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PowerXL HF-196DT 7 QT Maxx Classic Air Fryer User Manual

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PowerXL HF-196DT 7 QT Maxx Classic Air Fryer

PowerXL HF-196DT 7 QT Maxx Classic Air Fryer

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS

When using electrical appliances, always follow these basic safety precautions.

  1. READ AND FOLLOW all instructions carefully.
  2. NEVER immerse the Main Unit Housing, which contains electrical components and heating elements in water. Do not rinse under water.
  3. THIS APPLIANCE IS NOT INTENDED FOR use by persons with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge unless they are under the supervision of a responsible person or have been given proper instruction in using the appliance. This appliance is not intended for use by children.
  4. TO AVOID ELECTRICAL SHOCK, do not put liquid into the Main Unit Housing containing the electrical components.
  5. 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 plugin anyway.
  6. MAKE SURE the appliance is plugged into a wall socket. Always make sure that the plug is inserted into the wall socket properly.
  7. DO NOT use outdoors.
  8. DO NOT place the appliance on the stovetop. Place on a flat, horizontal surface with adequate space for airflow.
  9. TO PREVENT food contact with the heating elements, do not overfill.
  10. DO NOT cover the Air Intake Vent or Hot Air Outlet Vent while the appliance is operating. Doing so will prevent even cooking and may damage the appliance or cause it to overheat.
  11. NEVER pour oil into the Basket. Fire and personal injury could result.
  12. WHILE COOKING, the internal temperature of the appliance reaches several hundred degrees F. To avoid personal injury, never place your hands inside the appliance unless it is thoroughly cooled down.
  13. DO NOT use this appliance if the plug, the power cord, or the appliance itself is damaged in any way.
  14. IF THE POWER CORD IS DAMAGED, you must have it replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent, or a similarly qualified person to avoid hazard.
  15. KEEP the appliance and its power cord out of the reach of children when it is in operation or in the cooling down process.
  16. KEEP the power cord away from hot surfaces. Do not plug in the power cord or operate the appliance controls with wet hands.
  17. NEVER connect this appliance to an external timer switch or a separate remote-control system.
  18. NEVER use this appliance with an extension cord of any kind. 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.
  19. DO NOT let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter surfaces.
  20. DO NOT operate the appliance on or near combustible materials, such as tablecloths, paper towels, or curtains.
  21. WHEN COOKING, do not place the appliance against a wall or other appliances. Leave at least 5 inches of free space on the back and sides and above the appliance. Do not place anything on top of the appliance.
  22. DO NOT USE the appliance for any purpose other than described in this manual.
  23. THE USE OF ACCESSORY ATTACHMENTS not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may cause injuries.
  24. NEVER operate the appliance unattended.
  25. WHEN IN OPERATION, hot air and steam are released through the Hot Air Outlet Vent. Keep your hands and face at a safe distance from the Hot Air Outlet Vent. Also, avoid the hot steam and air while removing the Basket and Fry Tray from the appliance.
  26. THE APPLIANCEʼʻS OUTER SURFACES may become hot during use. The Basket and Fry Tray will be hot. Wear oven mitts when handling hot components or touching hot surfaces.
  27. Before using your new appliance on any countertop surface, CHECK with your countertop manufacturer or installer for recommendations about using appliances on your surfaces. Some manufacturers and installers may recommend protecting your surface by placing a hot pad or trivet under the appliance for heat protection. Your manufacturer or installer may recommend that hot pans, pots, or electrical appliances not be used directly on the countertop. If you are unsure, place a trivet or hot pad under the appliance before using it.
  28. DO NOT place your appliance on a cooktop, even if it is cool because it could cause a fire or damage the appliance, your cooktop, and your home.
  29. SHOULD THE APPLIANCE EMIT BLACK SMOKE, unplug immediately, and wait for smoking to stop. Allow the appliance to cool and wipe excess oil and grease from the appliance.
  30. Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot oil or other hot liquids.
  31. USE EXTREME CAUTION when removing the tray or disposing of hot grease.
  32. DO NOT clean with metal scouring pads. Pieces can break off the pad and touch electrical parts, creating risks of electric shock.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS – FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY

CAUTION

  • Always operate the appliance on a horizontal surface that is level, stable, and noncombustible.
  • This appliance is intended for normal household use only. It is not intended for use in commercial or retail environments.
  • If the appliance is used improperly or for professional or semi-professional purposes or if it is not used according to the instructions in the user manual, the guarantee becomes invalid and the manufacturer will not be held liable for damages.
  • Always unplug the appliance after use.
  • When the cooking time has completed, cooking will stop and the fan will continue running for 10 seconds to cool down the appliance.
  • Let the appliance cool down for approximately 30 seconds before handling, cleaning, or storing.
  • The appliance is equipped with an internal microswitch that automatically shuts down the fan and heating element when the Basket is removed.

