Whirlpool | AKT 326/IX | Instruction for Use | Whirlpool AKT 326/IX Instruction for Use

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FRYER OPERATION
IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNINGS
Make sure that the voltage indicated on the rating
plate corresponds to the mains voltage. The technical
data stated on the rating plate underneath the hob are
also provided on the right.
1.
Basket with draining hook and folding handle
2.
Oil tray
3.
Tilting electrical heating element - 1600 W
4.
Cover
5.
On/Off control knob
6.
Oil thermostat knob
7.
Fryer On indicator light
8.
Oil temperature indicator light
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
Supply voltage
Conductors: number and size
220-240 ~ +
H05 RR-F 3 x 1.5 mm2
DIMENSIONS OF FRYER HOB AND WORKTOP (mm)
PLARD 220-240 V ~ 50/60 Hz 1.6 kW
5019 300 01405
• Avoid exposing the appliance to atmospheric agents.
• Make sure children do not play with the appliance.
• Make sure that the electrical wires of other electrical
appliances near the fryer do not touch hot parts.
• Do not place plastic, aluminium foil, cloths, paper or other
flammable materials on oil while it is still hot.
• Do not introduce wet food into the fryer at any time.
• Before use, make sure that no water residue is present on
the oil tray or cover.
• Frozen foods are frequently covered with a coating of ice
which should be removed prior to frying. Lower the
basket slowly to ensure no boilover occurs.
• Never allow water near the fryer during use - risk of oil/
water spits.
• In the event of ignition, immediately douse the flames
using the fryer cover and a dry towel (do not use wet
cloths).
hazards involved. They shall not play with
the appliance. Cleaning and user
maintenance shall not be made by children
without supervision.
• The accessible parts of the appliance may
become very hot during use. Keep children
away from the appliance and supervise
them to ensure that they do not play with
it.
• During and after use, do not touch the
heating elements of the appliance.
• Overheated oils and fats catch fire easily.
Never leave the appliance unattended
when cooking with fat and oil.
• The appliance is not intended to be
operated by means of an external timer or
separate remote control system.
• Do not use steam cleaners.
• Unattended cooking on a hot with fat or oil
can be dangerous and may result in fire.
NEVER try to extinguish a fire with water,
but switch off the appliance and then cover
flame, e.g. with a lid or a fire blanket.
• Danger of fire: do not store items on the
cooking surfaces.
USING THE FRYER
FOR THE FIRST TIME
• The appliance must be disconnected from
the power supply before carrying out any
installation work.
• Installation and maintenance must be
carried out by a qualified technician, in
compliance with the manufacturer’s
instructions and local safety regulations.
Do not repair or replace any part of the
appliance unless specifically stated in the
user manual.
• Regulations require that the appliance is
earthed.
• For installation to comply with current
safety regulations, an all-pole disconnect
• Remove the adhesive film protecting some parts.
switch with minimum contact gap of 3 mm • Carefully remove any residual glue carefully without using
abrasive substances, to avoid scratching the surface.
must be utilized.
• Remove the basket, raise the heating element and take
• The appliance is designed solely for
out the oil tray.
household use for cooking food. No other • Wash and dry the tray and the basket carefully (better in a
dishwasher).
type of use is permitted (e.g. heating
• Reposition the basket, the tray and the heating element.
rooms). The Manufacturer declines all
• Fill the tray with 3 litres of water.
• Turn the control knob On and the thermostat control
responsibility for inappropriate use or
knob to 150°C.
incorrect setting of the controls.
• Leave the fryer on until the water boils, then turn both
• The appliance and its accessible parts may
knobs to the off position.
• Let the fryer cool down.
become very hot during use. Care should
• Empty the tray and dry both tray and heating element
be taken to avoid touching heating
carefully.
elements. Children less than 8 years of age • The fryer is ready for use.
shall be kept away unless continuously
FILLING WITH OIL
supervised.
