Patent Number: 6,305,368

Title: Adjustable-length grill plate

Abstract: An adjustable-length flare-up preventing plate assembly for a barbecue grill includes at least two elongated metallic plates. Each elongated metallic plate includes a pair of longitudinal wings and at least one fastener, where the longitudinal wings are folded downwardly approximate a middle longitudinal centerline to form a concavity. The fastener is designed to couple at least two of the elongated metallic plates together in a longitudinal or over-lapping fashion, such that at least one of the plates will extend longitudinally from a longitudinal end of another one of the plates--providing an extended-length flare-up preventing plate. Once coupled together, this extended grill plate is placed into the barbecue grill concave-side-down so that the longitudinal ends of the extended grill plate rest against the tapered walls of the barbecue grill. Of course, it is preferred that pluralities of such extended grill plates are placed in the barbecue grill in a side-by-side fashion to provide an array of the extended grill plates below the cooking surface.

Inventors: Rimback; Peter D. (Euclid, OH)

Assignee: Hanover Direct, Inc.

International Classification: A47J 37/07 (20060101); A47J 37/06 (20060101); A47J 037/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018