Instant Vortex Pro Air Fryer, 10 Quart User Manual

Instant Vortex Pro Air Fryer, 10 Quart User Manual

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VORTEX™ PRO
10 QUART AIR FRYER OVEN
User manual
Important safeguards
Product, parts and accessories
Get started
Control panel
Cooking
Rotisserie cooking
Care, cleaning and storage
Troubleshooting
Warranty
Contact
WARNING
Read this manual carefully and completely and retain for future reference.
Failure to adhere to safety instructions may result in serious injury or damage.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
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(Yes, we have to)
At Instant Brands™ your safety always comes first. The Instant™ Vortex™ Pro
family was designed with your safety in mind, and we mean business. Visit
instantappliances.com to learn about this appliance’s safety mechanisms.
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always
be followed:
01 READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS, SAFEGUARDS, AND WAR NINGS
BEFORE OPERATING THE APPLIANCE. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE
SAFEGUARDS AND INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN INJURY AND/OR
PROPERTY DAMAGE.
02 The appliance’s outer surfaces may become hot during use. DO NOT
touch hot surfaces. Wear proper hand protection when handling hot
components. Extreme caution must be used when moving the appliance.
Let the appliance cool to room temperature before handling or moving.
03 To protect against the risk of electrical shock, DO NOT
immerse power cord, plug, or the appliance in water or other liquid.
04 DO NOT rinse the appliance under tap.
05 The cooking chamber contains electrical components. To avoid electrical
shock, DO NOT put liquid of any kind into the cooking chamber.
06 This appliance is NOT to be used by children or by persons with reduced
physical, sensory, or mental capabilities. Close supervision is necessary
when this appliance is used near children and these individuals. Children
should not use or play with this appliance.
07 Unplug from the outlet when not in use, as well as before adding or
removing parts or accessories, and before cleaning. To unplug, grasp
the plug and pull from the outlet. NEVER pull on the power cord.
08 Avoid making contact with moving parts.
09 Inspect the appliance and power cord regularly. DO NOT operate
any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance
malfunctions, or is dropped or damaged in any manner. For assistance,
contact the Customer Care Team at [email protected]
or 1-800-828-7280.
WARNING
Read this manual carefully and completely and retain for future reference.
Failure to adhere to safety instructions may result in serious injury or damage.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
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10 DO NOT use any accessories or attachments not authorized by
Instant Brands Inc. The use of attachments not recommended by
the manufacturer, may cause a risk of injury, fire or electric shock.
11 For household countertop use only. DO NOT use outdoors. Not for
commercial use.
12 DO NOT place the appliance on any kind of stovetop, or in a heated
oven; heat from an external source will damage the appliance.
13 DO NOT let power cord contact hot surfaces or open flame, including
a stovetop.
14 DO NOT use appliance for anything other than intended use.
15 Proper maintenance is recommended after each use. Refer to Care,
cleaning and storage. Let the appliance cool to room temperature
before cleaning or storage.
16 Spilled food can cause serious burns. A short powersupply cord is provided to reduce the hazards resulting from grabbing,
entanglement and tripping. Keep appliance and cord away from
children. NEVER drape cord over edge of table or counter, NEVER use
power outlet below counter, and NEVER use with an extension cord.
17 DO NOT attempt to repair, replace, alter, or modify components of the
appliance. This may cause electric shock, fire and/or injury, and will
void the warranty.
18 DO NOT tamper with any of the safety mechanisms.
19 DO NOT use the appliance in electrical systems other than 120 V
~ 60 Hz. DO NOT use with power converters or adapters.
20 DO NOT overfill the appliance or accessories. Overfilling may cause
food to contact the heating element, which may result in fire and/or
personal injury.
21 DO NOT cover the cooling vents while the appliance is in operation. Doing
so will prevent even cooking and may cause damage to the appliance.
22 NEVER pour oil into the cooking chamber. Fire and personal injury
could result.
WARNING
Read this manual carefully and completely and retain for future reference.
Failure to adhere to safety instructions may result in serious injury or damage.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
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23 While cooking, the internal temperature of the appliance reaches several
hundred degrees. To avoid personal injury, NEVER place unprotected
hands inside the appliance until it has cooled to room temperature.
24 When cooking, DO NOT place the appliance against a wall or against
other appliances. Leave at least 13 cm / 5″ of free space on the back,
sides, and above the appliance. DO NOT operate the appliance on or
near combustible materials such as tablecloths and curtains. DO NOT
place anything on top of the appliance.
