Electronic range with automatic electronic digital timer
Probe mounting apparatus
Fat frying timing system
Programmable automatic controller
Multi-product cooking computer
ApplicationNo. 06/587004 filed on 03/07/1984
US Classes:700/90, SPECIFIC APPLICATION, APPARATUS OR PROCESS219/442, Adjustable219/492, Comprising timing or cycling means219/494, Thermally responsive700/14, Time responsive (duration)700/17, Operator interface (e.g., display with control)700/299, Specific application of temperature responsive control system700/79, Having protection or reliability feature700/87, Editing/modifying99/327, By time99/332By time
ExaminersPrimary: Smith, Jerry
Assistant: Lastova, John R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG05D 23/19 (20060101)
G05B 19/042 (20060101)
G05B 19/04 (20060101)
AbstractMethod and apparatus for controlling the operation of a commercial deep-fryer cooker as used in preparing fried chicken or other food products. The controller (11), according to the invention, has been designed to control essentially all aspects of the cooking process and includes a number of features which enhance the flexibility of the system, allow it to be operated with greater efficiency and provide increased safeguards against accident or machine malfunction.Among the features provided by the invention is the capability of lengthening or shortening or changing the ending temperature of a cooking cycle without changing the overall cooking cycle. This permits fast changes to be made in a cooking cycle, even while it is in progress.The system also provides protection against a power failure by saving essential data relating to an interrupted cooking cycle so that the cycle can be resumed if the power is restored within a prescribed period of time.The system also provides for more efficient heat regulation, provides safeguards when cooking under pressure to significantly reduce the risk of accident, provides means for preventing cooking cycle programs from being entered improperly, and includes a variety of built-in diagnostic capabilities to ensure everything is working properly and to notify the operator of a malfunction.