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Your AMC Probe

18 May 2016 / Posted in AMC Products

The AMC Probe is very simple to use and understanding one or two of the basics will allow you to get the most out of your electrical cookware. The easiest is to think of your probe functioning in a similar way as your oven, regulating the temperature for you.

AMC Probe

Your AMC Probe

The AMC probe has a red and a green light. The red light will shine when electricity is supplied from your wall socket - your AMC unit will not heat up. The green light will shine the moment the probe is turned "on". This light indicates that your unit is heating up. As soon as your unit reaches the desired temperature, the green light will switch off. This light functions like the light on a conventional oven - it switches on when the unit is heating up and switches off once the desired temperature has been reached. 

The probe will now control and maintain the chosen temperature until you change the setting manually. If you reduce the heat, the unit's element will begin to cool down to the new setting, when the green light will turn on again. The probe controls the temperature by going through a continuous cycle within the range of each setting. Don't be tempted to increase the heat, even if you think you food has stopped cooking - the unit will become too hot and burn the food.

Inserting the Probe
Insert the probe into the socket. Ensure that the dial is set to the OFF position, then insert the plug into the electric wall outlet and switch on. The red light on the probe will glow to indicate that there is a supply of electricity, but the 40 cm Magnum will not heat up.

Setting the Probe
Turn the dial to the required setting (from Simmer to 10), depending on the chosen cooking method and type of food being prepared. The green light on the probe will glow, indicating that the unit is heating up. When the unit reaches the desired temperature, the green light will switch off. The green light on the probe functions in a similar way to the light on a conventional oven - it switches on when heating up and switches off once the desired temperature has been reached. The probe then controls the temperature to ensure the unit maintains the desired heat, until the dial setting is changed manually. When you turn the probe to a lower setting, the unit will start to cool down automatically until the new desired temperature is reached.

Cooking on the Simmer setting
When cooking on the Simmer setting, it is important to note that the probe controls the temperature by going through a continuous cycle of switching on and off. Do not increase the temperature if it appears that the food is no longer cooking. The probe will control the temperature. Should you increase the temperature, the unit may become too hot and cause the food to burn. Rather use the Visiotherm® to monitor the cooking process. 

Removing the Probe
Once the cooking is completed, turn the probe to the OFF position and remove the plug from the electrical wall outlet. Remove probe from unit, wipe clean with a damp cloth if necessary, and store in a dry place.

Important to remember:

  • Insert the probe into the unit before switching it on. 
  • After cooking, the metal prong could be hot when removed. Take care not to touch it or place it on a heat sensitive surface. It's best to allow the unit to cool before removing the probe.
  • The AMC probe should never be immersed in water and is not dishwasher friendly. Rather wipe it off with a damp cloth if needed. 
  • The AMC probe comes with a 2 year guarantee. After this the probe can replaced at 50% of the retail selling price upon presentation of the old probe at your nearest AMC Sales Centre.