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Vintage Kitchens That Will Bring Back Memories

August 18th, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Retro kitchen appliances and décor

Does the sight of patterned Pyrex® remind you of time in the kitchen with your mom or grandma? Does a “Harvest Gold” refrigerator spark childhood memories? If so, you’ll probably remember several of the vintage kitchen appliances and designs in our latest infographic.

We’ve compiled some of the most popular items from each decade, starting with 50s kitchens and ending with the 90s. The price tags on each piece in the kitchen settings reflect their original retail price during their respective time frame, while the other price tags have been adjusted for inflation to show what that price would be in today’s dollars. How many of these did you or someone in your family own? Let us know in the comments!

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Popular kitchen accessories and appliances through the years

The tools and gadgets we use to prepare our meals have come a long way — improved design and manufacturing have made them smaller, smarter and more affordable. Take a look at some of the most popular items found in millions of homes over the last 70 years:

Sunbeam® Mixmaster®: one of the first stand mixers that simplified baking at home

Tupperware®: reusable containers designed to make leftovers last longer

Solid State Blender: a major food prep timesaver

Rival® Crock-Pot®: a trendy appliance that introduced new and innovative recipes

Mr. Coffee® Coffee Maker: an easier way to brew your daily cup of joe

Microwave Oven: a revolutionary way to cook quick and easy meals at home

George Foreman®Grill: the “Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine” was an infomercial phenomenon


If you remember any of these appliances (or any of the retro kitchen designs), share these blasts from the past with your siblings, cousins, other family members and friends!