Patent Number: 6,170,160

Title: Baked potato opener

Abstract: A baked potato opener is comprised of a pair of side members with connected top ends, downwardly projecting middle portions, and outwardly flared bottom ends. The side members are generally bell shaped in an end view. A cutter is connected to the top ends of the side members, and has a serrated cutting edge positioned between and slightly higher than the bottom ends of the side members. The greatest width between the side members at the bottom ends is about the same as the width of an average potato. To use, the opener is positioned on top of a potato, aligned with its longitudinal axis, and pushed downward. The top of the potato is cut by the cutter. Any aluminum foil wrapped around the potato is cleanly cut by the serrated cutting edge. The sides of the potato are engaged by the flared bottom ends of the side members. The cut is spread apart when the sides of the potato are pressed down by the bottom ends of the side members.

Inventors: Freige; Diab Edmond (Los Altos, CA)


International Classification: B26B 3/00 (20060101); B26B 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018