A kitchen fire can cost you thousands of pounds – or even your life. A small investment in a stove guard or cooker cut off device could help keep you, your loved ones and your home safe.
These can be installed to any electric hob or cooker.
- A sensor is mounted on the wall behind the hob or the cooker, or to the cooker hood, or the ceiling.
- The sensor monitor’s the hob, sensing heat, the rise in heat, smoke, steam, and human presence.
- If it detects a dangerous situation it instructs the power control unit, which is fitted between the power output and the Hob to cut the power preventing a fire.
- It also detects if the hob has been left on after cooking, a pan boiling dry or food burning.
- They can also ensure that hobs are not turned on accidentally.
They can be particularly useful in homes where using the hob becomes high risk due to a person’s advanced age, Alzheimer’s and dementia, disability, or learning difficulties.
They can connect to telecare, or Building management system (BMS), enabling staff to be alerted when the power has been cut to protect the resident.
We urge anyone considering purchasing one to investigate different options and ensure they are fitted by a qualified specialist when needed.
How they work
A stove guard will cut the power if: -
- The cooker/hob is inadvertently left on after cooking has finished.
- The temperature is rising too quickly
- The temperature is becoming dangerously high
- The hob/cooker has been left unattended
- A pan has boiled dry
- Food has started to burn.
The sensor warns the user if a dangerous situation is likely to occur with a visual and audio alarm.
If the user is not in attendance and does not take action and does not press the reset button on the sensor the power to the hob/cooker will be cut.