Timeline created by Ad0re.jass
  • Wood Burning

    Wood Burning
    Inventors began making improvements to wood burning stoves primarily to contain the bothersome smoke that was being produced. Fire chambers were invented that contained the wood fire, and holes were built into the top of these chambers that cooking pots with flat bottoms could be placed directly upon replacing the cauldron.
  • Iron Stoves

    Iron Stoves
    Cast iron ovens really began to be made in quantity. These first ovens of German design were called Five-plate or Jamb stoves.
  • Rumford Stove

    Rumford Stove
    Rumford stove that was designed for very large working kitchens. The Rumford had one fire source that could heat several cooking pots, the heating level for each pot could be regulated individually. However, the Rumford stove was too large from the average kitchen and inventors continued to improve their designs.
  • Mott's Oven

    Mott's Oven
    Mott's oven was called the baseburner. The oven had ventilation to burn the coal efficiently. The coal oven was cylindrical and made of heavy cast iron with a hole in the top, which was then enclosed by an iron ring.
  • Oberlin Iron Stoves

    Oberlin Iron Stoves
    Stewart's Oberlin iron stove, patented in the 1834. Cast iron stoves continued to evolve, with iron gratings added to the cooking holes, and added chimneys and connecting flue pipes.
  • Electric Stoves

    Electric Stoves
    A stove that converts electrical energy into heat to cook and bake. Electric stoves became popular as replacements for solid-fuel (wood or coal) stoves which required more labor to operate and maintain.
  • Gas Ovens

    Gas Ovens
    Gas ovens were found in most households with top burners and interior ovens. The evolution of gas stoves was delayed until gas lines that could furnish gas to households became common.