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TRISTAR YJ-803A Power AirFryer XL Manual

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TRISTAR YJ-803A Power AirFryer XL. Owner’s Manual

Save These Instructions – For Household Use Only

  • MODEL: YJ-803A
  • POWER: 120V, 60Hz
  • WATTAGE: 1,000W

When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed. Do not use the Power AirFryer XL™ until you have read this manual thoroughly.

Guarantee Information Inside


The Power AirFryer XL will provide you many years of delicious family meals and memories around the dinner table. But before you begin, it’s very important that you read this entire manual, making certain that you are totally familiar with this appliance’s operation and precautions.




When using electrical appliances, always follow these basic safety precautions.

  1. READ AND FOLLOW all instructions carefully.
  2. NEVER immerse the Main Unit Housing, which contains electrical components and heating elements, in water. Do not rinse under the tap.
  3. THIS APPLIANCE IS NOT INTENDED FOR use by persons with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge unless they are under the supervision of a responsible person or have been given proper instruction in using the appliance. This appliance is not intended for use by children.
  4. TO AVOID ELECTRICAL SHOCK, do not put liquid of any kind into the Main Unit Housing containing the electrical components.
  5. THIS APPLIANCE HAS A POLARIZED PLUG (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way.
  6. MAKE SURE the appliance is plugged into a wall socket. Always make sure that the plug is inserted into the wall socket properly.
  7. DO NOT place the Unit on the stove top. Place on a flat, horizontal surface with adequate space for air flow. Do not place other appliances within 5 in. of the Unit.
  8. TO PREVENT food contact with the heating elements, do not overfill.
  9. DO NOT cover the Air Intake Vent or Hot Air Outlet Vent while the Power AirFryer XL is operating. Doing so will prevent even cooking and may damage the Unit or cause it to overheat.
  10. NEVER pour oil into the Outer Basket. Fire and personal injury could result.
  11. WHILE COOKING, the internal temperature of the Unit reaches several hundred degrees F. To avoid personal injury, never place hands inside the Unit unless it is thoroughly cooled down.
  12. DO NOT use this Unit if the plug, the power cord, or the appliance itself is damaged in any way.
  13. IF THE POWER CORD IS DAMAGED, you must have it replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent, or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid hazard.
  14. KEEP the appliance and its power cord out of the reach of children when it is in operation or in the cooling down process.
  15. KEEP the power cord away from hot surfaces. Do not plug in the power cord or operate the Unit controls with wet hands.
  16. NEVER connect this appliance to an external timer switch or separate remote-control system.
  17. NEVER use this appliance with an extension cord of any kind. A short power-supply cord (or detachable power-supply cord) is provided to reduce the risk of becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
  18. DO NOT operate the appliance on or near combustible materials, such as tablecloths, paper towels, or curtains.
  19. WHEN COOKING, do not place the appliance against a wall or against other appliances. Leave at least 5 in. free space on the back and sides and above the appliance. Do not place anything on top of the appliance.
  20. DO NOT USE the Power AirFryer XL for any purpose other than described in this manual.
  21. NEVER operate the appliance unattended.
  22. WHEN IN OPERATION, hot steam is released through the Hot Air Outlet Vent. Keep your hands and face at a safe distance from the Hot Air Outlet Vent. Also avoid the hot steam and air while removing the Outer Basket and Fry Tray from the appliance.
  23. THE UNIT’S OUTER SURFACES may become hot during use. The Outer Basket and Fry Tray will be hot. Wear oven mitts when handling hot components or touching hot surfaces.
  24. SHOULD THE UNIT EMIT BLACK SMOKE, unplug immediately and wait for smoking to stop. Allow the Unit to cool and wipe out excess oil and grease from the Unit.


For California Residents

This product can expose you to Bisphenol A, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


  • Always operate the appliance on a horizontal surface that is level, stable, and noncombustible.
  • This appliance is intended for normal household use only. It is not intended for use in commercial or retail environments.
  • If the Power AirFryer XL is used improperly or for professional or semi-professional purposes or if it is not used according to the instructions in the user manual, the warranty becomes invalid and the manufacturer will not be held liable for damages.
  • Always unplug the appliance after use.
  • When the cooking time has completed, cooking will stop and the fan will continue running for 10 secs. to cool down the Unit.
  • Let the appliance cool down for approximately 30 mins. before handling, cleaning, or storing.
  • The Power AirFryer XL is equipped with an internal microswitch that automatically shuts down the fan and heating element when the Outer Basket is removed.

Overheating Protection
Should the inner temperature control system fail, the overheating protection system will be activated and the Unit will not function. Should this happen, unplug the Unit. Allow time for the Unit to cool completely before restarting or storing.

