ASTM International - ASTM F1521-96(2001)
Standard Test Methods for Performance of Range Tops
|Publication Date:||1 January 2001|
|ICS Code (Cooking ranges, working tables, ovens and similar appliances):||97.040.20|
1.1 These test methods covers the energy consumption and cooking performance of range tops. The food service operator can use this evaluation to select a range top and understand its energy consumption.
1.2 this test method is applicable to gas and electric range tops including both discreet burners and elements and hot tops.
1.3 The range top can be evaluated with respect to the following (where applicable):
1.3.1 Energy input rate (see 10.2), and
1.3.2 Pilot energy consumption (see 10.3).
1.3.3 Heat-up temperature response and temperature uniformity at minimum and maximum control settings (see 10.4), and
1.3.4 Cooking energy efficiency and production capacity (see 10.5).
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI units given in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.