Revisions to IEC 60350, Standard for Household Electric Cooking Appliances

Electric stoveThe International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released a new edition of IEC 60350-1:2016. This standard pertains to “Household electric cooking appliances – Part 1: Ranges, ovens, steam ovens and grills – Methods for measuring performance.” The second edition and a redline version are now available on the IEC webstore.

Description from the IEC website:

IEC 60350-1:2016 specifies methods for measuring the performance of electric cooking ranges, ovens, steam ovens, and grills for household use. The ovens covered by this standard may be with or without microwave function. Manufacturers should define the primary cooking function of the appliance microwave function or thermal heat. The primary cooking function should be measured with an existing method according to energy consumption. If the primary cooking function is declared in the instruction manual as a microwave function, IEC 60705 is applied for energy consumption measurement. If the primary cooking function is declared as a thermal heat, then IEC 60350-1 is applied for energy consumption measurement. If the primary function is not declared by the manufacturer, the performance of the microwave function and thermal heat should be measured as far as it is possible. This standard defines the main performance characteristics of these appliances which are of interest to the user and specifies methods for measuring these characteristics. This standard does not specify a classification or ranking for performance. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2011. This edition constitutes a technical revision.

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