Automatic Shut-Off
The Unit has a built-in shut-off device that will automatically shut off the Unit when the cooking time has completed. You can manually switch off the Unit by pressing the Power Button. The fan will continue running for 10 secs. to cool down the Unit.

Electric Power
The unit should be operated on a dedicated electrical outlet. If the electrical outlet is being used by other appliances, your new Unit may not operate properly.

Electromagnetic Fields
This appliance complies with all standards regarding electromagnetic fields. If handled properly and according to the instructions in this user manual, the appliance is safe to use based on scientific evidence available today.


Parts and Accessories


NOTE: Unpack all listed contents from the packaging. Contents vary by model. Please remove any clear or blue protective film on the components before use.

CAUTION: Unit may be hot. Be careful not to touch the Unit while in use. Keep the Unit away from other objects.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure that your Power AirFryer XL has been shipped with the components that you ordered (some accessories may be sold separately). Check everything carefully before use. If any part is missing or damaged, do not use this product. Contact the shipper using the customer service number located on the back of this manual.

Using The Control Panel

  1. Power Button
    Once the Outer Basket and Fry Tray are properly placed in the Main Unit Housing, the LCD Panel will be illuminated. Pressing the Power Button once will set the Unit to a default cooking temperature of 400° F and time of 10 mins. Pressing the Power Button a second time will start the cooking process.
    Pressing the Power Button during the cooking cycle will turn the Unit off.
  2. Temperature Control Buttons
    The + and − symbols enable you to add or decrease cooking temperature 10° F at a time. Keeping a button held down will rapidly change the temperature.
    Temperature control range: 180° F–400° F.
  3. Timer Control Buttons
    The + and – symbols enable you to add or decrease cooking time 1 min. at a time. Keeping the Button held down will rapidly change the time. Time control range: 1– 60 mins.
  4. Time and Temperature Display
    This display will keep track of the temperature and remaining cook time.
  5. Blue Fan Icon
    The Blue Fan Icon will appear when the Unit is turned on and will remain illuminated until cooking cycle is complete.
  6. Heating Element Icon
    The Heating Element Icon will blink when the Unit is heating up to reach the desired temperature. The Icon will disappear once the Unit has reached its set temperature.

Cooking Chart
Once you are familiar with the Unit, you may want to experiment with your own recipes. Simply choose the time and temperature that suits your personal taste.

Instructions for Use

Before First Use

  • Remove all the packaging material.
  • Remove any stickers or labels from the Unit.
  • Before initial use, wipe the inside and outside of the Unit with a warm, moist cloth and mild detergent. Handwash all cooking accessories.
  • Before cooking food, preheat the Power AirFryer XL for a few minutes to allow the Unit to burn off the manufacturer’s protective coating of oil. Wipe the Unit with warm, soapy water and a washcloth after this burn-in cycle.
  • Place the Unit on a stable, horizontal, and level surface. Do not place the Unit on a surface that is not heat resistant. Ensure that the Unit is used in an area with good air circulation and away from hot surfaces and any combustible materials. Do not place on the stove top.
  • Place the Fry Tray in the Outer Basket. Slide the Outer Basket into the Unit. If the Basket is placed properly, it will click into place.
  • The Power AirFryer XL cooks using hot air. Do not fill the Outer Basket with oil or frying fat.
  • Do not put anything on top of the Unit. This disrupts the airflow and affects the cooking results.

Using the Power AirFryer XL

  1. Plug the Unit into a grounded wall socket.
  2. To preheat, push the Power Button.
  3. Press the Temperature Increase or Decrease Buttons to set the cooking temperature.
  4. Press the Time Decrease Button to set the preheat time to 3 mins. When the preheat cycle finishes, carefully pull the Outer Basket out of the Unit and place the ingredients inside. NOTE: Never use the Outer Basket without the Fry Tray.
  5. Do not touch the Outer Basket directly because the Outer Basket becomes very hot during operation. Only hold the Outer Basket by its handle.
  6. Press the Power Button. Set the appropriate time and temperature for the ingredients you
    are cooking.
  7. When the timer beeps five times, the set cooking time has elapsed. Pull the Outer Basket out of the Unit and place it on a heat-resistant surface.
  8. If the food is fully cooked, use tongs to remove food. CAUTION: Do not turn the Outer Basket upside down because any excess oil that has collected on the bottom of the basket will leak onto the ingredients.
  9. If the food is not fully cooked, simply slide the Outer Basket back into the Unit and add a few minutes to the cooking time.
  10. The Unit is instantly ready for preparing another batch.

Instructions for Use


To ensure even cooking, some foods require shaking during the cooking process. Remove the Outer Basket from the Unit. Gently shake the contents as needed and place them back in the Unit to continue cooking.

