TOWER T17026 Air Fryer with Rapid Air Circulation System Instruction Manual

TOWER T17026 Air Fryer with Rapid Air Circulation System


Technical Data:

  • Description: 1.6L Air Fryer
  • Model: T17026 / T17026GRY
  • Rated Voltage: 220-240V~
  • Frequency: 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 1000W

DocumentationWe declare that this product conforms to the following product legislation in accordance with the following directive(s):2014/30/EU Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)2014/35/EU Low Voltage Directive (LVD)1935/2004/EC Materials & Articles in Contact With Food (LFGB section 30 & 31)2011/65/EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive. (Including amendment (EU) 2015/863).2009/125/EC Eco-design of Energy related Products (ERP)RK Wholesale LTD Quality Assurance, United Kingdom.

Wiring Safety for UK Use Only


As the colours in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, please proceed as follows: The wires in the mains lead are labelled in accordance with the following code: Blue neutral [N] Brown live [L] Green/ Yellow [EARTH]

Plug Fitting Details (Where Applicable).

The wire labelled blue is the neutral and must be connected to the terminal marked [N]. The wire labelled brown is the live wire and must be connected to the terminal marked [L]. The wire labelled green/yellow must be connected to the terminal marked with the letter [E]. On no account must either the brown or the blue wire be connected to the [EARTH] terminal. Always ensure that the cord grip is fastened correctly. The plug must be fitted with a fuse of the same rating already fitted and conforming to BS 1362 and be ASTA approved. If in doubt consult a qualified electrician who will be pleased to do this for you.

Non-Rewireable Mains Plug.

If your appliance is supplied with a non rewireable plug fitted to the mains lead and should the fuse need replacing, you must use an ASTA approved one (conforming to BS 1362 of the same rating). If in doubt, consult a qualified electrician who will be pleased to do this for you. If you need to remove the plug – disconnect it from the mains – then cut it off of the mains lead and immediately dispose of it in a safe manner. Never attempt to reuse the plug or insert it into a socket outlet as there is a danger of an electric shock.

WARNING: This appliance MUST be earthed!


Appliances bearing the symbol shown here may not be disposed of in domestic rubbish. You are required to dispose of old electrical and electronic appliances like this separately. Please visit or for access to information about the recycling of electrical items. Please visit for access to information about the recycling of electrical items purchased in Ireland. The WEEE directive, introduced in August 2006, states that all electrical items must be recycled, rather than taken to landfill. Please arrange to take this appliance to your local Civic Amenity site for recycling, once it has reached the end of its life.

Important Safety Information:

Please read these notes carefully BEFORE using your Tower appliance

  • Check that the voltage of the main circuit corresponds with the rating of the appliance before operating.
  • If the supply cord or appliance is damaged, stop using the appliance immediately and seek advice from the manufacturer, its service agent or a similarly qualified person.
  • WARNING: DO NOT let the cord hang over the edge of a table or counter, serious burns may result from the air fryer being pulled off the counter where it may be grabbed by children or become entangled with the user.
  • DO NOT carry the appliance by the power cord.
  • DO NOT use any extension cord with this appliance.
  • DO NOT pull the plug out by the cord as this may damage the plug and/or the cable.
  • Switch off at the wall socket then remove the plug from the socket when not in use or before cleaning.
  • Switch off and unplug before fitting or removing tools/attachments, after use and before cleaning.
  • Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
  • Children should not play with the appliance.
  • This appliance can be used by children aged from 16 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.
  • Cleaning and user maintenance should not be undertaken by children without supervision.
  • Take care when any appliance is used near pets.
  • DO NOT use this product for anything other than its intended use.
  • This appliance is for household use only.
  • This appliance includes a heating function. Please ensure that the appliance is used on a stable, level, and heat resistant surface.
  • DO NOT immerse cords, plugs or any part of the appliance in water or any other liquid.
  • DO NOT use the appliance outdoors.
  • DO NOT place the air fryer on or near combustible materials such as a tablecloth or curtain.DO NOT place the air fryer against a wall or against other appliances. Leave at least 10cm free space on the back and sides and 10cm free space above the appliance
  • Allow the air fryer to cool down for approximately 30 minutes before you handle or clean it.
  • Make sure the food prepared in the air fryer comes out golden-yellow instead of dark brown. Remove burnt remnants.
  • During hot air frying, hot steam is released through the air outlet openings. Keep your hands and face at a safe distance from the steam and from the air outlet openings.
  • Hot steam and air may escape when you remove the drawer from the air fryer.
  • Any dishes or accessories used in the air fryer will become hot. Always use oven gloves when handling or removing anything from the air fryer.
  • WARNING: DO NOT fill the air fryer drawer with oil as this may cause a fire hazard.
  • Always put ingredients to be fried in the drawer.
  • DO NOT place anything on top of the air fryer.
  • In the unlikely event the appliance develops a fault, stop using it immediately and seek advice from the Customer Support Team. +44 (0) 333 220 6066

