SERVANTS from the Laboratories (Jan, 1947)
SERVANTS from the Laboratories
TEN pounds of clothes are washed, rinsed and damp-dried in 30 minutes by the Akka automatic washer, at right. The machine swishes soapy water through the clothes 144 times a minute. When the washer is done, a rubber lining in the lower half of the sphere hydraulically presses the clothes against the washer’s perforated top and removes 92 per cent of the soap. Then the washer rinses out the rest with cold water and, finally, squeezes water from the clothes.
Add the Cory automatic brewer, at left, to the new utensils that make the modern kitchen a pleasure. Merely put in water and coffee. The brewer does the rest, even keeping the coffee at the right temperature.
Designed to supply full-flavored coffee, the Cory AC-DC electric grinder, at right, holds a pound of beans. At the turn of a switch, it delivers any type of grind and any amount desired in a measuring cup.
Exactly as radar is directed at an airplane, so energy is beamed from a magnetron tube to food being cooked in the radically new Radarange above. The cooker prepares a hot dog in eight seconds, a six-pound roast in two minutes, gingerbread and biscuits in 29 seconds. The explanation is that the beam heats the interior of the food as quickly as it does the surface. Meats cooked by it emerge gray; baked goods, crustless. Inset at right shows a food container about to be placed in the range. Produced by the Raytheon Mfg. Co., Radarange will not be available for home use for some time, since the firm is concentrating on supplying commercial food preparers with the ranges.
Motorless and fully run by normal home-water pressure, the new Kaiser dishwasher at right washes, rinses and dries a service for four in five minutes. It has only two connections, one to a hot-water source, another to a drain. In washing, eight water jets in the chamber spurt water on the dishes, spin the wire dish tray and agitate the washing solution. When finished, the lid is lifted, the tray is raised and the basket continues to spin for two minutes to dry the dishes. The cutaway view in the inset shows the aluminum machine’s three controls and its dish basket in a raised position. One control raises the basket, another regulates the flow of water, the third operates the drain.