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Return of the Retro Kitchen Appliances

Written by Christopher Alm • March 5th, 2010
Return of the Retro Kitchen Appliances

American company Big Chill came up with the brilliant idea of launching a line of kitchen appliances that have modern functionality, efficiency and dependability but that look like they are straight out of the 50s.

If you always wanted that pink retro kitchen, here’s your chance – with the added bonus that you don’t have to venture out on a long and slow quest to find those over priced retro stoves and fridges found at various thrift stores, which turns out they barely work once installed.

Big Chill offers newly manufactured fridges, stoves and dishwashers that come in various retro pastel color schemes circa 1955. If you recognize them it could be because they have been featured in both Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray and Oprah. Prices range around $1695 for the dishwashers to $4295 for the stoves. Who said living a retro lifestyle is cheap?

For more kitchen styling and renovation madness, be sure to visit the great Retro Renovation blog.

Thanks Cam

Christopher Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • amirilin

    Love these… I wish I had cool customers that will put a kitchen like this in… http://www.kuche-cucina.com

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  • adamgollam

    Very interesting.

  • Anonymous

    I really like these colours they are vibrant yet subtle!

  • Anonymous

    I love the bright colors of Big Chill’s appliances. Checked out their site and they have a great selection of retro kitchen appliances.

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