Overheating Protection
Should the inner temperature control system fail, the overheating protection system will be activated and the appliance will not function. Should this happen, unplug the appliance. Allow time for the appliance to cool completely before restarting or storing.

Automatic Shut-Off
The appliance has a built-in shut-off device that will automatically shut off the appliance when the cooking time has been completed. You can manually switch off the appliance by pressing the Power Button. The fan will continue running for 10 seconds to cool down the appliance.

Electric Power
The appliance should be operated on a dedicated electrical outlet. If other appliances other appliances are using the electrical outlet not operate properly.

Electromagnetic Fields
This appliance complies with all standards regarding electromagnetic fields. If handled properly and according to the instructions in this user manual, the appliance is safe to use based on scientific evidence available today.

Parts & Accessories

  1. MAIN UNIT HOUSING
  2. CONTROL PANEL
  3. AIR INLET VENTPowerXL HF-196DT 7 QT Maxx Classic Air Fryer 1
  4. HOT AIR OUTLET VENT
  5. POWER CABLEPowerXL HF-196DT 7 QT Maxx Classic Air Fryer 2
  6. FRY TRAY
  7. RUBBER BUMPERS*
  8. BASKET
  9. HANDLEPowerXL HF-196DT 7 QT Maxx Classic Air Fryer 3

NOTE:
Unpack all listed contents from the packaging. Contents vary by model. Please remove any clear or blue protective film on the components before use. Removing bumpers is not recommended.

IMPORTANT:
Please make sure that your PowerXL Classic Air Fryer has been shipped with the components that you ordered (some accessories may be sold separately). Check everything carefully before use. If any part is missing or damaged, do not use this product. Contact customer service using the number located on the back of the manual.

Appliance Specifications

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CAUTION:
The appliance may be hot. Be careful not to touch the appliance while in use. Keep the appliance away from other objects.

Technical Specifications

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Using The Control Panel

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  1. Power Button
    Once the Basket and Fry Tray are properly placed in the Main Unit Housing, the Control Panel will be illuminated. Pressing the Power Button once will set the appliance to a default cooking temperature of 370° F/188° C and a time of 15 minutes. Pressing the Power Button a second time will start the cooking process. Pressing the Power Button during the cooking cycle will turn the appliance off.
  2. M Button
    Press the M Button to cycle through the cooking presets.
  3. Timer Control Buttons
    The + and − symbols enable you to increase or decrease cooking time 1 minute at a time. Keeping the Button held down will rapidly change the time.
    Time control range: 0– 60 mins.
  4. Temperature Control Buttons
    The + and − symbols enable you to increase or decrease the cooking temperature by 10° F at a time. Keeping a button held down will rapidly change the temperature. Temperature control range: 180° F/82° C–400° F/204° C.
  5. Cooking Presets
    Press the M Button to cycle through the cooking presets (smaller models have fewer presets; see  Fig. 1). See the Preset Chart below for the cooking times and temperatures associated with each preset.
    NOTE:
    The running lights on the Control Panel will illuminate when the cooking cycle begins and will stay illuminated for up to 20 seconds after the cooking cycle is complete.
  6. Time and Temperature Display
    This display will keep track of the temperature and remaining cook time.

Preset Chart
Once you are familiar with the appliance, you may want to experiment with your recipes. Simply choose the time and temperature that suits your taste.
NOTE:
The Roast, Bake, and Shrimp presets are only available with the 5-quart and 7-quart models.

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Instructions for Use

Before First Use

  1. Remove all the packaging material.
  2. Remove any stickers or labels from the appliance.
  3. Before initial use, wipe the inside and outside of the appliance with a warm, moist cloth and mild detergent. Handwash all cooking accessories.
  4. Before cooking food, preheat the PowerXL Classic Air Fryer for a few minutes to allow the appliance to burn off the manufacturer’s protective coating of oil. Wipe the appliance with warm, soapy water and a washcloth after this burn-in cycle.
  5. Place the appliance on a stable, horizontal, and level surface. Do not place the appliance on a surface that is not heat resistant. Ensure that the appliance is used in an area with good air circulation and away from hot surfaces and any combustible materials. Do not place it on the stovetop.
  6. Place the Fry Tray in the Basket. Slide the Basket into the appliance. If the Basket is placed properly, it will click into place.
    NOTE:
    The PowerXL Classic Air Fryer cooks using hot air. Do not fill the Basket with oil or frying fat. Do not put anything on top of the appliance. This disrupts the airflow and affects the cooking results.

