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Viking Use & Care Manual
Viking Range Corporation
111 Front Street
Greenwood, Mississippi 38930 USA
(662) 455-1200
For product information
call 1-888-VIKING1 (845-4641)
or visit the Viking Web site at
Built-In Electric Warming Drawers
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Your purchase of this product attests to the importance you place
upon the quality and performance of the major appliances you use.
With minimal care, as outlined in this guide, this product is
designed to provide you with years of dependable service. Please
take the few minutes necessary to learn the proper and efficient use
and care of this quality product.
We appreciate your choosing a Viking Range Corporation product,
and hope that you will again select our products for your other
major appliance needs.
Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warming Drawer Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moisture Selector Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to
persons when using your appliance, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
1. Read all instructions before using the warming drawer.
2. Be sure the warming drawer is properly installed and
grounded by a qualified technician.
3. Do not touch the heating elements or interior surface of the
drawer while it is in use. Use handles or knobs.
4. Do not leave children alone or unattended in an area where
appliances are in use. Close supervision is necessary when
any appliance is used by or near children.
5. Do not repair or replace any part of this drawer. All servicing
should be done by an authorized service agency or
representative. Do not tamper with the controls.
6. Do Not store flammable materials in the drawer.
7. Use only dry potholders. If moist or damp potholders are
used, steam from potholders could cause a steam burn. Do
not let potholders touch hot heating elements located under
the drawer. Do not use a towel or bulky cloths in place of
8. Wear proper apparel - Loose fitting or hanging garments
should never be worn while using the appliance.
9. Use care when opening the drawer. Let hot air or steam
escape (open vent) before removing or replacing food.
10. Do not place food in unopened containers in the drawer.
Pressure could build up and cause the container to burst.
11. Never use the appliance for other than intended use.
12. Do not use water on grease fires. Smother fire or flame or
use dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
13. Do not use aluminum foil to line the drawer. It is an excellent
heat insulator and will trap heat beneath it. This will upset the
performance and can damage the interior finish.
14. Keep warming drawer vent ducts unobstructed.
15. Placement of warming racks - Always place racks in desired
position while drawer is cool. If racks must be moved while
warming drawer is hot, do not let potholder contact heating
16. Keep drawer closed when not in use.
17. Do not heat articles that have been previously cleaned in,
washed in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or
other flammable or explosive substances, as they give off
vapors that could ignite or explode.
18. Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your warming
drawer. Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute
to a chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fire.
19. Do not use heat on articles containing foam rubber or
similarly textured rubber-like materials.
20. Do not install or store indoor models where they will be
exposed to the weather.
Warming Drawer Features
Control Knob
drawer pan)
Heating Options:
A. Moist Heat
This prevents food from drying out, since moisture, as well as heat,
is applied to the warming chamber.
1. Your warming drawer comes with two low racks and a moisture
cup. One low rack has an opening in the rear center for the
moisture cup. Place low racks in warming drawer. Fill the
moisture cup approximately half full with water. (Should use
approximately 1/2” cup water). Place the moisture cup in the
opening in the rear center opening of the low rack.
2. Place the food directly on the rack or you can use any pans that
will fit in the warming drawer. The rack supports the food off of
the steam vents where slight amounts of moisture may appear.
3. Open the front moisture selector control half-way. (See moisture
selector section on page 7.) Additional adjustments to the
control may become necessary depending upon the type and
amount of food stored in the drawer, the number of times the
drawer is opened per hour, and the temperature setting.
B. Dry Heat
For some applications you may want to store previously prepared
foods in a “dry heat” environment. This can be easily accomplished
by placing the food directly into the empty drawer pan and sliding
the moisture control selector to open. This allows the moist heat to
escape and provides a dry environment for the food.
Your warming drawer works in two ways:
1. Sealing moisture within the drawer to keep food moist
2. Allowing the moisture to escape and keep food crisp
The purpose of the warming drawer is to hold hot cooked foods
at serving temperature. Always start with hot food; cold food
cannot be heated in the warming drawer.
C. Optional Accessories for Moist or Dry Heat
Pans / Lids - This warming drawer is designed to accommodate
standard size pan inserts. The optional pan/lid set consists of one
4” D. x 12” L. x 10½” W. pan/lid, two 4” D. x 12” L. x 7” W.
pans/lids, and two 2½” D. x 12” L. x 7” W. pans/lids.
