At Farberware, we proudly trace our roots back to that basement shop on Manhattan's Lower East Side where tinsmith S.W. Farber made his first tin, brass and copper bowls and vases. His earliest houseware products were cherished for their utility, beauty, and durability, and as times evolved, so did Farber. Modern appliances entered the picture in 1930 with the first Farberware coffee percolator, thus beginning a tradition of innovation, quality and value that continues to this day. In 1937, Farber introduced his "Coffee Robot" a device that kept coffee warm for hours after brewing. This was followed a year later by his "Broiler Robot." In 1954, Farber introduced a stainless steel electric fry pan with an aluminum-clad bottom and removable probe that gave home cooks the ability to immerse the appliance in water for easy cleaning. The "Open Hearth" smokeless broiler with an innovative heating element below rather than above the food, was "born" in 1962.