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Nuwave Brio 15.5 QT Digital Air Fryer User Manual


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Nuwave Brio 15.5 QT Digital Air Fryer

Nuwave Brio 15.5 QT Digital Air Fryer


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When using the Brio, basic safety precautions should always be followed:

  1. ALWAYS use great caution when operating the Brio or any appliance. Use the handles or knobs to avoid touching hot surfaces.
  2. NEVER immerse the cord, plug, or the Brio in water or other liquids.
  3. NEVER use the Brio if the unit, cord, or plug is damaged in any way, or after the appliance malfunctions. Return the appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.
  4. ALWAYS supervise children; people with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capabilities; and those lacking experience and knowledge, to ensure they use their safely.
  5. NEVER use accessories that are not intended for, or are not approved to be used with, the Brio as doing so may damage the Brio and may lead to accidents.
  6. NEVER USE OUTDOORS. FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY. Note: This appliance is not intended to be used in the staff kitchens of shops, offices, farms, or other work environments; nor is it intended to be used by guests in hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and any other non-residential environments.
  7. ALWAYS set up the Brio on a horizontal, even, and stable surface.
  8. NEVER allow the cord to hand down from tables or counters or allow it to touch hot surfaces.
  9. NEVER place or use the Brio on or near hot gas or electric burners, in a heated oven, close to flammable materials, space heaters or in any wet environment.
  10. ALWAYS use extreme caution when moving the Brio. NEVER move or handle the unit while it is running or before it has cooled.
  11. ALWAYS turn the Brio off before unplugging the unit from the wall outlet.
  12. ALWAYS keep hands and face away from the steam and hot air released from the air outlet vent during normal operation when opening the unit to remove or adjust the food.
  13. ALWAYS unplug the Brio and contact NuWave Customer Service* if an excess amount of smoke escapes the unit during operation. Note: A small amount of smoke is normal when using the Brio for the first time.
  14. NEVER put the Brio against the wall or other appliances or allow anything to block the air vents. ALWAYS keep at least 3 inches of free space around the Brio.
  15. NEVER place anything on top of the Brio.
  16. ALWAYS unplug the Brio from the wall outlet when it is not in use and before cleaning.
  17. ALWAYS ensure that the Brio is clean prior to use.
  18. NEVER operate the Brio with an external timer or separate remote-control system.
  19. ALWAYS allow the Brio to cool before cleaning the unit or attaching or removing parts and accessories.
  20. NEVER disassemble the Brio or replace any parts without the prior written consent of the manufacturer. Note: If any trouble arises during operation, any service MUST be done by NuWave LLC.
  21. NEVER use metal utensils with the coated Reversible Rack as doing so can damage the surface.


Electrical Information
A short power-supply cord (or detachable power-supply cord) is provided to reduce the risk of becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Longer detachable power-supply cords or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use. If a longer detachable power-supply cord or extension cord is used:

  1. The marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance.
  2. The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it could be pulled on or tripped over.
  3. The 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. If the appliance is of the grounded type, the cord set or extension cord should be a grounding-type 3-wire cord.


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Ordering new parts and accessories for your Brio is quick and easy. Have down the name and number for the part you want, then contact Customer Service by emailing:


Before Use

  1. Remove all the packaging materials.
  2. Remove the glue and labels on the appliance.
  3. Clean all parts thoroughly with hot water, a nonabrasive sponge, and mild dish detergent, or in the dishwasher, top rack only.
  4. Wipe the inside and outside of the Brio with a wet cloth. Do not immerse the Brio in water. Dry thoroughly.

Rotisserie Skewer Assembly
To assemble the Rotisserie Skewer with poultry and other meats, follow the steps below:

  1. Screw one Rotisserie Skewer fork onto the end of the Skewer with the rectangular end.Nuwave Brio 15.5 QT Digital Air Fryer 3
  2. Push the Skewer through the center of the meat until the Skewer emerges from the other side.Nuwave Brio 15.5 QT Digital Air Fryer 4
  3. Place the second Rotisserie Skewer fork onto the other end of the Skewer and push the fork forward until it pierces the end of the meat. Tighten the screw of the fork. If necessary, loosen the screw and move the first fork forward until it pierces the other end of the meat then retighten. Make sure both screws are tight and in place.Nuwave Brio 15.5 QT Digital Air Fryer 5
  4. After securing the food on the Rotisserie Skewer, slide it into the Brio between Position 2 and Position 3. The rectangular end of the spitshould be on the left. Keep the right side slightly tilted upward while sliding it in.Nuwave Brio 15.5 QT Digital Air Fryer 6
  5. Bring down the right side of the spit into the Shaft Bracket, then insert the left spit (bar) of the Skewer into the Shaft Support Hole in the inner wall.Nuwave Brio 15.5 QT Digital Air Fryer 7


  • For better results, use kitchen twine around the chicken or other meats.
  • Always check that there is sufficient space above and below your food so it can rotate freely without obstruction.
  • When using the Rotisserie Skewer, place the Drip Tray on the bottom.

