Residential Electric Cooking Products Key Product Criteria
The ENERGY STAR criteria for residential electric cooking products including standalone/portable cooktops and ranges was introduced on September 25, 2023. The new criteria are as follows:
Current Criteria Levels
Residential Electric Cooking Products – All
Integrated Annual Energy Consumption, IAEC, of less than or equal to 195 kWh/yr
Residential Electric Cooking Products – Ranges
Annual combined low-power mode energy consumption of the conventional electric oven component of a combined electric cooking product, ETLP,O, of less than or equal to 7 kWh/yr
ENERGY STAR Certified Residential Electric Cooking Products Eligibility
Products that meet the definition of a conventional electric cooking top are eligible for ENERGY STAR certification. The following product types are eligible for ENERGY STAR certification:
Electric cooking top component of conventional electric ranges (a combined electric cooking product)
Standalone conventional electric cooking tops (including portable conventional electric cooking tops)
Additional Reporting Requirements
Below is some of the product information listed for ENERGY STAR certified models and can be found on the Product Finder and the Qualified Products List.
Product Type: Designates whether the product is considered a cooktop or a range.
Installation Type: Designates whether the product is portable, built-in or slide-in, or freestanding.
Cooking Top Technology: Designates whether the cooktop technology is induction, radiant, coil, or something else.
Width x Height x Depth (inches): The product width, height, and depth (inches) excluding the handles, knobs, or any coils.
Number of Cooking Zones: Indicates the number of cooking zones available.
Control Type: Indicates the control interface type for turning on/off cooking top. May include digital, knobs, or touch control.
Voltage (V): Manufacturer reported value.
Amperage (Amps): Manufacturer reported value.
Specialty Zones: Indicates available specialty zones on the cooking top, such as, simmering zone, warming zone, melting zone, griddle zone, power heating zone, concentric cooking zones, bridge element, and others. Concentric cooking zones are heating zones that have two or three concentric circles that have the same center point, the circle used is to correspond to the cookware size. A bridge element is two or more cooking zones that can be merged and synced to create a larger cooking area or specialty zone acting in unison.
Smart Capabilities: Indicates if the cooking top has smart capabilities allowing it to connect to other devices or networks via different wireless protocols.
Additional Product Features: Indicates additional product features of the cooking top such as sensors, indicator lights, control locks, active cooling, and others.
Annual Energy Consumption (kWh/year): The rated/reported Annual Energy Consumption. This is the estimated annual energy use of the cooking top under typical conditions, including the active mode and the energy used by the cooking top while in low-power mode. It is based on an annual usage of 418 cooking events (averaging 31 minutes each) per year, or around 8 per week, as referenced by the U.S. Department of Energy test procedure, Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Section 430, Subpart B, Appendix I1. Actual energy consumption will vary depending on your usage patterns, including how often you use the cooking top.
Low-Power Mode Energy Consumption for Oven Component (kWh/year): The annual combined low-power mode energy consumption of the conventional electric oven component of a combined electric cooking product, ETLP,O (kWh/year) based on measured test data.
Low-Power Mode Energy Consumption for Cooking Top (kWh/year): The annual combined low-power mode energy consumption for the cooking top ETLP (kWh/year) based on measured test data.
Average Cooking Zone Time (minutes): Average heat up time to 90oC of all cooking zones.
Cooking Zone #1-6 Maximum Size (Inches): The maximum size of the first through sixth cooking zones.
Cooking Zone #1-6 Wattage (W): The wattage of the first through sixth cooking zones.
Date Available On: The date that the model is available for purchase.
Market Date Certified: The date on which the product was confirmed to meet the ENERGY STAR specification.