In 1922, Stephen Poplawski invented the blender by putting a spinning blade at the bottom of a container to make soda fountain drinks.
Founded in 1887 in Effingham, Illinois by Conrad Boos, John Boos & Co. is one of the oldest manufacturers of premium quality foodservice equipment and butcher blocks in the US.
Can openers date back to the 1820s – nearly a century after canned foods were first introduced. These early openers were basically variations of a knife.
Founded in 1925 by Armand Desaegher and Octave Aubecq, Le Creuset is a French cookware manufacturer best known for its enameled cast iron casseroles.
Thor Bjørklund (1889–1975) was a Norwegian inventor best known for the invention of the cheese slicer. Apprenticed as cabinet maker, Bjørklund began to experiment…
Founded in 1814 by Johann Abraham Wüsthof as a shears factory, Wüsthof is a knife-maker based in Solingen, known for its high quality products.
Basically, Japanese knives are sharper than German knives, but German knives hold an edge longer and are more resistant to rust. The Global knives changed this game.
Founded in 1954 by André Fouquet, Santos is a French manufacturer of commercial electrical equipment used in cafes, hotels restaurants and juice bars.
Designed in 1926 by Isaac Zaksenberg, the Zaksenberg Juicer is the world’s first juicing machine.
Founded in 1908 by Melitta Bentz, a housewife from Dresden, Melitta is a Germany-based company selling coffee, paper coffee filters, and coffee makers.
Founded in 1952 by Luigi Mazzer, Mazzer is a leading company for the manufacture of coffee grinders and grinder-dosers.
Drip brewing is a method which involves pouring water over roasted, ground coffee beans contained in a filter. This method replaced the percolator.
Founded in 1944 by Peter Bodum, Bodum, Inc. is a tableware and kitchenware company, specialized in French presses, vacuum coffee brewers and double-walled beverage glasses.
Founded in 1933 by Traugott Oertli, Turmix is a Swiss manufacturer of kitchen appliances.
Founded in 1919 by Alfonso Bialetti as a metal and machine workshop to make aluminium products, Bialetti Industrie S.p.A, is a kitchen-ware company, famous for its aluminum coffee pot.
Founded in 1921 by Hiromu Shibata as Hiromu Shibata Works, Hario is a laboratory glassware manufacturer, specialized in heat-resistant glass products.
Founded in 1830 in Villedieu-les-Poeles, Mauviel initially manufactured copper cookware for the hotel and restaurant markets in France.
Founded in 1850 in Thiers, the capital for traditional fine cutlery in central France, SCIP is a manufacturer of cutlery and wine accessories.
Founded in 1945 by Carlo Ernesto Valente, Faema (Fabbrica Apparecchiature Elettromeccaniche e Affini) is an Italian manufacturer of espresso machines.
Founded in 1987 by Niels and Walter Peteri, sons of Quooker’s inventor Henri Peteri, Quooker is the manufacturer of the world’s first boiling-water tap.
Designed in 1968 by Arne Jacobsen for the National Bank of Denmark, the VOLA taps are the most iconic taps in the world.
Founded in 1874 by Alfred Stöckli as a copper workshop in Uznach, Stöckli is the manufacturer of the most iconic fondue heater.
Founded in 1830 by five artisans from Faymont, De Buyer is a French cookware manufacturer for professional and serious gourmet consumers.
Founded in 1888 by Karl Theodor Rösle, Rösle is a kitchen accessory manufacturer based in Germany. Rösle started out as an industrial roofing manufacturer and expanded into kitchen utensils prior to World War II.
Founded in 1853, White Mountain manufactures the oldest and most iconic ice cream maker in the world. The distinctive bucket is made out of sturdy and sustainable New England Pine wood.
Sherman Kelly established The Zeroll Co. in his garage on Robinwood Avenue in Toledo, Ohio in 1935. The Zeroll scoop is considered to be the first modern ice cream scoop.
At the end of the 18th century, French inventor Nicolas Appert discovered the principle of modern canning. At that time, all preservation processes were expensive and allowed only partial preservation, which altered the product’s quality.
Founded in 1949 by Martin Bulthaup, Bulthaup is a German luxury kitchen manufacturer, mostly known for its emphasis on design.
Educated at the Bauhaus in Dessau, Max Bill (1908-1994) was a Swiss architect, artist, painter, typeface designer, industrial designer and graphic designer.
Founded in 1862 by Henry Fereday, Fereday is a manufacturer of scales, specialized in medical an industrial weighing equipment.
Founded in 1946 by Paul Terraillon, Terraillon is a producer of household goods, specialized in kitchen scales and kitchen timers.
Founded in 1880 by Edward Katzinger as Edward Katzinger Co., EKCO is one of the earliest manufacturers of kitchen utensils.
Founded in the 1950s by Jean Bron, Bron-Coucke manufactures professional kitchen equipment. On the request of Chefs, Jean Bron was the first to design a manual vegetable slicer in steel instead of existing wooden items.
Founded in 1945 by Uyuki Yamamoto, who invented a new radish slicer, Benriner is the manufacturer and inventor of the original ‘Japanes mandolin’.
