Cooking utensil

  • US 5,320,028 A
  • Filed: 10/01/1993
  • Issued: 06/14/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/01/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A cooking utensil, comprising:

  • a container for receiving articles of food to be cooked, said container having a closed bottom, an open top, and a peripheral wall at its upper end outwardly circumscribing its open top and defining therewith an annular reservoir for receiving a quantity of water;

    and a lid overlying said open top of the container and including a depending skirt dimensioned to become partially immersed in the reservoir water and thereby to divide the upper part of the reservoir into an inner section and an outer section communicating with said inner section via the portions of the two sections below said depending skirt;

    said container being formed with a slot extending a short distance inwardly of the container open top such that the outer end of the slot is at the container open top and the inner end of the slot is spaced a short distance inwardly of the container open top, said inner end of the slot being of a narrow width to permit only a small quantity of liquid in said reservoir to be automatically drawn into the container, upon a decrease in pressure therein during its cooling, thereby to gradually cool and depressurize the interior of the container.

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