Posted in Preventing Kitchen Fires, Who Knew

Hello, Oven? It’s Phone. Now Let’s Get Cooking!

Is technology smarter than we are? Man’s cell phone turns on his oven. For the full story click here.
It has the Maytag authorites, the Fire Marshals and the experts at Consumer’s Report baffled.

Cellphones, which send signals at up to 3 watts, often create electromagnetic interference with baby monitors, computer speakers and car radios, so it’s reasonale to assume that a cell phone can cause your electronic igniter on your oven to “pick up the call.”

Be careful with keeping  electronic equipment too close to your cook top and oven. You may get a phone call and your oven may just pick up!



Laurie Burke, connected to the design and construction industry since 1996. A seasoned residential kitchen and bath design specialist , Laurie has designed thousands of kitchens & baths as well as other cabinetry projects requiring technical precision in design drafting utilizing state of the art 2020 software for creating accurate plans and elevations. Through on- going product knowledge training and a desire to always stay current with an evolving marketplace, Laurie Burke maintains a strong command of knowing the appropriate Fit & Finish materials required for a residential remodel to meet the budget, the timeline of a project and a client's need for a finished product that meets their satisfaction. Kitchen Designer by trade, foodie, techie, weekend traveler for fun. For more information contact me at

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