Cook’s Essentials 3QT Air Fryer
About Cook’s Essentials
Cook’s Essentials is a brand that offers a wide variety of kitchen appliances and cookware, such as air fryers, pressure cookers, slow cookers, skillets, and bakeware. It is known for its budget-friendly options and its wide variety of colours and designs. Cook’s Essentials products are designed to make cooking and food preparation easier and more efficient for home cooks.
They are often sold via television shopping networks and online retailers. They are known for their good quality, durability and easy-to-use features. They also offer a wide range of options for different sizes, capacities and features that suit different needs and preferences.
- Basket handle
- Basket release button
- Power-on button/ Cancel button
- LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
- Timer (0-30 min.)
- Temperature control button (170-400℉ )
- Air inlet
- Air outlet openings
- Power cord
Please read this manual carefully before using this appliance as dangers may occur under incorrect operation. Keep these instructions safe for future reference.
- Do not immerse the housing in water or rinse under the tap due to the multi-electrical and heating components.
- To protect against electrical shock do not immerse cord or plug in water or other liquid.
- Keep all ingredients in the basket to prevent any contact from heating elements.
- Do not cover the air inlet or the air outlet when the appliance is working.
- Filling the pan with oil may cause a fire hazard.
- Do not touch the inside of the appliance while it is operating.
- Check that the voltage indicated on the appliance fits the local voltage.
- Do not use the appliance if there is any damage to the plug, power cord or other parts.
- Do not go to any unauthorized person to replace or fix a damaged power cord.
- Keep the appliance and its power cord out of the reach of children.
- Keep the power cord away from hot surfaces.
- Do not plug in the appliance or operate the control panel with wet hands.
- To disconnect, set any control to “off/cancel”, then remove plug from wall outlet.
- This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way.
- Make sure the appliance is plugged into a wall socket. Always make sure that the plug is inserted into the wall socket properly.
- Do not connect the appliance to an external timer switch.
- Do not place the appliance on or near combustible materials such as a tablecloth or curtain.
- Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heater over.
- Do not place the appliance against a wall or against another appliance. Leave at least 10 cm of free space on the back and sides and 10 cm of free space above the appliance.
- Do not place anything on top of the appliance.
- Do not use the appliance for any other purpose than described in this manual.
- Do not use appliances for other than intended use.
- Do not let the appliance operate unattended.
- During hot air frying, hot steam is released through the air outlet openings. Keep your hands and face at a safe distance from the steam and from the air outlet openings. Also be careful of hot steam and air when you remove the pan from the appliance. Any accessible surfaces may become hot during use. (Fig. 2)
- The basket release button will be hot after air frying. Do not press with bare hands.
- Immediately unplug the appliance if you see white smoke coming out of the appliance. Wait for the smoke emission to stop before you remove the pan from the appliance.
- Ensure the appliance is placed on a horizontal, even and stable surface.
- This appliance is designed for household use only. It may not be safe to be used in environments such as staff kitchens, farms, motels, and other non-residential environments.
- The warranty is invalid if the appliance is used for professional or semi-professional purposes, or if it is not used according to instructions. (Never use the appliance if the plug is damaged.)
- The appliance needs approximately 30 minutes to cool down for safe handling or cleaning.
The appliance has a built-in timer and will automatically shut down when the countdown reaches zero. You can manually switch the appliance off by pressing the timer buttons until it shows zero or by pressing the cancel button one time. In either case, the appliance will automatically shut down within 20 seconds.
Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
The appliance complies with all standards regarding Electromagnetic fields (EMF). Under proper handling, there is no harm to the human body based on available scientific evidence.
Before First Use
- Remove all packaging materials and stickers or labels.
- Clean the basket and pan with hot water, dish soap and a non-abrasive sponge. These parts are safe to be cleaned in a dishwasher.
- Wipe the inside and outside of the appliance with a clean cloth. There is no need to fill the pan with oil or frying fat as the appliance works using hot air.
Using The Appliance
- Place the appliance on a stable, horizontal and even surface. Do not place the appliance on a non-heat-resistant surface.
- Put the basket in the pan (Fig. 3), and put the pan into the appliance. (Fig.4)
Do not fill the pan with oil or any other liquid.
- Preheat the appliance for 2 minutes when it is cold. To preheat the appliance, plug the power cord into the wall outlet, and then press the Power-on button 1 time. Press the timer “-” button to set the time to 2 minutes. Press the Power-on button 1 time, once again, and the fan will begin to run as the unit begins to warm up. The LCD will switch between the temperature and the time. After warming up, when you hear the timer ring 5 times, carefully pull the pan out of the air fryer. (Fig. 5)
Caution: The appliance will stop heating after the pan is pulled out.
