20 Most Recent GE 168997 Deep Fryer Questions & Answers


Please use blended vegetable oil, pure corn oil, sunflower oil,
soybean oil or grapeseed (canola oil) because these oils have a high
smoke point. Peanut oil is not recommended because it greatly
impacts the flavor.

• Oils should never be mixed when deep frying.
• High heat, water, and burnt food particles break down the oil’s smoke
• Replace oil if you notice:
- Excessive smoking at normal temperatures
- Strong oil discoloration
- A rancid smell
- Excessive foaming around the frying food

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GE 168997 Deep... | Answered on Apr 19, 2019

Hey Guys I had the same problem .. Make sure the unit fits into the grooves on the back side .. The Heating element grooves ..There is a reset ,, you have to use a very small pin to do it .. But I believe the problem is what I stated .. Also remember to clean out the oil pan .. If any gung builds up on the elements it will not HEAT up .. We went thru this same problem as you have all stated ..So check the two situations I have stated ...Good Luck

GE 168997 Deep... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018

The plug works With the electric skillet model number 0704717

GE 168997 Deep... | Answered on Nov 17, 2015

Hi there!
Once the oil is saturated, you have to replace it and properly dispose used oil.
If you have an oil filtering machine, you can filter used oil to remove impurities with the use of magnesol.

GE 168997 Deep... | Answered on Feb 12, 2013

I don't service home models, only commercial products, however I would guess that something got wet somehow? Let it dry out for a few days and even a week or so, and then try it. If not, I would junk it and buy another...

GE 168997 Deep... | Answered on Nov 17, 2011

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