BS EN 60335-2-15:2016 - Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids
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BS EN 60335-2-15:2016

Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : January 2016 Replaced By : BS EN 60335-2-15:2016+A11:2018
Conformity to regulation : Designated




This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following.

This European Standard deals with the safety of electrical appliances for heating liquids for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V.


Some appliances may be used for heating food.


Examples of appliances that are within the scope of this standard are

  • coffee-makers,

  • cooking pans,

  • egg boilers,

  • feeding-bottle heaters,

  • kettles and other appliances for boiling water, having a rated capacity not exceeding 10 l,

  • milk heaters,

  • pressure cookers having a rated cooking pressure not exceeding 140 kPa and a rated capacity not exceeding 10 l,

  • rice cookers,

  • slow cookers,

  • steam cookers,

  • soy milk makers,

  • tea makers,

  • wash boilers,

  • yoghurt makers.

Appliances intended to be used by laymen in shops and other premises for normal housekeeping purposes, are within the scope of this standard.


Examples of such appliances are

  • glue pots with a water jacket,

  • livestock feed boilers,

  • sterilizers.

If the appliance is intended to be used professionally to process food for commercial consumption, that appliance is not considered to be for household or similar use only.


Examples of appliance for household environment are appliances for typical housekeeping functions used in the household environment that may also be used by non expert users for typical housekeeping functions:

  • in shops and other similar working environments;

  • in farm houses;

  • by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments;

  • in bed and breakfast type environments.


Household environments include the dwelling and its associated buildings, the garden, etc.

As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all persons in household and similar environments.

However, in general, it does not take into account children playing with appliances and their use by very young children.

It does not take into account the use of the following appliances by children:

  • pressure cookers;

  • glue pots with a water jacket;

  • livestock feed boilers;

  • sterilizers;

  • soy milk makers;

  • wash boilers.

It does not take into account the use of the following appliances by young children without supervision:

  • cooking pans;

  • slow cookers;

  • steam cookers;

  • tea makers;

  • rice cookers;

  • coffee makers;

  • kettles;

  • egg boilers;

  • milk heaters.


Feeding bottle heaters and yoghurt makers may be used by young children.

It is recognized that very vulnerable people may have needs beyond the level addressed in this standard.


Attention is drawn to the fact that

  • for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary,

  • in many countries, additional requirements are specified by the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour, the national water supply authorities and similar authorities.


This standard does not apply to

  • frying pans and deep fat fryers ( EN 60335‑2‑13),

  • storage water heaters ( EN 60335‑2‑21),

  • instantaneous water heaters ( EN 60335‑2‑35),

  • surface-cleaning appliances employing liquids or steam ( EN 60335‑2‑54),

  • portable immersion heaters ( EN 60335‑2‑74),

  • commercial dispensing appliances and vending machines ( EN 60335‑2‑75),

  • appliances for medical purposes ( EN 60601),

  • appliances intended exclusively for industrial purposes,

  • appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas),

  • appliances for high-frequency heating,

  • pressure sterilizers,

  • humidifiers for household and similar use ( EN 60335‑2‑98).


Attention is drawn to the fact that in many countries requirements for pressure vessels are applied to pressure cookers.

Standard NumberBS EN 60335-2-15:2016
TitleHousehold and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids
StatusCurrent, Superseded
Publication Date31 January 2016
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60335-2-74, EN 60335-2-54, EN 60335-2-75, IEC 60335-2-35, EN 60335-2-21, IEC 60335-2-98, IEC 60335-2-75, IEC 60335-2-13, IEC 60335-2-21, EN 60335-2-35, IEC 60335-2-54, EN 60335-2-74, EN 60335-2-98, EN 60335-2-13
Replaced ByBS EN 60335-2-15:2016+A11:2018
ReplacesBS EN 60335-2-15:2002+A11:2012
Amended ByCorrigendum, March 2016
DescriptorsHousehold equipment, Cooking vessels, Heating equipment, Catering equipment, Coffee makers, Hot-water boilers, Sterilizers, Electrical household appliances, Electrical safety, Electrical testing, Pressure cookers, Boilers, Water heaters, Liquids, Kettles, Protected electrical equipment, Rated voltage, Heaters
Title in FrenchAppareils électrodomestiques et analogues. Sécurité. Exigences particulières pour les appareils de chauffage des liquides
Title in GermanSicherheit elektrischer Geräte für den Hausgebrauch und ähnliche Zwecke. Besondere Anforderungen für Geräte zur Flüssigkeitserhitzung
ISBN978 0 580 93404 9
File Size1.671 MB

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