Counter-top electric cooker

  • US 6,201,217 B1
  • Filed: 04/12/1999
  • Issued: 03/13/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/12/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An electric oven for cooking food, the oven comprising:

  • a cooking enclosure including an upper surface with an opening therein; and

    a power head detachably connected to the cooking enclosure and including a heating unit extending into the cooking enclosure through said opening, a fan chamber positioned above the cooking enclosure and the heating unit, a fan mounted in the fan chamber to create a cooling air flow through the fan chamber, a plurality of air inlets to the fan chamber to allow said cooling air flow into the fan chamber, and a cooling manifold surrounding said opening and including a lower surface facing said upper surface outside of said cooking enclosure, the cooling manifold in fluid communication with the fan chamber and including a plurality of air outlets arranged in said lower surface to direct the cooling air flow from the fan chamber toward the upper surface of the cooking enclosure to cool the upper surface.

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