Cleaning, For the best home made quesadillas – Nostalgia Electrics EQM-SERIES User Manual
Please take care of your machine by following these simple instructions and precautions.
Cleaning is a snap.
Disconnect from the electrical outlet, unplug the unit.
Make sure the unit is cool before removing the drip tray.
Empty the drip tray, then clean in hot or warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry.
Wipe the interior cooking surfaces with a damp cloth or paper towel then dry.
Wipe the exterior with a damp cloth and dry.
It is that simple. Remember to periodically coat the cooking surface with vegetable oil to
preserve the non-stick finish. This also helps the crisping process.
FOR THE BEST HOME MADE QUESADILLAS
REMEMBER: NEVER leave the unit unattended while operating.
Tortillas are recommended for use in your Quesadilla Maker. Make sure they are
fresh tortillas, not old or dried out.
Make sure fillings are evenly distributed on the tortilla to about 1/2 inch from the
edge of the tortilla so that the edges of the tortilla can seal together.
Use soft ingredients – shredded cheeses, prepared salsa, and thinly cut or
shredded cooked meat, chicken and vegetables. Never use anything with bones
or pits included or anything uncooked such as raw meats, chicken, etc.
Avoid processed cheeses as they liquefy quickly and will drain out of the
Do not use more than a 1/4 cup of shredded cheese or 1/2 cup of salsa, as they
will leak out while cooking your quesadilla.
The average time for cooking a quesadilla, if not overfilled, is 3 – 5 minutes.
Crisping of the tortilla occurs while cooking, less time cooked = less crisping.
Longer cooking will create a crispier quesadilla. DO NOT over cook quesadilla.
NEVER force the lid to lock, this could result in damage to the hinge of the lid.
Always have the drip tray in place when cooking a quesadilla. Check the drip
tray frequently during cooking sessions to prevent overflow.
Should melting occur that leaks outside of the tortilla, gently wipe up melted
cheese, etc. from the non-stick surface before cooking the next quesadilla. This
will prevent burning or scorching of previously melted cheeses, etc.
You can reheat previously cooked quesadillas by placing the quesadilla on the
preheated unit, lining up the marks, lowering the lid and reheating for 1-3
Always allow the unit to cool before removing the drip tray and wiping out the
interior for cleaning.
Follow the instructions and with the helpful hints above, you should be able to make
delicious, tasty, crispy homemade quesadillas like the ones you order from your favorite