25 When in operation, hot air is released through the cooling vents. Keep
your hands and face at a safe distance from the cooling vents and take
extreme caution when removing the accessories from the appliance.
26 Should the unit emit black smoke, press Cancel and unplug the
appliance immediately. Wait for smoking to stop before opening the
door, then clean the appliance thoroughly.
27 DO NOT leave the appliance unattended while in use.
28 NEVER connect this appliance to an external timer switch or separate
remote-control system.
29 Use extreme caution when removing hot accessories from the cooking
chamber or disposing of hot grease.
30 Oversized foods and/or metal utensils must not be inserted into the
cooking chamber as they may cause risk of fire and/or personal injury.
31 DO NOT store any materials, other than the included accessories, in the
cooking chamber when not in use.
32 DO NOT place any combustible materials in the cooking chamber, such
as paper, cardboard, plastic, Styrofoam or wood.
33 DO NOT use appliance accessories in any other appliance including
microwave ovens, toaster ovens, convection or conventional ovens,
ceramic, electric, induction or gas cooktops, or outdoor grills.
34 Use extreme caution when moving an appliance
contaning hot oil or other hot liquids.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
WARNING
Read this manual carefully and completely and retain for future reference.
Failure to adhere to safety instructions may result in serious injury or damage.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
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WARNING
To avoid injury, read and understand the instructions in this user manual before
attempting to use this appliance.
WARNING
Electrical shock hazard. Use grounded outlet only.
• DO NOT remove ground.
• DO NOT use an adapter.
• DO NOT use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions may result in electric shock and/or serious injury.
WARNING
THE FAILURE TO FOLLOW ANY OF THE IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS AND/OR
THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SAFE USE IS A MISUSE OF YOUR APPLIANCE THAT
CAN VOID YOUR WARRANTY AND CREATE THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY.
Special cord set instructions
As per safety requirements, a short power supply cord is provided to reduce the hazards
resulting from grabbing, entanglement and tripping.
This appliance has a 3-prong grounding plug. To reduce the risk of electric shock, plug
the power cord into a grounded (earthed) electrical outlet that is easily accessible.
Product specifications
Model:
Vortex Pro 10 1500 W 120 V ~ 60 Hz 10 Quart 17.53 lb / 7.95 kg in: 13.78D x 13.23W x 14.37H
cm: 35D x 33.6W x 36.5H
Find your model name and serial number
Find both of these on the rating label on the back of the air fryer oven, near the
power cord.
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Table of contents
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS …………………………………………………………………………… 1
Special cord set instructions………………………………………………………………………..5
Product specifications …………………………………………………………………………………5
Find your model name and serial number ………………………………………………….5
Product, parts and accessories ………………………………………………………………………. 7
Get started…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8
Initial set up…………………………………………………………………………………………………8
Initial test run ………………………………………………………………………………………………9
Control Panel……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 10
Settings……………………………………………………………………………………………………..11
Status messages………………………………………………………………………………………..12
Cooking ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 13
Air Fry, Roast, Broil and Bake……………………………………………………………………..13
Cooking tips ……………………………………………………………………………………………..15
Proof, Dehydrate, Reheat and Toast…………………………………………………………..16
Rotisserie cooking ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 18
Rotisserie accessories………………………………………………………………………………..18
Removing the accessories …………………………………………………………………………22
Care, cleaning and storage ………………………………………………………………………….. 23
The oven door…………………………………………………………………………………………..24
Troubleshooting…………………………………………………………………………………………… 25
Warranty………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 26
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Product, parts and accessories
Before using your awesome new air fryer oven, make sure that everything is present and
accounted for.
Air fryer oven
Accessories
Illustrations in this document are for reference only and may differ from the actual product.
Always refer to the actual product.
Air vents (rear)
Control panel
Cooking tray (x2)
Lid
Rotisserie spit
Rotisserie basket
Rotisserie lift
Rotisserie fork
Setting screw (x2)
Open/close indicator
Drip pan
Heating element (interior)
Oven door
Cooking chamber (interior)
Power cord (rear)
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Get started
Initial set up
“No one is born a great cook; one learns by doing.” – Julia Child
01 Pull that Vortex Pro out of the box!
02 Remove all the packaging material from in and around the oven, and make sure to
remove all the accessories from inside the oven chamber.
Don’t remove the safety warning stickers or the rating label from the air fryer.
