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GPF101SS Deep fat fryer
• IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE
• RETAIN FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
• WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
• WARNING: A RISK OF FIRE AND ELECTRICAL SHOCK
EXISTS IN ALL ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES AND MAY CAUSE
PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.
• Do not operate the fryer without oil or with an
insufficient quantity (lower than the MIN mark inside
the oil pan).
• Do not over fill the oil pan of the fryer (above the MAX
• Do not open the lid when frying.
• Before using the fryer for the first time, check that
there is no damage to any parts and the appliance is
in good working order. If there is any damage, do not
use the fryer, contact the supplier or manufacturer.
• This appliance can be used by children aged from 8
years and above and persons with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience
and knowledge if they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe
way and understand the hazards involved. Children
shall not play with the appliance.
• Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by
children without supervision.
• If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced
by the manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly
qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
• To protect against electric shock, do not immerse the
plug, power cord or housing in water or any other
• Always unplug the appliance from the power socket
after use, before cleaning, emptying and filling with oil.
• This appliance is not intended to be operated by
means of an external timer or a separate remote-
• This appliance is intended to be used in household
and similar applications such as:
– Staff kitchens areas in shops, offices and other
– by clients in hotels, motels and other residential
– bed & breakfast type environments.
• Before connecting the appliance, please check that the
voltage indicated on the bottom of the appliance is
the same as the mains voltage in your home.
• The socket must the same type as the plug attached to
• Make sure that the temperature control is set to OFF
before plugging it in.
• Place the fryer on a heat resistant surface with access
to a power socket.
Before operating the appliance ensure the lid and oil
are completely free of water or condensation.
• Do not use outdoors, this product is for indoor use
• Hot oil can cause very serious burns. The appliance
is hot during use and retains heat for some time after
being switched off. Do not touch hot surfaces such
as the oil pan or any metal surface. Never move the
appliance during use.
• The surface becomes hot when frying. To prevent
scolding, never touch the fryer before it has cooled
• Ensure there are no flammable objects put over or
placed near the fryer. If the oil catches fire, unplug
the appliance and close the lid. Never use water to
extinguish the fire.
• Do not use this appliance for purposes other than its
• Damp food should be dried before frying and remove
any loose ice crystals from frozen food.
• Always lower the basket slowly into the oil when frying
then always close the lid.
• Beware of oil spattering when food is lowered into the
hot oil. Never obstruct the air vents.
• Short Cord Instructions: CAUTION:
A short power
cord is provided to reduce the risk of personal injury
from entanglement in or tripping over a longer power
• Extension Cord Usage:
An extension cord or longer
detachable cord is not recommended for use with
deep-fat fryers and cooker/fryers.
• Electric Power:
if the electric circuit is overloaded
with any other appliance, your appliance may not
operate. It should be operated on a separate electrical
circuit from other appliances. If you are not sure of the
reason of overloading or cannot find a separate circuit,
contact a qualified electrician.
• ASDA does not recommend allowing children to
operate this appliance.
...recognise the parts of your deep fat fryer
You should have
Fryer body, oil pan,
basket, handle & lid
Take the fryer carefully out of its box and carefully
dispose of all of the packaging.
Remove the lid and heating unit by lifting upwards
out of the fryer, then lift the oil pan out of the fryers
Clean the fryer body with a soft damp cloth to
remove manufacturing dust etc.
Wash the basket, handle, lid and oil pan with warm
Do not immerse the heating unit of the
fryer in water. Ensure fryer, oil pan and basket are dry
Squeeze the prongs on the handle together and slot
the ends into the hoops on the inside of the basket.
Pull the handle backwards until it locks over the metal
section at the top of the basket.
The basket is now fully assembled.
Place the oil pan, then the heating unit back into the
body of the fryer.
Place the basket into the oil pan, then replace the lid.
The fryer is now fully assembled.
