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ECD BakeWATCH® Innovation, Breadometer®, Awarded United States Patent

Posted on Feb 05, 2014

February 5, 2014 – ECD BakeWATCH today announced that its latest innovation, Breadometer®, has been awarded United States Patent #8556502. This is the 14th patent for the company’s portfolio of M.O.L.E. ® thermal profiling tools.

Breadometer is a unique food probe technology designed to help baking professionals ensure ongoing product consistency, optimize taste and texture, and enable exceptionally high yields. Developed in 2011 and patented in October 2013, Breadometer finds the coldest area of the baked good through the use of a single probe insertion, locates five thermocouples into the dough, while the sixth channel remains outside to detect oven entrance and exit. Working in concert with other BakeWATCH tools such as the M.O.L.E. thermal profiling system and M.O.L.E. MAP software, use of Breadometer is the simplest and fastest way to realize production quality initiatives.

Useful technologies don’t always have to be complex,” comments ECD BakeWATCH VP of Sales and Marketing, Todd Clifton. “We recognized a common challenge among professional bakers and set out to provide an effective and easy-to-use solution. Breadometer is the result of this initiative which has now been further validated by its patent status. We are very proud of the entire team for this accomplishment!

ECD BakeWATCH offers a complete suite of baking optimization tools that include: SuperM.O.L.E. Gold 2® thermal profiler for oven balancing and baked goods optimization, Breadometer dough sensing for bake cycle perfection, MiniM.O.L.E.® rh proofing technology and VaporWATCH® proofer temperature and humidity tracking and control.

Professional baking customers around the world are realizing the benefits of BakeWATCH products,” says Clifton in conclusion. “We are delighted that our efforts to help improve customers’ baking processes have resulted in yet another patent-worthy technology.

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About ECD

ECD, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, is recognized worldwide for its leadership and expertise in thermal monitoring and analysis technology. Based in Milwaukie, Oregon, the company is a pioneer in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced in-transit thermal profiling systems and software used to monitor and analyze process temperatures in various industries including electronics, solar and baking, among others. Well-known for its data-rich software platform and robust hardware functionality, ECD is the thermal profiling choice of engineering professionals worldwide. For more information on ECD and its products, visit |

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