Philips HD4535 - Rice Cooker Manual

Philips HD4535 - Rice Cooker Manual

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Philips HD4535 - Rice Cooker Manual

Introduction


Read this user manual carefully before you use the Rice cooker and save it for future reference.

  • The appliance must not be immersed.

  • This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
  • Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
  • This appliance should be positioned in a stable situation with the handles (if any) positioned to avoid spillage of the hot liquids.
  • This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar applications such as:
  • Staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working environments;
  • By clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments;
  • Bed and breakfast type environments.
  • If the power cord set is damaged, it must be replaced by a cord set available from the manufacturer.
  • The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or a separate remote-control system.
  • Check if the voltage indicated on the appliance corresponds to the local power voltage before you connect it.
  • Only connect the appliance to a grounded power outlet. Always make sure that the plug is inserted firmly into the power outlet.
  • Do not use the appliance if the plug, the power cord, the inner pot, the sealing ring, or the main body is damaged.
  • Do not let the power cord hang over the edge of the table or worktop on which the appliance stands.
  • Make sure the heating element, the temperature sensor, and the outside of the inner pot are clean and dry before you put the plug in the power outlet.
  • Do not plug in the appliance or press any of the buttons on the control panel with wet hands.

  • Make sure to avoid spillage on the power connector to avoid a potential hazard.

  • Always follow the instructions and use the appliance properly to avoid potential injury.
  • Don't place the power cord under the appliance when in use.
  • When placing the steaming basket, avoid touching the side wall of the inner pot, otherwise it may cause deformation due to high temperature.

  • Surface of the heating element is subject to residual heat after use.
  • Never use any accessories or parts from other manufacturers or that Philips does not specifically recommend. If you use such accessories or parts, your guarantee becomes invalid.
  • Do not expose the appliance to high temperatures, nor place it on a working or still hot stove or cooker.
  • Do not expose the appliance to direct sunlight.
  • Place the appliance on a stable, horizontal, and level surface.
  • Always put the inner pot in the appliance before you put the plug in the power outlet and switch it on.
  • Do not place the inner pot directly over an open fire to cook rice.
  • Do not use the inner pot if it is deformed.
  • The accessible surfaces may become hot when the appliance is operating. Take extra caution when touching the appliance.
  • Beware of hot steam coming out of the steam vent during cooking or out of the appliance when you open the lid. Keep hands and face away from the appliance to avoid the steam.
  • Do not lift and move the appliance while it is operating.
  • Do not exceed the maximum water level indicated in the inner pot to prevent overflow which might cause potential hazard.
  • Do not place the cooking utensils inside the pot while cooking, keeping warm or reheating rice.
  • Only use the cooking utensils provided. Avoid using sharp utensils.
  • To avoid scratches, it is not recommended to cook ingredients with crustaceans and shellfish. Remove the hard shells before cooking.
  • Do not insert metallic objects or alien substances into the steam vent.
  • Do not place a magnetic substance on the lid. Do not use the appliance near a magnetic substance.
  • Always let the appliance cool down before you clean or move it.
  • Always clean the appliance after use. Do not clean the appliance in a dishwasher.
  • Always unplug the appliance if not used for a longer period.
  • If the appliance is used improperly or for professional or semiprofessional purposes, or if it is not used according to the instructions in this user manual, the guarantee becomes invalid and Philips refuses liability for any damage caused.

Electromagnetic fields (EMF)

This Philips appliance complies with all applicable standards and regulations regarding exposure to electromagnetic fields.

Your Rice cooker

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What's in the box

Package contents

Rice cooker main unit Measuring cup
Rice and soup 2 in 1 spoon Power cord
Steaming basket User manual
Warranty card

Overview

Overview

1 Steam vent 7 Rice spoon lock
2 Control panel 8 Power socket
3 Lid release button 9 Main body
4 Steam valve 10 Inner pot
5 Detachable inner lid 11 Water level indications
6 Heating element

Controls overview

Controls overview

12 Preset timer button 18 Start button
13 Cooking time button 19 Minute button
14 Menu display 20 Brown rice button
15 Hour button 21 Time display
16 Keep-warm/Cancel button 22 White button
17 Menu button

Using the Rice cooker

Before first use

  1. Take out all the accessories from the inner pot. Remove the packaging material of the inner pot.
  2. Before first use, boil water and clean the Rice cooker.
  3. Clean the parts of the Rice cooker thoroughly before using it for the first time (see chapter "Cleaning and Maintenance").