• Take the basket out.
• This appliance can be used by children aged • Fill the tray with about 2 litres of oil. If you use fat, melt it
before.
from 8 years and above and persons with
The level must be between the maximum and minimum
reduced physical, sensory or mental
marks on the tray.
capabilities or lack of experience and
• Make sure that the heating element is completely
lowered.
knowledge if they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of Important: Never switch on the heating element when
the appliance in a safe way and understand it is out of the oil.
To get full satisfaction from the hob, please read these instructions carefully and keep them for future consultation.
Whirlpool is a registered trademark of Whirlpool USA
COLD AREA
• Repeat this operation until the fat is completely melted.
• The fryer is constructed with an ample cold area under
the heating element for the solid particles to settle. This
helps the oil to last longer and improves frying which will
appear uniform, without burnt spots.
SAFETY THERMOSTAT
• The appliance has a manually reset safety thermostat
which turns the appliance off when the temperature,
because of a fault, becomes too high. Should this happen,
please contact the After-Sales Service.
USING THE FRYER
• Check the level of oil or fat: it must be between the
minimum and maximum mark.
• Make sure that the heating element is completely
lowered.
• Turn the left knob to On position; the indicator light
switches on.
• Turn the thermostat control knob to the temperature
required; the temperature indicator light switches on.
• When the temperature indicator light switches off, the oil
or fat has reached the temperature set and the appliance
is ready to fry. The indicator light will switch on and off
during cooking.
• Before putting food into the basket dry it thoroughly
because the contact between the water and the hot oil
can lead to very dangerous splashes.
• Fill the basket with the food to be fried and lower it
slowly into the oil.
Warning: If the food is too wet, there will be violent and
dangerous foaming.
• When the food is cooked, take out the basket and rest it
on the support until the excess oil has drained off.
• Wipe away any overflow.
PRECAUTIONS WHEN USING SOLID FAT
Some frying fats solidify when they cool. Melt them as
follows:
• Make a hole in the fat down to the heating element.
• Switch the fryer on at 160°C for about 1 minute, then
turn the thermostat control knob to 0.
Warning: Make absolutely sure that when dissolving the
fat, the heating element does not become red hot
because the fat could catch fire.
Important:
- Never switch the fryer on with the heating element
raised. If this happens by accident, never put the heating
element into the oil or fat before it has cooled down.
TIPS FOR CORRECT FRYING
- Each food has a recommended frying temperature which
should be respected, because if the temperature is too
low, the frying will result oily, while if the temperature is
too high, the food will be too crispy on the outside and
raw inside.
- Use a good special oil for frying. Do not use mixed seed
oil.
- Put the basket with the food to be fried into the oil only
when the oil is at the correct temperature (after the
temperature indicator light has gone out):
- Do not overfill the basket otherwise the oil temperature
will drop suddenly and the frying will be greasy and
uneven.
- Preferably use food of the same thickness. If the food is
too thick it cooks badly in the middle, even if it looks
good.
- Large items of food (chicken, whole fish, etc.) must be
turned half-way through cooking.
- Dry food carefully (e.g. potatoes) prior to frying.
- Fish, meat, vegetables and any food containing a lot of
water should be coated with bread crumbs or flour. Make
sure to shake off the excess of bread crumbs or flour.
- Do not salt food in the fryer.
- At the end of frying, remove the food from the basket: the
fatty vapours given off make the fried food soft.
- After cooking, filter the oil or fat for a few times and
change it frequently.
USING THE COVER
• Wait for the oil to cool down before covering the fryer
with the cover.
• To position the cover correctly, fold the basket handle
inwards (Fig. A).
• To reposition the handle, pull it outwards (Fig. B) until it
hooks into place (Fig. C).
Important:
If the oil catches fire, suffocate the flames immediately using
the fryer cover. Never use water, because this would cause
the flames to increase.
CHANGING THE FRYING OIL
• Periodically check the oil level, never let it drop below
theminimum.
