Cool Zone/Cool Touch Deep Fryer
CZF630
Owner’s Guide
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should
always be followed, including the following:
1. Read all instructions before using.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
3. To protect against risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury do not
immerse Control Panel assembly, Power Strip, cord or plugs in water or
other liquids.
4. Close supervision is necessary when Deep Fryer is used by or near
children. Children should not use this appliance.
5. Unplug from outlet when not in use, before putting on or taking off parts
and before cleaning. Allow to cool completely putting on or taking off
parts, and before cleaning appliance.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after
the appliance malfunctions or has been dropped or damaged in any
manner. Contact Customer Service (see warranty) for examination,
repair, or electrical or mechanical adjustment.
7. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by Rival® may cause
injury.
8. Do not use outdoors.
9. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or countertop, or touch hot
surfaces including the stove.
10. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated
oven.
11. Extreme caution must be used when moving fryer containing hot oil.
Always use oven mitts or hot pads.
12. Always attach plug to appliance first, then plug AC cord into the wall
outlet. To disconnect, turn control to OFF, then remove AC cord from
wall outlet.
13. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance is for HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY. This Deep Fryer is equipped
with an exclusive SureRELEASE™ Power Cord System, which includes a
detachable magnetic cord designed to separate from the unit when certain
amounts of force are applied (See details on pg.6 for instructions on proper
usage of the SureRELEASE™ magnetic cord.).
A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risk resulting from
becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. WARNING: Do not
use an extension cord.
No user-serviceable parts inside. Do not attempt to service this product.
POLARIZED PLUG
This appliance has a polarized plug, (one blade is wider than
the other). As a safety feature to reduce the risk of electrical
shock, this plug is intended to fit in a polarized outlet
only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet,
reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature or modify the plug
in any way. If the plug fits loosely into the AC outlet or if the AC outlet feels
warm do not use that outlet.
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KNOW YOUR DEEP FRYER
Filter Cover
Charcoal Odor Filter
White Grease Filter
Folding Handle
Frying Basket
Lid
Lid Rele
View Window
ase
285 F
10 15
0
20
345 F
25
30
360 F
375 F
Rea
dy
Powe
r
Power Strip
Control Panel
Oil Reservoir
SureRELEASETM Power Cord
Housing
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PREPARING YOUR DEEP FRYER FOR USE
Prior to first use, remove all packaging materials from the exterior and
interior of the fryer. Make sure the fryer is unplugged. Wash the Frying
Basket and removable Oil Reservoir in hot soapy water. Gently wipe the
Cool Zone Heating Element with a damp cloth. Dry all parts thoroughly.
See CARE AND CLEANING section.
CAUTION: Do not immerse cord, plug, Power Strip or Control Panel
assembly in water.
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TIPS FOR DEEP FRYING
Fill the unit with oil between the maximum and minimum capacity
lines only.
Do not over fill the basket. To achieve quality results deep frying food
needs to be surrounded by oil. Too much food causes the oil
temperature to drop, resulting in “soggy” food. Food should be
submerged completely in the oil.
Be sure that all ice crystals are removed from the food and food is
completely dry. Excessive water and ice can cause the oil to splatter
and/or overflow.
Coated foods (bread crumbs, batters, etc.) are best for deep frying.
The coating acts as a protective layer keeping food moist on the
inside and crisp on the outside.
For best results, defrost frozen foods for 20 minutes prior to frying.
Fry foods at the correct temperature for best results. This will prevent
burning and give you even colored, crispy food.
Prepackaged frozen, cooked chicken, may cook faster than uncooked
food.
For even cooking, shake basket half way through cooking cycle.
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USING YOUR DEEP FRYER
NOTE: Never turn on the fryer with an empty Oil Reservoir. Always use
your fryer on a flat, heat resistant surface.
