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OPERATOR’S MANUAL

FOR MODEL EZ-3andEZ-5

Simple Steam

COUNTERTOP STEAMERS

Model EZ-3

Model EZ-5

WARNING

Improper installation, operation, service, or maintenance can cause property damage, injury, or death. Read this manual thoroughly before installing and operating this equipment.

MANUAL 1178387REV 5 $18.00

1100 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina,NC 27526

www.southbendnc.com

EZ COUNTERTOP STEAMERS

MANUAL SECTION ST

MODELEZ-3 & EZ-5 COUNTERTOPSTEAMERS

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Before installing and operating this equipment, be sure everyone involved in its operation is fully trained and aware of precautions. Accidents and problems can be caused by failure to follow fundamental rules and precautions.

The following symbols, found throughout this manual, alert you to potentially dangerous conditions to the operator, service personnel, or to the equipment.

DANGER

WARNING

CAUTION

NOTICE

This symbol warns of immediate hazards which will result in severe injury or death.

This symbol refers to a potential hazard or unsafe practice which could result in injury or death.

This symbol refers to a potential hazard or unsafe practice which could result in injury, product damage, or property damage.

This symbol refers to information that needs special attention or must be fully understood, even though not dangerous.

WARNING

FIRE HAZARD

For your safety, do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

Keep area around appliances free and clear of combustibles.

WARNING

SHOCK HAZARD

Do not open panels that require use of tools.

Unit must be cleaned daily and properly maintained to reduce chances of unsafe operating conditions.

WARNING

BURN HAZARD

Watch for clogged drain - can crate burn hazard when door is opened.

Stand back when opening doors - hot steam or hot water may escape from steamer.

NOTICE

Be sure this Operator’s Manual and important papers are given to the proper authority to retain for future reference.

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TABLE OFCONTENTS

Congratulations! You have purchased one of the finest pieces of heavy-dutycommercial cooking equipment on the market.

You will find that your new equipment, like all Southbend equipment, has been designed and manufactured to meet the toughest standards in the industry. Each piece of Southbend equipment is carefully engineered and designs are verified through laboratory tests and field installations. With proper care and field maintenance, you will experience years of reliable, trouble-freeoperation. For best results, read this

manual carefully.

 

RETAIN THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

 

Table of Contents

 

Specifications .........................................................................................................................

4

Installation ..............................................................................................................................

5

Operation................................................................................................................................

9

Cooking Hints .......................................................................................................................

10

Cleaning ...............................................................................................................................

13

Troubleshooting....................................................................................................................

15

Parts .....................................................................................................................................

40

Read these instructions carefully before attempting installation. Installation and initial startup should be performed by a qualified installer. Unless the installation instructions for this product are followed by a qualified service technician (a person experienced in and knowledgeable with the installation of commercial gas an/or electric cooking equipment) then the terms and conditions on the Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty will be rendered void and no warranty of any kind shall apply.

In the event you have questions concerning the installation, use, care, or service of the product, write to:

Southbend

1100 Old Honeycutt Road

Fuquay-Varina,North Carolina 27526 USA

The serial plate is located on the right side of the unit near the back and top (see Figure 2 on page7).

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SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

MODELEZ-3 & EZ-5 COUNTERTOPSTEAMERS

SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-1/2"(63)

 

 

16-1/2"(419)

 

 

 

30-1/2"(775)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Height

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(see

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2" (51)

 

 

 

 

 

 

4" Adjustable Legs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRONT VIEW

 

 

 

SIDE VIEW

 

 

 

TOP VIEW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

= Electrical Connection Terminal Block

 

Model

Height

Interior Dimensions

Pan Capacity**

 

Crate Dimensions

Crated

*

Width

Depth

Height

1"

2.5"

4"

Width

Depth

Height

Volume

Weight

 

EZ-3

21"

13-1/2"

22"

9-1/2"

6

3

2

19-1/2"

31-1/2"

28-1/2"

10.1 cu. ft.

150 lbs.

(533)

(343)

(559)

(241)

(495)

(800)

(724)

0.29 cu. m.

68 kg.

