Hob fires – which stove guard should you choose?

A vulnerable elderly couple cook together in a kitchen protected by Airis stove guard

There is an abundance of information out there on stove guards and it’s easy to get yourself in a twist, so you may be wondering exactly what a stove guard is and how it can help you. Is it a protective mat to stop spills? A set of knob covers to prevent children turning them? A surrounding barrier to prevent easy access to the hob rings? They are all known as stove guards in a loose sense, but they are not really what we are talking about here. Find out here about something far more intelligent and far less inconvenient.

12 ways Airis is a ‘next generation’ stove guard

Photo adapted from Brett Jordan from Pexels - 12 Wooden Blocks with "12 Ways" Engraved on Them

The Finns have been clued up on intelligent fire safety for years, but we’ve been a little slow off the blocks here in the UK. Fortunately, the technology started becoming more widely used since we at Unicook introduced it in 2014. We recognised there was a glaring deficiency in the capabilities of existing fire safety devices and we thought it was time to raise the bar and save lives with this modern, proactive technology. So, why is Airis a ‘next generation’ stove guard? Well, we have the answers right here in 12 simple points. So, let’s take a look.

What is BS EN 50615?

A photo showing Airis components and intricate circuitry in an exploded view

The European stove guard Standard BS EN 50615 has been in force since 2015, helping consumers identify effective cooking safety products, but in reality few conventional products actually meet the standards set out by the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation, let alone exceed it. Let’s look at the standard in detail and find out what it means for stove safety devices.

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