Convection based cooking apparatus with improved air-flow

  • US 6,038,964 A
  • Filed: 05/22/1998
  • Issued: 03/21/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A convection cooking apparatus comprising:

  • cabinet having surfaces that define a cabinet interior;

    a baffle positioned substantially vertically within the cabinet interior and separating the cabinet interior into a heating chamber and a cooking chamber with one surface of the baffle forming at least one surface of the heating chamber and another surface of the baffle forming at least one surface of the cooking chamber;

    an air inlet in direct fluid communication with the heating chamber for receiving air into the cabinet interior;

    an air outlet in direct fluid communication with the cooking chamber for venting the cooking chamber;

    an air passage in direct fluid communication with the heating chamber and the cooking chamber for communicating air from the heating chamber to the cooking chamber;

    a heating source operatively coupled to the heating chamber; and

    a drafting means for creating an air-flow through the air inlet, the air passage, and the air outlet, the drafting means being coupled to the air outlet.

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