Note

  • Make sure all parts are completely dry before you start using the Rice cooker.

Cooking rice

Cooking function Estimated cooking time Time regulation Preset time
White 45 minutes / 1-24 hours
Brown 60 minutes / 1-24 hours
Mixed Brown 45 minutes / 1-24 hours
Grains 60 minutes / 1-24 hours
Fast cook 25 minutes / 1-24 hours

You can cook rice using the White, Brown, Mixed brown, Grains or Fast cook function.

  1. Measure rice using the measuring cup provided.
  2. Rinse rice, and put the washed rice in the inner pot.
  3. Add water to the level indicated on the scale inside the inner pot that corresponds to the number of cups of rice used. Then smooth the rice surface.
  • For instance, if you cook 4 cups of rice, add water up to the 4-cup level indicated on the scale.

Note

  • The level marked inside the inner pot is just an indication. You can always adjust the water level for different types of grains and your own preference.
  • Besides following the water level indications, you may also add rice and water at 1:1-1.2 ratio for rice cooking.
  • Do not exceed the volume indicated or exceed the maximum water level, as this may cause the appliance to overflow.
  1. Wipe off water outside of the inner pot and put it into the appliance.

Note

  • Make sure that the outside of the inner pot is dry and clean, and that there is no foreign residue on the inside of the appliance.
  1. Close the lid (fig.4), and put the plug in the power socket (fig. 5), and switch on the appliance.
    Cooking rice - Step 1
  2. Press the White or Brown button (fig. 6), or select the Mixed brown, Grains or Fast cook function by pressing the menu button (Menu) (fig. 7).
    Cooking rice - Step 2
  3. Press the start button (Start) to start cooking (fig. 8).
    Cooking rice - Step 3
  4. When the cooking is finished, you will hear 4 beeps and the selected cooking function light will be off.
  5. The Rice cooker will be in keep-warm mode automatically.
  • The keep-warm indicator lights up.

Note

  • If the voltage is unstable at the area you live, it is possible that the Rice cooker overflows.
  • After the cooking is finished, stir the rice and loosen it immediately to release excessive moisture for fluffy rice.
  • Depending on the cooking conditions, the bottom portion of the rice may become slightly browned.
  • Please stir rice after cooking, and you are recommended to consume it right after cooking for best nutrition and best taste. If you would like to keep rice for long hours and for many meals, it is best to keep rice in sealed plastic containers and keep them in the refrigerator and reheat it to avoid nutrient loss.
  • If you want / need to change selection, you first need to press the "Keep warm/ Cancel" button.

Cooking porridge

Cooking function Estimated cooking time Time regulation Preset time
Porridge 90 minutes 1-4 hours 1-24 hours
  1. Put ingredients and water into the inner pot.
  2. Follow steps 4 to 5 in "Cooking rice".

Note

  • Do not exceed the maximum water level indicated in the inner pot, as this may cause the Rice cooker to overflow.
  1. Select the porridge (Porridge)function by pressing the menu button (Menu) (fig. 9).
    Cooking porridge - Step 1
  2. Press the start button (Start) to start cooking (fig. 10).
    Cooking porridge - Step 2
  3. When the cooking is finished, you will hear 4 beeps and the selected cooking function light will be off. The Rice cooker will be in keep warm mode automatically.
  • The keep-warm indicator lights up.

Bean, Soup, Stew, Slow cook

Cooking function Estimated cooking time Time regulation Preset time
Bean 90 minutes 40 minutes -2 hours 1-24 hours
Soup 2 hours 1-4 hours 1-24 hours
Stew 1 hours 30 minutes -8 hours 1-24 hours
Slow cook 4 hours 3-6 hours 1-24 hours
  1. Put beans and water into the inner pot.
  2. Follow steps 4 to 5 in "Cooking rice".

Note

  • Do not exceed the maximum water level indicated in the inner pot, as this may cause the Rice cooker to overflow.
  1. Select the Bean, Soup or Stew function by pressing the menu button (Menu) (fig. 11).
    Bean, Soup, Stew, Slow cook - Step 1
  2. Press the start button (Start) to start cooking (fig. 12).
    Bean, Soup, Stew, Slow cook - Step 2
  3. When the cooking is finished, you will hear 4 beeps and the selected cooking function light will be off. The Rice cooker will be in keep warm mode automatically.
  • The keep-warm indicator lights up.