Using the PowerXL Classic Air Fryer

  1. Plug the appliance into a grounded wall socket.
  2. To preheat, push the Power Button.
  3. Press the Temperature Increase or Decrease Buttons to set the cooking temperature.
  4. Press the Time Decrease Button to set the preheat time to 3 minutes. When the preheat cycle finishes, carefully pull the Basket out of the appliance and place the ingredients inside.
    NOTE:
    For better performance, always use the Fry Tray with the Basket.
  5. Do not touch the Basket directly because the Basket becomes very hot during operation. Only hold the Basket by its handle.
  6. Press the Power Button. Set the appropriate time and temperature for the ingredients you are cooking.
  7. When the timer beeps five times, the set cooking time has elapsed. Pull the Basket out of the appliance and place it on a heat-resistant surface. Use tongs to remove food.
    CAUTION:
    Do not turn the Basket upside down because any excess oil that has collected on the bottom of the basket will leak onto the ingredients.
  8. If the food is not fully cooked, simply slide the Basket back into the appliance and add a few minutes to the cooking time.
  9. The appliance is instantly ready for preparing another batch.

Shaking
To ensure even cooking, some foods require shaking during the cooking process. Remove the Basket from the appliance. Gently shake the contents as needed and place them back in the appliance to continue cooking.

CAUTION:
The Basket will be hot. Wear an oven mitt during this procedure.

  1. Place the Basket on a heat-resistant surface.
  2. Shake the ingredients in the Basket.
  3. Return the Basket to the appliance to finish cooking.

Tips

  • Foods that are smaller in size usually require a slightly shorter cooking time than larger foods.
  • Large quantities of food only require a longer cooking time than smaller quantities.
  • Shaking smaller-sized foods halfway through the cooking process ensures that all the pieces are fried evenly.
  • Adding a bit of vegetable oil to fresh potatoes is suggested for a crispier result. When adding oil,  do so just before cooking and add only a small amount to the potato.
  • Snacks normally cooked in an oven can also be cooked in the PowerXL Classic Air Fryer.
  • Use premade dough to prepare filled snacks quickly and easily. Premade dough also requires a shorter cooking time than homemade dough.
  • You can use the PowerXL Classic Air Fryer to reheat foods. Simply set the temperature and time to however warm you want your food.

Capacity Chart

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General Cooking Guidelines

NOTE:
Keep in mind that these settings are guidelines. Since ingredients differ in origin, size, shape, and brand, we cannot guarantee the best settings for your ingredients.

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Troubleshooting

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I prepare foods other than fried dishes with my PowerXL Classic Air Fryer?
    You can prepare various dishes, including steaks, chops, burgers, and baked goods. See the PowerXL Classic Air Fryer  Recipe Guide.
  2. Is the PowerXL Classic Air Fryer good for making or reheating soups and sauces?
    Never cook or reheat liquids in the appliance.
  3. Is it possible to shut off the appliance at any time?
    Press the Power Button once or remove the Basket.
  4. What do I do if the appliance shuts off while cooking?
    As a safety feature, the PowerXL Classic Air Fryer has an Auto Shut-Off device that prevents damage from overheating. Remove the Basket and set it on a heat-resistant surface. Allow the appliance to cool down. Remove the Power Cable from the outlet. Once cool, plug the Power Cable back into the socket. Restart by pressing the Power Button.
  5. Does the appliance need time to heat up?
    If you are cooking from a cold start, add 3 minutes to the cooking time to compensate.
  6. Can I check the food during the cooking process?
    You can remove the Basket at any time while cooking is in progress. During this time, you can shake the contents in the Basket if needed to ensure even cooking.
  7. Is the PowerXL Classic Air Fryer dishwasher safe?
    Only the Fry Tray is dishwasher safe. The appliance itself, which contains the heating coil and electronics,  should never be submerged in liquid of any kind or cleaned with anything more than a warm, moist cloth or nonabrasive sponge with a small amount of mild detergent.
  8. What happens if the appliance still does not work after I have tried all the troubleshooting suggestions?
    Never attempt a home repair. Contact customer service and follow the procedures set forth by the guarantee. Failure to do so could render your guarantee null and void.

Cleaning

Clean the PowerXL Classic Air Fryer after each use. The Basket and the Fry Tray are coated with a special nonstick surface. Never use abrasive cleaning materials or utensils on these surfaces.

