Coil Burners - Sensi-Temp Technology

Starting in 2018, UL regulation requires all coil top ranges to have temperature limiting capabilities to reduce the risk of cooktop oil and grease fires.  As a result, our electric coil burners now use Sensi-Temp Technology. 

Each burner with this technology has a silver medallion with a button (sensor) in the center of the coil.  This button must contact the bottom of the cookware for the Sensi-Temp Technology to sense the temperature properly.  When the sensor detects a pan temperature near the limit (450F), the burner will shut off automatically until a lower, safe pan temperature is reached.  At that point, heat will resume to the burner.  This will not affect everyday cooking, as automatic shut-off is temporary and only happens at very high temperatures.  

During the temporary automatic shut-off:

  • The burner will cycle ON (bright red) and OFF (dark) to maintain safe cooking temperatures.
  • When cycling OFF, the burner retains enough heat to continue cooking.  The burner will cycle back ON automatically.
  • This cycling will continue during the cooking time.

To avoid overcooking, remove pans from the burner when the food is cooked.  Avoid placing anything on the burner until it has cooled completely.



Ranges and Cooktops Manufactured before 2018

  • Sensi-Temp Technology coil elements/burners are compatible with most 2011 and newer 30" freestanding GE or Hotpoint brands. Sensi-temp burners on ranges manufactured on or after the regulatory change cannot be replaced with burners without Sensi-Temp Technology. Replacing Plug-In Surface Burner
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