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Random Kitchen Factoids (Little Known)

Random Kitchen Factoids (Little Known) - Proline Range Hoods

Random Kitchen Facts - The infographic below highlights some interesting and little-known facts about the kitchen. Did you know that the kitchen is the most frequently remodeled room in a house, according to the National Association of Home Builders? Or that the refrigerator is the most expensive appliance in the kitchen? And did you know that the kitchen sink is the most used plumbing fixture in the house?

One of the most intriguing facts is that the microwave oven was actually invented by accident. In 1945, Percy Spencer, an engineer working for Raytheon Corporation, discovered that microwaves emitted from radar magnetrons could cook food. While working on radar equipment, he accidentally melted a chocolate bar in his pocket.

Another interesting fact is that the oldest known recipe for beer was written on a clay tablet in ancient Sumeria over 4,000 years ago. And the first known cookbook was written by Marcus Gavius Apicius, a Roman gourmet, and was compiled in the first century AD.

The infographic also highlights the history of kitchen appliances and tools. For example, the kitchen timer was invented in the 1920s by George A. Forman, a Utah inventor, to help bakers keep track of baking times. And the first dishwashers were hand-crank machines invented in the 1850s and were not widely used until the 1940s when automatic dishwashers became more popular.

Check out the infographic for more fascinating kitchen factoids and learn something new about this important room in your home.

A few other kitchen trivia facts

The kitchen is the most remodeled room in a house: According to the National Association of Home Builders, the kitchen is the most frequently remodeled room in the house.

The refrigerator is the most expensive appliance in the kitchen: On average, refrigerators are the most expensive kitchen appliances, followed by ranges and dishwashers.

The kitchen sink is the most used plumbing fixture in the house: The kitchen sink is used more frequently than any other plumbing fixture in the house.

The first cookbook was written in the first century AD: The first known cookbook was written by Marcus Gavius Apicius, a Roman gourmet, and was compiled in the first century AD.

The first dishwashers were hand-crank machines: The first dishwashers were hand-crank machines invented in the 1850s. They were not widely used until the 1940s when automatic dishwashers became more popular.

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