Evolution of the Self-Cleaning Oven

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    Time Span of the Oven

  • Castrol Stove (Stew Stove)

    Castrol Stove (Stew Stove)
    In 1735, the Castrol stove (Stew Stove) was a wood-burning stove that was invented by a French architect named Francois Cuvilliés. It was invented because open fires had poor heat efficiency, and they consumed an abundance of wood. It contained a fire chamber, and it had several openings covered by iron plates. The iron plates had holes in them, and the fire was enclosed on three sides with masonry walls. Although it was the first stove created to improve the ancient methods, a problem that
  • Castrol Stove (Stew Stove)

    Castrol Stove (Stew Stove)
    inventors faced was the heavy, thick smoke that the oven produced.
    Bellis, M. (n.d.). History of the Oven from Cast Iron to Electric. About.com Inventors. Retrieved October 3, 2012, from
    http://inventors.about.com/od/ofamousinventions/a/oven.htm
  • Rumford Stove

    Rumford Stove
    One major innovation from wood-burning ovens was cast iron ovens that originated in 1728 from German designs. In the 1800’s, Benjamin Thompson invented an iron kitchen stove called the Rumford Stove that was mainly used for large, working kitchens. The stove could heat several cooking pots at once, and regulate each one individually. Controlling the temperature of each individual pot was a huge advancement at the time. It was a major improvement from the wood- burning stove because
  • Rumford Stove

    Rumford Stove
    it improved heat efficiency by hanging the pots through holes on the top iron plate. Also, the thick heavy smoke coming from the stove was reduced. It was too large to fit inside an average kitchen; therefore, inventors continued to improve the design.
  • Rumford Stove

    Rumford Stove
    Bellis, M. (n.d.). History of the Oven from Cast Iron to Electric. About.com Inventors. Retrieved October 3, 2012, from http://inventors.about.com/od/ofamousinventions/a/oven.htmGas and Electric Stoves. (n.d.). History of the Stove. Retrieved October 3, 2012, from http://www.edinformatics.com/inventions_inventors/electric_stove.htm
  • The Baseburner

    The Baseburner
    The Baseburner was the first coal oven invented in 1833 by Jordan Mott. It functioned by using ventilation to burn coal efficiently. The oven was cylindrical, and made out of heavy cast iron with a hole in the top of it. An iron ring then enclosed it, improving the designs of the original cast iron ovens. There were also several innovations made from the ovens 30 years prior to the Baseburner. Cast iron stoves evolved when iron gratings were added to the cooking holes, as well as chimneys and
  • The Baseburner

    The Baseburner
    connecting flue pipes. The Baseburner improved cast iron ovens because it was one of the first ovens to run on coal, making it better quality.Bellis, M. (n.d.). History of the Oven from Cast Iron to Electric. About.com Inventors. Retrieved October 3, 2012, from http://inventors.about.com/od/ofamousinventions/a/oven.htm
    Petty, M. (2009, June 18). History of Gas Stoves. EHow. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from http://www.ehow.com/facts_5103941_history-gas-stoves.html
  • Electric Oven

    Electric Oven
    In 1892, Canadian inventor Thomas Ahearn created the first electric oven. The invention of the nichrome alloy (a combination of nickel and chromium) improved the cost and durability of heating elements in the past. Before, electric ovens were not reliable because the cost of electricity was more expensive compared to wood, coal, or gas, and the limited power the oven contained. The poor temperature regulation, and the short life span of heating elements made inventors hesitant to create
  • Electric Oven

    Electric Oven
    electric ovens as well. These are all innovations and factors that Thomas Ahearn overcame when he invented the Electric Oven. It was more efficient compared to coal and kerosene, making it one of the first ovens to effectively use electricity. Last, the Electric Oven utilized heating coils that heated the iron hotplates, on top of where the pots cooked. This was new technology invented around the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
  • Electric Oven

    Electric Oven
    "Electric Oven", Thomas Ahearn. (n.d.). Patent No. 39916. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/innovations/023020-2460-e.html
    Early Electric Cooking: 1900 to 1920. (n.d.). Early Electric Cooking: 1900 to 1920 - Canada Science and Technology Museum. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/collection/stoves5.cfm
  • AGA Cooker

    AGA Cooker
    Swedish Nobel-Prize winning physicist Dr. Gustaf Dalen invented the AGA (Aktiebloaget Gas Accumulator) Cooker in 1929. It was a heat storage stove and cooker, which worked on the principle that a heavy frame could absorb heat at a low-intensity. As it continuously burns the source, the accumulated heat could be used when cooking. Therefore, the oven continues to burn fuel even when no one was cooking. The oven had three-slotted stainless-steel ribs attached to the top of the stove on either side
  • AGA Cooker

    AGA Cooker
    of the heating hobs too. The AGA cooker evolved the idea of space heating, and used energy more efficiently. Of its time, it was the most advanced oven, and space heating was an innovation that changed ovens for the future.
  • AGA Cooker

    AGA Cooker
    Taylor, P. (2012, October 4). Aga Cooker. Aga Cooker. Retrieved from http://www.patricktaylor.com/aga-cooker Gas and Electric Stoves. (n.d.). History of the Stove. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from http://www.edinformatics.com/inventions_inventors/electric_stove.htm
  • Chambers Stove

    Chambers Stove
    The Chambers Stove was a fireless gas range and stove that was able to cook with the gas turned off. John E. Chambers created it in 1955, and patented his method of manufacture. He used thick rock wool to insulate all sides of the oven; therefore, it was possible for the heat inside of the oven to build up over a short period of time. When the gas was turned off, a series of internal dampers closed, effectively isolating the oven compartment from the outside air. This innovation to ovens in the
  • Chambers Stove

    Chambers Stove
    past allowed food to cook on the retained heat, conserving fuel and reducing food shrinkage. John Chambers claimed that it increased the food value of cooked items as well. The Chambers Stove consisted of several different model types, and versions that were created by the Chambers Corporation. The Chamber Stove was constructed of heavy steel and it had a porcelain enamel. Every model was thickly insulated, and the most updated model was the C-Series.
  • Chambers Stove

    Chambers Stove
    Exclusive Features Of A CHAMBERS Range! (n.d.). Exclusive Features Of A CHAMBERS Range! Retrieved October 4, 2012, from http://www.chamberstoves.net/Features.html
  • Maytag AquaLift (With Self Clean Technology)

    Maytag AquaLift (With Self Clean Technology)
    The Maytag AquaLift is a modern innovation of the oven that is found today. It was created on January 10, 2012. The improvements made from one oven to another led up to the creation of this modern technology. This oven has a self clean oven interior where low heat and water release on tough stains and messes. The oven is 6.2 cubic feet being spacious, but not an uncomfortable size for a kitchen space. Additionally, the oven combines bake and broil burners, as well as convection fans and power
  • Maytag AquaLift (With Self Clean Technology)

    Maytag AquaLift (With Self Clean Technology)
    vents to preheat in as little as eight minutes. Unlike most other ovens, another innovation that was made was that it has three different power options: gas, electric, or induction. Last, the Maytag AquaLift is far more efficient and quick, making it the best to this day.
  • Maytag AquaLift (With Self Clean Technology)

    Maytag AquaLift (With Self Clean Technology)
    Maytag Brand Revolutionizes Oven Cleaning With First of Its Kind AquaLift™ Self-Clean Technology. (n.d.). Maytag Brand Revolutionizes Oven Cleaning With First of Its Kind AquaLift™ Self-Clean... Retrieved October 4, 2012, from http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/maytag-brand-revolutionizes-oven-cleaning-with-first-of-its-kind-aqualift-self-clean-technology-137004023.html