Abstract: Disclosed is a wall mounted microwave oven including a body forming a cavity for accommodating the food to be cooked, a casing enclosing said body and having an inlet port and an outlet port respectively at the bottom part and on the top part thereof, to form a hood duct, and a hood fan being installed within said hood duct, comprising: a first switching part disposed on a main power source line interconnecting said hood fan and a power source, for switching on or off power transmission to said hood fan, a sensing switching part disposed on a sub power source line connected in parallel to said main power source line, and being turned automatically on or off depending on ambient temperature to switch on said hood fan when ambient temperature is over a predetermined temperature, and a second switching part disposed on said sub power source line, and being turned manually on or off to allow said hood fan to be switched of during said sensing switching part is on.
Abstract: A swing-out supporting arrangement (7) primarily intended for a wall-mounted oven (1) of domestic type comprises a bottom plate (6) supported by link arms (9, 10), said bottom plate (6) and an insert (8), possibly associated with said bottom plate, being retractable from the oven (1) by a swing-out movement without the use of any front door. The bottom plate (6) with the insert (8) can be moved between a first position inside the oven and a second swing-out position below and in front of the over front wall (2). Preferably, the swing-out movement is performed by means of an electric motor which is rotatable between two end positions. The principle of invention can also be used for a ceiling plate (4) supported by link arms, said plate being swingingly displaced in a corresponding lifting movement from an oven positioned at a low level.
Abstract: A wall mounted microwave oven is provided which includes a body forming therein a cavity for accommodating food to be cooked, a magnetron for generating electromagnetic waves to be provided into the cavity, a casing surrounding the body and forming therein a hood duct having an inlet port positioned at the bottom portion of the casing and an outlet port positioned in the upper portion thereof, and a hood fan installed in the hood duct. The wall mounted microwave oven includes a hood sensor for sensing a status that operation of saidhood fan is needed; a first switch for selectively supplying one out of a low-level voltage and a normal voltage to the magnetron, and a controller for controlling the hood fan to operate if a detect signal informing operation of said hood fan is needed is input from the hood sensor and simultaneously controlling the first switch to change the electric power to be supplied to the magnetron from the normal voltage into the low-level voltage.
Abstract: Disclosed is a wall mounted microwave oven and a control method therefor including a body forming a cooking cavity for accommodating food to be cooked, a magnetron for generating electromagnetic waves to be provided into the cooking cavity, a casing surrounding the body and forming therein a hood duct having an inlet port positioned at the bottom portion of the casing and an outlet port positioned in the upper portion thereof, and a hood fan installed in the hood duct. The wall mounted microwave oven includes a switch for selecting one out of a low-level voltage and a normal voltage supplied to said magnetron and a controller for controlling the switch in such a manner that the low-level voltage is supplied to the magnetron when the hood fan operates during the magnetron operates with the normal voltage, and simultaneously extending remaining cooking time by a predetermined rate.
Abstract: A base for a built-in oven wherein the oven is configured to be received into a cabinet cavity and the combined height of the base and oven equals the height of the cabinet cavity. The base comprises a first elongated support runner and a second elongated support runner. The support runners are positioned in a substantially parallel orientation with respect to each. A cross brace member extends between the support runners and has a first end connected to the first support runner and has a second end connected to the second support runner. A face plate assembly is attached to the front ends of the support runners. The face plate assembly includes a rigid panel connected to the front end of the first and second support runners, a frame disposed about the periphery of the rigid panel, and a thin panel secured by the frame adjacent the rigid panel.
Abstract: A method and device for cleaning the oven cavity of a pyrolytic self-cleaning oven without using a broil element or burner. The method includes using a bake burner to maintain the temperature of the oven cavity during the first stage of the self-cleaning process at a temperature sufficiently low such that cooking residues are baked onto the oven walls and bottom without producing excessive levels of smoke. During the second stage of the self-cleaning process, the temperature inside the oven cavity is raised to clean away the baked-on residues while still maintaining acceptable levels of smoke.