Steaming food

Cooking function Estimated cooking time Time regulation Preset time
Steam 25 minutes 5-59 minutes NA
  1. Measure a few cups of water with the measuring cup.
  2. Pour the water into the inner pot.
  3. Put the steam basket into the inner pot.
  4. Put the food into the steam basket.
  5. Follow steps 4 to 5 in "Cooking rice".

Note

  • Do not exceed the maximum water level indicated in the inner pot, as this may cause the Rice cooker to overflow.
  • Add 5 cups of water at least to the inner pot when using the Steam function.
  1. Select the Steam function by pressing the menu button (Menu) (fig. 13).
    Steaming food - Step 1
  2. Press the start button (Start) to start cooking (fig. 14).
    Steaming food - Step 2
  3. When the cooking is finished, you will hear 4 beeps and the selected cooking function light will be off. The Rice cooker will be in keep warm mode automatically.
  • The keep-warm indicator lights up.

Reheating

Cooking function Estimated cooking time Time regulation Preset time
Reheat 25 minutes 25-59 minutes /
  1. Loosen the cooled food and evenly distribute it in the inner pot (fig. 15).
    Reheating - Step 1
  2. Pour some water onto the food to prevent it from becoming too dry (fig. 16). The quantity of the water depends on the amount of food.
    Reheating - Step 2
  3. Follow steps 5 and 6 in "Cooking rice".
  4. Select the reheat function (Reheat) by pressing the menu button (Menu) (fig. 17).
    Reheating - Step 3
  5. Press the start button (Start) to start cooking (fig. 18).
    Reheating - Step 4
  6. When the cooking is finished, you will hear 4 beeps and the selected cooking function light will be off. The Rice cooker will be in keep warm mode automatically.
  • The keep-warm indicator lights up.

Note

  • Use a kitchen glove or a cloth, as the plate will be very hot.
  • You can cook rice while steaming food. Do not exceed the volume indicated, as this may cause the Rice cooker to overflow.
  • You can adjust the water level as needed.

Baking cake

Cooking function Estimated cooking time Time regulation Preset time
Cake 45 minutes / /
  1. Whisk the ingredients for cake well.
  2. Coat the inner pot with some butter or cooking oil and then pour the cake mixture into it (fig. 19).
    Baking cake - Step 1
  3. Follow steps 4 and 5 in "Cooking rice".
  4. Select the Cake function by pressing the menu button (Menu) (fig. 20).
    Baking cake - Step 2
  5. Press the start button (Start) to start cooking (fig. 21).
    Baking cake - Step 3
  6. When the cooking is finished you will hear 4 beeps and the selected cooking function light will be off. The rice cooker will be in keep warm mode automatically.
  • The keep-warm indicator lights up.
  1. Open the lid and carefully take out the inner pot to cool down.
  2. After the inner pot is cool down, put a plate or cake rack on top of the pot, and then flip over to take the cake out.

How to cook cakes

  1. Preparation of raw material:
    Small quantity: 3 eggs, 100g white sugar (about 2/3 cup), 100g cake powder (about 1 cup), 50g butter (about 1/3 cup), 18g milk (about 1/10 cup)
    Large quantity: 5 eggs, 180g white sugar (about 1 cup), 180g cake powder (about 2 cups), 80g butter (about 2/3 cup), 36g milk (about 1/5 cup)
    Note
  • The user may adjust the raw material proportion as per personal tastes.
  • Do not put in too much raw material, or the quality will be affected and even underdone.
  1. Mix round white sugar with egg, till the bubbles appear.

Note

  • If the temperature of egg is too low, the user may use insulated water of 40°C to warm it. The cake made will be soft, loose and elastic.
  • Whisk the egg, till the egg material flows down the egg whisk as silk.
  • The vessel and egg whisk must be clean, if they have oil, the bubbles will be difficult to appear.
  • Do not whisk the egg in the inner pot, to avoid scratching the nonstick coating.
  1. Add cake powder, and averagely mix them round by a wooden spoon.

Note

  • Whisk the wooden spoon so as to fully mix the material round.
  1. Add milk and melted butter, quickly mix them round.

Note

  • Melt the butter into liquid by insulated warm water.

Adjusting the cooking time

You can set the cooking time for some menus. Refer to the cooking time table in each chapter for the detailed regulating range.

