Home Products and Appliances

For manufacturers of home products and appliances, brand protection is paramount. In the frenzied retail market space, consumers must be able to trust a brand before they will be comfortable buying branded products.
Couple cooking vegetables in their kitchen

To help demonstrate that your products meet safety and performance requirements, trust NSF International. An independent third-party public health and safety organization, NSF develops consensus protocols and standards, tests products against rigid requirements and certifies products to relevant NSF protocols and standards.

Appliances

NSF tests and certifies home appliances to help demonstrate product efficacy and provide retailer and consumer confidence that the product will perform as claimed by the manufacturer.

NSF’s appliance testing and certification builds on NSF’s expertise in national standards and protocol development, testing and certification to help ensure the safety and quality of consumer products and home appliances.

Protocols and Standards

NSF protocols and standards for home appliances were developed by our public health experts with input from key industry stakeholders including retailers, manufacturers, industry associations and regulatory agencies.

Current NSF standards and protocols for home appliances include:

Standards

  • NSF/ANSI 184: Residential Dishwashers

Protocols

  • NSF P154: Sanitization Performance of Residential Clothes Dryers
  • NSF P172: Sanitization Performance of Residential and Commercial, Family-Sized Clothes Washers
  • NSF P205: Residential Food Processors
  • NSF P335: Hygienic Commercial Hand Dryers
  • NSF P351: Allergen Reduction Performance of Residential and Commercial, Family-Sized Clothes Washers

Home Products

Consumers are increasingly concerned about product quality and safety, and regulatory compliance has become more complex. Retailers and vendors need confidence that the consumer products they sell meet regulatory requirements and represent their company’s high quality standards. NSF home products certification provides that assurance, offering a simplified solution to ensure only quality products make it to store shelves.

NSF's home product certification program builds on our expertise in national standards and protocol development, testing and certification to help ensure the safety and quality of consumer products and home appliances.

NSF's home product certification protocols were developed by our public health experts with input from key industry stakeholders including retailers, manufacturers, industry associations and regulatory agencies.

The protocols encompass all mandatory regulatory requirements (U.S./Canada/Mexico/EU) for material safety and labeling, and refer to industry accepted standards for verifying product performance and quality. In addition, we develop and incorporate innovative and transparent test methods for verifying product life cycle, durability and functionality. To ensure material safety, the protocols specify analytical tests for confirming the absence of harmful substances (heavy metals, phthalates, bisphenol-A) in products coming into contact with food.

Current NSF home product certification protocols include:

  • NSF P386 - Food storage containers
  • NSF P387 - Coffee makers
  • NSF P388 - Blenders
  • NSF P389 - Slow cookers and rice makers
  • NSF P390 - Stovetop cookware
  • NSF P392 - Tableware
  • NSF P393 - Bakeware
  • NSF P395 - Personal beverage containers
  • NSF P396 - Servingware
  • NSF P399 - Flatware and cutlery
  • NSF P400 - Food contact utensils
  • NSF P402 - Vacuum sealers and bags
  • NSF P403 - Corded home textiles
  • NSF P405 - Toasters and toaster ovens
  • NSF P406 - Clothes irons and steamers
  • NSF P407 - Fans
  • NSF P408 - Barware and accessories
  • NSF P412 - Heaters
  • NSF P450 - Weight scales
  • NSF P452 - Air purifiers
  • NSF P461 - Special purpose products and devices
The NSF Certified for Home Use mark on Costco’s Kirkland Signature cookware products provides added assurance to consumers that our products are made with safe materials, won’t leach harmful contaminants into the food and perform as advertised.
Jim Klauer
Costco Wholesale

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