03 You may be tempted to put the Vortex Pro on your stovetop — but don’t do it! Place it
on a stable, level surface, away from combustible material and external heat sources.
Do not place your Vortex Pro on top of another appliance.
Make sure to leave at least 13 cm / 5″ of space above and around all sides of the
appliance.
04 Follow the Care, cleaning and storage instructions to wash your new air fryer before
using it.
Is something missing or damaged?
Get in touch with a Customer Care Advisor through our chat widget at
instantappliances.com/#chat, by email at [email protected] or by
phone at 1-800-828-7280 and we’ll happily make some magic happen for you!
WARNING
Read the Important
safeguards before using
the appliance. Failure
to read and follow those
instructions for safe use
may result in damage
to the appliance,
property damage or
personal injury.
Do not place the
appliance on a stovetop,
on another appliance,
or in a heated oven.
Heat from an external
source will damage
the appliance.
Do not place anything on
top of the appliance, and
do not block the air vents.
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Get started
Initial test run
Do you have to do the test run? No — but getting to know the ins and outs of your Vortex Pro
prepares you for success in the kitchen! Take a few minutes to get to know how this baby works.
Stage 1: Setting up for cooking
This section does not cover Rotisserie
set up or cooking.
See Rotisserie cooking: Rotisserie
accessories for details.
01 Open the oven door.
Place the drip pan on the bottom of
the cooking chamber.
Close the door.
02 Connect the power cord to a 120 V
power source.
The oven is in standby mode and
the display shows OFF.
03 Touch Air Fry.
04 Use the + / – Time keys to adjust the
cook time to 20 minutes (00:20).
05 Touch Start to begin!
The display shows On while the
oven preheats, and the cooking status
shows Preheat.
The first few times you use your air
fryer oven you may notice a plastic
smell. This is normal, non-toxic, and
goes away quickly.
Stage 2: “Cooking” (…but not really,
this is just a test!)
01 When the oven reaches the perfect
temperature, the display shows Add
Food.
Do not add food during the initial
test run.
02 Open the oven door.
Carefully insert both cooking trays
into the preheated cooking chamber.
Close the oven door.
The display alternates to show the
cooking time and temperature, and
the cooking status shows Cook.
03 Part way through cooking, the display
shows turn Food.
Wait 10 seconds for the program to
resume automatically, or, open and
close the oven door to pause and
resume the program manually.
04 The display counts down the last
minute of cooking in seconds.
When the Smart Program completes,
the display shows End and the fan
blows for a little while to help cool
the air fryer.
05 Touch Cancel to return to standby
mode and start cooking for real!
If you forget this last step, the air fryer
will beep to remind you about it after
5, 30, and 60 minutes.
CAUTION
The air fryer oven and air frying accessories will be hot during and after cooking.
To avoid the risk of burn injury, DO NOT touch hot surfaces with unprotected hands.
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Control panel
1 Display Shows the cooking time and the set temperature, as well as
display messages and error codes.
2 + / − Time
Use the + / − Time keys if you want to adjust the cooking time.
Touch and hold the key to scroll quickly.
3 + / − Temp
Use the + / − Temp keys if you want to adjust the cooking
temperature.
Touch and hold the key to scroll quickly.
4 Smart programs
• Air Fry
• Roast
• Broil
• Bake
• Toast
• Reheat
• Proof
• Dehydrate
5 Rotate Touch Rotate during Air Fry or Roast Smart Programs to start
and stop the rotisserie rotation.
6 Light
Touch Light to turn the oven light on and off.
The oven light turns off automatically after 2 minutes.
7 Cancel Touch Cancel to stop a smart program at any time.
8 Start Touch Start to begin a selected smart program.
2 3
1 4
5 6 7 8
Illustrations in this document are for reference only and may differ from the actual product.
Always refer to the actual product.
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Settings
To do this Do this!
Wake the air fryer.
Touch any key or open and close the oven
door. The display shows OFF to let you know
that it’s in standby mode and ready for action.
Turn sounds on and off.
In standby mode, touch and hold both − keys
(beneath Time and Temp) for 5 seconds.
Error alerts cannot be silenced.
Change temperature scale (ºC / ºF).
Touch and hold both the + and − Temp
keys until the display indicates ºC or ºF. The
temperature is displayed in the unit indicated.
Save a custom cooking time
or temperature.
Preset cooking times and temperatures can be
changed to create your own custom settings.
Select a smart program, then use the + / −
Temp and Time keys to make adjustments
as you like. Touch Start to save changes to
memory.
