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This guide to Retro Kitchen Appliance Gift Ideas features a great selection of appliances with a vintage look and modern convenience. These retro kitchen appliances can complement an overall retro style, or provide contrast to a modern kitchen design. Whether are sprucing up your own kitchen, setting up a mother-in-law suite, or just shopping for unique gift, retro kitchen appliances offer classic style with today’s best features.
Most of these retro kitchen appliances come in various, classic color schemes. So if you are looking to match colors across appliances, there is a good chance you’ll be able to do so. We’ve included a mix of colors in our picks below to help show the range.
The toaster is an essential appliance for any kitchen. Whether it’s for toast, bagels, English muffins or pop tarts (although those are just as good cold), your kitchen toaster will get a regular workout. This appliance also lends itself to a retro kitchen because the design elements have not radically changed over the years. For example, the lever and the knobs have a classic look. Then, when you add a vintage color, your classic kitchen is off to a good start.
Here are three of our favorites:
Simple, elegant design. This beauty from Keenstone is a great example of form meeting function.
Keenstone 2 Slice Toaster Retro Stainless Steel Toaster, Green
$39.99 in stock
- 【MULTI FUNCTIONS AND SHADE SELECTION】Three Functions with cancel,bagel and defrost; 6 different toasting settings for your choice, lower settings for lighter toast or higher settings for darker can accommodate everyone's taste
- 【EXTRA WIDE TOASTING SLOTS】1.5 inch slots fit thick slices or bread, perfect for whatever you're toasting. Moreover, it can accommodate for all types of breads and evenly toasted
- 【EASY TO CLEAN】Toaster come with removable slide-out crumb tray in the rear, which it easily collects the bread crumbs and easy to clean
- 【LIFT LEVER】When your bread is finished toasting, the lever can be lifted higher after popping up automatically. Make it easier and safer to reach small slices
- 【NOTICE】 Please do NOT use this stainless steel toaster to toast anything with oil, water or jam
Nostalgia RTOS200AQ New and Improved Retro Wide 2-Slice Toaster Perfect For Bread, English Muffins, Bagels, 5 Browning Levels, With Crumb Tray & Cord Storage – Aqua
3 used from $23.74
- EXTRA-WIDE TOASTER: The 2 large slots are perfect for toasting bagel halves and thick slices of bread, English muffins, and more.
- LIGHTED CONTROLS: Lighted control buttons feature bagel, defrost, and cancel options
- PERFECTLY TOASTED: The 5 browning levels allow you to choose your preferred doneness
- CORD STORAGE: Cord storage in bottom of unit allows for tidy storage
- EASY CLEAN UP: Crumb tray easily slides out so you can keep your toaster clean
Smeg TSF01PBUS 50's Retro Style Aesthetic 2 Slice Toaster, Pastel Blue
- 2 extra wide slots with self-centering racks
- Automatic slice pop up
- Anti-slip feet
- Removable stainless steel crumb tray
- 6 browning levels and 3 pre-set programs: reheat, defrost, bagel
These retro blenders may look like they are straight out of the 1950’s, but they are full of modern-day power. Crush ice, make smoothies, salad dressings, or treat yourself to a classic milkshake.
We love how this one looks like an Edison lightbulb. The included smoothie cup is a great addition as well.
