Is Gas Stove Locking System Effective?

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 Written by Timothy Spencer |  Fact Checked by Brian Dean |  Edited by Josh Reynolds

Last Updated: September 3, 2022

Gas stoves! You cook with them all the time. Even love cooking on them different kind of foods. 

But one thing that you do not pay heed to, is the safety of these cooktops. Don’t worry! Famous brands like GE appliances have now introduced a gas stove locking system. But what exactly it is? How can it benefit you?

So, the gas stove locking systems are basically built-in functions as the extra control knob in modern gas cooktops, especially in GE appliances. 

Cooktops with these functions have a separate Control Knob via which you can easily lock the burners on your gas stove cooktop.

You can simply turn the safety knob on and the feature gets activated and push it backward for turning it off.

These are very good for those whose cooktops control knobs are on the waist level or below.

Here have a look at this video to get a better view!

 

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How can I get benefit from gas stove locks?

The locking system on a gas stove have a lot of advantages which can be helpful for you, which I will describe here. 

But first, a little tip for you that you should buy them at the very first instance as these safety knobs are not very expensive and have no side effects 

For Children’s Safety:

To answer this here is the report of Stanford’s Children Health where it has categorically been stated that according to research:

“The majority of fires that kill or injure children are residential fires.”

If you are a parent then you know that the safety of children is a very difficult task and requires a parent’s attention 24/7. However, it is not possible for parents to keep an on their children every time. They can surely get help from this locking system.

As a parent, you always want to make sure your children are
safe. One way you can do this is by using a gas stove locking system. This will
help to prevent your child from turning on the stove and getting hurt.

There are many different types of gas stove locking systems
available. You can choose one that fits your needs and budget. Some of these
systems are designed to be used with specific types of stoves, so be sure to
read the description carefully before purchasing one.

Installing a gas stove locking system is usually a simple
process. Most systems come with instructions on how to install them. If you
have any questions, you can always contact the manufacturer for assistance. 

Once you have installed the system, be sure to test it out to make sure it is working properly. You don’t want to wait until there is an  emergency to find out that the system isn’t working correctly.

So you can save your children from any mishap with the help of this stove knobs.

For Adults / Alzheimer / Dementia Patients Safety:

But wait it does not only ends here. Do your parents live with you and suffering from dementia.

If so, then it is a great choice for you too. People living with dementia patients or Alzheimer’s can also get benefit from this.

Again, for substantiating my narrative, here is the research on WebMD:

“People with Alzheimer’s disease can sometimes burn themselves because they don’t realize they’re in danger.”

If you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s important to take a comprehensive approach to safety. This means using a variety of safety measures, including gas stove locks, to create a safe environment.

So, to become stress-free, if you have patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia, this is the choice for you.

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The Fire Caused by pets:

Pets are curious creatures. They like to explore their
surroundings and sometimes get into things they shouldn’t. 

If you have a gas
stove, it’s important to keep your pet away from it. A gas stove locking system
can help prevent your pet from turning on the stove and starting a fire.

If you have a pet, make sure to keep an eye on them when
they’re near the stove. If you can’t be there to watch them, consider getting a
gas stove locking system. This will help keep your pet safe and prevent them
from causing a fire.

But not only this, your pet could also get hurt from your gas stove too.

There are also incidents with pets, though the rates of these incidents are rare it should be kept in mind that the incidents like this could happen.

The gas stove locking system can also be lucrative here.

Carbon Monoxide Dangers:

When it comes to gas stoves, it is important to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. This can be a serious problem if there is a leak in the stove or if it is not properly ventilated.

A gas stove locking system can help to prevent this by preventing the gas from escaping. However, it is still important to be aware of the risks and to take precautions to ensure that your home is safe.

Well, in some cases you also yourself can become a person who can cause a problem. Supposedly you are working in your kitchen and by any chance, you have inadvertently clicked the knob on your gas cooktop which you don’t know is now on.

So what will happen afterward is that the Carbon Monoxide will spread all over your kitchen and then your home.

As stated time and again, carbon monoxide is also known as a silent killer which can kill instantly without giving any good indications.

How can the locking system help here? Well as you can see in the video above, whenever you turn the safety knob on the red light beside it will also turn on.

So, it’ll help you remember whether you have turned the safety knob on or not.  

Wrapping Up:

If you think the gas stove locking knobs are nothing but a mere unnecessary add-on. Then, I think it is time for you to reconsider this conclusion.

These safety knobs can save you from the plethora of unwanted adversities then you have not even imagined.

What’s better than that is you can replace your normal gas stove knobs with safety knobs.

All you have to do is to call the support of your gas cooktop’s manufacturer and tell them you want safety knobs along with your cooktops model type and number and they will replace them.

 

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