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Title:
BAKING OVEN DOOR AND BAKING OVEN
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/146523
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The invention is directed to a baking oven door 2 and baking oven 1. A camera 10 is mounted inside the door 2 and coupled to a heat sink 8 constituting an outer cover of the door 2.

Inventors:
RUTHER, Florian (Hohenelbestr. 20, Marktoberdorf, 87616, DE)
Application Number:
EP2012/057118
Publication Date:
November 01, 2012
Filing Date:
April 19, 2012
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
Electrolux Home Products Corporation N. V. (Raketstraat 40, Brussels, B-1130, BE)
RUTHER, Florian (Hohenelbestr. 20, Marktoberdorf, 87616, DE)
International Classes:
A21B3/02; F24C7/08; F24C15/02
Foreign References:
DE202008000135U12008-03-13
DE4333443A11995-04-06
FR2693538A11994-01-14
DE7934764U11980-03-27
DE4333443A11995-04-06
DE20103517U12001-05-10
DE202008000135U12008-03-13
DE102008043722A12010-05-20
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Electrolux Home Products Corporation N. V. (Raketstraat 40, Brussels, B-1130, BE)
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Claims:
Claims

1. Baking oven door (2) adapted to be attached to a

household or industrial type baking oven (1) and being adapted to close an opening (4) to a muffle (5) of the baking oven (1), the baking oven door (2) comprising an outer (8) and an inner wall (7) and at least one image recording device (10), wherein the at least one image recording device (10) is mounted inside the door

(2) in between the outer (8) and inner wall (7) and is arranged and adapted to pick up images of the muffle

(5) interior, and wherein at least a part of the outer side of the outer wall (8) comprises a heat sink which is thermally coupled to the image recording device

(10) .

2. Baking oven door (2) according to claim 1, wherein the heat sink is a flat, sheet-like thermal conductor (8), preferably at least partially constituting an outer cover of the baking oven door (2) .

3. Baking oven door (2) according to at least one of the preceding claims, wherein the outer wall (8) and/or outer cover, in particular the thermal conductor, are/is opaque to a user of the baking oven (1) .

4. Baking oven door (2) according to claim 2 or 3 ,

wherein the thermal conductor (8) is made from metal, a metal alloy, ceramic and/or plastic, and/or the thermal conductor (8) comprises metal, metal alloy, ceramic and/or plastic particles and/or fibres embed¬ ded in a matrix. Baking oven door (2) according to at least one of the preceding claims, wherein the inner wall (7) of the door (2) comprises an image recording window (13), wherein the inner wall (7) is preferably made from glass at least in the region of the image recording window (13) .

Baking oven door (2) according to at least one of the preceding claims, further comprising at least one partition wall (9) arranged between the outer (8) and in¬ ner wall (7), wherein the image recording device (10) is preferably mounted in between the partition wall (9) and the outer wall (8), and the partition

wall/walls (9) between the image recording device (10) and the inner wall (7) comprises /comprise a further image recording window (14), wherein the at least one partition wall (9) is preferably made from glass at least in the region of the further image recording window (14) .

Baking oven door (2) according to at least one of the preceding claims, comprising at least one channel (15, 16), preferably running in vertical direction in normal use of the baking oven door (2), the channel (15, 16) being designed for guiding through a cooling medium, preferably a gaseous cooling medium.

Baking oven door (2) according to claim 7, wherein at least one channel (15, 16) is arranged at least one of between the inner wall (7) and an adjacent partition wall (9), between two adjacent partition walls (9), and the outer wall (8) and an adjacent partition wall (9) .

9. Baking oven door (2) according to at least one of the preceding claims, wherein the image recording device (10) is coupled to a cooling element (11) which is ar¬ ranged within the baking oven door (2) and which is thermally coupled, preferably in direct thermal con¬ tact, to the heat sink (8) .