Reset an individual smart program.
In standby mode, touch and hold the smart
program key you want to reset (for example:
Air Fry) for 5 seconds. The cooking time
and temperature for that Smart Program
is restored to the factory default settings.
Reset all smart programs.
In standby mode, touch and hold both +
keys (above Temp and Time) for 5 seconds.
All Smart Programs are restored to default
settings.
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Status messages
The Vortex Pro is in standby mode.
A smart program is in the Preheat stage.
Not applicable to Toast, Proof, Reheat and Dehydrate.
This message appears to let you know that the air fryer oven
has reached the perfect cooking temperature and food can be
added (if it hasn’t been already).
Not applicable to Toast, Proof, Reheat and Dehydrate.
The display shows the cooking time and on-screen messages.
The display also shows the set cooking temperature and
on-screen messages.
Food is ready to be turned or tossed, as recommended
by your recipe.
Only applies to Air Fry and Roast.
The Smart Program has finished.
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Cooking
Cooking in the Vortex Pro is quick and easy — food goes in, crispy deliciousness comes out!
Check out the cooking timetables for guidance, or visit our recipe site for fun, easy-tofollow instructions. You can also download the free Instant Pot app to search recipes,
save favorites and more.
Cooking accessories
The non-stick cooking trays are perforated for airflow and should be used for most foods,
like wings and cauliflower bites.
The non-stick drip pan doubles as a flat cooking tray when you’re baking cookies,
or cooking fragile food like fish, and filled-foods like jalapeno poppers or cheesestuffed chicken.
You can place food right on the cooking tray(s) or the drip pan, or, in/on any oven-safe
cookware on the cooking tray.
For information on the rotisserie accessories, see Rotisserie cooking: Rotisserie
accessories.
Air Fry, Roast, Broil and Bake
These programs give your meals all the rich, crispy flavor of deep frying with little to
no oil, so you can say, “See ya!” to the greasy mess and extra calories! The presets are
a starting point that you can experiment with to get the results you prefer.
Smart
program
Default time Time range Default
temperature
Temperature
range
Notes
Air Fry 18 minutes
(00:18)
1 minute to 1 hour
(00:01 to 01:00) 205°C / 400°F 82 to 205°C
180 to 400°F
For all your
favorite deep-fried
meals, like fries,
cauliflower bites,
wings, nuggets
and more.
Roast 40 minutes
(00:40)
1 minute to 1 hour
(00:01 to 01:00) 193°C / 380°F 82 to 205°C
180 to 400°F
Ideal for vegetable
dishes, beef, lamb,
pork, poultry
and more.
Broil 8 minutes
(00:08)
1 to 40 minutes
(00:01 to 00:40) 205°C / 400°F Not adjustable
Direct top-down
heating, perfect for
melting cheese on
French onion soup,
nachos and more.
Bake 30 mins
(00:30)
1 minute to 1 hour
00:01 to 01:00 185°C / 365°F 82 to 205°C
180 to 400°F
Light and fluffy
cakes and pastries,
scalloped potatoes
and more.
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Cooking
Stage 1: Setting up for cooking
01 Follow steps 01 and 02 in the Initial
test run: Stage 1 to set up the air fryer
oven.
02 Select a Smart Program by touching:
Air Fry, Roast, Broil or Bake.
03 Use the + / − Temp keys to adjust the
cooking temperature.
04 Use the + / − Time keys to adjust the
cook time.
Smart Programs automatically
save the adjustments you make to
the temperature and time settings
when you touch Start.
05 Touch Start to begin!
The display shows On while the oven
preheats.
You can adjust the time or
temperature any time with the
+ / − keys (then press Start to
confirm the change) but changes
made after the Smart Program
begins are not saved.
Stage 2: Cooking
01 When the display shows Add Food,
open the oven door and carefully
place your food items inside.
Except when rotisserie cooking,
you can put food in the oven
before or after preheating, as your
recipe recommends. Cooking
will start 10 seconds after the
notification appears, whether
food has been added or not.
02 Close the oven door. The display
alternates showing the cooking time
and temperature.
03 Part way through cooking, the display
may show turn Food.
This message only appears
during the Air Fry and Roast Smart
Programs.
Open the oven door if you want to
turn or toss your food, or, if you’re
using both cooking trays, swap their
positions in the cooking chamber for
more even results.
Close the oven door to resume the
cooking program.
If your food doesn’t need to be
flipped, wait 10 seconds for the
program to resume automatically.
