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West Bend AFWB12BK13 Electric Air Fryer Oven User Manual

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West Bend AFWB12BK13 Electric Air Fryer Oven

West Bend AFWB12BK13 Electric Air Fryer Oven


When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed including:

  • Read all instructions.
  • Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
  • To protect against fire, electric shock, and injury to persons do not immerse cords, plugs, or other electric parts in water or other liquids.
  • Close supervision is necessary when this appliance is used by or near children.
  • Always unplug from the outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts and before cleaning.
  • Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, after the appliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in any manner. For service information warranty page.
  • The use of accessory attachments not recommended by West Bend may cause fire, electric shock, or injury.
  • Do not use this appliance outdoors.
  • Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
  • Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
  • Do not use the appliance for other than intended use.
  • Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot oil or other hot liquids.
  • Do not attempt to repair this appliance yourself.
  • Attach the plug to the appliance first, then plug the cord into a wall outlet. To disconnect, turn any control to “OFF,” then remove the plug from the wall outlet.
  • Extreme caution must be used when removing the air frying rack or disposing of hot grease.
  • A fire may occur if the appliance is covered or touching flammable material including curtains, draperies, walls, and the like, when in operation. Do not store any item on top of the appliance when in operation.
  • Do not store any materials, other than manufacturers’ recommended accessories in this oven when not in use.
  • Do not place any of the following materials in the oven: plastic, paper, cardboard, and the like.
  • Extreme caution should be exercised when using containers constructed of other than metal or glass.
  • Do not cover the rack, air frying rack, or any parts of the oven with aluminum foil, as overheating will occur.
  • Do not clean with metal scouring pads. Pieces can break off of the pad and touch electrical parts, creating a risk of electrical shock.
  • Oversized foods or metal utensils must not be inserted in this appliance as they may create a fire or risk of electric shock.
  • Avoid contact with moving parts.

Safety Instructions

  • WARNING: Read all safety notices, instructions, illustrations, and technical data provided with this device. Failure to follow the safety notices and instructions may result in electric shock, fire, or injuries.
  • This device may not be used by children aged between 0 and 8. This device may be used by children aged 8 and above if they are constantly supervised.
  • This device may be used by people with reduced physical, sensory, or mental abilities or a lack of experience and/or knowledge if they are supervised or have received instruction on how to use the appliance safely and have understood the dangers resulting from failure to comply with the relevant safety precautions.
  • The appliance and the cord are to be kept away from children younger than 8 years of age.
  • The cleaning and maintenance by the user may not be carried out by children.
  • Animals must be kept away from the appliance and the cord!

CAUTION: Hot Surfaces!

  • The appliance and accessories will become very hot during use. Do not come into contact with heated parts while or after using the appliance! Only touch the handles and control panel while the appliance is in operation or immediately after it has been switched off. Wait until the appliance has cooled down fully before it is transported, cleaned, or stored away. Use oven gloves and the removal tool if necessary when handling the hot accessories.
  • Never use the open door as a deposit surface, e.g. for the baking trays! Hot accessories could damage the door. In addition, the appliance could tip over and present a risk of injury.
  • The appliance is not designed to be operated with an external timer or a separate remote control system.
  • Note the cleaning instructions in the “Cleaning” chapter!

DANGER – Risk of Electric Shock

  • Use and store the appliance only in closed rooms. Do not operate the appliance in rooms with high humidity.
  • Should the main unit fall into the water, cut off the power supply immediately. Do not attempt to pull the appliance out of the water while it is still connected to the main power! Have the appliance checked in a specialist workshop before using it again?
  • Never touch the appliance or the cord with wet hands when the appliance is connected to the main power.

WARNING – Danger of Fire

  • Do not use the appliance in rooms containing easily ignitable or explosive substances.
  • Do not operate the appliance in the vicinity of combustible material. Do not place any combustible materials (e.g. cardboard, paper, or plastic) on or in the appliance.
  • Do not connect the appliance along with other consumers (with a high wattage)to a multiple outlet to prevent overloading and a possible short circuit(fire).
  • Do not insert anything into the ventilation openings of the appliance and make sure that these do not become clogged.
  • Make sure that foodstuffs containing oil and fats are not overheated. Do not place any vessels filled with oil or other liquids into the appliance.
  • Do not cover the appliance during operation to prevent it from catching fire.
  • In the event of a fire: Do not extinguish with water! Smother the flames with a fire blanket or a suitable fire extinguisher.

WARNING – Danger of Injury

  • Keep children and animals away from plastic bags and films. There is a danger of suffocation.
  • Make sure that the cord is always kept out of the reach of small children and animals. There is a danger of strangulation.
  • Make sure that the connected cord does not present a trip hazard. The cord must not hang down from the surface on which the appliance is placed to prevent the appliance from being pulled down.
  • Take care when opening the door! There is a danger of scalding from hot steam.

