Energy Efficient Cooking - The EffiCooker

Jørgen Schjær-Jacobsen

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Abstract

Substantial energy savings in moist heat cooking may be achieved by employing a pan with integrated electric heating element rather than an ordinary pan on a conventional electric range. The electric pan should be thermally insulated and equipped with an "intelligent" controller and timer. A working prototype of a saucepan, dubbed the EffiCooker, has been constructed according to these guidelines. The EffiCooker has demonstrated energy savings in the range from 28% to 81% compared to conventional equipment when performing ordinary cooking tasks. The user need not be particularly aware of energy conservation to realize such savings; even those who are more concerned with their culinary achievements than with energy efficiency are likely to benefit. Besides being energy efficient the EffiCooker is user friendly. Many cooking tasks, once initiated, are performed automatically without any further user attention. The EffiCooker also may replace many other kitchen appliances, e. g. steamer, rice cooker, double boiler, chocolate melter, deep fat fryer, etc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 6th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL'11)
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event6th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 24 May 201126 May 2011
Conference number: 6
http://www.eedal.dk/

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting
Number6
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period24/05/201126/05/2011
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Keywords

  • Energy Efficient Cooking
  • Energy Conservation
  • Saving Energy

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