Why Can't I Use the Auto-Out Ventood Canisters Under a Microwave?
The typical clearance of an over-the-range microwave or cabinetry to the stovetop is much lower than that of a venthood, as pictured below. Auto-Out Microwave was specifically designed to address this issue. The closer the fire suppressor is to the cooktop, the smaller the spread of the fire-suppressing powder when it is disbursed from the device. Because the clearance of an over-the-range microwave is shorter, we designed Auto-Out Microwave to position a fire suppressor directly over the specific burner at the time of the fire event
HOW DOES IT WORK FOR FIRES ON THE BACK BURNER?
Auto-Out® Microwave (M) is sold in a set of two - one for each side of the cooktop.
After Auto-Out® M is installed, the fire suppressor is positioned above the back burners.
When a fire occurs on the back burner, flames actuate the triggering mechanism, causing
Auto-Out M to discharge the fire-suppressant powder onto the fire.
HOW DOES IT WORK FOR FIRES ON THE FRONT BURNER?
If a fire occurs on the front burner, flames touch the front of the Auto-Out M where a fire-sensing activator is located.
This causes the Auto-Out M to automatically rotate, which puts the fire suppressor over the front burner.
The flame then triggers the fire suppressor (now positioned in front) to release the powder onto the front burner.
Also, the typical depth of the microwave is typically around 14” from the back wall, whereas the depth of a venthood is much greater. If you were to use the Auto-Out Venthood canisters under a typical microwave or cabinets, it is unlikely that the fire-suppressing powder would reach the front burners. Please contact us with any additional questions or email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cooktop with Standard Rangehood
Cooktop with Over-the-Range Microwave