- Place the ingredients in the basket, and then put the basket/pan into the appliance. (Fig. 6)
- The air fryer will automatically turn back on once the pan is placed back into the appliance.
- Press the Power-on button 1 time. Select the proper time and temperature for the ingredients. See the ‘Settings’ section in this manual to determine the correct time and temperature. (Fig.7)
Note: There are two sets of buttons on the control panel, one for the timer and one for the temperature. The timer buttons (‘+’ & ‘-‘) are used to adjust the time settings. The ‘-‘ button decreases the time by 1 minute each time it is pressed, and the ‘+’ button increases the time by 1 minute each time it is pressed. If you press and hold either the ‘+’ or ‘-‘, you can increase or decrease the time by more than 1 minute. The temperature buttons (‘+’ & ‘-‘) are used to adjust the temperature settings. The ‘-‘ button decreases the temperature by 10 degrees each time it is pressed, and the ‘+’ button increases the temperature by 10 degrees each time it is pressed. If you press and hold either the ‘+’ or ‘-‘, you can increase or decrease the temperature by more than 10 degrees at a time.
- Once again, press the Power-on button 1 time. The heating-up icon and fan icon will blink while the appliance is running. (Fig. 8)
- Air frying will continue once the time and temperature have been set, and the timer will run.
- Oil from the ingredients will gather in the bottom of the pan.
- Some ingredients require that the pan be shaken halfway during the preparation time (see the ‘Settings’ section in this manual). Pull the pan out of the appliance using the handle and shake it. Then slide the pan back into the air fryer. (Fig. 9) Caution： Do not press the basket release button on the handle while shaking it as the pan will fall down. (Fig. 10)
The basket release button is very hot.
Tip： You can remove the basket from the pan and then shake the basket to help ensure even air frying. To remove the basket from the pan, pull the pan out of the appliance, place it on a heat-resistant surface, press the button on the handle and lift it out of the pan. (Fig.11) When you put the pan back into the air fryer, the set time and temperature will resume.
Caution: The basket release button is very hot. Use a glove to press the basket release button. (Fig. 12)
- When you hear the timer ring 5 times, the set preparation time has elapsed. Pull the pan out of the appliance and place it on a heat-resistant surface.
Note： After the timer rings 5 times, the unit will power off automatically and the air fan will stop within 20 seconds.
- Check that the ingredients are ready.
Note： If the ingredients are not ready yet, simply slide the pan back into the appliance and adjust the timer and temperature settings. Press the temperature control buttons to adjust the temperature, and press the timer control buttons to adjust the time.
- To remove ingredients, press the basket release button and lift the basket out of the pan. (Fig. 13)
Caution: The basket release button is very hot. Use a glove to press the basket release button.
Note： Do not turn the pan over as the oil collected on the bottom of the pan will leak onto the ingredients.
- Empty the basket into a bowl or onto a plate. (Fig. 14) Tip: To remove large or fragile ingredients, lift the ingredients out of the basket using a pair of tongs.
- When a batch of ingredients is ready, the air fryer is instantly ready for preparing another batch.
Note: Press the Power-on button/ Cancel button to reset the appliance once you are finished using the air fryer, and unplug the appliance.
The table below will help you choose the basic settings for the ingredients selected.
Note: Keep in mind that these settings are indications. As ingredients differ in origin, size, shape and brand, we cannot guarantee the best settings for your ingredients.
Because the rapid air technology reheats the air inside the appliance instantly, briefly pulling the pan out of the appliance during hot air frying barely disturbs the process.
- Small ingredients usually require a slightly shorter preparation time than larger ingredients.
- A larger amount of ingredients only requires a slightly longer preparation time, a smaller amount of ingredients only requires a slightly shorter preparation time.
- Shaking smaller ingredients halfway through the preparation time optimizes the end result and can help prevent unevenly fried ingredients.
- Add some oil to fresh potatoes and fry your ingredients for another few minutes for a crispy result.
- Do not prepare extremely greasy ingredients such as sausages in the air fryer.
- Snacks that can be prepared in an oven can also be prepared in the air fryer.
- The optimal amount of crispy fries to be prepared is 1.1 lbs.
- Use the pre-made dough to prepare snacks quickly and easily. The pre-made dough also requires a shorter preparation time than homemade dough.
- Place a baking tin or oven dish in the fryer basket if you want to bake a cake or quiche or if you want to fry fragile ingredients or filler ingredients.
- You can also use the air fryer to heat ingredients. Set the temperature to 300˚F for up to 10 minutes.
