Auto-Out Venthood Specs

Product Name: Auto-Out® Venthood

Model: AOV

Product Highlights

  • Quick, easy, and secure magnetic installation
  • 24-7 protection
  • 6 year product lifespan (one-time use only)
  • Affordable, helps keeps residents away from harm
  • Environmentally-friendly fire-suppressant powder


  • Residential cooktops with standard venthoods
  • Flame activated fire suppressant developed to protect homes from the dangers of cooktop fires
  • One set of two units for a standard four burner cooktop

Height Requirements

24-32 inches between cooktop and bottom of venthood

Dimensions & Weight: One Unit

  • Weight with powder: 12 ounces

  • Length (Diameter): 3.4"
  • Width (Diameter): 3.4"
  • Height with magnet: 3.5"

Installation Method

Securely anchors into venthood with a commercial strength magnet

Track Record

Proven technology

Intended Use

Small cooktop fires, including grease fires


  • Tested by Southwest Research Institute® (SWRI®), a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL)
  • Suppression agent subject to test standards for “Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers”
  • Product life six years from the date of manufacture

Activation Method

Actuated by the flames of the fire (Neither smoke, steam, nor heat will actuate the device)

Primary Suppression Agent  

Siliconized dry chemical powder (sodium bicarbonate base) subject to test standards for “Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers”

Dispersal Method

Non pressurized, gravity aided device


When Auto-Out activates, it dispenses a fire-suppressant powder onto the fire. If you are in the room when Auto-Out activates, do not try to move the pan or throw water on it. Keep back from the cooktop as there is the potential for grease splatter. If the fire has been put out, turn the burner to the OFF position but only if it is safe to do so. In the event of an emergency, call 911.

U.S. Patent No. 9339672