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Safety Practices & Precautions


The warming drawer is not intended to be used in conjunction with water. DO NOT fill the drawer or warming cavity with water. Doing so could create a shock hazard, resulting in a possible injury. 

  • DO NOT use water on grease fires.
  • Turn OFF the warming drawer, then smother the fire with baking soda or use a dry chemical or foam-type fire extinguisher.
    • SMOTHER FLAMES with a large lid that will fit flat on the drawer bottom.
    • Using hand protection, turn the unit OFF.
    • In case of grease fire, use hand protection and turn unit OFF and keep drawer tightly closed until extinguished.
    • If the flames do not  go out immediately, EVACUATE AND CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
    • NEVER PICK UP A FLAMING PAN - You may be burned.
    • DO NOT USE WATER, including wet dishcloths or towels - a violent steam explosion will result.
  • Use an extinguisher ONLY if:
    1. You know you have a Class ABC extinguisher, and you already know how to operate it.
    2. The fire is small and contained in the area where it started.
    3. The fire department is being called.
    4. You can fight the fire with your back to an exit.
  • Please retain this manual for future reference.

Read and Understand these Precautions

  • Read this Installation Guide thoroughly before installation. This will help to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
  • Remove all packaging materials from your appliance.
  • Install according to instructions. See INSTALLATION section to insure proper installation and servicing.
  • Be sure to have a qualified service technician install and ground this appliance.
  • Plug into rated outlet: 120 Volts AC, 5 Amp min.,15 Amp maximum circuit requirement.

Preheating Instructions

The Warming Drawer is designed to keep cooked foods warm for extended periods of time. The drawer must be pre-heated before use on high (see Use and Care Guide). If the warming drawer isn’t pre-heated, the internal temperature of the food being warmed could fall below the minimum safe level and bacteria could develop. Always preheat the drawer according to the instructions described in the Operating Instructions.

  • Children should not be left alone or unattended in an area where appliances are in use. They should never be allowed to turn knobs, push buttons, sit or stand on any part of an appliance.
  • Children in walkers, or children crawling can be attracted to the door handle and may grab and open the warming drawer. This can result in injury from the door being pulled open on a child, or severe burns if it is in use and hot.
Do not store items of interest to children in,above or around any appliance. Children could be seriously injured if they should climb onto the appliance to reach these items. 

Be certain to use only dry pot holders: Moist or damp pot holders on hot surfaces may cause burns from steam. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth in place of pot holders. 

  • Never store anything in the warming drawer. Flammable materials can catch fire, plastic items may melt or ignite and other types of items could be ruined.
  • Do not hang articles from any part of the appliance or place anything against the drawer. Some fabrics are quite flammable and could catch on fire.
  • For safety reasons and to avoid damage to the appliance, never sit, stand, or lean on the warming drawer door.
  • For personal safety, wear proper apparel. Loose fitting garments or hanging sleeves should never be worn while using this appliance. Some synthetic fabrics are highly flammable and should not be worn while using this appliance.
  • Do not use aluminum foil to line any part of the warming drawer. Using a foil liner could result in a fire hazard, or the obstruction of the flow of heat and ventilation air. Foil is an excellent heat insulator and heat will be trapped underneath it. This trapped heat can upset the performance of the warming drawer parts.
  • Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable items in or around unit.
  • This appliance is designed for warming food. Based on safety considerations, never use the warming drawer to warm or heat a room.
  • As with any cooking or heating appliance, never leave the warming drawer unattended when warming food, this could be a fire hazard.
  • Only certain types of glass, heat proof glass-ceramic, ceramic, earthenware or glazes are suitable for use in this warming drawer. Utensils that are not thermally heat safe may break with sudden temperature changes.
  • Never heat unopened containers, a build up of pressure may cause the container to burst.
  • Grease is flammable, avoid letting grease deposits collect in the warming drawer, clean up spillage.
  • 120 Volts AC, 5 Amp min.,15 Amp maximum circuit requirement.
  • DO NOT use water on grease fires. Turn OFF the warming drawer, then smother the fire with a dry chemical or foam-type fire extinguisher.
  • When opening the drawer while keeping sauces warm, tomato sauce, etc., the drawer must be opened slowly to avoid spillage.
  • Use care when opening a hot warming drawer; to avoid severe burns, open slowly, allow the hot air or steam to escape before reaching in to remove or replace any foods.
  • Do not repair or replace any part of this appliance unless it is specifically recommended in this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified Service Technician. Service Technicians must disconnect the power supply before servicing this appliance.
  • When using the warming drawer: DO NOT TOUCH THE INTERIOR SURFACES or the exterior area immediately surrounding the door until it has had sufficient time to cool to avoid burn injuries.
  • Clean the warming drawer with caution. Avoid steam burns; do not use a wet sponge or cloth to clean the appliance while it is hot. Some cleaners produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface. Follow directions provided by the cleaner manufacturer.
  • Be sure all the controls are turned off and the appliance is cool before using any type of aerosol cleaner on or around the appliance. The chemical that produces the spraying action could, in the presence of heat, ignite or cause metal parts to corrode.
  • Do not touch the heating element or interior surfaces of the warming drawer, even if they appear dark in color. They may still be hot enough to cause burn injury. Allow sufficient time to cool.
  • Do not allow flammable materials which may ignite to come in contact with the hot heating element or the interior surface of the warming drawer until the unit has had a sufficient time to cool.
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