UL Revises Standard 1026 for Electric Household Cooking and Food Serving Appliances

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UL has released a new edition of ANSI/UL 1026, the standard for electric household cooking and food serving appliances. This revision is being issued to “revise and add slow cooker supply cord requirements; add separate action for stay on function for toaster ovens; new and revised requirements for redundant control based on food load ignition test and additional safeguards for toasters.” The sixth edition can now be purchased on UL’s website


“1.1 These requirements cover electric household cooking and food serving appliances, rated at 250 V or less, other than those mentioned in 1.2, for use in ordinary locations, including appliances intended for casual and permanent outdoor use, in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.

1.2 These requirements do not cover household electric ranges, electrode type appliances, skillets and frying type appliances, fondues, woks, tempuras, corn poppers, coffee makers and brewing type appliances, commercial cooking appliances, microwave cooking appliances, or appliances that are covered in individual requirements that are separate from this Standard.

1.3 For the purposes of this Standard, a requirement that applies to one type of equipment is identified by a specific reference to the type of equipment involved (for example, toaster, rotisserie, or other specific appliance). In the absence of such specific reference or if the term “appliance” is employed, it is to be understood that the requirement applies to all types of equipment covered by the Standard.

1.4 These requirements do not cover slow cookers intended for outdoor use.”

*Description from UL’s website.

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