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Rob Spiegel
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Re: Shocking indeed
Rob Spiegel   6/14/2013 12:43:44 AM
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Are companies blind to it, Chuck? We're getting tons of examples. It seems industry wide.

Charles Murray
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Re: Shocking indeed
Charles Murray   6/13/2013 7:39:32 PM
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That's unfortunately true, Rob. If I look back at my mother's old gas range, made by a company called Chambers, reliability problems were virtually non-existent. The same cannot be said, however, for today's electronics-laden appliances.

Leigh
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Induction
Leigh   6/13/2013 6:53:23 PM
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Our latest kitchen has induction.

I'm not sure how popular induction cooking is in the USA, but essentially you get a flat glass top with capacative controls.

The power and control of induction is streets ahead of thermal elements or gas cooktops.

Advantages: Fast heating (can be cooking eggs in <15secs). Excellent Control. Super easy to clean. Cook surface remains cool. Energy efficient. No chance of electric shock!

Disadvantages: Glass top can be cracked or scratched (which is why we use silicone pads under cookware). Your cookware needs to be induction compatable.

 

szyhxc
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Re: Shocking indeed
szyhxc   6/13/2013 5:31:26 PM
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You can include industry consolidation.  Jenn Air was top notch before being bought by Maytag and then Whirlpool (or was it Whirlpool first???)

szyhxc
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Re: Shocking indeed
szyhxc   6/13/2013 5:28:52 PM
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Rob etal,

I kicked off the subject conversation.  I will keep you all informed.

szyhxc
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Re: Circuit breaker?
szyhxc   6/13/2013 5:24:04 PM
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J,

 

You are right about the whole unit not being protectable with GFI.  The 110 VAC fan makes it unfeasible to protect with a single GFI device.  You are also 100% correct that an internal GFI on just the 220 VAC burners would work well, but how would you package it?  No one would want customers calling repairers to reset the internal GFI.

 

 

 

szyhxc
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Re: Shocking indeed
szyhxc   6/13/2013 5:17:30 PM
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BAT,

 

Good point!  I agree.

szyhxc
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Re: Shocking INDEED & DANGEROUS!!!
szyhxc   6/13/2013 5:16:27 PM
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OC,

 

I contatced them but never heard back.

szyhxc
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Re: Shocking indeed
szyhxc   6/13/2013 5:13:48 PM
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nap,

 

I did contact them on their web site.  They did see this article and replyed.  See below.  It is my first contact.

szyhxc
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Re: Shocking indeed
szyhxc   6/13/2013 5:11:17 PM
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Some cooking fluids, including grease and oil had accumulated inside the module.  I believe that a fire could have resulted but I also think it would have been contained within.

 

There has been no recall that I am aware of.

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