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Did A Ringing Phone Cause This Gas Stove Explosion?

Did A Ringing Phone Cause This Gas Stove Explosion?

People are sharing a video that shows a gas stove explosion that allegedly happened when a phone rang.

Find out if it’s true that a ringing phone caused that gas stove explosion, and if that’s even possible!

 

Did A Ringing Phone Cause This Gas Stove Explosion?

This is the video that many sites and people have been sharing, together with warnings to stop using a phone in the kitchen.

The video may be shocking, but don’t worry – both ladies appear to escape the explosion unscathed.

In the video, the lady on the left appeared to turn on the stove a split second before the explosion happened.

A close examination of the video will reveal that the explosion started under the stove, blowing out the oven door and sending the stove grates flying up.

The fire then spread to the tank and caused what appears to be a secondary explosion from the gas tank, which sends the stove flying forwards.

So in all likelihood, this explosion was caused by a leaking gas tank.

The short and sweet summary is that – no, a ringing phone did NOT cause that gas stove explosion.

 

Why A Ringing Phone Will NOT Cause A Gas Stove Explosion

For those who want to know more, here are the reasons why a ringing phone did not, and will not, cause that gas stove explosion.

Reason #1 : It Won’t Happen Without A Gas Leak / Defective Gas Tank

A gas explosion cannot happen without a gas leak, or a defective gas tank.

If there is a gas leak, the gas explosion will happen as soon as someone turned on the stove.

If the gas tank was defective, it would spontaneously rupture and probably explode.

So whether there is a phone in the kitchen is immaterial.

Reason #2 : Ringing Phones Don’t Create Sparks

The electrodynamic speakers in your phone vibrate to produce sound waves. They do not generate sparks.

Think about it – how popular would mobile phones be if their speakers emitted sparks into our ears?

Without a source of sparks or an open flame, a gas leak wouldn’t catch fire and explode.

The US FCC, US NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and the Petroleum Equipment Institute have all confirmed that mobile phones do not pose a fire hazard.

Reason #3 : Static Is The Real Hidden Danger

Fire incidences blamed on mobile phones can often, if not always, be traced back to static electricity.

Our bodies can get “charged” with static electricity, if we wear rubber-soled shoes or slippers. Or when we walk on a rug.

Sparks are created when an electrostatic discharge occurs – this is what causes the petrol station fires that people blame on mobile phones.

 

Note : Don’t Get Distracted In The Kitchen!

While your phone will not spark fires, you should still avoid using your phone whenever you’re at the petrol station or in your kitchen.

Using your phone at the petrol station or kitchen is dangerous because it can distract you from dangers in an environment with flammable liquids.

It’s really the same reason why you are not allowed to use a phone while driving. Your phone may not cause your car to explode, but you could get distracted and cause an accident!

 

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2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub Preview!

Join us for a video tour of the 2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub, and find out what this new smart refrigerator offers!

 

2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub

The 2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub (RS62T5F01B4/ME) is the baby of the family, offering 628 litres of refrigerator and freezer space with a 21.5-inch Family Hub display.

Designed to be the centre of your home, it helps you manage both kitchen and family, with smart home and entertainment features.

View Inside

The 2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub refrigerator comes with a single View Inside camera, covering the second and third shelves of the right refrigerator section.

You can view inside directly using the Family Hub display, or remotely on your smartphone using the SmartThings app – letting you check your fridge while shopping.

Family Board

The Family Hub is designed to be centrepiece of your home, in more ways than one.

With Family Board, you can write notes for the family, or let the kids draw pictures. You can also put up the latest family photos and video clips.

Its built-in calendar helps you manage your family schedules, so you won’t miss an event. You can update them directly on the fridge or your smartphone, and synchronise them with Google and Microsoft 365.

Home Entertainment with SmartView

The built-in Family Hub display lets you watch TV programs or online content directly on the fridge. You can check popular video streaming content, or even social media apps.

You can use the SmartView app to mirror what’s being displayed on your Samsung TV. It also lets you view and control your smartphone apps.

And of course, you can enjoy music while you are cooking or eating using Spotify, or global radio stations, news and podcasts using TuneIn.

Smart Home Management

The 2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub refrigerator is part of the Samsung SmartThings ecosystem, and also supports Ring.

It can serve as your smart home management hub, letting you control your smart appliances and IoT devices directly on the fridge.

You can turn them on or off, adjust settings, coordinate activities and monitor their power usage and conditions.

