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4120981 Method of cooking food  
Significantly improved cooking of food is achieved in machines which tumble the food in a rotating heated vessel. In one embodiment a food-containing vessel rotates past an electric heater which...
4114523 Oscillatory drive means for a rotisserie spit  
A roasting oven having a broiling element near the top of the oven liner and a rotisserie spit adapted to be supported in an elevated position from a wire frame in a broil pan seated on an oven...
4103606 Cooking device  
A cooking device for quickly and uniformly cooking food products, especially meat products, and for warming rolls and other bread products. The device includes an elongated housing substantially...
4103605 Meatball cooker  
A device for cooking meatballs has a frame supporting an open-ended drum for rotation on the frame about a substantially horizontal axis. The drum is open at both its inlet end and its outlet end...
4096791 Apparatus for making a fried formed chip  
Apparatus for preparing a chip type snack is disclosed. The apparatus includes a section for preparing and sheeting dough, a section for cutting the dough sheet into a continuous ribbon of wide...
4081564 Method and apparatus for continuously making loaf meat  
Method and apparatus for making a molded meat product on a continuous basis, including the stuffing of a meat material into molds, where a plurality of molds are arranged together in a magazine...
4073226 Processing apparatus  
Circular sealing partitions are moved through a cylindrical vessel open at both ends and to a central portion of which a processing fluid is continuously supplied through a port in the wall of the...
4068570 Apparatus for producing pieces of eggs  
Process of producing pieces of eggs which comprises mixing eggs to obtain a blend of egg whites and egg yolks, separately establishing a first flow of the blend and a second flow of steam under...
4063497 Apparatus for making crepes or the like  
An apparatus for use with a crepe pan for making crepes or the like, the apparatus generally comprising a pan support frame for supporting the crepe pan and means for moving the pan support frame...
4051772 Machine for dispensing heated sausage from a cold storage compartment  
A coin-operated machine for dispensing heated sausage from a cold storage compartment where the sausages are kept in a frozen condition. Two superposed rollers being rotated step by step in...
4048473 Food cooking machine  
A food cooking machine comprises a generally cylindrical vessel having liquid impervious walls, a closed end and an open end. A removable cap having a central axial vent opening closes the open...
4034661 Apparatus for heating and dispensing food articles  
Apparatus for heating and dispensing skewer-supported food articles such as hotdogs and the like, preferably along with buns therefor including a housing means having feed and discharge openings...
4026202 Apparatus for automatically producing waffles and similar food articles  
An elongated endless conveyor unit extends in a horizontal plane and successively carries a plurality of article forming molds from a batter coating station through a hot oil within a cooking...
4005646 Rotatable grill  
A rotatable grill for demountably retaining food objects consisting of a first basket half and a second basket half which is similar in size to the first basket half and a pivotable bracket means...
3990357 Gang-type product knockout and receiving means  
A product knockout and receiving means for removing a loaf meat from a mechanism of loaf molds including a gang of knockout bars, one each in alignment with each mold for engaging and pushing a...
3978779 Apparatus for preparing edible products  
An apparatus for preparing edible products having a cylindrical shell of coagulated egg-white enclosing a central core. The apparatus has a plurality of cylindrical moulds moving cyclically in a...
3978780 Cooking utensil  
A cooking utensil comprising a receptacle for batter and a pumping member at least partially in the receptacle. The receptacle has a bottom wall and an open top and the pumping member is mounted...
3972276 Cooking appliance  
A cooking appliance of a chamber with a horizontal rotatable support disposed therein. A first heating element is provided above said support and one side of a shaft on which said support is...
3951052 Barbecuing apparatus  
Barbecuing apparatus having a plurality of broiling trays arranged to rotate about a common axis. The trays are circumferentially spaced about a rotary shaft, extend radially with respect thereto,...
3949660 Apparatus for forming shells of dough  
A high pressure press including a cup-shaped die member having a relatively narrow, essentially rigidly fixed outer confining lip movable into engagement with a flat bed to define a closed fluid...
3948160 Multifood product frying machine  
Tortillas are placed on a flexible, pliable, perforated web made of woven metal. A plunger folds over the tortilla, folding the tortilla and the metal web, and the combination wherein the tortilla...
3948158 Multiple-stage gang-type plug pushing assembly  
Mechanism for applying a squeezing force to a food product in a mold, including a fluid motor driving a reciprocal rod for engaging and applying a force to a plug movably positionable within the...
3946655 Taco shell cooking apparatus  
Taco shell forming and cooking apparatus comprising a cooking bath, a mesh conveyor belt for carrying a tortilla through the cooking bath, a plurality of wedge-shaped forming members disposed...
3943910 Gas broiler  
Steaks, chops, hamburger patties or other meat to be broiled is reciprocated on a reciprocating grill transversely of a pair of elongated spaced apart horizontally disposed upper heat sources in...
3922961 Rotary cooking device  
A rotary cooking device having two separate hub elements to be mounted for rotation about a common axis and adjustably carrying two grill parts for engaging opposite sides of a roast or other...
3911805 Apparatus for cutting, shaping and transferring flexible preforms  
An apparatus for cutting flexible preforms having a predetermined initial shape from a flexible web such as a ribbon of dough, and for pneumatically transferring the preforms to moving cooking...
