High efficiency electronic cooking systems (HEECS)

Microwave ovens are now based on bulky magnetrons that have reached their limits of performance and energy efficiency while occupying a relatively large space. Furthermore, there are currently no energy labels used in the market for these appliances. While current standards provide a helpful comparative test protocol, they do not allow for a full spectrum of efficiency measurements, representative of realistic use scenarios. The ENIAC JU project HEECS is addressing the operational specifications of electronic cooking systems to improve their efficiency and define a complete set of European standards.

Partner organizations

  • NXP Semiconductors Netherlands (Private, Netherlands)
  • University of Padua (Academic, Italy)
  • ComHeat Microwave AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Whirlpool Sweden (Private, Sweden)
  • Delft University of Technology (Academic, Netherlands)
  • Politechnika Warszawska (Academic, Poland)
  • Whirlpool Europe (Private, Italy)
  • Bergh Hybrid Circuits (Private, Netherlands)
  • Plextek (Private, United Kingdom)
Start date 01/03/2011
End date The project is closed: 28/02/2014

Published: Thu 31 May 2018.