 

2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub : Specifications

Specifications 2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub
Model RS62T5F04B4 / ME
Gross Capacity Total : 661 L
Refrigerator : 401 L
Freezer : 260 L
Net Capacity Total : 628 L
Refrigerator : 399 L
Freezer : 229 L
Cooling Technology Mono Cooling
Compressor Digital Inverter
Refrigerant R600a (87 g)
Energy Consumption NA
Noise Level 40 dBA
Door Material Steel
Family Hub Window : 27.5-inch Glass
Display : 21.5-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Touch Type : Capacitive
Processor : Hawk-M (Quad-Core, 1.7 GHz)
GPU : ARM Mali-450
RAM : 2.5 GB LPDDR4
Storage : 8 GB eMMC
Connectivity : Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Operating System : Tizen 4.0
Camera : 2 MP camera
Audio : 25W speaker, 2 microphones

USB Port : 1 Type A
Dimensions 912 mm wide
1780 mm tall
716 mm deep
Weight 108 kg net
115 kg gross

 

2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub : Price + Availability

The 2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub refrigerator is available with immediate effect, with these recommended retail prices :

  • Malaysia : RM8,999
  • Singapore : S$3,799

Here are online purchase options, with prices accurate as of 12 August 2020 :

The 2020 Samsung Side-by-Side Family Hub refrigerator is backed by a 2-year warranty, with a 10-year warranty for the compressor.

 

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Samsung Jet 70 Easy : Cordless Jet Cyclone Vacuum Cleaner!

Samsung just launched their latest cordless vacuum cleaner – the Jet 70 Easy, which boasts a Jet Cyclone system and a 5-layer HEPA filtration system!

Find out what else the Samsung Jet 70 Easy has to offer, and how much it costs!

 

Samsung Jet 70 Easy : Cordless Jet Cyclone Vacuum Cleaner

The new Samsung Jet 70 Easy cordless vacuum cleaner boasts two key features – a Jet Cyclone system and a 5-layer HEPA filtration system.

Digital Inverter Motor

The Samsung Jet 70 Easy has a 410 watt Digital Inverter Motor that is paired with highly efficient impeller and ultrasonic-welded airfoil blades to generate up to 150 watts of suction.

Jet Cyclone System

It boasts the Jet Cyclone system which creates 9 cyclones with 27 air inlets to minimise loss of suction, while trapping fine dust.

Soft Action Brush

The Soft Action Brush is designed to pick up fine dust on hard floors, with a 180-degree swivel head to easily clean corners.

It is woven with anti-static silver threads to prevent dust from sticking, and is easily detached with one click for easy removal of tangles.

5-Layer HEPA Filtration System

The Samsung Jet 70 Easy extracts dust through a 5-layer HEPA filtration system :

  • Step 1 : a main cyclone diverts large dust particles
  • Step 2 : a metal mesh grille filter removes medium-sized particles.
  • Step 3 : the Jet cyclone removes fine dust particles.
  • Step 4 : a washable micro filter traps additional fine dust.
  • Step 5 : an ultra-fine dust filter prevents 99.999% of dust (0.3 ~ 10 µm in size)

Long Cleaning Time

The Samsung Jet 70 Easy comes with a 1,800 mAh battery that gives you up to 40 minutes of cleaning time. According to Samsung, the battery will retain 70% of its capacity after 500 cycles.

Easy Maintenance

Both the 0.8L dustbin and the multi-cyclone system is fully washable. And you can automatically empty the dustbin using the new Samsung Clean Station!

 

Samsung Jet 70 Easy : Specifications

Specifications Samsung Jet 70 Easy
Model VS15T7033R1
Type Multi Cyclone Vacuum Cleaner
Dust Capacity 0.8 litres (800 ml)
Motor Digital Inverter Motor
Maximum Power 410 watts
Suction Power 150 watts
Noise Level 86 dBA
Filter Pre-Motor : Yes
Exhaust : HEPA filter
Brush 250 mm soft action
Battery Li-Ion (1,800 mAh, 21.6 V)
Battery Life 40 minutes (maximum)
Charging Time 210 minutes
Dimensions 250 mm wide
1124 mm tall
215 mm deep
Weight 2.57 kg

 

Samsung Jet 70 Easy : Price + Availability

The Samsung Jet 70 Easy (VS15T7033R1) has a recommended retail price of RM 1,699 / ~US$389 / ~£315 / ~A$612 / ~S$555. Here are some online purchase options :

 

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Samsung Clean Station : Auto Dust Disposal with Air Pulse!

