Modern electrical food blender
• Apple Parer
On February 14, 1803, the apple
parer was patented by Moses Coates.
® - Carl Sontheimer
Utensils - Forks, Sporks, Knifes, and Spoons
Beater - Willis Johnson **
Machine - Joseph Lee **
• Garbage Disposer
Architect, inventor John W. Hammes
built his wife the world's first kitchen garbage disposer in 1927. After
ten years of design improvement, Hammes went into business selling his
appliance to the public. His company was called the In-Sink-Erator Manufacturing
• Electric Kettle
Arthur Leslie Large invented the
electric kettle in 1922. General Electric introduced the electric kettle
with an automatic cut-out in 1930.
• Weber Kettle Grill
George Stephen invented the original
Weber Kettle Grill in 1951.
Boards - Sarah Boone **
• Mason Jar
John Mason patented the screw neck
bottle or the "Mason Jar" on November 30, 1858.
Mixers - "The
Mixer America Grew up with"
The first patent that can claim
to be for an electric mixer was issued on November 17, 1885 to Rufus M.
Eastman. Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972),
the mother of 12 children, also patented an electric food mixer (at a later
Ivar Jepson invented Sunbeam Mixmaster,
which he patented in 1928, and first mass marketed in 1930.
• Mop - Thomas
W. Stewart **
• Ovens (see stoves)
• Paper Towels
Extracts From Kimberly-Clark Press
Release Company History:
Paper Company was founded in Philadelphia by Irvin and Clarence Scott in
1879. Brothers Seymour and Irvin Scott ran a paper commission business
for twelve years, but the poor economy in the 1870s forced them out of
business. Irvin and his younger brother, Clarence, then decided to form
their own company out of the remains of the first. Irvin reportedly borrowed
$2,000 from his father-in-law and added it to the $300 the two brothers
had to form the capital of Scott Paper Company.
In 1907, Scott Paper introduced the
Sani-Towels paper towel, the first paper towels. They were invented for
use in Philadelphia classrooms to help prevent the spread of the common
cold from child to child.
The nineteenth-century created numerous
kitchen use inventions: toasters, potato mashers, apple/potato peelers,
food choppers and sausage stuffers were all invented. Over 185 patents
for coffee grinders and over 500 patents for apple/potato peelers were
patented in the 1800s. Early peelers were made of iron and the patent number
and other information was included in the casting. Peelers ranged from
the familiar and simple round swiveling rod with a knife blade that peeled
skin, to contraptions full of gears and wheels that could peel, core, slice
and section. There were separate peelers designed for different fruits
and vegetables; there were even peelers that removed the kernels from ears
In 1679, French physicist Denis
Papin invented the pressure cooker, called Papin's Digester, this airtight
cooker produced a hot steam that cooked food more quickly while preserving
History of the Refrigerator
The single blade window cleaning
squeegee was invented by Ettore Sceccone in 1936.
• Waffle Iron
The waffle iron was patented on
August 24, 1869, invented by Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York. The
patent (United States #94,xxx) described the invention as a "device to
1998, Jon Paul Berti
** marks an
improvement to an invention but not necessarily the first
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