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Using your warming drawer

Before first use

Heat the empty drawer for 2 hours on temperature setting 3 (  ). Some warming drawer components have a protective coating which may give off a slight smell when heated for the first time. This is normal and does not indicate a fault. Make sure the room is well ventilated.

  1. Open the drawer.
  2. Press the  button to turn the warming drawer on.
  3. Press the  button to set the drawer temperature to setting 3.
  4. Close the drawer.
    • Wait 2 hours and then press the  button to turn the warming drawer off.
  5. Once cooled, wipe the drawer with a damp cloth, and dry thoroughly.
     

To warm your crockery

  1. Load your crockery carefully into the drawer. (see ‘Loading’ for suggestions on positioning of crockery)
Turn the warming drawer on
  1. Press the  button to turn the warming drawer on.  The halo will glow red while the drawer is on. 
Select a temperature
  1. Select a temperature by pressing one of the temperature control buttons. The halo will glow red while the drawer is on.
  • The warming drawer has three temperature settings  (which are approximate depending on the load):  

1 (  )  = 45°C         2 (  ) =55°C         3 (  ) = 65°C

  • Only one temperature can be selected at a time.
  • If no temperature setting is selected the warming drawer will default to setting 2 (  ).

You may change the temperature setting during use. 

Set the timer (optional)
  1. The warming drawer has two pre-programmed timers (1 hour (  1h) and 2 hours (  2h).
  • To start the timer press one of the timer buttons.
  • The halo will glow red while the timer is on.
  • Only one timer can be selected at a time.
  • At the end of the timer period the warming drawer will switch off and both the on/off and timer halos will go out.
  • To turn the timer off during use, press the timer button again. The drawer will continue to operate until switched off.

You may turn a timer on, or change the timer selection, at any stage during use.

  • If no timer is selected the warming drawer will remain on until switched off. However, for safety reasons, after 12 hours of continuous use the warming drawer will automatically turn off.
Close the drawer
  1. Close the drawer fully. This ensures the most efficient heating.
  • Your warming drawer has a ‘soft closing’ mechanism.
  • When the drawer is closed, the on/off light is visible through the drawer front.
Removing warm crockery
  1. Crockery can be removed at any time. Please refer to the following table for suggested heating times. 

Always use oven mitts to remove heated crockery from the warming drawer.

 Approximate heating times

Please see the following table for suggested heating times for an average crockery load*.

Setting
Temperature Low  Medium  High
Approximate time to heat crockery to selected temperature 40 minutes  40 minutes  40 minutes 
Suggested uses

Warming coffee cups.


The cup is still cool enough to touch, but will keep drinks hot for longer.

Warming plates and serving dishes.

This is the default setting. 

For extra hot plates or heating serving platters

For occasions when it will take time to ‘plate up’. Crockery will be hot - use oven mitts to avoid burns.

*Times are approximate only. Times will vary according to the thickness and material of crockery used, and the layout of the crockery in the warming drawer. Full capacity loads will take longer.  

Heated crockery cools quickly. Do not remove items from the drawer until just before you need them.

Suggested loading scenerios

  • Do not overload your warming drawer.
  • The maximum allowable weight is 30kg.
  • Distribute the load evenly.
  • Only place heat resistant crockery in the drawer.
  • Never place plastic or aluminium foil items in the drawer as these may melt and may catch fire.

General guidelines

  • Place cups upside down on the drawer base.
  • Maximum stack height of items is 80 mm.
  • Ensure only dry dishes are loaded into the warming drawer to avoid problems with condensation or the possibility of steam burns.
  • As much as possible always distribute dishes over the surface of the drawer. Stacks of dishes take longer to heat through.
  • The number of plates or cups that can be loaded depends on the size of your dishes.
  • Avoid placing large serving dishes next to the fan element vents as they will cover the warm air outlet and the crockery will not heat up evenly.

Suggested loading (maximum capacity)

20 Cappuccino cups

Diameter guide

20x Ø92 mm Cappuccino Cups
48 Espresso cups

Diameter guide

48x Ø58mm Espresso Cups
6 Std Place Settings

Diameter guide

6x Ø230 mm Bowls
6x Ø190 mm Saucers
6x Ø250 mm Plates
Mixed load
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