Global Patent Index - EP 0688146 B1

EP 0688146 B1 2000-04-26 - Method for controlling a microwave oven, microwave oven and its use for cooking or heating food in accordance with the method

Title (en)

Method for controlling a microwave oven, microwave oven and its use for cooking or heating food in accordance with the method

Title (de)

Verfahren zum Steueren eines Mikrowellenofens, Mikrowellenofen und seine Verwendung zum Kochen oder Erwarmen eines Nahrungmittels nach diesem Verfahren

Title (fr)

Procédé de commande d'un four à micro-ondes, four à micro-ondes et son utilisation pour la cuisson ou le chauffage d'aliments selon ce procédé

Publication

EP 0688146 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 95104003 A

Priority

  • EP 95104003 A
  • SE 9402061 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0688146A2] A method for controlling a microwave oven, a microwave oven and its use for automatic cooking or heating of food are disclosed. Food-category information, which is based on the type of food and its initial state, is supplied to the oven for the selection of a corresponding preprogrammed control program. The control program is divided into time periods, during which the microwave radiation source of the oven, a microwave-activable crisp plate (4) and a grill element, if any, are activated at power levels determined by the program. The implementation of the program is monitored by one or more sensors for sensing humidity emission or other substance emission from the food and/or the temperature of the food. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H05B 6/68; H05B 6/80

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H05B 6/68 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H05B 6/6482 (2013.01); H05B 6/645 (2013.01); H05B 6/6458 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR GB GR IT LI

EPO simple patent family

EP 0688146 A2 19951220; EP 0688146 A3 19961106; EP 0688146 B1 20000426

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- Representative's name: ISLER & PEDRAZZINI AG

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