Abstract: A container with an air tight lip incorporating a check valve for only evacuating air from the container by a piston suction pump sealed against the lip and around the check valve; the pump being arranged to receive manual pressure to produce the suction stroke and to simultaneously enhance the seal between the lip and the pump.
Abstract: A cutting device for foodstuffs in which a container is provided with a cutter carried at the end of a spring biased plunger. The plunger is carried in a guide, formed separately of the container, as a member of a bell-shaped two part foldable housing, which is adapted to seat on the container. The plane of division of the two part housing being in the direction of movement of the cutter members.
Abstract: A citrus fruit press, a rotary squeezing cone on an axially displaceable driving shaft, a switch and operator therefor aligned with the displaceable shaft, a motor operated by the switch and driving the shaft, a strainer beneath the cone, a delay means acting on the switch to assure one complete revolution of the cone, a spiral wiper on the cone and strainer alternately rotated thereby when the cone is depressed and held stationary by a stop when the cone assumes its upper position, and alternately a second cone, wiper and switch.
Abstract: A tool for turning the screw cap on a container and having a handle and a band to loop around the screw cap, a screw-threaded tensioning device to tighten the band onto the screw cap, and a quick release nut or other similar quickly releasing device to quickly release the band.
Abstract: A hand utensil for holding a citrus fruit including a bowl-shaped cover, a plurality of gripping arms within the cover and movably inwardly and outwardly to grip and release the piece of fruit; the arms being displaceable endwise outwardly to release the fruit; there being means to spread the arms apart as they are longitudinally displaced; and a push button movable relative to the cover to displace the arms endwise outwardly.
Abstract: A juice squeezer for citrus fruits including a base housing or receptacle, a fruit flesh strainer over the receptacle, a squeezer cone above the strainer, and a cleaning element overlying the strainer, the strainer and cleaning element having relative movement with respect to each other.