10. Baking oven door (2) according to at least one of

claims 7 to 9, wherein at least one of the at least one channel (16) is arranged and designed such that a cooling medium passing through the channel (16) impinges the image recording device (10) and/or the cooling element (11) . 11. Baking oven door (2) according to at least one of the preceding claims, wherein an insulation material (12) is provided at least one of in a space between the in¬ ner wall (7) and the outer wall (8) , in a space be¬ tween the inner wall (7) and an adjacent partition wall (9), in a space between adjacent partition walls

(9) and in a space between the outer wall (8) and an adjacent partition wall (9), wherein the insulation material (12) has recesses adapted to the size of the image recording window (13) and/or further image re- cording window (14) .

12. Baking oven door (2) according to at least one of

claims 7 to 11, wherein at least one channel (15) passes through the insulation material (12), prefera- bly on a side of the insulation material (12) facing towards the outer wall (8) .

13. Baking oven door (2) according to at least one of the preceding claims, wherein at least the inner wall (7), and preferably at least one of the at least one parti¬ tion wall (9) arranged between the image recording de¬ vice (10) and the inner wall (7), are coated with an infra-red reflecting material on a side facing the muffle (5) in normal use of the baking oven door (2), at least in the region of the image recording window (13) and/or further image recording window (14) .

14. Baking oven door (2) according to at least one of the preceding claims, wherein at least one of the inner wall (7), outer wall (8) and at least one partition wall (9), is coated with a non-reflecting optic ma¬ terial on a side facing towards the outer side of the baking oven door (2), at least in the region of the image recording window (13) and/or further image recording window (14) .

15. Baking oven (1), in particular household baking oven, comprising at least one muffle (5) and at least one baking oven door (2) according to at least one of claims 1 to 14, the at least one baking oven door (2) being mounted to the baking oven (1) and adapted for closing the at least one muffle (5) during normal op¬ eration of the baking oven (1) .

16. Baking oven (1) according to claim 15, further comprising at least one display device adapted to display and/or project images recorded by the image recording device (10) on a display area, wherein at least one of the at least one display devices is mounted, in par¬ ticular integrated, in a front cover of the baking oven, in particular in the front wall (8), or is a mo¬ bile type display device. Baking oven (1) according to at least one of claims and 16, wherein the image recording device (10) is mounted in an upper part of the baking oven door (2)

Description:
Title : Baking oven door and baking oven

Description

The invention is directed to a baking oven door and to a baking oven comprising such a baking oven door.

Today, baking ovens, such as household baking ovens, are known which have insulated, non- transparent doors. Such a design may be advantageous for reducing energy consumption and for reducing the temperatures on the outer, user ex ¬ posed faces of the door. As users in general want to observe the baking process within the muffle of the baking oven, optical systems and even camera systems have been proposed in order to visual ¬ ize the baking chamber, i. e. muffle, at least partially on a display area. Here, reference is made to DE 79 34 764 Ul, DE 43 33 443 Al, DE 201 03 517 Ul, DE 20 2008 000 135 Ul and DE 10 2008 043 722 Al . However, there is still room for further improving such configurations, in particular with respect to display quality. Starting therefrom it is an object of the invention to provide a baking oven door and a respective baking oven with an improved visualization system adapted to visualize at least parts of the baking chamber, i. e. muffle, to a user. This object is solved by the independent claims. Advanta ¬ geous developments of the invention result from respective dependent claims.

According to independent claim 1, a baking oven door is provided which is adapted to be attached to a household or industrial type baking oven. It goes without saying, that baking oven doors are adapted and designed for closing an opening of a muffle, i. e. baking chamber, of the baking oven, in particular during normal operation. The baking oven door can be hingedly and/or slidably attached to the baking oven .

In the following, the term "door" will be used as a short from for the term "baking oven door".

The door comprises an outer and an inner wall. When mounted to the baking oven and in the closed state of the door, the inner wall faces the muffle of the baking oven, and the outer wall faces away from the muffle, i. e. is exposed to the surroundings and visible by a user.

