ASTM F2142 - 01(2019) - Standard Test Method for Performance of Drawer Warmers

ASTM F2142 - 01(2019)

Standard Test Method for Performance of Drawer Warmers

Status : Current   Published : May 2019



1.1 This test method evaluates the preheat, idle, and holding energy consumption and temperature uniformity of drawer warmers. The food service operator can use this evaluation to select a drawer warmer and understand its energy performance and temperature uniformity. A drawer warmer is described as a commercial kitchen appliance that consists of one or more heated drawers and which is used to hold hot food (usually no greater than 200°F) that has been cooked in a separate appliance, at a specified temperature.

1.2 This test method is applicable to freestanding and built-in electric drawer warmers equipped for:

1.2.1 Industry-standard 12 × 20 × 6–in. (nominal size) pans, or

1.2.2 Standard-oversized 15 × 20 × 5–in. (nominal size) pans.

1.3 The drawer warmer can be evaluated with respect to the following (where applicable):

1.3.1 Energy input rate (10.2),

1.3.2 Energy consumption rate at maximum setting (10.2),

1.3.3 Temperature calibration (10.3),

1.3.4 Preheat energy consumption and time (10.4),

1.3.5 Idle energy rate (10.5),

1.3.6 Holding energy rate (10.6), and

1.3.7 Temperature uniformity (10.6).

1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM F2142 - 01(2019)
TitleStandard Test Method for Performance of Drawer Warmers
Publication Date01 May 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors drawer warmer, holding energy, idle energy consumption, preheat time and energy consumption, temperature uniformity
File Size282 KB

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