Cooker Cut off Devices
Cooker Cut off Devices 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.
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.
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 advise anyone considering purchasing one to investigate different options and ensure they are fitted by a qualified specialist when needed.
How do stove guards work?
A stove guard will cut the power if the:
- Food has started to burn or if a pan has boiled dry
- temperature is becoming dangerously high
- hob/cooker has been left unattended
- temperature is rising too quickly
- cooker/hob is inadvertently left on after cooking has finished
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.