Gas fired outdoor cooking apparatus

  • US 6,957,649 B1
  • Filed: 12/23/2003
  • Issued: 10/25/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/23/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A cooking apparatus, comprising:

  • a) a burner having a frame that includes a base for engaging an underlying support surface, the frame having a burner element for generating a high intensity flame for use in cooking, the burner frame having an upper end portion with a support surface for cradling a pot;

    b) the frame including a nozzle tube having upper and lower end portions, the nozzle tube being positioned to extend above the burner element and providing an open ended bore that contains the flame generated by the burner element during cooking;

    c) the frame including pot supports next to the upper end portion for holding a pot; and

    d) at least one heat shield that is positioned below the flame during cooking and that is connected to the nozzle tube and that extends radially and circumferentially with respect to the nozzle tube; and

    e) the lower end portion of the nozzle tube providing an open end portion that extends below the heat shield.

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