Does anyone make a slick top range with a timer on the burners?
I did this with my old spiral element cook top when my daughter was
learning about cooking, just so she would not forget a pan on the
stove and go do something else.
It was a simple 30 minute spring wound timer on each front side
burner. If you wanted to cook something all day you had to use a back
That worked fine.
Now my wife is thinking her dad should have something like this (old
guy, living alone) but he wants a slick top range so drilling a hole
for a timer is not going to happen.
I am thinking that not everything is solid state with a computer
running it, this would be a simple thing, maybe even having a password
override for the timers.
This is relatively simple, get one of the $20 Leviton push button timers
normally used for bathroom fans/heaters that gives 10-20-30-60 min and
off buttons, install it in a normal single gang wall box next to the
cooktop, and get a suitably sized 120V coil contactor to control cooktop
power and install that under the counter in a suitable box. This way the
entire cooktop will turn off after at most 60 minutes without attention
and if it is attended you just hit the button periodically to keep it
On Apr 4, 10:52 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I have considered this for a long time. I would like to see
a timer for each range element with a default of , say,
As we age, we sometimes forget we have something
on the stove. Being able to set the timer would help solve
the problem of going to the phone, answering the door bell,
taking a poop, getting involved in a tv program, cleaning up
after the dog... etc etc...
I would prefer a simple rotary timer for each element , rather
that a complicated digital one, with a max of, say, 60 minutes...
Just my opinion.... I don't want to turn the entire stove on
and off, just the burner I am using, with an unambiguous,
Oven manufacturers, this may add another 25 bucks or so
to the cost, but older buyers could really use this...
On Apr 5, 12:11 am, email@example.com wrote:
I think Harry means that, if people start depending on this, and
it fails to turn off, there could be a problem..
That is always a problem with anything "automatic" that we
employ to take the place of our personal attention.
However, the present stoves, without the timer, could also
fail and start a fire, as could our clothes dryer with a timer,
or a toaster , or the oven, etc etc......
Just because something has a possibility of failing isn't
necessarily a reason not to use it. Perhaps a thermal
overload could be employed as a "failsafe"......
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