Operating and installation instructions
Plate warming drawer
EGW 5050-14
EGW 5060-14
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance it is
essential to read these
instructions before it is installed
and used for the first time.
en - GB, ZA
M.-Nr. 07 517 010
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warning and safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Cleaning and heating up for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Brief operating instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Selecting a temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Heating up times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Appliance front and interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Anti-slip mat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Safety instructions for installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Building-in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Possible combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Installing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Aligning the front of the plate warming drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
After sales service, data plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Guide to the appliance
a On/Off switch (lights up)
b Temperature control
c Warming drawer
d Anti-slip mat
e In-operation indicator
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Warning and safety instructions
Correct application
This appliance complies with all
relevant local and national safety
requirements. Inappropriate use can
lead to personal injury and damage
to property.
~ This appliance is not designed for
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, please
read these instructions carefully
before using it for the first time.
They contain important notes on its
installation, safety, use and
maintenance.
– Shops
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and ensure that all users are
familiar with the contents. Pass them
on to any future owner of the
appliance.
commercial use. It is intended for use in
domestic households and in similar
working and residential environments
such as:
– Offices and showrooms
and by residents in establishments
such as:
– Hostels and guest houses.
~ The warming drawing is intended for
domestic use only as described in
these operating and installation
instructions. Miele cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from incorrect or
improper use or operation of the
appliance.
~ This appliance is not intended for
use by persons (including children)
with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities or lack of
experience or knowledge, unless they
are supervised whilst using it, or have
been shown how to use it correctly by a
person responsible for their safety.
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Warning and safety instructions
Safety with children
Technical safety
~ This appliance is only intended for
use by adults who have read these
instructions. The appliance is not a toy!
To avoid the risk of injury, keep children
away from it at all times, and do not let
them play with it or use the controls.
They will not understand the potential
dangers posed by it. They should be
supervised whenever you are working
in the kitchen.
~ Before installation, check the
~ Older children may only use the
appliance when its operation has been
clearly explained to them and they are
able to use it safely, recognising the
dangers of misuse.
~ The appliance gets hot when in use
and remains hot for quite a while after
being switched off. To safeguard
against burning, keep children well
away from the appliance at all times.
~ Packaging, e.g. cling film,
polystyrene and plastic wrappings,
must be kept out of the reach of babies
and young children. Danger of
suffocation. Dispose of or recycle all
packaging safely as soon as possible.
appliance for visible signs of damage.
Do not use a damaged appliance. It
could be dangerous.
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between it
and an effective earthing system which
complies with current national and local
safety regulations. It is most important
that this basic safety requirement is
present and regularly tested, and
where there is any doubt, the
household wiring system should be
inspected by a qualified electrician.
Miele cannot be held liable for the
consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ Before connecting the appliance,
make sure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and frequency)
match the mains electricity supply.
This data must correspond in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the
appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
~ For safety reasons, this appliance
may only be used when it has been
built in.
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Warning and safety instructions
~ If the appliance is supplied without a
plug it must be installed and connected
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
local and national safety regulations.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage caused by incorrect
installation or connection.
~ Never open the casing of the
appliance.
Tampering with electrical connections
or components and mechanical parts is
highly dangerous to the user and can
cause operational faults.
~ Installation, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
national and local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. Miele
cannot be held liable for unauthorised
work.
~ If the connection cable is damaged,
it must be replaced by a suitably
qualified electrician with a special
connection cable of type H 05 V V-F
(pvc insulated), available from the Miele
Spare Parts Department.
~ Faulty components must only be
replaced by genuine Miele original
parts. The manufacturer can only
guarantee the safety of the appliance
when Miele replacement parts are
used.
~ During installation, maintenance and
repair work, the appliance must be
disconnected from the mains electricity
supply.
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~ While the appliance is under
guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a service technician
authorised by Miele. Otherwise the
guarantee is invalidated.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by a
multi-socket unit or an extension lead.
These do not guarantee the required
safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of
overheating).
Warning and safety instructions
Correct use
~ The drawer temperature can reach
up to 80 °C inside depending on the
temperature selected and the length of
time it has been switched on for. Use
oven gloves when removing heated
crockery from the drawer.
~ Do not use the appliance to re-heat,
cook or keep food or drinks warm, as
moisture in the food or drinks could
cause corrosion damage to the drawer.
~ If the appliance is installed behind a
kitchen furniture door, it may only be
used with the furniture door open.
Only close the door if the appliance is
switched off.
