A baffle is a device used to dampen the effects of such things as friction, sound, light, or fluid. Specifically, a baffle is a surface which is placed inside an open area to inhibit direct motion from one part to another, without preventing motion altogether.
Chutes are common in foodservice equipment. A chute is a vertical or inclined plane, channel, duct or passage through which ingredients move by gravity. An example may be coffee beans stored in the bean hopper of an espresso machine that move under gravity to a grinder via a chute. Chutes are also commonly used with grilling equipment to channel grease away from the cooking surface, and to move ice to remote dispensers under the force of a motorized auger.
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