Consumer Conventional Cooking Products

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“Cooking products” are consumer products that are used as the major household cooking appliances. They are designed to cook or heat different types of food by one or more of the following sources of heat: gas, electricity, or microwave energy. Each product may consist of a horizontal cooking top containing one or more surface units and/or one or more heating compartments. Residential conventional cooking products include conventional cooking tops and conventional ovens. 10 CFR 430.2

“Conventional cooking top” means a class of cooking products which is a household cooking appliance consisting of a horizontal surface containing one or more surface units which utilize a gas flame, electric resistance heating, or electric inductive heating. “Conventional oven” means a class of cooking products which is a household cooking appliance consisting of one or more compartments intended for the cooking or heating of food by means of either a gas flame or electric resistance heating. It does not include portable or countertop ovens which use electric resistance heating for the cooking or heating of food and are designed for an electrical supply of approximately 120 volts. 10 CFR 430.2

Manufacturers have been required to comply with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) energy conservation standards for residential conventional cooking products since 1990.

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Recent and Ongoing Activities

DOE has issued a pre-publication Federal Register supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) pertaining to energy conservation standards for consumer conventional cooking products. The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), prescribes standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including consumer conventional cooking products. EPCA also requires DOE to periodically determine whether more-stringent standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would result in significant energy savings. In this SNOPR, DOE proposes new and amended standards for consumer conventional cooking products, and also announces a public meeting to receive comment on these proposed standards and associated analyses and results.

  • DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this SNOPR until 60 days after date of publication in the Federal Register. DOE will send a follow-up e-mail once the notice publishes to announce the closing date of the comment period.  
  • Interested persons may submit comments identified by docket number EERE–2014–BT–STD-0005, by email (, Federal eRulemaking portal (
  • DOE will hold a webinar on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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DOE has published a Federal Register notice final rule; technical correction pertaining to test procedures for Cooking Products. DOE is establishing a test procedure for a category of cooking products, i.e., conventional cooking tops, under a new appendix. The new test procedure adopts the latest version of the relevant industry standard for electric cooking tops with modifications. The modifications adapt the test method to gas cooking tops, normalize the energy use of each test cycle, include measurement of standby mode and off mode energy use, update certain test conditions, and clarify certain provisions. This final rule retitles the existing cooking products test procedure to specify that it is for microwave ovens only. This final rule also corrects the CFR following an incorrect amendatory instruction in a June 2022 final rule.

  • The effective date of this rule is September 21, 2022.
  • The final rule changes will be mandatory for representations of energy use or energy efficiency of a conventional cooking top on or after February 20, 2023.
  • The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register on September 21, 2022.

Petition for Rulemaking

Notification of petition for rulemaking; reopening of the public comment period

  • Federal Register, 83FR30370 (June 28, 2018)

Notification of Petition for Rulemaking; request for comment

The docket EERE-2018-BT-TP-0004 contains all notices, public comments, and supporting documents pertaining to this petition.

For the latest information on the planned timing of future DOE regulatory milestones, see the current Office of Management and Budget Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. All planned dates are preliminary and subject to change.


Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Notification of Proposed Determination

Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The conventional cooking product energy conservation standard rulemaking docket EERE-2014-BT-STD-0005 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents pertaining to this rulemaking.

Public Meeting Information:

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Test Procedure

Final Rule; Technical Correction

  • Federal Register, 87FR51492 (August 22, 2022) 

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Comment Extension

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Data Availablity

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 

  • Federal Register, 87FR2559 ( January 18, 2022)
  • Federal Register, 86FR71406 (December 16, 2021)
  • Federal Register, 86FR60974 (November 4, 2021)

Final Rule

  • Federal Register, 85FR50757 (August 18, 2020)

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

  • Federal Register, 84FR39211 (August 9, 2019)

Correction Notice 

  • Federal Register, 84FR5346 (February 21, 2019)

Final Rule

Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The conventional cooking product test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2012-BT-TP-0013 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents pertaining to this rulemaking.

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Current Standard

Residential conventional cooking products manufactured and distributed in commerce, as defined by 42 U.S.C. 6291(16), must meet the energy conservation standards specified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 10 CFR 430.32(j)(1) and (2).

Current Test Procedure

Test procedure methods for conventional cooking products are available at 10 CFR 430, Subpart B, Appendix I.

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DOE has established regulations on certification, compliance, and enforcement in the CFR at 10 CFR Part 429.  These regulations cover statistical sampling plans, certified ratings, certification reports, record retention, and enforcement.  More information on these regulations is available here.


For information on current test procedure waivers, see DOE’s Waivers webpage.

For information about obtaining test procedure waivers, see 10 CFR 430.27.


DOE's Office of Hearings and Appeals has not authorized exception relief for residential conventional cooking products.

For information about obtaining exception relief, see 10 CFR part 1003.

Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions

For information on further guidance and answers to Frequently Asked Questions on all covered products, see DOE’s Further Guidance database.

State Exemptions to Federal Pre-emption

DOE has not exempted any state from this energy conservation standard. States may petition DOE to exempt a state regulation from preemption by the Federal energy conservation standard. States may also petition DOE to withdraw such exemptions. For details, see 10 CFR part 430, subpart D.

Small Business Exemptions

Any manufacturer of a covered product with annual gross revenues that do not exceed $8,000,000 from all its operations and meets certain other conditions may apply for an exemption to the energy conservation standard. For details, see 10 CFR part 430, subpart E.


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