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Title:
COOKING APPLIANCE FORMING AT LEAST TWO SEPARATE SECTIONS FOR INGREDIENTS THAT REQUIRE HOMOGENOUS AND HETEROGENOUS DISTRIBUTION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2021/066777
Kind Code:
A2
Abstract:
The invention relates to a food cooking appliance (1) that allows the ingredients to be cooked in accordance with their homogeneous or heterogeneous distributions desired in the mixture. More specifically, the present invention relates to a cooking appliance (1) including a perforated separator (20) that is positioned horizontally and divides the interior of the chamber into two sections as the section where the blender operates and the section where the blender do not operate, thus, the cooking appliance (1) allows both the ingredients desired to remain within the mixture without disintegration and the ingredients desired to form the essence of the mixture by disintegrating to be processed separately within the same mixture at the same time.

Inventors:
ARIKUSU ALI MURAT (TR)
Application Number:
PCT/TR2020/050901
Publication Date:
April 08, 2021
Filing Date:
October 01, 2020
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
ARIKUSU ALI MURAT (TR)
International Classes:
A47J43/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
YALINBAS, Fatih (TR)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. A cooking appliance (1) which includes a lower body (10), a motor (10.1) positioned inside mentioned lower body (10), a processing apparatus (10.2) moved by means of the shaft of mentioned motor (10.1), an upper body (11) positioned at the upper part of said lower body

(10) and in which said processing apparatus (10.2) operates and a cover (30) and, characterized by; comprising at least one perforated separator (20), wherein mentioned perforated separator (20) is placed horizontally inside the upper body (11), thus divides the inner part of the upper body (11) into two sections as the section where the processing apparatus (10.2) operates and the section where the processing apparatus (10.2) do not operate and allows only transition of homogeneous mixture between these two sections.

2. A cooking appliance (1) according to Claim 1 and characterized in that the holes (22) forming the perforated structure of mentioned separator (20) are in the different geometric forms.

3. A cooking appliance (1) according to one of the proceeding claims and characterized by comprising at least one alignment point (11.5) formed on the inner surface of the upper body

(11) for positioning said separator (20) within the upper body (11).

4. A cooking appliance (1) according to one of the proceeding claims and characterized in that the angle which the separator (20) makes with the horizontal axis is 0° or more than 0°.

5. A cooking appliance (1) according to one of the proceeding claims and characterized by; in order to prevent the ingredients desired to be cooked within steam to contact with the mixture; comprising a second separator (20) located higher than the first separator (20) in such way that it does not contact with mixture and a second alignment point (11.5) which allows mentioned second separator (20) to locate within the upper body (11).

Description:
DESCRIPTION

COOKING APPLIANCE FORMING AT LEAST TWO SEPARATE SECTIONS FOR INGREDIENTS THAT REQUIRE HOMOGENOUS AND HETEROGENOUS DISTRIBUTION

Technical Field

The invention relates to a food cooking appliance that allows the ingredients to be cooked in accordance with their homogeneous or heterogeneous distributions desired in the mixture.

More specifically, the present invention relates to a cooking appliance including a perforated separator that is positioned horizontally and divides the interior of the chamber into two sections as the section where the blender (shredder) operates and the section where the blender do not operate, thus, the cooking appliance allows both the ingredients desired to remain within the mixture without disintegration and the ingredients desired to form the essence of the mixture by disintegrating (breaking into pieces) to be processed separately within the same mixture at the same time.

Prior Art

With the rapid increase in the rate of women’s participation to business life, there has been a significant decrease in the time spent at home for preparing meals. Those do not want to spent time for preparing food or who do not know to cook and cannot learn cooking while working, sometimes feed with convenience foods such as packaged products or feed with the take home meals ordered from outside. Since the nutritional values of the food in packaged products are very weak and additives are added within them in order to be stored for a long time, they are not beneficial for human health but also very harmful. Although the take home meals ordered from outside are fresher, it is not possible to know with which hygiene conditions they are made. In addition, as a result of ready- meal consumption, the family budget is seriously damaged as well as health.

Current cookers (pot) do not offer a structure that allows different ingredients to be processed differently in the same mixture at the same time. For this reason, the number of meal types that can be cooked with them are quite limited.

In the patent document no. US9439530B2, a smart cooking appliance that can receive and send data via wireless communication and provides mixing process in accordance with the recipe thanks to magnetic stirrer is mentioned. It does not contain separate sections where the ingredients needing to be distributed homogeneously in the mixture can be disintegrated and the ingredients needing to be cooked in certain sizes can be cooked without disintegration. Document no. US6976420B1 mentions a cooking appliance. It does not contain a separate section where the ingredients that will become homogeneous by disintegrating are processed by being separated from the ingredients to be cooked in certain sizes.

