control on the bottom of the fryer is set to OFF before plugging it in. • Place the fryer on a heat resistant surface with access to a power socket. • Before operating the appliance ensure the lid and oil are completely free of water or condensation. • Do not use outdoors, this product is for indoor use only. • Hot oil can cause very serious burns. The appliance is hot during use and retains heat for some time after being switched off. Do not touch hot surfaces such as the oil pan or any metal surface. Never move the appliance during use. • The surface becomes hot when frying. To prevent scolding, never touch the fryer before it has cooled down. • Ensure there are no flammable objects put over or placed near the fryer. If the oil catches fire, unplug the appliance and close the lid. Never use water to extinguish the fire. • Do not use this appliance for purposes other than its intended use. • Don’t put the fryer in water or any other liquid. • Don’t put the fryer in a dishwasher. • Clean the outer shell with a clean damp cloth. Do not scrub or use abrasive cleaners. • Damp food should be dried before frying and remove any loose ice crystals from frozen food. • Always lower the basket slowly into the oil when frying then always close the lid. 4 • Beware of oil spattering when food is lowered into the hot oil. Never obstruct the air vents. • We suggest that you always defrost frozen food before frying it. • Please Note: Do not use solid cooking oil, fat, butter, margarine, or olive oil. Solid cooking fat of any kind will overheat and burn out the element. Olive oil contains too much water and it’s smoking point is too low for deep frying. Buy a good quality liquid cooking oil suitable for deep frying like sunflower or corn oil. Don’t mix oils of different types, as they’ll have different temperature characteristics. • Important: The oil pan is permanently fixed inside the fryer, you should never attempt to remove it. • Short Cord Instructions: CAUTION: A short power cord is provided to reduce the risk of personal injury from entanglement in or tripping over a longer power cord. • Extension Cord Usage: An extension cord or longer detachable cord is not recommended for use with deep-fat fryers and cooker/fryers. • Electric Power: if the electric circuit is overloaded with any other appliance, your appliance may not operate. It should be operated on a separate electrical circuit from other appliances. If you are not sure of the reason of overloading or cannot find a separate circuit, contact a qualified electrician. • ASDA does not recommend allowing children to operate this appliance. 5 You should have Fryer body and basket How to... ...recognise the parts of your deep fat fryer Filter cover Lid Lid button Temperature light Temperature control Basket Handle release button Handle 6 Product specification •Voltage – 230VAC, 50HZ •Lid button allows the lid to partially open by itself •Power – 1500 Watts •Plastic shell protects you from heat. •Capacity of oil – 2.0 litres •Adjustment oil temperature – 130c to 190c •Easy to clean system removable lid. •Transparent viewing window. •Temperature indicating lamp. •Highly effective filter system to keep your kitchen’s air clean. How to... ...get your fryer ready for use Take the fryer carefully out of its box. Push the lid button in, the lid will pop open. Lift up the basket handle upwards until it locks in the horizontal position. Lift the basket out of the fryer. Remove all remaining packaging and dispose safely. Clean the fryer body with a soft damp cloth to remove manufacturing dust etc. Wash the basket. IMPORTANT: Do not immerse the body of the fryer in water. Ensure fryer, oil pan and basket are dry before using. 7 Place the fryer on a stable, level, heat-resistant surface, at least 75cm above the floor, with at least 5cm space all round it. Keep it away from cupboards, curtains, anything that could catch fire, and anything that might be damaged by heat or steam. Place the basket in the fryer with the handle extended. Position the fryer so the handle doesn’t extend up to or over the edge of the work surface, Make sure the temperature control is in the OFF position and the fryer is unplugged. Press open button and open lid and remove the basket. Fill with good quality liquid cooking oil. The oil must be between the MIN 1.6L and MAX 2.0L marks. IMPORTANT: Never over fill the fryer. Push the lid down until it locks with a ‘Click’. PLEASE NOTE: If you use blocks of fat, cut into pieces and melt in a pan on a heat source such as the top your cooker. DO NOT melt the fat in the fryer as this will cause it to smoke and may damage it. IMPORTANT: Never attempt to melt the fat in the fryers basket. 