1. Do all the heating elements on the stove or range produce heat and properly regulate the heat?
    1. This includes all range burners, broilers, and bake elements on a range/stove.
    2. To determine if range elements are properly regulating heat, look for conditions such as whether or not the burners are fully lit around the entire ring of the burner and if the entire oven element is lit.
    3. For gas ranges, ensure that flames are equally aligned around the burner.
    4. To completely test heat regulation, the oven should be thoroughly heated to 350 degrees and determine if the heat is maintained after several minutes with a temperature testing device.
  2. Are all components of the range or stove in place and working condition?
    1. This includes baking or burner elements, grates, racks, knobs, the ignition system, a convection fan, door hinges, door seals, handles, lights, the light fixture(s) in the oven, the drip pan, and glass surfaces.
  3. Is the primary cooking device missing?
    1. Dwelling units must have a primary cooking device unless the unit is an SRO (single residential unit) with a shared kitchen. The primary cooking device can be considered a microwave if it is the only device in the kitchen.
    2.  Look for evidence of the prior installation of an appliance, such as a vacant 220-volt outlet, gas line, or open section between base cabinets.
Def# Deficiency Severity Repair Due HCV Rating
1 The oven is not producing heat Severe 24 Hours** Fail
1 No burner on the cooking range or cooktop produces heat. Severe 24 Hours** Fail
1 A Common Area Oven/Range/Burner is Inoperable Low 60 Days Pass
2 Cooking range, cooktop, or oven component missing (Unsafe for use) Moderate 30 Days Fail
3 Primary cooking appliance is missing Moderate 30 Days Fail
4 A Microwave is damaged or Inoperable (Primary Cooking Device Only) Severe 24 Hours** Fail
5 A Stove Burner is Inoperable (one operable burner exists) Moderate 30 Days Fail

**HCV/PBV Correction Timeframe for this standard is 30 Days

Cooking Appliance Standard V3.0, Updated 6/16/23
Cooking Appliance Standard V3.0, Updated 8/11/23

Revision: 12
Last modified: 15 August 2023


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