Patent Number: 6,165,527

Title: Bagel making machine and associated method

Abstract: A machine for making a food product includes a cooking apparatus for cooking an aliquot of dough disposed in a predetermined shape about a cooking member made of a material which has a chemical composition essentially impervious to cooking temperatures. The machine also incorporates a mechanism for extracting the cooking member from the cooked dough, thereby creating a chamber in the cooked dough. This mechanism has a gripper which is disposable in grasping contact with a protruding end of the cooking member, a holder disposable in contact with the cooked dough for restraining the cooked dough, and a motive component operatively connected to at least one of the holder and the gripper for moving the one of the holder and the gripper relative to the other to remove the cooking member from cooked dough.

Inventors: Wilk; Peter J. (New York, NY), Weisberger; Joshua (Hillside, NJ)


International Classification: A23P 1/08 (20060101); A23L 1/00 (20060101); A21C 11/00 (20060101); A21D 13/00 (20060101); A23P 001/10 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017