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Starfrit Rotato Express Electric Peeler User Manual

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Starfrit Rotato Express Electric Peeler

Starfrit Rotato Express Electric Peeler

OPERATING AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Item no.
093209
Voltage (V)
6
Milliamps. (mA)
500

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
(Read the instructions before use)

WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, serious personal injury, and/or property damage:

  • To protect against electric shock, do not immerse, adapt, plug, or product in water or expose it to other liquids.
  • Keep the appliance out of the reach of children and persons with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capabilities. Close adult supervision is necessary when any appliance is used near children.
  • Do not operate the product if the adaptor is damaged, or after the appliance malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Do not attempt to examine or repair this product yourself. Please call the customer service number provided in this user manual.
  • Always disconnect the adaptor from the appliance when not in use, before changing parts, cleaning, or moving the appliance.
  • Do not plug or unplug the adaptor into/from the electrical outlet with a wet hand.
  • Connect the adaptor to an easily accessible outlet so that the appliance can be disconnected immediately in the event of an emergency.
  • Do not use attachments not recommended or not sold by the product manufacturer.
  • Do not use with a programmable device
  • This product is intended for indoor, non-commercial use. Do not use it outdoors or for any other purpose.
  • Do not use the appliance for anything other than its intended use.
  • Do not allow the adaptor cord to hang (e.g., over the edge of a table or counter) or touch hot surfaces.
  • Do not place the product on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven or microwave oven.
  • Always use the appliance on a flat, level, stable surface.
  • The blade is sharp, always pull away the cutter arm before placing the vegetable/fruit on the vegetable holder. The spike on the upper food holder is sharp; handle with care.
  • Batteries must be removed from the appliance before it is discarded and should be disposed of safely and according to national regulations.

ELECTRICAL ADAPTOR
As an alternative to batteries (not included), an electrical adaptor (included) can be plugged into the back of the unit. Always select a 6.0 Volt, 500 mA adaptor with the input/output polarity as follows: – (• +. When not in use, unplug the adaptor.

WARNING:
Blades are sharp and handled with care.

  • Remove all packaging material. Dispose of packaging.
  • Remove the bottom food holder using the plastic knife FIG 1 stored in the compartment under the appliance FIG 2.

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OPERATING AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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TIPS & RECOMMENDED VEGETABLES/FRUITS

NOTE:
For better results read the following tips:

  • Before peeling, put a paper towel beneath the appliance to catch peelings
  • Always use firm, blemish, and symmetrically shaped vegetables/fruits
  • Do not use overripe or soft vegetables/fruits. Never use cooked vegetables/fruits.
  • Fruits or vegetables more than 14 cm tall must be cut in half so the appliance can grip them firmly.

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Peeling is quick and easy with Rotato Express. It peels just the skin without wasting any of the nutritious parts of the vegetable. Rotato Express is simple and safe to operate. Its non-slip base holds t it securely to the counter or other work surface. Rotato Express comes with a little plastic knife, stored conveniently under the base. It’s specially designed for easy removal of potato eyes or other blemishes.

TO USE

WARNING:
The cutter blade and holder spike are sharp, you must handle them with care. Never touch with bare hands.

  1. Never touch with bare hands.1. Center the food on the bottom food holder and press gently.
  2. Lower the upper food holder so that it grasps the food and holds it securely.
  3. Using the height adjustment level, raise the cutter arm so that it rests on top of the food to be peeled.
    WARNING:
    Do not grab the cutter blade as it is razor-sharp!
  4. Turn ON the appliance by pressing on the red button. The skin peels off in one clean, continuous curl.
    NOTE:
    The appliance will stop automatically when the cutter arm reaches the bottom.
  5. Lift the upper food holder from the food and raise it to the top of the support column.
  6. Grasp food and using a gentle back-and-forth rocking motion, remove food from the bottom food holder pulling it towards you.
    NOTE:
    Do not yank the food straight up from the bottom food holder as the holder spike is sharp.
    WARNING:
    Always turn OFF the appliance before removing/placing food on the food holder.

HOW TO CHANGE THE BLADE

NOTE:
The blades are specially designed to give clean and easy peeling or cutting. When the blade skips or jams, or is excessively clogged, it’s time to change blades.

  1. Turn the appliance upside down and open the battery compartment located underneath the base. Remove the batteries (if installed) to reach the blade storage compartment and open it. Remove one of the new blades.Starfrit Rotato Express Electric Peeler 5
  2. Remove the cutter head by gently pulling the lock-in attachment from the cutter arm.Starfrit Rotato Express Electric Peeler 6
  3. Unlatch and slide the used blade away from the blade holder. Dispose of the used blade using the same precautions taken with a sharp razor.Starfrit Rotato Express Electric Peeler 7
  4. Slide the new blade down the ridge of the blade holder. Starfrit Rotato Express Electric Peeler 8
  5. Put the cutter head back on the appliance by inserting the lock-in attachment into the cutter arm.Starfrit Rotato Express Electric Peeler 9

WARRANTY

1-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY.
This warranty covers any defects in materials and workmanship for one (1) year from the date of the original purchase. Please retain your original receipt as proof of the purchase date. Any complaints must be registered within the warranty period. The product will be repaired, replaced (parts including blades or entire appliance), or refunded at our sole discretion. Shipping charges may apply.

This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts or damage resulting from any of the following:
Negligent use or misuse of the product including failure to clean the product regularly, use for commercial purposes, accident, use on improper voltage or current, use contrary to the operating instructions, disassembly, repair, or alteration by anyone other than a STARFRIT authorized service agent.

