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  • Brand: Philips
  • Product: Barbecue
  • Model/name: HD4418
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Table of Contents

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Your new grill with drip tray allows you to prepare all kinds of tasty food almost smoke-free. Grilling
with this appliance is easy because of the large grilling surface.
General description (Fig. 1)
A	 Cool-touch handgrips
B	 Dishwasher-safe grilling plate
C	 Base
D	 Drip tray
E	 Thermostat unit socket
F	 Thermostat unit
G	 Temperature control with on/off position and heating-up light
H	 Mains cord
I	 Cord strap
Read this user manual carefully before you use the appliance and save it for future reference.
Do not immerse the thermostat unit with mains cord in water or any other liquid.
Check if the voltage indicated on the bottom of the appliance corresponds to the local mains
voltage before you connect the appliance.
Do not use the appliance if the plug, the mains cord or the appliance itself is damaged.
If the mains cord is damaged, you must have it replaced by Philips, a service centre authorised by
Philips or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
Only connect the appliance to an earthed wall socket.
Keep the mains cord away from hot surfaces.
Do not let the mains cord hang over the edge of the table or worktop on which the
appliance stands.
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
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
Never let the appliance operate unattended.
Never connect this appliance to an external timer switch in order to avoid a hazardous situation.
Never leave any kitchen utensils on the grilling plate when it is hot.
Always insert the thermostat unit into the appliance before you put the plug in the wall socket.
Only use the thermostat unit supplied.
Make sure that the inside of the thermostat unit socket is completely dry before you insert the
thermostat unit.
Put the appliance on a flat, stable surface with sufficient free space around it.
Make sure the drip tray is always in place during grilling.
Make sure the drip tray is filled with water at least up to the MIN level before you start using
the appliance.
Always preheat the plate before you put any food on it.
The accessible surfaces may become hot when the appliance operates.
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Be careful of spattering fat when you grill fatty meat or sausages.
Always unplug the appliance after use.
Always switch off the appliance after use and remove the mains plug from the wall socket
before you remove the thermostat unit from the thermostat unit socket.
Always clean the appliance after use.
Let the appliance cool down completely before you remove the plate, clean the appliance or
put it away.
Never touch the plate with sharp or abrasive items, as this damages the non-stick coating.
Make sure you reassemble the plate properly after you have removed it.
This appliance is only intended for indoor use. Do not use it outdoors.
Electromagnetic fields (EMF)
This Philips appliance complies with all standards regarding electromagnetic fields (EMF). If handled
properly and according to the instructions in this user manual, the appliance is safe to use based on
scientific evidence available today.
Before first use
	1		Remove any stickers and wipe the body of the appliance with a damp cloth.
	2		Clean the appliance and the plate thoroughly (see chapter ‘Cleaning’).
Using the appliance
Note:The appliance may produce some smoke when you use it for the first time.This is normal.
	1		Slide the drip tray into the base (Fig. 2).
Note:The drip tray can only be slid into the base in one way.
	2		Fill the drip tray up to the minimum water level indication (MIN) (Fig. 3).
The water in the drip tray helps to prevent food particles from getting burnt.
To make cleaning easier, you can line the drip tray with aluminium foil before you fill it with
When you line the drip tray, make sure the foil does not hang over the sides of the tray, as this
prevents proper air circulation.
	3		Place the grilling plate into the slots in the base (Fig. 4).
Note:The grilling plate only fits in the base in one way.
	4		Insert the thermostat unit into the thermostat unit socket in the side of the
appliance.  (Fig. 5)
	5		Turn the temperature control to the position appropriate for the ingredients to be grilled
(see section ‘Grilling times’ in this chapter).
The heating-up light goes on.
	6		Place the ingredients on the grilling plate when the heating-up light goes out.
Be careful: the grilling plate is hot!
During the grilling process, the heating-up light comes on and goes out from time to time.
This indicates that the heating element is switched on and off to maintain the correct
	7		Turn the food from time to time.
	8		When the food is done, remove it from the grilling plate.
Do not use metal, sharp or abrasive kitchen utensils.
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	9		For optimal results, remove excess oil from the grilling plate with a piece of kitchen paper.
Loosen any caked food or grease carefully and remove it from the plate before you grill the
next batch of food.
	10		To continue grilling, place the next batch of food on the grilling plate when the heating-up
light goes out.
Grilling times
In the table at the end of this booklet you find some types of food you can cook on this table grill.
The table shows which temperature to select and how long the food has to be grilled.The time
required to heat up the appliance has not been included in the grilling times indicated in the table.
The grilling time and temperature depend on the type of food that you prepare (e.g. meat), its
thickness and its temperature and also on your own taste.You can also refer to the indications on
the thermostat unit.
You can also use the table grill as a thermostatically controlled hotplate that automatically keeps
your dishes at the required temperature. Cover the hot plate with aluminium foil with the shiny
side facing upwards. Set the temperature control to position 2 or 3.
Tender pieces of meat are best suited for grilling.
Pieces of meat such as steaks or spare rib chops become more tender if marinated overnight.
Turn the food from time to time to ensure that it remains juicy inside and does not dry out. Do
not use any metal tools like forks or grill tongs as they damage the non-stick coating of the
grilling plate.
Do not turn the grilled food too frequently.When the items are brown on both sides, grill them
at a lower temperature to ensure they do not dry out and are cooked more evenly.
If you want to defrost frozen food, wrap the frozen food in aluminium foil and set the
temperature control to position 1 or 2.Turn the food from time to time.The defrosting time
depends on the weight of the food.
When you prepare satay, chicken, pork or veal, first sear the meat at a high temperature
(position 5). If necessary, you can then set the temperature control one position lower and grill
the food until it is done.
When you make satay or kebab, soak bamboo or wooden skewers in water to prevent them
from getting scorched during grilling. Do not use metal skewers.
Sausages tend to burst when they are being grilled.To prevent this, punch a few holes in them
with a fork.
Fresh meat gives better grilling results than frozen or defrosted meat. Do not put salt on the
meat until after you have grilled it.This helps to keep the meat juicy. For the best result, make
sure the pieces of meat you prepare are not too thick (approx. 1.5cm).
This table grill is not suitable for grilling breadcrumbed food.
Never use abrasive cleaning agents and materials, as this damages the non-stick coating of the
	1		Set the temperature control to the ‘OFF’ position.
	2		Unplug the appliance and let it cool down.
	3		Pull the thermostat unit out of the appliance (Fig. 6).
	4		Wipe the thermostat unit with a damp cloth.
Do not immerse the thermostat unit with mains cord in water or any other liquid.