...get the fryer ready for use
Do not use solid cooking oil, fat, butter, margarine, or olive oil. Solid
cooking fat of any kind will overheat and burn out the element. Olive oil contains too
much water and it’s smoking point is too low for deep frying. Buy a good quality liquid
cooking oil suitable for deep frying like sunflower or corn oil. Don’t mix oils of different
types, as they’ll have different temperature characteristics.
Fill with good quality liquid cooking oil. The oil must
be between the MIN 2.0 L and MAX 3.0 L marks.
Never over fill the fryer.
Remove the lid of the fryer.
Make sure the temperature adjuster is in the position
shown in the diagram and the fryer is unplugged.
Place the fryer on a stable, level, heat-resistant
surface, at least 75cm above the floor, with at least
5cm space all round it. Keep it away from cupboards,
curtains, anything that could catch fire, and anything
that might be damaged by heat or steam.
Place the basket in the fryer with the handle
extended. Position the fryer so the handle doesn’t
extend up to or over the edge of the work surface,
Rotate the temperature control to the temperature
you need. See the tables in the back of these
instructions for guide temperatures and times.
• Clean the food and cut into uniformly sized pieces.
• Coat wet food (e.g. fish, fruit) with flour, crumbs, batter, etc.
• Don’t defrost food in the fryer. Any food other than pre-cooked, quick-frozen
foods (e.g. frozen chips, scampi in breadcrumbs, chicken pieces in batter) must be fully
defrosted before putting into the fryer.
• When frying pre-packed or pre-cooked frozen foods, follow the instructions on the
• When frying raw vegetables (e.g. chips), wash the cut pieces and dry them with paper
towel or a tea towel first so they are as dry as possible.
Put the plug into a wall socket and switch on.
The temperature light will glow, to show that the fryer
is heating up.
The light will go out when the correct temperature is
reached. The temperature light cycles on and off as
the thermostat works to maintain the temperature.
...prepare your food for frying
...use the fryer
Replacing the lid will allow the oil to heat up quicker.
Once the oil has reach its temperature (the light turns
from red to green), remove the lid
Steam will billow out as you open the lid,
so stand well back.
Use the basket handle to lift the basket out of the oil.
Put the prepared pieces of food in the basket. Try not
to put more than two layers of food in the basket. If
you need to fry more, fry in multiple batches. Slot the
basket back onto the fryer.
Place the lid back onto the fryer.
Once the food has been cooked, remove the lid.
Steam will billow out as you open the lid,
so stand well back.
Always replace the lid after removing
the cooked food.
Lift the basket upwards and shake any excess oil off
Now empty the contents into a bowl or colander
lined with paper towel. Leave the food to drain for a
few seconds before serving.
If the safety switch on the heating unit is tripped the
heating unit will not work.
You will need to leave the heating unit until it has
When it is cool, press the reset switch on the front of
the heating unit inwards to reactivate it.
The times give in the cooking tables are for guidance only,
Fresh potato chips
Frozen french fries
...use the reset button
...fry different foods
How to look after your fryer
Unplug the fryer, and leave it to cool down fully.
If you intend to move the fryer without emptying it, take care, it’ll be heavy.
Don’t immerse the assembled fryer in water or any other liquid.
Don’t put the fryer in a dishwasher.
Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
To avoid the build up of jelly-like deposits, it’s best to clean the deep fryer after every
few uses. If you leave it too long, solid layers of oil will build up.
How to clean the fryer
Make sure the fryer is unplugged and the temperature adjuster is in the lowest
Only clean the fryer when it is completely cold.
Remove the lid and lift the heating unit out of the oil pan. Carefully remove the oil
pan and pour the oil into a container.
How to clean the outer case & lid
Wash the outer case & lid with warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Do not scrub or use
How to clean the oil pan & basket
Wipe any oil off the pot & basket with kitchen towel
Wash the pot with warm soapy water, rinse and dry.
Wash the basket in warm soapy water, rinse thoroughly and leave to air dry.
With use, the basket and bowl will discolour. This is inevitable, harmless, and won’t
affect the operation of the fryer.
