Crofton ELECTRIC FOOD CHOPPER Instruction manual

02/2012
ELECTRIC
FOOD CHOPPER
WITH GLASS
BOWL
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MEDION AG
Toll Free Customer Care at:
866-633-4660
Daily* 8:00 am - 12:00 CST
* except holidays
www.medionusa.com
Instruction Manual
21.10.2011 15:20:15 Uhr
Table of Contents
Table of Contents ............................................................................................................... 3 Symbol key ........................................................................................................................ 4 Important Safeguards......................................................................................................... 5 Proper use & care ............................................................................................................. 6 Package contents .............................................................................................................. 7 Appliance Features ........................................................................................................... 8 Preparing the food chopper for use ................................................................................... 9 Setting up .......................................................................................................................... 9 Chopping ........................................................................................................................... 9 Blending .......................................................................................................................... 10 General hints for use ....................................................................................................... 11 Recipe suggestions ......................................................................................................... 12 Disposal .......................................................................................................................... 13 Technical data ................................................................................................................. 14 3
Symbol key
About these instructions
Read the safety instructions carefully before use. Note the warnings on
the appliance and in the operating instructions. Always keept the
Instruction Manual nearby. If you sell the appliance or pass it on to
others, please ensure that you also include these instructions.
Symbols and key words used in these instructions
Danger!
Warning: Possible serious permanent and / or life threatening injuries.
Caution!
Please follow the guidelines to prevent injuries and/or property damage!
Warning!
Warning: danger of electric shock.
Warning!
Danger: sharp edges. Serious injuries may result.
Note
Additional information on using the appliance.
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Important Safeguards
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Store this appliance out of reach of children.
Use extreme supervision when this appliance is operated by or near children.
Danger!
Packaging material is not a toy. Children must not play with the plastic
bags. There is a risk of suffocation.
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This appliance is designed for personal non-commercial use only and should not be
operated outdoors.
Only operate the appliance on a stable, level work surface.
Never place the appliance near gas or electric stoves or heaters.
Protect the appliance from moisture and do not expose it to dripping water or spray.
Do not allow foreign objects or liquid to penetrate the appliance itself.
Handle the blades carefully, including when emptying the bowl or other receptacles.
Warning!
Avoid all contact with moving parts. The food chopper blades are very
sharp- and can cause severe injury.
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Only plug-in the appliance up when you intend to use it. Otherwise, unplug it from the
outlet.
Do not fill the bowl more than half way or up to 2 cups.
After every 10 seconds of continuous use, pause the machine for 1 minute.
Do not remove the lid until the blade has stopped moving.
Never touch the blade while it is still moving.
Do not use the food chopper if the blades are jammed, if they turn slowly or if the
attachments are faulty!
Do not insert any utensils (such as spoons or knives, etc.) into the moving blades or
other moving parts and never place your hands in the bowl.
Only connect the machine to an easily accessible, properly installed electrical outlet
(120 V ~ 60 Hz), close to where you have set up the appliance. The outlet must be
freely accessible, in case you need to unplug the appliance quickly.
To avoid the risk of tripping, avoid using extension cords.
Do not kink, crush, tug or run anything over the power cord. Do not allow the cord to
hang down from the work surface. Protect it from sharp edges, oil and heat.
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Proper use & care
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The food chopper is designed for chopiing solid foodstuffs in normal kitchen quantities.
Use only indoors.
The food chopper is intended solely for use in private homes and is not suitable for
commercial or restaurant use.
If the power cord or appliance is damaged, unplug it from the outlet immediately.
Never carry out repairs yourself.
Warning!
Never try to open and/or repair the appliance yourself. There is a risk of
electric shock.
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In the event the food chopper fails to work properly, please contact the Customer
Service Center. The Customer Service number is 866-633-4660. Hours of operation
are Daily 8:00 am – 12:00 am except national holidays.
To avoid danger, always have damaged power cords on appliances replaced by the
manufacturer, an official customer service agent or other suitably qualified person.
Save these instructions
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk
of electric shock, this plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plig does not fit in
a outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not modify
the plug in any way.
User-Maintenance Instructions
Cleaning the unit
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For household only.
Before cleaning, remove the plug from the outlet.
Never immerse the motor unit in water or other liquids. Clean the housing using only a
damp cloth and some mild dish soap if necessary.