FRIGIDAIRE ESMM100-CREAM 300-Watt Retro Smoothie Maker, Cream
2 used from $32.19
- Compact power: packed in this small blender is a high powered 300 watt/ 23000Rpm motor with two speeds, which will crush and pulverize ice, frozen fruits, and more
- Sleek design: the retro-style, streamlined design of this personal, single serve blender will look great in your kitchen and complement any décor
- Quality: heavy-duty stainless steel blades easily make creamy smoothies and milkshakes
- Controls: chrome lever to start and stop the machine; multi-function dial
- Flexible: comes with one BPA-free jar and one glass Mason Jar, of 20.3 oz (600ml) and 16.9 oz (500ml)
Brentwood JB-220R 12-Speed + Pulse Blender, Red
$31.68 in stock
- Blend delicious smoothies, thick milk shakes, hearty protein shakes and more
- 12 Speeds – pulse, chop, mix, grate, blend and liquefy
- Highly durable stainless steel blades
“Want to Share a Malted?” Pick
Brentwood Classic Milkshake Maker, 15 oz, Turquoise,SM-1200B
1 used from $28.80
- Relive the days of diners and drive ins with our classically designed milkshake Maker
- Use our milkshake Maker to also mix malts, smoothies, protein drinks, cocktails and more
- Enjoy deliciously Thick milkshakes in under 2 minutes
- Choose between low and high speeds for thick to thin mixtures
- Spindle is made from food safe, Highly Durable stainless steel
A nice kettle is a kitchen essential. Electric kettles offer quick heating and built-in safety features. Stovetop kettles can produce a long-lasting, rolling boil and can be easier to clean. (Want to dive into the debate details? We like this article as a reference.) Either way, there are plenty of retro chic options available.
Here are our favorites:
Top Pick (Electric)
Haden HIGHCLERE Vintage Retro 1.5 Liter/6 Cup Capacity Innovative Cordless Electric Stainless Steel Tea Pot Kettle with 360 Degree Base, Pool Blue
$79.99 in stock
- INNOVATIVE KITCHEN APPLIANCE: Sit back and relax as you sip on your favorite warm beverage thanks to this innovative electric kettle; Features traditional stove top kettle design and shape with large 1.5-liter/6-cup capacity
- EASY TO USE: Easy to use with water level gauge, on/off light indicator, and heat-resistant ergonomic handle
- USER SAFETY FEATURES: Safety features includes boil-dry protection with automatic unit shut-down
- INCLUDES SPARE WATER FILTER: Comes with a spare removable water filter and 360-degree base for added user convenience
- BPA-FREE: All internal plastic components that come in contact with the water is BPA-free
Top Pick (Stovetop)
SUSTEAS Stove Top Whistling Tea Kettle-Surgical Stainless Steel Teakettle Teapot with Cool Toch Ergonomic Handle,1 Free Silicone Pinch Mitt Included,2.64 Quart(BLACK)
- ♨COOL HANDLE | PUSH BOTTON MECHANISM - Ergonomically designed handle and push-button technology makes pouring a breeze!
- ♨PERFECT WHISTLING SOUND | LARGE CAPACITY - Make tea with this 2.64 Quart large kettle for your entire family. The loud whistle guarantees that you can hear it from another room when the water is boiled.
- ♨INNOVATIVE BOTTOM BOILS WATER FASTER - SUSTEAS tea kettle is made of 3 layers encapsulated base,even heat boils water faster.
- ♨THICKENED BODY | PERFECT GIFT BOX | 1 PREMIUM PINCH MITT - Thickened body, increased product weight, providing the best quality products on Amazon,It also comes with 1 free premium anti hot holder,packaged in a stylish gift box,best gift for your families or your friends!
- ♨SUSTEAS BRAND TEA KETTLE - SUSTEAS brand is premium brand on Amazon,our tea kettles are 100% Teflon and BPA-free.2 Year Warranty so you can buy with confidence and boil happily ever after.
Value Pick (Electric)
Avan-Pacific Stainless Steel 360°Cordless Electric Kettle 1.7L 1500W Auto Shut-Off, Boil Dry Protection ETL/FDA Approval (RED)
- 1500W 360° Cordless Electric Kettle
- 1.7 Liter / 8 Cups
- Stainless Steel Kettle with Cool-Touch Handle
- Auto Shut-Off with Boil-Dry Protection
- 1 Year Warranty
Value Pick (Stovetop)
Studio Hot Water Tea Kettle, Stainless Steel Tea Pot with Whistle - 2.5L, Pink
- Studio by Godinger sleek and classic stovetop tea kettle will boil hot water for tea or coffee.
