||This page is divided into three columns with the same information in German, English, and Hebrew in each of the three columns. The page describes a new invention, called the Ness-Gas, which is a petroleum hearth for cooking. The distributors are offering it free of charge [as a trial, one presumes] so that the housekeeper will discover the safe, clean, odorless new way of cooking. Moreover, the fact that it is a locally produced product is stressed. The new device has patent # 1484 [a fairly low number].
Israelis have always considered gas to outshine electricity for cooking and electricity superior to gas for baking, though this was often disastrous during the early years of frequent power failures. Others had electric wonder pots and/or grills, often occupying a place of honor in the living room while in use. Burners and oven put together did not reach most Israel households until the late '70's or even later.
After the primus period, Israeli cooking methods improved along with the economy. One by one, housewives moved to cooking on gas top-burners. Ovens were a rarity, and cakes were baked on top of the burners in a wonder pot. Some had their 2-3 gas burner contraption sitting atop a small electric oven, or vice versa, a small enamel box with a shelf that sat over the gas burner and served as an oven.