RangeSafe has launched its RangeSafe kitchen range knobs. These aftermarket additions to stoves are designed to serve as an added safety measure in the home. Key to these knobs is the patented pinch, push, and turn design. By creating an intentional way to turn on the stove, the risk of accidentally turning on a burner is minimized. Traditional knobs used throughout the market today only require a user to push and twist. The addition of the pinch feature helps to ensure intentional stove use.
The Knobs are available in two configurations – one for pro-series residential kitchen ranges, and one for entry-level and mid-price-point residential ranges; the company says they are easily installable on most commercially available ranges.
The company cites statistics issued by the International Fire Chiefs Association that show a child or small pet inadvertently turning on a burner causes 11 percent of injuries that originate on the stovetop.
RangeSafe points out that, unlike other solutions on the market, such as plastic caps, these knobs are designed to blend seamlessly into kitchens. An added benefit, according to the company, is that children, normally drawn to colorful plastic caps, won't mistake these knobs for toys. Additionally, RangeSafe knobs are easy to install aftermarket in place of manufacturer-issued knobs. The two versions available are stainless steel brushed metal, for pro-series ranges (in a choice of more than 200 RAL finish options), and plastic, for entry-level and mid-price point ranges.