1. Attach magnetic end of SureRELEASE™ cord assembly
directly to the fryer. (See Fig. 1) This should be done
prior to plugging the cord into the wall outlet. The
magnetic end of the cord is designed only to go on
one way. Be sure the side stating “THIS SIDE UP” is Figure 1
facing up.
2. Open Lid by pressing the Open Lid button.
3. Remove Frying Basket by pulling basket handle up and out of the deep fryer.
4. Make sure the Oil Reservoir is seated in place. Pour cooking oil into Oil
Reservoir until it reaches between “MIN” and “MAX” marks inside
reservoir. DO NOT OVER OR UNDER FILL.
5. Replace Frying Basket and close Lid. Slide the lock tab on the handle to
lower basket into oil.
6. Make sure that the fryer is OFF, then insert plug into 120 volt AC outlet.
7. To turn the fryer on, slide the Temperature Control Lever to desired
cooking temperature.
8. Turn Timer Control Knob to ON position. The Power Indicator Light
will illuminate.
9. The Ready Indicator Light will illuminate when the set temperature is
reached. Raise the Frying Basket by lifting the handle (to the horizontal
position) and drain excess grease. Press the Open Lid button and then
remove the Frying Basket and place on a paper towel.
10. Place food inside Frying Basket. Do not fry too many pieces at one
time. Overloading will lower the oil temperature, causing food to
absorb too much oil and cook improperly. For best results with frozen
foods, reduce the quantity of food.
NOTE: Do not add water or wet foods to hot oil. Even small amounts
of water may cause splattering. Remove any excess ice crystals on
frozen foods before placing in Frying Basket.
11. Replace Frying Basket and then close the Lid. Slide the lock tab on the
basket handle to release and lower the Frying Basket into the oil.
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USING YOUR DEEP FRYER (CONT.)
CAUTION: Always close the Lid before immersing food in oil. Do not
immerse or drain food with the lid removed or open.
12. Turn timer knob to desired time. For cooking times, see chart on page
10, or use the recommended times in your recipe.
13. After time is up, a bell will sound. The fryer will switch OFF and begin
to cool. Raise basket handle (lock in the horizontal position) to lift food
out of the oil. To remove excess grease and retain crispiness, let food
drain at least 10-20 seconds before removing. Open Lid, then remove
the Frying Basket by the handle and pour contents onto plate covered
with several layers of paper towels to absorb excess grease before
serving.
NOTE: If frying more than one batch of food, be sure to turn timer
knob back to ON position, wait for Ready Indicator Light to
illuminate, and follow steps 10-13 as described above.
14. When finished cooking, make sure the fryer is in the OFF position.
WARNING: DO NOT USE SureRELEASE™ POWER CORD SYSTEM TO
DISCONNECT THE FRYER. ALWAYS DISCONNECT PLUG FROM WALL
OUTLET FIRST.
Use only Model #PL1215 magnetic cord set with this product. The use of
any other magnetic cord set may cause fire, electric shock, or injury.
CAUTION: The SureRELEASE™ Power Cord is only for accidental
disconnection and is not to be removed during normal operation. If the
cord becomes disconnected, the user should immediately unplug the cord
set from from the deep fryer and then the wall outlet.
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CARE AND CLEANING
WARNING: Always turn control to OFF then disconnect plug from wall
outlet BEFORE disconnecting SureRELEASETM CORD.
CAUTION:
• Do not immerse the cord set in water or any other liquids.
• Do not attempt to defeat the detachable magnetic SureRELEASE™
Cord system by trying to permanently attach cord set to product.
• Do not stick pins or other sharp objects in holes on magnetic cord set.
• Do not use any type of steel wool to clean magnetic contacts.
NOTE: Make sure the fryer has cooled completely before cleaning.
1. Turn unit OFF.
2. Unplug from outlet and allow unit to cool completely.
3. Remove SureRELEASE™ magnetic cord from the fryer
socket.
