For the Love of a Gadget

For the Love of a Gadget

Earlier this year, the BBC aired a TV feature in which Stephen Fry looked at what he considers to be the hundred greatest gadgets ever invented. Not surprisingly, quite a few of them involved the kitchen, including the toaster (patented in 1919), can opener (patented 1855), coffee maker (1840), microwave (first sold in 1947) and corkscrew, the earliest reference to which described it in 1681 as a ÔÇťsteel worm used for the drawing of Corks out of Bottles.ÔÇŁThe food processor was invented by a French catering salesman and first marketed in 1960, while we owe the invention of the first self- off-shutting electric kettle to G.E. (1930).

Famed molecular gastronomy chef Heston Blumenthal revealed his love for the SodaStream, with which you can make your own seltzer, and I share his enthusiasm for the device. But were you to force me to offer a favorite, IÔÇÖd choose the VitaClay Cooker....

Adding the VitaClay Cooker to a shelf of necessary kitchen appliances
by B.A. Nilsson

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