Safety & Warnings
- Please read these instructions in full before using the product.
- Do not allow children to play with the product or use it unsupervised. When selecting the location for your device, do so in such a way that children do not have access to the device. Ensure cables are not allowed to overhang or pose a tripping hazard.
- Unplug the product from the mains power supply before cleaning and when it is not in use.
- The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or separate remote-control system.
- If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
- Make sure that the power cord and plug do not come into contact with water.
- Never use the appliance outdoors.
- Place the appliance on a flat, stable heat-resistant and splash-proof surface where it cannot fall.
- Make sure that your hands are dry when you touch the appliance, the power cord or the plug.
- The appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children unless they are older than 8 and supervised.
- Keep the appliance and its cord out of reach of children less than 8 years.
- Warning: This electrical appliance contains a heating function. Surfaces, also different than the functional surfaces, can develop high temperatures. Since temperatures are differently perceived by different persons, this equipment must be used with CAUTION. The equipment should be touched only on the handles and gripping surfaces whilst using heat protecting gloves or similar. Surfaces other than the intended gripping surfaces must be allowed sufficient time to the cooldown before they are touched.
- When the symbol is used, it means “Caution: Hot surface”.
Additional Safety Information
Note: This appliance is rated 1200 watts and should be the only appliance operating on the circuit. The plug must be plugged into an outlet which is properly installed.
Warning: A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the hazards resulting from entanglement or tripping over a longer cord. If it is necessary to use an extension cord, its marked rating of the extension cord must be equal to or greater than the rating of this appliance. The electrical rating is listed on the bottom of this unit.
Power ON light
Reversible Pastry Cutter
Before First Use
- Carefully unpack your pie maker. Remove all packaging materials.
- Place the appliance on a flat, level surface close to a wall outlet. Open the pie maker lid.
- Wipe the cooking plates with a damp cloth so that they are clean.
- Wipe the outside of the housing with a soft damp cloth. NEVER immerse the power cord or plug in water or any other liquid.
- Close the appliance.
- Plug into the wall outlet and pre-heat for 10 minutes.
It is normal to observe some smoke coming from your Pie Maker during this initial phase.
Season the cooking plates with vegetable oil and rub off excess with a paper towel. There is no need to season the plates again.
Using Your Smart Pie Maker
Place the pie maker on a stable, level surface. Close the cover and connect to a power outlet. The red light will illuminate, indicating that the appliance is powered on and preheating. In approximately 3- 8 minutes, the green light will illuminate, indicating the appliance is preheated and ready for use. The green light will cycle on and off during the cooking process, indicating that the correct temperature is being maintained. Always keep the cover closed when preheating or in between uses.
Cakes & Muffins
- If making cakes and muffins, fill the mould directly with approx. 2/3rd full unless the recipe states otherwise. Close the cover and press the locking latch in until it clicks.
- Set a timer for the specified time as indicated in your recipe.
- When the cooking time is complete, unplug the pie maker from the outlet. Pull the locking latch up from the bottom and carefully lift the lid. If you need additional browning, simply close the lid and set the timer to the desired additional time.
- Carefully remove the cake or muffin from the mould by using a nylon or wooden spatula. Do not use metal utensils or the non-stick surface may be damaged.
Pies & Tarts
- If making pies and tarts use the Reversible Pie Cutter to make the moulds. The larger side is for the pie bottom and the smaller for the pie top. The slits in the mould bottom allow you to overlap the dough for a better fit in the mould.
- Unless the recipe states otherwise it is recommended using puff pastry dough for the tops and standard pie dough for the bottom. If using store brought dough you can find puff pastry dough in the freezer section of your supermarket. Pie dough is usually found in the refrigerated section with muffins and cookies.
- Open the pie maker and place the large bottom dough over the pie mould. Add your fillings according to the recipe instructions and the weight of the fillings will cause the dough to drop down into the mould. You can also use the bottom of a ladle to gently press the dough into the mould being careful not to tear the dough. Warning! Surfaces are hot. Never touch the cooking surface directly with your fingers.
- If your recipe calls for a top, place the moulded dough top over the filled mould and close the cover. Press the locking latch in until you hear a click indicating that it is locked.
- Set a timer for the specified time as indicated in your recipe. You will notice the green ready light will cycle on and off during the cooking process indicating that the correct temperature is being maintained.
- When the cooking time is complete unplug the pie maker from the wall outlet. Pull the locking latch up from the bottom and carefully lift the lid. If you need additional browning simply close the lid and set the timer to the desired time.
- Carefully remove the pie from the mould by using a nylon or wooden spatula. Do not use metal utensils to avoid damaging the non-stick surface.
- Use puff pastry dough as opposed to pie dough for pie tops.
- You can store unused moulded pie crust in the freezer by simply adding baking paper in between layers and storing in a plastic freezer bag. Remove excess air from the bag before freezing.
- Ensure you do not use too much or too little filling (as a guide, 2/3rd full for cakes and batter and 3/4 full for pies) or the top of the pie will not contact the heating plate and will not brown as well.
- The pie maker cooks pies within approximately 10 minutes and so will not cook raw fruit fillings or proteins for pies. Pre-cook or use pre-prepared fillings.
Cleaning & Care
Other than the cleaning mentioned in this manual, no other servicing or maintenance of this appliance is required. Repairs, if necessary must be performed by an authorized service centre.
Caution: Do not immerse the appliance, cord or plug in water.
Before cleaning and when finished using your appliance, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and allow to completely cool. In order to prevent food residue, build-up cleans your pie maker after each use.
Wipe the inside and the wells of your pie maker with a clean, soapy sponge or cloth. Remove soap residue with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly. To remove stubborn stains use a nylon brush or other utensil safe for non-stick surfaces. Do not use steel wool or scouring pads. Do not use abrasive cleansers. Wipe the exterior with a clean, damp cloth. Clean the pastry cutter in warm soapy water, do not place the pastry cutter in the dishwasher.
This marking indicates that this appliance should not be disposed with other household wastes. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.