EF40 Deep Fryer
EF40 Deep Fryer
First Use Safety Recommendation
Please read through this booklet for safe and efficient use of the appliance.
We urge you to read the "Do's & Don'ts" section and also follow all detailed
instructions even if you are familiar with a similar appliance.
Keep this guide handy for future reference.
While using electrical appliances, in order to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock,
and / or injury to persons, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the
• Read all instructions carefully, even if you are familiar with the appliance.
• To protect against the risk of electric shock, DO NOT IMMERSE the appliance,
cord set or plug in water or other liquids.
• To clean, wipe the exterior with a damp cloth.
• Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used near children. Do not
allow children or any person unfamiliar with these instructions use this appliance.
Never leave an appliance unattended when in use.
• Switch off and remove the plug from the power outlet when not in use, before
assembling or disassembling parts, cleaning or carrying out any maintenance of
the appliance. Never pull the cord while unplugging out from power outlet.
• Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after the appliance
malfunctions, or is dropped or damaged in any manner. Return the complete
appliance to your nearest authorized service facility for examination, electrical
repair, mechanical repair or adjustment to avoid any hazard.
• The use of attachments or accessories not recommended or sold by this
appliance manufacturer may result in fire, electric shock or personal injury.
• Do not let the cord hang over the edge of a table, counter, or touch hot surfaces.
• Avoid touching hot surfaces, use handles and knobs.
• Do not operate or place any part of this appliance on or near any hot surfaces
(such as gas or electric burner or in a heated oven).
• Do not abuse the cord. Never carry the appliance by the cord or yank it to
disconnect it from the outlet; instead, grasp the plug and pull to disconnect.
• When using an extension cord with your appliance, make sure the extension cord
is correctly wired, and rated for its use.
• This product is intended for household use only.
• Do not attempt to repair the appliance yourself; instead, take it to your Black &
Decker-owned or Authorized Service Centre for repair.
• Keep children and animals away from the unit and cord set.
Parts Identification
1. Fryer lid
2. See-through window
3. Filter cover
4. Fryer shell
5. Cord window
6. Handle button
7. Handle
8 Frying basket
9. Inner bowl
10. Lamp
11. Timer knob
12. Open lid button
13. Temperature ON/OFF knob
14. Wiper
Product Features
2000W heating element - for optimal frying.
2.5 lt. bowl - perfect size for your family.
Adjustable temperature - for variety of frying to meet your needs.
Removable lid and bowl - for easy cleaning.
Press open lid - for easy opening of the lid.
Easy see through window with wiper - for easy viewing of food being cooked.
Cord storage - prevents cord from littering.
Using your Deep Fryer
Your deep fryer is intended for household use only.
Kindly ensure that all the packaging has been removed from the unit. Remove any
instruction, sticker etc. Ensure that the ratings on the fryer are same as the line voltage in Fig.1
the socket in which your are going to plug into.
This product is designed to fry foods as stated in this manual.
Before first use, pull on the basket handle until it locks horizontally (Fig.1). Press the open lid
button & lift the basket out of the unit (Fig.2). Lift the non stick coated bowl (Fig.3). Wash the
bowl & basket in warm water with a liquid detergent, rinse and dry thoroughly. Wipe shell and
inside of lid with clean, damp cloth. After thoroughly drying the cooking bowl replace it in the Fig.2
CAUTION: Do not use the fryer under cabinets or curtains. Never leave it unattended during use.
During the first use, you may detect a slight odour which is normal. Place the empty basket in the
bowl and close the lid. Press the handle release button to fold the handle basket down and lower
it into the oil. Always close the lid before lowering the basket. Plug-in the unit and rotate the
thermostat control knob to the desired temperature base on the food that you want to fry. The
indicator light will automatically come ON indicating that the coil is heating the oil inside the bowl.
The indicator light will switch ON and OFF indicating the unit is preheating. Once the unit reaches its cooking temperature,
the light will go out (in about 12 ~ 15 minutes) Preheating the empty basket in this way will help prevent food from sticking to
it, and prevent food from absorbing oil.
