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

Rectangular Houses

The first rectangular shaped houses were in the city of Jericho (now Palestine) built circa 7000 BCE. 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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Archaeologists Discover Houses in Anatolia

Archaeologists discover houses in the village of Zawi Chenui, south-eastern Anatolia along the Turkish-Iranian border dating back to 9000 BCE. Continue reading

Townhomes Developed in Iraq

Inhabitants of the Mesopotamian city of Ur, Iraq began constructing two-storey mud brick townhomes in 2025 BCE. Continue reading

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