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Protection of the environment
• Your appliance is intended to work for a long time. However, the day
when you decide to replace your appliance, don't forget to think about
how you can help to protect the environment.
• Dispose of it at your local waste disposal centre.
Read the directions for use and carefully follow instructions.
• This appliance complies with safety rules and conditions in force
together with Directives :
- 89/336/EEC amended by 93/68/EEC.
- 72/23/ CEE amended by 93/68/EEC.
• Check that the mains voltage corresponds correctly to that shown on
the appliance (alternating current).
• Bearing in mind the diversity of standards in existence, if the appliance
is used in a different country from that in which it was purchased, have
it checked by an approved service centre.
• Use a stable flat work surface away from water splashes.
• Never leave the appliance running without supervision. Do not leave it
within the reach of children.
• Do not leave the cord hanging down.
• Always plug the appliance into an earthed connection.
• Do not unplug the appliance by pulling on the cord.
• Do not use the appliance if :
- the appliance or its cord is faulty,
- the appliance has fallen and shows visible damage or signs of faulty
operation. In this case, the appliance must be sent to an approved
• This appliance operates at high temperatures which can cause burns.
Despite the good heat protection, do not touch the appliance's hot
surfaces (filter, viewing window, etc.).
• If the power supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer, its after-sales service or a similarly qualified person so as
to avoid any danger.
• Always unplug the appliance :
- as soon as you have finished using it,
- if you want to move it,
- each time you want to service or clean it.
• Never immerse the appliance in water !
• Do not move the appliance while it contains liquids or hot foods.
• Never try to take the bowl out while the fryer is in operation.
• This product is designed for domestic use only. Any inappropriate use,
commercial use or failure to comply with the instructions, the
manufacturer accepts no responsibility and the guarantee will not apply.
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Filtration, drainage and automatic
storage of oil/fat
Oléoclean is fitted with an exclusive and
patented system for filtration and automatic
drainage, suitable for most types of oils
and fats used for cooking.
Thanks to the OIL BOX container, you
can store your oil or fat and keep it until
you next want to use it.
- The drainage of oil is completely
automatic and does not need any special
handling, which makes it totally safe.
- Thanks to the automatic filtration
system, your oil/fat stays clean and lasts
longer for healthier frying.
- Separate OIL BOX containers can be
used to store oil/fat used for frying
different types of food (chips, fish,
doughnuts, etc.) to avoid any transfer of
Dismantling the fryer
Open the lid by pressing on one of the two
buttons and pull it away from the fryer
Remove the oil/fat container - Fig.
Lift the basket handle until you hear a
“click” as it locks - Fig.
Remove the basket.
After pulling the cord towards the front,
remove the control panel - Fig.
Take out the bowl from the housing.
the drain valve located on the
bottom of the bowl.
Remove the drain valve
and filter grid
Preparation for use
Cleaning the fryer
Remove the protective film from the
underside of the viewing window
(depending on model).
Clean all parts (except the control panel)
with a sponge and washing-up liquid or
put them through the dishwasher - Fig.
Dry them off.
For good visibility through the
window, see chapiter Cleaning.
Never immerse the control panel
and cord in water.
Ensure that the anti-odour filter is
dry before frying.
Reassembling the fryer
Important : while replacing the automatic
drain valve ensure that the seal is placed
correctly under the 3 lugs designed for this
Place the filter grid in the bowl (domed
side facing you) - Fig.
Turn the bowl over holding the filter grid.
the automatic drain valve flat on
to position I - Fig.
Replace the bowl then the control panel.
Anti-odour carbon filter
Filter handling tabs
Basket release button
Handle for raising and lowering basket
Non-stick removable bowl
Bowl fill level marks (1L/2L)
Automatic drain valve
Lid opening buttons
Carrying handles when cold
Container fill tube
Container lid cap (for emptying)
“OIL BOX” oil/fat container
Plug with cord
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Position the cord to the right side in the
Turn the oil/fat container's drain button
anti-clockwise to the closed position
and slide the empty
container in the fryer.
Follow the diagram shown on the
underside of the bowl.
Do not misalign the position of the
Do not force the drain button.
Oil to use
Use an oil recommended for deep frying.
