- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: September 14, 1997
Big dams and tall buildings are fine, but it's the day-to-day household marvels that have really changed our lives. HOUSEHOLD WONDERS tells the story of seven taken-for-granted inventions that make modern life comfy, fast and clean: the stove, sewing machine, refrigerator, air conditioner, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, toaster and mixer.
Humble though these appliances may be, just try to imagine life without them! MODERN MARVELS® shows what it was like before the age of convenience, then introduces the inventors and entrepreneurs who pioneered the creature comforts that have become essential ingredients of modern life. Explore the surprising stories behind these seemingly innocuous inventions, and learn of the false starts and curious dead-ends that threatened to derail their development. And get a sneak peek at the kitchen of tomorrow, where there's nothing to cook and nothing to prepare!