    (not included, available to order via website/customer service should you require replacements)

    Part No Description
    T17026001 Air Fryer Drawer Spare T17026 (black model)
    T17026002 Grill plate Air Fryer Spare T17026
    T17026003 Rubber Feet Spare T17026

Before First Use:Read all instructions and safety information carefully before first use. Please retain this information for future reference.

  1. Remove your appliance from the packaging.
  2. Check that there is no damage to the cord or any visible damage to the body.
  3. Dispose of the packaging in a responsible manner.
  4. Remove any stickers or labels from the appliance
  5. Thoroughly clean the grill and drawer with hot water, some washing-up liquid and a non abrasive sponge.WARNING! DO NOT clean the drawer and grill in the dishwasher. They are NOT dishwasher safe.
  6. Wipe the inside and outside of the appliance with a moist cloth.
  7. Do not fill the drawer with oil or frying fat.Note: This appliance uses very little oil or no oil.

Using Your Appliance.

Preparing For Use:

  1. Place the appliance on a stable, horizontal and even surface. Do not place the appliance onto a non-heat-resistant surface.
  2. Do not fill the drawer with oil or any other liquid.
  3. Do not put anything on top of the appliance, as this will disrupt the airflow and the hot air frying will be affected as a result.

Automatic Switch Off:

The Tower Air Fryer has a built in timer, which will automatically shut down the Air Fryer when timer reaches zero. You can manually switch off the Air Fryer by turning the temperature and timer dials anti-clockwise to 0.

Air Fryer Drawer Safety Switch:

For your safety, this air fryer contains a safety switch designed to keep if from accidentally turning on when the drawer is not properly situated inside the appliance and the timer is not set. To use the air fryer, please ensure that the drawer is fully inserted inside of the appliance and that the cooking timer has been set.

Removing the Drawer:

Both the drawer and grill can be fully removed from the Air Fryer.

Air Frying:

  1. Connect the mains plug into an earthed wall socket.
  2. Carefully pull the drawer out of the air fryer.
  3. Put the ingredients in the drawer.
  4. Slide the drawer back into the air fryer making sure to carefully align with the guides in the body of the fryer.
  5. Never use the appliance without the drawer inside of body of the Air Fryer.CAUTION: Do not touch the drawer immediately after use, as it gets very hot. Allow it plenty of time to for it too cool. Only hold the drawer by the handle.
  6. Determine the required cooking time for your ingredients (refer to the ‘Settings’ section below for more information on how to do this.)
  7. To switch on the appliance, turn the timer dial to the required cooking time.
  8. Turn the temperature control dial to the required temperature. See section ‘Settings’ in this chapter to determine the right temperature. Add 2 minutes to the cooking time when the appliance is cold.Note: If you wish, you can also let the appliance preheat without any ingredients inside. In this case, turn the timer dial to more than 2 minutes and wait until the temperature light goes out (after approx. 2 minutes). Then fill the drawer and turn the timer dial to the required cooking time.
    1. The timer will start counting down the set cooking time.
    2. During the hot air frying process, the temperature light will come on and go out from time to time. This indicates that the heating element is being switched on and off to maintain the set temperature.
    3. Excess oil from the ingredients is collected on the bottom of the drawer.
  9. Some ingredients require shaking halfway through the cooking time (see section “Settings” in this chapter). To shake the ingredients, pull the drawer out of the appliance by the handle and shake it. Then slide the drawer back into the fryer.
  10. When you hear the timer bell, the set cooking time has elapsed. Pull the drawer out of the appliance and place it on a suitable work surface.Note: You can also switch off the appliance manually. To do this, turn the timer control dial to 0.
  11. Check if the ingredients are ready. If the ingredients are not ready yet, simply slide the drawer back into the appliance and set the timer to a few extra minutes.
  12. To remove ingredients (e.g. fries), pull the drawer out of the air fryer and place it on trial framework. Do not turn the drawer upside down, as any excess oil that has collected on the bottom will leak onto the ingredients. Both the drawer and ingredients will be very hot. Depending on the type of ingredients in the fryer, steam may escape from the drawer so care is needed.
  13. Empty the drawer into a bowl or onto a plate.Tip: To remove large or fragile ingredients, lift the ingredients out of the drawer with a pair of tongs.
  14. When a batch of ingredients is ready, the air fryer is instantly ready for preparing another batch.

