Electrolux Warmer Drawer Operating instructions

All about the
Use & Care
of your
Warmer Drawer
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Care & Cleaning (Cleaning Chart)............................7
Important Safety Instructions..................................3
Care & Cleaning.....................................................8
Before Setting Warmer Drawer Control....................4
Before You Call .....................................................9
Setting Warmer Drawer Control...............................5
Major Appliance Warranty.....................................10
www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044
www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352
318201024 (July 2010) Rev. B
Welcome & Congratulations....................................2
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INSTRUCTIONS
This Use & Care Manual contains general operating
instructions for your appliance and feature information
for several models. Your product may not have all
the described features. The graphics shown are
representative. The graphics on your appliance may not
look exactly like those shown. These instructions are not
meant to cover every possible condition and situation
that may occur. Common sense and caution must be
practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any
appliance.
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 NOTE
Please attach sales receipt here for future reference.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Save these instructions for future reference.
DEFINITIONS
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert
you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety
messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury
or death.
WARNING
This symbol will help alert you to situations
that may cause serious bodily harm, death or
property damage.
CAUTION
This symbol will help alert you to situations that
may cause bodily injury or property damage.
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation or
maintenance information which is important but not
hazard-related.
• Remove all tape and packaging before using the
appliance. Destroy the carton and plastic bags
after unpacking the appliance. Never allow children
to play with packaging material. Do not remove the
model/serial plate attached to the appliance.
• Proper Installation—Be sure your appliance is
properly installed and grounded by a qualified
technician in accordance with the National
Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No. 70—latest edition
in the U. S. A., or CSA C22.1, Part 1 in Canada,
and local code requirements. Install only per
installation instructions provided in this manual.
• In case of an emergency, know how to
disconnect the electrical power to the appliance
at the circuit breaker or fuse box.
• User Servicing—Do not repair or replace
any part of the appliance unless specifically
recommended in the manuals. All other servicing
should be done only by a qualified technician. This may
reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to the
cooktop.
• Never modify or alter the construction of the
appliance by removing panels, wire covers,
locking plates, or any other part of the product.
WARNING
• All Warmer Drawers can tip.
• Injury to persons could result.
• Install anti-tip device packed with warmer drawer.
• See Installation Instructions.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of tipping of the Warmer Drawer,
the drawer must be secured by properly installed
anti-tip locking provided with the drawer. To
check if the locking plates are installed properly,
grasp the handle of the open drawer and see if
the drawer will slide out of the opening. Refer
to the installation instructions for proper locking
plate installation.
WARNING
Do not use the warmer drawer for storage.
WARNING
Stepping, leaning or sitting on the drawer can
result in serious injuries and may also cause
damage to the warmer drawer. Do not allow
children to climb or play around the drawer. An
open drawer, when hot, may cause burns.
• Storage on Appliance—Flammable materials
should not be stored in the drawer. This includes
paper, plastic and cloth items, such as cookbooks,
plasticware and towels, as well as flammable liquids.
Do not store explosives, such as aerosol cans, in or
near the drawer. Flammable materials may explode and
result in fire or property damage.
• Do not leave children alone—Children should not
be left alone or unattended in the area where an
appliance is in use. They should never be allowed to
sit or stand on any part of the appliance.
• DO NOT TOUCH INTERIOR SURFACES OF THE
WARMER DRAWER. Surfaces may be hot even though
they are not dark in color. During and after use, do not
touch or let clothing or other flammable materials touch
these areas until they have had sufficient time to cool.
• Wear Proper Apparel—Loose-fitting or hanging
garments should never be worn while using the
appliance. Do not let clothing or other flammable
materials contact hot surfaces.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Use Only Dry Pot holders—Moist or damp pot
holders on hot surfaces may result in burns from
steam. Do not let the pot holders touch hot heating
element. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth
instead of a pot holder.
• Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers—
Buildup of pressure may cause container to burst
and result in injury.