POTATO AND CHEESE CHOWDER
An easy to make soup for those days when you just can’t think of what to eat.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) peeled and diced raw potatoes
  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) butter
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) peeled and finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) flour
  • 2 cups (500 ml) of milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) finely grated sharp white cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley

PREPARATION
Using your Rotato Express, peel potatoes. Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender. Drain saving cooking water for later. Add bouillon cubes to the hot liquid and stir until dissolved. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add flour and stir continuously for 10-15 minutes until a paste forms. Add onion and green pepper and sauté until the onion begins to soften, and then remove from heat. Add milk and potato water all at once, return to medium heat, and salt and pepper to taste.

Continue cooking until boiling and smooth, stirring constantly. Turn the fire to low and simmer for 2 minutes. Add cheese and stir until melted. Stir in potatoes and heat thoroughly. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve hot.

VEGETABLE CHOWDER
A wonderful meal in a bowl that goes great with your favorite bread.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) butter
  • 1 cup (250 ml) diced celery
  • 1 cup (250 ml) diced carrot
  • 1 cup (250 ml) peeled and diced potato
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) peeled and diced onion
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) peeled and diced turnip
  • 1 cup (250 ml) frozen peas
  • 1 cup (250 ml) thinly sliced green pepper
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) thinly sliced leek
  • 4 cups (1 litre) of milk scalded
  • 1 cup (250 ml) boiling water
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (3 ml) pepper
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) grated cheddar cheese

PREPARATION
Using your Rotato Express, peel the potato and turn it. Dice potato, turnip, and onion into 1/2 inch (12 mm) cubes and set aside. Put water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. In a large saucepan melt the butter, then add the celery, carrot, potato, turnip, onion, leek, water, salt, pepper, and sugar. Cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender-crisp, about 10 minutes. Add peas and green pepper and simmer for about 5 minutes more or until all the vegetables are tender. Add the hot milk. Sprinkle in parsley. Ladle into soup bowls and sprinkle each with grated cheese.

SWISS STEAK
A good, hearty “comfort food” beef dish.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 lbs (1.1 kg) round steak cut 1 inch (25 mm) thick
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) peeled and sliced onion
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (22 ml) dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 ml) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) ground black pepper

PREPARATION
Peel the outer skin of the onion and slice the onion across the grain making 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick rings. Set aside. Peel skin from tomatoes using Rotato Express. Chop thoroughly, and set aside. Combine flour, mustard, salt and pepper. Pound as much of the mixture as possible into the steak with a meat hammer. Or if necessary, use the edge of a heavy plate. Cut the meat into serving-sized pieces.

Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet or Dutch oven. Brown the meat well on both sides. Sprinkle onion, garlic, and carrots over the meat. Add tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar. Cover and gently heat until the tomatoes begin to break up. Stir sauce to blend, turn meat over, cover tightly, and simmer for about two hours or until meat is very tender. Stir often and add a little water if necessary to keep the sauce from sticking. Serve with potatoes, rice, or egg noodles.

MANGO DESSERT
A refreshing and exotic dessert.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium to large spiraled mangos
  • 1/2 tsp (3 ml) of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) of shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) of chopped pecans
  • Pineapple yogurt

PREPARATION

Using the Rotato Express, peel off the mango skin and discard. Continue the peeling of the mango until there is essentially nothing left to peel. Transfer the mango strands into a bowl and lightly cover with lemon juice to prevent the mangos from darkening. Lightly mix in the shredded coconut and chopped pecans. Transfer to a serving plate and top with pineapple yogurt. Very yummy!

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FAQS About Starfrit Rotato Express Electric Peeler

How does the Starfrit Rotato Express Electric Peeler work?

The Rotato Express features a rotating arm with a blade that peels fruits and vegetables as they’re pressed against it. It operates with electricity, making the peeling process quick and efficient.

What types of fruits and vegetables can the Rotato Express peel?

The Rotato Express is designed to peel a variety of fruits and vegetables, including potatoes, apples, pears, kiwis, cucumbers, and more.

Is the Rotato Express easy to use?

Yes, the Rotato Express is generally considered easy to use. Users simply need to place the fruit or vegetable on the prongs, press the power button, and then watch as it peels automatically.

Is it safe to use the Rotato Express?

When used properly according to the instructions, the Rotato Express is safe. However, users should still exercise caution when handling the appliance and the produce being peeled.

Can the Rotato Express peel irregularly shaped fruits and vegetables?

While the Rotato Express is best suited for uniformly shaped produce, it can handle some irregular shapes. However, extremely irregular shapes may not peel as efficiently.

Is the Rotato Express easy to clean?

Yes, the Rotato Express is generally easy to clean. The blade and other removable parts can typically be washed with soap and water, while the main unit can be wiped down with a damp cloth.

Does the Rotato Express require any maintenance?

The Rotato Express typically doesn’t require much maintenance beyond regular cleaning. However, users should periodically check for any signs of wear or damage to the blade and other components.

What power source does the Rotato Express require?

The Rotato Express is powered by electricity and usually plugs into a standard household outlet.

Can the Rotato Express peel large quantities of produce?

Yes, the Rotato Express can peel large quantities of produce, making it a convenient option for food preparation in commercial kitchens or for home cooks who frequently peel fruits and vegetables in bulk.

Is the Rotato Express suitable for people with disabilities or limited hand mobility?

While individual experiences may vary, some users with disabilities or limited hand mobility find the Rotato Express helpful due to its automated peeling process. However, it’s always a good idea to try it out or consult with a healthcare professional if unsure.

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