eta 4172 Vital FRY Air Fryer User Manual
eta 4172 Vital FRY Air Fryer

Dear customer, thank you for purchasing our product. Please read the operating instructions carefully before putting the appliance into operation and keep these instructions including the warranty, the receipt and, if possible, the box with the internal packing.


  • Before first use, please read this manual, look at the figures and keep it for further reference.
  • Please check if product label data conforms to voltage of your plug socket.
  • Do not plug and unplug the electric socket plug with wet hands and do not pull the plug with the power cord!
  • The product is intended for home use and similar (in shops, offices and similar workplaces, in hotels, motels and other residential environments, in facilities providing accommodation with breakfast). It is not intended for commercial use!
  • This product can be used by children at the age of 8 years and older if they are supervised or if they were instructed regarding use of the appliance in a safe way and if they understand possible risks. Children must not play with the appliance. User cleaning and maintenance must not be performed by children if they are younger
    than 8 year and unsupervised. Children younger than 8 years must be kept out of reach of the appliance and its power cord. The appliance may not be used by children 0 to 8 years of age.
  • The device may be used by persons with reduced physical or mental abilities or lack of experience and knowledge only if they are under supervision or they have been instructed about using the appliance safely and understand the potential dangers. Children must play with the appliance.
  • Before replacing accessories or accessible parts, which move during operation, before assembly and disassembly, before cleaning or maintenance and after use turn off the appliance and disconnect it from the mains by pulling the power cord from the power socket!
  • Disconnect the appliance from power source immediately if the power cord is damaged. The power cord must be replaced by the manufacturer or by a service technician or a qualified electrician to avoid electric shock or fire hazard.
  • Always unplug the appliance from power supply if you leave it unattended.
  • Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions, or is dropped or damaged in any manner.
    Return appliance to manufacturer or the nearest authorized service agent for examination, repair or electrical or mechanical adjustment.
  • ATTENTION: The case of the appliance and its internal components are hot during operation and until they cool down! Use protective equipment for manipulation (such as gloves). When handling the internal parts (e.g. container), wait until they cool down.
  • ATTENTION: Do not use this heater in series with an external timer, remote controller or any other device that switches on the appliance automatically, since a fire risk exists when the heater is accidentally covered or displaced at the moment it switches on.
  • When the appliance is in operation, prevent pets, plants or insects to get in contact with it.
  • Do not leave the appliance unattended while working and check it during the whole time of frying.
  • Use the deed fryer only at places where the risk of tilting over is prevented and which is far enough from flammable objects (e. g. curtains, drapes, wood, etc.), heat sources (e. g. heater, electric/gas stove, etc.) and from wet surfaces (sinks, wash basins, etc.).
  • The deep fryer (heating element) is equipped with heat protection against overheating.
  • Never immerse the fryer and the heater into water (not even partially) and do not wash under running water!
  • When frying, do not touch the area where steam/hot air comes out, there is a danger of burning and scalding. Also watch out for hot steam coming out after the container is pulled out!
  • Before connecting the fryer to electricity, it must be assembled correctly. Never turn the fryer on without the container with handle properly inserted into the drip tray.
  • Do not pour any liquids, including frying oil, into the fryer! Frying is secured by hot air circulation.
  • All the ingredients being prepared must be placed in the frying container, prevent them from coming into contact with the heating coil.
  • When in use, never cover the inlet and outlet vents.
  • Do not place the appliance against a wall or other appliances. Leave at least 10 cm of space around and above the appliance.
  • If you see smoke coming out of the appliance, immediately disconnect it from electricity, ventilate, and after the smoke is gone, eliminate the cause (if caused by the prepared ingredients).
  • After heating up, the appliance requires approximately 30 min. to cool down for safe handling and cleaning.
  • When pulling out the containers by the handles, proceed carefully and hold the body of the fryer with your other hand.
  • The power cord must not be damaged by sharp or hot objects, by an open fl ame and it must not be submerged under water. Never place it on hot surfaces and do not leave it hanging over the edge of a table or a work bench. If the cord is tripped over or pulled by for example children the deep fryer may tip over or be pulled down and lead to serious burns!
  • If use of an extension cable is needed, please make sure the cable is in perfect condition and conforming to applicable standards.
  • Use the appliance only with original accessories from the manufacturer.
  • Do not use the appliance for purposes other than those defined and described in this manual!
  • The manufacturer will not be liable for defects caused by improper use of the appliance and accessories (e.g. degraded food, injury, damage, fire etc.) and the warranty provisions will become void in the case of non-compliance with safety measures.


(pic. 1)
Device Description

  • A – body of the fryer
    • A1 – drip tray
    • A2 – container for frying ingredients
    • A3 – handle
    • A4 – safety button cover
    • A5 – container locking latch A2
    • A6 – air outlet
    • A7 – power cable
  • B – control panel
    • B1 – ON/OFF button
    • B2 – MODE button
    • B3 – display
    • B4 – active ventilator function signalling
    • B5 – active heating function signalling
    • B6 – set programme icons
    • B7 – temperature increase
    • B8 – temperature decrease
    • B9 – time increase
    • B10 – time reduction


Before the first use, wash the parts that will be in contact with food in hot water with detergent, rinse thoroughly with clean water and wipe till dry, or let dry.