4. Remove the Lid. (See Fig. 2)
5. Open the Filter Cover and remove the Filters.
Figure 2
6. Remove Frying Basket.
7. Lift Control Panel up from the front of the fryer.
8. When unit has cooled completely carefully lift the Oil Reservoir straight
up and out by holding the rim of the Oil Reservoir. If you plan to reuse
the oil, reference TIPS FOR OIL USE AND STORAGE on
page 11.
Figure 3
WARNING: Do not remove Oil Reservoir until the unit
has cooled completely and is unplugged.
9. Remove Power Strip from the back of the fryer. (See Fig. 3)
10. Remove Condensation Trap.
NOTE: This trap will collect any water that has been
condensed on the inside of the Lid when the Lid is
opened after frying. Remember to empty and clean the Condensation
Trap after each use. To clean simply rinse with warm water and dry.
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CARE AND CLEANING (CONT.)
11. The Lid, Filter Cover, Frying Basket, Oil Reservoir, Condensation Trap
and Housing are all dishwasher safe. Dry all parts thoroughly after
cleaning.
12. The Control Panel and Power Strip should never be immersed in
water or other liquids. Gently clean the outer surface of the Control
Panel with a damp cloth containing mild soap solution or plain water.
13. Ensure that both the Lid and Oil Reservoir are completely dry after
washing and before use.
14. Assemble the Fryer
- Insert the Power Strip
- Insert the Oil Reservoir
- Insert the Control Panel Assembly
- Replace Frying Basket
- Replace Filters and Filter Cover
- Replace and close Lid.
REPLACING AND CLEANING FILTERS
NOTE: Replace Filters every 3 months or after every 12 uses.
1. Open the Filter Cover and remove filters.
2. White Grease Filter may be washed in hot soapy water. Allow to air dry.
3. Charcoal Odor Filters are not meant to be washed. It is recommended
to replace every 3 months or after every 12 uses.
4. Place the Filter Cover in the dishwasher. Dry thoroughly after cleaning.
5. Place clean White Grease Filter in first, followed by the Charcoal Odor
Filter. Then replace the Filter Cover.
NOTE: For replacement Charcoal Odor or Grease or Grease Filters, order
through our website at www.rivalproducts.com or by mailing a check for
$7.99 plus $6.00 for shipping and handling (MA add 5% sales tax and TX
add appropriate sales tax) payable to:
Rival
P.O Box 769
Milford, MA 01757-0769
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FRYING TIME AND TEMPERATURE
The frying times in this chart are a guide and should be adjusted to suit the
different quantities or thickness of food and to suit your own taste.
Preheat time is 7-10 minutes for fryer to reach desired temperature (Ready
light will cycle On/Off during frying as temperature fluctuates due to food
load).
TEMP.
TIME
SETTING
(MINUTES)
375°F
5-8
Chicken Strips
360°F
15-20
Chicken Pieces, Bone-In
340°F
8-10
Fish, Battered, Fresh
375°F
3-5
French Fries, Frozen
375°F
2-4
Fritters
375°F
3-5
Onion Rings
375°F
2-4
Shrimp, Breaded
NOTE: Prepackaged frozen cooked chicken may cook faster than above time.
FOOD
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TIPS FOR OIL USE AND STORAGE
NOTE: Do not use seasoned or flavored oil such as walnut, olive oil, lard
or drippings because they have a low smoke point. Use blended vegetable
oil, pure corn oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil or grape seed oil (canola oil).
These oils are safe for using in your deep fryer as they have a high smoke
point. Peanut oil is not recommended because it greatly impacts the flavor.
• Oils should never be mixed when deep frying.
• High heat, water and burnt food particles break down the oil’s
smoke point.
• Replace oil if you notice:
- Excessive smoking at normal temperatures
- Strong oil discoloration
- A rancid smell
- Excessive foaming around the frying food
• Oil darkens with use because the oil and food molecules burn when
subjected to high/prolonged heat. The more you use an oil, the
more slowly it will pour. Its viscosity changes because of changes to
the oil’s molecular structure. When smoke appears on the oils’
surface before the temperature reaches 375°F, your oil will no longer
deepfry effectively.
