ApplicationNo. 06/934558 filed on 10/21/1986
US Classes:99/423, With feeding, discharging and/or movably supporting99/353, Changing form or shape99/424Pivoted section
ExaminersPrimary: Kee Chi, James
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA21B 5/00 (20060101)
A21B 5/03 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1985-02-27 AU
AbstractA machine for manufacturing cooked foodstuffs such as crepes comprises an upwardly directed rotatable concave hot plate (31) which is slightly inclined. A radially disposed pouring tube (38) is arranged above the plate (31) and has holes (78) for dispensing pre-made food mixture onto the plate (31) in a manner causing a constant quantity of mixture per surface area of the plate whereby a thin uniform disc of the mixture is formed. A heating element (33) heats the plate (31) to cook one side of the disc and the plate (31) is mounted on a hub (35) which, upon rotation inverts the plate (31) enabling the partially cooked disc to the dispensed onto a flat further hot plate (32) such that the other side is then cooked. A pump unit (37) pumps the mixture from a tank (39) to the pouring tube (38). A spatula (34) assists in dispensing the partially cooked disc from the hot plate (31). The machine operates cyclically and automatically while mixture remains in the tank (39).