The door further comprises at least one image recording de ¬ vice, such as a camera. The at least one image recording device is mounted in between, i. e. in an intermediate space between, the outer and inner wall of the door.

The at least one image recording device is arranged and adapted to pick up images of the muffle interior. The field of view of the at least one image recording device may be selected or selectable or adjustable, such that at least images of objects placed in standard positions within the muffle can be recorded. It is of advantage, if the image recording device is positioned and adapted such that baking processes of objects within the muffle, i. e. baking cham- ber, can be adequately tracked by a user.

In developments, the at least one image recording device, for example having a fixed field of view, can be fixedly attached to the door. In a more elaborate development, ac- tuators coupled to an image recording device and adapted to move and/or rotate a respective image recording device in at least one direction can be provided. Further, it is possible to provide further actuators for adjusting the zoom and/or field of view of the image recording device. By providing actuators and/or further actuators, a user of the baking oven may be allowed to adjust or select the area within the muffle to be recorded by the image recording de ¬ vice. A user interface comprising control elements for con- trolling the actuators and/or further actuators may be pro ¬ vided as required. In the alternative or in addition, the actuators and/or further actuators may be controlled in an automated manner. In particular, image recording device settings appropriate for a respective user selected baking program can be set automatically in order to provide images of baking program relevant areas of the muffle.

With the proposed baking oven door, at least a part of the outer side of the outer wall comprises, or even consti- tutes, a heat sink which is thermally coupled to, i. e. in direct thermal contact with, the image recording device. The outer side of the outer wall shall mean the side facing away from the muffle in the closed state, i. e. the side of the door directly exposed to the environment.

The heat sink preferably has high thermal conductivity. The heat sink may be an integrated part of the outer wall, and in particular may constitute the outer wall. It is also possible that the heat sink is attached to the outer wall, preferably making up or being part of an outside cover of the door.

With the proposed configuration, the image recording device can be cooled efficiently via the heat sink. Efficient cooling is, inter alia, advantageous for adequate image quality, and favorable for image recording device life ¬ time s . In a further development, the heat sink is a flat, sheet ¬ like thermal conductor, preferably at least partially con ¬ stituting an outer cover of the door. Comparatively high cooling efficiency can be obtained if the heat sink covers the whole outer side of the door, i. e. the whole outer side of the outer wall. A further advantage of such a de ¬ sign is that heat loss through the door can be reduced, and, as a yet further advantage, the outer surface of the door can be cleaned comparatively easy. In a further development, the outer wall and/or outer cover, in particular the thermal conductor, are/is opaque to a user of the baking oven appliance. In this case, incidence of light from the outside into the muffle can be prevented, which in turn may contribute to improved image quality. As opaque, i. e. non- transparent , materials generally also block heat or heat radiation, the temperature at the outer side can be kept low and heat loss through the door can be reduced, i. e. energy efficiency of the baking oven can be improved .

In a yet further development, the thermal conductor is made from metal, metal alloys, ceramic and/or plastic. Also com ¬ posites of the aforementioned materials may be used. The thermal conductor can also or in addition comprise metal, metal alloy, ceramic and/or plastic particles or fibres em ¬ bedded in a matrix. In particular, these type of materials show good, or even high heat conductivity and heat emissiv- ity, which is advantageous for effectively cooling the im ¬ age recording device. In another development, the inner wall of the door compris ¬ es an image recording window, wherein the inner wall is preferably made from glass at least in the region of the image recording window. In particular, the whole inner wall can be made from glass, i. e. the inner wall can comprise a pane of glass. However, it is also possible that only the image recording window or the region of the image recording window is made from glass, whereas the remainder of the in- ner wall is made from a material other than glass, such for example a material with low thermal conductivity and/or high thermal reflectivity. The image recording window shall be sized and positioned such that the resulting image re ¬ cording field of view of the image recording device is suf- ficiently large, to allow imaging of at least the relevant regions of the muffle, such as for example the muffle cen ¬ ter. The relevant region may comprise the section of the muffle interior in which items to be baked are positioned in at least most instances. In particular, it is desirable that the image recording field of view is such or can be adapted such that images of items, such as foodstuff and the like, can be recorded for all conventional and usual operating conditions. Imaging of the whole muffle interior may require more than one image recording device and/or may require adaptation of the image recording field of view.

