Hamilton Beach HB4006 HealthyCook 8L Dual Air Fryer Instruction Manual

May 15, 2024
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Instruction Manual

Beach HB4006 HealthyCook 8L Dual Air Fryer

Please read this manual carefully before you use the appliance and save it for future reference.


Hamilton Beach HB4006 HealthyCook 8L Dual Air Fryer -


Voltage 220-240V AC 50/60Hz
Wattage 2850 Watts (max)
Basket Capacity 4 Litre x 2


Air Fryer 80—200 ℃ 1-60MIN
Dehydrate Function 40-80 ℃ 1-24H


Please read these safety NOTES carefully BEFORE using your Hamilton Beach appliance.
These warnings have been provided in the interest of safety. Basic safety precautions should always be followed including the following:
CAUTION: During operation:

  • Surfaces are hot. DO NOT press the hot surfaces.
  • Hot steam is released through the air outlet openings. Keep your hands and face at a safe distance from the steam and from the air outlet openings.
  • Hot steam and air may escape when the appliance door is opened.


  • DO NOT immerse cords, plugs or any part of the appliance in water or any other liquid, the only exceptions to this are the basket and the grill plate which can be hand washed.
  • Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
  • Children should not play with the appliance.
  • This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and people with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.
  • Cleaning and user maintenance should not be undertaken by children.
  • Take care when any appliance is used near pets.
  • Switch off and unplug before fitting or removing accessories, after use and before cleaning.
  • Allow the appliance to cool down for approximately 30 minutes before fitting or removing accessories or cleaning.
  • If the supply cord or appliance is damaged, stop using the appliance immediately and contact our customer services team.
  • The use of accessory attachments is not recommended by the appliance manufacturer, apart from those supplied with this product.
  • DO NOT use the appliance outdoors.
  • DO NOT place the appliance on or near a hot stove top or heated oven.
  • Take care when moving the appliance, or removing accessories and food as hot oil or other hot liquids may be present.
  • This appliance is for household use only.
  • DO NOT place anything on top of the appliance.
  • DO NOT clean the appliance with metal kitchen utensils, caustic or abrasive cleaning agents or scouring sponges.


  • Ensure the appliance in placed on a horizontal, even and stable surface.
  • This appliance is designed for household use only.
  • If the appliance is used improperly or for professional or semi-professional purposes or it is not used according to the instructions in the user manual, the guarantee becomes invalid and we could refuse any liability for damage caused.
  • Always unplug the appliance while not using.
  • The appliance needs approximately 30 minutes to cool down before handling or cleaning safely


  • Check that the voltage of the main circuit corresponds with the rating of the appliance before operating.

WARNING: DO NOT let the cord hang over the edge of a table or counter, serious burns may result from the air fryer being pulled off the counter where it may be grabbed by children or become entangled with the user.

  • DO NOT let the supply cord touch hot surfaces.
  • DO NOT carry the appliance by the power cord.
  • DO NOT use any extension cord with this appliance.
  • The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or separate remote-control system.
  • DO NOT pull the plug out by the cord as this may damage the plug and/or the cable.
  • DO NOT plug and unplug with wet hands.


  • Please ensure that the appliance is used on a stable, level, and heat resistant surface.

  • DO NOT place the appliance on or near combustible materials such as a tablecloth or curtain.

  • DO NOT place the appliance against a wall or against other appliances. Leave at least 10cm free space on the back and sides and 10cm free space above the appliance.

  • DO NOT place the appliance in the presence of explosive and/or flammable fumes.

  • DO NOT cover the air inlet and outlet during operation.

  • Any accessories, baking trays or oven dishes used in the appliance will become hot. Always use oven gloves when handling or removing anything from the appliance.

  • DO NOT place food that is still packed in plastic wrap or plastic bags in the appliance.

  • DO NOT allow food to come into contact with the heating element of the appliance.

  • If the appliance begins to emit smoke, unplug it immediately.
    Only open the door once the smoke has cleared. Remove burnt remnants.

  • DO NOT leave this appliance unattended whilst operating.


  1. Remove your appliance from the packaging.
  2. Check that there is no damage to the cord or any visible damage to the body.
  3. Check that all listed parts are present.
  4. Remove any stickers or labels from the appliance. DO NOT remove the rating label or any warnings.
  5. Dispose of the packaging in a responsible manner.
  6. Place the appliance on a stable, horizontal, even and heat-resistant surface in accordance with the important safety information section.
  7. Thoroughly hand wash the grill plates and drawers with hot water, some washing up liquid and a non-abrasive sponge. Dry thoroughly with a tea towel.
  8. Wipe the inside and outside of the appliance with a damp cloth.
  9. DO NOT fill the drawer with oil, frying fat or any other frying liquid. This is an oil-free fryer that works on hot air.
  10. DO NOT put anything on top of the appliance, as this will disrupt the airflow and the hot air frying will be affected as a result.