Timer:The Air Fryer has a 30 minute manual timer with a bell. Turn the dial to set the required cooking time. When the cooking time has elapsed, a bell will sound to indicate that the cooking has finished.Settings:The table on the next page will help you select the basic settings for a variety of common ingredients.Note: Keep in mind that these settings are indications, as ingredients may differ in size, shape and texture, we cannot guarantee consistent settings. Because the Rapid Air technology instantly reheats the air inside the appliance instantly, pulling the drawer briefly out of the appliance during hot air frying barely disturbs the process.


  • The cooking time will depend on the size of your ingredients. Smaller sizes may require a shorter cooking time.
  • Shaking smaller ingredients halfway during the cooking time optimises the end result and can help prevent unevenly fried ingredients.
  • Add some oil to fresh potatoes for a crispy result. Fry your ingredients in the Hot-air fryer within a few minutes after you added the oil.
  • Be cautious of using extremely greasy ingredients such as sausages in the air fryer.
  • Snacks that can be prepared in a oven can also be prepared in the air fryer
  • The optimal amount for preparing crispy fries is 500 grams.
  • Use pre-made dough to prepare filled snacks quickly and easily. Pre-made dough also requires a shorter cooking time than home-made dough.
  • Place a baking tin or oven dish in the air fryer drawer if you want to bake a cake or quiche, or if you want to fry fragile ingredients or filled ingredients.
  •  You can also use the air fryer to reheat ingredients. To reheat ingredients, set the temperature to 150°C for up to 10 minutes.
      Min-max Amount (g) Time (min.) Temperature (ºC) Extra Information Shake
    Potato & fries
    Thin frozen fries 400-500 18-20 200   Yes
    Thick frozen fries 400-500 20-25 200   Yes
    Potato gratin 600 20-25 200   Yes
    Meat & Poultry
    Steak 100-600 10-15 180    
    Pork chops 100-600 10-15 180    
    Hamburger 100-600 10-15 180    
    Sausage roll 100-600 13-15 200    
    Drumsticks 100-600 25-30 180    
    Chicken breast 100-600 15-20 180    
    Spring rolls 100-500 8-10 200 Use oven- ready Yes
    Frozen chicken nuggets 100-600 6-10 200 Use oven- ready Yes
    Frozen fish fingers 100-500 6-10 200 Use oven- ready  
    Frozen bread crumbed Cheese snacks 100-500 8-10 180 Use oven- ready  
    Stuffed vegetables 100-500 10 160    
      Min-max Amount (g) Time (min.) Temperature (ºC) Extra information Shake
    Cake 400 20-25 160 Use baking tin  
    Quiche 500 20-22 180 Use baking tin/ oven dish  
    Muffins 400 15-18 200 Use baking tin  
    Sweet snacks 500 20 160 Use baking tin/ oven dish  




The air fryer does not work


The appliance is not plugged in.

Plug the appliance into an earthed wall socket.

The appliance is not turned on.


Press the On/Off button to switch on the appliance.



Fried snacks are not crispy when they come out of the air fryer.


Wrong type of snacks used.

Use oven snacks or lightly brush some oil onto the snacks for a crispier result.

The fryer contains grease from previous use.

White smoke is caused by grease heating up inside the fryer. Make sure you clean the fryer properly after each use.





The fried ingredients are not done.


Too much food has been added to the air fryer.

Put smaller batches of ingredients in the air fryer. Smaller batches are fried more evenly.


The set temperature is too low.

