Newell Brands has filed a patent for a grill plate designed for use in a countertop oven. The grill plate features a top cooking surface and a bottom surface with projections that prevent movement when placed on a wire rack. GlobalData’s report on Newell Brands gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Newell Brands, Extrusion-based additive manufacturing was a key innovation area identified from patents. Newell Brands's grant share as of September 2023 was 70%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Grill plate with projections for engagement with oven support

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Newell Brands Inc

A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20230314008A1) describes a grill plate designed for use in an oven. The grill plate is configured to engage with a support element, such as a wire rack, in the oven.

The grill plate features a top cooking surface and a bottom surface with one or more projections that are designed to abut the support element. These projections allow the grill plate to securely mate with the support element, ensuring stability during cooking.

Additionally, the grill plate may include one or more sidewalls that project upwardly and surround at least a portion of the top cooking surface. This design helps to contain the food being cooked and prevents it from falling off the grill plate.

The top cooking surface of the grill plate includes raised ridges, which allow for the creation of grill-like marks on the food as it cooks. This feature enhances the visual appeal of the cooked food and gives it a grilled appearance.

The support element, in this case, a wire rack, is specifically designed to selectively mate with the one or more projections on the bottom surface of the grill plate. This ensures a secure and stable connection between the grill plate and the support element.

The grill plate may have at least three projections, with one or more of them located at or near the ends or center portion of the grill plate. These projections may be L-shaped or T-shaped, with each leg of the projection measuring between 10 and 30 mm in length.

In summary, the patent describes a grill plate designed for use in an oven, featuring a top cooking surface, one or more projections on the bottom surface for engagement with a support element, and raised ridges on the top surface for creating grill-like marks on the food. The grill plate is designed to securely mate with a wire rack and may have multiple projections located at different positions on the plate.

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