For best results we recommend blended
vegetable oil. For sunflower oil, groundnut
oil, or soya oil, ensure the oil is changed
after every 5 uses.
If you are using a solid vegetable fat:
Cut it into pieces and put it at the bottom
of the bowl (without the basket).
Place the thermostat on the position 150°C
for melting it then follow the
manufacturer's recommendations for
Lard or dripping should not be used under
any circumstances and may cause
overflowing, smoking or risk of fire. For
traditional UK style deep fried foods,
especially chips, we do not recommend
using olive oil.
Do not mix different types of fat/oil.
You have the possibility of frying
your food with 1 litre of fat/oil or 2 litres
of fat/oil depending on type of food (see
Filling the bowl
Fill the bowl (fitted with its automatic
valve) with fat/oil.
Do not exceed the quantity corresponding
to the marks for 2 L inside the removable
bowl which correspond to 2 litres.
The marks for 1 L in the removable bowl
correspond to a volume of 1 litre.
The bowl is also marked in UK cups 5 cps
and 11 cps - Fig.
Adjust the level of oil according to
the amount of food being cooked
ensuring that you stay within the
Minimum and Maximum levels. Check
each time before cooking and correct if
necessary using the same type of fat/oil.
Check the fryer has oil/fat inside before
Close the lid - Fig.
Set the thermostat to the position
corresponding to the food you are frying
(see cooking tables p. 20).
The fryer is heating and the temperature
light is on.
Never plug in the deep fryer
without oil/fat inside.
Never exceed the maximum
quantity of food for safety.
Removing the basket
Lift the basket handle until you hear the
“click” as it locks - Fig.
Fill the basket with food.
Reduce the quantities for frozen foods.
Put the basket in place on the edge of the
bowl and leave the handle in the horizontal
position - Fig.
Close the lid.
Cut foods to the same size so that
they cook evenly. Avoid using pieces that
are too thick.
Shake frozen foods in the basket to
detach pieces of ice away from the deep
Frying (2 L)
Quantity recommended 550 g
for best results
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Lowering the basket
When the oil has reached the right
temperature, the light goes out.
Press on the basket release button
Slowly fold back the handle fully into its
, gently lowering the food into the
hot oil - Fig.
Do not push on the raising/lowering
handle. Always press first on the handle’s
Do not leave the fryer unattended.
Set the cooking time
(depending on model)
Press on the timer button to set the time
minute by minute - Fig.
Release. The selected time (in minutes) is
displayed and the countdown starts.
In case of mistake or to delete the selected
time, hold the button down for 2 seconds.
To stop the ringing signal, press on the button.
Place the deep fryer:
- on a steady level surface,
- where the lid can open fully and away
from overhead cupboards,
- away from water splashes or heat sources,
- out of the reach of children.
Setting the timer is only possible
when the temperature of the oil is reached.
Watch while cooking
During cooking, it is normal for the
temperature light to go on and off.
It is normal for viewing
condensation to obscure the window at
the start of cooking.
Taking food out
Lift the handle horizontally to raise the
basket until you hear a “click” as it locks
Open the lid.
Take out the basket making sure that the
rod is completely out of the bowl - Fig.
Do not touch:
- the viewing window, the glass may be hot.
- the steam vented at the back of the fryer,
will be hot.
The buzzer can be cancelled by
pressing on the timer touchpad.
For a second frying
Correct the level of oil if necessary, with
the same type of oil.
Wait until the temperature light goes out
before lowering the second batch of food.
To reduce the circulation of smells:
don't leave the lid open for too long.
Stopping the appliance
Once frying is completed, place the
thermostat/control button on to position O
For crispier chips, open the lid
immediately after draining.
Season food with salt and pepper
once out of the fryer to avoid getting into
Unplug the appliance.
Let the fryer cool down (1 to 2 hours).
Roll the cord behind the fryer.
To move the fryer, use the carrying handles
For filtring and draining the fat, see
Never move the fryer with hot oil or
Draining the oil
Once frying is finished, turn the drain
button clockwise to the open position
For your safety, the appliance drains
automatically when the fat is cool enough
(draining process begins after about
2 hours and may take a further 2 hours to
Make sure that the oil container is
empty before draining the bowl.
