Patent application title: Convection Oven Fan
Gregory A. Mahloch (Omaha, NE, US)
IPC8 Class: AF24C1532FI
126 21 A
Class name: Ovens ventilated forced circulation
Publication date: 2011-02-24
Patent application number: 20110041830
A fan that hangs onto a rack of oven or attached to the side of the oven
in one or more means. The fan will circulate the air inside of any
cooking apparatus causing a convection effect. The fan can either be
powered by mechanical means such as a wind up spring, a battery or power
outlet. The power source can be either be attached to fan or can be
powered by a cord with the battery outside the oven.
1. A portable convection oven fan comprising a power source, an oven rack
attachment device, a high temperature wire housing for the purpose of
moving air within a cooking enclosure.
2. A portable convection oven fan of claim 1 wherein the fan is powered by a tightened spring.
3. A portable convection oven fan of claim 1 wherein the fan is powered by batteries.
4. A portable convection oven fan of claim 1 wherein the fan is powered by AC or DC power.
5. A portable convection oven fan of claim 1 wherein the fan embodies an attachment device to the oven wall.
6. A portable convection oven fan of claim 1 wherein the fan embodies a magnet for the interior attachment to the oven wall.
7. A portable fan that can be attached inside of an outside grill.
FIELD OF THE INVENTION
This invention relates to electric fan assemblies and in particular, to heating domestic fan assemblies to be operated in high temperature closed spaces.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
Convection ovens have enjoyed wide-spread popularity in commercial food establishments due to their ability to quickly and efficiently cook large quantities of food. Both electric and gas-fired convection ovens are known. Gas-fired convection ovens typically include an insulated oven chamber having an access door on the front side thereof. An inlet air passageway including a combustion chamber is typically located below the oven chamber and is separated from the oven chamber by the floor. One or more gas burners fire into the combustion chamber and heat the air within. A blower fan is disposed in the oven chamber, typically in the rear, and draws heated air from the combustion chamber into the oven chamber. The blower fan then mixes the heated air with air already in the oven chamber and circulates the mixed air within the oven chamber to cook food therein. An exhaust passageway, typically in the upper part of the oven, exhausts air that is displaced by the heated air from the combustion chamber.
One problem that has been experienced in the past with non-convection or conventional ovens is uneven temperature throughout the oven which results in uneven cooking. One cause of non-uniform temperatures is the creation of high and low pressure zones in the oven chamber. When a typical blower fan of a convection oven rotates, it creates high and low pressure zones in diagonally opposing corners of the oven chamber. For example, when the blower wheel rotates in a clockwise direction, as viewed from the front of the oven, high pressure zones are created in the upper left and lower right regions of the oven chamber. Conversely, low pressure zones are created in the upper right and lower left regions of the oven chamber. These different pressure zones lead to non-uniform air temperatures in the oven, which in turn lead to non-uniform cooking.
Therefore, a need exists for an improved air distribution system in a non convection oven that minimizes high and low pressure zones, thereby creating more uniform temperatures throughout the oven to ensure more even cooking of food therein.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The invention is a fan that hangs onto a rack of oven or attached to the side of the oven is some fashion. The fan will circulate the air and causing a convection effect. The fan can either be powered by mechanical means such as a wind up spring, a battery or power outlet. The battery can be either be attached to fan or can be powered by a cord with the battery outside the oven (maybe attached to the oven door with a magnet)
This device turns the conventional or non-convection oven into a convection oven which in turn will reduce the cooking time and distributes the heat evenly within the oven.
I have invented a conversion kit to turn a conventional oven into a convection oven by adding a removable fan.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING
FIG. 1 is a frontal view of the device as placed within a conventional oven.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
This invention is designed to convert a conventional oven 1 into a convection oven by adding a removable fan 2 as shown in FIG. 1. The removable fan 2 can either be powered by an electrical or air cord 3 from a battery supply 4, air pump or other electrical supply. However, the power is not limited to electrical or air power. The removable fan 2 can also be powered by a wind up spring or other means not shown in FIG. 1.
The invention is simply a removable fan that is inserted in an enclosed cooking device such as an oven or outside grill, thus converting a conventional oven or grill into a convection oven or grill. The removable fan can either be powered by electricity, air, a wind up spring or other source. The fan will circulate the air and cause a convection effect within the cooking apparatus, thus making the conventional oven or grill a convection oven or grill.
Number 1 is the conventional oven.
Number 2 is the removable fan.
Number 3 is the power cord.
Number 4 is the battery supply.
Patent applications in class Forced circulation
Patent applications in all subclasses Forced circulation