In a preferred development, the door further comprises at least one partition wall arranged between the outer and in ¬ ner wall. Preferably, the image recording device is mounted in between, i. e. in a space between, the partition wall and the outer wall and/or in a space between adjacent par ¬ tition walls. Using a partition wall can greatly reduce heat load of the image recording device. The partition wall or partition walls arranged between the image recording device and the inner wall comprises or com ¬ prise, respectively, a further image recording window. The further image recording window is preferably sized, posi- tioned and aligned with the image recording window to ob ¬ tain an optimal field of view. In other words, the further image recording window shall be designed, positioned and sized such that the field of view allowed by the image re ¬ cording window is not restricted in size by the further im- age recording window.

As the image recording window and the at least one further image recording window are arranged in series, the further image recording window may have smaller dimensions than the image recording window of the inner wall. Also, in ade ¬ quately sizing and positioning and aligning the image recording window and the further image recording window or windows, heat loss through the door can be kept at a mini ¬ mum .

The at least one partition wall is preferably made from glass at least in the region of the further image recording window. Here, reference is also made to respective configu ¬ ration of the inner wall and respective image recording window. In more detail, outside the further image recording window, the partition wall may be made from a material dif ¬ ferent from glass, preferably a material with low thermal conductivity and preferably high thermal reflectivity. At least in the region of the further image recording window shall in particular include the case that the partition wall as a whole is made from glass.

In another development, the door comprises at least one channel, preferably running in vertical direction in normal use of the baking oven door. The channel is designed for guiding through a cooling medium, preferably a gaseous cooling medium. With such a channel, which constitutes a kind of cooling channel, the door as such and/or even the image recording device can be directly cooled.

In embodiments, the channel can be designed as a passive and/or active cooling channel. The term passive cooling channel shall mean that a stream of cooling medium through the channel is established by thermal processes, in partic ¬ ular thermal convection. In this case, vertical channels may be most efficient. The term active cooling channel shall mean that the cooling medium is forced through the channel, for example by a fan, ventilator or blower, which, subject to the design and size of the channel, allow higher flow rates and therefore higher cooling efficiency.

In a preferred development, at least one channel is ar ¬ ranged at least one of between the inner wall and an adja- cent partition wall, between two adjacent partition walls, and the outer wall and an adjacent partition wall. In all cases, the average temperature prevailing in the inner spaces of the door can be reduced, which in turn reduces the temperature load of the image recording device. Fur- ther, the temperature at the outer side of the outer wall, i. e. the heat sink, can be reduced. Low temperatures at the outer side are desirable for preventing burns when touching the outer side of the door. Preferably, at least one channel is provided in an interme ¬ diate space between the inner wall and an adjacent parti ¬ tion wall, two adjacent partition walls, and the outer wall and an adjacent outer wall, in which intermediate space the image recording device is positioned. Here, direct cooling of the image recording device is possible.

A comparatively low temperature load of the image recording device can be obtained if it is arranged in the outermost space next to the outer wall.

In a further preferred embodiment, the image recording de ¬ vice is coupled to a cooling element which is arranged within the door, and which is thermally coupled, preferably in direct thermal contact, to the heat sink. By using such a cooling element, heat can be efficiently removed from the image recording device and transferred to the heat sink. The cooling element may be made from metal, in particular light metal, such as aluminum, or a metal alloy.

