15 New Appliances That Look Like Retro Appliances
Embrace your nostalgic side with one of these vintage-inspired retro appliances.
In a world increasingly dominated by modern and minimalist aesthetics, there’s a certain appeal to embracing the charm of bygone eras. Retro appliances, with its nostalgic designs and vintage flair, offer a blend of style and functionality that transports us back to a simpler time.
Let’s dive into all the options available, from small appliances like toasters and blenders to fridges and ranges that evoke the spirit of the ’50s. Explore the appeal of these timeless kitchen essentials and seehow they can add character and warmth to your living space. Whether you’re a devoted collector of retro goods or simply seeking a touch of vintage charm to your home, there’s sure to be an option for you.
1. SMEG Retro Electric Kettle
When it comes to shopping for retro kitchen appliances, SMEG is the gold standard. The brand specializes in producing both large and small appliances that come in a rainbow of fun, vintage colors. The brand’s electric kettle is one of the brand’s most popular products, offering full modern functionality while looking like it belongs in the 1950s.
2. KitchenAid Classic Series Stand Mixer
KitchenAid’s Classic Series Stand Mixer is a staple on wedding registries for good reason. It’s a versatile product that comes in handy for cooking, baking, and breadmaking, allowing users to spend less time stirring or kneading. This model has a 5-quart capacity and offers ten mixing speeds for optimal performance. Shoppers can choose from a wide array of color options to best suit their kitchens.
3. UNIQUE Classic Retro Refrigerator
Looking to make a statement? UNIQUE Classic is a go-to option for large kitchen appliances that look like they’ve been transported from a bygone era. The 17.7-cubic Foot Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator with Ice Maker will bring retro charm to any kitchen. This fridge is slightly smaller than average, making it a great pick for kitchens with limited square footage.
4. Nostalgia Retro Countertop Microwave
Transform your kitchen into a ‘50s diner with Nostalgia’s Retro Countertop Microwave. With sleek chrome accents and the ability to choose from a range of pastel hues, its charming design is sure to be a conversation starter. While it may look like an antique, it offers an impressive 800 watts of cooking power, as well as 12 pre-programmed cooking settings for preparing specific dishes like pizza, popcorn, and more.
5. SMEG 2 Slice Retro Toaster
Another popular offering from SMEG is the two-slice toaster. It has two large slots that can fit a variety of bread types and thicknesses, as well as six adjustable browning levels so you can make your toast just how you like it. Four different cooking settings allow for versatility, while the removable stainless-steel crumb tray makes this toaster easy to clean.
6. KitchenAid K400 Variable Speed Blender
The KitchenAid K400 Variable Speed Blender uses a three-part blending system and detects the contents of the jar in order to maintain the perfect blending speed using Intelli-Speed Motor Control. It also has a self-clean cycle, making cleanup a breeze. Like KitchenAid’s other retro kitchen appliances, this blender can be purchased in a variety of candy-colored shades.
7. Frigidaire Retro Style Mini Fridge
A mini fridge makes a great addition to a basement, garage, rec room, dorm, or teen’s room. This model from Frigidaire is spacious, with a 3.2-cubic foot capacity, and exudes plenty of retro charm. The interior is designed with compartments of varying sizes that are meant to accommodate different beverage types. It even features a built-in bottle opener, making it easy to crack open a cold one.
8. SMEG Drip Filter Coffee Machine
Get your morning cup of joe while living your retro fantasies with SMEG’s drip coffee maker. With its unique domed design and vintage styling, this standout appliance is as functional as it is visually appealing. The latest model features a “keep warm” function, that keeps coffee at an ideal drinking temperature for 60 minutes after it’s brewed.
9. Cuisinart Stainless Steel 4-Slice Toaster
While many retro appliances come in eye-catching pastel colors, there are also options available for those aiming for a more neutral look. This toaster from Cuisinart features the curved lines of a mid-century model, but comes in timeless stainless steel, making a subtle statement. It has a four-slice capacity as well as six toasting settings, proving that—while it may look like it—it’s not your grandmother’s toaster.
10. SMEG 50s Style Blender
How can you recreate the malt shop experience without a retro blender? This model from SMEG looks like it’s built for whipping up milkshakes and other soda shop classics. With three blending settings and four blending speeds, it’s perfect for making a variety of beverages. It’s available in the brand’s standard colors, so you can choose a model to either match or complement your other SMEG appliances.
11. UNIQUE Classic Retro Freestanding Electric Range
The 30-inch Classic Retro by Unique Electric Convection Range is sure to bring a sense of nostalgia to your kitchen. With stylish chrome-finished accents, a warming zone, and a hot surface indicator on the glass cooktop, this range combines aesthetics with practicality. It also offers convection cooking, ensuring even heat distribution. The interior features two adjustable heavy-duty oven racks with four shelf positions and a 3.9-cubic foot oven capacity.
12. Mueller Retro Toaster
Those looking for a less expensive alternative to SMEG’s small kitchen appliances should consider this retro toaster from Mueller. It comes in three pastel shades and offers a vintage-inspired look at a much lower price point. It’s a four-slice toaster featuring duel controls, allowing you to defrost a bagel on one side and prepare standard toast on the other.
13. Nostalgia 3-in-1 Breakfast Station
Why buy a single-use appliance when you can get one that does it all? The Nostalgia 3-in-1 Breakfast Station has a perfectly kitschy design and is capable of brewing coffee, making toast, and frying eggs all at the same time. It’s an ingenious solution for ultra-small spaces, featuring a non-stick griddle, a toaster oven, and a coffee maker, all in one clever package.
14. Nostalgia 12-Slice Blue Convection Toaster Oven
Looking for a toaster oven that evokes memories of a bygone era? Look no further than this model from Nostalgia. It comes in a robin’s egg blue color with chrome accents and can accommodate up to 12 slices of toast or two 12-inch pizzas. The temperature is adjustable and users can choose from four cooking settings: Bake, Toast, Convection Bake and Broil.
15. Smeg Energy Star Refrigerator
Besides its small appliances, SMEG is also known for its fridges and ranges. While they come with a hefty price tag, they can transform a kitchen into a retro lover’s dream. This model has a 12.8 cubic foot capacity and is Energy Star-rated, ensuring energy efficiency. One modern feature that certainly wasn’t available 70 years ago is the fridge ajar alarm that sounds if the doors aren’t properly sealed.