Domestic deep freezers only became available from the 1950s. They were especially appealing to rural families who could use them to store perishable food. Deep freezers opened up a whole new range of food products for manufacturers, such as frozen vegetables.
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Reference: Helen Leach, The pavlova story: a slice of New Zealand’s culinary history. Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2008, p. 118, illustration 8.3
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