Rotisserie Basket Assembly
To use the Rotisserie Basket with the Brio, follow the steps and illustrations below:

  1. Remove the top lid from the Rotisserie Basket: Squeeze the prongs on the outside of the top lid toward the middle and lift up. Remove the other end from the holes.
  2. Place your food in the Basket.
  3. Adjust the top lid to fit over your food: Place the ends of the top lid into the slots. Squeeze the prongs on the outside of the top lid and slide them down into position, lined up with, and opposite, the slots on the other side.
  4. After securing your food in the basket, take the Basket and slide it into the Brio between Position 2 and Position 3. The rectangular end without grooves should be on the left. Keep the right side slightly tilted upward while sliding it in.
  5. Bring down the right side of the bar and place it into the bracket, then insert the left side of the bar into the hole in the inner wall.

Grill/Griddle Plate Assembly

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The Grill/Griddle Plate can be used in Positions 1-3. For crispier results, it’s recommended to use Position 3. Position 4 is primarily used for dehydrating foods using the Mesh Rack.


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The maximum selectable cooking time differs depending on the selected cooking temperature.

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  • The Power button turns the Brio on and off.
  • Start/Pause: The START/PAUSE button starts, pauses, and resumes cooking. Up & Down Arrows: The arrow buttons adjust the cooking temperatures and times, as well as select different cooking presets.
  • Temp: Adjust the cooking temperature before and during the cooking process.
  • Time: Adjust the cooking time before and during the cooking process.
  • Preheat: The Brio will automatically preheat before any function to the set cooking temperature. Press Preheat during the preheat cycle to temporarily turn it off.
  • Auto Preheat: The Brio will preheat automatically by default. To cancel the Auto Preheat, press Menu + Preheat.
  • Menu: The Brio offers 100 programmed presets and an additional 50 memory slots allowing you to add your unique recipes. Use the Menu function to recall and save the programmed recipes. Refer to the Quick Start Guide for the list of 100 presets
  • Probe: Use the Probe to set the Digital Temperature Probe’s target temperature, as well as to view the food’s internal temperature while cooking. You can adjust the Probe’s target temperature before and during the cooking process using the Up and Down arrows.
  • Warm: Keep your food warm after cooking until you are ready to eat. Press Warm and use the Up and Down arrows to adjust the warming temperature and time. Press Warm to cancel the Warm cycle. To use Warm as an independent function, press and hold Warm for 1 second and adjust as necessary.
  • Sear: Sear is used to cook at high temperatures for a short period, directly before and/or after the regular cooking cycle. Use the Up and Down arrows to adjust the temperature and time (up to 15 minutes) before or during the searing cycle. Stage: Use the Stage function to program up to 5 different cooking steps, each with its own cooking temperatures and times that are adjustable with the Up and Down arrows.
  • Rotisserie: Using the Rotisserie Skewer or Basket, roast large meats, seafood, and more. After placing your food on the Skewer or Basket, press Rotisserie. Use the Up or Down arrows to adjust the temperature and time. Press START/ PAUSE to automatically turn the spit and begin cooking.
  • Grill: Using the Grill/Griddle Plate, grill your favorite meats and vegetables Press Grill and use the Up and Down arrows to adjust the temperature and time. Place the Grill/Griddle Plate in Rack Position 2.
  • Watts: The Brio offers 3 wattage levels (700, 1500 & 1800W). Press Watts to change the running wattage the Brio will use. When the Brio is turned off and/or unplugged, the Brio will run at the wattage previously set.
  • Press Light once to turn the light on. Press it again to turn it off. To change the light bulb in the oven, see Light Bulb Replacement under “Cleaning and Maintenance.”


Probe Temperature Guide 

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Times may vary. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, or seafood may increase your risk of foodborne illness. *To reduce the risk, cook your food to USDAsafe temperatures.


Getting Started
Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet.

