Founded in 1908 by Melitta Bentz, a housewife from Dresden, Melitta is a Germany-based company selling coffee, paper coffee filters, and coffee makers.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
Educated at the Bauhaus in Dessau, Max Bill (1908-1994) was a Swiss architect, artist, painter, typeface designer, industrial designer and graphic designer.
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 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.
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 1919 by The Hobart Corporation to produce stand mixers, KitchenAid is an American home appliance brand owned by Whirlpool Corporation.
Founded in 1830 in Villedieu-les-Poeles, Mauviel initially manufactured copper cookware for the hotel and restaurant markets in France.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Founded in 1929 in Smethwick, AGA Heat Ltd. was the first manufacturer of the famous AGA stove.
Founded in 1830 by five artisans from Faymont, De Buyer is a French cookware manufacturer for professional and serious gourmet consumers.
Peugeot has been making pepper, salt and coffee mills for longer than it has been making cars…
Founded in 1931 by Alfred Neweczerzal, Zena focussed mainly on the development and production of kitchen helpers…