Abstract: A retractable blade knife is described, which has a handle composed of two parallel members connected by biasing spring assemblies and a blade orthogonal to the handle members. A cutting edge comprising cutting segments connected at varying angles to one another is disclosed, the cutting edge providing a visual effect similar to a flaked cutting edge.
Abstract: A burner is disclosed, comprising: a burner body and a burner lid coupled to the burner body so as to form a plurality of gas ports in a substantially circular and substantially planar arrangement, said gas ports being interposed between the burner body and the burner lid and adapted to have a corresponding array of flames extending from the gas ports during combustion of a fuel gas.
Abstract: A combination article for use as a kitchen organizer for holding and organizing both cookbooks and recipes on file cards, comprising an expandable bookholder portion and adapted for selectively accessing the recipes and cookbooks from either of two sides of the organizer is disclosed.
Abstract: A nestable tray for holding food and a beverage glass at social gatherings, wherein the tray has an aperture and a slot continuous with the aperture and extending to the exterior of the tray for receiving the stem of a stemmed glass.
Abstract: A vacuum sealed apparatus for storing foodstuffs is disclosed which comprises a battery powered vacuum pump integral with the container, for portable use in the preservation of foods. More particularly, the invention is a rigid container fitted with a battery operated vacuum pump in its base, and a lid for admitting food to be stored in partial vacuum.
Abstract: The gas burner of the present invention includes a mated burner body and a burner lid. A plurality of gas ports in a substantially circular and planar arrangement are interposed between the mated body and lid and are directed radially from the body and lid. An air shield member is coformed to and extends radially from the burner body or burner lid. Extending radially from the air shield member in substantial radial alignment with the gas ports is a plurality of flame partitions equal in number to the gas ports. Each flame partition has two attached tabs which are substantially perpendicular to each other when the flame partition is observed in cross-section.