Patent Number: 7,232,978

Title: Method for controlling a delta-T cooking process

Abstract: A method for controlling a delta-T cooking process includes (a) selecting of a set core temperature KT.sub.s and a delta-T value for the food to be cooked, (b) introducing the food to be cooked into the cooking space at an initial core temperature KT.sub.0; (c) increasing the actual cooking space temperature GT.sub.a as a function of the actual core temperature KT.sub.a over the course of at least one first time interval in such a way that an essentially constant difference approximately on the order of magnitude of the delta-T value is maintained between GT.sub.a and KT.sub.a until KT.sub.a=KT.sub.s+A and thus corresponds to a maximum value GT.sub.a-r, where A is a temperature value smaller than delta-T; and finally (d) stepwise and/or continuously decreasing the actual cooking space temperature GT.sub.a during a second time interval to a final cooking space temperature of GT.sub.e=KT.sub.s+B, where B is a temperature value of 0.ltoreq.B<A, in such a way that, when GT.sub.a becomes essentially the same as GT.sub.e, KT.sub.a reaches KT.sub.s more-or-less simultaneously.

Inventors: Jurgens; Andrea (Kirchheim, DE), Imgram; Judith (Hanau, DE), Lauterbach; Katrin (Landsberg, DE), Hildenbrand; Kathrin (Untermeitingen, DE), Sterzel; Roland (Frankfurt, DE), Greiner; Michael (Landsberg, DE), Klasmeier; Jurgen (Landsberg, DE)

Assignee: Rational AG

International Classification: H05B 6/50 (20060101); H05B 6/64 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-06-19 0:00:00