Assembly of the individual parts
Assemble the fryer according to Fig. 1. The A2 frying container can be removed from the A1 drip tray mechanism after pressing the safety button (latch A5), located under the A4 cover. Then slide the container back in the opposite direction and slide the A4 cover to prevent accidental pressing of the A5 latch.

Button functions

B1 – ON/OFF button – after pushing the button in the stand-by regime, the deep fryer is switched on, after repeated pushing the set function is activated; after pushing during the operation, the running function is
B2 – MODE switch – after pushing, one of the pre-defined programmes is set
B7 – temperature increase – after short pushing, the temperature is increased by 5 °C, after long pushing, the increase speeds up
B8 – temperature decrease – after short pushing, the temperature is increased by 5 °C, after long pushing, the decrease speeds up
B9 – time increase – after short pushing, the time is increased by 1 min., after long pushing, the increase speeds up
B10 – time reduction – after short pushing, the time is reduced by 1 min., after long pushing, the decrease speeds up
Scope of temperature setting 80–200 °C, time 0–60 min.

Place the assembled fryer on a flat surface (e.g. kitchen table) at the height of at least 85 cm, out of reach of children. Fill the container with the desired ingredients (observe the maximum amount marked with the MAX line) and assemble the whole fryer properly. Connect the plug of the A7 power cable to the mains. All symbols light up shortly. They subsequently fade away and only the B1 button symbol remains lighted up. By pushing button B1, the pre-set temperature of 180 °C lights up on the display and it alternatively changes at pre-set times of 15 minutes. Confirm this setting by repeated pushing of button B1 or set different parameters and confirm them by pushing button B1 again. During the course of the function the temperature and time may be changed. Termination of the function is accompanied by an audible signal. The heater switches off, but the fan still runs for a few moments to ventilate.

Note By taking the frying pot out, the appliance functioning is interrupted. After reinserting the pot, the set function will NOT continue. To continue the function, press the MODE button (B2)

After frying, use the handle to carefully pull out the A2 container with ingredients and leave to cool down for a while. Depending on the nature of the cooked ingredients, pour out any liquids from the A1 drip tray.

Pre-set programmes 

Icon Raw material Pre-set temperature (°C) Pre-set time (min.)


French fries (frozen) 200 20


Ribs 180 15


Shrimps 160 20


Cake 160 40


Chicken drumsticks 180 25


Steak 160 20


Fish 180 20

The temperature and time settings of these functions can be changed before and during the function.

Some ingredients require stirring or shaking during cooking. However, never press the locking latch of the handle – it only serves to deliberately pull out the A2 container from the A1 drip tray. At the same time, do not turn or tilt the container excessively when shaking, the drip tray may contain hot liquid.


Before carrying out any maintenance disconnect the appliance from the power grid by pulling out the plug on the power cord from the el. socket and allow it to cool down! After each use wipe the outer surfaces with a soft damp cloth. Do not use abrasive and aggressive cleaning agents and metal tools, which could scratch the surface during cleaning.

Wipe the outer casing with a damp cloth. Wash both containers in hot water with detergent, then rinse with clean water and allow to dry sufficiently (do not use the dish washer). If necessary, gentle decreasing agents can be used on these parts. Carefully wipe the inside of the fryer base using a damp cloth or a non-abrasive cleaning sponge. If necessary, remove residual dirt from the heater using a cleaning brush.

Never dry plastic moulded parts above a heat source (e.g. fire stoves, electric/gas stoves, etc.). It is normal for the colour of the surface to change over time. This change in no way changes the properties of the surface and is not a reason for complaint about the appliance! Wipe the power cord A7 with a cloth. Store the appliance thoroughly cleaned in a dry, dust-free location that is out of reach of children and incapacitated persons.


If the size of the appliance allows, all the parts contain marking of the materials used for production packaging, components and accessories as well as for recycling. The symbols on the product or in the accompanying documentation mean that the electrical or electronic product used must not be liquidated together with communal waste. To ensure the appropriate liquidation take the used appliance to a collection point where it will be accepted free of charge. Correct liquidation of the product helps to protect valuable natural resources and helps to prevent a potential negative impact on the environment and human health which can be the outcome of inappropriate liquidation of waste. More details can be obtained from your local authorities or the closest collection point. Inappropriate manipulation of such waste can result in a fine according to the national legislation.

Maintenance of a serious nature or maintenance which requires interference with the internal parts of the appliance must be carried out by a professional service centre! By failing to follow the instructions issued by the manufacturer, the right to the warranty service will be invalidated!


  • Voltage (V) shown on the type label of the appliance
  • Input (W) shown on the type label of the appliance
  • Weight about (kg) 5.4
  • Protection class of the appliance I.
  • Size of the product (mm) 330 x 425 x 370
  • Input in standby mode is < 0,50 W

The manufacturer reserves the right to change the technical specifications and accessories for the respective models.


Warning icon NOTICE



Documents / Resources

eta 4172 Vital FRY Air Fryer [pdf] User Manual
4172 Vital FRY Air Fryer, 4172, Vital FRY, Air Fryer

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.