"This device automatically shuts off your stove if you walk away"
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This device automatically shuts off your stove if you walk away
Do you ever start cooking something on your stove top, walk away for a second, and forget what's going on in the kitchen?
A wi-fi enabled device, called the iGuard Intelligent wants to prevent fires that your forgetfulness may cause by automatically shutting off your stove when you walk away.
Here's how it works.
You plug the iGuardStove into the outlet that you would normally use for your range.
Then you plug your range into the iGuardStove and mount the devices control panel nearby.
The control panel includes a motion sensor.
If it senses that you're away from your stove for more than five minutes, The iGuardStove will put your cooktop or oven into a standby mode so your food stops cooking.
When you get back within range of your stove, the iGuardStove switches your cooktop and oven back on.
This specific model only works with electric ranges, but there's also a model for gas ranges too.
This product isn't just geared toward The easily distracted.
Its manufacturers say this product would also work well in homes of people with physical disabilities, or aging adults.
The iGuardStove delivers on its promise to stop cooking if you step away from your stove for too long.
It sounds an alarm that's loud enough to remind you to get back in the kitchen.
The email alerts come fast.
And it works for both the cooktop and the oven.
But there are drawbacks to the iGuardStove.
Specifically, the absence of a smart phone app for the product and it's $495 price.
But this is a really good product if you want to help keep someone safe in the kitchen.
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