Modern Appliances with Retro Design


A friend of mine bought a home with a late 50’s kitchen – complete with metal cabinets, original appliances, the whole nine yards.  It is cute as a button but less than practical for today’s cooking needs.  If you love the retro look (or love to mix and match like I do – how cool does an old-school style Kitchenaid mixer look on the counter of a sleek modern kitchen?), check out these modern appliances styled to look like they came straight out of your grandma’s house.

Smeg’s very cool European-sized pink retro Washing Machine with built in sink on top – genius! (from

Heartland Appliances Classic line of Ranges, available in electric, gas or the ultramodern dual fuel

Northstar Appliances 1950s-style Refrigerators, complete with with a full complement of modern features, including adjustable shelving & door bins, dual temperature controls, and optional ice maker.


Disclaimer – I was not compensated from any of the above mentioned companies for this post, but if Kitchenaid wants to send me a mixer to review, I’d be happy to oblige!

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