Patent Number: 6,166,353

Title: Free-standing warmer drawer

Abstract: A free-standing warming appliance includes an outer enclosure and an inner liner which cooperate together to form a heating chamber. A warmer drawer forming a receptacle for precooked food stuffs is selectively inserted into and withdrawn out of the heating chamber. A heating element is secured to the inner liner within the heating chamber to warm the food stuffs within the warmer drawer receptacle. A control panel has an indicator light and infinite switch for controlling the heating element. The control panel is located within the enclosure and covered by a front panel of the warmer drawer so that access to the control components of the control panel is provided only when the warmer drawer is withdrawn from the heating chamber. Oven support members are secured to the outer enclosure to support a cooking appliance, such as a built-in oven, above the free-standing warming appliance. The cooking appliance rests directly on the oven support members of the warming appliance.

Inventors: Senneville; Fran.cedilla.ois (Repentigny, CA), Laprade; Serge (Berthierville, CA), Archambault; Gilbert (Repentigny, CA), Labadens; Stephane (St-Gerard, CA)

Assignee: White Consolidated Industries, Inc.

International Classification: F24C 15/08 (20060101); F24C 7/00 (20060101); F24C 015/08 (); F24C 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017