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Why Stovetop Controls Are In The Back


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Electric Stove Top Features and Safety Concerns – There is one safety feature that I believe it helps with and that is keeping the knobs out of the reach of children who would normally be able to turn on the burners which could lead to a number of hazards.

One Electrical Safety Feature Leads to Another

Electrical Question: Why do US electric ranges almost always have their control knobs at the back where you have to reach over steaming hot pans to change the heat settings?

All I get told is it’s a wiring issue.
Surely not?

This electrical question came from: Lynda, a Homeowner from Butler PA
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Additional Comments: So far – giving me an education!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Lynda.

Electric Stove Top Features and Safety Concerns

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