User Manual / Warranty Conditions for the Pan:
(models PRO-960, PRO-960-3, PRO-960i, PRO-915, PRO-720, PRO-720i, PRO-675, PRO-580, PRO-580i, PRO-545, PRO-460, PRO-460i, PRO-450, PRO-545-CAT, PRO-545i-CAT, PRO-450-CAT, PRO-450i-CAT, Basic-580, Basic-720, Basic-960)
Before using the appliance, please read the user manual. The appliance is for outdoor use only. It operates on grill gas (propane / butane).
• The appliance must not be left unattended during operation.
• Use of the appliance is prohibited for children.
• TThe appliance is for outdoor use only.
• The appliance is for specific use only.
• The pan will become hot during operation and may burn. We recommend using heat resistant gloves.
• Do not move the appliance or the gas cylinder while operating the appliance.
• Do not attempt to detach any part of the appliance while operating it.
• Do not store flammable materials near the appliance while operating it.
• The gas burner may only be repaired at the places specified for it.
• Always close the gas cylinder tap / valve and burner gas taps after operation.
• If you smell gas, please close the gas taps immediately.
• Never use a device that is not technically sound.
• Do not expose the gas cylinder to direct sunlight.
• The gas hose must be replaced every two years.
• When assembling the unit, always tighten the bolts retaining legs of the unit.
Appliance Specifications and Parts:
- Gas burner, power of 6.5 – 21 KW
- Legs, 3 pcs
- 3-5 mm steel or stainless steel pan
- Wind protection / appliance bearing construction
- Fastening devices
- Lid for the pan (only on Cataplana models)
Gas reducers: make sure that the gas cylinder and the gas reducer are compatible.
Ignition and use:
1. Check that the gas cylinder is full.
2. Check that the gas reducer is properly attached to the gas cylinder.
3. Use a 30 mbar gas reducer with a gas flow rate of max 1 kg/h.
4. Check that all joints are tightly secured.
5. Make sure that the adjustment knobs are in position “OFF” and open the gas cylinder valve (if controller has ON-OFF switch).
6. Open the gas burner tap(s). (see tap markings)
7. Press the ignition button (except for the PRO-460 and Basic series models)
8. If the burner(s) do not ignite, close the gas tap, allow the spilled gas to dissipate, try again in a few minutes.
Temperatures on the pan:
- Gas taps fully open – When the pan is warm and the knobs are fully open, the pan surface temperature can reach over 300 °C in the center of the pan and over 200 °C at the edges. This position is only used for instant heating. Do not use this position during normal cooking!
- Gas taps half open – This position is used for medium and heavy loads.
- Gas taps slightly open – used at low load.
Temperatures can vary greatly, depending on air temperature, wind and the amount of food on the pan.
Gas taps allow you to regulate the temperature as per your needs.
NB! Only for steel pans, not for stainless steel (inox) pans!
Before commissioning, the pan must be run in burning the industrial oils on the pan surface and forming a protective layer to prevent burning.
Proceed as follows: light the burner at medium power, then pour a thin layer of cooking oil into the pan. Heat for 10-15 minutes, add oil if necessary, then let the pan cool. Clean the surface of the cooled pan from oil residues (also remove any loose surfaces). Repeat this procedure until most of the pan surface has become dark and the metal surface has become smooth. When heating, make sure that the temperature does not get too high, as this may cause the opposite effect, resulting in the protective layer burning. When burned with fatty substances, oil residues burn on the pan surface but a protective layer is formed at the edges after first cooking. NB! This burn-in operation is very important, without which food can leave an unpleasant taste and food may burn, getting stuck on the surface.
Cleaning the steel pan – it is inadvisable to clean the steel pan with water; it will soak up the burnt-in protective layer on the pan and may cause rust. If this is the case, the initial commissioning procedure described above must be repeated. The surface of the pan is cleaned with coarse salt – after use and removal of food residue shake coarse salt into a hot pan (with a burner in operation), old fat is absorbed into the salt crystals. After salting, apply a thin layer of oil or grease to the pan – salt causes rust on contact with water and during storage in humid conditions. The pan should not be cleaned with detergents – it will give the food an unpleasant taste. If a thick and uneven layer of dirt has accumulated on the pan, it can be removed with a metal or wooden spatula.
Cleaning the stainless steel (inox) pan – stainless steel pan can be washed with water, using a brush, dishcloth or sponge. Dishwashing detergent can be used for washing, then rinse thoroughly. If the inox pan has a burnt layer that does not come off easily, it can be removed with a soft metal sponge. Pour some water into the pan and rub the burnt food scraps from the surface of the pan with a spatula. Meanwhile, rinse the pan. It must be taken into account that the abrasive metal sponge leaves light sanding marks on the polished surface of the pan, which are not important from the point of view of cooking. A harder metal sponge will leave stronger marks, but they won’t damage the pan.
Cleaning the wind protection – During operation, residual food, grease, etc. accumulates on the outer side panel. To clean, use regular grease disintegrating agents, clean the surface with a damp cloth afterwards.
Cleaning the burner – Light dirt can be removed from the burner with a dry or slightly damp cloth. Once the small holes in the burner get clogged, they can be cleaned with a fine metal wire.
What to do if a steel pan has been left outside for the winter and is rusting?
To clean the pan from rust, proceed as follows:
- If the pan has a heavy layer of rust, remove it with a grill steel brush (you can also use a stronger steel brush).
- Light the gas burner and heat the pan.
- Remove rust with a spatula or a steel brush – dirt and rust can be removed more easily when hot.
- Let the pan cool and rinse off the dirt. If necessary, repeat the procedure.
- Once the rust has been removed from the surface of the pan, grease or spray the pan with cooking oil.
- The oil burns into the pan and forms a new protective layer.
The above actions are best done immediately before grilling, you don’t need to heat the grill separately. The process takes about 15-20 minutes. If you have a steel pan and store it outdoors, the chances of rusting are higher. To prevent this, we recommend keeping the steel pan in a dry place, especially during the winter.
Instructions for dealing with potential errors:
|Error name:||Cause:||How to act:|
|Gas lighter does not light – no spark.||Gas lighter battery is low.||Replace the lighter battery.|
|Gas lighter does not light – there is spark.||Gas taps are not open.||Check the gas taps.|
|Gas flame does not light up or goes out constantly.||Incorrect use, excessive wind or empty gas cylinder.||Check “Ignition and operation” in the user manual. In case of excessive wind, look for a shaded place or use a tent to redirect the wind, etc. Check whether there is sufficient gas in the gas cylinder.|
|Gas flame is yellow.||Cylinder is starting to empty or dirt has entered the burner air valve.||Check whether there is sufficient gas in the gas cylinder. Check the burner gas valves (located directly under the button cover), if necessary, remove dirt.|
|Pan is unstable on its feet.||Fixing bolts for legs have come loose.||Fasten the bolts.|
|Gas reducer is incompatible with the gas cylinder.||Incorrect installation or wrong reducer. Wrong gas burner.|| Check if the reducer is correct for the device.
Read the user manual for the reducer.
Different types of gas hoses and fittings are used in Germany and Scandinavia.
- The appliance and its parts have a 24-month warranty on materials and workmanship. The warranty is valid upon presentation of original proof of purchase.
- The warranty does not cover instruction, maintenance, cleaning, restoration of the commercial appearance of the product, or elimination of defects caused by failure to comply with instructions for use.
- The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear of the appliance, rusting of parts, and repair of any consequential damage. Also, errors (scratches, etc.) that are irrelevant to the purposeful use of the product are no covered under this warranty.
- If any defect occurs in the product or parts during the warranty period, contact the seller of the product.