US 11,051,647 B2
Cooking apparatus
Jeonghyun Lee, Seoul (KR); and Sungho Choi, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)
Filed by LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)
Filed on Oct. 15, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/159,784.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/571,904, filed on Oct. 13, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0110628 A1, Apr. 18, 2019
Int. Cl. A47J 27/00 (2006.01); A47J 27/10 (2006.01); A47J 36/32 (2006.01)
CPC A47J 27/002 (2013.01) [A47J 27/004 (2013.01); A47J 27/10 (2013.01); A47J 36/32 (2013.01); A47J 2027/006 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A cooking apparatus, comprising:
a housing having an open top surface and having a cooking space formed therein, the housing being configured to receive a container inserted into the housing, the container having an open top surface to receive food to be cooked therein;
a door provided on a top of the housing to open and close the cooking space; and
a heating unit provided in the housing and configured to contact a bottom surface of the container to heat the container, wherein the heating unit includes:
a heating unit body defining a support surface that supports the container;
a heater provided in the heating unit body; and
at least one rib that extends downward from the heating unit body to prevent water or foreign material from entering between the heating unit and a bottom of the housing, wherein a recess is formed in a bottom surface of the housing at a position corresponding to the at least one rib, and wherein the at least one rib is received in the recess.