Set the temperature to the required temperature setting.

(Refer to the ‘Settings’ section under ‘Using the appliance’ for a temperature reference guide).


The cooking time is too short.

Set unit to the required cooking time (refer to the ‘Settings’ section under ‘Us- ing the Appliance’ for a timer reference guide).


Fresh fries are fried unevenly in the air fryer.


Wrong type of potatoes used.

Use fresh potatoes and make sure they stay firm during frying.

The potato sticks were not rinsed adequately before frying


Rinse the potato sticks properly to remove starch from the outside.



Fresh fries are not crispy when they come out of the air fryer.



The crispiness of the fries depends on the amount of oil and water in the fries.

Make sure you dry the potato sticks properly before you add the oil.
Cut the potato sticks smaller for a crispier result.

Add slightly more oil for a crispier result.

Cleaning & Care:


  • Clean the appliance after every use.
  • Cleaning the drawer.
  1. Do not use metal kitchen utensils or abrasive cleaning materials to clean them, as this may damage the non-stick coating.
  2. Remove the mains plug from the wall socket and let the appliance cool down.Note: Remove the drawer to let the air fryer cool down more quickly.
  3. Wipe the outside of the appliance with a moist cloth.
  4. Clean the drawer and grill with hot water, some washing-up liquid and a non-abrasive sponge.
  5. You can use degreasing liquid to remove any remaining dirt.WARNING! DO NOT wash the drawer in the dishwasher. It is NOT dishwasher-safe.Tip: If dirt is stuck to the drawer or the bottom of the drawer, fill the drawer with hot water with some washing-up liquid. Let the drawer soak for approximately 10 minutes.
  6. Clean the inside of the appliance with hot water and non-abrasive sponge.
  7. Clean the heating element with a cleaning brush to remove any food residues.

To store your appliance:

  • Ensure that the air fryer is cool, clean and dry before you store it.
  • Store the appliance in a cool and dry place.

Weights & Measures:Check these charts for basic imperial to metric conversions of weights.

Metric Imperial US cups
250ml 8 floz 1 cup
180ml 6 fl oz 3/4 cup
150ml 5 floz 2/3 cup
120ml 4 floz 1/2 cup
75ml 2 1/2 floz 1/3 cup
60ml 2 floz 1/4 cup
30ml 1 floz 1/8 cup
15ml 1/2 floz 1 tablespoon
Imperial Metric
1/2 oz 15g
1 oz 30g
2 oz 60g
3 oz 90g
4 oz 110g
5 oz 140g
6 oz 170g
7 oz 200g
8 oz 225g
9 oz 255g
10 oz 280g
11 oz 310g
12 oz 340g
13 oz 370g
14 oz 400g
15 oz 425g
1 lb 450g

Food AllergiesImportant Note: Some of the recipes contained in this document may contain nuts and/or other allergens. Please be careful when making any of our sample recipes that you ARE NOT allergic to any of the ingredients. For more information on allergies, please visit the Food Standards Agency’s website at:

Thank you!We hope you enjoy your appliance for many years. This product is guaranteed for 12 months from the date of original purchase. If any defect arises due to faulty materials of workmanship, the faulty products must be returned to the place of purchase. Refund or replacement is at the discretion of the retailer.

The Following Conditions Apply:The product must be returned to the retailer with proof of purchase or a receipt. The product must be installed and used in accordance with the instructions contained in this instruction guide.

  • It must be used only for domestic purposes.
  • It does not cover wear and tear, damage, misuse or consumable parts.
  • Tower has limited liability for incidental or consequential loss or damage.
  • This guarantee is valid in the UK and Eire only.
  • The standard one year guarantee is only extended to the maximum available for each particular product upon registration of the product within 28 days of purchase. If you do not register the product with us within the 28 day period, your product is guaranteed for 1 year only.
  • To validate your extended warranty, please visit and register with us online.
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Please note that length of extended warranty offered is dependent on product type and that each qualifying product needs to be registered individually in order to extend its warranty past the standard 1 year. Extended warranty is only valid with proof of purchase or receipt. Your warranty becomes void should you decide to use non-Tower spare parts. Spare parts can be purchased from Should you have a problem with your appliance, or need any spare parts,please call our Customer Support Team on: +44 (0) 333 220 6066


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