Cook’s Essentials 5.3-quart Air Fryer CM1708 Owner’s Manual

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This PDF instruction manual is for the Cook’s Essentials CM1708 5.3-quart Digital Air Fryer.

Cook’s Essentials 5.3-quart Digital Air Fryer Model # CM1708 QVC # K46295

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(PDF) OWNER’S MANUAL in English (EN) language.


– Important Safeguards
– Automatic Switch-Off
– Overheating Protection System
– Air Fryer Parts
– Using The Digital Control Panel:
Button 1 | Power Button
Buttons 2 & 3 | Timer Control Buttons
Buttons 4 & 5 | Temperature Control
Buttons 6 – 15 | Buttons 6 through 15 – Preset Choices
Time and Temperature
White Fan Icon

– Preset Button Cooking Chart: Frozen French Fries, Chicken (Bone-in Breast and Legs), Steak (1-inch thick; medium-rare), Fish (1-inch thick), Cheese Melt, Chicken Wings, Potato Chips, Bacon, Preheat, Quick 5.
– How to operate Cook’s Essentials CM1708 Air Fryer
– Cooking with the Air Fryer Without Presets
– Preheating the Air Fryer
– Unit Features
– General Operating Instructions
– Before using the Air Fryer for the first time
– Preparing for use
– Shaking
– Settings
– Tips
– Shaking-Cooking Chart: Thin frozen fries, Thick frozen fries, Homemade fries, Homemade potato wedges, Homemade potato cubes, Steak, Hamburger, Frozen chicken nuggets, Mozzarella sticks, Stuffed vegetables.
– Cleaning
– Storage

TROUBLESHOOTING (Problem/Possible Cause/Solution):
– The AIR FRYER does not work
– Food not cooked
– Food is not fried evenly
– Outer Basket won’t slide into Unit properly
– White smoke coming from Unit
– Fresh fries are not fried evenly
– Fries are not crispy


Q: Can I prepare foods other than fried dishes with my Air Fryer?
A: You can prepare a variety of dishes including steaks, chops, burgers and baked goods. See the Air Fryer Recipe Guide.

Q: Is the Air Fryer good for making or reheating soups and sauces?
A: Never cook or reheat liquids in the Air Fryer.

Q: Is it possible to shut off the Unit at any time?
A: Press the Power button once or remove the Outer Basket.

Q: What do I do if the Unit shuts down while cooking?
A: As a safety feature the Air Fryer has an auto shut off device that prevents damage and overheating. Remove the Outer Basket and set it on a heat resistant surface. Allow the Unit to cool down. Remove the power cord from the outlet. Restart with the Power button.

Q: Does the Unit need time to heat up?
A: If you are cooking from a “cold start”, add 3 minutes to the cook time to compensate.

Q: Can I check the food during the cooking process?
A: You can remove the Outer Basket at any time while cooking is in progress. During this time you can “shake” the contents in the Fry Basket if needed to ensure even cooking.

Q: Is the Air Fryer dishwasher safe?
A: Only the Fry Basket, Outer Basket and Cake Pan are dishwasher safe. The Unit itself containing the heating coil and electronics should never be submersed in liquid of any kind or cleaned with anything more than a hot moist cloth or nonabrasive sponge with a small amount of mild detergent.

Q: What happens if the Unit still does not work after I have tried all the troubleshooting suggestions?
A: Never attempt a home repair. Contact the manufacturer and follow the procedures set forth by the warranty. Failure to do so could render your warranty null and void.

Q: What is the purpose of the Sliding Button Guard?
A: The Sliding Button Guard helps to ensure you do not press the Basket Release Button accidentally. Pressing the Basket Release Button causes the Outer Basket to separate from the Fry Basket and may result in injury of not done on a level, heat-resistant surface.

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