NOTICE – Risk of Damage to Material and Property

  • The appliance should only be connected to a properly installed outlet. The outlet must be readily accessible so that the connection to the mains can quickly be isolated. The mains voltage must match the technical data of the appliance.
  • Unwind the cord fully before connecting to the appliance.
  • Remove the mains plug if a fault occurs during operation. Otherwise always switch off the appliance first before the mains plug is pulled out of the outlet.
  • Always pull the mains plug and never the cord when disconnecting the appliance from the mains power. Do not pull or carry the appliance by the cord.
  • Always check the appliance for damage before putting it into operation. The appliance should only be used when it is undamaged and in working order! Do not use the appliance if it has malfunctioned, fallen, or been dropped in water. Have it checked in a specialist workshop before using it again?
  • Always place the appliance on a dry, even, firm, and heat-resistant surface. Never place the appliance on a soft surface. The ventilation slots on the bottom of the appliance must not be covered. Otherwise, it could overheat and be damaged.
  • Do not place the appliance on or next to heat sources such as hobs or ovens. Keep open flames, e.g. burning candles, away from the appliance and the cord.
  • Do not expose the appliance to extreme temperatures, persistent moisture, direct sunlight, or impacts.
  • Make sure that the cord is not squashed, bent, or laid over sharp edges and does not come into contact with hot surfaces (e.g. of the appliance).
  • Never place objects on the appliance or the cord.
  • Use only original accessories from the manufacturer to guarantee that no interference may prevent the appliance from working and to avoid possible damage.

Intended Use

  • This device works with hot air and is not a conventional fryer that is filled with oil or deep-frying fat. It is suitable for frying, baking, grilling, drying, keeping warm or defrosting food. It generally works like a conventional fan oven.
  • The appliance is not suitable for preparing or heating liquids such as soups or sauces.
  • The appliance is only suitable for private use, not for commercial use or use similar to home, e.g. in hotels, bed and breakfasts, offices, staff kitchens, or similar.
  • The appliance should only be used as described in these operating instructions. Any other use is deemed to be improper. Incorrect operation and incorrect handling may cause faults with the appliance and cause injury to the user.
  • The following are excluded from the warranty: all defects caused by improper handling, damage, or unauthorized attempts at repair. The same applies to normal wear and tear.

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Please check all packaging material carefully before discarding. Many accessory parts are contained within the packaging material. Clean the air frying rack and air fryer basket in hot, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and dry. The air frying rack and basket are dishwasher safe. Wipe the inside of the cooking chamber and the outside surfaces of the air fryer with a damp cloth if necessary. Never dip the appliance in water or fill the baking compartment with water! Run the air fryer for the first time without any food in it, as it may produce some smoke or odors due to coating residues. Allow the appliance to heat up on the highest temperature setting for approx. 15 minutes without any food in it (see the “Using Your Air Fryer” section of the manual).


  1. Plug the cord into the appliance, then plug the air fryer into a 120 volt, AC outlet ONLY. Place the air fryer on a dry, level, heat-resistant surface away from any edge. Ensure that there is at least 4 inches of clearance on the sides and top of the air fryer.
  2. Pull out the air fryer basket. Ensure that the air frying rack is placed at the bottom of the basket.
  3. Prepare food to be cooked and place it into the frying basket. Do not overfill the basket. Do not place food packed in plastic wrap or plastic bags in the air fryer. Do not use roasting bags in the air fryer.
  4. Push the food basket fully into the air fryer until it clicks in place.
  5. West Bend AFWB12BK13 Electric Air Fryer Oven 2 Press the On / Off button. The displays on the control panel will illuminate. 360°F will display. Choose either a preset setting or adjust the temperature and cooking time.
  6. Until you are familiar with the air fryer, the cooking progress of the food should be checked periodically to ensure that it does not burn. To do this, pull out the air fryer basket, check the food, and stir if necessary. Operation is resumed once the basket is replaced.
  7. Once the cooking time has elapsed, the air fryer switches off automatically and a beep is heard. If the air fryer needs to be stopped early, press the On / Off button.
    There is a cool-down cycle after the appliance is turned off. You will hear a fan run after the On / Off button is pressed, or the appliance finishes the cooking cycle.
  8. Carefully pull out the basket and take the cooked foods out of the air fryer.
  9. Unplug the cord from the electrical outlet. Allow the air fryer and accessories to cool completely before cleaning.

