Watlow's MINICHEF® 2000 was the industries first on-off or PID configurable temperature/time and machine function controller. This cooking computer is pre-programmed for multiple applications and ready to be installed. The MINICHEF allows you to control several commercial kitchen applications at once.

Watlow has temperature and safety limit controllers are perfect for warming cabinet and steam table that require simple on-off control. The SERIES CV includes an operator interface for viewing and selecting the set point, where the SERIES CF has fixed set points and are supplied without an operator interface.

MINICHEF® Specifications

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

Specification Options




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TRU-TUNE®+ Adaptive Control


Agency Approvals




Ambient Operating Range


Communication Protocols


Control and Limit Loops




Max Monitor Channels


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Operating Requirements


Output Firing


Phase Configurations




Supported Controllers


Remote Limit Reset


Display Height


Warranty (Years)


Optical Res


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Outside Diameter
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MINICHEF logic controller