Development of an energy saving product for use in the kitchen: Based on the working principle of hay boxes for use with modern kitchen pots

Findeisen, Elena Karla (2013) Development of an energy saving product for use in the kitchen: Based on the working principle of hay boxes for use with modern kitchen pots.

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Abstract:The exercise of this Bachelor thesis was to develop a passive cooking device to cook the food, after heating it up once in a normal pan or pressure pot. There the cooking process in continues by using insulation. The device will be sold together with an application for mobile devices. The device is developed to be first sold on the Dutch market and later on the European market, and is designed for ComfortSavers situated in Middelburg, Zeeland. The company is just starting up and wants to develop energy-saving, ecological friendly and recyclable products that go along with modern trends. The resulting device is named “CookSaver”. The idea of cooking in insulation is very old. As the market and trend research showed, there is no product available which fits to every pot or pan, and can be bought as an independent product. The CookSaver is most interesting for young families with children, young couples as early majority and for elderly people who know the principle and want maintain traditions as late majority. As the payback time for the user should not be longer than two years the device costs around 50€. The time savings while using the device are 60% and it can be kept warm 186 minutes until the critical food temperature is reached of 60°C. The final product is made of recyclable ABS,d PC (Polycabonat) and Lumira®Aerogel particles, a special kind of aerogel, which are labeled “Cradle to Cradle”. The colors are black, green and blue are orientated at the Cradle to Cradle principle. The product shall mainly be produced by injection molding and some parts need to be bought in externally. The final performance is tested with a prototype. The prototype was made as close as possible to the final product. So, it proofed the assumptions made for a theoretical calculation and can be used very well for testing purposes.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:20 art studies
Programme:Industrial Design BSc (56955)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63973
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