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2,411,993
I COMBINATION BROILER AND SERVER FOR DOMESTIC RANGES
Filed Sept. 1, 1939
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COMBINATION BROILER AND>SERVER FOR DOMESTIC RANGES
Filed Sept. 1,‘ 1939
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COMBINATION BROILER AND, SERVER FORjDOIylES'I'IC RANGES
Filed Sept. 1, 1939
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Patented Dec._3, 1946
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Stanley H. Robson, Rockford, 111., assignor to
D. Roper Corporation, Rockford,- llL, a
corporation of Illinois
Application September 1, 1939, Serial No. 293,115
6 Claims. ' (0]. 98-425)
Fig. 9 is a longitudinal section on the line l-O
This invention relates to a novel combination
broiler and server for domestic ranges.
of Fig. 8.
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Similar reference numerals are applied to cor- ‘
_ In recent} times many restaurants have fea
lieved that many persons have regretted the fact
responding parts throughout the views.
Referring first to Figs. 6 and '7, the numeral 8
' that the present day domestic ranges, with all
designates a domestic range- having a broiler
tured the serving of sizzling steaks audit is be
drawer 9 slidable into and out of the broiler com
their improvements, do not provide facilities
partment ill in which a gas burner ‘or electric
adapted for serving sizzling steaks at the table,
heating element is provided at a proper elevation
the grills‘being designed so that they are not
adapted to be removed from the range andplaced 10' with respect to the steak II, or other food'to be
vprepared. The drawer 9 has ledges I! in verti~
on the table, and there being furthermore noth
cally spaced'relation to permitplacing the drip
ing provided in conjunction therewith to permitv
pan IS with the grill l4 therein at the desired
the placing of the hot grill on the table." It is
elevation for slower or faster broiling. The grill
therefore the principal object of my invention
to provide a combination broiler and servercon 15 It has handles I! on the opposite ends thereof
to facilitate removal from the drip pan II when
structed so that the hot grill bearing the steak
the hot grill bearing the sizzling steak is to be
can be transferred promptly directly from the
placed in the serving tray “and placed on the
table II, asindicated in, Fig. 7. Obviously the
, grill being made to fitv in the tray used on the 20 circumferential ledge l8_around the depressed
table similarly as it fits in the drip pan in the - central portion I9 of the tray I6 is made to fit
the grill It, just as a similar ledge 20 around the‘
range and being equipped with handles on oppo
depressed central portion 2| of the drip pan l3
‘site sides thereof to facilitate transferring the
fits the grill. In fact the pan l3 and tray l6 are
grill from the drip pan to the serving tray.
alike in construction, both being
The invention also contemplates improvements 25 - preferably
stamped from sheet metal, and having a margin
in the construction of the grill as well as in the
ally projecting rim portion 22 with a rolled outer
construction of the drip pan and serving tray
edge 23. The pan l3, however,is porcelain enam
broiler compartment in a serving tray to the ta
ble without danger of scorching the table, the‘
with a view to generally improving the perform
ance; as will hereinafter appear. It also contem
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plates the construction of the grill from various
eled, both for .cheapness and for making it better
adapted to Withstand the “range temperatures,
whereas the‘tray I6 is of stainless steel or chro
mium. plated steel, mainly for attractive appear
materials to adapt the same better to the‘ serving
of sizzling steaks as will later appear.
ance in view of its use on the table, although the
The invention is illustrated in the accompany
tray may be made of pottery, glass, or any of the
ing drawings, in which
35 .other materials used in the construction of the
Fig. 1 is a plan view of the broiler grill and
.grill I 4, with a view to having the same match
serving tray assembly;
» the appearance of the grill when assembled
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the tray with the grill
therewith, as illustrated in Fig. 7. In any event
removed;
it is apparent thatvthe present invention makes
Figs. 3, 4, and 5 are sections on a larger scale 40 it feasible to serve sizzling steaks and the like ‘
taken on the correspondingly numbered lines of ' in'the home and thereby broadens the scope of
Fig. 1. Fig. 4 having an intermediate portion
usefulness of the domestic‘ range which was here
thereof broken away to permit showing the con
tofore not adapted for that purpose. When the
struction on the enlarged scale;
hot grill bearing the sizzling steak is transferred
Fig. 6 is a perspective view ‘of a portion of a 45 to the table directly from the broiler compart
range illustrating the invention under actual op
ment in vthe tray ii, the tray being cold facilitates
erating conditions at the point where the grill
the handling of the grill and the carrying thereof
‘is to be transferred from the drip pan to the
to the table and protects the table against scorch
serving, tray;
ing so that there is no necessity for the use of
‘ Fig. 'l is aperspective view of ‘a table illustrat
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ing the placing of the grill and serving tray as
‘ sembly on the table with the sizzling steak there
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special pads, which are always a nuisance. ‘Fur
thermore, the tray protects the table cloth
against grease spots.‘ One cornerofthe grill I 4
is cut away on an are, as indicated an. to af
Fig. 8- is a plan view of another broiler grill‘
ford access to a well 25 in the corner of the pan
55 l3 and tray l8, and in operation, while the. grill
and drip pan assembly; and
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in the broiler compartment, uncooked juices
other corners of the pan l3 and tray it provide
supporting ‘feet 32 in a common plane with the
bottom of the well portion 25 so that‘the tray
collect in the well '25 in the pan l3 in the manner
hereinafter described and these juices can be la
dled out and poured over the meat on the grill,
l8 will set level on the table II. With this con
as in basting, or used in the preparation of gravy, 5 struction of the grill and pan, it is obvious that
the greases are ba?led from the ?ame of the broil
The fact that the grill I4 is transferred from the
er burner so that they won't ignite or smoke, that
pan l3 to 'a clean tray l6 when the steak is to be
being one of the principal objections to many
served is also considered quite an advantage, this
other grills with which I am familiar. In passing
assembly having a much more wholesome appear
ance. The grill I4 illustrated is of cast aluminum 10 it will also be noticed in Fig. 3 that the handles
I5 have the main body portions thereof disposed
although it may be stamped from sheet alumi
in a plane well above the plane of the grill I4
num. I also contemplate having the grill made of
so as to be disposed in spaced relation above the '
pottery, heat resistant glass, or stamped steel.
