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A stove is a kitchen appliance for preparing food that usually includes both a cooktop with two to six burners and an oven/broiler. Stoves are powered either by natural gas or electricity. Some built-in stoves have exhaust hoods and fans.
Making sure that a kitchen stove is operational is part of a general kitchen inspection. In addition, the inspector will check the gas hook-up (if applicable) to make sure that there are no gas leaks. If the stove is electric, he will make sure that the appliance is on a dedicated circuit and has the appropriate heavy-duty outlet. If there is an exhaust fan and/or hood, he will check to make sure these are installed and vented properly.