What happened when an inventor joined forces with an entertainer in the 1930s? The blender was born. It is probably the most versatile small kitchen appliance ever invented. According to Appliance Magazine, 85 percent of households own a blender. Whether it be for making a smoothie, frozen drink, milkshake, pancake batter, pureeing soup, or crushing ice, it is difficult to imagine a kitchen without this appliance.
Prior to 1937, no one had ever heard of such a thing: 2012 marked the 75th anniversary of the introduction of the Waring Blendor, the first blender in history, and an invention that brought an unprecedented level of convenience to food and beverage. Whether or not you are a foodie, the appliance’s history is interesting.