Patent Number: 6,167,796

Title: Baker for waffles, pancakes and similar food items

Abstract: A waffle baker is disclosed which is of tubular frame construction having a pair of shell members which have a food receiving part, a handle, and a hinge. The shell members include a heater coil for connecting to a power source and a thermocouple to monitor the heat index of the shell members. A timing system is incorporated into the system, preferably through a magnetic and proximity switch, such that the baker turning and cooking time is monitored with either visual and/or audio warnings.

Inventors: Wright; Irvin E. (Fountain Valley, CA), Osborne; Rodney L. (Hebron, OH), George, II; Paul E. (Powell, OH)

Assignee: New Carbon Company, Inc.

International Classification: A47J 37/06 (20060101); A47J 037/00 (); A21B 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018