Do not use any abrasive items or products which could damage the glass when
cleaning the bowl.
Clean the bowl, splash guard lid and mixing disc with a mild soap solution. To prevent
injuries, use only a scrub brush or a similar suitable cleaning utensil to clean the
blades.
After using heavily staining foods (carrots, tomatoes, etc.) clean the parts immediately,
to prevent discoloration.
The chopper is intended for chopping solid food items in normal kitchen quantities. The
appliance is designed for use in indoor areas only. The appliance is intended solely for
use in private homes. The appliance is not suitable for commercial purposes.
Package contents
Danger!
Do not let children play with plastic packaging materials.
There is a risk of suffocation.
Remove all the packaging material and ensure that the following parts are included:
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Motor unit
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Splash guard lid for the bowl
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Chopping blade
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Mixing bowl
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Non-slip mat
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Mixing/whisking disc
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Instruction Manual and warranty card
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Appliance Features
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Motor unit
Splash guard lid for the bowl
Chopping blade
Mixing bowl
Non-slip mat
Mixing/whisking disc (not illustrated)
Preparing the food chopper for use
Before using this appliance for the first time, wash the bowl, splash guard lid, mixing disc
and chopping blade in a mild soap solution or in the dishwasher. Grip the bowl using the
handles only, not the guide pin.
Setting up
Place the anti-slip mat on an even, stable work surface.
Place the bowl on the anti-slip mat.
Place the chopping blade on the guide pin and make sure that it rotates easily.
Put the prepared ingredients into the bowl.
Place the splash guard lid on the bowl so that the spaces on the edge of the lid are
precisely above the bowl handles.
 Press the lid gently downwards until it sits firmly on the bowl.
 Place the motor unit in the lid recess so that the protruding pieces on both sides slide
into the proper spaces in the lid and the star-shaped chopper blade bracket clicks into
place in the bracket under the motor unit.
You can turn the motor unit slightly from side to side to make it easier to click into place.
Please note that the appliance cannot be switched on if the motor unit has not been
properly attached.
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Chopping
 When the bowl has been filled and the lid placed on top, insert the plug in the outlet.
 Hold the bowl firmly with one hand and press the upper part of the motor unit gently
downwards. The blade will start to rotate and chop the food.
Note
For the best results, work in pulses. Operating for longer periods will chop the
food too small.
Caution!
After 10 seconds, stop the appliance for one minute, to prevent damage
from overheating.
 If pieces of food remain stuck to the inside of the bowl (e.g. in the case of herbs or other
moist foods), remove them with a flat stirrer or spatula, spread them around the bowl
and then chop them up with two or three pulses.
 When the food has been chopped small enough, wait until the blade stops.
 Unplug the appliance from the outlet.
 Detach the motor unit and carefully remove the blade then you can take out the chopped
ingredients.
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Blending
 Place the mixing/whisking disc on the guide pin and make sure that it rotates easily.
 Fill the bowl with a maximum of 2 cups of ingredients to blend.
 Place the splash guard lid on the bowl so that the spaces on the edge of the lid are
precisely above the bowl handles.
 Press the lid gently downwards until it sits firmly on the bowl.
 Place the motor unit in the lid recess so that both side lugs slide into the proper spaces
in the lid and the star-shaped mixing disc bracket clicks into place in the bracket under
the motor unit.
 Plug into the outlet.
 Hold the bowl firmly with one hand and press the upper part of the motor unit gently
downwards, pulsing briefly two or three times.
 The mixing disc blade starts to rotate and whisks the food. When the food has been
beaten enough, wait until the mixing disc stops.
 Unplug the appliance from the outlet.
 Detach the motor unit and carefully remove the mixing disc then you can take out the
blended ingredients.
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General hints for use
 Fill the bowl according to the directions in the table below.
 Cut up larger pieces of food so that they are small enough to fit into the bowl without
being squashed.
Food
Meat
Max. filling
quantity
14 oz
Preparation
Remove bones, fat and cartilage. Cut
the meat into pieces of 1–2 cm.
Remove the stalks and stems
Remove the shells
Cut the cheese into pieces of 1–2 cm.
Cut the bread into pieces of 1–2 cm.