(cups or lbs.)
|Thin frozen fries||1 1/4 – 3 cups||9- 16||400||Shake|
|Thick frozen fries||1 1/4 – 3 cups||11-20||400||Shake|
|Homemade fries||1 1/4 – 3 1/4 cups||10-16||400||Shake||Add 1/2 tbsp. of oil|
|Homemade potato wedges||1 1/4 – 3 1/4 cups||18-22||360||Shake||Add 1/2 tbsp. of oil|
|Homemade potato cubes||1 1/4 – 3 cups||12-18||360||Shake||Add 1/2 tbsp. of oil|
|Hash browns||1 cup||15-18||360||Shake|
|Potato gratin||2 cups||15-18||400||Shake|
|Steak||1/4 -1.1 lbs.||8-12||360|
|Pork chops||1/4 -1.1 lbs.||10-14||360|
|Hamburger||1/4 -1.1 lbs.||7-14||360|
|Sausage roll||1/4 -1.1 lbs.||13-15||400|
|Drumsticks||1/4 -1.1 lbs.||18-22||360|
|Chicken breast||1/4 -1.1 lbs.||10-15||360|
|Spring rolls||1/4 – ¾ lbs.||15-20||400||Shake||Use oven-ready|
|Frozen chicken nuggets||1/4 – 1.1 lbs.||10-15||400||Shake||Use oven-ready|
|Frozen fish sticks||1/4 – 1.1 lbs.||6-10||400||Use oven-ready|
|Mozzarella sticks||1/4 – 1.1 lbs.||8-10||360||Use oven-ready|
|Stuffed vegetables||1/4 -1.1 lbs.||10||320|
|Cake||1 1/4 cups||20-25||320||Use baking tin|
|Quiche||1 1/2 cups||20-22||360||Use baking tin/oven dish|
|Muffins||1 1/4 cups||15-18||400||Use baking tin|
|Sweet snacks||1 1/2 cups||20||320||Use baking tin/oven dish|
Making Homemade Fries
- Prepare the potatoes by peeling and slicing into sticks.
- Wash the potato sticks thoroughly and dry them with kitchen paper.
- Pour 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl, put the sticks on top and mix until the sticks are coated with oil.
- Remove the sticks from the bowl with your fingers or a kitchen utensil so that excess oil stays behind in the bowl. Put the sticks in the basket.
- Fry the potato sticks according to the instructions in this manual.
Clean the appliance after every use. Do not clean the pan, basket or the inside of the appliance with metal kitchen utensils or abrasive cleaning materials, as this may damage the non-stick coating.
- Remove the power cord from the wall socket and let the appliance cool down.
Note: Remove the pan to let the fryer cool down more quickly.
- Wipe the outside of the appliance with a moist cloth.
- Clean the pan and basket with hot water, dish soap and a non-abrasive sponge. You can remove any remaining dirt using degreasing liquid.
Note: The pan and basket are dishwasher-safe.
Tip: If dirt is stuck to the basket or the bottom of the pan, fill the pan with hot water and some dish soap. Put the basket in the pan and let the pan and the basket soak for about 10 minutes.
- Clean the inside of the appliance with hot water and a non-abrasive sponge.
- Clean the heating element with a cleaning brush to remove any food residue.
- Unplug the appliance and let it cool down thoroughly.
- Make sure all parts are clean and dry.
Do not throw away the appliance with the normal household waste when it is exhausted, but hand it in at an official collection point for recycling. By doing this, you contribute to environmental protection. (Fig. 15)
Guarantee and Service
If you need service or information or if you have any problems, please contact your distributor.
|The AIR FRYER does
|The appliance is not plugged in.||Plug the power cord into a grounded wall socket.|
|You have not turned the unit on, set the
preparation time, or temperature.
|If the LCD is not on, press the power-on button. Press
the timer buttons to set desired time, and temperature
buttons to set the desired temperature.
|You have turned off the unit. If you
press the power-on button/cancel button
while the appliance is on, within 20
seconds you will hear 5 beeps and the
appliance will turn off.
|Press the power-on button. If the selected time and
temperature do not display then reset the desired time
|The ingredients fried
with the AIR FRYER
are not ready.
|There are too many ingredients in the
|Put smaller batches of ingredients in the basket as
smaller batches will be fried more evenly.
|The temperature is set too low.||Press the temperature control buttons until the desired
temperature setting is reached (see the ‘Settings’ and
‘Using The Appliance’ sections in this manual).
|The ingredients are fried
unevenly in the AIR
|Certain types of ingredients need to be
shaken halfway through the preparation
|Ingredients that lie on top of or across from each other
(e.g. fries) need to be shaken halfway through the
preparation time (see the ‘Settings’ and ‘Using The
Appliance’ sections in this manual).
|Fried snacks are not
crispy when they come
out of the AIR FRYER.
|You used a type of snack meant to be
prepared in a traditional deep fryer.
|Use oven snacks or lightly brush some oil onto the
snacks for a crispier result.
|I cannot slide the pan
into the appliance
|There are too many ingredients in the
|Do not fill the basket beyond the MAX indication.|
|The basket is not placed in the pan
|Push the basket down into the pan until you hear a
|White smoke comes out
of the appliance.