- Fresh Pink color adds a pop of color to your kitchen. Convenient whistle to alert when water is boiled. Stay cool handle and flip top spout for ease of use.
- Stainless Steel. Capacity: 2.5L
- Since 1973 Godinger has specialized in handcrafted silver, pewter, crystal, stainless, and alternative metal giftware. From candlesticks, barware, bakeware, tea sets and frames, you are sure to find the perfect item for any special occasion. Godinger products are available at all major retailers across the US and Canada.
Vintage Style Microwaves
Did you know the first microwave oven was sold in 1955? According to this interesting history of the microwave oven, it was a huge wall unit that cost the equivalent of about $64,000 today! Compared to that, these beautifully retro, countertop-sized microwaves look like a screaming deal:
Nostalgia RMO4AQ Retro Large 0.9 cu ft, 800-Watt Countertop Microwave Oven, 12 Pre-Programmed Cookin Digital Clock, Easy Clean Interior, Aqua
- 800 watts cooking power: At 0.9 cubic foot, this microwave provides the cooking power needed to quickly cook and reheat foods
- Convenient cooking controls: 12 pre programmed cooking settings, delay timer and express cooking provide options for the optimal heating of popular foods like popcorn, pizza, potatoes, veggies and more
- Digital clock: Easy to read LED display, lights up the digital clock and highlights each cooking setting
- Even cooking: Rotating glass carousel helps cook food evenly
- Retro accents: A sleek chrome door handle, control panel and accents add fun and flair to this unique retro styled appliance
WINIA WOR07R3ZEM Retro Microwave, 0.7 Cu. Ft, Mint
1 used from $73.99
- Retro Design - The unique retro design captures a vintage aesthetic while keeping modern conveniences
- C.R.S - The Concave Reflect System uses Dual Wave technology to enchance cooking and heating performance
- Zero On - Saves energy by only consuming electricity only when you use the microwave
- Compact Capacity - Perfect for small spaces, 0.7 cu. ft. of capacity takes up a small, but fully equipped footprint
- Recessed Turntable - With more space than a traditional microwave, you have the flexibility to accomodate plates and bowls of various sizes
Vintage refrigerators can be a little trickier to incorporate into your retro kitchen because in this case, “vintage” also means small. Of course, if a smaller fridge actually fits your needs – or if you are giving a gift – then these retro styles could be just what you are looking for:
The “Big” Boy
Still smaller than your typical modern fridge, this model gives you a beautiful retro style with enough storage room for a fully-equipped, but cozy, kitchen.
Galanz GLR12TBKEFR Retro Refrigerator, 12.0 Cu Ft, Black
- Retro Compact Refrigerator uses R600a high-efficiency and low-energy consumption compressor, it can cool food quickly with lower energy. Leveling legs can adjust feet and keep level placement anywhere
- Product Dimensions – 23.74" W x 66.93" H x 29.45" D | Temperature range (refrigerator) – 32ᵒ F to 47ᵒ F | Freezer compartment –
- Glass shelves can separate your different types of food | A removable slide-out glass shelf provides more ways to organize your storage needs
- Galanz refrigerator can be controlled manually with the control dial from cool to cold to coldest, you can turn the knob to set the temperature you want
- Storage double door design, freezer compartment can be used for storing frozen foods or making ice cubes | The door offers a spot for your favorite canned beverages
Top Pick – Refrigerator/Freezer Combo
Antarctic Star Compact Mini Refrigerator Separate Freezer, Small Fridge Double 2-Door Adjustable Removable Retro Stainless Steel Shelves Garage Camper Basement/Dorm/Office 3.2 cu ft.Green
- Size and Capacity-Dimension is 19.3*17.5*31.5 and 3.2cu.ft capacity.Sufficient space to store your eggs, vegetables, drinks,fruits and milk. This fridge is also equipped with ice cube tray and Ice shovel.