 

 

 

 

EZ-5

27-1/8"

13-1/2"

22"

15-1/2"

9

5

3

20"

34"

38"

15.0 cu. ft.

175 lbs.

(689)

(343)

(559)

(394)

(508)

(864)

(965)

0.43 cu. m.

79.4 kg.

 

 

 

 

* Add 4" to height if 4" adjustable legs are used.

** “Pan Capacity” is the number of 1", 2.5", or 4" high standard pans (12" wide x 20" deep) that the steamer will hold.

IMPORTANT: UNIT MUST BE LEVEL FOR PROPER OPERATION. WARRANTY WILL BE VOIDED FOR IMPROPER INSTALLATION.

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

One fused electrical connection is required to the terminal block of the steamer. All units are shipped per customer order, three phase or single phase. (A kit is available for field conversion to three phase or single phase.) The fused connection must be wired for the required voltage and maximum amperage as listed in the chart below:

 

 

 

Max. Amps per Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Connected Amps

 

EZ-3

 

EZ-5

 

1 Phase

 

3 Phase

1 Phase

 

3 Phase

208 V 60 Hz

40

 

24

57

 

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

220 V 50/60 Hz

38

 

23

54

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

240 V 60 Hz

35

 

21

49

 

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

380/220 V 50 Hz

23

 

14

31

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

415/240 V 50 Hz

21

 

13

29

 

17

480 V 60 Hz

18

 

13

25

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INSTALLATION

INSTALLATION

WARNING

DO NOT CONNECT 3/4" ID GREY HOSE IN REAR OF UNIT TO ANYTHING. THESE ARE VENT HOSES AND MUST BE ALLOWED TO DRAIN INTO PAN. FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD CAUSE A DANGEROUS PRESSURE RISE INSIDE OF THE STEAMER.

CAUTION

Do not locate unit adjacent to any high heat or grease producing piece of equipment, such as a range top, griddle, fryer, etc., that could allow radiant heat to raise the exterior temperature of the steam body above 130°F (54°C). DO NOT MOUNT ABOVE OTHER COOKING EQUIPMENT.

NOTICE

These installation procedures must be followed by qualified personnel or warranty will be void.

Local codes regarding installation vary greatly from one area to another. The National Fire Protection Association, Inc. states in its NFPA 96 latest edition that local codes are the “authority having jurisdiction” when it comes to installation requirements for equipment. Therefore, installations should comply with all local codes.

The unit, when installed, must be electrically grounded and comply with local codes, or in the absence of local codes with the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA 70-latestedition.

Canadian installation must comply with CSA-Standard(C22.2 No.109-M1981GeneralRequirements-CanadianElectrical Code, Part II.109-M1981)Commercial Cooking Appliances.

Step 1: Unpacking

IMMEDIATELY INSPECT FOR SHIPPING DAMAGE

All containers should be examined for damage before and during unloading. The freight carrier has assumed responsibility for its safe transit and delivery. If damaged equipment is received, either apparent or concealed, a claim must be made with the delivering carrier.

Apparent damage or loss must be noted on the freight bill at the time of delivery. The freight bill must then be signed by the carrier representative (Driver). If the bill is not signed, the carrier may refuse the claim. The carrier can supply the necessary forms.

A request for inspection must be made to the carrier within 15 days if there is concealed damage or loss that is not apparent until after the equipment is uncrated. The carrier should arrange an inspection. Be certain to hold all contents plus all packing material.

INSTALLATION

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INSTALLATION

MODELEZ-3 & EZ-5 COUNTERTOPSTEAMERS

 

Step 2: Install the Legs

 

 

1.

Uncrate carefully. Report any hidden damage to the freight carrier IMMEDIATELY.

 

2.

Do not remove any tags or labels until unit is installed and working properly.

 

3.

Remove placeholder bolts holding bottom cover onto unit and discard.

INSTALLATION

4.

Screw legs into the bottom of the unit until approximately 1/4" of thread is showing. The legs with rubber

6. Tighten legs, making sure that the pan guides stay seated against the leg threads.

 

 

suction cups go on the back of unit.

 

 

5.

Slip drain pan guides into place between legs and bottom of steamer, as shown in Figure 1, making sure

 

 

that pan stops are toward the rear of the unit.

