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History / Innovation

40 years of heritage and innovation

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The mill is a wildlife haven providing a home to otters, kingfishers, swans and many other birds.

The first Everhot was invented 40 years ago at thirteenth-century Coaley Mill, which is still home to our showroom and head office.


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The village of Coaley lies at the foothills of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire and our recently expanded factory is just a couple of miles away. 

In the mid 1970s inventor and engineer, Ossie Goring, was concerned by how much energy his heat storage cooker was using and, living at a water mill,
he decided to set about creating an environmentally-friendly heat storage electric range cooker which could run off the water turbine he had installed.

A few years and many prototypes later, Ossie had perfected a ‘trickle-feed’ design, which allowed his new cooker to be powered by the small intermittent
flow of electricity provided by the mill’s turbine. To this day, an Everhot’s peak electricity demand is a fraction of that needed by other range cookers.
Ossie’s breakthrough not only enabled the first Everhot to run off his water turbine, but also a standard 13amp plug. 

For the last 25 years Ossie’s son, Guy Goring – also an engineer – has continued to ensure that our cookers set the pace in terms of innovation,
efficiency, design and functionality and he has built the business into a real British engineering success story. Sustainability remains deeply embedded
in our DNA and we never stop trying to find ways to improve our cookers’ efficiency.