The Elite Brand is particularly concerned about customer security. Products are created with the safety of our devoted customers in mind. We also suggest that you use caution when using any electrical device by paying attention to all warnings and crucial safety precautions.
Instruction Before Use and Warnings:
Basic safety precautions like the ones listed below should always be observed when using electrical appliances:
- Avoid submerging the cord, plug, or any other non-removable pieces of this slow cooker into water or other liquids to avoid the risk of electrical shock.
- When an appliance is utilized close to youngsters, close supervision is required.
- When not in use, unplug from the outlet before changing or adding attachments and cleaning.
- Using tools or attachments that the provider does not advocate could result in a fire, an electric shock, or other harm.
- Never use it outside.
- Keep the power cable away from all hot surfaces, and do not allow it to hang over the perimeter of the table or work surface.
- Extreme care must be used when relocating an appliance holding warm food, water, or various hot liquids.
- Only use the appliance for what it was designed for.
- If the stoneware pot is empty, do not turn on the stove.
- Let the stoneware pot and Lid cool before contact with water or another cool surface.
- Avoid touching the slow cooker’s exterior or before it cools. Use the knobs or handles. Avoid touching warm surfaces. When removing the Lid or handling the contents, use oven mitts or a cloth.
- Avoid cooking inside the unit’s base. Utilize the stoneware pot that came with your appliance exclusively.
- If a glass lid or stoneware pot is fractured or chipped, do not use them.
- Never leave an appliance plugged into an outlet when not in use.
- Never turn on an appliance lying on its side or upside down.
- The porcelain pot and glass lid are both delicate. Handle them gently.
- Some table and countertop materials, laminate, and other surfaces are not made to tolerate the sustained heat produced by some appliances. We strongly advise putting a hot pad or trivet underneath your machine in advance if you intend to use the device for an extended time to prevent surface damage. Moreover, never allow the appliance to run unattended.
Short Cord Purpose:
If an extension cord is used, it should be arranged so that it won’t hang over the counter or tabletop, where children or pets could accidentally be pulled on or tripped over. The marked electrical assessment of the extension cord should also be at least as great as the electrical rating of the product. It should be noted that a short power chord is offered to lower the possibility of personal injury brought on by getting tangled in or tripping over a large cord. Longer power supply lines or extension cords may be used if caution is used.
Please follow the guidelines below if this appliance has a polarized socket (one blade is broader than the other):
- This connector is designed to fit into a polarized outlet just one way to lower the risk of electrical shock. Try inverting the plug if you can’t get it to fit in the electrical outlet.
- Obtain the assistance of a licensed electrician if the plug still does not fit. If the plug cannot be completely inserted into the extension cable, never use the plug with an extension cord.
- Never change the product’s plug or any extension cords used with it. Avoid attempting to circumvent the polarized plug’s safety features.
Before First Use:
The product must be free of all packaging, labels, and tags before being used for the first time. Use a dishrag or sponge to thoroughly wash the stoneware pot and glass cover in hot, soapy water before rinsing and drying.
- Avoid letting the pot sit in water for an extended period (you can let the pot soak).
- For production purposes, a portion of the crock pot’s base must remain unglazed. This unglazed region should not be used because it is porous and will absorb water.
- Avoid turning on the stove when the crock pot is empty or removed from the base. It is typical, safe, and a result of the manufacturing process, when the heating elements were protected with a material.
- LOW SETTING: Foods with low liquid densities should be cooked on the low setting. For 4-6 hours, food can be prepared.
- HIGH SETTING: Meats, beans, and grains should be cooked in a high setting if they contain a lot of liquid. Up to four hours can be used to prepare food.
- KEEP WARM SETTING: To make serving meals from a slow cooker easier, keep the food warm. For up to four hours, food can be kept warm. Food may lose flavor and become overly dry if left out for long.
How to Use:
In the Elite platinum slow cooker, never use frozen, raw meat. Before slow-cooking any meat or poultry, thaw it.
- Position the slow cooker base away from the perimeter of the work surface on a dry, level, heat-resistant surface. Use only off the ground.
- Verify that the knob is in the OFF position.
- Fill the cooking pot with food and other items, then set the pot on the base.
- Use the glass lid to cover. Foods must be precooked or browned in a pan if this is necessary before slow cooking. Avoid attempting to brown or precook anything in the slow cooker.
- Connect the device to an electrical outlet.
- Choose the temperature at which you want to cook or preserve food warm.
- Refrain from opening the glass lid too frequently when cooking.
- After cooking, switch to the OFF position and unplug.
- Transfer the meal to a serving bowl or replace the stoneware pot for serving while wearing oven mitts or gloves.
- Never wash an equipment before allowing it to cool down.
Suitable Foods for Slow Cooking & Preparation:
- The majority of meals can be cooked slowly, but there are a few rules that must be followed. The slow cooker should only be used for tiny amounts of sauces, dips, or other dishes because of its small size.
- Since root veggies take more to cook than meat, cut them into small, even pieces. Before slow cooking, sauté them for two to three minutes. Please put them in the pot’s bottom.
- Make sure the cooking liquid covers all of the ingredients.
- Before cooking, trim off all excess fat from the meat because slow cooking prevents fat evaporation.
- You might need to reduce the liquid when modifying a traditional cooking recipe. The slow cooker does not experience the same evaporation of liquid.
- In the cooker, never leave food that has not been prepared out at room temperature.
- Never reheat food.
- Before using uncooked red beans in a slow cooker, they must be rinsed and boiled for at least ten minutes to remove toxins.
- Since genuine stoneware is fired at high temperatures, the stoneware pot may have minute surface flaws; as a result, the glass cover may rock somewhat.
- Since cooking at low temperatures doesn’t produce steam, there won’t be much heat loss. The exterior surface may look “crazed” due to typical wear and tear.
- Avoid using the glass cover or stoneware pot in a microwave, freezer, gas, or electric range.
- Avoid subjecting the stoneware pot to abrupt temperature swings. A very hot pot could fracture if cold water is added to it.
Cleaning and Maintenance:
- Before putting the slow cooker away or cleaning it, ensure it is always cool, unplugged, and OFF.
- The stoneware insert can be washed in the dishwasher or with warm, soapy water.
- Soak the pot in soapy water overnight, then rinse the next day to get rid of food stuck at the bottom.
- A moist towel can clean the slow cooker’s exterior, which should then be dried.
Limited One-Year Warranty:
For assistance, contact customer service if you run into any issues with this device.
- For one (1) year, cord excluded, your small kitchen appliance is guaranteed to the original buyer to be free from any manufacturing flaws. Only the product’s original buyer is covered by this warranty.
- Retailers/merchants that sell this product have no authority to change, modify, or in any other manner revise the warranty’s terms and conditions.
- Operating your appliance as directed and for domestic purposes should provide you with years of reliable service.
- Maxi-Matic USA shall, at its sole discretion, repair or replace the product if a problem is discovered during the warranty period.
- The product will be under warranty for twelve months of its original one-year warranty and an additional month.
- Remorse on the part of the customer is not a valid justification for returning a product to our service center.
This restricted warranty only applies to appliances bought and used inside the 50 United States of America and the District of Columbia, and it excludes coverage for the following:
- Damages resulting from misuse, abuse, negligence, normal wear and use, commercial usage, incorrect assembly, or improper product installation.
- Defects from shipping.
- Damages brought on by changing or resetting home circuit breakers or fuses.
- Defects other than those caused by production.
- Breakage resulting from abuse, overuse, accidents, alterations, improper upkeep and maintenance, or using the wrong current or voltage.
- The product’s missing or lost components. It will be necessary to buy the parts individually.
- Damages to non-electrical parts, such as dented or scratched inner pots and cracked or broken plastic or glass.
- Damage caused by unauthorized persons performing service or repairs.
- Extended warranties obtained from a different business or reseller.
- Natural disasters, including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and fires.