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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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TOTAL MAGICLEAN / VARIABLE
Visioclean is a fryer with variable oil level
allowing you to fry varied foods.
You can adapt the quantity of oil, 1 or 2
litres, to what you are cooking and cut
down on the amount of fat.
Your Visioclean fryer also has the
advantage that it can be completely taken
apart to allow cleaning of all component
- The lid, basket, bowl and housing can all
go into the dishwasher.
- Your fryer's anti-odour filter can also be
cleaned, without even detaching it from the
lid and can also be put in the dishwasher.
- The front of the control panel can be
wiped clean with a slightly dampened
Dismantling the fryer
Open the lid by pressing on one of the two
buttons and pull it away from the fryer
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 - Fig.
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.
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,
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)
Lid opening buttons
Carrying handles when cold
Plug with cord
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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. 17).
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
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.
Frying (2 L)
Quantity recommended 550 g
for best results
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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
Never move the fryer with hot oil or
Storing the oil
Turn off the fryer and wait until the oil has
Use a skimming ladle to pick out the little
pieces of food remaining in the fat - Fig.
Leave the fat in the fryer or keep it in a
separate container in a cool place (recom-
mended if you do not use the fryer often).
Do not use metal tools.
Filtering the oil
Use a filter paper (available from approved
Wait until the oil is lukewarm.
Carefully empty the oil into a saucepan.
Clean the inside of the bowl and dry.
Place a filter paper at the bottom of the
Place the basket and filter paper in the
fryer (handle in raised position).
Carefully pour the oil back into the bowl
Throw away the filter paper and clean the
basket or use a filter pot with a maximum
capacity of 2.4 L (available from approved
Service Centres) - Fig.
The oil must be filtered regularly.
Crumbs falling away from foods tend to
burn and cause the fat to deteriorate
more quickly which in time will increase
the risks of it catching fire.
For the filter to work properly,
change it after every 80 times you cook.
Changing the oil
Do not pour used oil into the sink. Let it
cool down and put it out with your
household rubbish. If you add oil, make
sure you use the same type.
Change the oil every 8 to 12 uses
maximum. A "clean" oil keeps the
flavour quality and lightness of foods and
cuts down on smells.
Changing the carbon filter
Open the fryer's lid.
Take out the filter using the holding tabs
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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.
Visioclean is very easy to clean thanks to
its exclusive system - Fig.
You can put the following into the
- lid (with FILTER),
- housing, after removing the control
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.
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.
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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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Difficult to see through the viewing window.
-Too much cooking without cleaning the win-
-Clean with a non abrasive cloth.
-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. : 5064543 - Document subject to change -
Conception et réalisation : ADHOC’S- 2997
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