Halve or quarter the eggs
Herbs
2 oz
Nuts
10 oz
Cheese
3 oz
Bread
3 oz
Hard-boiled
6
eggs
Onions
9 oz
Cut the onion into pieces of 1–2 cm.
Soft fruit
10 oz
Remove the stalks and stems
Stale rolls
5 oz
Cut the rolls into small pieces
Use the chopping blade for all the examples in this table.
Mixing
time
10 sec.
5 pulses
10 sec.
8 sec.
10 sec.
5 pulses
8 pulses
8 sec.
10 sec.
Caution!
The chopping blade supplied is suitable only for the foods mentioned or for
similar ones. There is a risk of the blade breaking if not used properly such
as with extremly hard foods like ice cubes, nutmeg or coffee beans.
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Recipe suggestions
Vanilla, honey and plum spread
(use the chopping blade)
Ingredients:
2 oz creamed honey
1-8 oz dried plums
6 teaspoons water
vanilla flavoring
Directions:
Put the honey and the plums into the bowl and mix for approx. 10 seconds then add the
water and the vanilla flavoring and mix everything until it reaches a creamy consistency,
using 4–5 pulses.
Orange salad dressing
(use the mixing/whisking disc)
Ingredients:
juice of half a lemon
juice of half an orange
4 tbsp sunflower oil
1 teaspoon mustard
herb salt
curry powder
Directions:
Add the mustard and the other ingredients in the bowl, using three pulses to mix then
season with salt and curry powder.
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Disposal
Packaging
This appliance and its packaging made of material that can be disposed of in an
environmentally friendly way and can be properly recycled.
Appliance
At the end of its service life, the appliance should not be disposed of with the
household trash. Please consult your local authority for advice on correct and
eco-friendly methods of disposal.
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Technical data
Power rating
Short-term operation:
Power supply:
300 watts
10 seconds (one minute to cool down)
120 V ~ 60 Hz
4004161
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Thank you for purchasing a top quality Crofton product. This Electric
Food Chopper with Glass Bowl, item #40942 (Model MD10517),
was tested and meets our stringent quality standards. This product is
warranted to be free from manufacturing defects in original materials,
including original parts, and workmanship until November 16, 2013
or 3 years with proof of purchase.
The warranty is void if the defect is due to accidental damage,
misuse, abuse, neglect, improper repair or alteration by unauthorized
persons or failure to follow operation instructions provided with the
product. This warranty does not apply to commercial use.
The warranty is non-transferable and applies only to the original
purchase and does not extend to subsequent owners of the product.
Liability under this warranty is limited to replacement or refund at
Medion AG’s discretion. In no event shall liability exceed the purchase
price paid by the purchaser of the product. Under no circumstances
shall there be liability for any loss, direct, indirect, incidental, special
or consequential damage arising out of or in connection with the use
of this product. This warranty is valid only in the United States of
America. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, however, you
may have other rights that vary from state to state. Some states do
not
allow
limitation
on
implied
warranties
or
exclusion
of
consequential damages therefore these restrictions may not apply to
you. This warranty is only valid in the USA within the 48 contiguous
states.
In case you find the product to be defective please send it within the
warranty period to our service center. To avoid transport damages
please send the product in the original packaging if at all possible. In
return you will either receive a new product or a refund. Please fill out
the Warranty Card and send it together with the product and purchase
receipt.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
LIMITED WARRANTY
Medion AG
1-866-633-4660
Customer service hours: daily 8:00 am - 12:00
am except national holidays.
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PLEASE DETACH THIS SECTION AND RETURN IT WITH YOUR PRODUCT
Electric Food Chopper wih Glass Bowl, Item
#40942, Model #MD10157
In case you find this product to be defective please send it
within the warranty period to our service center. To avoid
transport damages please send the product in the original
packaging. In return you will receive your repaired item, a
new product or a refund.
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Customer Name
Street
City
State
ZIP Code
Purchase Date
Description of Defect :
Medion AG
866-633-4660
Customer service hours: daily 8:00 am - 12:00
am except national holidays.
WARRANTY CARD
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WARRANTY CARD
02/2012
ELECTRIC
FOOD CHOPPER
WITH GLASS
BOWL
MEDION AG
Toll Free Customer Care at:
866-633-4660
Daily* 8:00 am - 12:00 CST
*except holidays
www.medionusa.com
Instruction Manual