Summary of “The Untold Story of the Vegetable Peeler That Changed the World”

Created by Smart Design, in conjunction with OXO International’s launch in 1990, it raised the bar for accessible consumer products, and changed the way kitchen tools were designed forever.
Nearly three decades after its release, it maintains 4.8 stars out of 5 on Amazon yet still costs under $10. How many consumer products are truly that lasting? It’s why the peeler won our inaugural Timeless Design award as part of Innovation by Design 2018.
Over the years, abridged versions of the peeler’s origin story have been shared in design museums and even business schools.
We couldn’t design something for people just with special needs, because it would have to be in a special catalog, and no one is able to have access to those products.
We had to design a handle that would work for various uses.
Manufacturing the Peeler The design was on the right track, but it was extremely difficult to be made.
We’ve been living this for so long-but the OXO line was universal design, or inclusive design, long before either had a name.
We put the endorsement onto the package, but we took that off later because we realized, one of the things that’s really important for inclusive design is that the product isn’t stigmatizing.

The orginal article.

Summary of “How to hard-boil eggs by boiling, steaming, simmering, the Instant Pot.”

On the first page alone, certain guides would have you lower your eggs into simmering water, to cook for eight minutes.
The official recommendation of the American Egg Board-known beyond its eponymous cause for a rabble-rousing role in the “Just Mayo” labelling scandal-is to bring the eggs and water to a boil, then remove the pot from heat and cover to let steep for 9 to 15 minutes, depending on egg size.
Why science says it’s best: You want to keep egg temperatures lower than what a full-on boil for the whole cook would produce-Serious Eats swears by a hybrid version of the simmer and the standard boil, where eggs are lowered into boiling water and left for 30 seconds, before the temperature is turned down and eggs are cooked, covered, at a low simmer for 11 minutes.
Egg results: No immediately discernible difference in texture or flavor of eggs than with the standard boil set-except that, like the aforementioned six-minute guy, each egg was of course slightly less cooked than its standard-boil counterpart.
Method #4: Bring to a Boil, Turn Off & Steep Method: Add eggs and cold water to a pot-have at least an inch of water above the eggs.
The eggs for which I’d used the instant release function were more seamless to peel.
Egg results: In the eggs cooked for a shorter time, the yolks were noticeably richer in texture than most other batches, with the exception of the steamed eggs.
Why science says it’s best: The oven-baked method has been touted on this very site as, “How to Hard Cook Lots of Eggs at Once.”.

The orginal article.

Summary of “A history of the oxo good grips peeler”

One of the most important moments in the history of industrial design occurred in 1990, when the kitchen brand OXO defied the traditional, knuckle-bleeding tools of culinary tradition, and released its Good Grips line.
To this day, these tools are the best articulation of the potential of inclusive design: Developed for people with arthritis, Good Grips had thick rubbery handles that were also better tools for everyone to use.
Created by Smart Design, in conjunction with OXO International’s launch in 1990, it raised the bar for accessible consumer products, and changed the way kitchen tools were designed forever.
Nearly three decades after its release, it maintains 4.8 stars out of 5 on Amazon yet still costs under $10. How many consumer products are truly that lasting? It’s why the peeler won our inaugural Timeless Design award as part of Innovation by Design 2018.
Over the years, abridged versions of the peeler’s origin story have been shared in design museums and even business schools.
We couldn’t design something for people just with special needs, because it would have to be in a special catalog, and no one is able to have access to those products.
We had to design a handle that would work for various uses.
We’ve been living this for so long-but the OXO line was universal design, or inclusive design, long before either had a name.

The orginal article.

Summary of “The Secret Life of the City Banana”

Ethylene is combustible, and in 1936, the Pittsburgh Banana Company building exploded, causing it to rain bananas in the city’s Strip District.
At least one man actually died from slipping on a banana peel.
A headline in The New York Times in 1896 declared a “War on the Banana Skin.”.
Calls for action often focused on the danger of banana peels.
New York’s first street-sweeping operation helped clean up the streets, but the notion of slipping on a banana peel made its way into American culture, Mr. Koeppel said, thanks to Yiddish theater, Vaudeville and, eventually, silent films.
In 1910, according to The Times, one woman, Anna H. Sturla, was arrested after claiming she had slipped on a banana peel – for the 17th time in four years.
In India, where there are hundreds of banana breeds, the Cavendish is known as the hotel banana.
Top Banana has its own ripening rooms, and the too-sweet smell of ripe bananas was inescapable.

The orginal article.