New Materials, New Tools (page 1)
Using materials developed before and during World War II, manufacturers created a variety of new equipment and appliances for postwar cooks. Plastics, nonstick coatings, and pyroceramic glass were among the most successful. Tupperware, Teflon, and CorningWare housewares took their place in many American kitchens next to old reliable glass jars and cast-iron and aluminum skillets. Brand-new electrical gadgets consumed ever greater amounts of counter space.
Handlebars in the Kitchen
Industrial designers at the OXO company created a line of kitchen tools that could be easily used by everyone, including people with disabilities. The first Good Grips implements, introduced in 1990, featured contoured rubber handles modeled after the grips on bicycle handlebars.