04 When the display shows End, carefully
open the door, and, using proper
hand protection, remove your food
from the cooking chamber.
CAUTION
The air fryer oven and air frying accessories
will be hot during and after cooking. Do not
touch hot surfaces with unprotected hands.
Allow all items to cool to room temperature,
then clean them according to Care, cleaning
and storage instructions.
Always use proper hand protection
and exercise extreme caution
when adding or removing food
from the hot cooking chamber.
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Cooking
CAUTION
To avoid the risk of fire and/or property damage, do not spray oil into the cooking
chamber.
Cooking tips
Give all your favorite fresh and frozen oven-baked and deep-fried snacks a fighting chance!
• Preheating is an important step! Wait for the Add Food message to appear before
adding food to the cooking chamber.
• When baking cake, pie, quiche, and other treats, use an oven-safe baking dish
covered with foil (or an oven-safe lid) to prevent the top from overcooking.
• When cooking pizza, put both cooking trays in the oven, and place the pizza on
the bottom cooking tray. This keeps the top from overcooking!
• For coated food, like onion rings or deep-fried pickles, use an egg wash with
breadcrumbs rather than liquid-based batters to make sure that batter sticks
to the food.
• Spray food items with cooking oil before adding seasoning to get the seasoning
to stick well.
• For super crispy fries, soak your fresh-cut potato sticks in ice water for 15 minutes,
then pat them dry and spray them lightly with oil before cooking.
• Patting dry moist food items before cooking prevents excess steam and splatter and
gives you crispier results.
• Air frying can cause oil and fat to drip, so always use the drip pan. To prevent excess
smoke, watch the oil levels and carefully remove and drain the drip pan as needed.
Check out the cooking timetables, download the Instant Pot app, or, visit our recipe site
for fun, easy-to-follow recipes.
CAUTION
When cooking meat, always use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal
temperature reaches a safe minimum temperature. Refer to the USDA’s
Safe Minimum Internal Temperature Chart or Health Canada’s Cooking
Temperatures Chart for more information.
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Cooking
Proof, Dehydrate and Reheat and Toast
Smart
program
Default time Time range Default
temperature
Temperature
range
Notes
Dehydrate 7 hours
(07:00)
1 to 72 hours
(01:00 to 72:00) 49°C / 120°F 35 to 79°C
95 to 175°F
Perfect for
homemade fruit
leather, jerky, dried
vegetables
and more.
Reheat 10 minutes
(00:10)
1 to 60 minutes
(00:01 to 01:00) 138°C / 280°F 49 to 182°C
120 to 360°F
Reheat leftovers
without
overcooking
or drying out.
Proof 30 minutes
(00:30)
30 to 40 minutes
(00:30 to 00:40) 32°C / 90°F 32 to 49°C
90 to 120°F
For scrumptious
loaves and rolls,
allow your dough
to rest and rise and
let the yeast
do its job!
01 Follow steps 01 and 02 in the Initial test run: Stage 1 to set up the air fryer oven.
02 Open the oven door and place your food items inside.
Close the door.
03 Select a Smart Program by touching: Proof, Dehydrate or Reheat.
04 Use the + / – Temp keys to adjust the temperature.
If the ambient temperature of your home is higher than the set temperature for Proof,
the air fryer oven will not operate effectively.
05 Use the + / – Time keys to adjust the time.
06 Touch Start to begin!
The display starts to count down right away.
07 When the display shows End, carefully remove your food from the air fryer.
CAUTION
The air fryer oven and air frying accessories
will be hot during and after cooking. Do not
touch hot surfaces with unprotected hands.
Allow all items to cool to room temperature,
then clean them according to Care, cleaning
and storage instructions.
To avoid burn injury, always
use proper hand protection and
exercise extreme caution when
adding or removing food from the
hot cooking chamber.
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Cooking
Toast
Toasting darkness level Default time Notes
L1 (Level 1) 2 minutes and 50 seconds
(02:50) The toasting level is also affected
by how close you place the
cooking tray to the element.
The higher, the hotter!
L2 (Level 2) 3 minutes and 10 seconds
(03:10)
L3 (Level 3) 3 minutes and 30 seconds
(03:30)
01 Follow steps 01 and 02 in the Initial test run: Stage 1 to set up the air fryer oven.
02 Open the oven door and place your food items inside.
Close the door.
03 Touch Toast.
04 The Temp keys are disabled, so use the + / − Time keys to select a toasting level: L1,
L2 or L3.