• When frying foods with strong flavor and/or aroma like fish or
chicken, use the oil only once.
• Filtering the oil with a cooking oil filter or fine-mesh strainer can keep
it fresher. Although storing oil in a refrigerator may extend the life of
the oil, this should never be done. This process of chilling oil then
brining the oil to room temperature causes excessive splattering
during the heat up process.
• Store the covered oil in a cool dark place, for up to three months.
Check the oil before using for color, smell, or excessive foaming.
Discard the oil if it shows any of these qualities.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
CAUSE
Control Panel Assembly
not seated properly
Power Strip not in
correctly
Not turned ON
Not plugged in
Outlet not energized
SOLUTION
Reinstall Control Panel
Assembly
Reinstall Power Strip
Oil spills over
Oil reservoir over filled
Too much water in food
Food batches too large
Remove excess oil (when cool)
Dry food with paper towels
Use less food in basket
Food greasy
or not crisp
Food batches too large
Use less food in basket
Oil temperatures too low Increase oil temperature
Using wrong type of oil
Use good vegetable oil
(See Tips for Oil Use)
Unpleasant
smell
Oil not fresh
PROBLEM
Fryer not
operating
Turn to ON
Insert plug into outlet
Check fuses or circuit
breaker
Replace oil
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RECIPES
APPLE FRITTERS
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1
⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
4 tablespoons cooking oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Juice of 1 orange (1⁄3 cup)
1 cup chopped apple
Preheat oil to 375° F. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar; set aside. Combine
egg, cooking oil and vanilla. Combine dry and liquid ingredients and stir to blend
thoroughly. Add orange juice and apple and mix well. Add teaspoon of combined
mixture to raised frying basket. Close Lid and lower basket into oil. Fry for about 2
minutes until crisp and brown. Remove basket from oil and drain. Open Lid and place
on a plate covered with paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Dust with powdered sugar
or a mixture of granulated sugar and cinnamon; serve at once.
BEER BATTER FOR FISH OR CHICKEN
2 eggs (separated)
1 tablespoon oil or butter
1 teaspoon salt
⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
11⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
3
⁄4 cup flat beer
1
Preheat oil to 375° F. Beat egg yolks with oil/butter, salt and pepper. Alternately add the
flour and beer to mixture. Beat ingredients well and refrigerate for 3 to 12 hours. When
you are ready to use mixture, carefully fold in 2 stiffly beaten egg whites. Pat fish or
boneless chicken breasts. Coat lightly with flour then dip into beer batter. Place fish in
raised fryer basket. Close Lid and lower basket into oil. Fry for 3 minutes or until golden
brown. Fry chicken 5 - 8 minutes until brown and fully cooked. Remove basket from oil
and drain. Open Lid and place on a plate covered with paper towels to absorb excess
oil.
DEEP FRIED CHICKEN
11⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 fryer chicken (21⁄2 lbs.), cut up
1
⁄4 teaspoon salt
11⁄4 cup milk
Preheat oil to 375° F. Combine flour and seasonings. Dip chicken pieces in flour mixture,
then milk, then flour again. Fry for 20 minutes or until golden brown and done.
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RECIPES
CHICKEN KIEV
4 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
11⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter or margarine
⁄2 cup flour
1 egg, beaten
1 cup fine, dry bread crumbs
1
Preheat oil to 375° F. Place chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap. Pound
with wooden mallet to flatten to 1⁄4 -inch thick. Remove plastic. Combine onion, parsley
and salt and sprinkle on chicken. Cut butter into 8 pieces. Place a piece of butter on
seasoned chicken toward one end. Roll as jelly roll, starting at end with butter, tucking
in sides of meat. Press to seal well. Secure with toothpicks. Dust with flour, dip in beaten
egg, then roll in bread crumbs. Chill rolls of chicken thoroughly (at least one hour).Place
rolled chicken in a single layer in frying basket. Lower and cook 5 minutes or until brown.
