Market Forge knows a thing or two about steam. After all, they've been around for over 110 years. Founded in 1896 in Boston by the Beckwith family, the company originally built meat racks for historic Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall). By the 1920s, Market Forge was committed to improving the foodservice industry as a whole. The manufacturing company emerged as a national entity, specializing in meat racks and refrigeration equipment. Towards the end of the decade, Market Forge began to fabricate products out of stainless steel. One of their new products was a cast iron vegetable steamer, which was the first modern steam cooker.
Then, when a university biology scientist discovered that the Sterilmatic Steamer is actually producing 250f (121C) of Saturated Steam, and Chamber Pressure of 15psi, it was announced "The Market Forge Steam' is a full fledged sterilizer. Since then THOUSANDS of Market Forge Sterilizers were sold to Laboratories, Research facilities, Water works, Veterinary hospitals, Dental and Medical clinic thru out the world. It is a work horse of a sterilizer. Built like a tank. Always works. Extremely reliable sterilizer.