Patent Number: 6,486,455

Title: Container for heating rapidly and evenly frozen foods in a microwave oven

Abstract: The present invention relates to a container for cooking food in a microwave oven. The container includes a tray having a bottom wall and a side wall that is attached to the bottom wall and extends upwardly from the bottom wall to define an interior cavity and a support means to provide support for a food product and elevate the food product with respect to the bottom wall. A continuous shielding layer is provided in the bottom wall and the side wall of the tray. The bottom wall and side wall of the tray along with the bottom of the food product define a free space under the food product that totally reflects microwave beams that pass through the food product back in the direction of the food product. The container of the invention reduces the formation of temperature gradients in the food product when it is heated and accelerates the microwave reheating of the food product. The container is particularly useful for reheating large blocks of frozen food.

Inventors: Merabet; Mustapha (Blonay, CH)

Assignee: Nestec S.A.

International Classification: B65D 81/34 (20060101); H05B 006/80 ()

Expiration Date: 11/26/2019