November 20, 1996
Date of Patent:
October 12, 1999
Issac P. Sargunam, Joseph E. Kelley, Richard J. Arntz
Abstract: An oven (1) for baking foods having a baking cabinet (2), at least one door (3), a plurality of burners (4), a plurality of annular heat exchange tubes (6) for receiving in an annulus (7) at an intake end (8) combustion gases (5) from the burners (4), a flue (9) for conducting the combustion gases (5) out of the oven (1), and a blower device (11) for recirculating air from within the baking cabinet (2), over the heat exchange tubes (6) and back into the baking cabinet (2). In the improvement, a first bracket (20) is removably attached to the oven (1), a second bracket (21) is attached to the oven (1) and spaced a distance from the first bracket (20). A plurality of annular heat exchange tubes (6) are disposed between the brackets (20, 21) with the intake end (8) of each tube attached to the second bracket (21) and the discharge end (10) of each heat exchange tube (6) attached to the first bracket (20) so as to form a removable rack (25) of the heat exchange tubes (6).
Abstract: An efficient convection oven is described. The oven utilizes a single inlet centrifugal induced back draft fan disposed in a sidewall thereof between vertical burners and combustion chambers to constantly mix products of combustion from the combustion chambers with air from within the oven cavity and recirculate the same. The fan design of the instant invention permits air changes within the oven cavity in the range of 85 to 100 per minute and the vertical burner fan combustion chamber combination permits a dramatic increase in the rack space within the oven cavity for a given oven exterior envelope.
October 17, 1994
Date of Patent:
March 12, 1996
G. S. Blodgett Corporation
Lorne B. Alden, J. Timothy Cole, James A. Kleva, Erin D. Lonergan
Abstract: A trim kit for a microwave oven inserted in a rectangular wall opening is provided with opposite side upright trim elements and upper and lower trim air vent elements surrounding the front face of the microwave oven. Both upper and lower trim air vent elements have notched break away strips both horizontally and vertically to provide front trim facing above and below a microwave oven mounted in a wall opening. The opposite side upright trim elements also have notched break away strips both horizontally and vertically to enable proper fit in the trim element facing assembly around the front of a microwave oven.
Abstract: A cabinet for containing cooking appliances such as a microwave oven having a cooking chamber having a front opening, a door for closing the front opening of the cooking chamber, a locking mechanism for locking the door at a closed position, and a manually operated member mounted in the vicinity of the front opening of the microwave oven for manually unlocking the door locked by the locking mechanism is disclosed. The cabinet includes a compartment for containing the cooking appliance, a cover for concealing a space between the front inner periphery of the compartment and the front outer periphery of the cooking appliance, the cover having a recess formed therein so as to correspond to the manually operated member so that the manually operated member is positioned in the recess, the recess having a front opening, and a closure member rotatably mounted on the cover member so as to close and open the front opening of the recess.
Abstract: An exhaust duct cooling system is provided for a built-in gas oven wherein cool air is drawn into the oven enclosure and through an oven controls area to cool that area, and then the cool air is directed into a cool air duct which is positioned between the oven cooking cavity and an oven exhaust duct to thermally isolate the controls area while cooling the oven exhaust. The cool air duct has a first, lower outlet below the oven controls, and a second, upper outlet adjacent to an outlet of the oven exhaust duct where cool air and oven exhaust are mixed in a chamber prior to exiting the oven cabinet. Thus, the oven exhaust is tempered prior to being exhausted from the front of the oven.
Abstract: A heating device for mounting in a window opening, particularly useful for vehicles, camper shells, and other enclosures, which includes a mounting plate; air intake and exhaust tubes, a burner contained within a sealed housing, an external fuel source, and a connecting line between the fuel source and the burner. The lower portion of the mounting plate rests upon the window sill and an upper portion engages the outer surface of the window framework to make the device useable for both vertically and horizontally movable windows. The sealed housing, which includes a cooking surface, precludes noxious fumes or explosive fumes from escaping into the confines of the area being heated. The external fuel source, preferably a portable propane tank, rests on the ground outside the enclosure, as an additional safety factor. A heat deflector, pivotal over the top surface of the burner housing, disperses the heated air to prevent overheating of the ceiling and also serves as a safety guard.
