The Electric Blender: A Short Histories

The electric blender, as we recognize it is created around 1919 by Stephen Poplawski, owner of Stevens Electric Company. After continuing to improve his idea, Poplawski invented the device and started selling it via his business known as that of the Stevens Electric Company, as it was a “drink mixer”. The device was sold to soda fountains in drug stores for making malts and milkshakes. It was the Stevens Electric Company was bought by Oster Manufacturing in 1946 and Oster was acquired from Sunbeam products in the year 1960. Sunbeam Products is still in existence to this day, meaning that you can still purchase an exact descendant of the blender that was originally used!


Just a few years after the Poplawski blender was  Vitamix Explorian E310 and E320 blender Comparison introduced around 1935 Fred Osius (who was also involved in the founding of Hamilton Beach Company) Hamilton Beach Company) developed his own blender, using funds from Fred Waring. Then, a few years later, it was the “Miracle Mixer” was produced and distributed from Waring Products for household use. The appliance was referred to by the name of Waring Blendor (not blender). It is interesting to note that, Fred Waring was a famous musician as a band leader, radio-television persona in the early days. Waring Products is now owned by Conair however their blenders are still referred to by the name of “Waring Blenders”.


The Vitamix Company released a competing blender (with the usual wording) on the market in 1937. In contrast to earlier blenders, which utilized the Pyrex glass container however, the Vitamix blender had the stainless steel container. In the latter half of 1940, the Vitamix line gained a lot of popularity because of television advertisements along with it was the Vitamix blender appeared in the first infomercial of 30 minutes in Cleveland. In the 1950s, the electric blender was becoming a popular kitchen appliance, as were Toasters as well as coffee percolators.


in the 60s Vita-Mix launched a series of blenders with powerful motors that, aside from mixing, grinding, and mixing it could also make ice cream or soup, as well as make juice. This made blenders considerably more versatile and boosted their appeal even more.


The classic blender is commonplace in kitchens, however there are a variety of modern versions. Certain are more minor in the name than their functions, such as “Smoothie” blender or “Margarita” blender (a regular blender can perform similar things). Different types of blenders, for instance immersion blenders, come with distinct designs. Blenders that are portable that have an incredibly small blade for blending at the bottom. Instead of pouring the ingredients you’d like to mix in the blender’s container, you simply put the mixer into the ingredients you want to mix.





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