The time changes automatically with the toasting level.
05 Touch Start to begin!
The display starts to count down right away.
Instant Tip: Flip your toast around the halfway point to make sure it’s toasted evenly
on both sides.
06 When the display shows End, carefully remove your food from the air fryer.
CAUTION
The air fryer oven and air frying accessories
will be hot during and after cooking. Do not
touch hot surfaces with unprotected hands.
Allow all items to cool to room temperature,
then clean them according to Care, cleaning
and storage instructions.
Always use proper hand protection
and exercise extreme caution
when adding or removing food
from the hot cooking chamber.
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Rotisserie cooking
The Instant Vortex Pro is equipped with EvenCrisp™ technology for simple rotisserie-style
cooking with delicious results.
Always insert rotisserie accessories and food items into the cooking chamber before
preheating the air fryer oven.
Read the instructions below and watch this short video to make sure the rotisserie
accessories are being installed correctly. Failure to follow these steps could result in
irreparable damage to the rotisserie catch.
Rotisserie accessories
The rotisserie basket is perforated to allow maximum airflow for the perfect crisp all over.
01 Place food items in the rotisserie
basket. Do not overfill the rotisserie
basket.
02 Align the tab on the rotisserie basket
with the notch in the lid, then place
the lid on the basket.
03 Turn the lid clockwise to secure it.
Optionally, spray the basket with non-stick
cooking spray before adding food to help
prevent sticking.
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Rotisserie cooking
The rotisserie spit and forks are perfect for roasting whole chicken, tenderloin
and much more.
01 Unscrew the 2 setting screws.
02 Remove the forks from the spit.
03 Push your food item onto the spit.
04 Slide the forks onto both ends of
the spit, making sure the prongs are
inserted into the food item securely
on both sides.
05 When you’re happy with the
positioning, tighten the setting
screws to hold the forks in place.
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Rotisserie cooking
Stage 1: Setting up the rotisserie accessories
Follow the steps in Rotisserie cooking: Rotisserie accessories to prepare your food.
01 Open the oven door and slide the rotisserie basket or rotisserie spit onto the guides
in the cooking chamber.
02 Move the red rotisserie catch lever to the right and hold it in position. Notice that the
rotisserie catch inside the cooking chamber withdraws slightly when you move
the lever.
CAUTION
Read these instructions carefully and/or watch the tutorial video to ensure you
are using the rotisserie properly. Failure to follow these steps could result in
damage to the rotisserie catch.
Rotisserie catch
Rotisserie catch lever
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Rotisserie cooking
03 Align the left side of the accessory with
the hole in the rotisserie catch, and set
the right end of the accessory in the
notch on the right.
04 Release the rotisserie catch lever.
05 Rotate the accessory in place to make
that it’s being held securely. The
rotisserie catch inside should move
with the accessory — if it does not
move, keep rotating the accessory
until the rotisserie catch “catches”
it completely.
06 Close the oven door.
Stage 2: Setting up for cooking
01 Connect the power cord to a 120 V power source.
The oven is in standby mode and the display shows OFF.
02 Select a Smart Program by touching: Air Fry or Roast.
03 Use the + / – Temp keys to adjust the cooking temperature.
04 Use the + / – Time keys to adjust the cook time.
05 Touch Start to begin.
The display shows On.
06 Touch Rotate to start rotisserie cooking!
07 When the display shows End, carefully remove the rotisserie accessory as described
in Rotisserie cooking: Removing the accessories on the next page.
Notch
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Rotisserie cooking
CAUTION
The air fryer oven and rotisserie
accessories will be hot during
and after cooking. Always use the
rotisserie lift to remove rotisserie
accessories and exercise extreme
caution when removing food from the
hot cooking chamber. Always use
proper hand protection when handling
and/or disassembling hot rotisserie
accessories.
Removing the accessories
The rotisserie basket and rotisserie spit are installed and removed the same way,
but backwards!
01 Open the oven door.
02 Position the hooks on the rotisserie lift
beneath the left and right arms of the
accessory.
03 Move the rotisserie catch lever to the
right and hold it in position to release
the accessory.
04 Pull the accessory towards you, then
release the rotisserie catch lever.
05 Carefully remove the accessory from
the cooking chamber and place it on
a secure, heat-resistant surface.
Make sure to place it somewhere
it won’t roll away on you!
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Care, cleaning and storage
Clean your Instant Vortex Pro and accessories after each use.