The drawers can both be removed fully from the Air Fryer. Pull on the handle to slide the drawer out of the Air fryer.
NOTE: If a drawer is removed from the main body of the fryer when in operation, the unit will automatically stop the cooking process on that side. When the drawer is re-inserted, the air fryer will resume operating on the settings it was programmed to last.

  1. Plug the unit into a mains socket. The unit will emit an audible signal and the control panel will illuminate briefly, before entering stand-by mode with just the POWER key illuminated.
  2. Press the POWER key to turn the appliance on, this will illuminate the control panel.
  3. Press and POWER key to stop further operation. The unit will emit an audible signal and go into standby mode.
    NOTE: If there is a power cut or the unit is unplugged during operation all indicator lights will go off.
    Once connection is re-established the unit will continue to operate on the program previously set.
    NOTE: To turn the unit off during operation, press and hold the POWER key. The unit will stop heating and there will be an audible signal, the POWER icon will remain illuminated.


Hamilton Beach HB4006 HealthyCook 8L Dual Air Fryer -


Menu| | | | | |
Default temp| 200 °C| 200 °C| 180 °C| 180 °C| 160 °C| 60 °C
Default time| 20min| 25min| 10min| 12min| 16min| 8 hours
Shake| Yes| No| No| No| Yes| No


Starting Your Appliance

  1. When you plug in the appliance to the mains, all the icons will flash up briefly with an audible signal before the appliance will go into standby mode with just the POWER key illuminated.
  2. Press the POWER key and the L, R and L=R will light up. These can be selected to set up the cooking process.
  3. If you press the L=R (Sync) icon, the icon will begin flashing and the six pre-set food icons will be illuminated. The same will happen if you press either L or R.

Icon Operation

  1. To Set The Timer:
    a. Press the “+” and “-“ arrow buttons above and below the timer icon to adjust the cooking time up and down. The timer goes up in one minute intervals.

  2. To Set The Temperature:
    a. Press the “+” and “-“ arrow buttons above and below the temperature icon to adjust the cooking temperature up and down. The temp goes up in 5 o C intervals. When you reach the max. and min. temperature setting, the up and down icons will be not be illuminated.

  3. To Set The PreHeat Function:
    a. Press the pre-heat icon, default setting 200 o C 5min (not suitable for Dehydrate function). Press the L icon, and the left drawer will be pre-heated. Press R, and the right drawer will be pre-heated. If you press L=R, both drawers will be pre-heated together. The max. pre-heat time is 60 min.
    b. After the time and temperature has been set, press the “start/pause” icon, and the appliance will begin working to the settings you have programmed. The programmed icons will stay illuminated and others will switch off.
    c. After programming the appliance, if you press the “POWER” icon, the unit will switch “OFF”.

  4. To Start and Pause Whilst Cooking:
    a. When both drawers are working together, if you press the “start/pause” icon, the appliance will chime once and then pause cooking. Press the“start/pause” icon again to start the cooking process again.
    b. If want to pause one of the drawers press L or R first, then press the “start/pause” icon.
    c. When the appliance has been “paused” it won’t start the cooking process again until the “start/pause” icon has been pressed.
    d. When the appliance is working, the timer and temperature can be adjusted again. Press L or R and adjust the timer or temperature as needed.
    e. When the appliance is working, if you press and hold the “POWER” icon, the unit will chime once and switch “OFF”.
    f. When the appliance has finished cooking or has been paused, it will switch itself “OFF” after 5 mins of inactivity.
    g. When finished cooking, the appliance will chime 5 times and switch itself “OFF”. The screen will show the word “End” for 5 mins and the “POWER” icon will illuminate.

Sync End Function (not suitable for Dehydrate function)
For cooking foods requiring different times and temperatures to be ready at the same time.

  1. Press the L or R icon first, and set the function, time and temperature.
  2. Press the “Sync End” icon and it will start flashing.
  3. When in “Sync End” mode, if one drawer is not programmed, that drawer will not be heated until it has been programmed.
  4. If you have programmed one drawer and not the other; the time and temperature default settings will flash on the screen above the unused drawer until you press the corresponding L or R icon.
  5. Set a different time, temperature and function for the second basket, press start and the appliance will start working, the drawer with the longer cooking time will start first.
  6. The drawer with a shorter cooking time will show as “HOLD”on the screen until it is time to start cooking. E.g. With Fries cooking for 20 mins in the L container and Cupcakes cooking for 8 mins in the R container; the R container will show “HOLD” on the screen until there are 8 mins left for the Fries to finish cooking so both will be ready at the same time.
  7. If you do not wish to set the second drawer the “Sync End” should be cancelled by pressing the “POWER” icon.

