Thursday, October 25, 2012

This Day in History October 25, 1955

By Hedwig von Ebbel (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
What would we do without this fantastic kitchen necessity?  We can be so glad that on this date in 1955, that the first microwave for home kitchen use was introduced in Mansfield, Ohio.  Tappan Company's model sold for $1295 ($10,500 by today's standards).  As you can imagine, sales were slow.  But this was better than the early microwaves that sold for $2000-$3000 ($16,000-$24,000 by today's standards)!  I am glad that prices are much better now on these household appliances! You would be hard-pressed to find a kitchen without one in this day and age (though I am sure there are those who don't have one).

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