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Can You Name These 10 Vintage Kitchen Tools?

Test your knowledge and see if you can name all these vintage kitchen tools! If you were a frequent visitor to Grandma's kitchen during your childhood, you're bound to succeed.

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Coffee Grinder

Before there were grinders incorporated within coffee makers, you had to start out the morning with a little exercise, grinding your own beans by hand. These items are so cool-looking that you may want to include them in your present-day kitchen decor, but we recommend going with an electric model for doing the actual coffee grinding.

Are you making any of these coffee-brewing mistakes?

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Butter Mold

A butter mold or butter stamp is a device for stamping a design onto a block of warm butter. The stamps are typically made of wood, and feature simple designs likes cows, flowers or geometric shapes. They were a staple in the kitchen for formal events and holidays.

Ever wonder if it’s safe to keep butter on the counter? We found out.

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Bread Box

When we play 20 Questions in our house, one of the standard questions is always, “Is it bigger than a bread box?” It’s funny to say, but most of our kids don’t even know what that is! Bread boxes were popular before loaves were baked with preservatives and wrapped in plastic.

Get our most popular recipes for homemade bread.

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Bread Slicer

Forties-era “Slice a Slice” contraptions were designed to hold a single slice of bread and cut it into two slices, creating enough bread for a cold sandwich with half the bread calories. Ahead of its time, this was around way before you could order a sandwich “skinny.”

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Pudding Mold

This isn’t Oscar the Grouch’s home, it’s a pudding mold! Perfect for displaying a pudding at your Christmas feast. There were all sorts of shapes and designs for your pudding or gelatin creations.

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Cherry Pitter

There is nothing worse than biting into a delicious cherry pie and discovering a pit, hoping you didn’t need a trip to the dentist afterwards! This dilemma was solved handily by the cherry pitter.

Here’s the easiest ways to pit cherries in the 21st century.

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Cake Breaker

No, this is not a comb, it’s a cake breaker or cake rake. Cake breakers were used to break apart delicate cakes, such an angel food cake, and were very popular mid-century by bakers and homemakers alike.

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Cookie Press

A cookie press is a device used to extrude cookie dough into distinct shapes (here’s what they look like these days). They’re usually made of a cylinder with a plunger or trigger, which is why it’s sometimes called a cookie gun. Most cookie presses come with several different discs with different designs. These are perfect for spritz cookies, from the German word spritzen which means “to squirt.”

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Hand Mixer

There is no outlet to plug this contraption into. It’s all muscle in order to beat those eggs or whip up your cake batter! This hand mixer was the early inspiration for the KitchenAid mixer we see in many homes today, and it came on the market in 1919.

Here’s the best hand mixer on the market today, according to our Test Kitchen.

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Pyrex Dishes

Pyrex made its public debut in 1915 during World War I. By the ’50s and ’60s, every household had at least one casserole dish like this. Perhaps you can remember cradling one of these Pyrex dishes in the back of a station wagon en route to a family gathering.

Michelle Steber
Michelle is the Customer Account Manager at Scott's Marketplace and loves all things local: shops, parks, garage sales and yes, even the local bar. She engages the selling community by day, and by night is a chauffeur, sous chef, spin instructor and Pinterest junkie. Michelle seeks joy in everything she does, especially closet organization.
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