In a development, at least one channel for guiding through a cooling medium is arranged and designed such that a cool ¬ ing medium guided or passing through the channel directly impinges the image recording device and/or the cooling ele ¬ ment. In this case, the image recording device can be cooled efficiently.

In a yet further preferred embodiment, an insulation ma- terial is provided at least one of in a space between the inner wall and the outer wall, in a space between the inner wall and an adjacent partition wall, in a space between ad ¬ jacent partition walls, and in a space between the outer wall and an adjacent partition wall.

In order not to impair the field of view of the image re ¬ cording device, the insulation material has recesses adapted to the size of the image recording window and/or further image recording window. By using an insulation material, which may be of silicon carbide type or any other suitable type, in particular a porous or granular type material, the image recording de- vice can be shielded from high temperature loads, and the temperature at the outer side of the door can be kept low. Further, the energy loss through the door can be greatly reduced, which is desirable for high energy efficiency type baking ovens .

At least one channel may pass through, i. e. may be inte ¬ grated in, the insulation material. The channel is prefera ¬ bly located on a side of the insulation material facing to ¬ wards the outer wall. In this way, advantageous insulation properties, in particular towards the image recording de ¬ vice, as well as good cooling and energy efficiency can be obtained .

In a further development, at least the inner wall, and pre- ferably at least one of the at least one partition wall ar ¬ ranged between the image recording device and the inner wall, are coated with an infra-red reflecting material. The infra-red reflecting material is applied on a side facing the muffle in normal use of the door, at least in the re- gion of the image recording window and/or further image recording window. Using such a coating at least in the region of the image recording window and/or further image recording window can lower the temperature load of the image re ¬ cording device and may reduce heat loss through the door.

In a further development, at least one of the inner wall, outer wall, and at least one partition wall, is coated with a non-reflecting optic material. The non-reflecting optic material is applied on a side facing towards the outer side of the door, at least in the region of the image recording window and/or further image recording window. Such a non- reflective coating, which may be a black matt paint, may prevent reflections or other optical effects negatively af- fecting image quality.

According to independent claim 15, a baking oven is provided, in particular a baking oven of household or indus ¬ trial appliance, which comprises at least one muffle and at least one corresponding door as described above, in partic ¬ ular according to any of the described embodiments and de ¬ velopments .

The at least one door is mounted to the baking oven and adapted for closing the at least one muffle during normal operation of the baking oven. The at least one door can for example be hingedly and/or slidably mounted or attached to the baking oven, in particular a frame of the baking oven. As to advantages and advantageous effects of the baking oven, reference is made to the description above.

In a development of the baking oven, the baking oven may comprise at least one display device adapted to display and/or project images recorded by the image recording de- vice on a display area.

At least one of the at least one display devices can be mounted at and/or integrated in a front cover of the baking oven, in particular the front wall.

It is also possible, that images recorded by the image re ¬ cording device are transmitted, for example by wireless communication, to a mobile display device. Such a mobile display device may be specifically designed for the respec- tive baking oven. However, any suitable mobile display de ¬ vice can be used, in particular portable type screens, dis ¬ plays or screens of mobile phones or mobile computers and the like. Using mobile displays as set out beforehand has the advantage that a user can check the status of items placed within the muffle from nearly any remote location. The baking oven may comprise special fixtures and interfac ¬ es for removably fixing and connecting mobile display de ¬ vices to the baking oven.

In a preferred development of the baking oven, the image recording device is mounted in an upper part of the door. With such a mounting position favorable fields of view for imaging relevant areas of the muffle of the baking oven can be obtained.

Exemplary embodiments of the invention will now be described in connection with the annexed figures, in which: Fig. 1 shows a schematic perspective view of a bak ¬ ing oven; and

Fig. 2 shows a vertical sectional view of a baking oven door .

In the figures, like elements are designated by like refer ¬ ence signs.

