I’ve been getting more complaints these days about the outside of new stoves being way too hot. I’ve called several manufacturers about this issue and am getting the same answer across the board: Normal!
Apparently they have been approved with the higher temp ratings by CSA here in Canada and UL in the States. Not sure if these are new ratings that have been approved or if the exterior temp ratings have always been this high and I’ve just not noticed if before.
The temps are hot enough to burn you if you touch the stove in the wrong place or if you leave your hand on the stove long enough.
Here is a picture of the temps: