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15 Retro Kitchen Appliances You’ll Love
Get a period look without sacrificing function and modern amenities with these Retro kitchen appliances.
Whether you are renovating the kitchen in your historic home or simply looking to add period appeal to your kitchen, retro kitchen appliances are one of the biggest ways to influence the final look of your project. Afterall, these big-ticket items take up the most visual real estate (next to your cabinets) and there’s no... Keep Scrolling
Written by Jickie Torres


Whether you are renovating the kitchen in your historic home or simply looking to add period appeal to your kitchen, retro kitchen appliances are one of the biggest ways to influence the final look of your project. Afterall, these big-ticket items take up the most visual real estate (next to your cabinets) and there’s no faster way to interrupt the nostalgic vibe of your newly restored space than with a glaringly out-of-date appliance.

At Cottages & Bungalows, we love to curate and share our favorite finds from across the web with you. Some of the products you’ll see on this page are affiliate links, which means that if you click through and make a purchase, C&B will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you! 

Vintage kitchen with retro appliances, checkerboard flooring, and a vintage stove
Checkerboard flooring, apothecary-style cup drawer pulls and an old fashioned stove combine to create a charming vintage kitchen

It’s hard to beat the charm of an authentic refurbished antique or vintage oven, too—if you can get your hands on one. They can be pricey and a bit smaller than what you might be used to with modern appliances—but companies like antiquestoveheaven.com do beautiful work and restore old appliances to their original glory and often with more cooking power.

Yellow checkered kitchen floor with retro buttercup oven in a wide angled kitchen photo
The retro styled Northstar oven was the perfect way for the team at Jackson Design and Remodeling to match the tile counters in a classic 50s design and midcentury style linoleum floors.

But if you’re in the market for a way to preserve the look while keeping the modern-day amenities and ease of use of a new fridge fear not. We’ve rounded up 15 of our faves that come in a variety of colors and configurations. These retro kitchen appliances offer the form and the function!

Northstar soft yellow fridge
Courtesy of Elmira Stove Works

The Model 1950  by Northstar offers 18.5 cubic feet of space and a bottom freezer. It’s energy star rated and comes with optional ice maker and even a draft beer system!

Northstar model 1950 blue fridge
Courtesy of Elmira Stove Works

Northstar’s Model 1958/1959 touts the same customization options in a modern French-door style.

Retro styled microwave in light blue
Courtesy of Amazon

The microwave should not be overlooked. This model by Comfee’ is the perfect way to finish off the look.

Big Chill retro stove in jadeite green.
Courtesy of Big Chill

Big Chill’s retro stove comes in both 30- and 36-inch sizes as well as gas or electric range options.

Big Chill retro dishwasher in turquoise
Courtesy of Big Chill

Can’t forget one of the best modern inventions: the dishwasher. Big Chill’s retro dishwasher comes in 9 color options including jadeite green, turquoise and pink lemonade.

 

Smeg morning brew espresso coffee machine in cream with metallic accents
Courtesy of Smeg

Step back in time when you make your morning brew with Smeg’s espresso machine.

Smeg retro refridgerator in cotton candy pink
Courtesy of Smeg

It just doesn’t get any more fun than Smeg’s retro refrigerator line. The narrow profile is perfect for a small cottage kitchen or guesthouse.

Smeg toaster in light blue on a black granite counter top in front of white subway tile backsplash
Courtesy of Crate & Barrel

Your toaster can pop more than just your bread—this powder blue model adds period pop and panache.

Daewoo minii fridge in light mint green
Courtesy of Daewoo

Get a mini fridge with big style! It’s perfect for an office, garage or even for extra under-counter storage in the kitchen.

Aga cast iron cooking range in pistachio
Courtesy of Aga

Looking for professional cooking power? Aga’s line of powerful cast iron stoves offers heft and beauty.

Blue retro electric kettle.
Courtesy of Amazon

This retro stainless steel electric kettle from Nostalgia is the perfect pop of color and vintage for you kitchen.

Retro styled light blue hand mixer with silver accents.
Courtesy of Amazon

Smaller appliances can still have style and this hand mixer is retro perfection.

RELATED READING: Vintage Restoration: Bringing This 1920s Kitchen’s Charm Back

Euro-style oven and range in white with gold hardware
Courtesy of House

A little flash and gilded accent can add a European elegance to your remodeled space. This duel fuel range fits the bill.

Nostalgia breakfast station with toaster oven, griddle and coffee pot.
Courtesy of Amazon

The Nostalgia series offers a fun compact appliance that multitasks in the most stylish way.

Red Russell Hobbs retro toaster oven.
Courtesy of Amazon

This Russell Hobbs  toaster warms while it works and does it all in throwback style.

Dawoo retro microwave in mint green
Courtesy of Amazon

We love the adorable shape and styling of this Daewoo microwave. The color brings a bright and fun touch to your countertop.

Want more Retro Kitchen Appliances inspiration?  Check out this post on Peachy Keen Retro Appliances.

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