L=R (Sync) mode
For cooking foods at the same time and temperature to be ready at the same time.

  1. Press L or R, and set time and temperature for one drawer, press the “L=R” icon, and the appliance will duplicate the settings for the other drawer.
  2. If you press the “L=R” icon first, and then program the appliance, both drawers will be set to the same settings.
  3. Press the “start/pause” icon to start both drawers cooking at the same time.
  4. If you need to adjust the time and temperature whilst cooking, press “start/pause” and press the “+” or “-“ icons and both drawers will be adjusted. Press “start/pause” to start cooking again.

Basket Out mode

  1. When in the “Sync end” or “L=R” modes, if you pull out one of the drawers, the appliance will stop working and the screen for the drawer that has been pulled out will show “Out” on the screen.
  2. If the drawer is reinserted within 90 seconds, the appliance will work as originally setup.
  3. If the drawer is not reinserted within 5 mins, the drawer that has not been pulled out will continue to work as originally set. The side without the drawer will not heat up and the ”Sync end” and “L=R” icons will switch off.
  4. If the drawer is inserted back into the appliance after 90 seconds but within 5 mins, both  drawers will keep working as originally set, but the Sync end and L=R function will be inactive.

Fan Working

  1. When the appliance is working the fan icon will always be illuminated.
  2. When the appliance is not working, the fan icon will be off.
  3. If the Fan icon is still flashing after the appliance has finished cooking, press the POWER icon or press the “start/pause” icon to reset.

This table below will help you to select the basic settings for preparing a variety of foods.
Note: Keep in mind that these settings are indications. As ingredients differ in origin, size, shape as well as brand, we cannot guarantee the best setting for your ingredients.

| Min-max Amount (g)| Time (min.)| Temp (1°C)| Shake|

Extra information

Potato & fries|
Thin frozen fries| 500-600| 18-25| 200| Yes| Use Oven Ready
Thick frozen fries| 500-600| 20-25| 200| Yes| Use Oven Ready
Potato gratin| 600| 20-25| 200| Yes|
Meat & Poultry|
Steak| 100-600| 12-18| 180| No|
Pork chops| 100-600| 12-18| 180| No|
Hamburger| 100-600| 10-20| 180| No|
Sausage roll| 100-600| 13-15| 200| No|
Drumsticks| 100-600| 25-30| 180| No|
Chicken breast| 100-600| 18-25| 180| No|
Spring rolls| 100-600| 8-10| 200| Yes| Use Oven Ready
Use Oven Ready
Use Oven Ready
Use Oven Ready
Frozen chicken nuggets| 100-600| 8-12| 180| Yes
Frozen fish fingers| 100-500| 6-10| 200| No
Frozen bread crumbed cheese snacks| 100-500| 8-10| 180| No
Stuffed vegetables| 100-500| 12-20| 160| No
Cake| 500| 8-15| 180| No| Use Baking Liners Use Oven Safe Dish
Quiche| 500| 20-22| 180| No
Muffins| 500| 15-18| 200| No| Use Silicon Liners
Sweet snacks| 500| 20| 160| No

Add an extra 3 minutes to your cooking time when you start frying while the air fryer is still cold.
– Smaller ingredients usually require a slightly shorter preparation time than larger ingredients.
– Shaking smaller ingredients halfway through the preparation time optimises the end result and can help prevent unevenly fried ingredients.
– Brush a little oil onto fresh potatoes for an even crispier result.
– Food that can be prepared in a oven can also be prepared in the air fryer.
– The optimal amount for preparing crispy fries is 500 grams.
– Use pre-made dough to prepare filled snacks quickly and easily.
– Place a baking liner or an oven safe dish in the air fryer basket if you want to bake a cake or quiche or if you want to fry foods with fillings that may leak out during the cooking process.
– You can also use the air fryer to reheat ingredients. To reheat ingredients, set the temperature to 150 oC for up to 10 minutes.


Hamilton Beach HB4006 HealthyCook 8L Dual Air Fryer -

WARNING: Do not immerse the appliance in water or any other liquid.
Clean the main unit, drawer and grill plate after every use. DO NOT allow food residues to dry on. Food residue could start to burn and possibly cause faults.

  1. Unplug the appliance from the mains and let the appliance cool down.
    NOTE: Remove the drawer to let the air fryer cool down more quickly.

  2. Wipe the outside of the appliance with a damp cloth. You can use degreasing liquid to remove any remaining dirt.

  3. Clean the drawer and grill plate with washing up liquid and warm water. In the case of stubborn dirt, soak them in warm water and washing up liquid beforehand.