3901137 Automatic enchilada machine  
A method and fully automated apparatus for the continuous preparation of specialty foods such as tacos, enchiladas and similar food products of the type characterized by having an outer layer of...
3882766 Automatic oven  
An oven for automatically broiling and self-basting foods including an upper cooking station for cooking foods between opposed electrical heating members, a lower rest station, a rotatable food...
3869969 Toasting apparatus  
A toasting apparatus comprises carrier means mounted for rotation about a fixed axis, a plurality of frames circumferentially arranged on said carrier means for rotation therewith and adapted to...
3870193 APPARATUS FOR HEATING AND DISPENSING FRENCH FRIED POTATOES  
Apparatus for effecting the automatic vending of heated French-fried potatoes and like articles which includes a rotatable open-ended cage-like container selectively displaceable in predetermined...
3861290 BARBECUING APPARATUS  
Barbecuing apparatus having a plurality of broiling trays arranged to rotate about a common axis. The trays are circumferentially spaced about a rotary shaft, extend radially with respect thereto,...
3861289 TACO SHELL FRYER  
A taco fryer has a frame on which is supported an open top tank for containing heated frying oil. An endless, pan conveyor travels on the frame so as to dip down into and rise out of the oil. A...
3857330 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A TOROID SHAPED HOT DOG  
An apparatus for manufacturing a toroid shaped hot dog in the general form of a doughnut including a mold having a series of doughnut designing cavities spaced therein with each cavity adapted to...
3839050 BROILER AND BARBECUER  
A portable cooking device consisting of a housing having a hinged ventilated top section containing an electric heating element. The bottom section of the housing has a longitudinal rotary square...
3835760 APPARATUS FOR TOASTING BREAD-LIKE ARTICLES  
Apparatus for toasting bread-like articles is disclosed comprising a housing providing a toasting chamber in which electrical heating elements are disposed together with an endless conveyor...
3823659 APPARATUS FOR PREPARING A NON-PACKAGED EGG PRODUCT  
An apparatus for preparing a non-packaged egg product comprising a cylindrical core of coagulated yolk mass surrounded by a shell of coagulated egg white mass. The apparatus comprises a heating...
3817163 COOKING UTENSIL  
A cooking utensil used to prepare a taco shell within a frying pan has two arms pivoted together which close to sandwich a shell within a V-shaped holder. The arms, which may be swiveled together...
3814005 PIZZA PIE CRUST DEVICE  
The invention comprises a pizza pie crust making device for making pizza pie crusts. The device has a housing and an upper and lower disc member. The lower disc member is fixed to the housing. The...
3812776 CAGE-TYPE ROTARY SPIT  
A two-piece rotary spit for use with an electric drive motor above an open charcoal bed or the like in barbecuing roasts, fowl and the like. Each part of the spit includes an elongated rod section...
3811376 AUTOMATIC FOOD HOLDING AND TURNING APPARATUS  
A barbecue rack for holding and turning foods to be cooked over a heat source, the rack having a plurality of parallel ranked U-shaped cross-section racks which are normally positioned above the...
3807292 APPARATUS FOR COOKING FOOD PRODUCTS  
A hollow drum is supported at the inner periphery of the opposite open ends of the drum by rollers carried by a pair of shafts extending into the drum and parallel with the axis of the drum,...
3797379 BARBECUE MEAT HOLDER  
A barbecue meat holder having rotatable spaced hubs with aligning stub shafts secured thereto and groups of four co-planar spokes extending radially outwardly from each of said hubs together with...
3792654 COOKING AND SMOKING APPARATUS  
The present invention relates to cooking and smoking apparatus of the general type which includes a substantially closed housing having an access door, means for supporting food materials such as...
3792653 TOASTER  
A toaster for frankfurters and buns, having a circular frankfurter heating chamber formed by two apertured reflective removable shields. The shields have inturned ends forming two spaced...
3785273 TACO SHELL MACHINE  
Tortillas are placed on a flexible, pliable, perforated web made of woven metal. A plunger folds over the tortilla, folding the tortilla and the metal web, and the combination wherein the tortilla...
3782269 OMELET PREPARING MACHINE AND PROCESS  
The invention comprises a machine and process for producing a folded egg omelet using an egg batter mixture. The mixture is deposited into a preheated omelet cooking pan which has hinged sides...
3766846 APPARATUS FOR PREPARING TACO SHELLS  
An apparatus for preparing taco shells from uncooked tortillas comprising a cooking vessel for containing cooking oil, a conveyor assembly having a plurality of spaced apart generally V-shaped...
3763764 TACO COOKING APPARATUS  
An improved taco shell cooking apparatus including a cooking means, at least one forming device, and a conveyor for moving a sheet of comestible material past the cooking means and thence to a...
3759165 DEVICE FOR HOLDING TORTILLA DURING THE COOKING THEREOF  
A device for holding folded-over tortillas while the tortillas are immersed in oil during the cooking thereof. The device comprises an inner support against which folded spaced tortillas are...
3747507 TOASTER FOR FRANKFURTER AND FRANKFURTER BUN  
A toaster for frankfurters and buns, having a circular frankfurter heating chamber formed by two apertured reflective removable shields. The shields have inturned ends forming two spaced...