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(11)EP 4 052 623 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
23.11.2022 Bulletin 2022/47

(43)Date of publication A2:
07.09.2022 Bulletin 2022/36

(21)Application number: 22159724.8

(22)Date of filing:  02.03.2022
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A47J 37/12(2006.01)
(52)Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC):
A47J 37/1257; A47J 37/1266
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 02.03.2021 US 202117189891

(71)Applicant: Henny Penny Corporation
Eaton, OH 45320 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Hohler, Melissa M.
    Kettering, OH 45429 (US)
  • Romer, Kevin R.
    Fairfield Township, OH 45011 (US)

(74)Representative: Eisenführ Speiser 
Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB Postfach 10 60 78
28060 Bremen
28060 Bremen (DE)

  


(54)STAGED FRYER HEATING SYSTEM


(57) Systems, methods, and computer program products for controlling a heating system (40) in a fryer (10). At startup, a setpoint temperature (TSP) for a cooking medium (36) is set to a melt temperature (TMELT). While in melt mode, each of a plurality of heating elements (44-47) each located in a different region of a fry pot (12, 14) is sequentially activated to control an amount of heat provided to the cooking medium. Once the cooking medium has reached the melt temperature, the setpoint temperature is increased to a target cooking temperature (TTCT). While in cooking mode, if an order to cook a food product is not received within a predetermined time period, the setpoint temperature is set to an idle temperature (TIDLE) which is below the target setpoint temperature and above the melt temperature. The target cooking temperature is adjusted using a set of setpoint bias temperatures that is selected based on a cooking load.







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