Miele cannot be held liable for
damage caused by non-compliance
with these Warning and safety
instructions.
~ Do not store any plastic containers
or inflammable objects in the warming
drawer. They could melt or catch fire
when the appliance is switched on,
causing a fire hazard.
~ Do not use the appliance to heat up
the room. Due to the high temperatures
radiated, objects near the appliance
could catch fire. The life of the
appliance could also be reduced.
~ Never replace the anti-slip mat
supplied with the appliance with paper
kitchen towel or similar.
~ Do not overload the drawer. The
maximum load bearing capacity of the
drawer is 25 kg.
~ Do not sit or lean on the opened
drawer. This can damage the
telescopic runners.
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and should be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation.
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection/recycling
centre or contact your dealer for
advice. Please ensure that it presents
no danger to children while being
stored for disposal.
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Before using for the first time
Please stick the extra data plate for the appliance supplied
with this documentation in the space provided in the "After
sales service" section of this booklet.
Cleaning and heating up for the first time
^ Remove any protective foil and sticky labels.
^ Remove the anti-slip mat from the drawer, and clean it with
warm water and a little washing-up liquid. Wipe dry using a
soft cloth.
^ Wipe the appliance inside and out with a damp cloth only,
and then dry with a soft cloth.
^ Replace the anti-slip mat in the drawer.
^ Then heat the empty drawer for at least two hours. Set the
temperature control to maximum (see "Selecting a
temperature").
Metal components have a protective coating which may give
off a slight smell when heated up for the first time.
The smell and any vapours will dissipate after a short time,
and do not indicate a faulty connection or appliance.
Ensure that the kitchen is well ventilated.
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Operation
This appliance uses a hot air warming system. Heat given off
by a heating element is distributed evenly throughout the
drawer by a fan. The circulating air ensures that crockery is
heated evenly and quickly.
A protective grille protects you from touching either the fan or
the heating element.
The base of the drawer is fitted with an anti-slip mat which
stops crockery sliding about when the drawer is opened and
closed.
Do not use the appliance to re-heat, cook or keep food or
drinks warm. Condensation from the food or drinks could
lead to corrosion in the appliance.
Always use heat-resistant gloves or oven gloves to remove
heated crockery from the drawer.
The load capacity of the appliance is 25 kg maximum.
Controls
The controls consist of a temperature dial and an On/Off
switch. They are only visible when the drawer is open.
When the drawer is shut, you can see from the in-operation
indicator on the front of the drawer if the drawer is switched
on.
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Operation
Brief operating instructions
^ Place the crockery inside the drawer.
^ Select the temperature required.
^ Switch on the appliance (j).
The switch lights up.
^ Close the drawer.
If you use too much force, it can spring open again.
^ Switch the appliance off (k) before removing the heated
crockery.
Selecting a temperature
The temperature dial allows you to select any temperature
between approx. 30 and 80 °C.
The temperature dial must only be turned in a clockwise
direction as far as it will go and then back again.
Do not turn it too far as this will damage it.
When the selected temperature is reached, the heating
element switches itself off. When the temperature falls below
that selected, the heating element switches on again
automatically.
The temperature scale around the dial is shown in symbols
rather than in °C. The symbols represent the most suitable
temperature for the type of crockery depicted:
– b approx. 40 °C
for cups or glasses.
Drinks poured into warmed cups do not cool down so
quickly. At the same time, the cups will not get too hot to
handle.
– r approx. 60 °C
for serving dishes and plates.
Food stays warm for longer if served in pre-heated dishes.
The dishes will not get too hot to handle.
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Operation
Heating up times
Various factors will affect the heating up times:
– The material and thickness of the crockery
– The amount of crockery
– How the crockery is arranged
– The temperature setting.
It is therefore not possible to state precise times.
However, the following information can be used as a guide:
Temperature setting r is approx. 60 °C. Evenly heated
crockery will take about:
– 30 - 35 minutes
for 6 place settings.
– 40 - 45 minutes
for 12 place settings.
As you use the plate warming drawer, you will get to know
which setting suits your own needs best.
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Operation
Capacity
The capacity of the drawer depends on the size and weight
of your crockery.
Do not overload the drawer. The maximum load bearing
capacity of the drawer is 25 kg.
The loading examples shown here are suggestions only.