As a result, present innovative solution is emerged due to the require for an appliance which includes a horizontally positioned perforated separator dividing the interior of the chamber into two sections as the section where the blender operates and the section where the blender do not operate, and which allows both the ingredients desired to remain within the mixture without disintegration and the ingredients desired to form the essence of the mixture by disintegrating to be processed separately within the same mixture at the same time.

Objectives and Short Description of the Invention

Aim of the invention is to present a cooking appliance which includes a horizontally positioned perforated separator dividing the interior of the chamber into two sections as the section where the blender operates and the section where the blender do not operate, and which allows both the ingredients desired to remain within the mixture without disintegration and the ingredients desired to form the essence of the mixture by disintegrating to be processed separately within the same mixture at the same time.

Another aim of the present invention is to allow some ingredients to have homogeneous distribution by being completely disintegrated within the mixture while some ingredients to be cooked in the desired sizes in accordance with the recipe.

Another aim of the present invention is to enable with the same appliance the preparation of both homogeneously distributed recipes and the recipes in which some ingredients are distributed heterogeneously.

Another aim of the present invention is to provide a modular structure suitable for assembly of different processing apparatus such as cutter, mixer, beater, kneader etc.

Present invention is a cooking appliance which, including a lower body, a motor positioned inside mentioned lower body, a processing apparatus moved by means of the shaft of mentioned motor, an upper body positioned at the upper part of said lower body and in which said processing apparatus operates and a cover, comprises at least one perforated separator, wherein mentioned perforated separator is placed horizontally inside the upper body, thus divides the inner part of the upper body into two sections as the section where the processing apparatus operates and the section where the processing apparatus do not operate and allows only transition of homogeneous mixture between these two sections.

The holes forming the perforated structure of mentioned separator can have different geometric forms.

There is at least one alignment point formed on the inner surface of the upper body for positioning said separator within the upper body.

The separator can have an angle that is 0° or more than 0° with the horizontal axis.

For preventing the ingredients desired to be cooked within steam (vapor) to contact with the mixture, there is a second separator located higher than the first separator in such way that it does not contact with mixture and a second alignment point which allows mentioned second separator to locate within the upper body.

The separator has hole or gap dimensions that allow only homogeneous substance transition through the separator.

Separator can be a flat, concave or convex surface or can be a hollow structure in the form of cylindrical, quadrilateral, triangular, conical, frusto-conical etc.

Description of the Figures

In Figure 1 , a top perspective view of the present innovative cooking appliance is given.

In Figure 2, a section view of mentioned cooking appliance assembly is given.

In Figure 3, a front view of said cooking appliance is given.

In Figure 4, a side-section view of the innovative cooking appliance is given.

Reference Numbers

I. Cooking appliance 10. Lower body

10.1. Motor

10.2. Processing apparatus

I I . Upper body

11.1. Alignment structure 11.2. First section

11.3. Second section

11.4. Third section

11.5. Alignment point

20. Separator

21. Separator outer frame

22. Hole

30. Cover

Detailed Description of the Invention

The present invention relates to a cooking appliance (1) including a component that is positioned horizontally and divides the interior of the cooking chamber (cooking pot, cooking reservoir) into two sections as the section where the blender (processing apparatus) operates and the section where the blender do not operate, thus, the cooking appliance (1) allows both the ingredients desired to remain within the mixture without disintegration and the ingredients desired to form the essence of the mixture by disintegrating to be processed separately within the same mixture at the same time. The above mentioned component constitutes two separate sections within the cooking chamber in order to enable the homogeneous mixture of the desired ingredients and the heterogeneous mixture of the desired ingredients in the same mixture. Different geometries (surface geometries such us flat, concave, convex, etc.; outer frame geometries such as circle, quadrilateral, triangle, etc.) and configurations of said component are possible with the condition of having holes (22) or gap structures in sizes that prevent the transition of the ingredients placed within the first section (lower side) towards the second section (upper side) before they reach a homogeneous consistency and at the same time prevent the transition of the ingredients that are placed within the second section and desired to be cooked in a certain size towards the first section in order to prevent their disintegration. Here, the present invention is explained with the perforated separator (20) structure with flat surface and square outer frame, which is only one of the preferred embodiments of the component, and the explanations are inclusive for other embodiments performing the same function.

Present innovative cooking appliance (1) enables meal with heterogenous distribution to be prepared in accordance with the recipe by allowing some ingredients to remain within the mixture at sizes appropriate to the recipe.

Present cooking appliance (1) consists of a lower body (10), a motor (10.1) positioned inside mentioned lower body (10), a processing apparatus (10.2) moved by means of the shaft of mentioned motor (10.1), an upper body (11) positioned at the upper part of said lower body (10) and in which said processing apparatus (10.2) operates, at least one perforated separator (20) placed horizontally inside the upper body (11), at least one alignment structure (11.1) allowing said perforated separator (20) structure to be positioned horizontally at certain points within the upper body (11) and a cover (30). Separator outer frame (21) can be placed exactly on the determined alignment points (11.5) of the alignment structure (11.1).

