Why do foods stick together?

Why do the foods stick together when placed in the basket and how do I eliminate the sticking?

There can be a number of reasons and possible solutions. See the list below.

  1. Do not overload the basket. Allow foods to float freely without touching for best results.
  2. If using batter, remove excess batter from the food before placing into the basket.
  3. Be sure to place the basket into the oil during the preheat cycle.
  4. After oil is preheated do not raise the basket. Carefully place food into the oil using a slotted spoon.
  5. Be sure to allow the oil to reheat to the correct temperature until the ready light goes out.
  6. The temperature can also be increased.