From a civic and political standpoint, there may not be many things about the 1950s worth repeating, but when it comes to the simple pleasures of domestic decor, there’s still a certain sweetness to the designs of the day. Sadly these tools are not necessarily the best for doing the job you want them for. As good as they look, they may not perform that well.
So we have kept several retro items in the list but updated it with those that are the MOST POPULAR from a usage point of view.
For today’s roundup of small kitchen appliances, we thought we’d take it back… waaaaaaaay back… to the days of Leave It to Beaver, Father Knows Best, bobby socks, and poodle skirts. Awash in easter egg colors, these blenders, mixers, and coffee makers greet us with a sunny disposition and a devil-may-care approach to cuteness.
And while we’re on their visual appeal, their lines aren’t bad either. Luckily, the phrase “they just don’t make ‘em like they used to” doesn’t apply here; retro kitsch is back with a vengeance, and it’s looking pretty boss indeed.
Top of the range Espresso Machine
The Breville Barista Express delivers third-wave specialty coffee at home using the four keys formula. The Barista Series offers all-in-one espresso machines with integrated grinders to go from beans to espresso in under one minute. This is one of the best coffee machines in 2023 and is loved by many.
- An integrated precision conical burr grinder grinds on demand to deliver the right amount of freshly ground coffee directly into the portafilter for your preferred taste with any roast of bean
- Low-pressure pre-infusion gradually increases pressure at the start and helps ensure all the flavors are drawn out evenly during the extraction for a balanced-tasting cup
- Digital temperature control (PID) delivers water at precisely the right temperature, ensuring optimal espresso extraction
- The powerful steam wand performance allows you to hand texture microfoam milk that enhances flavor and enables the creation of latte art
- Simple and intuitive, giving you control over the grind size no matter what type of bean you’re grinding
- Innovative grinding cradle allows any at-home barista to grind directly into the espresso portafilter for the perfect espresso
Fast Heating Cappuccino Machine
- 20-Bar electromagnetic pressure water pump with 1350w high power delivers the right pressure for maximum flavor extraction.
- Easy to set and produces a beautiful layer of cream for your Espresso. Professional and easier to enjoy your coffee.
- Thermoblock heating technology delivers even heat for consistently great-tasting Espresso.
- You can enjoy making a good kind of coffee with the rapid heating system. Fast extraction in 25 -45 seconds, and you can continue to prepare milk foam.
- Precise temperature control for brewing 197℉/frothing 212℉. Adjust the water and milk foam temperatures, respectively, so that the taste of coffee and milk foam can reach the ideal state.
- A double-volume boiler can create more hot water and steam.
- 1.2L removable large-capacity water reservoir, which can hold enough water for brewing.
- Frothing milk for cappuccino and latte by the hot steam wand.
- The professional frothing wand mixes steam and milk smoothly to create a rich, dense, and creamy foam for every drink.
- Stainless steel steam wand without plastic, safe and professional.
- Three buttons for easy operation with function.
- One for a single espresso shot, one for two shots, and one for a manual – whatever your preference.
- Three choices of steel meshes, whatever your favor – 1 shot/2 shots/powder pod.
Electric Mixer with Dough Hook
A very popular food mixing machine that comes in various colors with 6 speeds and 660 watts of power. Well-liked by many and worth a look if you are looking for a food mixer.
- High-performance pure copper motor and sturdy ABS housing.
- Six optimized speeds with pulse function, access to multipurpose, and various recipes.
- More powerful motor but lower operation noise ≤76dB.
- Stainless steel bowls can meet all your kitchen needs.
- The Stand Mixer is easy to use for making cakes, bread, cookies, pastries, muffins, and waffles, and the dual handles are more convenient to hold.
- The tilt-head design mixer allows access to install or uninstall bowl and accessories easily.
- The mixer has a stainless steel decoration belt and blue LED light as a power indicator.
- The mixer housing with ONE LAYER PAINTING makes it look more shining and beautiful in your kitchen.
- Aucma stands mixer comes with three mixing accessories: a whisk, dough hook, mixing beater.
- The splash guard with an access hatch helps add ingredients without making a mess.
- Aucma electric mixer is a perfect gift idea for your family and friends.
Ultra Power Kitchen Hand Mixer
- Meet all your mixing needs.
- Use three-dimensional blowing to improve mixing efficiency and reduce blowing time.
- The newly upgraded all-pure copper motor has an ultra-high power of 400w
- Functional design suitable for beginners
- You can quickly pop up the attachments with one click.
