Char-Broil THE BIG EASY 7101366 User Manual

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Model 07101366



Read and follow all safety statements, assembly instructions, and use and care directions before attempting to assemble and cook.

Failure to follow all manufacturer’s instructions could result in serious personal injury and/or property damage.


Leave this manual with consumer.


Keep this manual for future reference.


Some parts may contain sharp edges – especially as noted in the manual! Wear protective gloves if necessary.

If you have questions or need assistance during assembly, please call 1-800-241-7548.

To insure your satisfaction and for follow-upservice,register your Oil-less Turkey Fryer online at

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If you smell gas:

1.Shut off gas to the appliance.

2.Extinguish any open flame.

3.Open lid.

4.If odor continues, keep away from the appliance and immediately call your fire department.

Failure to follow these instructions could result in fire or explosion, which could cause property damage, personal injury or death.


1.Never operate this appliance unattended.

2.Never operate this appliance within 10ft (3m) of any structure, combustible material or other gas cylinder.

3.Never operate this appliance within 25 ft (7.5 m) of any flammable liquid.

4.If a fire should occur, keep away from the appliance and immediately call your fire department.

Failure to follow these instructions could result in fire, explosion or burn hazard, which could cause property damage, personal injury or death.

Installation Safety Precautions

Use Oil-LessTurkey Fryer, as purchased, only with LP (propane) gas and the regulator/valve assembly supplied.

Oil-LessTurkey Fryer installation must conform with local codes, or in their absence of local codes, with either the

National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/ NFPA 54, Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, CSA B149.1, and Propane Storage and Handling, CSA B149.2, Canadian Electrical Code, CSA C22.1 or the Standard for Recreational Vehicles, ANSI

A 119.2/NFPA 1192, and CSA Z240 RV Series, Recreational Vehicle Code, as applicable.

Oil-LessTurkey Fryer is not for use in or on recreational vehicles and/or boats.

This Oil-LessTurkey Fryer is safety certified for use in the United States and/or Canada only. Do not modify for use in any other location. Modification will result in a safety hazard.

Safety Symbols

The symbols and boxes shown below explain what each heading means. Read and follow all of the messages found throughout the manual.


DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.


WARNING: Indicates an potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.



CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or unsafe practice which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.


For residential use only. Do not use for commercial


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For Your Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Grill Service Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Installation Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Safety Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Product Record Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Use and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10

Parts List/ Parts Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-14

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16

Limited Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Registration Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Call Grill Service Center for Help and Parts

If you need assistance with your product or warranty parts call

1-800-241-7548.Hours of Service Center Operation are 8:00 A.M. To 6:00 P.M. EST Monday - Friday.

To order non-warrantyreplacement parts or accessories please visit us on the web or call1-800-241-7548and one of our friendly and knowledgeable agents will be glad to assist you.

IMPORTANT: Fill out the product record information below.

Model Number

Serial Number

See rating label on grill for serial number.

Date Purchased

To insure your satisfaction and for follow-upservice, register your

Oil-LessTurkey Fryer online at:


Do not attempt to repair or alter the hose/valve/regulator for any “assumed” defect. Any modification to this assembly will void your warranty and create the risk of a gas leak and fire. Use only authorized replacement parts supplied by manufacturer.

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Retainer Strap
Safety Cap
LP Cylinder Valve



NEVER store a spare LP cylinder under or near the appliance or in an enclosed area.

Never fill a cylinder beyond 80% full.

An over filled or improperly stored cylinder is a hazard due to possible gas release from the safety relief valve. This could cause an intense fire with risk of property damage, serious injury or death.

If you see, smell or hear gas escaping, immediately get away from the LP cylinder/appliance and call your fire department.

Keep LP tank at a minimum distance of 24” (inches) away from appliance at all times.


LP Cylinder Removal, Transport and Storage

Turn OFF control knob and LP cylinder valve. Turn coupling nut counterclockwise by hand only - do not use tools to disconnect. Install safety cap onto LP cylinder valve. Always

use cap and strap supplied with valve. Failure to use safety

cap as directed may result in serious personal injury

and/or property damage.

