Tekniska Museet
100 Innovations - Tekniska museet

An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

The stove

The stove

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The stove

A detail of a gas stove manufactured in Sweden by Husqvarna Vapenfabrik. The stove was in use between 1931 and 1990. TM39516. Photo: Ellinor Algin.

The stove

A detail of an old-fashioned gas stove manufactured in Sweden by Ankarsrums Bruks AB. TM45097. Photo: Anna Gerdén.

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The stove

Without the stove we would not have had cookbooks or TV chefs. When iron stoves took their place in the kitchen during the 1800s, soot and smoke disappeared from the kitchens. Iron stoves also saved energy since they used less wood.

Gas stoves were not popular when they came in the 1800s. Gas was expensive and many thought that the gas flame made food taste strange. Today´s celebrity chefs however choose to prefer gas.

The Nobel Prize winner, Gustaf Dalén, invented the AGA stove at the end of the 1920s when his wife complained about their woodstove. AGA received many letters from their customers throughout the world. One letter was once addressed to: Luckan Skall Vara, Stängd, Schweden [The Door Should Be, Closed, Schweden].

1,6 million people die every year after inhaling soot from indoor fireplaces. In developing countries where access to electricity and fuel is limited, aid organisations are working on creating solar cookers.

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