Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What every vintage kitchen needs.....


a vintage mixer! Why have I put off getting one? Probably because my kitchen is not the best part of the house, its been a work in progress for the past THREE years. So, this weekend I am making a hard effort to finish the crown molding and re-paint it (the kitchen has been 6 colors since I bought the house, this years new color is jadeite). This being said I am going to retire my old hand mixer and get a Hamilton Beach, Sunbeam, Dormeyer or some type of mixer. I absolutely love all the possibilities with the attachments.
Please tell me, what type of mixer do you have? Color? What are your fav attachments? what type of bowls do you have... clear, milkglass or jadeite? Did you carefully put a new coat of appliance epoxy on it? I love this, its like shopping for a new car.

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  1. Oh, I have a beautiful vintage Sunbeam that I picked up at an estate auction for $2, it was missing the bowl, but I had one of the original style milk glass bowls at home. I didn't repaint it because I felt like the scuffs and scratches really gave it more character. What's best is that it works great and even still has it's original owner's manual!

    http://cul-de-sacshack.blogspot.com/2009/10/sunbeam-mixmaster.html

    Good luck with your search!

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  2. I have my grandmothers 1946 Hamilton Beach mixer, with both the original mixing bowls (1 big 1 small) and I just recently found the juicer attachment, but have YET to figure out how it all works haha! I didnt re-paint or epoxy it, just cleaned it up a little! It works like a champ, and has all the girls lined up to bake cakes! haha

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  3. Michael - $2?? you are so lucky
    Mick - I was thinking about the juicer attachment you found when I was shopping around. Some of them are jadeite color and I loooove it.

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  4. I also have a Hamilton Beach that I haven't gotten around to cleaning up yet and don't even know if it works BUT we had one growing up and it makes me nostalgic. I collect white mixer bowls every time I see one. One of these days I'll move up to jade-ite but those are a "bit" more pricey than the white. And for the longest time I had absolutely no idea what that attachment was for--I don't recall Mom having one. I passed up a perfect one in jade-ite since I honestly thought it was something for the potty. DUMMMMMMMM.

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  5. Kitchenaid. What can I say? I need POWER.

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  6. I have two, and I can't decide which one to keep! My original Oldie is a Hamilton Beach, no frills model with 2 milk glass bowls. I got it for about $5 at a yard sale many moons ago and have used/displayed it my kitchen(s) ever since. The second one is a top o' the line Sunbeam Mixmaster with juice attachments, food processing blades and the original manual & milk glass bowls. It has a million settings and looks cool as hell. I picked it up at a yard sale for $15. You can see that one on my blog, and since I'm more attached to the other one, possible Ebay in the near future!

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  8. I love Jadeite bowls! I collect them. It's sad, for our wedding we received an awesome KitchenAid stand mixer in Pistachio (my fave Jadeite-like color), however we have yet to buy a house. Everything is still in storage at my Mother-in-Law's. I can't wait to have it on display. We also have some old Pyrex mixing bowls waiting for us. I hope to someday have a jadeite colored kitchen as well.

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  9. Hi- I'm a new follower to you blog and it's awesome! Love the photos. I have a Mixmaster just like the one in your photo, but with milkglass bowls instead of jadeite. I wrote a blog post about it a while back:
    http://practiceintime.blogspot.com/2010/02/thrifted-thursday.html

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