Founded in 1924, the John Oster Manufacturing Company began by manufacturing hair clippers; by 1946, as part of an effort to diversify, the company acquired a small appliance manufacturer which had received a patent on the liquefying blender in 1922. The brand ?Osterizer? was adopted for the blenders; today the company is the leader in blending, helping creative cooks to turn meals into artistic expressions with an array of all-purpose, performance and personal blenders along with related small kitchen appliances. Performance, versatility and durability are hallmarks of the brand. The product line includes toaster ovens, digital electric griddles, countertop convection ovens, microwave ovens, yogurt makers, bread makers, electric wine bottle openers and an extensive range of high quality blenders including high capacity blenders, personal blenders with sport bottles, the classic beehive blender and more.