 

 

7.

To level the unit, adjust the base of unit’s legs.

 

 

8.

Place custom drain pan under unit.

 

Figure 1

NOTICE

Unit must be level to assure maximum performance. Improper leveling may void warranty.

CAUTION

WATER FROM A FULL CAVITY CANNOT BE HELD IN A 12" x 20" X 2½" PAN..

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INSTALLATION

Step 3: Electric Connection

A field connection terminal block is located at the rear of the unit, lower left side. A hole is provided for a 3/4" conduit fitting (solid or flex). The rear cover must be removed to gain access to terminal block (see Figure 2).

Be sure that the input voltage matches the requirement on the serial plate. The unit is factory wired per customer order.

WARNING

A POSITIVE GROUND CONNECTION IS ESSENTIAL. DO NOT ALLOW ANY TAMPERING OR ADJUSTMENT OF ANY CONTROL OR WIRING. THE UNIT IS FACTORY SET. ADJUSTING ANY INTERNAL COMPONENT CAN VOID THE WARRANTY.

THIS UNIT REQUIRES A KIT TO BE FIELD CONVERTED FROM THREE-PHASETO SINGLEPHASE ORVICE-VERSA.CONSULT FACTORY FOR PHASE CHANGES.

All 208-220-240and 480 volt units will have three terminal block sections,“L1-L2-L3”,for use with either 3- wire3-phaseor2-wire,single-phase,50 or 60 Hz. All 380V and 415V units will have four terminal block sections,“L1-L2-L3-N,”for use with European style4-wire3-phasewith neutral.

Figure 2

 

Serial

 

Plate

 

Terminal

 

Block

 

3/4" Conduit

 

Fitting Hole

 

 

Rear Cover

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INSTALLATION

INSTALLATION

INSTALLATION

MODELEZ-3 & EZ-5 COUNTERTOPSTEAMERS

Step 4: Optional Floor Drain

The drain valve is 1/2" NPT. Position the unit near, but not on top of, an open floor drain. Allow at least a 1" air gap.

DO NOT directly plumb to the unit unless you also install an “open funnel” downstream of this connection in the drain system. The “open funnel” is intended to eliminate any water from entering the steamer because of a blocked drain. Any connection that allows the build-upof back pressure in the unit (such as a reduction in pipe size to a line smaller than 1/2"or a 90 degree angle in the line prior to the “open funnel” drain discharge point) may cause personal or property damage and will therefore void the warranty. (SeeFigure 3.)

Figure 3

Step 5: Check Installation

The following items should be checked within the first 30 days of operation by a qualified service technician.

1.Check doors for proper alignment.

2.Ensure proper opening and closing of doors.

3.Open door and remove cavity bottom cover, if present.

4.Ensure that the light comes on when lever is set to the “ON” position.

5.Pour approximately 2 gallons of water into trough, ensuring that the cavity bottom is covered.

6.An audible “click” should be heard when the door switch actuator rod is depressed and held. This indicates proper functioning of the contactor as it closes. Release rod.

7.Depress and hold the door switch for 2 minutes. The contactor should close when the switch is first depressed and stay closed during this period.

8.Close the door and wait approximately 12 minutes until the contactor opens, indicating the unit has reached operating temperature.

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OPERATION

OPERATION

STARTUP

1.If the cavity bottom cover is present, open door and remove.

2.Turn lever to “ON” position with door open.

3.Important: Pour water into trough above the door until water is observed passing through the fill / drain opening at left rear corner of cavity bottom.

4.Add additional water through trough or through door up to “-WATERLEVEL-”mark (approximately 2 gallons to fill an empty unit).

NOTICE: WATER SPECIFICATION

To meet warranty requirements, supply water must meet the following specification:

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)............

60 PPM

Hardness ..........................................

2 Grains or 35 PPM

pH Factor ..........................................

7.0 to 7.5

5.Replace cavity bottom cover (if present).

6.Unit will be ready for cooking in approximately 12 minutes.

OPERATION

1.Suggested cooking times for various foods are shown in the table in the following section.

2.Pan specifications are shown on specifications page (page 4).

