1970’s Tabletop Appliances Identified

Posted on Oct 30 2011 - 6:28am by RetroRuth

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I really want that covered portable charcoal cooker.

And that French bread warmer. ‘Cause that’s not a specific appliance. At all.

From Better Homes & Gardens Fondue Cookbook, 1970

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7 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Sara In AZ October 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    I really want that portable charcoal cooker too – it looks super sweet! What’s up with that blender??? And a ‘Automatic Bacon Cooker’?!? Wild girl!!! 😉

  2. veg-o-matic October 31, 2011 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Oh, there’d be blood if you and I saw that portable charcoal cooker at the same time…

    • RetroRuth November 3, 2011 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      Bring it on!!! Rrrar!! 🙂

  3. Toni October 31, 2011 at 11:33 am - Reply

    I like #12, the cooler serving tray. Keep your potato salad cold!

    • RetroRuth November 3, 2011 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      Heck yes, Toni!

  4. Lexi November 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    I kinda of want all of those things.

    • RetroRuth November 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm - Reply


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