The time and temperature can be manually adjusted with the up and down arrow buttons, then start the cooking process by pressing the On / Off button. Choose a program by touching the “M” menu symbol on the panel until the desired preset function is illuminated. The program can be adjusted with the +/- time and temperature buttons. Press the On / Off button to begin the cooking process immediately when using a preset function. The symbols represent the following preset functions:

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  • While the Air Fryer is operating, the display will cycle between displaying time and temperature.
  • There is a cool-down cycle after the air fryer oven is turned off. A fan will run after the cooking cycle is complete and the appliance shuts off.
  • The temperatures and cooking times specified in this manual and the included recipes are guideline figures. As ingredients will differ due to their origin, size, shape, and quality, the settings required may vary. It is important to check how the food is cooking from time to time and adjust the temperature or cooking time. ALWAYS USE A MEAT THERMOMETER TO ENSURE THAT MEAT, POULTRY, AND FISH ARE COOKED THOROUGHLY BEFORE EATING.
  • Rotate the food around halfway through the cooking time to make sure it is cooked more evenly.
  • As a general rule, when air frying, reduce the package’s suggested conventional cook time by 20% to 30% depending on the food and amount to be cooked.
  • The quantity, density, and weight of foods will alter the total air frying time necessary. Cooking smaller batches will result in shorter cook times and more even cooking.
  • It is important to place your food as evenly in the basket as possible to ensure even cooking.
  • For crispier results, air fry small batches of freshly breaded foods. Create more surface area by cutting food into smaller pieces. Press breading onto food to help it adhere. Refrigerate breaded foods for at least 30 minutes. Spray with oil before air frying.
  • Arrange breaded food on the air frying rack so that food is not touching to allow airflow on all surfaces.
  • Do not overfill with food.
  • Typically no oil is required for preparing food, but you can add oil to your food to enhance the taste. Using spray olive oils or vegetable oils works best as the oil is distributed evenly and less oil is needed overall.
  • Generally, it is not necessary to preheat the air fryer.


  1. Unplug the air fryer and cool it completely. Do not clean the air fryer or accessories until they have cooled.
  2. Wash the accessories using hot, soapy water or in the dishwasher. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
  3. Wipe the interior and exterior surfaces of the air fryer with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly. DO NOT immerse the air fryer in water or any other liquid. Do not use any abrasive scrubbers.


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Appliance 1-Year Limited Warranty
West Bend® (“the Company”) warrants this appliance from failures in the material and workmanship for one (1) year from the date of original purchase with proof of purchase, provided that the appliance is operated and maintained in conformity with the Instruction Manual. Any failed part of the appliance will be repaired or replaced without charge at the Company’s discretion.

This warranty applies to indoor household use only. This warranty does not cover any damage, including discoloration, to any non-stick surface of the appliance. This warranty is null and void, as determined solely by the Company if the appliance is damaged through accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, scratching, or if the appliance is altered in any way.


If you think the appliance has failed or requires service within its warranty period, please contact the Customer Care Department through our website at www.westbend.com “Support” – > “Contact Us”. A receipt proving the original purchase date will be required for all warranty claims, handwritten receipts are not accepted. You may also be required to return the appliance for inspection and evaluation. Return shipping costs are not refundable. The Company is not responsible for returns lost in transit.

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FAQS About West Bend AFWB12BK13 Electric Air Fryer Oven

What is the capacity of the West Bend AFWB12BK13 Electric Air Fryer Oven?

The West Bend AFWB12BK13 has a capacity of 12.6 quarts, which is quite spacious and suitable for cooking large meals.

What cooking functions does it offer?

This air fryer oven offers multiple cooking functions, including air frying, baking, grilling, and roasting, giving you versatility in your cooking options.

What is the power rating of the appliance?

The West Bend AFWB12BK13 Electric Air Fryer Oven typically has a power rating of around 1700 watts, providing efficient cooking performance.

Is it easy to clean?

Yes, the removable parts of the West Bend AFWB12BK13, such as the drip tray and cooking racks, are dishwasher safe, making cleanup convenient.

Does it come with any accessories?

Yes, it usually comes with accessories like a baking pan, a grill rack, and a recipe book to help you get started with using the appliance.

What temperature range does it offer?

The West Bend AFWB12BK13 Electric Air Fryer Oven typically has a temperature range of 100°F to 450°F, allowing you to cook a variety of dishes at different temperatures.

Does it have a timer function?

Yes, it usually comes with a built-in timer function that allows you to set the cooking time for your dishes, helping to prevent overcooking.

Is it suitable for cooking for a family?

Yes, with its large capacity, the West Bend AFWB12BK13 Electric Air Fryer Oven is suitable for cooking meals for families or larger gatherings.

What safety features does it have?

The appliance typically comes with safety features such as overheat protection and automatic shut-off, ensuring safe operation during use.

Can it replace a traditional oven?

While it offers similar cooking functions to a traditional oven, it may not completely replace one, but it can be a convenient alternative for certain cooking tasks, especially for air frying and quick meals.

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