Yes, its included. One thing I would like to let you know additionally, that on the appliance, there is a sticker saying that for warranty, the appliance needs to be registered at www.ifbappliances.com. However, after creating an account there, I dont see any place where the product can be registered. There after I called IFB customer care and they just created a customer ID for me without registering the product with its Serial Number. They say Serial Number is not needed. So not sure how in future the warranty would be provided to the customer without registering the product with Serial Number.