4 Insert Slow Cooker Buffet Model: SC-42125-GR

4 Insert Slow Cooker Buffet
Model: SC-42125-GR
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using electrical appliances especially when children are present, basic safety
precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and/or
injury to persons, including the following:
1. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use any handles or knobs.
3. To protect against electrical shock, do not place cord, plug or appliance in water or
other liquid.
4. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
5. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool completely
before moving, putting on or taking off parts, or before cleaning.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after the appliance
malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Return appliance to the nearest
authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
7. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer
may cause injury.
8. Do not use outdoors.
9. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter or touch hot surfaces.
10. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
11. Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot food,
water or other hot liquids.
12. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
13. To disconnect, turn to OFF position and then remove the plug from the wall outlet.
14. Position at least 6 inches from the wall and 6 inches clear on all sides.
15. CAUTION: To prevent damage, personal injury or shock hazard, do not cook directly
in the heating base. Cook only in the stoneware inserts provided.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
PRODUCT MAY VARY SLIGHTLY FROM ILLUSTRATIONS
Glass lids
Removable stoneware inserts
Power
indicator
lights
Integrated
side handles
Four independent
heat controls
Non-skid
rubber feet
This appliance is for HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY. It may be plugged into an AC electrical
outlet (ordinary household current). Do not use any other electrical outlet.
DO NOT OPERATE APPLIANCE IF THE LINE CORD SHOWS ANY DAMAGE, OR IF
APPLIANCE WORKS INTERMITTENTLY OR STOPS WORKING ENTIRELY.
A short power-supply cord is to be provided to reduce the risk resulting from becoming
entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Longer extension cords are available and
may be used if care is exercised in their use. If a longer extension cord is used,
1. The marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord should be at least as
great as the electrical rating of the appliance, and
2. The cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop
where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over unintentionally.
POLARIZED PLUG
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the
risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the
plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug and try again. If it still does not fit,
contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way.
LINE CORD SAFETY TIPS
1. Never pull or yank on cord or the appliance.
2. To insert plug, grasp it firmly and guide it into outlet.
3. To disconnect appliance, grasp plug and remove it from outlet.
4. Before each use, inspect the line cord for cuts and/or abrasion marks. If any are
found, this indicates that the appliance should be serviced and the line cord replaced.
5. Never wrap the cord tightly around the appliance, as this could place undo stress on
the cord where it enters the appliance and cause it to fray and break.
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BEFORE FIRST USE
IMPORTANT
Some countertop surfaces are not designed to withstand high or prolonged heat
generated by certain appliances. Do not set the product on a finished wood table and do
not set it over seams in a sectioned countertop. It is recommended to place a hot pad or
trivet under this buffet station to prevent possible damage to the surface.
During the first few minutes of initial use, you may notice smoke and/or a slight odor.
This is normal and should quickly disappear. It will not recur after appliance has been
used a few more times.
For your safety, always read and understand the Use and Care Manual before attempting
to use any electric appliance.
BEFORE USING:
1. Carefully unpack the product. Remove all packaging materials.
2. Wash glass lids, stoneware inserts and any accessories in hot soapy water. Dry
thoroughly.
3. Wipe exterior surfaces with a soft, moist cloth to remove dust particles collected
during packing and handling. Dry thoroughly. Do not use abrasive cleaners. NEVER
IMMERSE THE BASE, CORD OR PLUG IN WATER OR ANY OTHER LIQUID.
4. Place the chocolatier on a flat, stable and heat-resistant surface. It is recommended
to operate this product on a circuit by itself.
5. Your product is now ready to use.
STONEWARE INSERTS
Like any piece of stoneware, the inserts may crack or break if not properly handled.
Each insert is uniquely made and slight imperfections or uneven coating is normal.
Failure to follow these instructions can cause breakage resulting in injury or property
damage.
• Stoneware inserts are breakable. Handle with care.
• ALWAYS USE POT HOLDERS WHEN HANDLING HOT STONEWARE.
• DO NOT place hot stoneware on counter. Use protective trivet.
• DO NOT strike utensils against rim to dislodge food.
• DO NOT use stoneware inserts to pop corn, caramelize sugar, or make candy.
• DO NOT use abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, or any object that will scratch the
inserts.
• DO NOT use or repair any item that is chipped, cracked, or broken.
• Bottom of product may be rough. To avoid scratching surfaces, place on place mat,
tablecloth, or trivet.
