Kitchen appliances

Butcher block

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 opener

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.

Cheese slicer

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…

Garlic press

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.

Ice cream maker

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.

Jar

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.

Mandoline

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.

Measuring cup

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.

Milkshake maker

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.

Mixing bowl

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.

Mortar & pestle

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.

Paring knife

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.

Passe-vite

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.

Raclette set

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.

Scissors

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.

Stove

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.

Tamper

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.

Toaster

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.

Toastie maker

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.

Tong

Founded in 1925, Edlund Company LLC is one of the leading American manufacturers of high quality small wares and light equipment for foodservice.

Wand mixer

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.