Who invented the first wood burning stove?
Franklin stove, originally invented by Benjamin Franklin, is a more efficient type of wood-burning fireplace. It was finicky and never caught on, but many stoves continue to be referred to as "Franklin" stoves.
- An oven, a range and a stove are three different things which can be confused as one item. An oven is a chamber in the kitchen used for baking, roasting or some other type of cooking. A stove, or cook-top, has four to six electric or gas burners. A range is a stove sold on top of an oven.
- Metal stoves came into use in the 18th century. An early and famous example of a metal stove is the Franklin stove, said to have been invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1742. It had a labyrinthine path for hot exhaust gases to escape, thus allowing heat to enter the room instead of going up the chimney.
1490: The first oven recorded in history was built in France, made of brick and tile. While there may have been others before this, the French oven is the first on the books. 1735: François Cuvilliés invented the Castrol stove, also known as the stew stove.
- An electric oven uses large coiled wires inside that heat up in order to cook the food. These heating element heat up when electricity is sent to them. The bottom coil of wires is the one that cooks the food when you bake. The dial on the oven controls an internal thermostat.
- A distinct difference between deck ovens and convection ovens is the way in which heat is transferred to the product being baked. Deck ovens use conduction heat to bake products. Conduction heating is a process in which heat travels directly from a hot stone or deck, to the loaf of bread or sheet pan being baked.
- Who Invented The First Refrigerator. The first inventor of the refrigerator was Oliver Evans in 1805, however William Cullen invented the process in 1748 and Jacob Perkins invented more practical improvements in 1834. Did you know that Albert Einstein patented an invention of the refrigerator.
The modern kitchen range was invented by Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford in the 1790s. As an active scientist and prolific inventor, he put the study of heat onto a scientific basis and developed improvements for chimneys, fireplaces and industrial furnaces, which led to his invention of the kitchen range.
- Benjamin Franklin
- Canadian inventor Thomas Ahearn filed patent number no. 39916 in 1892 for an "Electric Oven," a device he probably employed in preparing a meal for an Ottawa hotel that year. Ahearn and Warren Y. Soper were owners of Ottawa's Chaudiere Electric Light and Power Company.
- Utensils for toasting bread over open flames appeared in the early 19th century, including decorative implements made from wrought iron. The first electric bread toaster was invented by Alan MacMasters in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1893.
Updated: 26th November 2019