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10 Things So Old You Really Don’t See Them in Kitchens at All Anymore

There are so many ways which the kitchen has changed just in our lifetimes alone. But, go back even further and the kitchen becomes another world entirely, full of devices to process food from scratch and a whole other way of looking at things like shopping and washing. They seem quaint to us today, but make no mistake that most kitchens haven’t contained these items in decades! Here are 10 things you really don’t see in the kitchen anymore.

Butter Churns

Now its more of a science project for most families, but once upon a time butter was made in the kitchen in small batches for the absolute freshest taste possible.

Pies Cooling on the Windowsill

Now we use cooling racks in a closed kitchen, although back then baked goods were often cooled on the windowsill or on a table in front of an open window.

Crockery Pots

From flour to lard to sugar, most things were once kept in crockery pots. Stoneware bowls were also much more common than any type in many frontier homes.

Pie Safes

Another hold over from the the old days are pie safes. The perforated tin fronts let steam escape while keeping pies and baked goods out of sight of insects and children.

Shopping basket

Before shopping bags most people used baskets to collect food from the market (or eggs from the chicken coop or veggies from the garden).

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