Kitchen Appliances

Operation Manual and Safety Instructions



• This manual contains important information necessary for the proper assembly and safe use of the appliance.
• Read and follow all warnings and instructions before assembling and using the appliance.
• Keep this manual for future reference.

Failure to follow these instructions could result in fire, explosion or burn hazard which could cause property damage, personal injury, or death.


• Burning wood chips gives off carbon monoxide, which has no odor and can cause death.
• DO NOT burn wood chips inside homes, vehicles, tents, garages or any enclosed areas.
• Use only outdoors where it is well ventilated.




• For outdoor household use only. Do not operate in an enclosed area.
• Unit MUST be on the ground. Do not place unit on tables or counters.
• Do not plug in air fryer until fully assembled and ready for use.
• Use only approved grounded electrical outlet.
• Do not use during an electrical storm.
• Do not expose air fryer to rain or water at anytime.
• To protect against electrical shock do not immerse cord, plug or control panel in water or other liquid.
• Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after appliance malfunctions or is dropped or damaged in any manner.
• Keep a fire extinguisher accessible at all times while operating air fryer.
• Do not let cord touch hot surfaces.
• Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
• Keep children and pets away from air fryer at all times. Do not allow children to use air fryer. Close supervision is necessary when children or pets are in the area where air fryer is being used.
• Fuel, such as charcoal briquettes or heat pellets, are not to be used in air fryer.
• Never use air fryer as a heater (READ CARBON MONOXIDE HAZARD).
• Use air fryer only on a level, stable surface to prevent tipping.
• Do not allow anyone to conduct activities around air fryer during or following its use until it has cooled.

• Air fryer is HOT while in use and will remain HOT for a period of time afterwards. Use caution.
• Do not touch HOT surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
• The use of alcohol, prescription or non-prescription drugs may impair the user’s ability to properly assemble or safely operate air fryer.
• Avoid bumping or impacting air fryer.
• Never move air fryer when in use. Allow air fryer to cool completely before moving or storing.
• Be careful when removing food from air fryer. All surfaces are HOT and may cause burns. Use protective gloves or long, sturdy cooking tools.
• Grease tray is only for the bottom of air fryer. Do not put grease tray on cooking baskets as this may damage air fryer.
• Smoke box is HOT when air fryer is in use. Use caution when adding wood.
• Remove plug from outlet when the air fryer is not in use, before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning. Allow to cool before handling.
• Accessory attachments not supplied by Masterbuilt Manufacturing, LLC are not recommended and may cause injury.
• Never use air fryer for anything other than its intended purpose. The air fryer is not for commercial use.
• Always use air fryer in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal fire codes.
• Longer extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
• If a longer extension cord is used, the marked rating should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance.
• The extension cord must be a grounding-type 3-wire cord.
• Outdoor extension cords must be used with outdoor use products and are marked with suffix “W” and with the statement “Suitable for Use with Outdoor Appliances.”
• CAUTION – To reduce the risk of electric shock, keep extension cord connection dry and off the ground.
• Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot liquids.
• Do not clean this product with a water sprayer or the like.
• Store air fryer indoors when not in use – out of the reach of children.
• Use extreme caution when removing tray or disposing of hot grease.
• Do not clean with metal scouring pads. Pieces can break off the pad and touch electrical parts, creating a risk of electric shock.


Structural Proximity and Safe Usage Recommendations

REMINDER: Maintain a minimum distance of 10 feet from rear, sides and top of air fryer to overhead construction, walls, rails or other combustible construction. This clearance provides adequate space for proper combustion, air circulation and venting.

WARNING :Electric power cord is a trip hazard. DO NOT OPERATE ON COMBUSTIBLE SURFACES.

