Microwave Drawer Trivia


Did you know the microwave drawer was invented in Memphis?


It’s the only type of microwave that opens like a drawer rather than with a hinged door, allowing users to get the microwave oven off their counters.


It was the brainchild of Memphian Harry Hessen, Sharp Manufacturing Company of America associate vice president, and his colleague Anne Howard, who was the company’s associate vice president of marketing at the time.

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