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.
• The maximum size cooking vessel for frying with this cooker using oil/grease is 36-quart.
The maximum size cooking vessel for boiling or steaming with this cooker is 60-quart.
Do not use a cooking vessel smaller than 12-inches diameter.
• Determine what size cooking vessel to use and proper amount of liquid for cooking.
Follow instructions on Pages 19 - 20.
• 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.
• Follow lighting and Re-lighting Instructions on Pages 16 - 17
• When frying, test cooking thermometer to ensure accurate temperature reading.
Follow Thermometer Test and Placement Instructions on Page 18 - 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 when frying check the thermometer every 3 minutes.
• 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 UNATTENDED.
• Use extreme care when lowering food and utensils into and removing from hot oil or liquid.
When cooking is completed, turn off gas to the cooker. Follow Turning Off Instructions on Page 17.
• Follow General Maintenance and Storage Instructions of page 28.
There is a simple way to test a thermometer.
t thermometer stem into boiling water.
2. While wearing protective gloves, hold your 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 your 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 your 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 or #5025.
DO NOT attempt frying if your 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 your
thermometer is working properly before frying. DO NOT use a meat thermometer when frying.
THERMOMETER TEST INSTRUCTIONS