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  • Holds 4 full size food pans
  • No electricity required
  • High quality insulation in sides and bottom for excellent cold retention
  • Large 1" brass drain with flat screen for easy cleaning
  • Aluminized steel housing with stainless interior and bezel
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How To Operate A Hatco Hot and Cold Drop In Well

How To Operate A Hatco Hot and Cold Drop In Well

The Hatco drop-in hot/cold well is easy to operate. Let us show you how! To operate in the hot mode, you must first install the water baffle with the probe designation mark and match it to the location on the water level probe in the unit. Then, install the pan platforms that support your food pans. The number of pan platforms is determined by the size of the well. The yellow drain level must be in the closed, or forward, position to operate in the hot mode. The drain position indicator light will confirm the drain is closed. Move the power switch to the right, or hot, position. The hot digital temperature controller will activate, and the current temperature of the unit will appear on the display. The auto-fill system will fill the well, and the water level probe will maintain the correct water level automatically. The active symbol will show that the hydro-heater is heating the well. The unit is preset to 192 degrees Fahrenheit, 89 degrees Celsius. Allow approximately 60 minutes for the unit to reach set point temperature. Check the hot digital temperature controller to see that the unit has reached the proper temperature. Then, load the well with pans containing your preheated food items. There are several important points that apply to both hot and cold operation. Always use a food pan. Do not place food directly into the well. Stir thick food items periodically for uniform heating or cooling. Amazing! The food choices looked so good, it vanished. We have to get ready for an express salad bar anyway in this same location. To shut down the hot mode, move the power switch to the center or off position. The hydro-heater and auto-fill will be deactivated. After every use, be sure the unit is fully drained and all food pans, water baffle, and pan platforms are removed, cleaned, and stored after each use. Follow both the daily cleaning and periodically the “Cleaning the Hydro-Heater” instructions in the installation and operating manual. For cold mode, the well should be cooled down, clean, dry, and empty of water baffle and pan platforms. We suggest approximately 60 minutes or more to transition between modes in this unit. Keep in mind, the cold mode only operates if the yellow drain level is in the open, or back, position. Install the drain pan support bars. Each well can hold a variety of combinations. Shown are two full size and three one third size food pans. During the initial cooling time, the well will chill quicker with empty food pans installed in the well. Move the power switch to the left, or cold, position. Current temperature will appear in the cold digital temperature controller. A 5 minute program delay acts as a safe guard when switching from hot to cold mode. This ensures that all possible hot water is drained and prevents unnecessary cooling. After 5 minutes, an active symbol will appear to show that the condensing unit is chilling the well. The unit is preset to a cold temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit, 0 degrees Celsius. Allow approximately 60 minutes for the unit to reach set point temperature. Once the digital controller shows the proper set point temperature, replace the empty pans with pans loaded with your pre-chilled food. MMM, tasty salad bar items at optimum serving temperatures. Incredible how quickly these items disappear. To shut down the cold mode, move the power switch to the center, or off, position. The cold digital controller and condensing unit will shut off. Follow both daily cleaning and periodically the “Cleaning the Condensing Unit” instructions in the installation and operating manual. Check the temperatures for food safeness on the Hatco website before changing the set points. The range for cold digital temperature controller is 10-50 degrees Fahrenheith, -12-10 degrees Celsius. The temperature range for the hot controller is 65-192 degrees Fahrenheit, 18-89 degrees Celsius. To change the set point, press and hold the set key until the display flashes the default of 32 degrees. We will show changing the cold mode here. To change the hot mode set point, follow the same procedure. Press the up or down key to increase or decrease the temperature. If no key is set within 60 seconds, the display will revert to the previous set point and current temperature will be shown. Set point changes should be made in 1-2 degree increments. Wait approximately 1 hour or more for any change before checking for the result. Press the key to lock in the new set point temperature. The display will show the current temperature of the unit. The installation and operating manual goes into more detail about installing, operating, cleaning, and other panel functions of Hatco’s hot/cold drop-in well. Check out the new video “How do you clean the Hatco FR2 rethermalizer/bain marie heater and 3CS2 sanitizing sink heater” on the Hatco website under “Video Library” for easy cleaning tips. If you have any questions or your unit requires service, contact your local Hatco dealer, sales representative, Hatco customer service, or visit www.hatcocorp.com For more information, our knock-your-socks-off customer service is here for you.

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Hatco's hot and cold drop-in well allows you to hold both hot and cold food items at safe temperatures in a single unit! This video describes how to change your unit from hot to cold as well as how to clean it.

Hatco IWB-4 Specs
Width 58 Inches
Depth 27 Inches
Height 12 Inches
Cutout Width 56 1/8 Inches
Cutout Depth 25 3/16 Inches
Drain Size 1 Inches
Installation Type Drop In
Made in America Yes
Material Aluminized Steel
NSF Listed Yes
Number of Pans 4
Type Ice Cooled Wells

Hatco IWB-4 Details

An excellent addition to salad bars, buffets, beverage bars, and more, this Hatco IWB-4 drop-in food well provides you with a reliable, flexible way to keep cold product ready to serve! This ice-cooled well holds your food and beverages at perfect serving temperatures, and it does so without any refrigeration or electrical components so that your installation options increase and your operating costs decrease. It even boasts high quality insulation in the sides and bottom to truly ensure the best cold retention and cost savings possible.

This food well holds 4 full size food pans and features a drop-in design that can easily be installed into existing countertops, buffet lines, and other surfaces. And to maintain a uniform, fully integrated appearance, this unit is specially designed to match the existing Hatco line of food wells! An aluminized steel housing with a stainless interior and bezel combines with a large 1" brass drain and flat screen to provide you with a product that is not only built to last over the long haul, but is also extremely simple to clean.

Overall Dimensions:
Length: 58"
Width: 27"
Height: 12"

Cutout Dimensions:
Length: 56 1/8"
Width: 25 3/16"
Depth: 25 1/4"

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  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

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