LP (Liquefied Petroleum Gas)

LP gas is nontoxic, odorless and colorless when produced. For Your Safety, LP gas has been given an odor (similar to rotten cabbage) so that it can be smelled.

LP gas is highly flammable and may ignite unexpectedly when mixed with air.

• A disconnected LP cylinder in

storage or being transported

must have a safety cap installed (as shown). Do not store an LP cylinder in enclosed spaces

such as a carport, garage, porch, covered

patio or other building. Never leave an LP cylinder inside a vehicle which may become overheated by the sun.

• Do not store an LP cylinder in an area where children play.

LP Cylinder

The LP cylinder used with your appliance must meet the following requirements:

Use LP cylinders only with these required measurements: 12" (30.5cm) (diameter) x 18" (45.7 cm) (tall) with 20 lb. (9 kg.) capacity maximum.

LP cylinders must be constructed and marked in accordance with specifications for LP cylinders of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) or the National Standard of Canada, CAN/CSA-339,Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes for Transportation of Dangerous Goods; and commission, as applicable. See LP cylinder collar for marking.

LP cylinder valve must have:

• Type 1 outlet compatible with

regulator or Oil-LessTurkey Fryer.

• Safety relief valve.

• UL listed Overfill Protection

OPD Hand Wheel

Device (OPD). This OPD safety

feature is identified by a unique triangular hand wheel. Use

only LP cylinders equipped with this type of valve.

LP cylinder must be arranged for vapor withdrawal and include collar to protect LP cylinder valve. Always keep LP cylinders in upright position during use, transit or storage.

LP Cylinder Filling

Use only licensed and experienced dealers.

LP dealer must purge new cylinder before filling.

Dealer should NEVER fill LP cylinder more than 80% of LP cylinder volume. Volume of propane in cylinder will vary by temperature.

A frosty regulator indicates gas overfill. Immediately close LP cylinder valve and call local LP gas dealer for assistance.

Do not release liquid propane (LP) gas into the atmosphere. This is a hazardous practice.

To remove gas from LP cylinder, contact an LP dealer or call a local fire department for assistance. Check the telephone directory under “Gas Companies” for nearest certified LP dealers.

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LP Cylinder Exchange

Many retailers that sell Oil-LessTurkey Fryer's offer you the option of replacing your empty LP cylinder through an exchange service. Use only those reputable exchange companies that inspect, precision fill, test and certify their cylinders.Exchange your cylinder only for an OPD safety feature-equipped cylinder as described in the "LP Cylinder" section of this manual.

Always keep new and exchanged LP cylinders in upright position during use, transit or storage.

Leak test new and exchanged LP cylinders BEFORE connecting to grill.

LP Cylinder Leak Test

For your safety

Leak test must be repeated each time LP cylinder is exchanged or refilled.

Do not smoke during leak test.

Do not use an open flame to check for gas leaks.

Appliance must be leak tested outdoors in a well-ventilatedarea, away from ignition sources such as gas fired or electrical appliances. During leak test, keep appliance away from open flames or sparks.

Use a clean paintbrush and a 50/50 mild soap and water solution. Brush soapy solution onto areas indicated by arrows in figure below.

Do not use household cleaning agents. Damage to gas train components can result.


If “growing” bubbles appear do not use or move the LP

cylinder. Contact an LP gas supplier or your fire


Connecting Regulator to the LP Cylinder

1.LP cylinder must be properly secured onto appliance. (Refer to assembly section.)

2.Turn all control knobs to the OFF position.

3.Turn LP cylinder OFF by turning hand-wheelclockwise to afull stop.

4.Remove the protective cap from LP cylinder valve. Always use cap and strap supplied with valve.





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OPD Hand Wheel

Type 1 outlet with thread on outside

Safety Relief Valve

Strap and Cap

Do not use a POL transport plug (plastic part with external threads)! It will defeat the safety feature of the valve.

5.Hold regulator and insert nipple into LP cylinder valve. Hand-tightenthe coupling nut, holding regulator in a straight line with LP cylinder valve so as not tocross-threadthe connection.

Nipple has to be centered

into the LP cylinder valve.

