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Feb 13, 2010 09:26 AM

Blue Star - Childproofing

We just go a Blue Star range. Think it's the bottom model. Any good ideas for childproofing. The salesman said most people just pull off the knobs that are on the front. I was looking at Amazon and saw there are knob covers for some stoves but I don't think they will work with these partially recessed knobs. Not sure what to do about the oven door either.

Husband picked this model. I probably would have gone for lower end model for some more safety features.

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  1. Don't know about childproofing but Blue Star makes a good product. You'll get through it. Hubby did okay

    1. It's simple- teach your kid(s) to stay away from it. Our Chowpup used to be thrilled to turn on the light and convection fan switches on ours. But we made it clear that the knobs were off limits and warned her when it was hot.

      Remember, there are whole generations of us that made it to adulthood despite not having childproofed stoves. Or childproofing "consultants," for that matter, but that's another story.

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      1. re: ted

        Think one of my problems is that I have a tall 16 mo. Didn't have this problem w/ my older kid since she was a lot shorter. Once she was tall enough to get to the dangerous stuff she understood not to touch. He's not mentally there yet and very tall.

        1. re: Allfrog68

          Be very careful with your little ones around a pro-style range. The fronts get VERY HOT when the oven is in use, hot enough to severely burn little fingers, especially at the kickplate and slideout tray under the cooktop. This is true with my Wolf AG at home and DCS at our vacation place. My sister's Bluestar gets even hotter. Children should never be anywhere near any oven or stovetop when in use and these stoves really get hot. Perhaps a gate to fence off the kitchen when the range is in use?

          1. re: koigirl

            Thanks! That adds some new things that I may not have even considered. I was kind of thinking of a gate setup. We have gates all over the place due to dogs, spiral staircase, etc. What's one more :-).

      2. We used these on our gas stove but I don't know if they are compatible with your model.