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Safety accesory for eletric range

Safety accesory for eletric range

(OP)
Hello,

I wanted to inquire concerning any potential maintenance issues arising out of using a safety accessory on coil burners of an electric range.

I am considering to use a safety accessory which disconnects the power supply to the coil burner if the temperature goes above 350C/662F and once the coil burner cools to below 350C/662F the product would turn the cycle back on.

My concerns are about the high frequency of turn on/off cycles that the range would have to go through which may affect the electrical contact life. Also do electric range have a fixed upper limit temperature of burner coils, because the high setting would mean max. current is allowed to pass through the coil, correct?

Thank you.

RE: Safety accesory for eletric range

(OP)
The safety product is advertised to help in reducing fires caused due to overheating of the coil elements by disconnecting the power to coil elements if the temperature goes over 350C/662F and provide power to the coils once the temperature is lower than 350C/662F. So I wanted to inquire if by doing so, wouldn't it induce maintenance issues with electrical contacts in the range and if the high setting in the range coil element controller had a correlation with temperature.

RE: Safety accesory for eletric range

The contacts would be inside this product, would it not? and not inside the range, per se? I assume you're referring to something like: http://www.thiscaringhome.org/products/low-temp-sa... ?

According to most sites, the high setting results in a substantially higher temperature, ala >1100°F.

It's not something I'd want on my stove, since there are lots of dishes that require the higher temperatures.

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RE: Safety accesory for eletric range

(OP)
Thank you for your input IRstuff.

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