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Time-Saving Appliances: Background information when reading Mrs. Everything

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Mrs. Everything

by Jennifer Weiner

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Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
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    Jun 2019, 480 pages
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    Apr 2020, 480 pages

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Time-Saving Appliances

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fridge Jennifer Weiner's novel Mrs. Everything confronts the notion that a woman can do and be everything to everyone. From the 1950s through the early 2000s, women in America became liberated from many household chores due to time-saving inventions. Refrigerators, dishwashers, laundry appliances, even automatic coffee makers, all helped lighten the load of housework.

The invention of the electric refrigerator-freezer revolutionized lives, and the entire food industry. Designers tinkered with various technologies as early as the 1700s, but a self-contained household fridge wasn't manufactured until the early 1900s when companies such as Kelvinator, Electrolux, and Frigidaire patented and developed them. By the 1940s, most families in America had a plug-in fridge. No longer did the family cook have to make daily trips to the garden, the milking shed, or the market for fresh food. Frozen foods and convenience items could be purchased and stored for weeks; recipes like Jell-O desserts ...

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