Storing the container of oil
In the appliance
The appliance must be carried and
transported flat, in a cool dry place away
from light.- Place the drain button in the
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Outside of the appliance
Before taking the container out, make sure
that the drain button is in the closed
Wait at least 2 hours before taking the full
container out of the appliance.
Take out the container - Fig.
Carry the container with both hands.
Store it in a cool dry place away from
light. It is not necessary to store oil in a
refrigerator - Fig.
Always keep the container in a
horizontal position with the lid on top.
You can store your different types of
oils/fats in several separate containers
which are sold as accessories. Diagrams
shown on the container lid help to
identify the type of oil contained inside.
Reusing the fat/oil
Hold the container carefully.
Remove the cap located on the container
lid. Empty the oil in the bowl - Fig.
For solid fat:
Remove the lid from the container.
Turn the container over and press on it so
as to loosen the fat - Fig.
Empty the fat from the container’s fill tube.
Cut the fat into pieces then tip them into
the bowl, without the basket - Fig.
Change the fat/oil every 8 to
12 uses. A “clean” fat preserves the taste
quality and lightness of foods as well as
Diagrams on the container’s lid
show you the different handling operations.
Replacing the container
Refit the lid on the container and close the
Place the drain button in the closed
Insert the container into the appliance
Changing the carbon filter
Open the fryer's lid.
Take out the filter using the holding tabs
Replace the new filter in the lid.
For the filter to work properly,
change it after every 80 times you fry.
If the filter falls into the hot fat,
you have to change the fat and the filter.
Oléoclean is very easy to clean thanks to
its exclusive system - Fig.
You can put the following into the
- lid (with FILTER),
- automatic drain valve and filter grid,
- housing, after removing the control
- oil/fat container.
Press the red part of the drain button to
Press the red part of the drain
button to empty it.
Take care the dishwasher rotating
blades do not damage any of the fryer
Cleaning the window
For good visibility, put the lid through the
dishwasher or clean it with a sponge
dipped in washing-up liquid - Fig.
Leave the window to dry in the
surrounding air or wipe it with a clean
cotton cloth. Replace the lid.
Clean the window each time the
fryer has been used.
Position the lid at 45° in the
dishwasher, with the window upwards.
Cleaning the removable bowl
The browning and scratches which may
appear after long use are normal.
We guarantee that the non-stick coating
complies with regulations concerning
materials in contact with foodstuffs.
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You can clean your bowl in the
dishwasher. Be careful not to damage the
coating with the racks in the dishwasher.
Avoid distorting your bowl (particularly
the outsides) through knocks or a fall.
To retain the non-stick qualities for
as long as possible, do not use metal
If however your bowl becomes
misshapen, obtain a replacement from
your approved Service Centre.
For more thorough cleaning
Cleaning the oil/fat container
Clean the oil/fat container with water to
which you have added some washing-up
liquid or put it through the dishwasher,
removing the lid.
Dry it off.
Cleaning the drain valve
Completely immerse the valve in a
container of hot water to which you have
added some washing-up liquid, pressing on
the red part - Fig.
Leave to soak for a few minutes.
Press again on the red part to rinse and
empty the drain valve.
We recommend that you change the
drain button and its seal and/or filter grid
if they are dammaged.
Cleaning the container’s fill tube
To empty solid fat from the fill tube:
Remove the container from the fryer and
empty it - Fig.
Place the drain button in the open
Position the container upright, with the fill
tube facing you.
Remove the black cap - Fig.
Empty the solidified fat from the tube
Replace the black cap (according to
diagram) - Fig.
Replace the drain cap in closed
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The cooking times and the quantities of fat are only a guide, they may vary depending on quantities
and personal taste. For thicker foods (marked with an asterisk) and when cooking with 1 litre of
oil, turn the food halfway through frying to ensure even cooking on both sides.
Foods recommended for frying in 1 litre of oil can be cooked in 2 litres of oil if preferred, using the
same cooking temperature and time.
Cooks tip : when cooking battered foods or doughnuts, remove the wire basket to prevent food
sticking to it. Take great care when handling the food and use tongs. Gradually place the food in
the hot oil, submerging it an inch at a time to prevent it from sinking straight away.
