Patent Number: 6,444,958

Title: Cooking appliance and method of cooling the same

Abstract: Improved cooling is achieved in a cooking appliance having a burner box including an air inlet and at least one burner assembly disposed therein. A control box containing control electronics is located adjacent to the burner box. The control box is provided with an air inlet and an air outlet for permitting a flow of cooling air therethrough. Also provided is a fan for causing cooling air to pass through the control box. The burner box air inlet is positioned so that cooling air exiting the control box via the control box outlet enters the burner box via the burner box inlet. In one preferred embodiment, an inner box is disposed in the burner box so as to define a compartment into which the cooling air flows.

Inventors: Campbell; Robert P. (Sacramento, CA)

Assignee: general Electric Company

International Classification: F24C 15/10 (20060101); H05B 3/68 (20060101); H05B 3/74 (20060101); H05B 003/68 (); F24C 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/03/2019