It Remembers When You Forget


Pioneering Technology Corporation is proud to introduce RangeMinder, state‐of‐the-art technology that has been designed and engineered in Canada and will help prevent unattended cooking fires throughout North America. Compatible with most major brands of gas, ceramic and electric coil stovetops, RangeMinder™ remembers you are cooking even when you forget.

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  • Compatible with most major brands
  • Works on on gas or electric stoves/ranges
  • Installs quickly
  • Easy to use
  • Protects loved ones
  • Helps save lives

It remembers when you forget.

*Price includes 4 replacement dials and RangeMinder base unit.


Available on backorder

The Cooking Problem

  • Cooking is the #1 cause of household fires and fire injuries
  • 156,300 reported cooking-related fires (and only one in 30 are reported)
  • 470 Deaths
  • 5,390 Injuries
  • $1 billion in direct property damage
  • 1 in 8 households will experience a cooking fire every year
  • Cooking fires as a percentage of household fires has increased from 20% in 1980 to 44% in 2011

As reported by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in 2011.

Appliance Fire


There are many factors affecting how quickly food heats such as weight, type of pan, contact surface, etc. In general, the higher you set the dial, the faster the cooking ingredients will heat and the faster they will reach the point of ignition which means that cooking on HI requires more attention. This is the basis for the design of RangeMinder™. RangeMinder™ wireless sensor technology detects how much the dial has been turned and it uses this to set the timer. This enables the device to alert you quickly when cooking on HI and to wait before signaling an alert when cooking on LO.

In addition, RangeMinder™ uses a patent-pending technology to track all the burners you are using and set the timer based on which burner will need attention first. This minimizes unnecessary interruptions while keeping you safe. What is a safe time? There are a lot of factors affecting time to ignition including the type of stove/range, quality of cooking utensils and more. Based on more than a decade of experience designing, building and testing products to help prevent cooking fires, we’ve determined that about five minutes is the maximum when cooking on HI and about 60 minutes is adequate when cooking on LO. While no system can guarantee that a fire will not start, our experience has been that this system can significantly reduce the chances of injury or property damage.

It’s a smart, easy to install and affordable way to protect your home and loved ones from the risk of cooking fires. Cooking should never be left unattended but if it is be sure you have RangeMinder™.

Want to learn more?

Watch these videos:

  • RangeMinder Installation

    RangeMinder Installation Video

  • What is RangeMinder?

    What is RangeMinder?

  • Firefighter's Friend

    The Firefighter's Friend