Samsung just launched the Clean Station which is designed to automatically empty the dustbins of their Jet cordless vacuum cleaners!

Find out what else the Samsung Clean Station has to offer, and how much it costs!

 

Samsung Clean Station : Auto Dust Disposal with Air Pulse!

The new Samsung Clean Station is the industry’s first disposal solution that automatically empties the dustbins of their Jet cordless vacuum cleaners, like the newly-launched Samsung Jet 70 Easy!

Automatic Dustbin Emptying

Simply detach and place the dustbin on top of the Clean Station, and it will automatically empty the dust. You don’t even have to separate the pipe or the cyclone!

Air Pulse Technology

The Air Pulse Technology repeatedly opens and closes the inlet of the suction motor, to create pulsating air currents that shake dust off the dustbin.

Prevents Dust From Spewing Out

The Samsung Jet dustbin has an airtight design, and will only open when it is inserted into the Clean Station. This prevents ultra fine dust from being dispersing back out.

5-Layer HEPA Filtration System

The Samsung Clean Station keeps air clean with its 5-layer HEPA filtration system.

  • Step 1 : a dust bag traps large dust particles
  • Step 2 : a Pre-Motor Filter traps small dust particles
  • Step 3 : an activated carbon filter deodorises the air
  • Step 4 : a noise absorption filter cuts down noise from the motor
  • Step 5 : an ultra-fine dust filter prevents 99.999% of dust (0.3 ~ 10 µm in size)

 

Samsung Clean Station : Specifications

Specifications Samsung Clean Station
Model VCA-SAE90B
Compatibility Samsung Jet Series
– VS90 / VS90E
– VS75 / VS70
Dustbin Support Up to 0.6 L
Dust Bag 3 EA
Dust Bag Capacity 2.0 L
Power Consumption 1600 watts
Dimensions 185 mm wide
180 mm deep
600 mm tall
Weight 5.5 kg

 

Samsung Clean Station : Price + Availability

The Samsung Clean Station (VCA-SAE90B) has a recommended retail price of RM 699 / ~US$160 / ~£130 / ~A$252 / ~S$228. Here are some online purchase options :

 

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The New Bosch Tronic Instant Water Heaters Revealed!

Bosch Thermotechnology today unveiled the new Bosch Tronic series of instant water heaters!

Here is everything you need to know about these new power showers from Bosch!

 

Bosch Tronic Instant Water Heaters

Malaysia is the first country in Southeast Asia, where Bosch is introducing their new Bosch Tronic series of instant water heaters.

They consist of three models, with different features at different price points – the basic Bosch Tronic 3000 S, the advanced Bosch Tronic 6000 S, and the premium Bosch Tronic 8000 S.

 

Bosch Tronic 3000 S Instant Water Heater

The Bosch Tronic 3000 S has a 3.8 kW heating capacity, and turns on or off using a touch button. When it turns on, it automatically performs a self-check and lets you know that it is safe to use.

Setting the heating power is easy using a simple rotary knob, with an LED ring display as a guide. And the shower head comes with a 3-step adjustable spray pattern.

The entire unit is IP25 splash-proof, and is protected by a built-in Residual Current Circuit Breaker (RCCB).

 

Bosch Tronic 6000 S Instant Water Heater

The Bosch Tronic 6000 S uses a knob control as well, but with an LED display to show you the set water temperature in Celsius.

It ups the ante with a built-in DC inverter pump that is barely audible at 55 dB, as well as thermostatic control to prevent changes in water temperature as you turn the unit on and off during your shower.

Like the Tronic 3000 S, it is also IP25 splash-proof, and comes with built-in RCCB. In addition, it comes with a premium shower head set, with adjustable spray patterns.

 

Bosch Tronic 8000 S Instant Water Heater

The Bosch Tronic 8000 S is the premium model, offering everything the Tronic 6000 S and Tronic 3000 S has, and then some.

Instead of knob controls, it boasts fully-digital touch controls, with the ability to pre-set and choose up to three different temperature settings in an instant.

Like the Tronic 6000 S, it has a quiet built-in DC pump, as well as thermostatic control to ensure the water temperature remains stable even as you turn the unit on and off during your shower.

For added luxury, you can opt for an optional rain shower head.

 

Bosch Tronic Price + Availability

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These Bosch instant water heaters are available with immediate effect at these recommended retail price points :

All three models will come with a 2-year warranty of general parts, a 5-year warranty for heating and DC pump, and a 10-year warrant against tank leakage.

 

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