To test for doneness, remove a piece of chicken from the oil. When fork can be inserted
with ease, chicken is done.
QUICK DOUGHNUTS
Refrigerated can of biscuits
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
⁄2 cup sugar
1
Preheat oil to 375° F. Take each biscuit and flatten slightly with palm of hand. With finger,
punch holes in center of each biscuit to shape into doughnuts. Place into raised frying
basket. Close Lid and lower basket into oil. Fry for 2 minutes turning once. Remove
basket from oil and drain. Open Lid and place on a plate covered with paper towels to
absorb excess oil. Coat doughnut in mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Serve warm.
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NOTE
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SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void the Warranty.
2. If you need to exchange the unit, please return it in its original carton, with a sales receipt, to the store where you
purchased it. If you are returning the unit more than 30 days after the date of purchase, please see the enclosed Warranty.
3. If you have any questions or comments regarding this unit’s operation or believe any repair is necessary, please write to our
Consumer Service Department or visit our website at www.rivalproducts.com
RIVAL
c/o JCS-THG, LLC
CONSUMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
13052 JURUPA AVENUE
FONTANA, CA 92337
ONE (1) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
SAVE THIS WARRANTY INFORMATION
A. This Warranty applies only to the original purchaser of this product.
B. This Warranty applies ONLY to repair or replacement of any supplied or manufactured parts of this product that,
upon inspection by authorized personnel, is shown to have failed in normal use due to defects in material or
workmanship. The Holmes Group will determine whether to repair or replace the unit. This Warranty does not
apply to installation expenses.
C. Operating this unit under conditions other than those recommended or at voltages other than the voltage
indicated on the unit, or attempting to service or modify the unit, will render this WARRANTY VOID.
D. Unless otherwise proscribed by law, The Holmes Group shall not be liable for any personal injury, property or any
incidental or consequential damage of any kind resulting from malfunctions, defects, misuse, improper
installation or alteration of this product.
E. All parts of this product are guaranteed for a period of 1 year as follows:
1. Within the first 30 days from date of purchase, the store from which you purchased your product should
replace this product if it is defective in material or workmanship (provided the store has in-stock
replacement.) * If you intend to assert any claim in connection with the product, please follow the
instructions in paragraph F.
2. Within the first twelve months from date of purchase, The Holmes Group will repair or replace the product if
it is defective in material or workmanship, subject to the conditions in paragraph G.
F. If you have any other problem or claim in connection with this product, please write to our Consumer Service
Department.
G. IMPORTANT RETURN INSTRUCTIONS. Your Warranty depends on your following these instructions if you are
returning the unit to The Holmes Group, Inc.:
1. Carefully pack the item in its original carton or other suitable box to avoid damage in shipping.
2. Before packing your unit for return, be sure to enclose:
a) Your name, full address with zip code and telephone number,
b) A dated sales receipt or PROOF OF PURCHASE,
c) A check for return prepaid shipping and handling, and
d) The model number of the unit and the problem you are having. (Enclose in an envelope and tape directly to
the unit before the box is sealed.)
3. The Holmes Group recommends you ship the package U.P.S ground service for tracking purposes.
4. All shipping charges must be prepaid by you.
5. Mark the outside of your package:
RIVAL
c/o JCS-THG, LLC
13052 JURUPA AVENUE
FONTANA, CA 92337
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights may vary by jurisdiction. The provisions of this
Warranty are in addition to, and not a modification of, or subtraction from, the statutory warranties and other rights and
remedies contained in any applicable legislation. To the extent that any provision of this Warranty is inconsistent with any
applicable law, such provision shall be deemed voided or amended, as necessary, to comply with such law.
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