Vintage Kitchen Kitsch on eBay – Fun Vintage Appliances!

Posted on Nov 9 2013 - 2:45pm by RetroRuth

This week we have some great kitschy kitchen appliances from eBay, including the Hot Dogger, Wee Bakerie and M’sier Crepe!

 Vintage 1970's Presto Hot Dogger Electric Hot Dog Cooker Mint in Box

Hot Dogger

Why I Want This: Hot dogs cook in seconds! No boiling water! Plus, it looks awesome.

 Presto Vertical Broiler Avocado Green Model PT23A

Vertical Broiler

Vertical Broiler II

Why I Want This: So…a meat toaster?


Pizza Maker

Why I Want This: I adore the UFO look that this pizza oven has! We may have to get this for the bar.

 Vintage SUNBEAM Electric Crepemaker Recipes and instructions-M'Sieur Crepe

Msieur Crepe

Msieur Crepe II

Why I Want This: Who doesn’t want to make hundreds of crepes at the table and impress all your guests? Oh, who am I kidding. Tom and I would be up till midnight in our pjamas making Nutella crepes until we are sick. But the point is that it will be a good time.


Dazey Donut Factory

Dazey Donut Factory II

Why I Want This: Why is it that the modern donut makers just make me angry, but I think this is awesome? Maybe it is because these are full-sized donuts, and the modern ones are minis. I don’t want to have to wait and wait and only get a mini donut. That’s garbage.

 Vintage 1950s Century Enterprises # SK 200 Space-Age 1950s Electric Frying Pan

UFO Electric Frying Pan

Why I Want This: Hamburger stroganoff ready for take off! This is the best…electric skillet…ever!

 PRESTO Wee Bakerie Oven

Wee BakerieWee Bakerie II

Why I Want This: Who doesn’t want their own Wee Bakerie? From what I can tell, it’s just a hot plate with a lid on it, but it’s an adorable lid. So there you go!

I hope you enjoyed this week’s eBay round-up, and if you want to see more finds, check out my collections on eBay. I’ve been scouring all week and adding some great stuff to my 13 different collections, so go on over and check it out!


Oh, and if you want to check out some more awesome eBay kitsch picks, check out the post on my other blog, No Pattern Required!

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

  1. Susan November 9, 2013 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    I SO love the stuff you pick (and, perhaps more, the commentary).

  2. Jen November 9, 2013 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    That skillet is a beauty! That said, I’m trying to figure out how one cleans that meat toaster. Hm.

    The Wee Bakerie is adorable, but I have to say—after seeing Alton Brown’s Mega Bake at his show last night, my heart already belongs to that and the Jet Cream. 😉

  3. Glamoeous Glutton November 9, 2013 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Great kitsch picks. I could find room for them all! GG

  4. dkzody November 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    You really don’t want that vertical broiler. It is a pain to clean, same thing with the hot dog cooker. The Mr. Creperie did not work as advertised. A simple crepe pan worked a whole lot better. The oven worked better for frozen pizzas than the pan did. Take it from someone who experienced these appliances, there is a reason you don’t still see them on the market!

  5. celia November 9, 2013 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    I am enchanted by the graphics on the meat toaster, even if it is the weirdest idea ever. It reminds me of the crazy all paper my gran had.

  6. Peony Moss November 10, 2013 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Oh! Oh! I HAD that donut maker!

  7. Kate November 11, 2013 at 9:15 am - Reply

    My finger is hovering over the place bid button on the electric skillet. I don’t have anywhere to store it right now and my husband will kill me. But it is so cute!

  8. Amber November 13, 2013 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    We actually owned the pizza baker and used it exactly twice – it was not really practical for 6 people but for two – I could see it.

  9. Amorette November 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Had the doughnut maker. Teflon lining peeled unpleasantly. The hot dog maker often blew fuses because it essentially cooked hot dogs by making them part of an electric circuit. But they were quick and tasty!
    Also had a single hamburger cooker that was much like a small waffle iron minus the ‘waffles.’ It also shed Teflon in food.
    Ah, the good old days.

  10. Juti November 14, 2013 at 10:28 am - Reply

    I’ll bet that Wee Bakerie would be great for refreshing bread. I’d want it just for its counter appeal alone!

    One of my friends tells stories about when she was a single young thing in college and only had an electric skillet to cook with in her apartment. She says she could bake cakes and things in it — it probably worked the same way the Wee Bakerie works.

  11. sherree November 14, 2013 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    I received that Donut Factory for a wedding gift in 1980 🙂 We tried every recipe in the book that came with it. I think I remember one that called for peanut butter. We used it until just a few years ago when we downsized and I donated it to a thrift store. It still worked!

  12. Ruth November 14, 2013 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    We had the hotdog cooker when I was a teenager. The dogs cooked quickly but always had a funny taste! And smell. The fact that it was hard to clean led to not being used very much after awhile (I was the one who had to do the dishes!).

  13. Lassie November 15, 2013 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    I had the donut maker! Unfortunately, the donuts tasted TERRIBLE. Other than the novelty of being able to say, “I made some donuts this morning”, it wasn’t worth it….I had the pizza warmer thing, another thing used once or twice and put aside….The hot dog cooker? We didn’t get that, who wants a warm flabby curved hot dog?? Ick! We like our hot dogs fried/grilled/broiled, baby! ….I could have used the crepe maker a few years ago, love crepes. Never had much luck using a pan. 🙁

  14. Tom D. November 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    We actually had a Presto hot dog cooker and we had a crepe maker too. My father loved to make crepes, you name he found a way to stuff it into a crepe. Good times……

  15. Cindi November 20, 2013 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    We had the Hot Dogger. The Hot Dogs had a funny taste after cooking in it.

  16. Lee December 31, 2013 at 12:51 am - Reply

    My brother and I found a Hot Dogger (or something like it) second-hand once, and we had trouble getting it to work even then. I’m actually kind of surprised the thing didn’t cause more fires; if they made them new these days, it’d be running off a power brick and would almost certainly have a temperature control or a timer. As for the weird taste, I bet it came from the electrodes (which were very dull aluminum on the one we found).

    The rest is a huge blast from the past for me. I remember seeing stuff like this at yard sales, in my mom’s kitchen stuff, and at the thrift shop and loving every bit of it. I remember having a (sadly, non-functional) sandwich maker that looked a lot like that donut maker; it had bright orange trim, too!

    Hamburger stroganoff delivered by UFO? I’ll take some!

  17. Mike January 13, 2014 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    I had the Presto Hot Dogger and the Sears Pizza Maker – The pizza maker was awesome. It really came into it’s own when Boboli pizza crusts were introduced in the early 90’s. I had this thing in storage and drug it out when I moved into my first apartment.

    The Hot Dogger was a nightmare. It works exactly as described – it will heat a hotdog in seconds…but…the meat no longer tastes like a hotdog – it has a very off metallic “electrocuted” taste.

  18. Don May 21, 2014 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Oh my god I’ve owned all these things!

  19. Paul May 30, 2015 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Had the Hot Dogger. I’ve read many comments about metallic taste. I never experienced that. I loved it. Cleaning was easy with a sprayer!. After a hot dog eating contest I can’t eat boiled hot dogs. This was a great alternative in winter when grilling wasn’t an option.

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