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	5		Remove excess oil from the grilling plate with a piece of kitchen paper before you remove
the grilling plate for cleaning.
	6		Lift the grilling plate from the base by its handgrips (Fig. 4).
Note: If the thermostat unit is still inserted into the appliance, you cannot remove the grilling plate.
	7		Soak the grilling plate in hot water with some washing-up liquid for five minutes or drizzle
some lemon juice onto the grilling plate.This loosens any caked food or grease.
	8		Slide the drip tray out of the base (Fig. 7).
Note:The drip tray can only be slid out of the base in one way.
	9		Clean the base and the drip tray with a damp cloth.
	10		Clean the grilling plate with a soft cloth or sponge in hot water with some washing-up liquid
or in the dishwasher.
	11		Dry the grilling plate and drip tray.
The inside of the thermostat unit socket must be completely dry before you reinsert the
thermostat unit into it.To dry the socket, wipe the inside with a dry cloth. If necessary, shake out
excess water first.
	12		Reassemble the appliance.
	1		Leave the thermostat unit in the grill.Wind  the cord and fix it with the cord strap (Fig. 8).
	2		Store the grill in upright position on a dry and level surface (Fig. 9).
Note: Make sure that the stoppers are at the bottom, so that the drip tray cannot fall out of the
Do not throw away the appliance 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 (Fig. 10).
Guarantee & service
If you need service or information or if you have a problem, please visit the Philips website at or contact the Philips Consumer Care Centre in your country (you find its phone
number in the worldwide guarantee leaflet). If there is no Consumer Care Centre in your country,
go to your local Philips dealer.
Food table (Fig. 11)

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