Disruptive Innovation is a concept commonly discussed with modern technological platforms such as music, movies and cell phones, but Max Roser, a famous internet research analysts, proved that the most disruptive technologies areactually in common household items. The study basically shows that over the last century the invention of household applications such as the refrigerator, washer and vacuum exponentially decreased the amount of time needed to perform these tasks prior to the inventions. The inventions have managed to slowly ween out tactics that were previously necessary without the appliances, such as “picking and smoking food in order to preserve it”. In the 70 year timeframe of 1900-1970 the average amount of time spent on household chores per week dropped by forty hours and the number has only fallen since then. This enhanced free time around the house made it substantially easier for women to enter the work force as well, now that much less time was needed to maintain a home. It is an interesting way to apply the concept of disruptive innovation to the basic upgrade of household appliances, yet it is a perfect example. In this particular case the effects, more time and less work, are truly beneficial to everyone.