If you've been cooking for a long time, you've probably left the burner on at one time or another. (I did it once while drying my cast iron skillets.) It's no laughing matter: a forgotten burner can lead to scorched pans, hands, even a stove fire. That's why we're curious about a new product we recently heard about that basically alerts you if you've left your burner on.
Here's the gist of it: BurnerAlert is a battery-operated thin plastic disc that attaches to your stove or range knob. When you turn the knob on, it starts to flash and beep at pre-programmed intervals, and it'll keep beeping until the burner is turned off. It works with both gas and electric stoves, and is programmed to beep at the 3 minute, 9 minute, 15 minute, 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute mark. After an hour the cycle repeats itself. Watch a video of how it works here. (You can actually use it as a cooking timer, too!)
The BurnerAlert is scheduled to hit the market this Spring, and you can sign up to get an email when it's ready for order.
Go to the Website → BurnerAlert
No word on how much it costs, but we'll update this post as soon as we know!
What do you think about this? Would you want one in your kitchen? Would the programmed beeping and flashing annoy you, or do you think it'd be helpful to have this kind of built-in safety feature?