Cooking with the new ‘electricity’ (1892)

Cooking by electricity

The woes of the long suffering housekeeper are now about to vanish. The comforts of home are to be secured without any of its worries.

Coal and its disagreeable effects, and even the death-dealing gas, are to be supplanted with electricity for the purpose of cooking as well as lighting. A steak is to be ready for table 30 seconds after it is laid on the bar through which the electric fluid will flow, and even if it be a steak purchased by the gentle boardinghouse keeper, it is warranted to be so tender and smoking and juicy that it will tempt the veriest gourmand. It is one of the peculiarities of the cooking process that the steak, while being done to a turn, will preserve that which is lost under present conditions. Moreover, it becomes temptingly puffed, and at the touch of the knife, the blessings of the new device are seen.

These are the claims made for an invention which will be seen at the World’s Fair. James P. Williams, representing the owners of the invention, has secured space for the display of the new device. In addition to this exhibit, there will be one of another process by the same company, which is to supercede coal in iron rolling mills.

Image of the first electric range in 1892 from the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

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