There’s never been a decade quite like the 50’s. Even today it still captures our attention. And there’s many reasons why. This iconic era gave birth to many time enduring classical styles, products, and celebrities. During the 50’s melamine dinnerware filled kitchen cabinets, fictitious Betty Crocker published her first cookbook, and upcoming TV celebrity and French Chef Julia Child enrolled in the Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. It was also an era of experimentation for Vittorio Bertazzoni, Sr.
Smeg’s Founder and Family Background
As founder of Smeg, a leading manufacturer of appliances, Bertazzoni grew up in an Italian family where blacksmithing was a true art form. Learning from his 19th century ancestors, he began to focus on working with metals. He jump-started his career when he made the decision to focus on kitchen design and metal enameling. After fine-tuning the process throughout the 50s and 60s, he never looked back. He also banked on the fact that people were hungry for home comforts that brought a hint of affluence into their lives. With new innovation, advancing technology, and award-winning designs fueling the way, Smeg continues to be an industry leader.
Smeg Small Appliances—Standing the Test of Time
With classic and enduring designs Smeg small appliances capture the essence of the 50s. And are the perfect complement to farmhouse and vintage kitchen décor and design. Even if you haven’t nailed down a particular style a Smeg appliance has a way of getting attention. Standing out from the crowd of blenders, toasters, and kettles, Smeg’s trio of small kitchen appliances doesn’t disappoint. We guarantee weekend breakfasts will never be the same. Known for its award-winning design the Smeg 50s Retro Style Cream Toaster packs a punch. With six browning levels and a 950 watt engine to back it up everyone will be eating their toast all at the same time. Smeg’s 50s Retro Style Cream Kettle will make your day, coffee or, your tea. It has a gorgeous exterior and boasts a seven-cup capacity, an auto shut-off feature, a swivel base, and anti-slip feet. The Smeg 50s Retro Style Cream Blender is a six-cup four-speed modern appliance that includes a free jug, a safety lock on the blender jug, anti-slip feet, and a 600-watt engine.
Everything Old is New Again
With modern technology leading the way the saying “everything old is new again” has new meaning. Historically, when you think about it that saying also dates back to another time. Though no one can really recall its exact origin, the popular saying has a permanent place in today’s pop culture. Primarily because retro and vintage are two common buzz words leading the way to describe styles that came from the past. Now, this hotter than hot style trend is making its way into clothing, children’s toys, furniture, and our kitchen appliances. Great products and ideas rooted in tradition have a unique way of making a comeback. Today Smeg’s new 50s retro style small appliances are making a grand statement in chic kitchen designs nationwide.
Equip your kitchen with one, two, or all three Smeg retro small appliances from Breed & Company. Need a gift idea? They’re perfect to give as a gift for weddings, showers, birthdays, and holidays. Or, add one to your personal Christmas list. Visit our four Austin area locations for all your small kitchen appliances and accessories.