Pull up the basket handle to lock in place (as in fig.1) and let it drain for a few seconds. Lift the lid and fill the basket with the
appropriate amount of food. Do not over fill the basket. Use the chart and recipes in this book as your guide to determine
food quantities temperature settings and time along with the graphics printed on the front of the unit for various foods. Turn
the timer dial to the appropriate timing upto 30 minutes. With the lid still closed, press the handle release button and slowly
fold back the handle to lower the basket into the hot oil, then lock the handle down into the unit. The heating light will cycle
ON/OFF indicating that the unit is maintaining the cooking temperature. When the cooking is done, you must turn the
thermostat to OFF position to shut off the unit. The power light will go off. The timer will count down the minutes and there
will be an audible signal when time is up, however, the unit will NOT shut down automatically.
Although the unit is a cool touch unit, avoid touching the exterior of the unit during cooking and cool down period. Keep the
lid closed during frying, you may peek into the viewing window to check the progress without opening the lid. You can use
the wiper to wipe out the moisture collected on the window. However care should be taken as steam escaping from the filter
may be hot and might cause burns. Avoid getting close to the vent and steam around the lid during cooking as there may be
some steam escaping.
When cooking is done, lift up the basket handle so that it locks in place horizontally. Let the food drain for about 10~15
seconds, then press the open lid button and lid will pop open. Carefully lift the basket out ( be sure not to press the handle
release button) and turn the food out onto a plate with paper toweling to drain. Replace the basket in the unit, close the unit
and lower the basket back into the oil to re-heat. Repeat the above procedure as necessary to cook additional food. When
finished, switch off the unit from the mains and unplug the power cord.
Note:- Care should be taken while opening the lid, as escaping steam can cause burns.
Replace the filters:These filters are intended to help cut down on frying odours and should always be in place when opening the fryer. Over
time, they will become less effective. To change the filters, remove the vent lid and take out the three filter assembly. Replace
the new one keeping the white filter down and the wire mesh on top. We recommend to replace filter after 50~60 fryings.
Note:- The timer is only for indications and does not turn off the power.
This frying time given in this chart are only a guide and should be adjusted according to the quantity fried.
Onion rings
Fish fillet
Fish fillet in batter
Fish cakes or balls
Sliced meat
Chicken strips
French fries
Oil Temp (ºC) Max. Weight (Grams) Approx. Frying Time (Minutes)
3 to 5
3 to 4
6 to 8
5 to 6
6 to 8
7 to 10
7 to 10
7 to 10
6 to 10
9 to 12
Cleaning the Deep Fryer
• Make sure that the appliance has been unplugged and the temperature adjustor is in OFF position before cleaning. Start
cleaning as shown below after the fryer and oil inside cool entirely to room temperature.
• Press the OPEN button and open the lid and remove the lid from the body.
• Lift up the basket handle to its highest horizontal position (until a CLICK sound is heard), and remove the basket from the
• Remove the bowl carefully from the body.
• Clean the shell with a clean, damp cloth. Do not use scrubbing brushes or chemical cleaners.
Cleaning the Lid
• Remove the filter before cleaning the lid.
• Wash the lid with warm water and a small amount of dishwashing liquid.
Wash again with clean water, and rinse off the lid dry.
Note: Dot not wash the lid in a dishwasher.
Cleaning the Basket
• Wash the basket with warm water and a small amount of dishwashing liquid. Wash again with clean water, and dry.
Cleaning the Bowl
• Pour out the cool oil and filter it.
• Wipe the oil off with an absorbing paper
• Clean the bowl with a clean, damp cloth, and a small amount of dishwashing liquid.
• Rinse the bowl with water, and dry thoroughly with a dry, soft cloth.
Frying Problem
Potential Causes
Release of
Overflow of the oil
1) The oil is deteriorated
2) This oil is unsuitable for
deep frying
1) The oil volume is higher
than the maximum level
2) The qty. of frying food is high
3) The food is too wet
1) The frying temperature is
too low
2) The qty. of frying food is high
The chopped potato is not
washed with clean water and dried
1) Change the oil after every 20 uses
2) Use a good quality vegetable oil or
other oil suitable for deep frying
1) Decrease oil to proper volume
Food is not crispy
on outside
Sticking of
French fries
2) Decrease food to proper volume
3) Dry the food before frying
1) Adjust the temperature to proper
2) Reduce qty. of food in baskets
Wash and dry thoroughly
before frying
Some Do's and Don'ts
1. Do not touch hot surfaces like bowl, lid and body shell during use and cool down period. Use handles or knobs to operate.
