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Monday, December 12, 2011

Third part of Birthday thrifting orgy (Status: third time's the charm)

So, for todays birthday week thrifting orgy post I'm showing off the kitchen and serving finds- vintage mixer, hot tray, Mirro Medallion serving tray and glass meat platter with warming stand.

It's not a very fancy hot tray but it came in it's original box and seems to have been unused (new old stock or new in box?).  Hey. are those Mr. Modtomics new Dansk candle holders on the box front?

This is one of those basic models, without any controls; just plug it in and it gets hot in here.  
The instruction booklet pretty much says just that.
Here's a nice way to keep your meat warm (that sounded better in my head).  A glass meat platter by inland glass with it's original metal stand/holder.

To keep your meat hot (I can't believe I said that) you can place some candles in the holders underneath.
You may remember that a few months ago I found a set of two Mirro Medallion "saucer" pans, well, this is the serving tray from the same line.   The Medallion line, designed by Austin Munson, was only produced for two years, 1958-60. because of the many steps needed to stamp, buff, anodize and clear coat the special aluminum alloy the pieces were expensive, with a lower profit margin, and did not sell well. (Info from- http://modish.net/mirro-medallion)

This is the mighty Hamilton Beach model "G" mixer, made sometime in the later 1940's or 50's.   Marvel in its art deco, off-white, all metal construction.
This sucker is feature laden.   You can tip it back to add or remove the bowl
Or, check it, you can remove the mixer from its stand and use it as a hand mixer!  It's like a transformer!
The model "G" (it's O.G.) has ten settings that are adjusted with the chrome lever by the front of the handle.
You can see the setting through the "Mix guide" window.  My two favorites are-" juicing fruits" and "candy beat eggs" (wtf is up with that last one).


There is also a neat feature that lets you swing the bowl from side to side so that you can get all of your mixture.
I just need to find a set of bowls, and I think I saw one of the bowls just the other day (one of the cool cream colored bowls that glows under blacklight).

1 comment:

  1. That mixer is just too fun...I need to watch the appliance area more closely when I hit the trifts..

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