- Turbo boost and Automatic Speed design can speed up each gear at the same time.
- Portable design to take it to any place.
- The round handle can bring comfort to your operation.
- The fuselage can be mufti-directional cold and hot air convection heat, quickly remove heat for long life.
- The body is made of rigid material and is resistant to wear.
- The perfect shape design is easy to wipe, greatly saving cleaning time.
SMEG 1950 Retro Style Stand Mixer
This has not been bought by many, probably due to the price. But those who have splashed the cash have been very pleased with their new toy.
- The specially designed accessories, combined with the SMF02’s planetary mixing action, allow the arm to reach all the bowl walls and beat perfectly and cream ingredients faster and more efficiently than the standard flat beater, saving you time and effort! Included accessories: St/steel wire whisk, Aluminum flat beater, Aluminum dough hook, 4.8 Lt St steel bowl, and Pouring shield.
- The ALL NEW coating for the accessories improves their cosmetic appeal and has the added benefits of being non-stick and dishwasher safe, a dream for any home baker, reducing waste and clean-up time.
- The direct drive motor has ten variable speeds to accommodate any number of recipe actions and comes equipped with a smooth start function to avoid splatter and waste.
- The SMF02 can whip just two egg whites for smaller projects but can handle as many as 12 at a time for larger projects.
- Anti-slip feet keep the unit in place on any counter surface, overload protection avoids damage to the motor, ensuring a long life for your machine, and a safety lock for the head keeps the beaters from falling on you when putting ingredients into the bowl.
- All of these features are designed with the consumer in mind to provide great performance while avoiding headaches and damage.
Jean Patrique The Whatever Pan
This pan needs no introductions. It is one of the most popular pans that money can buy in 2021. Well worth considering if you are in the market for a good quality griddle cast pan.
- It will sear, sizzle and grill into becoming a kitchen favorite.
- Lighter than cast iron but just as impressive, cast aluminum is the best new option for all your cooking needs.
- The Whatever Pan will leave your kitchen counters and ovens spotless with extra deep 4.5cm sides.
- The Whatever Pan can be used over gas, ceramic, electric, camping fire, or whatever you can think of.
- Built to work just as beautifully inside your oven as on your hob and is suitable for temperatures up to 250C.
- Great non-toxic, non-stick finish.
Retro Compact Mini Fridge
A beautiful fridge that has received many nice reviews and many questions from those who own one and those who want one.
Retro Counter Chair
Retro Electric Breakfast Station
This versatile breakfast station covers your entire breakfast, allowing you to make coffee, toast, and eggs simultaneously. The toaster oven has a 30-minute timer with a glass door and, can fit up to 4 slices of bread a 7-inch pizza, and can be used to make casseroles, cookies, and other delicious meals.
The coffeemaker brews up to 4 cups at a time in minutes, so you can enjoy a cup of Coffee while your food cooks. Comes with a glass carafe, a coffee scoop, and a reusable filter
- The large non-stick griddle offers plenty of room to fry
- The oven tray, wire rack, crumb tray, and nonstick griddle are removable
- Space-saving 3-in-1 design is perfect for small kitchens
- Choose between your desired settings – grill, toast/bake, Warm/Heat, or oven off
Vintage Style Coffee Grinder
Premium vintage style coffee grain burr mill machine with catch drawer, conical burr mill, spice hand grinding machine, hand-crank roller drive. Perfectly coarse or fine finish; use Italian espresso, spices, vanilla, nuts, and more.
The unit requires no electric plug; twist cog nut to change the setting, load beans in a bowl and rotate the ergonomic handle to grind.
- Cast Iron Coffee Grinder Mills Directly Into the Container
- Open the Drawer to Add Cinnamon, Nutmeg, or Cocoa Powder
- Fully Functional Piece Makes an Attractive Display for Your Home Décor
- Built of High-Quality Pine Wood, Ceramic Core & Cast Iron
Retro Coffee Maker
- It brews up to 12 cups of coffee at a time, making it ideal for everyday use and entertaining.
- The programmable 24-hour clock and delay timer allow you to schedule your brewing to have hot coffee when you wake up.
- Need your coffee ASAP? The pause & serve feature lets you pour a cup while coffee is brewing.
- The two-hour automatic shut-off is built for safety in case you forget to turn your coffee pot off.
- After the coffee is finished brewing, the automatic keep-warm function will keep your coffee warm for two hours.
- Three controls are on/off, program, and hour/minute. The backlit LED display makes controls easy to read.
- The included carafe has an anti-drip design, so you avoid any messes when pouring coffee