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Hold coupling nut and regulator

as shown for proper connection

to LP cylinder valve.

Leak Testing Valves, Hose and Regulator

1.Turn control knob to OFF.

2.Be sure regulator is tightly connected to LP cylinder.

3.Completely open LP cylinder valve by turning hand wheel counterclockwise. If you hear a rushing sound, turn gas off immediately. There is a major leak at the connection.Correct before proceeding.

4.Brush soapy solution onto areas circled below.

6.Turn the coupling nut clockwise and tighten to a full stop. The regulator will seal on the back-checkfeature in the LP cylinder valve, resulting in some resistance.An additional one-half to three-quarters turn is required to complete the connection. Tighten by hand only – do not use tools.


If you cannot complete the connection, disconnect regulator and repeat steps 5 and 6. If you are still unable to complete the

connection, do not use this regulator!


Do not insert any tool or foreign object into the valve


outlet or safety relief valve. You may damage the valve


and cause a leak. Leaking propane may result in


explosion, fire, severe personal injury, or death.



This appliance is not intended to be installed in or on a



This appliance is not intended to be installed in or on an



Never attempt to attach this appliance to the self-


contained LP gas system of a camper trailer or motor



Do not use appliance untilleak-tested.

If a leak is detected at any time, STOP and call the fire



If you cannot stop a gas leak, immediately close LP


cylinder valve and call LP gas supplier or your fire



5.If “growing” bubbles appear, there is a leak. Close LP cylinder valve immediately and retighten connections.If leaks cannot be stopped do not try to repair. Call for replacement parts. Order new parts by giving the serial, model number and name and part number of items needed (see parts list) to the Grill Service Center at1-800-241-7548.

6.Always close LP cylinder valve after performing leak test by turning hand wheel clockwise.

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For Safe Use of Your Oil-LessTurkey Fryer and to

Avoid Serious Injury:

The use of alcohol, prescription or non-prescriptiondrugs may impair the consumer's ability to properly assemble or safely operate the appliance.

When cooking, the appliance must be on a level, stable noncombustible surface in an area clear of combustible material. An asphalt surface (blacktop) may not be acceptable for this purpose.

Do not leave appliance unattended. Keep children and pets away from the appliance at all times.

Do not place empty cooking vessel on the appliance while in operation. Use caution when placing anything in cooking vessel while the appliance is in operation.

Do not move the appliance when in use. Allow the cooking vessel to cool to 115°F (45°C) before moving or storing.

This appliance is not intended for and should never be used as a heater.

This appliance will be hot during and after use. Use insulated oven mitts or gloves and long-handledbarbecue utensils for protection from hot surfaces or splatter from cooking liquids.

Keep appliance area clear and free from materials that burn.

Keep appliance area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids.

Keep fuel supply hose away from any heated surfaces.

Use appliance only in well-ventilatedspace. NEVER use in enclosed space such as carport, garage, porch, covered patio, or under an overhead structure of any kind.

Use appliance at least 3 ft. from any wall or surface.

Maintain 10 ft. clearance to objects that can catch fire or sources of ignition such as pilot lights on water heaters, live electrical appliances, etc.















• Apartment Dwellers:

Check with management to learn the requirements and fire codes for using an LP gas appliance in your apartment complex. If allowed, use outside on the ground floor with a three (3) foot clearance from walls or rails. Do not use on or under balconies.

NEVER attempt to light burner with any type of closed cover . A buildup ofnon-ignitedgas inside a closed appliance is hazardous.

Never operate appliance with LP cylinder out of correct position specified in assembly instructions.

Always close LP cylinder valve and remove coupling nut before moving LP cylinder from specified operation position.

Safety Tips

Before opening LP cylinder valve, check the coupling nut for tightness.

When appliance is not in use, turn off control knob and LP cylinder valve.

The grease tray must be inserted into appliance and emptied after each use. Do not remove grease tray until appliance has completely cooled.

If you notice grease or other hot material dripping from appliance onto valve, hose or regulator, turn off gas supply at once. Determine the cause, correct it, then clean and inspect valve, hose and regulator before continuing. Perform a leak test.