NOTE: Do not use metal kitchen utensils or caustic or abrasive cleaning materials or scouring sponges to clean them, as this may damage the non-stick coating.
Tip: If dirt is stuck to the bottom of the basket, fill the basket with a little hot water with some washing-up liquid and allow to soak on the side.
NOTE: Allow all parts to air dry completely or dry with a tea towel before reusing or storing.
Once cool, clean and dry store the appliance upright in a cool, dry place.


Problem| Possible cause|


The air fryer does not work| The appliance is not plugged in.| Put the mains plug in an earthed wall socket.
| You have not set the timer.| Set the timer to the required preparation time and press start.
The food fried within the air fryer is not fully cooked.| There is too much food in the basket.| Put smaller batches of food in the basket. Smaller batches are fried more evenly.
| The set temperature is too low.| Increase the temperature to the required temperature setting (see section ‘settings’ in chapter ‘Using the appliance’).
| The preparation time is too short.| Increase the timer to the required preparation time (see section ‘Settings’ in chapter’ Using the appliance’).
The food is fried unevenly in the air fryer.| Certain types of food need to be shaken halfway through the preparation time.| Foods that lie on top of or across each other (e.g. fries) need to be shaken halfway through the preparation time. See section ‘Settings’ in chapter ‘Using the appliance’.
Fried snacks are not crispy when they come out of the air fryer.| You used a type of food meant to be prepared in a traditional deep fryer.| Use food designed to be cooked in an oven or lightly brush some oil onto the snacks for a crispier result.
I cannot slide the pan into the appliance properly.| There are too many ingredients in the basket.| Do not fill the basket beyond the MAX indication.
| The basket is not placed in the appliance correctly.| Make sure the basket is lined up with the guides on appliance to ensure it is sitting correctly.
White smoke comes out of the appliance.| You are preparing greasy ingredients.| When you fry greasy foods in the air fryer, a large amount of oil will leak into the basket. The oil produces white smoke and the basket may heat up more than usual. This does not affect the appliance or the end result.
| The basket still contains grease residues from previous use.| White smoke is caused by grease heating up in the basket, make sure you clean the basket properly after each use.
Fresh fries are fried unevenly in the air fryer.| You did not use the right potato type.| Use fresh potatoes and pat dry with a paper towel to make sure they stay firm during frying.
| You did not rinse the potato sticks properly before you fried them.| Rinse the potato sticks properly and pat dry with a paper towel to remove starch from the outside of the sticks.
Fresh fries are not crispy when they come out of the air fryer.| The crispiness of the fries depends on the amount of oil and water in the fries.| Make sure you dry the potato sticks properly with a paper towel to remove all extra moisture.
| | Cut the potato sticks smaller for a crispier result. Brush lightly with a little oil for a crispier result.


This product is covered by a 12-month warranty, please read the guarantee and service carefully and keep for future use.
Please Note: To maintain the validity of the warranty, it is imperative to register it within the initial 30 days of purchase. Any registration made beyond this time frame will result in the warranty being deemed void.
This warranty applies to products purchased and used in the UK. This is the only express warranty for this product and is in lieu of any other warranty or condition.
This product is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period from the date of original purchase; this timeframe can vary based on the product. Please refer to our product pages or contact our customer service team if you are unsure of the duration of the products warranty period. During this period, your exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of this product or any component found to be defective, at our option; however, you are responsible for all costs associated with returning the product to us and our returning a product or component under this warranty to you. If the product or component is no longer available, we will replace with a similar one of equal or greater value.
This warranty does not cover glass, filters, wear from normal use, use not in conformity with the printed directions, or damage to the product resulting from accident, alteration, abuse, or misuse. This warranty extends only to the original consumer purchaser or gift recipient. Keep the original sales receipt, as proof of purchase is required to make a warranty claim. This warranty is void if the product is used for other than single-family household use or subjected to any voltage and waveform other than as specified on the rating label (e.g., 120V ~ 60 Hz).
We exclude all claims for special, incidental, and consequential damages caused by breach of express or implied warranty. All liability is limited to the amount of the purchase price. Every implied warranty, including any statutory warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is disclaimed except to the extent prohibited by law, in which case such warranty or condition is limited to the duration of this written warranty.
To make a warranty claim, do not return this appliance to the store. Please call 01274 752624 or email customerservice@hamiltonbeach.co.uk. For faster service, locate the model number on the rating label on your appliance. Alternatively, please scan the QR code below to be directed to our warranty registration page:



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The WEEE directive, introduced in August 2006, states that all electrical items must be recycled, rather than taken to landfill. Please arrange to take this appliance to your local Civic Amenity site for recycling, once it has reached the end of its life.
Correct Disposal of this product
This marking indicates that this product should not be disposed with other household wastes throughout the EU. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources. To return your used device, please use the return and collection systems or contact the retailer where the product was purchased. They can take this product for environmental safe recycling.


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