As well as the office standards – computers, photocopiers, printers – your office will need facilities to help keep your workmates fed and watered. Every office needs a kettle or two, a toaster and perhaps a fridge or microwave so that your workers can prepare themselves a snack from time to time. That's why we at Paperstone stock a good range of catering products including kitchen appliances.
Would you Adam and Eve it?! Kitchen appliance facts
The word 'kettle' meaning a vessel for boiling liquids is very old. The Oxford English Dictionary provides a citation for cetil from about AD 700. The kettle calling the pot black dates from at least 1740. 'Kettle of fish', literally fish cooked in a kettle al fresco on a picnic or excursion, dates from 1791
The electric kettle emerged in the last decade of the nineteenth century, first appearing at an exhibition in 1893. The cordless kettle came on the market in 1986.
The power of microwaves to cook food was discovered accidentally in the 1940s when a scientist working with microwaves noticed that a peanut chocolate bar in his pocket had melted.
The first microwave ovens built in 1947 were six feet tall, weighed 750 pounds and cost $5,000 each. They didn't take off. It was not until the 1980s that the microwave started to become a familiar household object.
The domestic icebox, a precursor to the fridge, appeared in 1803. Before the advent of fridges, icehouses were a common way to keep food chilled and slow its perishing. In fact ice was imported into the UK from Scandinavia as late as the 1950s.