Plastic bags may be dangerous, to avoid danger of suffocation keep this bag away from babies and children. WARNING: Plastic bag can be dangerous, to avoid the danger of suffocation keep this bag/wrapper away from babies and children. Important Safeguards: Save these instructions. This product is for household use only. Warning: To avoid the risk of electrical shock, always make sure the product is unplugged from the electrical outlet before assembling, disassembling, relocating, servicing, of cleaning. When using the slow cooker, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: Read all the instructions before use. To protect against the risk of electrical shock do not put base in water or any other liquid. Close supervision is necessary when appliance is used near children. NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN TO USE THIS PRODUCT. Unplug from the socket when not in use, before putting on or taking off attachments, and before cleaning. : The use of attachments or tools not recommended by supplier may cause fire, electric shock, or injury. Do not use outdoors. Do not the power cord hang over the edge of the table or kitchen countertop. Keep it away from any hot surfaces. KEEP YOUR APPLIANCE AWAY FROM ANY HOT PLATES, BURNERS AND HEATED OVENS. Extreme caution must be used when moving the slow cooker when it contains hot food, water or other hot liquids. Do not use slow cooker other than for its intended use. Do not switch on the slow cooker if the ceramic pot is empty. Allow lid and ceramic pot to cool down first before cleaning with water. Never touch the outer enclosure of the slow cooker during its operation or before it cooks. Use the handles or dials. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use oven gloves to or a cloth when removing lid or handling contents. Never cook directly in the base unit. Use the ceramic pot. Do not use ceramic pot or glass lid if cracked or chipped. Do not leave the slow cooker connected to the socket outlet when not in use. Do not switch on the slow cooker when it is upside down or laid on its side. The glass lid and ceramic pot are fragile. Handle them with care. The appliance must not be immersed in water. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a special cord or assembly available from the manufacture or its service agent. Ensure that the voltage of the socket that you plug into corresponds with the voltage on the rating plate of this appliance. Before using the appliance for the first time: Remove all packaging materials, labels and tags from the product. Wash the ceramic pot and glass lid in hot soapy water with a sponge or a dish cloth, rinse thoroughly and dry. IMPORTANT: DO NOT IMMERSE THE SLOW COOKER BASE IN WATER. NOTE: DURING INITIAL USE YOU MAY NOTICE A SLIGHT ODOR DUE TO THE BURNING OFF OF MANUFUSTURING RESIDUES. THIS IS COMPLETELY NORMAL AND WILL DISAPPEAR AFTER USING THE UNIT FOR SOME TIME. Cautions: Be careful not to touch the base unit after cooking as it remains hot. Suitable foods for slow cooking & preparation: most foods are suited to slow cooking methods, however there are a few guidelines that need to be followed. Do not use the slow cooker to reheat food. Do not put the ceramic pot or glass lid in an oven, freezer, and microwave or on a gas/electrical hob. Do not subject the ceramic pot to sudden changes in temperature. Adding cold water to a very hot pot could cause it to crack. Do not allow the pot to stand in water for a long time (You can leave water in the pot to soak). Do not switch the cooker on when the ceramic pot is empty or out of the base. Care & Cleaning: Always make sure the slow cooker is unplugged and in the OFF position before storing away or cleaning. Make sure the unit has cooled down completely before cleaning. WARNING: Never submerge the entire slow cooker into water or any other liquid or this will damage the slow cooker. WARNING: Never submerge the entire slow cooker into water or any other liquid or this will damage the slow cooker. Information on Waste Disposal for Consumers of Electrical & Electronic Equipment: This mark on a product and/or accompanying documents indicates that when it is to be disposed of, it must be treated as Waste Electrical Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Any WEEE marked waste products must not be mixed with general household waste, but kept separate for the treatment, recovery and recycling of the materials used. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling please take all WEEE marked waste to your Local Authority Civic waste site, where will be accepted free of charge. If all consumers dispose of Waste Electrical Electronic Equipment correctly, they will be helping to save valuable resources and preventing any potential negative effects upon human health and the environment, of any hazardous materials that the waste may contain.