rim portion 22 of the drip pan l3 and thereby
Thus, for example, in Figs. 8 and 9 the grill |4a
is of pottery and is shown on a porcelain enam 15 facilitate lifting the grill off the pan, the usual
eled sheet metal drip pan l3a, the grill l4a being
adapted for use interchangeably like the grill I4
on the drip pan I31: and on a serving tray simi
pot holders being used in this operation as well
as in carrying the grill and tray assembly to the
table to avoid burning the hands and ?ngers.
It is believed the foregoing description conveys
lar in construction to the drip pan l3a but hav
ing a different ?nish, like the serving tray IS, the 20 a good understanding of the objects and advan-f ’
tages of my invention. The appended claims
grill Ha being in the drip pan l3a during‘the
have been drawn with a view to covering all le
broiling operation in the oven of the range and
gitimate modi?cations and adaptations.
being transferred after the broiling operation to
I claim:
a clean serving tray to convey the sizzling steak
1. In a broiler, a pan having side ?anges and
or other meat to the table, similarly as in the
a depressed central portion which is further de
case of the grill I 4. The pottery of the grill l4a
pressed at one corner thereof to provide a, well,
is of advantage from the standpoint that it can
a broiler grill ?tting in the depressed central
be thoroughly cleaned easily, the same as other
portion of the pan and having a cut-away corner
cooking utensils made of pottery or glass or the
like. The grill l4a being of substantially identi 30 portion exposing the well, the grill having elon
gated grooves provided ln the top surface thereof,
cal construction to the grill M has the parts
radiating from the cut-away corner portion
thereof numbered correspondingly, and the same
thereof, for drainage of juices toward and into
is true regarding the numbering of the parts of
said well, said grill also having openings pro
the drip pan I3a in relation to the numbering
vided therein communicating with the grooves
of the drip pan l3 and serving tray I 6. Where
and in longitudinally spaced relation with respect
the stamped steel grill construction is used, the
thereto, the comer portion of the grill being de
grill may be of stainless steel or chromium plated,
?ned by a downwardly projecting ?ange, the
or even enameled.
lower edge of which is in sufficiently closely spaced
The grill l4 has, radiating from the arcuate
cut-out corner portion 24, a series of grooves 26 40 relation to the bottom of the pan so that the
?ange in addition to conducting juices from the
which are shallowest at the ends remote from the
ends of the grooves‘ in the grill into the well in
corner portion 24 and deepest where they com
the corner of the pan substantially baflles the
municate with the corner portion, as indicated
rest of the depressed central portion of the pan
by the ?aring thereof. The grill has slots 21 pro
vided therein communicating with the bottoms 45 from the flame of the broiler burner.
2. In a broiler, a pan having side ?anges and
of the grooves 26, and located in longitudinally
a depressed central portion which is further de
spaced relation in said grooves. The top of the
pressed at one corner thereof to provide a well,
grill has sloping surfaces 28 inclined toward the
grooves, these surfaces de?ning edges as indi- _ a broiler grill ?tting in the depressed central
cated by the radial lines 29, midway between the 50 portion of the pan and having a cut-away corner
portion exposing the well, the grill having elon
adjacent grooves. The edges 29 are all in a plane
gated grooves provided in the top surface thereof,
radiating from the cut-away portion thereof, for
drainage of, juices toward and into said well, said
to run down into the grooves and to be collected
in the well 25. An arcuate downwardly project 55 grill also having openings provided therein com
municating with the grooves and in longitudinally
ing ?ange 30 on the grill de?nes the arcuate cut
spaced relation with respect thereto, said pan
out portion 24 and the juices running from the
having grooves formed in the bottom of the de
ends of- the grooves 26 run downv this annular
pressed central portion thereof radiating from
?ange and drop off into the well as should be ap
parent in Fig. 4. The drip pan l3 and serving 60 and draining toward the corner well, said grooves
being in vertical alignment with the grooves in
tray l6 alike have radiating from the corner well
the grill and being adapted to catch drippings
25 a series of grooves 26a, all in vertical align
from the aforesaid openings.