Always unplug the air fryer oven and let it cool to room temperature before cleaning.
Never use harsh chemical detergents, scouring pads, or powders on any of the parts
or components.
Let all surfaces dry thoroughly before use, and before storage.
Part or accessory Cleaning method and notes
Drip pan
Dishwasher safe.
• Remove for cleaning.
• To prevent smoking, make sure grease and food debris is fully removed.
• The drip pan has a non-stick coating. Avoid using metal utensils when cleaning.
Cooking trays Dishwasher safe.
• The cooking trays have a non-stick coating. Avoid using metal utensils when cleaning.
Rotisserie basket Dishwasher safe.
• For best results, use a bristled brush rather than a sponge or cloth.
Rotisserie spit,
forks and screws
Dishwasher safe.
• Disassemble before cleaning.
• If machine washing, place small parts in washable mesh bag.
Rotisserie lift Dishwasher safe.
• Clean as needed.
Removable door
Clean with a damp cloth and mild dish soap.
• Remove the door for cleaning. See Care, cleaning and storage: The oven door
(on the next page) for details.
• Allow the door to air dry completely before reinstalling, otherwise the glass may
experience clouding.
Cooking
chamber
Clean with a damp cloth and mild dish soap.
• Always check the heating coil and cooking chamber walls for oil spatter and food debris,
and clean as needed.
• Ensure the heating coil is dry before turning on the air fryer oven.
• To remove baked-on grease and food residue from the cooking chamber, spray with a
mixture of baking soda and vinegar and wipe clean with damp cloth. For stubborn stains,
allow the mixture to sit on the affected area for several minutes before scrubbing clean.
Exterior Clean with a damp cloth and mild dish soap.
• After cleaning, wipe down with a dry cloth to prevent streaking.
Power cord Clean with a damp cloth and mild dish soap.
• Clean as needed.
Some discoloration may occur after machine washing, but this will not affect the cooker’s safety or performance.
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical
shock and personal injury:
• Do not immerse the
appliance in water.
• Do not rinse the
appliance under a tap.
• Do not wet prongs of the
power cord.
Without proper cleaning,
food and grease splatter
may build up around the
heating element, causing
the risk of smoke, fire, and
personal injury.
If you see or smell
smoke, touch Cancel,
unplug the appliance, and
allow it to cool. Follow
instructions above to
clean the appliance and
accessories.
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Care, cleaning and storage
The oven door
The oven door is installed and removed the same way, but backwards!
Remove the oven door
01 Place one hand on top of the air fryer
oven to hold it firmly in place.
02 Open the oven door to a 45º angle
from the oven.
03 Pull the oven door up from the right
side until it pops out of its track.
Reinstall the oven door
01 Hold the oven door at a 45º angle
from the oven.
02 Align the teeth at the bottom of
the oven door with the grooves
in the air fryer oven.
03 Press down on the right side of the
oven door until it pops into place,
then press the left side down.
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Troubleshooting
Register your Instant Vortex Pro today!
If your problem persists or if you have questions, get in touch with a Customer
Care Advisor through our chat widget at instantappliances.com/chat#, by email at
[email protected] or by phone at 1-800-828-7280.
Problem Possible reason Solution
Black smoke is coming
from the air fryer.
Stop cooking immediately. Cancel the Smart Program then
unplug the air fryer and allow it to cool to room temperature.
Using an oil with a low smoke point.
Choose a neutral oil with a high smoke point,
such as Avocado, Canola, Soybean, Safflower,
or Rice Bran oil.
Food residue on the heating coil,
in the cooking chamber or on the
accessories.
Remove all accessories from the cooking
chamber and clean the area as well as all
accessories thoroughly.
Faulty circuit or heating element.
Contact Customer Care.
Note: Do not attempt to repair the appliance.
White smoke is coming
from the air fryer.
Cooking foods with a high fat
content, such as bacon, sausage,
and hamburger.
Avoid air frying foods with a high fat content.
Water is vaporizing, producing thick
steam.
Pat dry moist food ingredients before air frying.
Do not add water or other liquid to the cooking
chamber when air frying.
Seasoning on food has blown into
the element.
Be mindful when seasoning food.
Spray vegetables and meats with oil before
seasoning to help the seasoning stick.
The air fryer is plugged
in but will not turn on.
The appliance is not properly
plugged in.
Make sure the power cord is plugged into the
outlet firmly.
Outlet is not powered. Plug another appliance into the same outlet to
test the circuit.
