Old, retro, or simply weird kitchen gadgets

Discussion in 'Kitchen Appliances, Cookware, Cookbooks & Recipes' started by epicuric, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
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    My toaster oven looks kind of old & retro, but it still works perfectly!! Great for when you don't want to heat up your regular oven, which in turn, would heat up the kitchen!! :wink:
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2018
  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I use mine a lot - used it tonight to cook sausages.
     
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  3. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.

    I think I'll use mine today to bake some hamburger / noodle stroganoff! :wink:
     
  4. oddduck

    oddduck Well-Known Member

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    Usa
    Sadly new pyrex, at least in the U.S. ain't like the old stuff...its made from a different glass. Its now made by Worldkitchen in China. I collect vintage pyrex. The milkglass kind with the pretty designs outside. I did find a few english pyrex at the thrift and it was different, more like corningware than pyrex. Any other pyrex collector on the forums?
     
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  5. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I used to use it more but lately I use cookware which looks good for food photos - so enamelware, ceramic and most recently cast-iron. Pyrex doesn't add much visual appeal to photos, excellent though it is for cooking.
     
  6. oddduck

    oddduck Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Usa
    Really? There are so many cute, pretty and fanciful designs. My favorite is the friendship pattern. And there is always the tried and true spring blossom, i have that design in a lasagna pan 134E2476-0862-4B09-AE9C-65BA78F27937.jpeg

    I really need to take more photos of my pyrex cause i think that is the only piece i have a photo of. But I'm sure there is something you'll find visually appealing here https://pyrex.cmog.org/pattern-library
     
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  7. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Oh - my mistake! I was thinking of the plain transparent glass type of pyrex which is what I used to have and mostly what I see in charity shops. I love those coloured retro designs! They are not often found here. Or at least, not in my experience.
     
  8. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.

    Now THAT'S retro!!

    You don't see that color around now. :wink:
     
  9. oddduck

    oddduck Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Usa
    My oldest piece of pyrex is from 1919 and it is clear but a very nice size for a small side dish casserole. The milkglass pyrex dates from the 1940's to the 1980's. But it is not dishwasher safe so that has been the death of many a cute pyrex ware...dishwashered to death...it basically sanded the finish off the outside of the glass.
     
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  10. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
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    Just ordered the last 2 of THESE; Pyrex Glass Cake pans from Amazon.com.. Now they are out of them! The old stuff is going like hot cakes!! :wink:
     
  11. epicuric

    epicuric Über Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Shropshire, UK
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    Not kitchen gadgets, but more likely found in the dining room.
     
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  12. epicuric

    epicuric Über Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Shropshire, UK
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    Remember these? This is quite a luxury model I saw in a charity shop recently.
     
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  13. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    That's gorgeous - and worth a lot of money these days. I was trying to read the price tag...
     
  14. oddduck

    oddduck Well-Known Member

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    Usa
    It looks like a toy kitchen...so cute...i have never seen anything like that for adults.
     
  15. Karen W

    Karen W Senior Member

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    My Grandmother had one of these.
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    Love Art Deco.
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