IS 367: 1993

Surviving in this competitive industry without a standard quality and certified product is challenging. In order to develop market dependence on their products, industries must produce a standard quality product.

A BIS license is also required to use the standard ISI Mark and sell products in India. To obtain a BIS licence and produce a high-quality product, the manufacturer must ensure that their product meets the Indian standard.

Let's take a closer look at IS 367:1993 for Electric kettles and jugs for household and similar use.

Electric kettles and jugs for households and similar applications are covered by IS 367:1993. This standard specifies the general, safety, and performance requirements for electric kettles, jugs, and other similar appliances for household and similar use with a rated capacity of not more than 51 liters and connections for supplies with voltages not exceeding 250 volts, alternating current, single phase, or direct current. This standard does not apply to dry or steam pressure sterilizers, coffee percolators, portable immersion heaters, or storage water heaters. The kettle or jugs must meet Indian standard IS 367: 1993.

Electric kettles and jugs must be constructed in such a way that no electrical or mechanical failure could compromise compliance with this standard during normal usage. Ferrous parts that rust and cause the appliance to fail to meet this standard must be adequately protected from rusting. Various tests will be performed to ensure that appliances meet Indian standards. The kettle or jugs must meet the specifications stated in clauses 8 to 32 of IS 302-2-15 (1993). A laboratory must be sufficiently maintained for the numerous tests to be performed according to the methods stated in the standard.


The test shall be carried out per the method specified in Indian standards.

  • Capacity
  • Time to boil water capacity
  • Overall dimensions
  • Mass
  • Minimum quantity of water that can be boiled
  • The temperature of the supporting surface
  • Thermal efficiency
  • Protection against access to live parts
  • Power input and current leakage current and electric strength at operating temperature
  • Provision for Earthing
  • High Voltage test

Labelling and Marking

Labelling and marking shall be done as per the requirements of IS 367: 1993. The electric kettle or jug shall be marked with rated capacity, time to boil rated capacity of water, the minimum quantity of water that may be boiled, and thermal efficiency. The kettle or jugs may also be marked with standard mark.

To use a standard mark, all manufacturers must get a BIS licence from the Bureau of Indian Standards. The Bureau provides a licence based on a successful assessment of the manufacturing infrastructure, production process, quality control, and testing capabilities.

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If a product falls under the scope of the BIS Conformity Assessment Scheme, All the manufacturers, importers, and foreign entities must obtain BIS ISI Certification. The Bureau may cancel the License if the product fails to meet certification requirements.

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