U.S. Government Developed Insecticide Spray

Two U.S. government research chemists, Lyle D. Goodhue and W.N. Sullivan developed insecticide spray in 1941. Continue reading

B. F. Goodrich Created Vinyl Shower Curtains

B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company of Akron, OH, USA introduced vinyl shower curtains Continue reading

Development of First Pop-Up Toaster

American mechanic Charles Strite of Stillwater, MN, USA developed the pop-up toaster Continue reading

Home Refrigerators Marketed in Chicago

First home refrigerators marketed in Chicago, IL, USA, in 1913. Continue reading

Electric Toaster Invented

Crompton Company of Chelmsford, England invented and sold the electric toaster in 1893. Continue reading

Pots Originated in Large Hollow Rocks

In 17th century BCE Egypt, soapstone, a soft stone (steatite) was easily carved, and a good heat conductor was used for making cooking pots.
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The first Household detergent

Introduced in 1907 by Henkel & Cie. of Dusseldorf, Germany, makers of the household detergent Persil. Still available today. Continue reading

Heating stoves

China introduced heating stoves circa 600 BCE. Continue reading

Isabella Beeton

In 1857, less than a year after the wedding, Isabella began writing for one of her husband's publications, The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine. Continue reading

Beeton’s Book of Household Management, by Isabella Beeton

Beeton's Book of Household Management, was written by Isabella Beeton and published in London, England, in 1861. Continue reading