Ultimate Chopper Electric Blender Instructions
The Ultimate Chopper is a handy little gadget for preparing small amounts of food. Use it for nuts, vegetables, eggs and meats when your recipes call for chopped ingredients. Use the blender attachment for liquids, puddings and mousses. The chopper and blender are simple to use and easy to clean, and will save you time and effort in the kitchen.
Put the chopping bowl on the base and press it into place. Push the blade onto the shaft in the base until it clicks into place. Line up the blue dots on the chopper lid and the base, and place the lid over the bowl. Turn the lid counter-clockwise until it clicks. If the lid isn't locked into position, the appliance won't run.
Operating the Chopper
Use only the recommended amount of food in the bowl, since overloading can damage the chopper. This appliance is meant to be used for small amounts of food only. Cut any solid foods into one-inch pieces before chopping.
Turn the lid clockwise and remove it. Place the food in the bowl. Do not touch the blade. Put the chopper lid on and turn it counter-clockwise until it clicks.
Plug the appliance into an outlet. Push and hold the start button to chop food, and release the button to stop. Hold the start button down for only three seconds at a time to prevent overheating.
Unplug the chopper. Turn the lid clockwise and take it off. Use caution when removing the blade. Push and hold the center button on the blade as you pull it up. Take the chopping bowl off the base slowly, holding the base to prevent spilling the food.
Care and Cleaning
Wash each part of the chopper before you use it for the first time, and also after every use. The blade can be washed in a dishwasher, but avoid the heated drying and sanitizing cycles, since they can damage it. Wash the lid and the bowl by hand in hot, soapy water, then rinse and dry them completely. If you wash the blade by hand, be very careful, since it's sharp.
Wipe the base with a damp cloth. Do not submerge it in any liquid and do not put it in the dishwasher.
Check the parts occasionally for signs of cracking or other damage. Do not use the chopper if any part is damaged.
Chop 6 oz. of boiled eggs for four seconds, 2 oz. of garlic or 6 oz. of tomatoes for five seconds, 1 oz. of parsley or 6 oz. of lean meat for six seconds, 5 oz. of carrots or celery and 6 oz. of almonds for seven seconds, 5 oz. of onions for nine seconds, and 5 oz. of walnuts, six oz. of chestnuts and 8 oz. of soybeans for 10 seconds.
The blender is an accessory that's used with the Ultimate Chopper. It consists of a blender lid and lid plug, a blender jar, a rubber washer, a blender blade and a blender base.
Put the rubber washer into the top of the blender base, then attach the blender jar by screwing it in a clockwise direction onto the blender base. Don't overtighten the jar and avoid touching the blender blade. Line up the tabs on the blender lid with the tabs on the top of the jar and turn the lid clockwise to secure it. Line up the posts on the lid plug with the grooves on the inner edge of the lid and turn the plug clockwise to tighten it.
Take the chopper lid, chopper blade and the chopping bowl off the base unit of the Ultimate Chopper. Line up the blue dot on the blender with the blue dot on the chopper base. Turn the blender in a counter-clockwise direction until it clicks into position. If the blender attachment isn't in position, the blender won't start.
Take off the blender lid by twisting it counter-clockwise. Place food or liquid in the jar, but don't exceed the four-cup mark. Put the blender lid on and turn it clockwise to tighten.
Plug the appliance into an outlet. Push and hold the start button to blend. Don't hold the button down for more than three seconds at a time to prevent overheating.
Unplug the appliance. Take off the entire blender assembly by twisting it clockwise and removing it from the chopper base. Turn the blender lid counter-clockwise and take it off.
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