• DO NOT use stoneware inserts for reheating foods or for general food storage.
• Always place foods into the stoneware insert when it is at room temperature; then
place insert into base before turning it on.
• DO NOT preheat the base before the stoneware inserts are in the cooking base.
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NEVER heat the base when it is empty.
CARE: Use only wooden, nylon, or plastic utensils. Metal utensils can scratch. Can be
washed by hand or in a dishwasher. Load carefully to avoid contact with, and bumping
against, other items during cycle.
DO NOT allow stoneware inserts to soak/stand in water for an extended period of time.
Applied heat after soaking may cause damage to the coating. If scouring is necessary,
use only plastic or nylon cleaning pads with nonabrasive cleaners.
• When removing the stoneware inserts from the heating base, ALWAYS use pot
holders or oven mitts.
• Do not set stoneware insert directly on counter top or table; use a trivet or hot pad.
• Unplug unit and allow to cool after use. Do not pour cold water into a hot insert.
GLASS LIDS:
To prevent cracking or breaking of the glass cover, which may cause personal injury,
cover should be treated with special care.
CAUTIONS: Glass cover may shatter if it is exposed to direct heat or subjected to
severe temperature changes. Chips, cracks or deep scratches may also weaken
the cover.
• DO NOT USE COVER IN conventional oven, convection oven, broiler, microwave
oven, on hot stovetop burners, or place on oven heat vents. If cover has been
utilized in any of these locations, do not use it again, even if there are no signs of
damage. Order a replacement cover immediately.
• IF COVER BECOMES CHIPPED, CRACKED OR SCRATCHED, DO NOT USE IT.
Discard it and order a replacement.
• ALWAYS LET COVER COOL on a dry, heat-resistant surface before handling. Do
not place it on cold or wet surfaces, as this may cause it to crack or shatter.
• ALWAYS USE POT HOLDERS OR OVEN MITTS when removing the hot cover.
To avoid burns from escaping steam, always tilt cover away from hands and face.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Place the stoneware inserts into the heating base.
2. Add ingredients to the stoneware inserts and cover with the glass lids. Each of the
four sections of the buffet station has its own temperature control dial so all sections
of the buffet station may be used.
3. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet and rotate the temperature control dial to
your preferred heat setting (HIGH - LOW - WARM).
NOTE: The WARM setting should NOT be used to cook foods or reheat refrigerated
foods. WARM should be used to maintain the serving temperature of previously
cooked foods.
4. When finished cooking, rotate the temperature control dial to the OFF position and
remove the plug from the wall outlet.
5. Remove glass cover.
CAUTION: When removing cover, grasp the designated area on the lid
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and lift to allow steam to escape before setting cover aside. To avoid
burns, always hold cover so that escaping steam flows away from hands
and face.
6. Serve contents. If serving directly from the stoneware insert, grasp stoneware insert
handles with hot pads or oven mitts to remove from the heating base. Always place
a trivet or protective padding under stoneware insert before placing it on a table
or countertop. It may have a rough bottom surface which could scratch or cause
damage to the surface.
CLEANING AND STORAGE
This appliance requires little maintenance. It contains no user-serviceable parts. Do
not attempt to repair it yourself. Any servicing that requires disassembly, other than
cleaning, must be performed by a qualified appliance repair technician.
TO CLEAN:
Be sure the product is unplugged and completely cool before cleaning. After allowing to
cool, wipe base housing with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly. Never immerse base
in water or any other liquid. Do not use abrasive cleaners, as they may damage unit.
It is recommended to wash the stoneware inserts, glass lids and any accessories by
hand in hot, soapy water.
A sponge or rubber spatula will normally remove stubborn residues. To remove water
spots or other stains from the stoneware inserts, use a non-abrasive cleaner or a watervinegar mix.
NEVER USE ABRASIVE CLEANSERS OR SCOURING PADS TO CLEAN THE INSERT
OR BASE, AS THESE CAN DAMAGE THE SURFACES.
Dishwasher Cleaning
The recommended cleaning method for this product is by hand as described as above,
but if proper care is taken, the inserts and glass lids may be cleaned in an automatic
dishwasher. To prevent damage, position in rack so that they will not hit other items
during cleaning.
TO STORE:
Be sure all parts are clean and dry before storing. Store appliance in its box or in a
clean, dry place. Never store it while it is hot or wet. Never wrap cord tightly around the
appliance; keep it loosely coiled.