– 6 place settings:
6 dinner plates
6 soup bowls
6 dessert plates
1 oval serving dish
1 serving dish
1 serving dish
C 26 cm
C 23 cm
C 19 cm
32 cm
C 16 cm
C 13 cm
or alternatively:
– 20 dinner plates
C 26 cm
– 36 soup bowls
C 23 cm
– 30 soup cups
C 10 cm
– 10 dinner plates
10 soup bowls
C 26 cm
C 23 cm
– 8 pizza plates
C 36 cm
– 120 espresso cups
C 5.9 cm
– 54 cappuccino cups C 8.8 cm
– 30 punch glasses
C 6.7 cm / 8.5 cm high
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Cleaning and care
Always allow the appliance to cool down before cleaning.
Under no circumstances use a steam cleaning appliance
to clean this appliance. The steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a short circuit.
Only use domestic washing-up liquid to clean this
appliance; commercial cleaning products are not suitable,
and may damage the appliance.
Appliance front and interior
Remove any soiling immediately.
If not, it might become impossible to remove and could
cause the outer surfaces to alter or discolour.
Clean the front using a Miele microfibre E-cloth or with a
clean sponge and a solution of hot water and washing-up
liquid. Then dry with a soft cloth.
The outer surfaces of this appliance are all susceptible to
scratching. Scratches on glass surfaces could even cause
a breakage.
Contact with unsuitable cleaning agents can alter or
discolour the outer surfaces.
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Cleaning and care
To avoid damaging the surface of your appliance, do not
use:
– cleaning agents containing soda, ammonia, acids or
chlorides,
– cleaning agents containing descaling agents,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g. powder cleaners and cream
cleaners,
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
– stainless steel cleaning agents,
– dishwasher cleaner,
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaning agents,
– hard, abrasive sponges and brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– sharp metal scrapers.
Anti-slip mat
The anti-slip mat can be removed for cleaning.
^ Clean the anti-slip mat by hand using warm water and a
little washing-up liquid, and then dry with a cloth.
Do not put the anti-slip mat back into the drawer until it is
completely dry.
Do not wash the anti-slip mat in a dishwasher or washing
machine.
Never place the anti-slip mat in the oven to dry.
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Problem solving guide
,Installation work and repairs to electrical appliances
must only be carried out by a suitably qualified and
competent person in strict accordance with current local
and national safety regulations (BS 7671 in the UK).
Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
What to do if . . .
. . . the crockery is not warm enough.
Check whether
– the appliance has been switched on.
– the correct temperature setting has been selected.
– the vents have been blocked by large plates or bowls.
– the crockery has been allowed to heat up for a sufficiently
long time.
Various factors will affect how long the crockery will take to
heat up, for example:
– The material and thickness of the crockery
– The amount of crockery
– How the crockery is arranged
– The temperature setting.
The times quoted are only guidelines. As you use the plate
warmer, you will get to know which setting suits your own
needs best.
If any of the following problems occur, please contact the
Miele Service Department.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the crockery does not heat up.
Check whether
– you can hear the fan.
If you can hear the fan:
There is a problem with the heater element.
If you cannot hear the fan:
There is a problem with the fan.
– check whether the mains fuse has tripped.
. . . the crockery is too hot.
The temperature control is faulty.
. . . the On/Off switch does not light up when the
appliance is switched on.
The indicator light for the switch is defective.
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Optional accessories
These can be ordered via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com, or from the Miele Customer Contact
Centre (see back cover for contact details) or from your Miele
dealer.
Anti-slip mat
Anti-slip mat to keep crockery secure
E-Cloth (microfibre cloth)
Removes finger marks and light soiling.
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Safety instructions for installation
~ Before connecting the appliance to the mains supply
make sure that the connection data on the data plate (voltage
and frequency) correspond with the mains electricity supply,
otherwise the appliance could be damaged.
Consult a qualified electrician if in any doubt.
~ The socket and on-off switch should be easily accessible
after the appliance has been built in.
~ The plate warmer may only be built in in combination with
those appliances quoted by the manufacturer as being
suitable. The manufacturer cannot guarantee trouble-free
operation if the appliance is operated in combination with
appliances other than those quoted by the manufacturer as
being suitable.
~ When building in the plate warmer in combination with
another suitable appliance, the plate warmer must be fitted
above a fixed interim shelf in the housing unit. Please ensure
that the housing unit can support the weight of the plate
warming drawer and that of the other appliance.
~ As the combination appliance is placed directly on top of
the plate warmer once it is built in, an interim shelf is not
necessary between the two appliances.
~ This appliance may only be installed in mobile installations
such as ships if a risk assessment of the installation has been
carried out by a suitably qualified engineer.
When building in the combination appliance, it is essential
to follow the instructions given in the operating and
installation instructions supplied with the combination
appliance.
