COOKING WITH OIL OR GREASE
• This cooker does not have automatic ther
mostat controls so must be attended and monitored at all
times during use.
• For frying with this cooker, do not use a cooking vessel larger than 10-quart or smaller than
12 inches diameter.
• Follow instructions contained in this manual for proper assembly and positioning of the cooker,
gas leak and thermometer test, determining proper amount of oil to use, heat-up and frying operation,
cleanup and storage.
• When cooking with oil/grease, the thermometer provided must be used. Follow instructions in this
manual for proper installation and use of the thermometer.
• Cooking oil pre-heat and over-heat times can vary significantly with relatively small adjustments to
regulator, wind, ambient temperature, starting oil temperature, and type of cooking oil used.
• The maximum amount of cooking oil/grease for the supplied 10-qt. cooking vessel is 3 quarts.
This cooker can heat up 3 quarts of cooking oil/grease to 350˚F (175˚C) in 3 to 5 minutes.
• Due to varying heating and cooking times, check your thermometer every 3 minutes to ensure cooking
oil does not exceed 400˚F (200˚C). This is an ATTENDED appliance. DO NOT leave appliance
unattended while heating oil/grease, cooking food or cool down period after use.
• 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).
• Never leave cooking vessel unattended during heat-up and cooking. Oil/grease heated above
400˚F (200˚C) will ignite and catch fire causing property damage, personal injury or death.
• DO NOT use a lid when heating or cooking with oil. Using a lid when frying greatly increases
the potential of over-heating the oil to ignition and fire.
• Smoking oil is an indication that the oil is too hot and may ignite. 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.
• Never overfill the cooking vessel with oil/grease or water. Follow instructions in this manual for
establishing proper liquid levels for cooking.
• When frying with oil or grease, all food products MUST be completely thawed and towel dried to
remove excess water. Failure to completely thaw and dry foods may cause oil or grease to overflow
from cooking vessel. If ice is present on the food, it means the thawing process is not complete and
may cause a boil over when placed into HOT oil causing a fire and severe burns.
• Never drop food or accessories into hot liquids. Wear protective gloves and S-L-O-W-L-Y lower food
and accessories into cooking oil in order to prevent splashing or overflow. Be careful when removing
food from oil. It is hot and could cause burns.
• In the event of rain, snow, hail, sleet or other form of precipitation while cooking with oil, cover the
cooking vessel and immediately turn off the burner and gas supply. DO NOT MOVE cooker or
• This appliance is not for frying whole turkeys. The maximum size cooking vessel for frying with this
appliance using oil/grease is the 10 quart pot provided.
• When cooking with oil/grease, have a BC or ABC type fire extinguisher readily accessible.
• The cooking vessel remains at scalding temperatures long after cooking has ended. Allow appliance
to cool below 115˚F (45˚C) before cleaning or storing. Cool down period varies with amount of
oil/grease used, wind and ambient temperature.