These Retro Kitchen Essentials Evoke All the Nostalgia

Three retro kitchen essentials in various colors

Give your space a unique throwback look when you add these retro kitchen essentials to your collection. We've curated a list of everything from small and large appliances to easy-to-use handheld gadgets.

White Smeg coffee maker from Williams Sonoma photo

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Smeg Coffee Maker

Start your day off the right way with a fresh brew from this retro coffee maker. Although its vintage design replicates one from the '50s, this 10-cup coffee maker has the same technological advances of today's most popular models to ensure you aren't missing out on the convenience of the digital age. It features an auto-start option that delivers a hot cup of joe exactly when you want it and also allows you to choose between two aroma settings. (Starting at $200;

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Smeg stand mixer in green from Bed Bath & Beyond photo

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Smeg Stand Mixer

The Smeg stand mixer might have a retro-inspired look, but it has all the modern functions you'll need to whip up lots of tasty recipes. If you need inspiration, check out these sweet treats from Martha's latest cookbook, Martha Stewart's Cookie Perfection. This powerful mixer features a 10-speed motor that gives you full control and allows you to achieve a smooth, creamy batter, and it has a lock and overload protection for added safety. Plus, it comes with a five-quart stainless steel bowl, steel wire whisk, aluminum flat beater, aluminum dough hook, and pouring shield so you can start making your favorite recipes as soon as it arrives. ($490;

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Red personal blender with a jar and to-go bottle from QVC photo

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Cook's Essentials Personal Blender

Açaí bowls are a summer treat that grew in popularity over the last year, and this personal blender can help you make one for yourself. It has one speed setting, but don't let that fool you; it can cut through frozen fruit in seconds leaving you with a well-blended drink you can enjoy at home in the included 18-ounce jar, or take it on the go inside the 20-ounce travel mug. Both cups are dishwasher safe and the blender base should be wiped clean with a damp washcloth. ($24, usually $33;

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Blue retro toaster oven from Macy's photo

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Americana Toaster Oven

Retro doesn't mean outdated, and the Americana Elite toaster oven proves it. It combines an old-fashioned look with modern updates like four cooking functions, consistent heating, adjustable toasting control, an auto-off setting, and more. It includes a wire grill rack, oven pan, and removable grease tray that makes it easy to broil, bake, or toast your food. Plus, it won't take up a ton of room in your kitchen and can be stored in a cabinet if you don't plan on using it every day. ($86;

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Red retro beater from Cost Plus World Market photo

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Retro Beater

If you're looking for a true old-school kitchen essential that's easy to use and doesn't include the extra bells and whistles, this retro beater is for you. The vintage-inspired design features a crank handle that's ideal for lighter mixing like eggs, brownie batter, or cake mix. One five-star reviewer says they use it to make scrambled eggs and "it works a lot better than a whisk." The best part? You can get it on sale for just $6 right now. ($6, usually $7;

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Blue retro Smeg refrigerator from West Elm photo

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Smeg Refrigerator

Our list of retro kitchen essentials wouldn't be complete without at least one large appliance. The Smeg full-size refrigerator has a sleek, old-time look on the outside with a well-arranged interior that's about as modern as it gets. It features adjustable shelves, a wine rack, produce drawer, inner freezer, and plenty of storage bins to help keep your food organized. Plus, it's energy efficient and can be assembled to open from the right or left side to ensure it'll fit in almost any kitchen. You can't go wrong with this classic blue shade, but it's also available in nine other colors. ($1,999;

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