  1. Remove the Power Cable from the wall socket and be certain the appliance is thoroughly cooled before cleaning.
  2. Wipe the outside of the appliance with a warm, moist cloth and mild detergent.
  3. Clean the Basket and the Fry Tray with hot water, a mild detergent, and a nonabrasive sponge.
    NOTE:
    The Fry Tray is dishwasher safe.
    TIP:
    Should the Fry Tray contain difficult-to-remove food particles, soak it in hot, soapy water for 10 minutes.
    NOTE:
    The rubber bumpers on the Fry Tray are part of the Fry Tray and should generally not be removed. However, if the rubber bumpers need to be cleaned, they can be removed and reattached: To remove the rubber bumpers, locate the capped end of the bumpers and push the capped end off of the Fry Tray. There will be some resistance, but keep pushing until the rubber bumpers come off of the Fry Tray. Take note of the slot on which the bumpers were sitting. To reattach the rubber bumpers, align the hole in the rubber bumpers with the slots from which the rubber bumpers were removed. Slide the rubber bumpers back onto the slot on the Fry Tray.
  4. Clean the inside of the appliance with hot water, a mild detergent, and a nonabrasive sponge.
  5. If necessary, remove unwanted food residue from the heating element with a soft cleaning brush.

Storage

  1. Unplug the appliance and let it cool down thoroughly.
  2. Make sure all components are clean and dry.
  3.  Place the appliance in a clean, dry place.

90-Day Money-Back Guarantee

The PowerXL Classic Air Fryer is covered by a 90-day money-back guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied with your product, return the product and request a replacement product or refund. Proof of purchase is required. Refunds will include the purchase price, and less processing and handling. Follow the instructions in the  Return Policy below to request a replacement or refund.
Replacement Guarantee Policy
Our products, when purchased from an authorized retailer, include a 1-year replacement guarantee if your product or part does not perform as expected, the guarantee extends only to the original purchaser and is not transferable. If you experience an issue with one of our products within 1 year of purchase, return the product or the part for replacement with a functionally equivalent new product or part.

The original proof of purchase is required, and you are responsible for paying to return the unit to us. In the event a replacement unit is issued, the guarantee coverage ends six (6) months following the receipt date of the replacement unit or the remainder of the existing guarantee, whichever is later. Tristar reserves the right to replace the unit with one of equal or greater value.
Return Policy
If, for any reason, you would like to replace or return the product under the money-back guarantee, your order number can be used as the return merchandise authorization number (RMA). If the product was purchased in a retail store, return the product to the store or use “RETAIL” as the RMA. Return your product to the address provided below for a replacement, which will incur no additional processing and handling fees, or for the refund of your purchase price, less processing and handling. You are responsible for the cost of returning the product.

You can locate your order number at www.customerstatus.com. You can call customer service at 973-287-5129 or email info@tvcustomerinfo.com for any additional questions. Pack the product carefully and include in the package a note with (1) your name, (2) mailing address, (3) phone number, (4) email address, (5) reason for return, and (6) proof of purchase or order number, and (7) specify on the note whether you are requesting a refund or replacement. Write the RMA on the outside of the package.

Send the product to the following return address:

  • PowerXL Classic Air Fryer
  • Tristar Products
  • 500 Returns Road
  • Wallingford, CT 06495

If the replacement or refund request has not been acknowledged after two weeks, please contact Customer Service at 973-287-5129.

Refund
Refunds requested within the money-back guarantee timeframe will be issued to the payment method used if the item was purchased directly from Tristar. If the item was purchased from an authorized retailer, proof of purchase is required, and a check will be issued for the item and sales tax amount. Processing and handling fees are non-refundable.

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FAQS About PowerXL HF-196DT 7 QT Maxx Classic Air Fryer

What is the capacity of the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer?

The PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer has a 7-quart capacity, making it suitable for cooking large batches of food.

What are the dimensions of the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer?

The dimensions of the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer are approximately 15.9 x 12.4 x 14.6 inches (L x W x H).

What cooking methods can I use with the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer?

The PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer can fry, roast, bake, grill, and more using little to no oil, making it versatile for various cooking needs.

Does the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer come with a recipe book?

Yes, the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer typically comes with a recipe book that provides ideas and inspiration for using the appliance.

What is the wattage of the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer?

The PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer typically operates at 1700 watts.

Is the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer easy to clean?

Yes, the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer usually features non-stick, dishwasher-safe parts for easy cleaning.

Does the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer come with a warranty?

Yes, the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer typically comes with a warranty. The duration of the warranty may vary, so it’s best to check with the manufacturer.

Can I adjust the temperature and time settings on the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer?

Yes, the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer usually allows you to adjust the temperature and time settings to suit your cooking needs.

Does the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer have an automatic shut-off feature?

Yes, the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer typically has an automatic shut-off feature for safety and energy efficiency.

Is the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer suitable for cooking for a family?

Yes, with its 7-quart capacity, the PowerXL HF-196DT Maxx Classic Air Fryer is ideal for cooking larger portions, making it suitable for family meals.

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