|You are preparing greasy ingredients.||When you fry greasy ingredients in the AIR FRYER,
a large amount of oil will leak into the pan. The oil
produces white smoke and the pan may heat up more
than usual. This does not affect the appliance or the
|The pan still contains grease residues
from previous use.
|White smoke is caused by grease heating up in the
pan. Make sure you clean the pan properly after each
|Fresh fries are fried
unevenly in the AIR
|You did not use the right type of potato.||Use fresh potatoes and make sure that they stay firm
|You did not rinse the potato sticks
properly before you fried them.
|Rinse the potato sticks properly to remove starch from
the outside of the sticks.
|Fresh fries are not crispy
when they come out of
the AIR FRYER.
|The crispiness of the fries depends on
the amount of oil and water in the fries.
|Make sure you dry the potato sticks properly before
you add the oil.
|Cut smaller potato sticks for a crispier result.|
|Add slightly more oil for a crispier result.|
Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty
This product is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal household use for a period of 60 days from the date of purchase.
During this period, such defects will be repaired or the product replaced at the manufacturer’s option without charge. This warranty does not cover exterior or interior finish or damage caused by misuse, accident, or negligence. A purchase receipt or other proof of the date of original purchase will be required before warranty service is rendered. If a problem with this product develops during or after the warranty period, please contact the manufacturer for service.
Any appliance submitted for repair must be sent transportation charges prepaid. If you have any questions concerning the use and care of this product or comments regarding your experience with the product, please write a letter explaining the nature of your concern.
If Service is required:
- Call 1-866-533-1184.
- Send a brief letter explaining the problem. Be sure to include your name, address, and phone number.
- Most service problems are resolved by replacing a broken or defective part. If this is not the case, we will give you instructions for returning the unit.
Neither the retailer nor any other company involved in the sale or promotion of this product is a co-warrantor of this manufacturer’s warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
FAQ’s Cook’s Essentials 3QT Air Fryer User manual
In a 3-quart air fryer, what can you cook?
These 3-4 qt capacity fryers are perfect for cooking approximately 2 servings of chicken or fish with a few vegetables on the side in small kitchens or for serves of 2 to 3 people. These are excellent for air-frying frozen items and reheating foods like pizza, bread, and other baked goods.
How many people can be fed with a 3 qt air fryer?
1 to 3 quarts of small air fryer for 1-2 persons (0.95 to 2.8 Litres). 3–4 people: A 4–6 quart family-sized air fryer (3.8 to 5.7 Litres). Extra-large air fryer, 7 to 8 quarts, for 5 to 6 persons (6.6 to 7.6 Litres).
What can’t be prepared in an air fryer?
The air fryer should not be used to cook anything with a wet batter. Additionally, you should refrain from using air fryers to prepare foods with wet batter, such as corndogs or tempura shrimp.
Does a Cooks Essentials air fryer accept foil?
In an air fryer, aluminium foil is OK. Your metal foil and the dish it’s accompanying won’t be destroyed by the air fryer, according to Tasteofhome.com, because the air fryer cooks by rushing hot air.
Can an air fryer be opened during cooking?
The air fryer can be opened while cooking. The response is YES! In order to determine if your food is finished cooking or not, you can open the air fryer in the middle of the cooking process. This will allow you to estimate how much further the food needs to cook.
A chefs air fryer operates at what temperature?
By employing a heating element and a fan to cook food, air fryers use heat and hot air to circulate, which helps the food cook and become crisp. Cooking can be done at temperatures as high as 400°F/200°C with air fryers. Even at greater temperatures, certain air fryers may cook.
How much time should my air fryer operate before use?
Before using the air fryer to cook, some manufacturers advise running it for 10 minutes on empty to allow it to off gas. Have the vents on or the windows open in case there is a minor chemical scent (one guidebook referred to it as a “new appliance smell”). It ought to only happen once.
What should I be aware of prior to utilising an air fryer?
You should take off all of the stickers and the air fryer’s packing before using it for the first time. After that, place on a solid, heat-resistant surface. Make sure the air fryer is set up far from surfaces and items. This will stop steam from doing any harm.
After each usage, should the air fryer be cleaned?
Additionally, those food pieces will continue to cook and eventually burn each time you use the fryer. Because of this, you ought to clean your air fryer after each use. Our testers discovered that cleaning some air fryer parts’ nooks and crannies and the exterior’s crevices required some work.
After usage, do you wash your air fryer?
To avoid burnt food and muck buildup, your air fryer should ideally be cleaned after each usage. However, some areas just need to be cleaned once in a while. The basket, tray, and pan are the components of your air fryer that need to be cleaned after each usage, according to Bedwyr.
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