IMPORTANT
Do not attempt to operate the warmer drawer
during a power failure. If the power fails, always
turn the control off. If the drawer is not turned off and
the power resumes, the drawer may begin to operate
again. Food left unattended could spoil.
WARNING
NEVER use this appliance as a space heater to
heat or warm the room. Doing so may result in
carbon monoxide poisoning.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING
YOUR WARMER DRAWER
• Protective Liners—Do not use aluminum foil to line
warmer drawer. Any other use of protective liners
or aluminum foil may result in poor performance or
damage to the appliance. Only use aluminum foil as
recommended for baking if used as a cover placed on
the food.
• Glazed Cooking Utensils—Only certain types of
glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other
glazed utensils are suitable for use without breaking
due to the sudden change in temperature. Check the
manufacturer’s recommendations.
• Use Care When Opening Warmer Drawer—Stand
to the side of the unit when opening the door of a hot
drawer. Let hot air or steam escape before you remove
or replace food in the warmer drawer.
• Placement of Warmer Drawer Racks—Always
place rack in desired location while drawer is cool. If
rack must be moved while hot, use extreme caution.
Use pot holders and grasp the rack with both hands
to reposition. Do not let pot holders contact the hot
element or interior of the warmer drawer. Remove all
utensils from the rack before removing rack.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR
CLEANING YOUR WARMER DRAWER
• Clean the drawer regularly to keep all parts free
of grease that could catch fire. Do not allow grease
to accumulate. Greasy deposits could catch fire.
• Kitchen cleaners/aerosols—Always follow the
manufacturer’s recommended directions for use. Be
aware that excess residue from cleaners and aerosols
may ignite causing damage and/or injury.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic
Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California
to publish a list of substances known to the state to
cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm,
and requires businesses to warn customers of potential
exposure to such substances.
BEFORE SETTING WARMER DRAWER CONTROL
ARRANGING WARMER DRAWER RACK
POSITIONS
Set the warmer drawer rack in the vertical position as
shown.
The rack can be used in 2 ways:
• In the upright position to allow low profile food items
to be placed both under and on top of the rack (for
example, rolls or biscuits on top of the rack and a casserole dish under).
• In the downward position to allow you to place light
weight food items and empty dish ware (for example,
rolls or pastries and dinner plates).
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Upright
position
Downward
position
SETTING WARMER DRAWER CONTROL
TO OPERATE THE WARMER DRAWER
The purpose of the warmer drawer is to keep hot cooked
foods at serving temperature. Always start with hot food.
It is not recommended to heat cold food in the warmer
drawer. All food placed in the warmer drawer should be
covered with a lid or aluminum foil to maintain moisture
and softness. Do not cover crisp foods.
Do not use plastic wrap to cover food. Plastic may
melt onto the drawer and be very difficult to clean.
Use only dishware, utensils and cookware recommended
for oven use in the warmer drawer.
Always use potholders or oven mitts when removing food
from the warmer drawer as cookware and plates will be
hot.
Indicator Light
The indicator light is located below the thermostat control
knob. It turns on when the control is set, and stays on
until the control is turned off. Make sure indicator light is
off when removing food from drawer.
WARMER DRAWER HUMIDITY
CONTROLLER FEATURE
TO SET THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL
The Temperature Control is located on the inside right
panel of the warmer drawer. The temperature range is
from 80 °F to 210 °F, and the temperature settings are
approximate from LO to HI throughout the range. Set the
control to LO, MED, HI or anywhere in between.
1 To set the temperature, push in and turn the control
to the desired setting.
2 For best results, preheat the drawer before adding
food. An empty drawer will reach the LO setting in
about 12 minutes, the MED setting in about 15 minutes, and the HI setting in about 18 minutes.
3 When done warming, turn the temperature control to
OFF.
 NOTE
Use the warmer drawer to keep hot foods hot
such as: vegetables, gravies, meats, casseroles,
biscuits and rolls, pastries and heated dinner
plates.
This feature may be used to control humidity in the
Warmer Drawer. The control knob is located on the inner
front panel of the Warmer Drawer.