  1. Press the Power button to turn the Brio on and off and to cancel any cooking function.
  2. Adjust the temperature and time by pressing the Up and Down arrows.
  3. The default cooking time and temperature is 15 minutes at 350F.
  4. Press START/PAUSE to begin cooking.

The Brio will beep 3 times halfway through the cooking cycle to alert you to open the Brio Door and shake the food (or flip foods like chicken, steak, or fish) to ensure even cooking. Close the Brio Door to continue cooking.

  • Put your food in the Brio and plug the Probe into the Probe Jack on the right side of the Brio, with the Probe wire facing the front of the Tray. The Brio will beep once.
  • Press and hold the Probe for 1 second.
  • Adjust the Probe temperature.
  • Press START/PAUSE to begin. The Brio will start preheating to the set cooking temperature.
  • You can cancel at any time by pressing the Power button. To view the current Probe temperature, press Probe at any time.
  • You can change the target internal Probe temperature at any time by pressing and holding the Probe for 1 second and using the Up and Down arrows.

Once saved, the edited preset will be available for recall. If the cooking process has finished, the preset is no longer editable. If you save a preset to a filled memory slot, the new preset will override the previous one. Any edits to a preset program (1~100) can only be saved and stored in program numbers 101~150. You cannot save an adjusted preset to its original preset number.


Clean your Brio after every use or in between several large batches. Do not use metal utensils or harsh abrasives when cleaning as this can damage the coating.

  1. Unplug the Brio and make sure it cools completely.
  2. Use a damp cloth to wipe the outside of the appliance.
  3. Clean the Mesh Tray, Mesh Racks, Drip Tray, Grill/Griddle Plate, Rotisserie Basket, Rotisserie Skewer, and Door with a nonabrasive sponge, hot water, and mild detergent. Dry thoroughly
  4. To clean the Probe, wipe it with a damp cloth or paper towel. Allow the Probe to dry.

If there is residual food or particles on the Tray, Racks, Grill/Griddle Plate, Rotisserie Skewer, or Basket, add some hot water and let the item soak separately for about 10 minutes for easier cleaning. Then, use a soft cleaning brush to remove any lingering food. Dry the parts thoroughly.


The Brio is not turning on or working.

  1. The Brio is not plugged in.
  2. The Power button was not pressed.

The ingredients are not completely cooked.

  1. Too many ingredients were used.
  2. The cooking temperature is too low.
  3. The cooking time is too short.

French fries are not crispy when they come out of the Brio.

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NuWave, LLC warrants that Brio® Air Fryer 15.5Q capacity will be free from manufacturer defects for 1 year from the date of purchase, under normal household use, and when operated by the Manufacturer’s written instructions. The Limited Warranty covers the Original Purchaser only. The Manufacturer will provide the necessary parts and labor to repair the product at the NuWave LLC Service Department. After the expiration of the warranty, the cost of the parts and labor will be the responsibility of the owner.

The Limited Warranty is voided if repairs are made by an unauthorized dealer or the serial number data plate is removed or defaced. Normal deterioration of finish due to use or exposure is not covered by this Warranty. This Limited Warranty does not cover failure, damages, or inadequate performance due to accident, acts of God (such as lightning), fluctuations in electric power, alterations, abuse, misuse, misapplication, corrosive-type atmospheres, improper installation, failure to operate in accordance with the Manufacturer’s written instructions, abnormal use, commercial or rental uses, or resold units. NuWave LLC reserves the right to void the Limited Warranty, where allowable by law, for products purchased from an unauthorized dealer.

The owner shall have the obligation and responsibility to pay for all services and parts not covered by the warranty; prepay the freight to and from the Service Department for any part or system returned under this warranty; and carefully package the product using adequate padding material to prevent damage in transit. The original container is ideal for this purpose. Include in the package the owner’s name, address, daytime telephone number, a detailed description of the problem, and RGA (Return Goods authorization number). To obtain the RGA number, email us at:

The Manufacturer’s obligation under this Limited Warranty is limited, to the extent allowable by law, to repairing or replacing any part covered by this Limited Warranty which upon examination is found to be defective under normal use. The Limited Warranty applies only within the continental United States and only to the original purchaser of the manufacturer’s authorized channels of distribution. THE LIMITED WARRANTY MAY NOT BE ALTERED, VARIED, OR EXTENDED EXCEPT BY A WRITTEN INSTRUMENT EXECUTED BY THE MANUFACTURER. THE REMEDY OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE MANUFACTURER BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES TO ANY PERSON, WHETHER OR NOT OCCASIONED BY NEGLIGENCE OF THE MANUFACTURER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, COSTS OF SUBSTITUTION, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER MONEY LOSS. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation exclusions may not apply. This Limited Warranty gives specific legal rights, and there may also be other rights that vary from state to state.


