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Summit Appliance brings Safety First Cooktops

Nov 28, 2023

The Appliance Manufacturer Introduces New Radiant Elements with 30-Minute Auto-Shutoff

Bronx, NY, September 2023—With a 54-year history of innovating kitchen appliances, Summit Appliance (Booth W2330), a division of Felix Storch, Inc. (FSI), is bringing new technology to radiant cooktops for a safer cooking experience in hospitality settings.

Many hotel kitchens provide small electric cooktops for guests who enjoy light cooking. While this can be convenient for travelers, it also poses fire hazards that many facilities prefer to avoid entirely. When not in their own homes, hotel guests may use less caution in the kitchen. A jetlagged traveler can easily fall asleep unexpectedly, or a family with small children may have trouble navigating new appliances while managing the stress of travel. That’s where Summit’s new lineup of Safety First cooktops comes in.

These radiant cooktops are equipped with key safety features, including a built-in automatic shutoff system that disables the power after 30 minutes of inactivity to eliminate the danger of unsupervised cooking. Additionally, if the cooktop is turned on with no additional activity after one minute, it will turn off (helping to prevent accidental touches from powering the cooktop). Overflow protection powers off the cooktop if boiling liquid or a wet cloth touches the controls. Wiping the control area dry will allow you to reactivate the heating process. The cooktop displays a hot surface indicator after use until the elements have cooled down.

“When it comes to cooking, our hotel customers prioritize safety above all else,” notes Christopher Fitzpatrick, Hospitality Product Manager for Summit Appliance. “We’re excited to now offer a way for these spaces to still create the full kitchen, but without compromising on the risk factor.”

The Safety First cooktops are available for 115V connections (model number CRH2BT30115) or 230V connections (model number CRH2BT30230). Both are ADA compliant and come in smooth black ceramic glass with upfront digital touch controls. These comply with the latest UL-858 safety standards.

In addition to the Safety First series of glass cooktops, Summit also manufactures solid disk electric cooktops, an incredibly durable design used by many extended stay and efficiency living spaces. Additional hospitality product lines include silent minibars, all-in-one kitchenettes, and a new series of in-room safes available this fall. To learn more, contact Summit Appliance at 718-893-3900 ext. 218, or visit

About Felix Storch, Inc.
Felix Storch, Inc. (FSI), was founded in 1969 as a manufacturer and distributor of specialty major appliances. Through its Summit Appliance division, it now specializes in manufacturing residential refrigeration, cooking, and laundry products, with a strong focus in undercounter and ADA compliant appliances. Summit Commercial caters to the commercial foodservice market. For medical and hospital grade appliances, FSI serves the market through its Accucold division, with an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited calibration laboratory. FSI is an ISO 9001:2015 accredited company.