Abstract: The invention is an oven ventilation system which uses sheets of moving air to remove heat and also to insulate the oven from the remainder of the room or vehicle in which the oven is located. More particularly, the ventilation system takes air from outside the room or vehicle and forms rapidly moving sheets of air which pass over the external surfaces of the oven. After passing over one or more of the external surfaces of the oven, the sheets of air are exhausted to the outside. Preferably, the ventilation system also comprises wall means for forming a chamber to separate the oven and ventilation system from the remainder of the room or vehicle.
Abstract: The device for mounting a cooking apparatus of the present invention on a wall and the like in a kitchen comprises a wall fixing member to be fixedly mounted on the wall and provided with reinforcing members projecting forward; a supporting member rotatable up-and downwardly and provided with grooves in which the legs of the cooking apparatus are to be put; and a stopper member for preventing the legs of the cooking apparatus from coming off the grooves of the supporting member in case that the cooking apparatus is supported by said supporting member. Accordingly, the cooking apparatus can be easily mounted on the wall and the like in the kitchen without any extra members to be mounted on the cooking apparatus, so that a cooking apparatus of such a type originally used by being placed on a cooking counter and the like can be easily mounted on a wall in a kitchen.
Abstract: A self-clean oven having means for passing cooling air over the heated walls of the oven and further having means for supplying combustion air by normal inspiration to the oven burners independently of the flow of cooling air, and having still further means for mixing hot combustion products exhausted from the interior of the oven with exhausted cooling air to prevent passage of excessively hot air into the atmosphere.
Abstract: A gas-fueled oven which is capable of safely assuming high temperatures such as occur during pyrolytic self-clean cycles and which employs a single multi-purpose fan for directing cool air flows over wall surfaces, for providing aspiration and temperature dilution of hot flue products, and for providing combustion air for a power broiler burner.
Abstract: An assembly of vertically spaced ovens with an air passage at the bottom of the upper oven and top of the lower oven having an inlet at the rear, and an outlet at the front of the assembly. An air moving device is provided for causing air flow forwardly through the passage to cool the oven structure. At least one of the ovens may be a microwave oven and the air moving device may serve to draw air from the interior of the microwave oven for delivery forwardly through the passage. At least one of the ovens may be provided with a front door having a vertical air flow passage for convective cooling of the door. The forward passage outlet may be disposed adjacent the upper end of the door vertical passage whereby the forceful air movement from the air moving device may draw air through the vertical passage for improved cooling of the door. A thermostat control may be provided for causing automatic operation of the air moving device.
Abstract: A ventilated stove for use in recreational vehicles and the like that includes an oven which is divided into an upper and lower compartment. Positioned between the upper and the lower compartments is a gas burner. A reversible blower communicates with the oven through a duct and can be selectively rotated for causing the air to flow upwards over the burner into the upper oven or downwards through the burner to the lower compartment of the oven. An access door is provided in the rear of the oven so that food can be inserted in the oven from outside of the vehicle. A valve means is provided in the duct for withdrawing combustible by-products from surface burners carried on top of the stove.
Abstract: A venting system for a food processing oven includes a duct assembly comprising a housing defining an inlet into which heated air from the oven enters and first and second outlets through which the heated air is expelled to the interior or exterior, respectively, of the household in which the oven is installed. A serpentine channel formed by a series of parallel plates mounted in the housing between the inlet and outlets is provided to carry the heated air over a relatively long path to cool, permitting water vapor therein to condense on the plates before the air is expelled. A damper plate is mounted in the housing for pivotal movement in the path between the inlet and second outlet. A manual selector movable to first and second positions is coupled to the damper plate for movement thereof to blocking and unblocking positions, respectively, with respect to the second outlet.