The Alfa SW6000 Soup Kettle Warmer is an extremely convenient piece of equipment to have in your kitchen. Great for catering or simply keeping your soup of choice toasty when business is a little slow, a soup warmer gives you the ability to serve and save soup without needing a burner or stock pot. With a capacity of 10 1/2 quarts, and equipped with both an insert and serving ladle, this Alfa soup kettle warmer makes an excellent addition to any commercial or residential kitchen.
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Q:What is the temperature range for the 12 thermostat settings?
A:Since this model uses steam for heating the temperature range at each setting varies greatly depending on amount of water in the warmer and even the thickness of the soup. The settings 5-8 are the recommended settings for keeping the soup at 165°F.
A:There are nos specific temps associated with the settings as that is dependent on several factors, including water level. It is more of a power rating from low to hi heat. Here is the link for the operating manual...
Q:Do you add water to the kettle before putting in the soup pot?
A:Yes, you pour water into the base unit then place the insert into the unit.
A:This soup warmer does require that water be added before the insert with the soup is placed in the warmer.
Q:Does this kettle get hot enough to cook soup or just keep it hot?
A:This Alfa soup kettle is strictly a warmer used to keep your soup warm for long periods of time.
Q:Kettle will not heat up
A:It sounds like a problem with the thermostat, hi-limit or heating element. Please call our sales team for troubleshooting information. 1.888.388.6372