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Installation Instructions for a Cabinet Mounted Toaster Oven

These instructions are based on the Black and Decker SpaceMaker Toaster Oven. A different brand may vary a bit on how to install.

First, unpack the mounting washers, mounting screws and spacers, making sure everything is there, and set them aside in a safe place where they won’t roll or get lost. There is a pattern paper included called a template.

When choosing a location, make sure it is within reach of a power outlet. The supplied cable is a short cable. Do not mount it above other heating or cooking appliances or above the sink. Do not place it under, in front of, or behind under cabinet lights. And also, make sure it is at least 4 inches away from any wall or surface.

To get started, you need to determine if your cabinet has a flat bottom or an overhang. Put your hand under the cabinet and feel if the bottom is flush with the front of the cabinet or if you have to reach out to touch the bottom.

The toaster oven hood/baffle is removable for easy installation. Remove it by pulling slightly forward on the hood to release the front hooks. Once the front hooks have been released, the rear hooks will easily release.

1. Open the cabinets and remove the contents to facilitate assembly.

2. Place the mounting template on the bottom of your cabinet, making sure to align the heavy line on the template with the front edge of your cabinet, securing with tape. Check that the screw holes do not line up with the partition wall inside the cabinet.

If the cabinet has an overhang, measure the depth or thickness of the overhang and find the dashed line on the template that is the same measurement. This is the line to use for that cabinet, lining it up with the front and carefully folding it over the overhang, gluing as you go. Continue to hold it against the cabinet and finish laying it down and tapping it into place.

3. Drilling from under the cabinet up, drill holes through the 4 marked locations on the template, using a ¼-inch drill bit, making sure to drill up through the mark on the template and not at an angle. SAFETY TIP: Wear safety glasses.

4. After drilling the holes, carefully remove the mounting template in case you move or want to remount at a later time.

5. Clean dust and debris inside cabinet and bottom below.

6. Place the washer inside the cabinet over each of the 4 holes you drilled.

7. Hold the hood in place, aligning the front of the hood with the front edge of the cabinet; the holes drilled in the cabinet must line up with the mounting holes in the hood.

8. Insert the screws through the holes inside the cabinet, tightening them in place to secure the cover to the cabinet. If the cabinet has an overhang, measure the distance to the bottom of the cabinet and use as many spacers as necessary to equal that distance. For example, if the overhang measures 1″ to the bottom of the cabinet, then two ½-inch spacers are needed on each screw to keep the assembled toaster oven level and even.

Note: Always tighten the screws to ensure that the appliance does not move or shake during operation.

Once the cover is secured, lift the toaster oven, hooking the rear hooks of the cover first, then the front hooks. Any extra cables can be hung on the cable management hook behind the unit.

If you are doing the spacer installation, you will probably need someone to help you hold the spacers in place while you attach the hood. A couple of clamps may be able to be used on the ones in the front if no one is around to help. Aside from having clamps or someone to help you, maybe you can think of something creative to figure that out.

Now it’s time to place the toaster oven on the hood and then wash the toaster parts, inside and out of the oven. Plug it in and start cooking and toasting.

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