- Temperature Ranges - By turning the thermostat knob, the range of the refrigerator temperature control is form position 1 the cold to 7 the coldest. Refrigerator compartment 32' to 50' F, / Freezer compartment 3' to -1'F
- Classic Design -This fridge is designed with a sleek black and white exterior that adds a classy touch. It can match any of your furniture,perfect for the home, dorm rooms, small office spaces, garages, workshops,and more.
- Multi-Function Storage-Double Door Design, freezer compartment can be used for storing frozen foods or making Ice cubes. The door offers a spot for your favorite canned beverages.There are fresh fruits you like to eat in the drawer, sweet ice cream in the frozen area.
- Removable Glass Shelf-The glass shelf and drawer separate fruit and vegetable.It can separate your different types of food.A removable slide-out glass shelf provides more ways to organize your storage needs.
The Home Bar Pick
Frigidaire Retro Bar Fridge Refrigerator with Side Bottle Opener, 3.2 cu. ft, Red
8 used from $142.12
- 3.2 Cu Ft Retro Style Fridge with Bottle Opener
- Compressor Cooled for Ultimate Cooling Performance
- Removable Glass Shelves
- Adjustable Thermostat. CFC free
- Gallon Door Bin Accommodates Tall Bottles; 2.95 cu. ft. fresh food compartment and .25 cu. ft. freezer compartment
Classic Breakfast Stations
The All-in-One breakfast station is a classic concept in its own right. A great example of form and function, these retro classics look great, save space, and maximize your breakfast-making efficiency.
Nostalgia BST3RR 3-in-1 Family Size Multi-Function, Retro Red
$94.69 in stock
- 3-IN-1: This versatile breakfast station covers your entire morning breakfast, allowing you to make your coffee, toast and eggs all at once.
- MULTI-FUNCTIONING TOASTER: The toaster oven has a 30-minute timer with a glass door and can fit up to 4 slices of bread, a 7-inch pizza and can be used to make casseroles, cookies and other delicious meals
- 3-CUP COFFEE MAKER: This coffeemaker brews up to 3 (8-oz.) cups at a time in minutes so you can enjoy a cup of coffee while your food cooks. Comes with a glass carafe, a coffee scoop and a reusable filter
- FAMILY-SIZED GRIDDLE: The large non-stick griddle offers plenty of room to fry eggs, omelets, pancakes, sausages, bacon, hashbrowns and other breakfast foods - and comes with a glass lid
- EASY CLEAN UP: As if cooking isn't easy enough, the oven tray, wire wrack, crumb tray and nonstick griddle are removable, making cleanup a breeze
Elite Gourmet Maxi-Matic Americana 3-in-1 Breakfast Center Station, 4-Cup Coffeemaker, Toaster Oven with 15-Min Timer, Griddle, 1-Slice, Blue
$49.99 in stock
3 used from $33.69
- EASE INTO YOUR MORNINGS with your 3-in-1 multi-function breakfast station. Prepare your Coffee, toast and eggs at one time saving you time and space on your counter.
- THE TOASTER OVEN IS 500 WATTS with a 15 minute timer and indicator light which allows you the time to wake up while your oven does the work.
- THE 4 CUP COFFEEMAKER has a pause ‘n serve feature and a lift-up compartment for your reusable filter adding to the much needed convenience We all want in the morning.
- THE 5.5-INCH GRIDDLE is designed to prepare your eggs and other foods. It is easy to remove and clean saving you time in the morning to start your day The right way.
- THE 3-IN-1 MULTIFUNCTION breakfast station is easy to operate with a simple on/ off switch while providing you with all of the functions in one appliance instead of three.
More Retro Gift Ideas
If you like these retro kitchen appliance gift ideas, be sure to check out our Retro Gift Buying Guides and other Retro Gift ideas here on YourAmazingGift.com. Happy shopping!
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