Low Rack with
Moisture Cup
Temperature Control
Power “ON” Light
This dial is used to select the temperature of the drawer and is
located on the right side of the control panel. The 1 setting
represents low, 2 represents medium and 3 represents high. The
majority of foods are held at a medium setting to maintain a serving
temperature. However, your own preference may be for hotter
The power “on” light is located above the temperature control
knob. It turns on when the control knob is set and cycles on and off
with the heating element as temperature is maintained.
Moisture Selector Control
To keep several types of food hot for
serving, key the temperature setting for
the meat. For example, to hold rare roast
beef, select a lower setting, cover the
other foods that otherwise would be kept
at a higher setting.
The moisture selector control is located at the top of the warming
drawer. To keep foods moist, move the handle to the right. This
closes the vents and seals the moisture inside the drawer. For crisp
foods, move the handle to the left. This opens the vents and allows
the moisture to escape. The moisture selector can be placed in any
position between “-” (open for less moisture) and “+” (closed to
retain moisture) to maintain any degree of moisture.
Repeated opening of the drawer allows
the hot air to escape and the food to cool.
The drawer should not be opened unless
adding or removing food.
Yeast dough can be proofed in the warming drawer. Place the
dough in a bowl. Place the bowl on the low rack in the drawer. Fill
the moisture cup half full with water and place in the opening in the
rear center of the low rack.Turn the temperature control to the
lowest setting to facilitate the fermentation time. A towel should be
placed over the dough to minimize surface drying. The dough
should remain in the warming drawer until it has doubled in size and
a slight depression remains when the surface is touched gently with
a finger.
Warming Plates
To warm serving bowls and plates, place temperature control on a
low setting. Place the empty dishes on the low rack to raise them off
the bottom of the drawer. If you want hotter dishes or want to heat
fine china, please check with the manufacturer of the dishes for their
maximum heat tolerance.
In the closed position, the drawer is completely sealed which keeps
the hot foods moist and soft. In this setting, condensation may be
noticed around the inside edge of the drawer. If the drawer is not
full, there may be some drying on the surface of the food. If this
happens, simply cover the food with a lid or aluminum foil.
When in the open position, the drawer is vented, which lets
moisture escape. This dry heat keeps the foods exterior dry and
crisp. With the vents open, it is normal for moisture to collect on
surfaces above the warming drawer. Simply wipe up the moisture
with a dry cloth.
Do not use plastic wrap to cover foods placed in the drawer, nor to
keep foods warm that are wrapped or placed in plastic containers
for heating. Plastics can melt onto the drawer if they are in direct
contact. If melted onto the drawer, they can be very difficult to
Temperature and Moisture Guidelines
Cleaning and Maintenance
The information below is given as a guide only. You may need to
vary the heat settings to suit your personal requirements.
1. Allow warming drawer to cool completely.
2. It is important to keep the slide rails clear and free from debris.
Periodic cleaning of slide rails and other adjoining parts is
necessary to assure smooth drawer operation.
3. If needed, the warming drawer pan support can be removed
for cleaning. Pull the warming drawer out until fully extended.
Slide finger along right and left side rail until you reach hand
latches (located at the front of rails). Pull up on both right and
left latches. Pull drawer support completely out.
4. When installed outdoors, inspect annually the silicon seal
around the flange of the appliance. Re-seal as needed to
assure this seam is waterproof.
Temperature Settings
Moisture Settings
Bread, hard roll
Bread, soft rolls
Cooked cereal
Dough, proofing
Fish, seafood (baked)
Fried foods
Gravy, creamed sauces
Pies, one crust
Pies, two crust
Potatoes, baked
Potatoes, mashed
Beef, medium and well done
Beef, rare
Pancakes, waffles
Service Information
Do not use any cleaning agent with chlorine or chlorine compounds
on stainless steel finish. Chlorine and chlorine compounds are
corrosive to stainless steel.
Material / Problem
Cleaning Products
Stainless Steel /
Mild cleaners;
Sponge with cloth, then rinse
with clear water and wipe
dry. Satisfactory for use on
all finishes.
Swab or wipe with cloth.
Rinse with clear water and
dry. Satisfactory for use on
all finishes.
Apply with damp sponge or
cloth. Satisfactory for use on
all finishes if rubbing is light.
Rub in direction of the polish
Pull off knob. Wash, but do
not soak. Rinse with water,
dry and replace on control.