8 How to... ...prepare your food for frying • Clean the food and cut into uniformly sized pieces. • Coat wet food (e.g. fish, fruit) with flour, crumbs, batter, etc. • Don’t defrost food in the fryer. Any food other than pre-cooked, quick-frozen foods (e.g. frozen chips, scampi in breadcrumbs, chicken pieces in batter) must be fully defrosted before putting into the fryer. • When frying pre-packed or pre-cooked frozen foods, follow the instructions on the packet. • When frying raw vegetables (e.g. chips), wash the cut pieces and dry them with paper towel or a tea towel first so they are as dry as possible. How to... ...use your deep fat fryer Slide the temperature control to the temperature you need. See the tables in the back of these instructions for a guide to temperatures and cooking times. Put the plug into a wall socket and switch on. The temperature light will glow, to show that the fryer is heating up (10-15 minutes). The light will go out when the correct temperature is reached. The temperature light cycles on and off as the thermostat works to maintain the temperature. 9 Close the lid to allow the oil to heat up quicker. The HEATING light on the front of the fryer will light up showing the fryer is working. Once the oil has reach its temperature (the HEATING light will go out), press the lid button to open the lid CAUTION: Steam will billow out as you open the lid, so stand well back. Use the basket handle to lift the basket out of the oil. Put the prepared pieces of food in the basket. Try not to put more than two layers of food in the basket. If you need to fry more, fry in multiple batches. Lower the basket slowly into the oil. The oil will foam as it comes into contact with water from the food. WARNING: If you have overloaded the basket the oil may overflow, to avoid this carefully remove the basket and take some food out. Push the lid of the fryer down until it closes with a ‘click’. 10 Push the handle release button inwards and push the handle down into the slot in the front of the fryer. Once the food has been cooked for the correct time, see How to fry different food section of these instructions for guidance. Lift the basket handle up and allow the food to drain for a few seconds. Push the lid button to open the fryer. CAUTION: Steam will billow out as you open the lid, so stand well back Lift the basket out of the fryer and empty the contents into a bowl or colander lined with paper towel. Leave the food to drain for a few seconds before serving. How to... ...empty the oil out of the fryer When the fryer is fully cooled, place a funnel into the container that you wish to pour the oil into. Remove the basket and lift the fryer up and pour the oil out of one of the corners of the oil pan. If you are filtering the oil (you can use coffee filters, cheese cloth or a strainer to do this) pour the oil a small amount at a time, so as not to spill any. 11 How to... ...remove the lid To aid with cleaning, the lid of the fryer can be removed. To do this simply push the tabs on the hinge of the lid (see diagram) towards the back of the fryer and pull the lid upwards. To refit the lid, simply push the hinge assembly back into the slot in the back of the fryer. How to... ...remove the filter To remove the filter cover, push the tab in towards the air vents. Push the cover upwards and lift the filter pads out. To refit the filter cover, place the filter pads in the space provided, ensure the tabs on the back of the cover are inserted in the slots in the lid. Push the filter cover down and push the tab back in to lock in place. 12 How to... ...care for and maintain your fryer How to look after your fryer • • • • Unplug the fryer, and leave it to cool down fully. If you intend to move the fryer without emptying it, take care, it’ll be heavy. Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents, solvents or alcohol. To avoid the build up of jelly-like deposits, it’s best to clean the deep fryer after every few uses. If you leave it too long, solid layers of oil will build up. How to clean the fryer • • • • • Make sure the fryer is unplugged and the temperature adjuster is in the off position. Only clean the fryer when it is completely cold. Press the open button and open the lid entirely, remove the lid from the body. Lift up the basket handle to its highest position until you hear a click. Remove the basket from the pot. Clean the outer shell with a clean damp cloth. Do not scrub or use abrasive cleaners. How to clean the lid • • Remove the filter before cleaning the filter cover. Wash the filter cover with warm soapy water. Rinse and dry. Do not wash in a dish washer. How to clean the basket • Wash the basket with warm soapy water, rinse and dry. How to clean the oil pan • • • • • • Pour the cold oil out and dispose of. Wipe any oil off the pot with kitchen towel Wash the pot out with warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Wash the basket in warm soapy water, rinse thoroughly and leave to air dry. Wipe all other surfaces with a damp cloth. With use, the basket and bowl will discolour. This is inevitable and harmless and won’t affect the operation of the fryer. 