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The arbitrator’s award will be binding and may be entered as a judgment in a court of competent jurisdiction. The arbitration will be conducted by the provisions of AAA’s Commercial  Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures in effect at the time of submission of your demand for arbitration. See https://www.adr.org/sites/default/files/CommercialRules_Web.pdf. Except as may be required by law as determined by an arbitrator, no party or arbitrator may disclose the existence, content, or results of any arbitration hereunder without prior written consent of both parties.

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    NuWave LLC at legal@nuwavenow.com, NuWave LLC, 560 Bunker Ct., Vernon Hills, IL, 60061, U.S.A. You will have thirty (30) days from the date of product delivery to opt out of arbitration concerning any dispute arising out of or relating to the use or purchase of any NuWave product. If more than 30 days have passed, you are not eligible to opt out of the arbitration and will have waived your right to sue or participate in a class action concerning the dispute arising out of your purchase or use of a NuWave product. For any dispute arising out of your use of NuWave’s website, you have thirty (30) days from the date you provided information to the website to opt out of arbitration. If more than 30 days have passed, you are not eligible to opt out of arbitration and you will have waived your right to sue and participate in a class action concerning the dispute arising out of your use of NuWave’s website.
    foregoing, the following shall not be subject to arbitration and may be adjudicated only in the state and federal courts of Illinois: (i) any dispute, controversy, or claim relating to or contesting the validity of our intellectual property rights and proprietary rights, including without limitation, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, or trade secrets; (ii) action by a party for temporary, preliminary, or permanent injunctive relief, whether prohibitive or mandatory or other provisional relief; or (iii) interactions with governmental and regulatory authorities. You expressly agree to refrain from bringing or joining any claims in any representative or class-wide capacity, including but not limited to, bringing or joining any claims in any class action or any class-wide arbitration.


If you still have any questions about the operation or warranty of the product, please contact NuWave LLC.


Faqs About Nuwave Brio 15.5 QT Digital Air Fryer

What is an air fryer?

An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food using the convection mechanism. It creates a crispy layer similar to frying, but with significantly less oil, making it a healthier cooking option.

How does the Nuwave Brio 15.5 QT Digital Air Fryer work?

The Nuwave Brio uses rapid air circulation technology to cook food evenly and quickly. It has a digital interface for setting time and temperature, and the hot air is circulated around the food by a powerful fan.

What can I cook with the Nuwave Brio 15.5 QT Digital Air Fryer?

You can cook a wide variety of foods in the Nuwave Brio, including chicken wings, fries, vegetables, fish, and even desserts like donuts and cakes.

Is it easy to clean?

Yes, the Nuwave Brio 15.5 QT Digital Air Fryer is designed to be easy to clean. The frying basket and tray are dishwasher safe, and the exterior can be wiped down with a damp cloth.

What are the dimensions and capacity?

The Nuwave Brio 15.5 QT Digital Air Fryer has a capacity of 15.5 quarts, making it suitable for cooking larger batches of food. The dimensions may vary slightly, but it typically measures around 16 inches in height, 15 inches in width, and 13 inches in depth.

Does it come with a warranty?

Yes, the Nuwave Brio usually comes with a standard warranty, but the specifics may vary depending on the retailer and region. It’s advisable to check the warranty details at the time of purchase.

Can I adjust the temperature and cooking time?

Yes, the Nuwave Brio 15.5 QT Digital Air Fryer allows you to adjust both the temperature and cooking time according to your recipe requirements. The digital interface makes it easy to set precise temperatures and cooking times.

Does it require preheating?

Preheating is not always necessary with the Nuwave Brio, but it may be recommended for certain recipes to achieve the best results. The preheating time is typically short compared to traditional ovens.

Is it safe to use?

Yes, the Nuwave Brio 15.5 QT Digital Air Fryer is designed with safety in mind. It has features such as automatic shut-off and cool-touch handles to prevent accidents during cooking.

Where can I buy accessories for the Nuwave Brio?

Accessories for the Nuwave Brio, such as additional racks and baking pans, are usually available from the manufacturer’s website or authorized retailers. You can also find compatible accessories from third-party sellers online.

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