The oven door is open. Make sure the door is fully closed.
All lights flash
and a code
appears on the
display.
E1 Temperature sensor issue. Contact Customer Care.
E2 Temperature sensor short circuit. Contact Customer Care.
Any other servicing must be performed by an authorized representative.
Warranty
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Limited Warranty
This Limited Warranty is effective for one year from the date of original consumer purchase. Proof
of original purchase date and, if requested by an authorized representative of Instant Brands Inc.
(“Instant Brands”), return of your appliance, is required to obtain service under this Limited Warranty.
Provided that this appliance is operated and maintained in accordance with written instructions
attached to or furnished with the appliance, Instant Brands will, in its sole and exclusive discretion,
either: (i) repair defects in materials or workmanship; or (ii) replace the appliance. In the event that
your appliance is replaced, the Limited Warranty on the replacement appliance will expire 12 months
from the date of original consumer purchase.
This Limited Warranty extends only to the original purchaser and use of the appliance in the
United States of America and Canada. This warranty does not cover units that are used outside of
the United States of America and Canada.
Any modification or attempted modification to your appliance may interfere with the safe operation
of the appliance and will void this Limited Warranty. This Limited Warranty does not apply in respect
of any appliance or any part thereof that has been altered or modified unless such alterations or
modifications were expressly authorized by an Instant Brands representative.
Limitation and Exclusions
The liability of Instant Brands, if any, for any allegedly defective appliance or part shall in no
circumstances exceed the purchase price of a comparable replacement appliance.
This Limited Warranty does not cover:
1. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, neglect, unreasonable use, use
contrary to the operating instructions, normal wear and tear, commercial use, improper
assembly, disassembly, failure to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance, fire, flood,
acts of God or repair by anyone unless directed by an Instant Brands Representative;
2. Repairs where your appliance is used for other than normal, personal use or when it is used in
a manner that is contrary to published user or operator instructions; or
3. Use of unauthorized parts and accessories, or repairs to parts and systems resulting from
unauthorized repairs or modifications made to this appliance.
The cost of repair or replacement under these excluded circumstances shall be paid by you.
Warranty
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Disclaimer of Implied Warranties
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INSTANT
BRANDS MAKES NO WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
BY STATUTE, USAGE, CUSTOM OF TRADE OR OTHERWISE WITH RESPECT TO THE APPLIANCES
OR PARTS COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES,
CONDITIONS, OR REPRESENTATIONS OF WORKMANSHIP, MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE
QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR DURABILITY.
Some states or provinces do not allow for the exclusion of implied warranties of merchantability
or fitness, so this limitation may not apply to you. In these states and provinces, you have only the
implied warranties that are expressly required to be provided in accordance with applicable law.
Limitation of Remedies; Exclusion of Incidental and Consequential Damage
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE APPLIANCE
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. INSTANT BRANDS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION
WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE APPLIANCE OR DAMAGES WITH RESPECT TO ANY
ECONOMIC LOSS, PERSONAL INJURY, LOSS OF PROPERTY, LOSS OF REVENUES OR PROFITS,
LOSS OF ENJOYMENT OR USE, COSTS OF REMOVAL, INSTALLATION OR OTHER INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE OR KIND.
Warranty Registration
Please visit www.instantappliances.com/support/register to register your new Instant Brands™
appliance and validate your warranty within thirty (30) days of purchase. You will be asked to provide
the store name, date of purchase, model number (found on the back of your appliance) and serial
number (found on the bottom of your appliance) along with your name and email address. The
registration will enable us to keep you up to date with product developments, recipes and contact
you in the unlikely event of a product safety notification. By registering, you acknowledge that you
have read and understand the instructions for use, and warnings set forth in the accompanying
instructions.
Warranty Service
To obtain service under this warranty, please contact our Customer Service Department by phone
at 1-800-828-7280 or by email to [email protected] You can also create a support
ticket online at www.instantappliances.com/support. If we are unable to resolve the problem, you
may be asked to send your appliance to the Service Department for quality inspection. Instant
Brands is not responsible for shipping costs related to warranty service, save and except for shipping
costs associated with the return of your appliance from Canada or within the 48 contiguous states and
the District of Columbia of the United States of America, as provided herein. When returning your
appliance, please include your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and proof of the
original purchase date as well as a description of the problem you are encountering with the appliance.
Instant Brands Inc.
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Ottawa, Ontario
K2T 1C1
Canada
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