Do not store objects or materials under the appliance enclosure that would block the flow of combustion air to the underside of either the control panel or the firebox bowl.

The regulator may make a humming or whistling noise during operation. This will not affect safety or use of grill.

If you have an appliance problem see the "Troubleshooting Section".

If the regulator frosts, turn off appliance and LP cylinder valve immediately. This indicates a problem with the cylinder and it should not be used on any product. Return to supplier!


Putting out grease fires by closing the lid is not possible. This appliance is well ventilated for safety reasons.

Do not use water on a grease fire. Personal injury may result. If a grease fire develops, turn knobs and LP cylinder off.

Do not leave appliance unattended while burning off food residue. Ifappliance has not been regularly cleaned, a grease fire can occur that may damage the product.

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Ignitor Lighting

Do not lean over appliance while lighting.

1.Turn ON LP gas cylinder.

2.Press and turn the control knob to HIGH.

3.Turn ROTARY IGNITOR knob rapidly.

4.If ignition does not occur in 5 seconds, turn the burner control knob OFF, wait 5 minutes, and repeat lighting procedure.

If ignition still does not occur, follow match-lightinginstructions.


Turn control knob and LP cylinder OFF when not in use.


If ignition does NOT occur in 5 seconds, turn the control knob OFF, wait 5 minutes and repeat the lighting procedure. If the burner does not ignite with the valve open, gas will continue to flow out of the burner and could accidently ignite with risk of injury.


s Do not lean over appliance while lighting.

1.Turn ON LP cylinder.

2.Swing match hole plate to expose match lighting hole. Place lit match into match lighting hole of appliance as pictured below. Make sure lit match is placed inside hole and near burner.

3.Push in and turn control knob to HIGH. Be sure burner lights and stays lit.

4.Once lit, swing match hole plate back to cover up match lighting hole. Caution: Plate maybe hot.










Swing Plate


to expose








View is from side of appliance

Burner Flame Check

Light burner, rotate knob from HIGH toLOW. Looking through viewing hole on top of appliance, you should see the flame height decrease when turning knob fromHIGH toLOW. Always check flame prior to each use. If only low flame is seen refer to "Sudden drop or low flame" in theTroubleshooting Section.

Turning Appliance Off

Turn control knob to OFF position. Turn LP cylinder off by turninghand-wheelclockwise to a full stop.

Ignitor Check

Turn gas off at LP cylinder. Turn ignitor knob. "Click" should be heard each time at electrode. See "Troubleshooting" if no click or spark.

Valve Check

Important: Make sure gas is off at LP cylinder before checking valve. Knob locks in OFFposition. To check valve, first push in knob and release, knob should spring back. If knob does not spring back, replace valve assembly before using Oilless Fryer. Turn knob to HIGHposition then turn back to OFFposition. Valve should turn smoothly.

Hose Check

Before each use, check to see if hose is cut, worn or kinked. Replace damaged hose before using applaince. Use only valve/hose/regulator specified by manufacturer.





General Appliance Cleaning

Meat Thermometer: Do not immerse or soak in water. Wash with warm soapy water and wipe dry.

Do not mistake brown or black accumulation of grease and smoke for paint. Interiors are not painted at the factory (and should never be painted). Apply a strong solution of detergent and water or use a grill cleaner with scrub brush on insides of appliance lid and bottom. Rinse and allow to completely air dry.

Do not apply a caustic grill/oven cleaner to painted surfaces.

Plastic parts: Wash with warm soapy water and wipe dry. Do not use citrisol, abrasive cleaners, degreasers or a concentrated grill cleaner on plastic parts. Damage to and failure of parts can result.

Painted surfaces: Wash with mild detergent ornon-abrasivecleaner and warm soapy water. Wipe dry with a soft nonabrasive cloth.

Stainless steel surfaces: To maintain the high quality appearance, wash with mild detergent and warm soapy water and wipe dry with a soft cloth after each use.Baked-ongrease deposits may require the use of an abrasive plastic cleaning pad. Use only in direction of brushed finish to avoid damage. Do not use abrasive pad on areas with graphics.