• Change the oil regularly.
• If during cooking the oil smokes or smells bad it should be
changed completely.
• Empty the tray when the oil has cooled down.
• To take out the tray, raise the heating element and lift the
tray using the handles. Pay attention to the drops of oil
when raising the heating element and dry them off
immediately.
• To empty the oil, hold the tray firmly and tip the oil out at
one corner.
• If you use fats which solidify, raise the heating element
before it solidifies.
TABLE OF COOKING TIMES
The values given below are indicative, in fact times and
temperatures can also vary depending on the quality of the
food.
TABLE OF COOKING TIMES
Quantity
(grams)
Temp.
(°C)
Time
(min.)
Fried potato slices
800
180
6/8
400/450
250/350
250/300
400
220
160
170
160
160
160
8/10
6/8
6/8
6/8
7/9
500
500
500
400
200
160
160
160
160
160
10/12
10/12
10/12
7/9
5/7
400
600
600
300
300
350
300
300
180
180
180
180
180
180
180
180
5/6
8/10
8
7
12
7
4/6
12
Fresh breadcrumbed food
Cauliflower pieces
Aubergine slices
Courgette slices
Meatballs (about 7)
Chops
Fresh floured food
Squid
Sardines
Cuttlefish
Scallops
Sole
Potato croquettes
Fried potato slices
Floured cauliflower pieces
Floured aubergines
Floured courgettes
Floured mushrooms
Fish fingers
Breadcrumbed chops
N.B. As you get experienced with the use of the electric
fryer, you will be able to determine the best cooking for
each food.
Fig. B
Fig. C
The fryer and the adjacent surfaces become very hot during
use and also there might be splashes of boiling oil.
Keep children away and be careful of oil splashes.
The oil does not heat up:
Check whether:
- The two indicator light have gone out. If there is no
power cut, it means that the safety thermostat has
operated. In this case call the After-Sales Service.
- The ON indicator light is on and the oil temperature
indicator light is off.
- The thermostat knob is set to “0”.
The oil overflows:
Check whether:
- The basket has been put into the oil too quickly.
- The oil level is higher than the maximum mark.
- There is too much food in the basket.
There are unpleasant smells:
- The oil or cooking fat is old and needs to be changed.
Fresh Food
Frozen food
Fig. A
WARNING
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
EMPTYING THE TRAY
Food to fry
corrosive or chlorine based.
• Do not leave acid or alkaline substances (vinegar, salt,
lemon juice, etc.) on the fryer surfaces.
• The oil tray and the basket can be washed in the sink, but
they are better washed in the dishwasher.
• Clean the heating element very carefully using a dry cloth
or cloth dampened in water. Do not move the
temperature probe.
• Be careful that no water penetrates inside the appliance.
• Do not use steam jet cleaners because the humidity could
infiltrate into t he appliance making it dangerous.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
• Before cleaning the fryer switch it off and wait for it to
cool down.
• Clean the outside with a cloth dampened with hot water
and soap or water and liquid detergent, without dirtying
the tray. To make cleaning operations easier, remove the
oil tray.
• Stainless steel surfaces can be cleaned with special
products.
• Do not use steel pads or products which are abrasive,
AFTER-SALES SERVICE
Before contacting After-Sales Service:
•
See if you can solve the problem yourself with the help
of the suggestions given in chapter
“TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE”.
If after the above checks the fault persists, contact the
nearest After-sales Service.
Please give:
• a brief description of the fault;
• the type and exact model of the hob;
• the service number (i.e., the number that follows the
word SERVICE on the rating plate, located under the
hob). The service number is also indicated on the
warranty booklet;
• your full address;
• your telephone number and area code.
If any repairs are required, please contact an authorised
After-sales Service (to guarantee that original spare parts will
be used and repairs carried out correctly).
Failure to comply with these instructions may compromise
the safety and quality of the product.