Fig. 1 shows a schematic perspective view of a baking oven 1 comprising a door 2. The door 2 is hingedly attached to a frame 3 of the baking oven 1 and is designed and adapted to close at least an opening 4 of a baking camber, i. e. a muffle 5, of the baking oven 1. In the present case, the door 2 is sized such that in the closed state, it covers or extends over nearly the whole front face 6 of the baking oven 1. Such configurations are often requested or preferred by customers and users, mainly for design and esthetic reasons. However, a door configured to cover the whole front face may be effective in reducing heat loss through the door 2.

Fig. 2 shows a vertical sectional view of the door 2. The door 2 has a layer structure and comprises an inner wall 7, an outer wall 8 and a partition wall 9 arranged between the inner wall 7 and the outer wall 8. Note that the partition wall 9 is only optional, i. e. the present invention can also be implemented without any partition wall 9.

The door 2 further comprises a camera 10, which in more general terms constitutes an image recording device. The camera 10 is mounted between the partition wall 9 and the outer wall 8. As can be seen from Fig. 2, the camera 10 is mounted to the outer wall 8.

In accordance with the present invention, the outer wall 8 constitutes a heat sink to which the camera 10 and/or an optional cooling element 11 is/are thermally coupled. If a cooling element 11 is used, the camera 10 may be thermally coupled to the cooling element which in turn is thermally coupled to the heat sink.

The heat sink in the present case constitutes a front cover of the door. The front cover is exposed to environmental temperatures of the baking oven 1, which in general are far below the temperatures prevailing within the muffle 2 and within the door 2 during operation of the baking oven 1. Due to the comparatively low temperatures of the heat sink, i. e. front cover, the camera 10 can be efficiently cooled without any further cooling devices.

The heat sink is formed as a flat sheet-like thermal con- ductor, which may be made from metal, metal alloys, ceram ¬ ics, plastics or mixtures thereof. Any other material with good heat conducting and heat emission properties can be used as well. In the present case the heat sink is made from aluminum which has comparatively good heat conducting properties. In the present case, the heat sink, thermal conductor, outer cover and outer wall are all the same.

As the aluminum heat sink has comparatively good heat con ¬ ducting and emission properties, heat can be efficiently removed from the camera 10 and released to the surrounding environment, i. e. the camera 10 can be efficiently pro ¬ tected against overtemperatures . Due to the advantageous thermal properties of the aluminum heat sink, temperatures prevailing at the outer side of the door 2 can be kept low reducing the danger of burns.

As the outer wall, i. e. the outer cover, in the present case is made from aluminum, the outer wall is not transpa ¬ rent to a user of the baking oven 1. As a consequence, items placed within the muffle 5 can not be directly ob ¬ served by the user's eye. However, the camera 10 is ar ¬ ranged and adapted to pick up images of the interior of the muffle 5, such that images of an item, such as foodstuff, arranged within the muffle 5 can be presented to the user.

Sections of the door 2 towards the muffle interior have to be sufficiently transparent and adequately sized so that the camera 10 can pick up images of relevant sections of the muffle interior. Here, the inner wall 7 and the parti- tion wall 9 can be provided with image recording windows sized and positioned to obtain a satisfactory field of view F at least with respect to relevant areas or sections with ¬ in the muffle 5. In the configuration of Fig. 2, the inner wall is made from glass which is transparent anyway.

In the space between the partition wall 9 and the inner wall 7 there is arranged an insulation material 12. The in ¬ sulation material is applied for reducing heat transfer and heat loss through the door 2.

In order to obtain suitable field of view angles □, the in ¬ sulation material 12 has a cut-out sufficiently large so as not to impair the field of view F of the camera 10. Via the cut-out in the insulation material 12 a first image record ¬ ing window 13 of the inner wall 7 is defined.

Further, a second image recording window 14 is provided in the partition wall 9. The size, location and orientation of the second image recording window 14 is adapted and ad ¬ justed to the first image recording window 13 so that an optimal field of view F is obtained. The partition wall 9 may be made from glass or other materials, wherein at least the section of the partition wall 9 containing or consti- tuting the second image recording window 14 is made from glass .

