The maximum amount of cooking oil to be used in the supplied 10-qt cooking vessel is 3 quarts which
measures 1.5" deep. Follow the 6 steps below to deter
mine the proper amount of oil to use.
1. Place the food product in the strainer basket.
2. Place the food product and strainer basket into the empty vessel.
3. Add water into the vessel until the food product is completely submerged. There must be a minimum
of 3 inches between the water level and top of the vessel.
4. Remove the food product from the vessel and either mark the level on the side of the vessel or measure
the amount of water in the vessel. This water level indicates the amount of cooking oil needed to cook
the food product.
NOTE: Cooking oil/grease will expand when heated and increase the level inside the cooking vessel.
5. Remove the water and completely dry the vessel and the food product.
6. Add cooking oil into the vessel up to the indicated level. Never fill supplied 10-qt cooking vessel with
more than 3-quarts of cooking oil before heating.
(For use with cooking vessels that have and do not have Maximum Fill Line)
Use the 10-qt cooking vessel supplied with this cooker
. Do not use a cooking vessel larger than 12.5"
diameter or one that does not fit within the retaining ring of the cooker stand. Do not use a cooking vessel
smaller that 12" diameter on this cooker.
HOW TO DETERMINE PROPER AMOUNT OF OIL
IF THE INFORMATION IN ITEMS 1-6 ABOVE IS NOT FOLLOWED EXACTLY, OIL OVERFLOW MAY OCCUR
TY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH.
1. Make sure clip on thermometer is about 2" below the dial.
2. For frying, attach the thermometer clip on the inside
of the basket with the stem immersed in oil at least 1-inch.
3. DO NOT insert thermometer stem into food.
This can cause incorrect thermometer reading.
4. During frying with oil, the thermometer dial indicator
will continue to rise. Remain with the cooker and check
the thermometer every 3 minutes to ensure the dial indicator
does not stop before reaching optimum fryng temperature range from 325˚F to 350˚F (162˚C - 175˚C).
5. This cooker can heat 3 quatrs of cooking oil/grease to 350˚F (175˚C) in 3 to 5 minutes.
6. DO NOT allow cooking oil/grease to exceed 400˚F (200˚C) which is the FIRE HAZARD zone on the
thermometer. Cooking oil/grease will ignite and catch fire at 550˚F to 700˚F (287˚C to 371˚C).
7. Regardless of thermometer reading, if the oil/grease starts to smoke, turn OFF fuel supply to the burner
and STOP COOKING IMMEDIATELY. This indicates the thermometer is not working properly.
Discard the thermometer and call 1-800-864-6194 M-F 8am - 5pm CST for assistance.
Replacement thermometer Model #5020.
PLACEMENT OF YOUR THERMOMETER