CAUTION: The Outer Basket will be hot. Wear an oven mitt during this procedure.

  1. Place the Outer Basket on a heat-resistant surface.
  2. Shake the ingredients in the Basket.
  3. Return the Outer Basket to the Unit to finish cooking.


  • Foods that are smaller in size usually require a slightly shorter cooking time than larger foods.
  • Large quantities of food only require a longer cooking time than smaller quantities.
  • Shaking smaller-sized foods halfway through the cooking process ensures that all the pieces are fried evenly.
  • Adding a bit of vegetable oil to fresh potatoes is suggested for a crispier result. When adding oil, do so just before cooking and add only a small amount onto the potato.
  • Snacks normally cooked in an oven can also be cooked in the Power AirFryer XL.
  • Use premade dough to prepare filled snacks quickly and easily. Premade dough also requires a shorter cooking time thanhomemade dough.
  • You can use the Power AirFryer XL to reheatfoods. Simply set the temperature and time to however warm you want your food.

Cooking Chart


Keep in mind that these settings are guidelines. Since ingredients differ in origin, size, shape, and brand, we cannot guarantee the best settings for your ingredients.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I prepare foods other than fried dishes with my Power AirFryer XL?
    You can prepare a variety of dishes, including steaks, chops, burgers, and baked goods. See the Power AirFryer XL Recipe Guide.
  2. Is the Power AirFryer XL good for making or reheating soups and sauces?
    Never cook or reheat liquids in the Power AirFryer XL.
  3. Is it possible to shut off the Unit at any time?
    Press the Power Button once or remove the Outer Basket.
  4. What do I do if the Unit shuts off while cooking?
    As a safety feature, the Power AirFryer XL has an Auto Shut-Off device that prevents damage from overheating. Remove the Outer Basket and set it on a heat-resistant surface. Allow the Unit to cool down. Remove the Power Cable from the outlet. Once cool, plug the Power Cable back into the socket.Restart with the Power Button.
  5. Does the Unit need time to heat up?
    If you are cooking from a cold start, add 3 mins. to the cooking time to compensate.
  6. Can I check the food during the cooking process?
    You can remove the Outer Basket at any time while cooking is in progress. During this time, you can shake the contents in the Outer Basket if needed to ensure even cooking.
  7. Is the Power AirFryer XL dishwasher safe?
    Only the Fry Tray is dishwasher safe. The Unit itself, which contains the heating coil and electronics, should never be submerged in liquid of any kind or cleaned with anything more than a warm, moist cloth or nonabrasive sponge with a small amount of mild detergent.
  8. What happens if the Unit still does not work after I have tried all the troubleshooting suggestions?
    Never attempt a home repair. Contact the manufacturer and follow the procedures set forth by the warranty. Failure to do so could render your warranty null and void


Clean the Power AirFryer XL after each use. The Outer Basket
and the Fry Tray are coated with a special nonstick surface.
Never use abrasive cleaning materials or utensils on these

  1. Remove the Power Cable from the wall socket and be certain the appliance is thoroughly cooled before cleaning.
  2. Wipe the outside of the appliance with a warm, moist cloth and mild detergent.
  3. Clean the Outer Basket and the Fry Tray with hot water, a mild detergent, and a nonabrasive sponge.
    NOTE: The Fry Tray is dishwasher safe.                                                                           TIP: Should the Fry Tray contain difficult-to-remove food particles, soak in hot, soapy water for 10 mins.
  4. Clean the inside of the appliance with hot water, a mild detergent, and a nonabrasive sponge.
  5. If necessary, remove unwanted food residue from the heating element with a soft cleaning brush.


  1. Unplug the appliance and let it cool down thoroughly.
  2. Make sure all components are clean and dry.
  3. Place the appliance in a clean, dry place.

60-Day Money-Back Guarantee

If you decide that you don’t love this product, your order is covered by our 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee. You have 60 days from the day you receive your product to request a replacement product or refund of the purchase price minus processing and handling fees.

To receive a refund or replacement, you must return the product to us at your expense. To return the product, call customer service at 1-973-287-5129 and request a return merchandise authorization number. Pack the product carefully and include in the package a note with (1) your name, (2) mailing address, (3) phone number, (4) email address, (5) reason for return, and (6) proof of purchase or order number, and (7) specify on the note whether you are requesting a refund or replacement. Write the return merchandise authorization number on the outside of the package.

Send the product to the following return address:
Power AirFryer XL
Tristar Products
500 Returns Road
Wallingford, CT 06495

We are very proud of the design and quality of our Power AirFryer XL.

This product has been manufactured to the highest standards. You can visit www.TristarCares.com to find answers to questions, read recipes and find additional items to compliment your Unit. Should you have any questions, our friendly customer service staff is here to help you.  1-973-287-5129

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