First debuting in the 1930's in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Nesco made a name for itself with the Nesco Roaster. Electricity had just made its way to Wisconsin, and when a couple engineers started experimenting, the idea of the portable oven was born. Nesco eventually joined efforts with the utility company, going from farm to farm throughout Wisconsin selling not only electric service, but the new Nesco Roaster Oven as well. The product went through several upgrades and revisions over the years, eventually being sold throughout the United States and Canada. Since then, Nesco has moved on to other small kitchen appliances like food dehydrators, meat grinders, and slicers.