Kitchen and Cookware Appliances
Most cookware or kitchen appliances in homes and commercial establishments these days are noticeably made in China. These kitchen appliances should undergo various stages of inspection and quality control tests; namely: pre-production inspection, During-production Inspection, and pre-shipment inspection, to ensure that they are safe and would perform as intended.
AQI Service is the leading kitchenware and cookware inspection and quality control services provider in China and has helped a wide range of appliance brands, importers and retailers to perform high-level inspections and on-site testing, to secure the shipment and ensure their products are first-rate.
Different kinds of Kitchenware
- Airline porcelain tableware/dinnerware
- Beer Cup
- Bone China Mugs
- Ceramic Plates
- Coffee Cup
- Enamel Casserole
- Fry pan
- High-end Colored porcelain tableware
- Hexagon Mini Glass Jar
- Glass Spice Bottles
- Ice Cream cup
- Porcelain Mugs
- Plate sets
- Round glass Jam Jars
- Stainless steel egg whisk
- Stainless steel measuring cups
- Stainless steel measuring spoons
- Soup Tureens
- Stoneware Mugs
- Stoneware Dinnerware
- Coffee makers
Some common factors from Houseware/Kitchenware/Cookware/Kitchen Appliance Quality control/Inspection Service:
- Metal release
- Water absorption
- Crazing resistance
- Impact test
- Thermal shock endurance
- Metal marking
- Microwave safe
- Tabletop testing
- Resistance to freezing and freezing to oven
- Resistance to freezer to microwave
- Thermally toughened glass panels
- Annealing on glass
- Chemical Analysis: Phosphorous, Calcium contents
- Cutlery and table hollow ware
Some of the international standards which we employ in developing our inspection protocols include:
This International Electrotechnical Commission standard covers the general safety requirements for home kitchen appliances. Some of the appliances covered by IEC 60335-2-4 are potato peelers, noodle maker, mincers, blenders, food mixers, and can openers.
The safety requirements for commercial kitchen appliances such as mixers, blenders, beaters, graters, and peelers are covered by this IEC standard. Further, IEC 60335-2-64 deals with the internationally accepted protection level against dangers including mechanical, fire, electrical, and radiation.
This Underwriters Laboratories Inc. standard provides the general safety requirements for commercial cooking appliances. Some of the kitchen appliances covered by UL 197 are conductive cookers, ranges, steam cookers, griddles, fryers, and coffee makers.
This ANSI-recognized NSF International standard provides the food protection and sanitation requirements for food preparation and related kitchen appliances. Guidelines in the design, production, performance, and materials of these appliances are specified in NSF / ANSI 2.
IEC 60335-2-25 and IEC 60705
The microwave oven is a widely used kitchen appliance today. IEC 60335-2-25 provides the safety requirements for household microwave ovens. This standard is intended to provide users the minimum accepted level of protection against electrical, mechanical, heat, and other foreseeable hazards when using microwaves. IEC 60705 provides the test procedures for measuring the performance of household microwave ovens. IEC 60705 includes the acceptable level of performance and test methods in cooking egg custard, sponge cake, meatloaf, and chicken.
ANSI/AHAM HRF-1, IEC 60335-2-24 and IEC 60335-2-34
These standards deal with refrigerators and related kitchen appliances. ANSI/AHAM HRF-1 provides the test procedures for determining energy consumption, performance, and capacity of refrigerators and freezers intended for household use. IEC 60335-2-24 provides the specific safety requirements for refrigerators and related kitchen appliances. IEC 60335-2-34 specifies the safety requirements for motor-compressors used in refrigerators and freezers.
IEC 60661 and UL 1082
These standards deal with coffee makers. IEC 60661 specifies the test procedures for evaluating the performance of household coffee makers. Congruently, the safety requirements for household coffee makers are covered by UL 1082.
ASTM F1371-04, ASTM F919-10
These ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards deal with pre-cooking kitchen appliances. ASTM F1371-04 covers the requirements for kitchen appliances intended for peeling vegetables. Machines intended for slicing food are covered by ASTM F919-10.
UL 921, ANSI/ASSE 1008
These standards deal with appliances for cleaning and for disposal of kitchen waste. UL 921 provides the safety requirements for commercial dishwashers. ANSI/ASSE 1008 deals with the performance requirements and test methods for food waste disposers installed in kitchen sink outlets.
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