For dry heat: Slide the humidity control knob in the
direction of (less moist)
(Figure 1). This allows
more of the moist heat to escape and provides a dryer
environment for the food in the Warmer Drawer.
For moist heat: Slide the humidity control knob in the
direction of (more moist)
(Figure 2). This will help
keep the food in the Warmer Drawer from drying out.
Both heat and moisture will be applied to the Warmer
Drawer cavity.
Figure 1
Figure 2
IMPORTANT
The warmer drawer is equipped with a catch which
may require a small amount of force when opening
and closing the drawer.
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SETTING WARMER DRAWER CONTROL
TEMPERATURE SELECTION
Refer to the chart for recommended settings. If a
particular food is not listed, start with the medium
setting. If more crispness is desired, remove the lid or
aluminum foil from the food. Most foods can be kept at
serving temperatures by using the medium setting. When
a combination of foods are to be kept warm (for instance,
a meat with 2 vegetables and rolls), use the high setting.
Refrain from opening the warmer drawer while in use
to eliminate loss of heat from the drawer. Open only for
adding or removing food.
TO WARM SERVING BOWLS AND PLATES
Heat bowls and plates on the LO setting. Place empty
dishes on the rack to raise them off drawer bottom. To
further heat dishes or to heat fine china, check with the
manufacturer for maximum heat tolerance.
Warmer Drawer Recommended Food Settings Chart
Food Item
Bacon
Setting
HI
Biscuits
MED
Casseroles
MED
Eggs
MED
Empty Dinner Plate
Fish, Seafood
Fried Foods
LO
MED
HI
Gravies, creams, sauces
MED
Ham
MED
Hamburger Patties
HI
Pancakes, Waffles
HI
Pastries
MED
Pies
MED
This unit is programmed to automatically shutdown after
4 hours it is left on. The element will stop warming the
drawer, the indicator light will turn off and a beep will
sound each 20 seconds until the control knob is turned to
OFF position.
Pizza
HI
Pork chops
HI
Potatoes (baked)
HI
PREPARING BREAD DOUGH FOR THE
WARMER DRAWER
Roasts (beef, pork, lamb)
AUTO-SHUTDOWN
The Warmer Drawer has a Bread Proof feature that can
be used to help prepare bread dough. The recommended
length of time to keep bread dough in the Warmer
Drawer is about 45-60 minutes. Be sure however to
follow the recipe’s recommended times.
The unrisen bread dough should be placed in a large
bowl since the dough will nearly double in volume. Place
the Warmer Drawer Rack in the downward position.
Before placing in the Warmer Drawer, cover the bowl with
a moist cloth or use wax paper that has been coated with
a non-stick type cooking spray.
 NOTE
The bread proof function uses low warming
temperature which could happen to be lower than
your room temperature. The drawer will not work
as a cooling device and will not be able to lower the
temperature under the ambient temperature.
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Potatoes (mashed)
Poultry
MED
HI
MED
Rolls, soft
LO
Rolls, hard
MED
Vegetables
MED
CARE & CLEANING (Cleaning Chart)
CLEANING VARIOUS PARTS OF YOUR WARMER DRAWER
Before cleaning any part of the appliance, be sure the control is turned OFF and the warmer drawer is COOL. REMOVE
SPILLOVERS AND HEAVY SOILING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. REGULAR CLEANING WILL REDUCE THE NUMBER OF
MAJOR CLEANING LATER.
Surfaces
How to Clean
Plastic
To remove control knob, turn to the OFF position; grasp firmly and pull straight off the
shaft. Clean with a cloth soaked in soapy water. Rinse with a clean water and a dishcloth.
To replace knob after cleaning, line up the flat sides of both the knob and the shaft;
then push the knob into place. Note: Humidity controller knob cannot be removed .
