A Simple Way To Prevent Cooking FiresBy - 01/27/2017
Year after year, cooking continues to be the number one cause of house fires and injuries in the US. Equipping your home with smoke sensors and carbon monoxide detectors is a good start to decreasing the risk of fire in your home, but doesn’t prevent anything from happening in the kitchen. Innohome has come up with a few products that can stop a fire before it happens.
Using a Stove Alarm for Fire Prevention
The Stove Alarm (SA101) is a wireless alarm that is mounted underneath the hood of your stove. You can mount it with screws, but it’s magnetic and can attach to metal hoods. Once you install it, the job is done.
By measuring the temperature, the alarm can tell when there’s danger to help prevent a cooking fire. In fact, it does more than detect temperature. When the temperature is too high, if there’s a drastic change in temperature, or if toxic gasses are detected, the alarm will blast an 80 dB siren.
The Stove Alarm is also smart. It recognizes patterns in your cooking and adjusts accordingly. If you’re one who likes everything to have a nice, charred flavor, it will learn to respect that and won’t trigger the alarm when you burn…I mean char…your meat.
Using Stove Guard To Prevent Fires
There are two models of the Stove Guard. One model is the SGK100. This device was designed to work with electric heating elements such as hot plates.
The SGK100 comes in two pieces. The first piece is the FireSafety Socket. It plugs into any normal outlet with up to a 230V output. To install SGK100, plug in the FireSafety Socket, and then plug in your hot plate. The second piece is the Intelligent Heat Sensor. It’s powered by a solar panel and has a lifespan of more than ten years. The Intelligent Heat Sensor is placed directly above your heating element. Like the Stove Alarm, the sensor notices extreme temperature changes or high temperatures and can trigger an alarm. It is also self-learning and adjusts to your cooking habits.
SGK100 can turn off your devices, and it does so when:
- your sensor detects high temperature or drastic temperature change.
- your sensor is not working or is removed.
- your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm detects danger.
- your heating element is left on for too long.
The other Stove Guard model is called the SGK510, which is similar to the SGK100 but is made to work with electric stoves. Installation on this one is a little trickier, and you will probably need an electrician.
The SGK510 does everything that the SGK100 does, and has the same ten-year battery life. On this model, the timer can detect when you’re cooking on low heat for an extended period and prevents the burner from shutting off. Another additional feature is the automatic safety lock. If someone bumps into the burner’s knob, the burner won’t turn on. To turn on your burner, you’ll have to press the button on the sensor’s cover.
The SGK510 also comes with safety features for those with special needs. However, some of these features require extra hardware, purchased separately.
Using The FireSafety Socket To Prevent Fires
The last fire prevention device is the FireSafety Socket, which is the same as SGK100 but without the sensor. It works with any electrical device such as oven toasters or microwave ovens. If the socket detects smoke or carbon monoxide, it turns off the appliance. Or, it responds to your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms by turning off your appliances. Either way, it can prevent something minor, like burning toast, from becoming a fire.
The FireSafety Socket also comes with a timer. Instead of leaving certain appliances on all day, you can use the timer to shut off your appliances after a certain length of time.
Making friends with your wallet, you don’t need to purchase multiple sockets. Instead, you can buy one socket and connect a power strip to the socket. Then, any appliance plugged into the power strip will be controlled by the socket.
Who Can Benefit From Stove Alarm, Stove Guard, and FireSafety Socket?
Innohome’s products are for anyone looking to make their home safer. Anyone can forget about a burner. These fire prevention devices safeguard against that and have an even more significant application for the elderly or people with certain disabilities. Stove Guard, Stove Alarm, and the FireSafety Socket makes living alone safer and can give family members peace of mind. You can learn more by visiting innohome.com.