Patent Number: 6,309,684

Title: Microwave steaming tray

Abstract: A microwave steam tray is made of a thermo-formed co-polymer polypropylene quality food grade plastic. The microwave steam tray comprises a plastic container having a dish portion and a connected lid. The dish portion includes a bottom surface with four sidewalls extending therefrom to define a dish interior. A plurality of ribs are raised from the bottom surface to provide a cooking plane. Steam channels are formed between the ribs. The ribs extend radially from a moisture reservoir positioned within the dish interior. The moisture reservoir includes a retaining wall having a cup portion formed within the retaining wall. Recesses are formed within the retaining wall. Liquid based food products may be placed in the moisture cylinder during cooking. Steam generated from the moisture reservoir easily travels down the radial steam channels. Some of the liquid based food product from the reservoir may be allowed to spill from the recesses in the retaining wall to provide a "volcano effect" in the microwave steam tray.

Inventors: Hopkins, Sr.; Gary L. (Scottsburg, IN)

Assignee: Steamway Franchise Sales, Inc.

International Classification: A23L 1/01 (20060101); B65D 43/16 (20060101); B65D 81/34 (20060101); B65D 006/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018