Patent Number: 6,168,818

Title: Method and apparatus for making cheesecake

Abstract: A cheesecake batter is baked in individual cups as it is continuously moved from one end of an oven to the other. Thereafter, it is cooled by being transferred to a cooling table covered with a hood. The cooling table and the hood are arranged in line with the other end of the oven, and the hood contains a downward laminar sterile air flow to envelop the baked cheesecake batter on the cooling table. In addition, the cooling table and the hood are spaced from the other end of the oven a distance in which the flow of heated vapor from the oven react and create a vacuum, thereby maintaining the baked cheesecake batter under constant sterile conditions, as it moves from the oven to the cooling table.

Inventors: Olkey; David (Little Neck, NY), Caruso; Charles (Little Neck, NY)

Assignee: Carousel Foods, Inc.

International Classification: A23G 7/02 (20060101); A23G 7/00 (20060101); A21D 8/00 (20060101); A21D 8/06 (20060101); B65B 23/10 (20060101); B65B 23/00 (20060101); A21D 015/00 (); A23C 019/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018