Increasing Fire Safety in Cooking

A computer monitors fire safety control data.

Ignition of unattended cooking materials on gas, electric coil, and glass ceramic cooktops is a significant source of injury, death, and property destruction each year in the U.S.

We developed and tested a cooktop temperature control system to detect and prevent unsafe pan temperature conditions without compromising cooking performance or extending cooking times.

We designed and fabricated a cooking fire test facility and protocols to thoroughly characerize the factors that lead to cooking fires in order to support the basis of a repeatable, safe, cooking fire test method.