Breville BDF500XL User Manual

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Due to continued product improvement, the products illustrated/photographed in this booklet may vary slightly from the actual product.

Model BDF500XL Issue - C13

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4 Breville recommends safety first

6 Know your Breville product

8 Operating your Breville product

11 Cooking with your Breville product

16 Cooking techniques & tips

21 Care & cleaning

24 Recipes


Breville recommends safety first

At Breville we are very safety conscious. We design and manufacture consumer products with the safety of you, our valued customer, foremost in mind. In addition we ask that you exercise a degree of care when using any electrical appliance and adhere to the following precautions.

Important safeguards


Carefully read all instructions before operating and save for future reference.

Remove any packaging material and promotional stickers before using the deep fryer for the first time.

Do not place the deep fryer near the edge of a bench or table during operation. Ensure the surface is level, clean and free of water.

Do not place the deep fryer on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or where it could touch a heated oven.

Place the deep fryer at least 8 inches (20cm) away from walls and curtains. Provide adequate space above and on all sides for air circulation around the deep fryer.

Do not use on metal surfaces, for example, a sink drain board.

Always insure the deep fryer is properly assembled before use. Follow the instruction provided in this book.

To protect against electric shock, do not immerse cord in water or any other liquid.

Ensure the deep fryer is completely dry and free of water before adding any oil.

Extreme caution must be used when the deep fryer contains hot oil or other liquid. Do not move the appliance during cooking. Allow the deep fryer to cool before removing oil or other liquid.

Solid oil products, such as butter, margarine or animal fats of any kind should not be used in the deep fryer as they may overheat and cause a fire hazard.

Do not touch hot surfaces.

At no time should the deep fryer be left unattended when in use.

The deep fryer will generate a lot of heat and steam during and after the cooking process. To prevent the risk of burns, do not touch or block the steam ventilation area on the lid. Remove lid to reduce condensation build up.

Take care when opening the lid. This product generate heat and steam at high temperatures, which will escape immediately when the lid is opened. Avoid touching hot surfaces.

Do not place anything on top of the deep fryer when the lid is closed, when in use and when stored.

Always unplug the deep fryer and allow to cool, if appliance is not in use, before cleaning, before attempting to move the appliance, disassembling, assembling and when storing the appliance.

Keep the appliance clean. Follow the cleaning instructions provided in this book.

Do not immerse the deep fryer control panel, element or cord in water or any other liquid.

The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may cause injuries.

Be sure that the basket handle is properly assembled and locked in place. See detailed assembly instructions on page 9.


Breville recommends safety first


Fully unwind the power cord before use.

Do not let the power cord hang over the edge of a bench or table, touch hot surfaces or become knotted.

To protect against electric shock do not immerse the power cord, power plug or appliance in water or any other liquid.

The appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.

Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.

It is recommended to regularly inspect the appliance. Do not use the appliance if the power cord, power plug, or appliance becomes damaged in anyway. Immediately cease use and call Breville Consumer Service for examination, repair or adjustment.

Periodically check for looseness

of screws securing the main unit Handles and the Lid Handle. If found to be loose tighten with the appropriate screw driver.

For any maintenance other than cleaning, visit or call Breville Consumer Service.

This appliance is for household use only. Do not use this appliance for anything other than its intended use. Do not use in moving vehicles or boats. Do not use outdoors. Misuse may cause injury.

The installation of a residual current device (safety switch) is recommended to provide additional safety protection when using electrical appliances. It

is advisable that a safety switch with a rated residual operating current not exceeding 30mA be installed in the electrical circuit supplying the appliance. See your electrician for professional advice.

The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or a separate remote control system.


Overtightening of the screws can result in stripping of screws or cracking of the handle.




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KNOW your Breville product











A.LCD display

Indicates time, temperature plus preprogrammed cooking functions.

B.Scroll/Select Knob

C.Mesh filter

Minimizes cooking odors.

D.Cord storage

E.‘Cool Zone’ technology

Debris falls into cooler oil, preventing excess burning and extending oil life.

F.Cool touch handles

G.Large viewing window

H.Large 4 quart capacity

Easy to disassemble and clean. 2.5lb cooking capacity.

I.Stainless steel exterior

High quality stainless steel cooking surface.


K.Frying basket with fold down handle

Handle folds inside basket for easy storage.

L.Powerful 1800 watt removable element



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Operating your Breville product

Step 1

Remove lid from the deep fryer by grasping the handle on top and lift off.

Step 2

The wire frying basket has a hinged handle for compact storage. Remove the basket from the deep fryer. Extend and lock the basket handle into position by squeezing the two handle prongs together, pull back and lock behind the two wire supports extending from edge of basket.

Step 3

Lift the control panel with attached element upwards and away from the deep fryer.

Step 4

Remove the inner frying bowl by grasping the rim and lifting upwards.

Step 5

To reassemble the deep fryer, reverse steps 1–4.


When assembling your deep fryer for use, please ensure the narrow tongues in the control panel are inserted into the corresponding grooves of the deep fryer body. The deep fryer will not operate unless correctly assembled.

Before first use

Remove any promotional materials and packaging materials before use. Wash the lid, removable inner bowl, stainless steel outer body and wire frying basket in hot soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly. Wipe the element with a soft, damp cloth and dry thoroughly. Reassemble and ensure the bowl is completely free of water before adding any oil.

1.Place the deep fryer on a dry, level surface. Ensure the deep fryer is not too close to the edge of the bench top, and that the power cord or basket handle does not extend over the edge.

Remove the frying basket from the deep fryer and add oil to the bowl. Do not add less than the minimum level mark (2.5 quarts) or exceed the maximum level mark (4 quarts).


NEVER exceed the maximum level mark with oil (maximum is 4 quarts). This product must be filled with oil to the exact marked level. The product will be severely damaged if heated without oil in the frying bowl.

2.Replace the lid.

3.Plug in the power cord. Ensure cord is fully extended. The deep fryer will beep once for self checking, the display panel will illuminate with white background light. The deep fryer enters COOK mode.