Automatic popcorn popper with thermal controller

  • US 6,000,318 A
  • Filed: 12/16/1998
  • Issued: 12/14/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/28/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. Apparatus for popping popcorn comprising:

  • a kettle with a heater coupled thereto;

    an oil pump system for pumping cooking oil into the kettle to cook popcorn;

    a controller coupled to said oil pump system and said kettle heater and operating the heater and pump system to deliver amounts of heat and oil to the kettle for cooking popcorn;

    the controller monitoring the amounts of heat and oil delivered to the kettle and controlling those amounts to thereby ensure proper cooking of the popcorn.

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