This story originally appeared at Do You Remember by Jane Kenney.
The 1950s was a time of common kitchen items that would soon become an antique by today. They’re so special that you pretty much don’t see them anymore but stop by an antique shop and you’re sure to come across some decorative breadboxes or other popular ’50s items that may not even exist anymore.
Many of these items still actually exist but have changed drastically over time in terms of their appearance and how they work. We’re sure you’ll recognize these 10 things that every ’50s mom had in her kitchen!
1. Cookie Press
The ’50s cookie press was perfect for pumping out some delicious, homemade cookies of any flavor. Cookie making definitely looks a lot different these days!
2. Wall-hung GE Refrigerator
This refrigerator actually hung right up on the wall and looks like cabinets, but it’s actually a fridge. Instead of being long and tall like they are today, they were actually aligned straight across for a streamlined kitchen look.
3. Cake Breaker
It’s definitely a little intimidating to look at, but it sure was a great tool for cutting delicate cakes back in the day!
4. Flour, Sugar, and Tea Canisters
You could find anything you needed in one of these vintage canisters. You won’t believe how much these vintage canisters can go for on eBay these days.
5. Butter Molds
What we know as a simple stick of butter today was actually crafted and molded beautifully by butter molds. Even though it ended up being cut into, the presentation is key.
6. Egg Poacher Pan
If you ever wanted your eggs poached for Sunday brunch, you could always count on your handy-dandy egg poacher pan for perfect eggs every time.
7. Food Mill
Who needs a blender when you have a Food Mill? This was the old-fashioned way of pureeing all types of food from baby food to applesauce.
8. French Fry Cutter
This is another way to get those homemade fries perfectly cut and crisp. Nowadays we can just buy frozen french fries and pop them in the oven, but cutting your own french fries definitely sounds more appealing!
9. Meat Tenderizer
Now, this is one of those scary-looking ’50s items. We now know tenderizers as looking much different and less harmful than this bad boy, but back then a homemakers had lots of skills and knew how to use this tool no problem.
10. Vintage Pyrex
Pyrex was everyone’s favorite household name and if you didn’t own at least one casserole dish, what were you doing? Pyrex is still one of the best and most popular brands out there for cooking.
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