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Read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions contained in this manual. DO NOT skip
any of the war
nings and instructions contained in the preceding sections of this manual.
Do not use a cooking vessel larger than 10-quart for frying on this cooker.
DO NOT use a cooking vessel smaller than 12" diameter on this cooker.
Make sure cooker is positioned at least 10-ft from all combustible materials including building
overhangs and tree branches. Follow positioning instructions on page 15.
Check for gas leaks. Follow Gas Leak Testing Instructions on page 13 - 14.
Test cooking thermometer to ensure accurate temperature reading.
Never exceed 3 quarts of oil/grease in the supplied 10--qt cooking vessel, 1.5" deep.
Follow Lighting and Re-lighting Instructions on pages 16 - 17.
Follow instructions on How to Determine Proper Amount of Oil on page 19.
Never leave oil unattended during preheating or cooking process as it can ignite and cause a fire.
Hot cooking oil is extremely hazardous and must be monitored at all times.
Remain attended to the cooker and check the thermometer every 3 minutes.
Pre-heating oil/grease will reach optimum frying temperature in 3 to 5 minutes. (325˚F - 350˚F)
Never allow oil to reach FIRE HAZARD zone on the thermometer.
Smoking oil is an indication that the oil is too hot and may ignite and cause a fire.
Cooking oil/grease ignites at varying temperatures, so check thermometer every 3 minutes during
oil heat-up and frying. Never allow the oil to exceed 400˚F and NEVER LEAVE HEATING OIL
Use extreme care when lowering food into and removing from hot oil or liquid.
When cooking is completed, turn off gas to the cooker. Follow Disconnecting Instructions in this manual.
Follow General Maintenance and Storage Instructions of page 25.
There is a simple way to test the thermometer.
1. Inser
t thermometer stem into boiling water.
2. While wearing protective gloves, hold the thermometer by the dial and insert stem into boiling water.
The needle should quickly move around the dial and register approximately 212˚F (100˚C).
This indicates the thermometer is working. NOTE: Due to water evaporation, the maximum reading
on a thermometer in hot water test is 212˚F (100˚C). Hot cooking oil will send the temperature reading
above 212˚F (100˚C).
3. If the needle stops at a low temperature i.e. 180˚F; this indicates the thermometer is not working
properly. If so, discard the thermometer and call 1-800-864-6194 M-F 8am - 5pm CST for assistance.
Replacement thermometer Model #5020.
DO NOT attempt frying if the thermometer is not working!
Always use a thermometer when frying any food products. A thermometer is a sensitive measuring
device which may not work properly if dropped, bent, or twisted. Always check to be sure the
mometer provided with this cooker is working properly before cooking.