The first patents were filed in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The invention of raclette ovens goes hand in hand with the increasing popularity and spreading of this culinary speciality. The inventors come from the central Valais, the region that is also regarded as the origin of raclette.

The order according to the year of filing:

1948: Isidore Zufferey, Sierre

1951: Firmin Rey, Chermignon

1958: David Valentin, Sierre

1966: Fernand Bruttin, Sion

1968: Albert Meister, Sierre

from 1968 until today: Joseph Burkard, Pascal Burkard, Sierre

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