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1. (WO2018036798) OVEN AND OVEN TRAY FOR SMOKING OR AROMATIC VAPOUR TREATMENT APPLICATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/036798    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/069918
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 08 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: F24C 15/16
Applicants: ELECTROLUX APPLIANCES AKTIEBOLAG
Inventors: REINHARD-HERRSCHER, Fabienne
LUCKHARDT, Christoph
Title: OVEN AND OVEN TRAY FOR SMOKING OR AROMATIC VAPOUR TREATMENT APPLICATIONS
Abstract:
The invention relates to an oven for preparing food (60), the oven comprising: an oven chamber for receiving food to be prepared; an oven heater element or steam generator permanently mounted in or at the oven for supplying heat to the interior of the chamber; a guiding arrangement provided within the oven chamber or arranged at a drawer of the oven and designed for receiving and guiding an oven pan or a tray (30); a coupling element arranged at a wall of the oven chamber and being designed for receiving a mating coupling element (34, 36), wherein the coupling element comprises at least one electrical contact adapted to provide electrical power to a heater element (46) to be connected via a mating coupling element (34, 36) to the coupling element when a tray (30) having the mating coupling element (34, 36) is received in the guiding arrangement; and a control unit configured to control the supply of electrical power to the coupling element. According to another aspect of the invention, an oven tray (30) is provided, in particular an oven tray configured to be used in the above oven. The oven tray comprises: a heater element (46) mounted at the oven tray; and a mating coupling element (34, 36) arranged at an outer wall of the oven tray (30) and being designed for coupling to a coupling element provided in an oven, wherein the mating coupling element (34, 36) comprises at least one electrical contact (38) adapted to provide electrical power to the heater element (46) when the mating coupling element (34, 36) is electrically coupled to the oven coupling element. When the tray is inserted in the oven chamber and electrical coupling is provided, the heater element can be heated and a smoking or aromatic vapour treatment agent positioned over the heater element can be heated for generating smoke to be supplied to the food (60) stored in a container (52).