The insulation material 12 is cut out acco rding to the im- age recording windows. Respective recesses in the insula- tion material 12 are such that an optimal field of view F can be realized.

An additional measure to reduce the temperatures within the door 2, i. e. to reduce the thermal load of the camera 10, is to provide cooling channels within the door 2. The cool ¬ ing channels are adapted to guide through a cooling medium.

In the configuration shown in Fig. 2, a first cooling channel 15 is provided within the insulation material 12, such that a flow of cooling medium can be directed to the first 13 and second image recording window 14. In Fig. 2, a flow of cooling medium is indicated by vertical arrows. The first cooling channel 15 is provided as a type of cut ¬ out channel in the insulation material 12. The first cool ¬ ing channel 15 is in particular designed to cool, i. e. to lower the temperature in the space between the first 13 and second image recording window 14. In this way, heat radia- tion impinging on the camera 10 can be reduced, which in turn reduces the thermal load of the camera 10 and improves image quality.

As an additional way to cool the camera 10, the space be- tween the outer wall 8 and the partition wall 9 can be used as a second cooling channel 16. By guiding through a cool ¬ ing medium, such as a gaseous cooling medium, in particular air, through the second cooling channel 16, the camera 10 and/or the cooling element 11 can be directly cooled, i. e. directly impinged with cooling medium.

So far, the camera 10 is shielded from high temperatures prevailing in the muffle 5 by the inner wall 7 and the pa tition wall 9. Insulation material 12 and circulation of cooling medium further contribute to reduce temperature load of the camera 10. The insulation material 12 also re duces heat loss through the door, which is a relevant as ¬ pect for low energy baking ovens. An additional possibility for reducing thermal load of the camera 10 and heat loss through the door 2 is to provide at least the inner wall 7, and/or the partition wall 9 with an infra-red reflecting coating. In this way, heat radiation through the door 2, i. e. heat loss through the door and thermal load of the camera 10, can be further reduced. Pre ¬ ferably, the infra-red reflecting coating is applied to the side of the inner wall 7 and/or partition wall 9 facing the muffle 5.

On a side of the inner wall 7 and the partition wall 9 oriented away from the muffle5, i. e. facing the camera 10, there may be applied a mat paint. Such a mat paint may be useful in reducing reflections and other optical interfe- rences and disturbances impairing image quality of the cam ¬ era 10.

The cooling medium, in particular air, can be actively guided through the first and second cooling channel 15 and 16. However, it is also possible to design the first and/or the second cooling channel such that a flow of cooling me ¬ dium can be established and maintained by thermal

processes . Images recorded by the camera 10 can be presented to a user of the baking oven 1 on a display attached, preferably re ¬ movably attached, to the baking oven 1. Such a display may be a conventional display device, including optical dis ¬ plays and projection displays and the like fixedly in- stalled at the oven 1. Further, images recorded by the cam ¬ era 10 can be displayed on mobile imaging devices. Such a mobile imaging device may be any suitable mobile display device able to communicate with the baking oven 1, i. e. to receive and display images recorded by the camera 10. In particular, display devices of mobile phones and mobile computers can be used to display images recorded by the camera 10. In the latter cases, information of the camera 10, in particular images of the interior of the muffle 5 can be viewed from remote locations.

As can be seen, the proposed door is effective in reducing temperature load to a camera mounted within the door. In particular, the camera can be efficiently protected from thermal impacts, leading to improved image quality, display quality and lifetime of respective imaging devices.

Reference signs

1 baking oven

2 door

3 frame

4 opening

5 muffle

6 front face

7 inner wall

8 outer wal 1

9 partition wall

10 camera

11 cooling element

12 insulation material

13 first image recording window

14 second image recording window

15 first cooling channel

16 second cooling channel F field of view

□ field of view angle