3.The door may be opened or closed at any time.

4.Unit will automatically idle at operating temperature when and if the door is closed and there is no food in the cavity.

5.Timer can be used as desired. However, it has no effect on unit operation.

6.Add proper amount of water through the trough (above the door) or directly through the door when water level is low.

7.If unit runs out of water the “CHECK WATER LEVEL” light will illuminate. Follow step # 6, above.

SHUTDOWN

1.The custom drain pan or a 12"x 20"x 4" non-perforatedstainless steel pan should be located under the unit at all times.

2.Turn lever to the “OFF” position.

3.Empty drain pan after allowing water to cool.

4.Remove pan guides and cavity bottom cover (if present).

5.Wipe out steamer (with Lime-A-Wayor equivalent deliming solution as necessary), RINSE THOROUGHLY WITH CLEAN WATER.

6.Ensure drain opening is clear.

7.Replace pan guides and cavity bottom cover (if present).

8.Leave the door open at night after cleaning.

9.DO NOT USE high-chlorineor bleach solution for cleaning the door gasket.

10.DO NOT USE steel wool or other metallic pads in the steamer.

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OPERATION

COOKINGHINTS

MODELEZ-3 & EZ-5 COUNTERTOPSTEAMERS

COOKING HINTS

COOKINGHINTS

COOKING TIPS

Schedule cooking of fresh vegetables so that they will be served soon after they are cooked. If it is necessary to prepare them in advance, they can be plunged into cold water, drained thoroughly and held under refrigeration until needed for service.

Five pounds of cold cooked vegetables can be reheated in the steamer in 5 to 10 minutes, depending upon the variety.

SUGGESTED COOKING TIMES

Timer settings are for general guidance only. Differences in food quality, size, shape, freshness, load size, and desired degree of doneness must be taken into consideration and adjustments made in time, if necessary.

 

 

 

 

Cooking Time

 

 

Product

Weight

Portions

(minutes)

Pan Used

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asparagus

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh

3½ lbs.

14 (4 oz.)

8-10

Full/Perforated

 

Frozen Spears (Thawed)

5 lbs.

20 (4 oz.)

9

Full/Perforated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beans

 

 

 

 

 

Green - Frozen, Cut

5 lbs.

20 (4 oz.)

12

Full/Perforated

 

Green - Fresh

5 lbs.

20 (4 oz.)

15-17

Full/Perforated

 

Wax - Frozen

5 lbs.

20 (4 oz.)

13

Full/Perforated

 

Lima - Frozen

5 lbs.

20 (4 oz.)

10

Full/Perforated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broccoli

 

 

 

 

 

Spears -Fresh

4 lbs.

16 (4 oz.)

10-12

Full/Perforated

 

Spears - Frozen (Thawed)

5 lbs.

20 (4 oz.)

8

Full/Perforated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brussel Sprouts

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh

5 lbs.

20 (4 oz.)

15-17

Full/Perforated

 

Fresh

5 lbs.

20 (4 oz.)

13

Full/Perforated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrots

 

 

 

 

 

Frozen - Whole Baby

5 lbs.

20 (4 oz.)

12

Full/Perforated

 

Fresh - ¼-inchBias Cut

5 lbs.

20 (4 oz.)

12

Full/Perforated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cabbage

 

 

 

 

 

Green, Cut Into Wedges

 

24

15

Full/Perforated

 

Red, Cut Into Wedges

 

16

18-20

Full/Perforated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cauliflower

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh, Whole

2 lbs.

8 (4 oz.)

9-10

Full/Perforated

 

Fresh, Whole

2 lbs. 12 oz.

11 (4 oz.)

15

Full/Perforated

 

Frozen, Flowerettes

5 lbs.

20 (4 oz.)

10-12

Full/Perforated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corn

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh, Cob, 4-5Inch Ears

5½ lbs.

15

13-15

Full/Perforated

 

Frozen - Whole Kernel

5 lbs.

20 (4 oz.)

8

Full/Perforated

 

Frozen - Cob, 6 Inch Ears

9 lbs.

14

12-14

Full/Perforated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table continues on next page.

 

 

 

 

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