04005745 is referenced by 58 patents and cites 16 patents.

An apparatus for storing, refrigerating and heating food items on a single tray in a single environment including a tray having at least one opening therein and a container together with means for positioning the container on the tray in alignment with the opening. A rack for the tray and a heater carried by the rack in alignment with the opening in the bottom of the tray when the tray is mounted on the rack, the heater being substantially in contact with the bottom of the container, which raises the container free of the tray to form an air barrier between the container and the edge of the opening in the tray, together with means for refrigerating the rack to refrigerate items on the tray, and means for selectively actuating the heater to heat food in the container while other food on the tray remains refrigerated.

Title
Apparatus for storing, refrigerating and heating food items
Application Number
5/510746
Publication Number
4005745
Application Date
September 30, 1974
Publication Date
February 1, 1977
Inventor
Jerome L Formo
Roseville
MN, US
Albert E Colato
St. Paul
MN, US
Agent
Connolly & Hutz
Assignee
Anchor Hocking Corporation
OH, US
IPC
F25B 13/00
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