Resources and FAQ
This Kentucky Bain Marie is a humidity controlled heated display which keeps a level of moisture in the air to slow the drying of food on display. This gives customers fresher food and saves the operator wastage. The unit has a large tray of water with the element above. Convection fans push air past the element and the water, creating the humidity. The fans then circulate the air evenly throughout the cabinet providing constant temperature.
Unpacking and Installation
- Carefully break down the wooden crate that the Bain Marie is shipped in.
- Remove unit from crate, and place on bench. Adjust feet to ensure unit is stable. Ensure that more than one person is available to assist in lifting the unit. Ensure that all manual handling procedures are adhered to.
- Remove all protective film and plastic that is protecting the Bain Marie, both inside and outside of the unit. Ensure that the plastic is also removed from inside the water tray.
Assembly of Unit
- Remove side glass from inside unit.
- Remove front curved glass and install side glass and upper/lower racks.
- Re-install front curved glass. Install rear sliding doors into tracks.
- Ensure that there is clearance between the curved and side glass, to allow for air circulation.
- Insert selected food pans into base of unit - up to 65mm deep. Wire rack inserts are also recommended to accompany the food pans for fried food, pies & pastries.
- Contact your sales rep for sizes available and more information
- Ensure that there is always water in the water tray. The cabinet will not perform at its optimum if there is no water in the tray, possibly spoiling the food inside the unit, and also damaging the Bain Marie.Note:Do not pour water over the top of the elements. Fill water tray by sliding tray out first. Fill water tray with enough water to submerge the baffle in the middle of the tray. Ensure that there is enough water in the tray throughout the day, and top up when necessary.
- Slide tray back in. Ensure power cord is free from damage, and plug into socket. Do not plug the Bain Marie into a Power board/Double Adaptor.Turn unit on at wall and at Bain Marie switch. Set thermostat to desired operating temperature. The unit will take approximately 20 minutes to heat. Adjust the temperature of the unit to accommodate for environmental conditions.
- Do not cover the square holes on the lower deck of the unit. It will restrict/stop airflow around the unit. Do not allow the internal trays to overlap/cover the square air holes. Also ensure that no plates/racks sitting on the upper shelves are overhanging. Failure to allow even airflow inside the cabinet will result in uneven temperatures throughout the cabinet
- Note:This is a heated display cabinet. Food should be preheated or cooked to the correct temperature prior to displaying in the cabinet. This cabinet is not designed to heat food from cold.
Cleaning and Maintenance
- Regular cleaning of the unit is essential to optimise your Bain Marie’s performance.
- Glass/Stainless Steel cleaner is suitable for cleaning of the unit.
- Do not spray any cleaner or water directly on the element.
- The water tray should be removed regularly for cleaning, whilst the unit is not in use.
- To prevent scratching, do not use any abrasive cleaners on the outside of the stainless steel. A non-scratch pad or a soft cloth is best.Stainless Steel and Glass Cleaner can be used on respective surfaces for the best results.
- If any silicone is loosened or removed during maintenance, ensure it is replaced immediately to prevent maintenance issues.
- The lights are easily accessible from inside the unit. Being a convection based heated cabinet there is no requirement for the lights to provide any heat into the unit.
- Check the power cord regularly for any possible damage.
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