13 Hints & tips... 14 • Never operate the fryer without oil or fat in it. • Always use oil and fats which will withstand high temperatures e.g. sunflower oil or coin oil. • Do not mix different types of oil or fat. • Change the oil or fat when it becomes brown after cooking. • When frying, oil may take on the flavour of other foods that are being fried. Therefore, fry strong flavoured foods such as fish after cooking light flavoured foods like chips to avoid cross flavouring the food. • Fry foods of similar size together to avoid over or under cooking. • Food for frying must be completely dry before frying to avoid the oil overflowing the and also the make the oil last longer. • When preparing potato based food (chips, fries etc.) cut them up and wash them in cold water to remove any excess starch. This will prevent them from sticking together when fried. Dry thoroughly before frying. • Do not over fill the basket, the oil temperature will drop making the food greasy and prevent the it from crisping. • Do not keep the oil at a high temperature for long periods of time. It will lose its properties and need replacing. • Set the temperature to the lowest setting between frying batches. • Do not leave food in the basket to drain for to long. The vapour from the oil could cause the food to loose its crispness and go soft. • Only use metal utensils, never use plastic as they will melt. • Use caution when frying items such as flour tortillas for tortilla chips and deep fried enchiladas. The oil can become trapped in bubbles and if not properly drained will burst and burn. Allow the oil to drain for a few minutes before serving. • Seasoning directly after frying is recommended as the seasoning will adhere to the food and will help preserve your oil. • Beware of steam: It is normal for steam to be come out of the vents and when opening the lid. Be careful when opening the lid after frying your food. • Always allow the fryer to cool before removing the oil or cleaning. • You can reuse the oil providing it is properly strained though a coffee filter, cheese cloth or strainer and it is the tightly sealed in a container and not exposed to light or air as this will allow it to go off. You can refrigerate the oil to keep it longer. • Change the oil regularly, depending on your own needs. • Replace the oil if it changes colour, smells rancid, smokes excessively when heated or starts to foam. • Food will crisp better if cooked in small batches. • Never pour used oil down the sink. Check with your local waste disposal service for more advice. How to... ...fry different foods IMPORTANT: The times give in the cooking tables are for guidance only, TempType Quantity time (mins) 160ºC 600g 7-8 Fish 450g 5-7 170ºC 3-5 pieces 12-15 Vegetables (Mushrooms, cauliflower) 8-10 pieces 2-3 175ºC Frozen french fries 450g 5 Potato croquettes 4-5 pieces 3-4 180ºC Chicken nuggets 8-10 pieces 3-4 Prawns 8-10 pieces 3-4 190ºCCamembert (Bread crumbed) 2-4 pieces 2-3 3-4 pieces 5-6 Fresh potato chips Chicken drumsticks Doughnuts Aubergine (Slices) 600g3-4 How to... ...change the fuse Slot the end of a screwdriver into the recess in the plug cover. Pull the fuse holder upwards until free of the plug. Slide the fuse out of the fuse holder. Slot the replacement fuse into the fuse holder. Slot the fuse holder back into the recess in the plug. Push down on the fuse holder until it is locked back in the plug. WARNING: Only ever use a 13 amp fuse. 15 Customer services information Call If you require further information, spare parts or advice regarding your product, or if you are experiencing any problems, please contact customer services at the telephone number or address shown opposite. N.B. When calling or writing please quote the product name. 0800 952 0101 Write Asda Stores Ltd. Asda House, Southbank, Great Wilson Street, Leeds, LS11 5AD Product name: GDF101W Deep Fat Fryer Copyright Disposal © 2014 ASDA Stores Limited. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of there representative owners. Specifications are subject to change without notice. This symbol on the product or in the instructions means that your electrical and electronic equipment should be disposed at the end of its life separately from your household waste. There are separate collection systems for recycling in the EU. Manufactured for: ASDA Stores Ltd. 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