Stainless Steel
Clean stainless steel with hot, soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water
and a cloth. Do not use cleaners with high concentrations of chlorides or
chlorines. Do not use harsh scrubbing cleaners. Only use kitchen cleaners that are
especially made for cleaning stainless steel. Always be sure to rinse the cleaners
from the surface as bluish stains may occur during heating that cannot be removed.
Porcelain Enamel
Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a
1:1 solution of clear water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with
an ammonia-soaked paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and
a damp cloth, and then scrub with a soap-filled scouring pad. Rinse and wipe dry
with a clean cloth or paper towel. Remove all cleaners or the porcelain may become
damaged during future heating. DO NOT use spray oven cleaners on the cooktop.
Warmer Drawer Rack
The rack may be removed for cleaning. If removed, clean by using a mild, abrasive
cleaner following manufacturer’s instructions. Rinse with clean water and dry.
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CARE & CLEANING
TO REMOVE AND REPLACE WARMER DRAWER
WARNING
Turn power off before removing the warmer drawer.
To Remove Warmer Drawer
1 Open the drawer to the fully opened position.
2 Locate the latches on both sides of the warmer
drawer.
3 Pull up on the left glide latch and push down on the
right glide latch.
4 Pull the drawer away from the appliance.
5 To clean warmer drawer, gently scour with a soapy
scouring pad, this will remove most spots. Rinse with a
1:1 solution of clear water and ammonia. If necessary,
cover difficult spots with an ammonia-soaked paper
towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and
a damp cloth. Remove all cleaners or the porcelain may
become damaged during future heating. DO NOT use
spray oven cleaners on the cooktop.
To Replace Warmer Drawer
1 Align the glide latches on both sides of the drawer with
the slots on the drawer.
2 Push the drawer back into the appliance.
WARNING
Turn the warmer drawer control knob to OFF before
removing the drawer. DO NOT touch the warmer drawer
element. The element may still be hot enough to cause
burns, even if it is dark in color.
Latch
Pull up latch
with finger
Left Glide
Latch
Push down latch
with finger
Right Glide
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard can occur and
result in serious injury or death. Disconnect
appliance from electric power before cleaning
and servicing the warmer drawer.
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BEFORE YOU CALL (Solutions to Common Problems)
IMPORTANT
Before you call for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. The list includes common
occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION
Drawer is not level.
Poor installation. Place a level on the cutout bottom. Make sure bottom is level.
Be sure cutout bottom is strong and stable enough to adequately support drawer (and
wall oven, if applicable).
Cannot move appliance
easily. Appliance must be
accessible for service.
Cabinets not square or are built in too tightly. Contact builder or installer to make
appliance accessible.
Warmer drawer does not
operate.
Make sure cord/plug is plugged tightly into outlet.
Service wiring is not complete. Contact Sears or another qualified servicer.
Power outage. Check house lights to be sure. Call your local electric company for
service.
An error at power up (or after a power failure) could happen if the control knob was
left on the ON position. If a power failure should occur, be sure to set the control
knob to the OFF position. This will reset the electronic controls.
Once the control knob has been set to the OFF position, the electronic controls
should return to normal operation.
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MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux
will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or
workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions This warranty does not cover the following:
1 Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily
determined.
2 Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the
USA or Canada.
3 Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4 Products purchased "as-is" are not covered by this warranty.
5 Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6 Products used in a commercial setting.
7 Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for
appliances not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided
instructions.
8 Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9 Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards,
shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
10 Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumable, or
knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11 Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry
trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12 Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to
floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
13 Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than
genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or
external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIES WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty shall be product repair or
replacement as provided herein. Claims based on implied warranties, including warranties of
merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period
allowed by law, but not less than one year. Electrolux shall not be liable for consequential or
incidental damages such as property damage and incidental expenses resulting from any breach
of this written limited warranty or any implied warranty. Some states and provinces do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on the duration of
implied warranties, so these limitations or exclusions may not imply to you. This written warranty
gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
If You
Need
Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers
below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major
Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by
Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty.
Obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service
company. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
U.S.A.
1.800.944.9044
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.,
10200 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
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Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4