Cooking Controllers

Watlow's MINICHEF® 2000 was the industries first on-off or PID configurable temperature/time and machine function controller. The MINICHEF 2000 is used in commercial griddle applications because they contain multiple controllers in one pre-programmed cooking computer. It controls several temperatures, times and machine functions at once all in a compact design.


Power / Line Voltage

24VAC, 50 to 60Hz, 15VA maximum

Operating Temperature

32 to 176°F (0 to 80°C), 0 to 90% humidity, non-condensing

Inputs (single and dual heat channels, PID and ON/OFF)

  • Type J, K and E thermocouple
  • 100Ω, 500Ω and 1000Ω Platinum RTD, 2 or 3 wire

Inputs (two event inputs)

Switched DC logic signal, non-isolated

Output (two control output options)

Switched DC, 5V nominal, 30mA, non-isolated

Battery and Real-Time Clock Option

Internal audible or switched DC output for external audible alarm


  • UL® 877, UL® 197, UL® 60730, UL® / ANSI Z21.23
  • NSF Standard 2
  • CE EN 61326-1 – Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use, EMC requirements light industries immunity, Class B emissions
  • CE EN 60730-1:2011 – Automatic electrical controls for household and similar use – Part 1 General
  • CE EN 60730-2-9:2010 – Part 2 temperature sensing control
  • Compliant with 2011/65/EC RoHS Directive
  • Per 2012/19/EC WEEE Directive
MINICHEF logic controller

Temperature and Limit Controller Application Request

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1. What type of control do you need?
2. How many control loops do you need?
3. What power supply voltage is available?
4. Do you require profiling control ramp/soak?
5. Do you intend to use event inputs?
6. What type of control output do you need?
7. Do you need alarming?
8. Do you need data logging capability?
9. Do you need communications?
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