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Electric Oven Cooling Fans
Oven Cooling Fans come in several forms, but are mainly of the tangential fan type because of the construction being such that the air flow is at right angles to the line of the motor shaft and the length and tubular shape of the fan is such that it requires support at both ends. This type of fan is generally used for its flat construction, so they can more easily fit into the compact area at the top of the oven which houses the controls. These fans are used to keep the control panel area of the cooker cool so that the controls, such as thermostats, electronics and clocks remain unaffected by the temperature increase of the oven. They are more often than not, temperature controlled by a delay thermostat, switching on as the oven temperate increases and remaining on after the oven has been switched off so as to keep the control area cool and unaffected by the residual heat from the oven.