  1. Choose the function you need.
  2. To set a different cooking time, press the Cooking time button (fig. 22), and the default cooking time starts flashing on the display.
    Adjusting the cooking time - Step 1
  3. Press the Hr. button to set the hour unit (fig. 23).
    Adjusting the cooking time - Step 2
  4. After the hour unit is set, wait for a few seconds before the hour unit is confirmed, and the minute unit starts flashing on the display.
  5. Press the Min. button to set the minute unit (fig. 24).
    Adjusting the cooking time - Step 3
  6. Press the start button to confirm the cooking time and start the cooking process.
    Note
  • You can not adjust the cooking time in the White, Brown, Mixed Brown, Grains function.

Preset time for delayed cooking

You can preset the delayed cooking time for some menus.
The preset timer is available from 1 hour up to 24 hours.

Note

  • The preset timer is not available in the reheat (Reheat) function.
  • The cooking process will be finished by the time the preset time has elapsed. If the preset time you set is shorten than the cooking time, the appliance will start the cooking process immediately..
  1. Choose the function you need.
  2. To preset time for delayed cooking, press the Preset timer button, and the default preset time starts flashing on the display (fig. 25).
    Preset time for delayed cooking - Step 1
  3. Press the Hr. button to set the hour unit (fig. 26).
    Preset time for delayed cooking - Step 2
  4. After the hour unit is set, wait for a few seconds before the hour unit is confirmed, and the minute unit starts flashing on the display.
  5. Press the Min. button to set the minute unit (fig. 27).
    Preset time for delayed cooking - Step 3
  6. Press the start button to confirm the preset timer and start the cooking process.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Note

  • Unplug the Rice cooker before starting to clean it.
  • Wait until the Rice cooker has cooled down sufficiently before cleaning it.

Interior

Inside of the top lid and the main body:

  • Wipe with a damp cloth.
  • Make sure to remove all the food residues stuck to the Rice cooker.

Heating element:

  • Wipe with a damp cloth.
  • Remove food residues with a damp cloth.

Exterior

Surface of the top lid and outside of the main body:

  • Wipe with a cloth damped with soap water.
  • Only use soft and dry cloth to wipe the control panel.
  • Make sure to remove all the food residues around the control panel.

Accessories

Spatula, inner pot, and steam vent cap:

  • Soak in hot water and clean with sponge.

Recycling

Do not throw away the product with the normal household waste at the end of its life, but hand it in at an official collection point for recycling. By doing this, you help to preserve the environment.

Follow your country's rules for the separate collection of electrical and electronic products. Correct disposal helps prevent negative consequences for the environment and human health.

Guarantee and service

If you need service or information, or if you have a problem, visit the Philips website at www.philips.com or contact the Philips Customer Care Center in your country. You can find its phone number in the worldwide guarantee leaflet. If there is no Customer Care Center in your country, go to your local Philips dealer.

Specifications

Model Number HD4535
Rated power output 1500W
Rated capacity 4.0L
Rice capacity 1.5L

Troubleshooting

If you encounter problems when using this Rice cooker, check the following points before requesting service. If you cannot solve the problem, contact the Philips Consumer Care Center in your country.

Problem Solution
The light on the button does not go on. There is a connection problem. Check if the power cord is connected to the Rice cooker properly and if the plug is inserted firmly into the power outlet.
The light is defective. Take the appliance to your Philips dealer or a service center authorized by Philips.
The rice is not cooked. There is not enough water. Add water according to the scale on the inside of the inner pot.
Make sure that there is no foreign residue on the heating element and the outside of the inner pot before switching the Rice cooker on.
The heating element is damaged, or the inner pot is deformed. Take the Rice cooker to your Philips dealer or a service center authorized by Philips.
The rice is too dry and not well cooked. Add more water to the rice, and cook for a bit longer.
The Rice cooker does not switch to the keepwarm mode automatically. You might have pressed the keepwarm button before pressing the start button. In this case the Rice cooker will be in standby mode after the cooking is finished.
The temperature control is defective. Take the appliance to your Philips dealer or a service center authorized by Philips.
The rice is scorched.

You have not rinse the rice properly.

Rinse the rice until the water runs clear.

Water spills out of the Rice cooker during cooking. Make sure that you add water to the level indicated on the scale inside the inner pot that corresponds to the number of cups of rice used.
Rice smells bad after cooking Clean the inner pot with some washing detergent and warm water.
After cooking, make sure the steam vent cap, inner lid and inner pot is cleaned thoroughly.

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