INSTALLATION
Recommendations
Important: Before any installation or maintenance
operation, disconnect the fryer from the mains power
supply.
• Electrical connections must be made before connecting
the appliance to the electricity supply.
• Installation must be performed by a qualified technician
according to the manufacturer's instructions and current
local regulations.
• After unpacking the fryer, check that there has been no
damage during transport. If in doubt, contact the nearest
dealer or Authorised After Sales Service.
Preparation of fitted cabinet
• Perform all required cuts on the work top before
inserting the appliance. Carefully remove all chips or
residue which could impair efficient operation of the
appliance.
• The fryer must be recessed in a work top with a thickness
of min. 30 and max. 50 mm.
• Insert a separator panel at a minimum distance of 20 mm
from the bottom of the fryer, so that it is not accessible to
the user.
• If the fryer is to be installed next to a column unit, leave a
distance of at least 100 mm from the fryer edge.
• Make an opening in the worktop, observing the
dimensions specified.
• Fit the seal supplied onto the hob (if not already present),
after carefully cleaning the application surface.
Important: before installing the fryer, remove any plastic
protection film applied.
Ensure that the opening made in the worktop to house the
fryer corresponds to the dimensional drawing specifications,
within the relative tolerances.
Never force the fryer into the worktop.
• For installation, use the relative brackets and screws
supplied.
1. Position the hob in the work top opening made respecting
the dimension indicated on first page.
NOTE: The power supply cable must be long enough to
permit its upward extraction.
2. To secure the hob, use the brackets (A) provided with it.
3. Fit the brackets into the relevant bores shown by the
arrow and fasten them by means of their screws in
accordance with the thickness of the work top (see fig. 1).
Electrical connection
• Regulations require that the appliance is earthed.
• The electrical connection must be made by a qualified
technician according to the manufacturer's instructions
and current local regulations.
• The installer is responsible for the correct electrical
connection of the appliance and the observance of the
relative safety standards.
• To comply with directives governing safety, during
installation use a single-pole switch with a minimum gap
between contacts of 3 mm.
• Do not use multiple plug adapters or extension leads.
• After installation, electrical parts must not be accessible.
Connection to the electrical mains
Note: the yellow/green earthing wire (B) must be
connected to the screw. If the power cable is not yet
connected:
• strip approx. 70 mm of sheath from the power supply
cable
• strip approx. 10 mm of sheath from the wires
• open the terminal board (C) by pressing the side tabs by
means of a suitable tool.
• insert the power cable (D) in clamp (E) and connect the
wires to the terminal board.
• close the terminal board cover.
• after the electrical connection, insert the hob from the
above and secure on the fixing brackets as shown in
figure 1.
ASSEMBLY
After having cleaned the perimeter surface, apply the
supplied gasket to the hob as shown in the figure.
Declaration of conformity
• This cooking hob has been designed, constructed and
marketed in compliance with:
- safety objectives of the “Low Voltage” Directive
2006/95/EC (which replaces 73/23/EEC and
subsequent amendments).
- protection requirements of EEC Directive “EMC”
2004/108.
- This cooktop is suitable for contact with foodstuffs and
complies with EEC (CE) Regulation n. 1935/2004.
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Disposal of packaging
Fig. 1
• The packaging material is entirely recyclable, and is
marked with the recycling symbol .
• Do not dispose of the various packaging materials
carelessly, but do so responsibly and in full compliance
with local authority regulations governing waste disposal.
Disposal of old household appliances
• This appliance is marked according to the European
directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment (WEEE). By ensuring this product is disposed
of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and human health.
The symbol
on the product, or on the documents
accompanying the product, indicates that this appliance
may not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be
handed over to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. Dispose
of in accordance with local standards governing waste
disposal.
• For further information on the treatment, recovery and
recycling of this product, contact the relevant local
authority, household waste collection service, or the
outlet at which the product was purchased.
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
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