The electric blender or food processor, as we know it today, was created in 1919 by Stephen Poplawski, proprietor of Stevens Electric Company. By 1922, after remaining to refine his creation, Poplawski patented the blender as well as started offering it via his company, the Stevens Electric Firm, as a “drink mixer”. This gadget was sold largely to drugstore soft drink water fountains to make milkshakes as well as malts. The Stevens Electric Business was bought by Oster Production in 1946 as well as Oster was bought by Sunbeam products in 1960. Sunbeam Products is still around today, so you can still buy a straight descendant of the original blender!
A couple of years after Poplawski’s blender Electric Blender was introduced, in 1935, Fred Osius (that was also associated with starting the Hamilton Beach Business) developed his very own mixer as well as with financing from Fred Waring. A couple of years later the “Miracle Mixer” was produced and also sold by Waring Products for household use. This appliance was referred to as the Waring Blendor (not blender or food processor). As an interesting side note, Fred Waring was a prominent artist, band leader and radio-television character at the time. Waring Products is currently owned by Conair, but their line of blender or food processors is still referred to as “Waring Blenders”.
The Vitamix Company released a competing blender (with the extra typical punctuation) in 1937. Unlike a lot of the earlier blender or food processors, which used a Pyrex glass container, the Vitamix blender made use of a stainless-steel jar. In the late 1940s the Vitamix line ended up being very popular due to television advertising and the Vitamix blender or food processor was included in the very initial half an hour commercial in Cleveland. By the 1950s the electrical mixer had ended up being a typical kitchen device, in addition to toaster ovens and coffee percolators.
In the 1960s, Vita-Mix released a line of powerful mixers that along with grinding, blending as well as blending, could make gelato, chef soup and also make juice. This made blenders substantially much more functional and raised their appeal much more.
The conventional blender or food processor is still a standard component in many cooking areas, yet there are many new modern variations. Some are small and more in name than function, such as “Smoothie mix” blender or food processor or “Margarita” blender (a standard blender or food processor can do these equally as well). Other kinds of mixers, such as immersion mixers, have an entirely different style. Immersion blender or food processors are handheld mixers with a small blender blade on the bottom and also instead of pouring the materials you want to blend in a mixer container, you just placed the immersion mixer in the material you want mixed.