Pyrex was founded in 1915 by Corning Incorporated as a separate brand for clear, low-thermal-expansion borosilicate glass used for laboratory glassware and kitchenware.
Founded in 1921, Jupiter Küchenmaschinen GmbH is a German manufacturer of kitchen appliances, specialized in grinders and mincers.
Founded in 1898 by W.A. van Berkel, Berkel is the inventor and manufacturer of world’s first meat-slicing machine.
Founded in 1910 by inventor Frederick J. Osius in Racine, Wisconsin, the Hamilton Beach Manufacturing Company designs, markets, and distributes a multitude of small electric household appliances.
Jacob Jensen was a young industrial designer when he worked at Bernadotte & Bjørn, a Copenhagen design studio. In 1955 he got assigned a project from Rosti to design a plastic kitchen bowl. The rest is history.
Founded in 1810, Wade Ceramics was initially a manufacturer of products for the textile and wool spinning industries, as well as bottles for the growing beer breweries in Staffordshire.
The metal spring-jointed nutcracker as we know it today is invented in 1913 by Henry Marcus Quackenbush.
Founded in 1872 by Robert Herder, Robert Herder Windmuehlenmesser manufactures carbon steel knives in Solingen, Germany. In contrast to most knives, Robert Herder still manufactures according to the Solingen Dry Fine Grinding technique.
A passe-vite, or a food-mill, is a food preparation utensil for mashing and sieving soft foods. It bridges the gap between a sieve and an electric blender.
Founded in 1930 by Otello Marcato, Marcato is the leading manufacturer of pasta machines.
Peugeot has been making pepper, salt and coffee mills for longer than it has been making cars…
Founded in 1850 by Jacques Henry as a small pottery workshop, Emile Henry is a manufacturer of ceramic ovenware and bakeware products.
Founded in 1970 and taken over by Trevidea in 2011, G3Ferrari is an Italian manufacturer of kitchen appliances, mostly know for its home pizza oven.
Founded in 2001 by Stefano Ferrara, a third generation oven-maker, Stefano Ferrara Forni is the manufacturer of the most iconic professional pizza oven.
Founded in 1945 by Earl Silas Tupper, Tupperware is the world’s leading manufacturer of plastic containers used to store food.
Founded in 1923, Westmark is a German brand of clever and practical kitchen gadgets and household articles.
Founded in 1857 by Antoine Lescure, Groupe SEB (Société d’Emboutissage de Bourgogne) is a large French consortium that produces small appliances.
Founded in 1946 by the Spring brothers in Switzerland, home of fondue, raclette and other monstrosities you cook at the dining table, Spring International is the manufacturer of the most iconic fondue set.
Founded in 1948 by Vittorio Bertazzoni in Guastalla, Italy, Smeg is an manufacturer of upmarket domestic appliances.
During the seventeenth century a number of ironworks were founded in Finland. The large tracts of forestland in the Pohja region along with its unharnessed water power and good water routes made it an ideal centre for the Finnish iron industry.
Founded in 1874 by Jacob Vollrath, the Vollrath Company is manufacturer of stainless steel and aluminum small-wares and equipment.
Founded in 2013 by Stephen Svajian, Jeff Wu, and Natalie Vaughn, Anova is the manufacturer of the most iconic sous vide machine, the Anova precision cooker.
Founded in 1919 by The Hobart Corporation to produce stand mixers, KitchenAid is an American home appliance brand owned by Whirlpool Corporation.
In 1550 a pan-hammer mill was founded in Ybbsitz, Austria, which developed into a flourishing metal working business.
Founded in 1908 by Albert Dupuy, La Cornue is a French manufacturer of top of the range stoves. Their first oven was called Rôtisseuse-Pâtissiere La Cornue, which ran on a new type of gas that was used in Paris.
Founded in 1929 in Smethwick, AGA Heat Ltd. was the first manufacturer of the famous AGA stove.
Founded in 1955 by Reg Barber, who wanted to create a better coffee tamper after using a flimsy, plastic one, Reg Barber is a manufacturer of the most iconic tampers in the world.
Founded in 1945 by the German-born inventor Max Gort-Barten, Dualit is a British manufacturer of kitchen and catering equipment, best known for its range of heavy-duty toasters.
Founded in 1932 by Bill O’Brien and Harry Norville, Breville is an Australian manufacturer of small home appliances, credited with having invented the original sandwich toaster.
Founded in 1925, Edlund Company LLC is one of the leading American manufacturers of high quality small wares and light equipment for foodservice.
Founded in 1931 by Alfred Neweczerzal, Zena focussed mainly on the development and production of kitchen helpers…
Founded in the 1950’s, Laboratoire Provendi has become famous with a single product, the wall-mounted soap.
In 1950 Roger Perrinjaquet invents an entirely new type of kitchen appliance. He applies for a patent for a hand-held kitchen appliance, which describes the worlds first wand mixer.
Sori Yanagi (1915–2011) was a famous Japanese product designer. The water kettle is one of his most iconic designs. He designed the first edition in 1953.
Invented in 1990 by Richard and Jeff Grace, the Microplane rasp started out as a new type of woodworking tool.