This is the eighth edition of CSA C22.2 No. 61, Household cooking ranges. It is one of a series of Standards issued by the Canadian Standards Association under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code. It supersedes previous editions published in 1989, 1985, 1980, 1973, 1959, 1953, and 1942.
This Standard applies to household cooking ranges having a rating not exceeding 250 V and 21 kW and designed to be used in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.
Throughout this Standard, the word appliance is used to refer to the whole group of equipment covered by this Standard. Where a requirement applies only to one type of equipment, e.g., an electric range, the words electric range are used.
This Standard applies to
(a) electric ranges;
(b) electric built-in range units;
(c) electric ranges in combination with gas, coal, wood, or oil-fired heaters; and (d) the cooking section of kitchen units, which consists of various combinations of electric range surface units, an oven, a sink, and a refrigerated cabinet.
Oil-fired heaters are subject to the requirements of CSA B140.3.
This Standard does not apply to rangettes, ovens, and portable hotplates that are covered by CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 64.
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