For over 80 years, the Magic Chef® brand provides the at home chef with essential products throughout the kitchen from microwaves and compact refrigeration to small appliances. For those looking for appliances and tools that don’t stretch the budget and will simply accomplish the task, the Magic Chef® brand promises to deliver reliable, useful and versatile products at a much appreciated value. The Magic Chef® line of small appliances includes a Hand Mixer, Can Opener, Toaster, Mini Chopper, Steam Iron, Coffeemaker and Electric Knife. Quick Meal manufactured the stoves with Ringen Stove handling the entire output of Quick Meal's production. The phenomenal growth of these two companies during the 1880s and 1890s led to the merger of eight other stove companies in St. Louis, Chicago and Cleveland in 1901 to form the American Stove Company. American Stove introduced the first oven temperature control device in 1914, and in 1929 began using the brand name Magic Chef. The Magic Chef name was so successful as an oven and stove brand that American Stove Company changed its name to Magic Chef, Inc. in 1951. The company remained well known for its gas stoves, but attempts to spread the brand to other household appliances were unsuccessful.