Cooking time for fresh foods
Cooking time for frozen foods
Battered cod fillet
Breaded camembert wedges
Breaded chicken strips
Breaded plaice fillet
Fried chicken (leg portion)
Fried whole mushrooms
Fried onion rings
Potato chicken croquettes
Quantity recommended for
American style thin cut chips
Battered cod fillets (large size)
Breaded cod steaks
Breaded fish nuggets
Breaded or battered onion rings
Breaded whole plaice
Quantity recommended for
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If your fryer is not working correctly
Problems and possible causes
The fryer is not working
-The appliance is not plugged in.
-The thermostat button is in the off
-The control panel is wrongly inserted.
-The fryer was switched on without any oil or
fat in the bowl.
Emits unpleasant smells
-The anti-odour filter is saturated or dama-
-The fat/oil has deteriorated.
-The fat/oil is unsuitable.
Steam is coming out around the lid
-The lid is not properly closed.
-The seal is faulty.
-The food has a high water content.
The frying oil is overflowing
-The maximum fill mark for the bowl has
-The basket is too full or misshapen.
-Mixture of different oils and fats.
-Not changing the oil often enough.
-Oil bubbling up too much.
-Using the wrong oil.
Foods are not browning and stay soft
-They are too thick and contain too much
-Too much food being cooked at the same
time and the cooking oil is not at the right
-The temperature of the frying oil may not be
high enough: the thermostat is set incorrect-
The timer no longer works
-The battery is spent.
-Plug-in the appliance.
-Place the thermostat button onto the tempe-
rature you want, check that the temperature
light comes on.
-Push the control panel firmly in.
-Contact our helpline.
-Clean the filter, without the lid, or replace it
(see p. 4).
-Renew the frying oil (8 to 12 max.), more fre-
quently depending on the oil.
-Use a good quality blended vegetable oil.
-Make sure that the lid is properly locked/clo-
-Contact our helpline.
-A lot of steam is normal with maximum
quantities of some foods e.g. chips.
-Check the oil level (maxi) and take out any
-Check that the basket is not too full.
-Change your basket.
-Empty and clean the bowl.
Refill the bowl
with only one type of fat/oil.
every 8 to 12 uses, more frequently depen-
ding on the oil.
-Shake off loose ice and dry foods well.
Lower the basket very gently.
-Only use vegetable oil/fats.
-Experiment by lengthening the cooking time
or cut foods thinner.
-Fry foods in small quantities (especially
-Set the thermostat to the recommended
-Unlock the battery shield on the back of the
-Put a new battery in (ref.: VINNIC L1131 DI).
-Dispose of the battery in a specialised col-
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The bowl does not drain
-The temperature of the fat is still too high.
-The drain button is not on the open
-The bowl is wrongly positioned.
-The filter grid is blocked or clogged.
-The oil/fat container is set or solidified.
-The drain valve is not in place.
-The oil/fat container is full.
-The drain valve is wrongly positioned.
-The seal of the drain valve is not in place.
-The container’s fill tube is blocked.
-The fill tube cap is not in place.
Difficult to see through the viewing window.
-Too much cooking without cleaning the win-
-Clean with a non abrasive cloth.
-Wait for the temperature to go down.
-Place the drain button onto the open posi-
-Replace the bowl correctly.
-Empty the bowl into a container and clean
the filter grid.
-Warm the fryer for a few minutes (4-5 min.).
-Place the drain valve in the bowl.
-Place the drain button onto the closed posi-
tion, take out the oil container and empty it.
-Empty the bowl into a container. Dismantle
and refit the valve following the instructions
in the directions for use.
-Replace the seal.
-Put the drain button onto the closed posi-
tion, take out the container, empty the fill
tube following the instructions in the direc-
tions for use.
-Replace the fill tube cap (see p. 4).
-Put the lid through the dishwasher or clean it
with a sponge to which you have added
some washing-up liquid.
-Leave the window to dry in the surrounding
air or wipe it with a clean cotton dishcloth
and lemon juice.
For any problems or queries please telephone:
0845 602 1454 (UK - calls charged at local rate)
(01) 4751947 (Ireland) or consult our website: www.tefal.co.uk
Any repairs must be carried out only by an approved Service Centre using
original spare parts.
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January 2003 - Ref. : 5064264 - Document subject to change -
Conception et réalisation : ADHOC’S- 2808
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