Global Patent Index - EP 1578243 A1

EP 1578243 A1 20050928 - DISHWASHER

Title (en)

DISHWASHER

Title (de)

GESCHIRRSPÜLMASCHINE

Title (fr)

LAVE-VAISSELLE

Publication

EP 1578243 A1 20050928 (DE)

Application

EP 03813882 A 20031203

Priority

  • DE 10260163 A 20021220
  • EP 0313661 W 20031203

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2004058035A1] The invention relates to a dishwasher for receiving articles to be cleaned disposed in a washing compartment (1), which comprises a device for circulating liquid, a device for heating the liquid and a spray device for applying the liquid to the articles to be cleaned by the selection of a washing cycle, using a control unit, and a device for providing steam. According to the invention, the device for providing steam has a separate steam chamber (3) with integrated heating (8) that is linked with the bottom of the washing compartment (1). A steam dispenser (5) is coupled with the steam chamber (3) and the bottom (2) of the washing compartment (1) and is adapted to adjust the pressure of the steam flowing into the washing compartment (1). The invention provides a compact design of the device for providing steam which, inter alia, allows a variable selection of the volume to be exposed to the steam in the washing compartment depending on whether a low or high steam pressure is adjusted. It also allows for an intensive and specific soaking of particularly dirty articles by controlled exposure to steam from the steam dispenser with a high degree of effectiveness. The inventive dishwasher also prevents the uncontrolled random escape of steam into the entire washing compartment.

IPC 1-7

A47L 15/42; A47L 15/00

IPC 8 full level

A47L 15/00 (2006.01); A47L 15/42 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A47L 15/0002 (2013.01); A47L 15/4234 (2013.01); A47L 15/4246 (2013.01); A47L 2601/04 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2004058035A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IT LI LU MC NL PT RO SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 2004058035 A1 20040715; AU 2003303359 A1 20040722; DE 10260163 A1 20040708; EP 1578243 A1 20050928

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 0313661 W 20031203; AU 2003303359 A 20031203; DE 10260163 A 20021220; EP 03813882 A 20031203