How to clean the heating unit
Wipe any oil off the heating unit with kitchen towel
Wipe the heating unit with warm a warm damp cloth using a mild detergent. After
wiping with a detergent, wipe again with a warm damp cloth to remove any residue
the dry thoroughly.
IMPORTANT: NEVER IMMERSE THE HEATING UNIT IN WATER OR ANY OTHER
When the fryer is fully cooled, carefully remove the lid and heating unit, lift the oil pan out
of the fryers body.
Place a funnel into the container that you wish to pour the oil into. Pour the oil out of one
of the corners of the oil pan.
If you are filtering the oil (you can use coffee filters to do this) pour the oil a small amount
at a time, so as not to spill any.
...empty the oil out of your fryer
...care for and maintain your fryer
Never operate the fryer without oil in it.
Always use an oil which will withstand high temperatures e.g. sunflower oil or coin oil.
Do not mix different types of oil.
Change the oil when it becomes brown after cooking.
When frying, oil may take on the flavour of other foods that are being fried.
Therefore, fry strong flavoured foods such as fish after cooking light flavoured foods
like chips to avoid cross flavouring the food.
Fry foods of similar size together to avoid over or under cooking.
Food for frying must be completely dry before frying to avoid the oil overflowing the
and also the make the oil last longer.
When preparing potato based food (chips, fries etc.) cut them up and wash them in
cold water to remove any excess starch. This will prevent them from sticking together
when fried. Dry thoroughly before frying.
Do not over fill the basket, the oil temperature will drop making the food greasy and
prevent the it from crisping.
Do not keep the oil at a high temperature for long periods of time. It will lose its
properties and need replacing.
Set the temperature to the lowest setting between frying batches.
Do not leave food in the basket to drain for to long. The vapour from the oil could
cause the food to loose its crispness and go soft.
Only use metal utensils, never use plastic as they will melt.
Use caution when frying items such as flour tortillas for tortilla chips and deep fried
enchiladas. The oil can become trapped in bubbles and if not properly drained will
burst and burn. Allow the oil to drain for a few minutes before serving.
Seasoning directly after frying is recommended as the seasoning will adhere to the
food and will help preserve your oil.
Beware of steam: It is normal for steam to be come out of the vents and when
opening the lid. Be careful when opening the lid after frying your food.
Always allow the fryer to cool before removing the oil or cleaning.
You can reuse the oil providing it is properly strained though a coffee filter, cheese
cloth or strainer and it is the tightly sealed in a container and not exposed to light or
air as this will allow it to go off. You can refrigerate the oil to keep it longer.
Change the oil regularly, depending on your own needs.
Replace the oil if it changes colour, smells rancid, smokes excessively when heated or
starts to foam.
Food will crisp better if cooked in small batches.
Never pour used oil down the sink. Check with your local waste disposal service for
Hints & tips...
• Voltage – 220-240VAC, 50HZ
• Power – 1765-2100 Watts
• Capacity of oil – 3.0 litres
• Adjustment oil temperature – 50c to
• Easy to clean enamel oil pan
• Temperature indicating lamp.
CONNECTION TO THE MAINS SUPPLY
Check that the voltage marked on the product corresponds with your supply voltage.
This product is fitted with a 13A plug complying with BS1363. If this plug is unsuitable or
needs to be replaced please note the following:
WARNING: This appliance must be earthed.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
GREEN/YELLOW - EARTH
BLUE - NEUTRAL
BROWN - LIVE
For UK use only - Plug fitting details
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The GREEN/YELLOW wire is the EARTH and must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter E or by the earth symbol or coloured GREEN or GREEN/YELLOW.
The BLUE wire is NEUTRAL and must be connected to the terminal marked with the letter
N or coloured BLACK.
The BROWN wire is the LIVE wire and must be connected to the terminal marked with the
letter L or coloured RED.
Always ensure that the plug cord grip is fastened correctly.
If a 13A (BS1363) fused plug is fitted with a 13A fuse conforming to BS1362 and be ASTA
If in doubt consult a qualified electrician who will be pleased to do this for you.
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Customer services information
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GPF101SS Pro Deep Fat Fryer