Long before electricity promised to become a major power source inventors were hard at work trying to come up with machines that could ease the workload in homes. Most of these machines relied on human muscle power with hand cranks and foot treadmills. However, once electricity became a staple element in most homes, people soon replaced these rudimentary machines.
These household chore machines did more than make homemakers’ work easier; they led to increased economic opportunities. For example, it no longer took one whole day to wash the family’s clothes or a week to sew one dress, so people could have more clothes and change them more often. This helped the clothing industry to greatly expand in sales volume and workers.
Another case in point is the advancement of food storage. Refrigerators that remained at a consistent temperature enabled food to be stored for longer periods of time; therefore, people didn’t have to rely on what was in season or locally available. Improved storage methods led to opportunities for greater food production.
Improved Technology = More Improvements
The options for household appliances continues to advance along with technology. What was once the latest in technology was soon replaced or expanded. Automatic icemakers, innovative cleaning methods in washers and heating elements for ranges and ovens are only a few examples of improvements that have continued across the decades.
Desirable features are already numerous but technicians in laboratories continue to pioneer inventive components. Refrigerators that dispense icy-cold drinking water through filters remove contaminants so you no longer need to buy expensive bottled water. New front-loading clothes washers and dryers offer features like steam for faster laundry cycles and energy efficiency. Pedestal drawers are available to conveniently store your cleaning and drying supplies.
All professionals benefit from acquiring the latest tools to perform their job to its utmost capacity and appliance manufacturers haven’t forgotten tools for everyday household chores. Inventors have developed vacuum cleaners with suction so powerful it’s capable of removing the tiniest dirt particles from your carpets and floors, yet can be controlled to remove dust from almost all surfaces in your home. Various models include uprights, canisters and light weight versions for quick pickups in-between the heavy-duty days. You can even choose a central system with outlets for every room in your house!