The upper body (11), in which the perforated separator (20) is placed, is divided into two separate processing volumes; first section (lower side) (11.2) where the ingredients such as lentils, potatoes, onions, etc. desired to have homogeneous distribution within the mixture by disintegrating are placed and second section (upper side) (11.3) where the ingredients such as chickpeas, noodles, meatballs, etc. desired to have heterogeneous distribution within the mixture by cooking without disintegration are placed. The ingredients placed between the perforated separator (20) and the base of the upper body (11) are disintegrated into homogeneous consistency by means of the blender blades (in another embodiments, a mixer or other processing apparatus (10.2) can be used) located in the upper body (11) and form the essence of the mixture. The ingredients placed on the upper side of the perforated separator (20) continue to be cooked within the mixture at the desired dimensions without disintegration.

Thanks to the rotational movement caused by the processing apparatus (10.2) (here blender blades) within the mixture, it is provided to mix both ingredients which are located at the lower side and upper side of the perforated separator (20) structure. During the mixing (rotational movement) process provided by the blender blades within whole the mixture, the ingredients in the first section (11.2) are disintegrated while the ingredients in the second section (11.3) continue to mix without disintegration. Thus, a situation such as burning of ingredients by sticking on the base of the upper body (11) is prevented by ensuring the mixing process in the whole mixture.

In another embodiment of the innovative cooking appliance (1), a third section (11.4) volume is formed in the upper body (11) for the ingredients preferred to be cooked within the steam without contacting with mixture by using a second perforated separator (20) positioned higher than the first separator (20). Here, in order to ensure the second perforated separator (20) to be positioned horizontally at a level that does not contact with the mixture, there is a second alignment point (11.5) positioned higher than the first alignment point (11.5) on the alignment structure (11.1) located on the inner surface of the upper body (11).

By using the innovative cooking appliance (1), meals such as rice with meat and vegetables, pasta with sauce, etc. can be prepared easily. By using a second perforated separator (20) which is optionally placed slightly above the water level, it is possible to steam the green-leaved vegetables in a way does not lose their vitamins together with the cooking meals.

In other embodiments of the present innovative the cooking appliance (1), it is also possible to create more separate sections (volumes) by using more than two perforated separator (20). In these embodiments, there is at least one alignment point (11.5) corresponding to each perforated separator (20).

The alignment structure (11.1) can be an extra part that is mounted or added to the upper body (11) later, or it can be a recess or protrusion-like structure formed on the inner surface of the upper body (11). The alignment structure (11.1) shown in the figures enables the perforated separator (20) to be positioned at angle 0° with horizontal axis, and other embodiments allowing the perforated separator (20) to be positioned at different angles with the horizontal are also possible.

In addition, in the preferred embodiment of the innovative cooking appliance (1), which is shown in the figures, the inner volume of the upper body (11) widens from the base towards upside. The base and mouth parts of the upper body (11) are rectangular. The separator outer frame (21) of the perforated separator (20) is also configured in the same geometry as the base and mouth parts of the upper body (11). Thus, when the separator frame (21) is positioned on the alignment structure

(11.1), the transition between first section (11.2) and second section (11.3) which are formed inside the upper body (11) is provided only through the holes (22) of separator (20). In the other preferred embodiments of the present invention, with the condition of that the transition between first section

(11.2) and second section (11.3) which are formed inside the upper body (11) is provided only through the holes (22) of separator (20), it is possible the upper body (11) and the separator (20) to be in different geometries (cylinder, rectangular, triangular, conical, frusto-conical, etc.).

In one of the preferred embodiments of the present invention, the perforated separator (20) is cylindrical and is placed on the base of the upper body (11) in such a way the processing apparatus

(10.2) remains in it. Thus, it is possible to create two separate sections within the upper body (11) of the present innovative cooking appliance (1) for both the ingredients desired to remain within the mixture without disintegration and the ingredients desired to form the essence of the mixture by disintegrating. While the ingredients desired to be cooked in a certain size without disintegration are placed outside the cylindrical separator (20), the ingredients desired to be form the essence of the mixture are placed inside the cylindrical separator (20). In the case where the processing apparatus operates on the outer side of the cylindrical separator (20), the ingredients desired to be cooked in a certain size without disintegration are placed inside the cylindrical separator (20), while the ingredients desired to be form the essence of the mixture are placed outside the cylindrical separator (20).

The hole (22) size of the separator (20) is wide enough to allow the homogeneous state of the ingredients that are desired to be completely disintegrated by placing within the first section (11.2) to pass through on but narrow enough to prevent the ingredients desired to be remain at the certain sizes in accordance with the recipe by placing within the second section (11.3) and/or third section (11.4) to pass through on.

As long as it provides the function provided by the present innovative cooking appliance (1), it is possible that the upper body (11) and the perforated separator (20) are made of any material.