Date of Defense


Date of Graduation



Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

First Advisor

Bade Shrestha

Second Advisor

Zachary Bruin-Slot

Third Advisor

Michele Harping Johnson


Standard household convection ovens have a limited number of capabilities for preparing food. Using an existing built-in oven platform, a modular oven accessory was designed and validated in order to expand the food preparation possibilities of the standard convection oven. Multiple iterations were designed using 3D Solid Modeling Software, prototyped, and tested. Testing was developed under the Design of Experiments method and executed using various forms of data acquisition. Benchmarking units were purchased and tested to compare multiple factors including flavor, operating temperatures, and general design. The result is a detailed product concept for Whirlpool to refine and integrate into their next generation oven platform.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Restricted