All dimensions in this instruction booklet are given in mm.
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Building-in dimensions
Possible combinations
Ovens
a Ventilation cut-out required when
installed with a pyrolytic oven
b Building-in dimension including
space for mains connection cable
Connection cable L = 2200 mm
* Appliances with glass front
** Appliances with metal front
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Microwave combi ovens
Building-in dimensions
Steam ovens
* Appliances with glass front
** Appliances with metal front
Steam combi ovens
a Ventilation cut-out required when
installed with a steam combi oven
b Building-in dimension including
space for mains connection cable
Connection cable L = 2200 mm
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Building-in dimensions
XL steam combi ovens
Steam pressure oven
* Appliances with glass front
** Appliances with metal front
a Cut-out in the housing unit for
feeding the water inlet and drain
hoses through
a Ventilation cut-out required when
installed with an XL steam combi
oven
b Building-in dimension including
space for mains connection cable
Connection cable L = 2200 mm
b Building-in dimension including
space for mains connection cable
Connection cable L = 2200 mm
c Filler panel AB 45-7
(optional accessory)
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Building-in dimensions
Coffee machines
b Building-in dimension including
space for mains connection cable
Connection cable L = 2200 mm
* Appliances with glass front
** Appliances with metal front
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Installing the appliance
Ensure that the housing unit is aligned at a right angle.
^ Push the appliance into the housing unit as far the vapour
strip, and align it.
^ Open the drawer, and use the 2 screws supplied to secure
the appliance to the side walls of the housing unit.
^ Build in the combination appliance in accordance with its
own specific operating and installation instructions.
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Aligning the front of the plate warming drawer
After building in the combination appliance, it may be
necessary under certain circumstances to
– align the front of the plate warming drawer.
– align the gap between the plate warming drawer and the
combination appliance.
^ Loosen the 2 screws securing the handle a - but do not
remove completely.
^ Align the drawer front.
^ Retighten screws a.
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Electrical connection
All electrical work should be carried out by a suitably
qualified and competent person, in strict accordance with
current local and national safety regulations (BS 7671 in
the UK).
Installation, repairs and other work by unqualified persons
could be dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for unauthorised work.
Ensure power is not supplied to the appliance until after
installation work has been carried out.
The appliance must only be operated when built-in. This is
to ensure that all electrical parts are shielded. Live parts
must not be exposed.
Do not connect the appliance to the mains electricity
supply via an extension lead. These do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance.
Please ensure that the connection data quoted on the data
plate match the household mains supply.
This appliance is supplied with a cable and moulded plug for
connection to a suitable switched socket which should be
easily accessible after installation.
It can, if necessary, be connected to a suitable isolator or a
double pole fused spur connection unit which complies with
national and local safety regulations by a suitably qualified
electrician.
If the switch is not accessible after installation (depending on
country) an additional means of disconnection must be
provided for all poles.
For extra safety it is advisable to install a suitable residual
current device.
When switched off there must be an all-pole contact gap of
3 mm in the isolator switch (including switch, fuses and
relays).
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Electrical connection
Important U.K.
This appliance is supplied for connection to a single phase
230-240 V 50 Hz supply with a 3-core cable.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with
the following code:
Green/yellow = earth
Blue = neutral
Brown = live
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
The fuse cover must be refitted when changing the fuse, and
if the fuse cover is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The colour of the correct
replacement cover is that of the coloured insert in the base of
the plug, or the colour that is embossed in words on the base
of the plug (as applicable to the design of plug fitted).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA approved to BS 1362
and have the correct rating. Replacement fuses and fuse
covers may be purchased from your local electrical supplier.
Important
The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between the appliance and an
effective earthing system, which complies with local and
national regulations. It is most important that this basic safety
requirement is tested regularly and where there is any doubt
the household wiring should be inspected by a qualified
electrician. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for the
consequences of an inadequate earthing system such as
electric shock.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable for damage
caused by incorrect installation or connection.
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After sales service, data plate
In the event of any faults which you cannot remedy yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– your Miele Dealer
or
– the Miele Customer Contact Centre (see back cover for address).
Please note that telephone calls may be monitored and recorded to improve
our service.
When contacting Miele, please quote the model and serial number of your
appliance, which are given on the data plate.
N.B. A call-out charge will be applied for unnecessary service visits where the
problem could have been resolved as described in these instructions.
Space in which to stick the extra data plate supplied with the appliance. Ensure
that the model number is the same as the one on the front of these instructions.
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