Let the fryer and oil cool down to room temperature before carrying it from one location to another.
2. This unit is not meant for outdoor usage.
3. Before removing the bowl with oil inside, ensure that the appliance has cooled down to room temperature.
4. Always keep oil level between Max and Min Level. Check to be sure that the oil is at the correct level before pre-heating.
5. Oil may be hot during and after operation. Care should be taken while handling hot oil as it might cause burns.
6. While operating the wiper knob, care should be taken that the steam escaping from the filter cover will be hot and could burn.
7. Hot steam may escape from the filter cover during use.
8. Care should be taken when opening the fryer as hot steam may escape on opening.
9. Always cook in the inner bowl provided.
10. Ensure that the lid of the fryer is closed before lowering the basket into the oil.
11. Move the handle in horizontal position, thus lifting the submerged basket from the oil and only then lift open the lid of the fryer.
12. Never add water or ice to oil, to avoid splattering.
13. Extra care is needed when cooking frozen foods to avoid splattering and burns.
14. Always route the cord carefully to avoid a tripping hazard.
Useful Tips:1. Use a good quality cooking oil for best results. Do not use butter, bacon fat, margarine or olive oil since these oils tend to
smoke and or/burn easily.
2. Always remember to pre-heat the oil for 15 minutes for best results, or until the heating light goes out for the first time.
3. Whenever possible let refrigerated foods stand at room temperature for around half hour before frying. For frozen foods,
remove from freezer just before frying and remove any ice crystals.
4. Dry excess moisture from foods with paper towels before frying to reduce splattering.
5. Always keep the bottom of the bowl and the heating element clean so that they do not deposit any foreign substance.
This could lower the efficiency and shorten the life of fryer.
6. Do not use any sharp objects during cleaning / frying inside the bowl. This might scratch the coated surface of the bowl.
7. Do not use plastic utensils in hot cooking oil - they will melt.
8. Always pre-heat the basket in the oil to help prevent foods from sticking to the basket. Raising the basket and stirring
foods once during frying may also help prevent foods from sticking together.
9. When you fry same kind of foods for several times, the time between the end of first frying and the beginning of second
frying should be 3 to 10 minutes. The lamp will turn off when the temperature reaches the desired setting again.
10. Keep salty food away from the deep fryer. Salt causes vegetable oil to spoil more quickly.
11. Soaking cut French fries in cold water for half an hour washes away the starch to improve cooked results and crispness.
12. If oil darkens or smokes, discard and use fresh oil.
13. For longer life of oil after frying, cool the oil and strain it through a sieve lined with a paper towel. Store in a tightly covered
container in a cool, dark location or refrigerate. Add some fresh vegetable oil to used oil each time you fry.
14. On an average oil can be used 6~8 times. It will need to be changed more often if used to fry fish or used with healthy
batter-dipped foods.
15. If over browning is a problem and you are re-using oil or have pre-heated a long time, you might want to double check oil
temperature with a candy thermometer.
Black & Decker provides a 2 Year Warranty for this product from the date of purchase against defects due
to defective materials or workmanship. Motor/element burn-outs due to voltage fluctuations are not
covered under warranty. If the product should become defective within the warranty period, Black &
Decker will repair or (at Black & Decker's discretion) replace it free of charge.
The warranty provisions do not cover failure due to accident, misuse, abuse, negligence or non
observation of local regulations on the part of the user. Equally, the warranty provisions do not apply
where the appliance has been serviced by a person not authorized by Black & Decker or serviced with
non-approved parts and this has contributed to the fault of the product. Superseded models without a
replacement equivalent will either be repaired or (at Black & Decker's discretion) replaced with another
product of similar retail value.
Fill in the Warranty Registration Card with the original Authorized Dealer's stamp (indicating date of
purchase) and attach your purchase receipt to it. Retain in case of claims in the future.
Take your defective product together with the Warranty Registration Card & purchase receipt to your local
service Centre. You can either do this in person or send it freight prepaid. If mailing or shipping your
appliance, ensure that it is packed carefully in a sturdy carton with enough packing material to prevent
damage. Include a note describing the problem to the service Centre and be sure to give your return
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