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The History of Blenders

This staple of American kitchens was first invented in 1922 by Stephen Poplawski, the owner of Stevens Electric Company in Racine, Wisconsin. He originally created the blender as a way to mix up drinks like malts and milk shakes, but his invention turned out to be great at reducing fruits and vegetables to a liquid as well. Interestingly, the blender wasn’t only used in cooking or mixology – it was also a vital tool for Dr. Jonas Salk in his development of the polio vaccine!

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