ment with the grooves 26 in the grill, these
3. In a broiler, a pan having side ?anges and
grooves 26a being likewise shallowest remote from
the' well and deepest where they communicate 65 a depressed central portion which is further de
pressed at one corner thereof to provide‘ a well,
with the well, as indicated by the ?aring thereof,
a broiler grill ?tting in the depressed central
whereby to assure good drainage of juices into
portion of the pan and having a cut-away corner
the well, the juices being what ?nd their way
portion exposing the well, the grill having elon
through the slots 21 in the grill. The pan [3
and tray l6 have laterally sloping surfaces 28a 70 gated grooves provided in the top surface thereof,
radiating from the‘ cut-away portion thereof, for
corresponding to the surfaces 28 of the grill, the
above the laterally sloping surfaces 28 and
grooves 26, giving ample opportunity for juices
oppositely sloping surfaces between adjacent
drainage of juices ' toward‘ and into said well,
said grill also having openings provided therein
communicating with the grooves and in longitu
lines midway between adjacent grooves, as indi
cated at 29c. Depressed portions III at the three 75 dinally spaced relation with respect thereto, said
grooves de?ning the straight edges along radial
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is disposed in su?lciently closely spacedrelation
having a depressed central portion which is fur
ther depressed in one corner thereof to provide
a well, a generally rectangular broiler grill ?t
ting in the depressed central portion of the pan
and having a cut-away corner portion exposing
the well, said grill having a plurality of grooves
provided in the top thereof radiating from the
cut-away corner portion in substantially uni
formly spaced relation, the grooves all being of
vaddition to conducting juices from the ends of
their inner ends where they communicate with\
pan having grooves formed in the bottom of the
depressed central portion thereof radiating from
and draining toward the corner well, said grooves
being in vertical alignment with the grooves in
the grill and being adapted to catch drippings
from the aforesaid openings, the cut away corner
portion of said grill being de?ned by a down
wardly projecting ?ange, the lower edge of which
to the bottom of the pan so that the ?ange in 10 gradually increasing width and depth toward‘
the cut-away corner portion of the grill to facili
tate drainage of juices toward and into said well,
and the top surface of the grill being formed
depressed central portion of the pan from the .
15 between the grooves to provide oppositely sloping
?ame of the broiler burner.
surfaces inclined downwardly toward the grooves
4. In a broiler, a generally rectangular pan
associated therewith, said sloping top surfaces
having a depressed central portion which is fur
intersecting on substantially radial lines radiat
ther depressed in one comer thereof to provide
ing from the cut-away corner portion of the
a well, a generally rectangular broiler grill fit
grill, said sloping top surfaces serving to conduct
ting in the depressed central portion of the pan
Juices toward and into said grooves, and said grill
and having a cut-away corner portion exposing
having openings provided therethrough in the
the well, said grill having a plurality of grooves
bottoms of the grooves and in longitudinally
provided in the top thereof radiating from the
spaced relation with respect thereto for direct
cut-away comer portion in substantially uni
formly spaced relation, the grooves all being of 25 drainage of juices into the pan through the grill,
said pan having a plurality of grooves provided
gradually increasing width and depth toward
the grooves in the grill into the well in the comer
of the pan substantially ba?les the rest of the
in the depressed central portion thereof radiat
their inner ends where they eommunicatewith
ing. from the corner well and in substantially
the cut-away corner portion of the grill to facili
uniformly spaced relation to one another and in
tate drainage of juices toward and into said well,
and the top surface of the grill being formed 30 vertical alignment with the radiating grooves in
the grill, whereby to catch drippings from the
between the grooves to provide oppositely sloping
openings in said grill, the grooves in said pan
surfaces inclined downwardly toward the grooves
all being of gradually increasing width and depth
associated therewith, said sloping top surfaces
toward their inner ends where they communicate
intersecting on substantially radial lines radi
ating from the cut-away corner portion of the 35 with the well, whereby to facilitate drainage of
juices toward and into said well.
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grill, said sloping top surfaces serving to con
6. A broiler food support comprising, in com
duct juices toward and into said grooves, and
bination, a drip pan having a dished central por
said grill having openings provided therethrough
tion forming a drain receptacle, and a generally
in the bottoms of the grooves and in longitudi
?at slab of pottery material removably seated
nally spaced relation with respect thereto for
on said pan above said dished portion, presenting
direct drainage of Juices into the pan through
a top‘ surface to receive directly on it the food " ~
the grill, the depressed central portion of the pan
to be broiled, said slab by reason of the inherent
providing surfaces in vertically spaced relation
characteristics of the pottery material thereof
to the bottom of the grill sloping downwardly to
ward the well forydrainage of juices toward and 45 forming a heat insulating barrier overlying the
contents of said drain receptacle.
into said well.
STANLEY H. HOBSON.
5. In a broiler, a generally rectangular pan
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