T-fal - Ultimate EZ Clean user manuals (2024)

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Why does battered food stick to the basket?

Battered food should not be put into the basket directly. The batter will wrap around the basket coils and get stuck.
Lower the basket into the oil first. Wearing gloves when placing battered food directly in oil.

Can I cook desserts with my fryer?

The fryer cooks all types of food: vegetables, meat, fish, seafood, fruits. You can prepare desserts with your fryer: fritters, doughnuts, fruit.

Can I leave the oil in the fryer when it is not in use?

Store the oil in the fryer with the lid closed, thereby keeping it fresh and clean. If the fryer will not be used for a long time, store the oil in a separate container and clean the fryer.

Can I mix oil?

Never mix different oils together as each type of oil has a different frying temperature, which can cause the oils to emulsify and boil over during cooking.

How long should it take for my fryer to heat the oil?

The heating time will vary depending on the model and size. Whether you have a fixed bowl model or a removable bowl can make a difference. The average time for all should be between 10 and 18 minutes. The temperature indicator light will be on while the fryer is heating up. The light will go off when the fryer has reached temperature.

How often should I change the filter on my deep fryer?

Metallic charcoal filters should be changed between 35 to 50 frying sessions, depending on model (the saturation indicator shows when the filter needs to be changed). Foam filters should be changed after 20 frying sessions. If you are frying fish we recommend using a separate filter and changing the oil after use. Waterclean filters made of carbon fibres should be washed after 80 uses (it regenerates after each wash). The Pure Air system is a permanent system that does not need to be replaced.

How often should I change the oil?

The oil in your fryer must be changed after 10 uses, as a minimum. Sunflower oil and groundnut oil must be changed after 5 uses or if you hear a popping sound (this means that there is water in the oil). To extend the life of the oil, filter it regularly. You may need to change it more often if frying fish, seafood or battered foods.

How often should I clean the oil and how?

Oil should be strained and or filtered (by using paper filters or a filtering pot or a skimmer) after it cools and after each use. This will keep the oil from early contamination. Oil used for fish should be stored separately.

My food is not browning and/or it is soggy.

a) The oil is not hot enough. If you have an adjustable thermostat be sure it is set at the proper setting for the food you are cooking. If your unit does not have an adjustable thermostat, be sure the light on the fryer has gone off, this tells you that the oil is ready for frying.
b) Too much food is in the basket. Fry the food in smaller quantities (particularly frozen foods) for better results.
c) You did not cook the food long enough. Increase cooking time by a few minutes, lift basket to check for crispness.

My fryer over-flowed, what happened?

a) The fryer was filled beyond the maximum level (either with oil or with food in the frying basket). Check the oil level. The bowl is marked with a minimum and a maximum level.
b) Wet food has been dropped into the oil. Dry the food completely or remove any loose ice from frozen foods before frying.

Oil/fat to use

Use a fat content recommended for frying. For best results we recommend unsaturated vegetable oil.
Never mix different types of oil in your fryer, they may have different boiling points.
If you use solid vegetable fat:
• cut it into pieces and melt it in a bowl (at 150 °C) before putting it into your fryer.
• never melt solid fat in the basket of your fryer.
Never put solid fat directly into the frying basket.

Why does my fryer release unpleasant odours?

Unpleasant odours can be due to aged oil and/or a saturated filter that needs to be changed. Change oil or filter or both.

How do I stop the window from steaming up?

Wipe the window with a little lemon juice or cut a potato in half and wipe this over the window before cooking.

What are the safety features of fryers?

Depending on the model:
a) Exterior Basket Control (allows you to lower food into the hot oil with the lid closed to prevent splashing).
b) Cool Touch Exterior.
c) Sealed Locking Lid with one-touch automatic opening.
d) Your fryer is equipped with thermal limiter to prevent overheating (dry-boil). This limiter is resettable for semi-pro models. If the appliance is not working, check to ensure that the limiter has not been triggered.

When should I fill or top up the oil level in the fryer?

The fryer tank should be cold and filled before use, and the appliance should be unplugged.
After a few uses, you should adjust the level. Always do this with the appliance unplugged and cold.
Never use the fryer without oil or without cooking fat.

How much oil should I put in the fryer?

There are usually two markers in the tank: minimum and maximum. See the instructions for use.
In any case, do not exceed the maximum level, and do not add less oil than the minimum level indicated.

When do I start frying the food?

• As soon as the oil is heated to the proper frying temperature (Pilot light off).
• Selected models include a multi-position thermostat that lets you choose between various cooking temperatures. The lower position regulates the oil at around 170°C / 338°F, the higher position at 190°C / 374°F. The lower setting may be used when cooking delicate foods that do not stand up well under higher temperatures (mushrooms, some types of fish). The higher setting will provide excellent results when deep-frying chips, meat, prepared frozen foods, vegetables etc.

What precautions should be taken when filling the basket?

Put the foods in the basket in accordance with the maximum fill mark set forth in the instructions.
To get even better tasting food, we recommend filling to the half-way level rather than the maximum fill mark.

What cooking temperature should I choose for potatoes?

We recommend limiting the cooking temperature for potatoes to 170°C (338ºF).

Have you got any safety recommendations for the use of a deep fryer?

All small appliances have safety recommendations included in the instruction booklet. It is important that you read through the instruction booklet prior to use and save it for future reference.
Do not use your electric fryer outside, do not use with an extension cable, do not use on gas burners or cooking hobs (under the extractor hood).

T-fal - Ultimate EZ Clean user manuals (2024)
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