Parts List

Rear Brace
Front Brace
Front Right Leg
Front Left Leg
Side Brace
Rear Leg
Fryer Body
Lifting Hook
Lift Handle
10 Smoke Box
11 Grease Tray
12 Grease Tray Bracket
13 Poultry Basket w/Stand
14 Heat Deflector
15 Stacking Baskets
16 Bottom Stacking Basket

Hardware List

DO NOT RETURN TO RETAILER for assembly assistance, missing or damaged parts. Please contact MASTERBUILT customer service at Please have the model number and serial number available. These numbers are located on the silver rating
label on the appliance.


• Assemble on a clean flat surface.
• Tools needed: Phillips head screwdriver
• Approximate assembly time: 20 minutes
• Actual product may differ from picture shown.
• It is possible that some assembly steps have been completed in the factory.


Operating Instructions



Step 1 – Plug it in
Step 2 – Press the power button (turn it on)
Step 3 – Press the cook function you wish to use
Step 4 – Select your temperature with the control knob
Step 5 – Wait 10 minutes to allow the unit to preheat


  1. Air Fry:
    A. Preset 400F
    B. Function does smoke at preset temperature
  2. Roast:
    A. Preset 400F
    B. Function does smoke at preset temperature
  3. Bake:
    A. Preset 400F
    B. Function does smoke at preset temperature
  4. Convection:
    A. Preset 400F
    B. Function does smoke at preset temperature
  5. Broil
    A. Preset 425F
    B. Function does not smoke at preset temperature
  6. Dehydrate
    A. Preset 140F
    B. Function does not smoke at preset temperature


• Before starting unit, place wood chips in wood chip tray.
• Wood chips should stay well below the top rim of wood chip tray. DO NOT use wood chunks.
• Check wood chip tray periodically to see if wood has burned down. Add more chips as needed. Note: Wood chip tray is hot during use.
• Wood chip tray MUST be in place when using outdoor air fryer.
• Do not leave old wood ashes in the wood chip tray. Once ashes are cold, empty tray. Tray should be cleaned out prior to and after each use to prevent ash buildup.
• Should wood chips flare up, immediately close lid, wait for wood chips to burn down. Do not spray with water.


• Clean unit prior to use.
• After use, turn appliance off, unplug and let cool before cleaning or storing.
• Remove grease tray and wipe thoroughly using mild detergent.
• Clean lid, cooking rack, turkey stand, and basket with a damp cloth or sponge using a mild detergent.
• Clean outer shell, inner lining, cord, and control panel with a damp cloth or sponge using a mild detergent. Dry thoroughly.
• Baskets, stands, heat deflector, grease tray, smoke box, and lifting hook may be cleaned in the dishwasher.


Shutdown Instructions

Step 1:
Remove food from the air fryer.
Step 2:
Close the lid and press the power button to power the unit down.
Step 3:
Leave the lid closed and the unit plugged in for 5 minutes.
Step 4:
Once the unit has cooled completely, unplug, clean, and store.


If your air fryer is beeping (10 beeps per minute), and the lights are flashing, you have a TC error. Contact Masterbuilt at

Wood Chips Smoking Guide

To ensure that it is safe to eat, food must be cooked to the minimum internal temperatures listed in the table below.



Egg Dishes 

Steaks and Roasts of Beef, Veal or Lamb Ground Beef, Veal or Lamb 

Whole Poultry (Turkey, Chicken, Duck, etc.) Ground or Pieces of Poultry (Chicken Breast, etc.) 

Fish145°F (63°C)
Pork160°F (71°C)
Egg Dishes160°F (71°C)
Steaks and Roasts of Beef, Veal or Lamb Ground Beef, Veal or Lamb145°F (63°C)
Ground Beef, Veal or Lamb160°F (71°C)
Whole Poultry (Turkey, Chicken, Duck, etc.)165°F (74°C)
Ground or Pieces of Poultry (Chicken Breast, etc.)165°F (74°C)
United States Department of Agriculture

You can download the PDF version of the MASTERBUILT AIR FRYER EF13G1D User Manual here.