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If you notice that your grill is getting hard to light or that the flame isn’t as strong as it should be, take the time to check and clean the venturi’s.






In some areas of the country, spiders or small insects have been known to create “flashback” problems. The spiders spin webs, build nests and lay eggs in the grill’s venturi tube(s) obstructing the flow of gas to the burner. The backed-upgas can ignite in the venturi behind the control panel. This is known as a flashback and it can damage your grill and even cause injury.

To prevent flashbacks and ensure good performance the burner and venturi assembly should be removed from the grill and cleaned before use whenever the grill has been idle for an extended period.

Cleaning the Burner Assembly

Follow these instructions to clean and/or replace parts of burner assembly or if you have trouble igniting appliance.

1.Turn gas off at control knob and LP cylinder and disengage regulator from cylinder.

2.Remove top cover, cooking basket and inner liner, shown A. This will expose the burner tube from inside, shownB.

3.Wire brush entire outer surface of burner to remove food residue and dirt.

4.Clean any blocked ports with a stiff wire such as an open paper clip.

5.Disconnect electrode wire underneath appliance, shown C.

6.Remove screws and disengage control panel assembly from unit, shown D.

Cleaning the Burner Assembly (Continued)

7.Clean inner burner as recommended below, shown E. We suggest three ways to clean the burner tube. Use the one easiest for you.

(A)Bend a stiff wire (a light weight coat hanger works well) into a small hook. Run hook through burner tube several times.

(B)Use a narrow bottle brush with a flexible handle (do not use a brass wire brush), run the brush through burner tube several times.

(C)Wear eye protection: Use an air hose to force air into the burner tube and out the burner ports. Check each port to make sure air comes out each hole.

8.Check burner for damage, due to normal wear and corrosion some holes may become enlarged. If any large cracks or holes are found replace burner.

9.Attach electrode to burner.

10.Carefully replace control panel assembly .

VERY IMPORTANT: Burner tube must re-engageover valve

opening. See illustration, shown F.

11. Reposition inner liner, cooking basket and top cover.

Top Cover













Tube cleaner

(see above












Burner Tube

Valve engaged inside burner

tube end correctly

(Control panel hidden to show clearer)

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Food Safety

Food safety is a very important part of enjoying the outdoor cooking experience. To keep food safe from harmful bacteria, follow these four basic steps:

Clean: Wash hands, utensils, and surfaces with hot soapy water before and after handling raw meat and poultry.

Separate: Separate raw meats and poultry fromready-to-eatfoods to avoid cross contamination. Use a clean platter and utensils when removing cooked foods.

Cook: Cook meat and poultry thoroughly to kill bacteria. Use a thermometer to ensure proper internal food temperatures.

Chill: Refrigerate prepared foods and leftovers promptly.

For more information call: USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555In Washington, DC (202)720-3333,10:00 am- 4:00 pm EST.

Grease Tray

• Never use drippings from grease tray.

How To Tell If Meat Is Cooked Thoroughly

Meat and poultry cooked on the appliance often browns very fast on the outside. Use only thawed meat and a meat thermometer to be sure food has reached a safe internal temperature, and cut into food to check for visual signs of doneness.

We recommend food to be at least 40°F before cooking in your appliance.

Whole poultry should reach 165° F. Juices should run clear and flesh should not be pink.

Beef, veal and lamb steaks, roasts and pork chops can be cooked to 160° F.

NEVER partially cook meat or poultry and finish cooking later. Cook food completely to destroy harmful bacteria.

Storing Your Appliance

Clean cooking basket.

Store in dry location.

When LP cylinder is connected to appliance, store outdoors in a well-ventilatedspace and out of reach of children.

If Regulator is disconnected from the LP cylinder, a hook is provided to hang Regulator from the handle as shown.

Cover appliance if stored outdoors. Choose from a variety of covers offered by manufacturer.

Store indoors ONLY if LP cylinder is turned off and disconnected, removed from appliance and stored outdoors.

When removing appliance from storage, follow “Cleaning the Burner Assembly” instructions before starting.

“For Best Results”

Place poultry into Oil-LessTurkey Fryer

with breast up as shown.

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