Hard Water Spots
and Scales
Vinegar and water
Soft, non-abrasive
Plastic (Control Knob)
Soap and water
If your warming drawer should fail to operate:
1. Have you read and followed the instructions provided?
2. Is the circuit breaker open, or is a fuse blown?
If service is required:
1. Call your dealer or authorized service agency. The
name of the authorized service agency can be
obtained from the dealer or distributor in your area.
2. Have the following information readily available:
a. Model number
b. Serial number
c. Date purchased
d. Name of dealer from whom purchased
3. Clearly describe the problem that you are having.
If you are unable to obtain the name of an authorized service
agency, or if you continue to have service problems, contact
Viking Range Corporation at (662) 451-4133 or write to:
111 Front Street
Greenwood, Mississippi (MS) 38930 USA
Record the information indicated below. You will need it if
service is ever required. The model and serial number for your
warming drawer are located on the left side of the drawer
housing on an identification label. Pull out drawer for access.
Model Number
Serial Number
Date of Purchase
Date Installed
Dealer’s Name
If service requires installation of parts, use only authorized parts
to ensure protection under the warranty.
Built-in electric warming drawers and all of their component parts, except as detailed below*, are warranted to be
free from defective materials or workmanship in normal household use for a period of twelve (12) months from the
date of original retail purchase. Viking Range Corporation, warrantor, agrees to repair or replace, at its option, any
part which fails or is found to be defective during the warranty period.
*Painted and decorative items are warranted to be free from defective materials or workmanship for a period of
ninety (90) days from the date of original retail purchase. ANY DEFECTS MUST BE REPORTED TO THE SELLING
Any heating element which fails due to defective materials or workmanship in normal household use during the
second through fifth year from the date of original retail purchase will be repaired or replaced, free of charge for the
part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor.
Any stainless steel part which rusts through due to defective material or workmanship in normal use during the
second year through the useful lifetime of the unit from date of original retail purchase will be repaired or replaced,
free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor.
NINETY (90) DAY RESIDENTIAL PLUS WARRANTY This warranty applies to applications where use of the product
extends beyond normal residential use. Examples are, but not limited to, bed and breakfasts, fire stations, private
clubs, churches, etc. This warranty excludes all commercial locations such as restaurants, food service locations and
institiutional food service locations.
This warranty extends to the original purchaser of the product warranted hereunder and to each transferee owner of
the product during the term of the warranty.
This warranty shall apply to products purchased and located in the United States and Canada. Products must be
purchased in the country where service is requested. Warranty labor shall be performed by an authorized Viking
Range Corporation service agency or representative. Warranty shall not apply to damage resulting from abuse,
accident, natural disaster, loss of electrical power to the product for any reason, alteration, outdoor use, improper
installation, improper operation, or repair or service of the product by anyone other than an authorized Viking Range
Corporation service agency or representative. This warranty does not apply to commercial usage. Warrantor is not
responsible for consequential or incidental damage whether arising out of breach of warranty, breach of contract, or
otherwise. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental of consequential damages, so the
above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Owner shall be responsible for proper installation, providing normal care and maintenance, providing proof of
purchase upon request, and making the appliance reasonably accessible for service. If the product or one of its
component parts contains a defect or malfunction during the warranty period, after a reasonable number of attempts
by the warrantor to remedy the defects or malfunctions, the owner is entitled to either a refund or replacement of
the product or its component part or parts. Warrantor’s liability on any claim of any kind, with respect to the goods or
services covered hereunder, shall in no case exceed the price of the goods or service or part thereof which gives rise
to the claim.
WARRANTY SERVICE: Under the terms of this warranty, service must be performed by a factory authorized Viking
Range Corporation service agent or representative. Service will be provided during normal business hours, and labor
performed at overtime or premium rates shall not be covered by this warranty. To obtain warranty service, contact
the dealer from whom the product was purchased, an authorized Viking Range Corporation service agent, or Viking
Range Corporation. Provide model and serial number and date of original purchase. For the name of your nearest
authorized Viking Range Corporation service agency, call the dealer from whom the product was purchased or Viking
Range Corporation. IMPORTANT: Retain proof of original purchase to establish warranty period.
The return of the Owner Registration Card is not a condition of warranty coverage. You should, however, return the
Owner Registration Card so that Viking Range Corporation can contact you should any question of safety arise which
could affect you.
Any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness applicable to the above described heating element are limited
in duration to the period of coverage of the applicable express written limited warranties set forth above. Some
jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to
you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from jurisdiction
to jurisdiction.
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