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COOKING TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
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The glass lids of the buffet station may not form a tight fit on the stoneware inserts
but should be centered on the insert for best results. Do not remove the glass
cover unnecessarily – this will result in a major heat loss.
Stirring is not necessary when cooking. However, if cooking on HIGH, stirring
occasionally will better distribute flavors.
For best results, the inserts should be at least half-filled.
If cooking soups or stews, allow a 2-inch space between the food and the top of the
stoneware insert, so ingredients can come to a simmer. When cooking on HIGH,
keep checking progress, as some soups may come to a slight boil.
Less tender, cheaper cuts of meat are better candidates for slow cooking than more
expensive varieties. When possible, remove excess fat before cooking. If recipe
calls for browning the meat, brown it on a range top in a separate pot or pan.
The greater the fat content of the meat, the less liquid needed for cooking. If cooking
meat with a high fat content, place thick onion slices beneath it, so the meat will
not sit and cook in fat. Roasts may be prepared in cooker without adding liquid, if
cooked on LOW.
Always use a meat thermometer to determine if meats have been cooked to proper
temperature.
Add fresh or thawed fish or seafood to cooking pot an hour before serving, as these
ingredients can fall apart during long hours of cooking.
Since raw vegetables usually take longer to cook than meats, cut vegetables unto
uniform, bite-sized pieces (about ½ inch in diameter) before adding them to the
cooking pot.
If recipe calls for milk, sour cream or other fresh dairy products, add them just prior
to serving, as these ingredients tend to break down during long hours of cooking.
If preferred, substitute condensed creamed soups (undiluted) or evaporated milk.
Processed cheese may be substituted for naturally aged cheese.
Rice or pasta may be cooked separately or added uncooked to recipes no more
than two hours before serving. If adding uncooked pasta, there should be at least 2
cups of liquid in the pot. Stir occasionally to keep pieces from sticking together. If
rice is not fully cooked after the suggested cooking time, add an extra 1 to 2 cups of
liquid per cup of cooked rice and continue cooking for 20 to 30 minutes.
To thicken juices or make gravy at the end of the cooking process, make a smooth
mixture consisting of 2-4 tablespoons or cornstarch or flour and ¼ cup water or 2
tablespoons of butter. Remove cooked food from pot, letting juices remain. Add
mixture to juices, set control at HIGH, and stir until liquid thickens.
Don’t worry if food is allowed to cook a bit longer than specified.
ADAPTING RECIPES (General Hints)
• The LOW setting is recommended for all-day cooking. Most meat-and-vegetable
combinations require at least 7 hours on LOW.
• For best flavor, use whole-leaf herbs and spices during initial preparation. If ground
herbs and spices are used, stir in during last hour of cooking.
• Many factors can affect how quickly a recipe will cook. The water and fat content
of food, its temperature, and the size of the item(s) will all affect the cooking time.
Food cut into pieces will cook faster than larger pieces.
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Recipes for vegetable-type casseroles must contain liquid to prevent scorching on
the sides of the cooking pot.
If using a specific recipe, one item may be substituted for another, if an equal
quantity is used. For example, if recipe calls for a 12-oz. can of chicken broth, a 10oz. can of tomato soup plus 2 oz. of something else (water, wine, canned tomatoes)
may be substituted.
Canned beans may be added directly to any recipe, but dried beans, especially red
kidney beans, should be soaked in water (if desired) and boiled first. After covering
and boiling in 3 times their volume of unsalted water, add beans to recipe and
discard water. Beans must be softened completely before they are combined with
sugary and/or acidic foods, as these have a hardening effect on beans. In this case,
beans should be allowed to simmer until tender (about 1 ½ hours) after boiling.
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Ginny’s warrants this product free from defects in material and workmanship for one year
from provable date of purchase.
Within this warranty period, Ginny’s will repair or replace, at its option, defective parts
at no charge, provided the product is returned, freight prepaid with proof of purchase to
Ginny’s. Allow 2-4 weeks for return shipping.
This warranty does not cover improper installation, misuse, abuse or neglect on part of
the owner. Warranty is also invalid in any case that the product is taken apart or serviced
by an unauthorized service station.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and they may vary from state to state.
THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES ARE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND
CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE
OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
GINNY’S Customer Returns
2000 Harrison Drive, Suite 100
Clinton, IA 52732-6676
Phone: 608-324-4660
8:00 am to Midnight, Monday through Friday or
Fax: 608-324-5907
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