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Top 4 Best Retro Kitchen Appliance Brands – Vintage Look, New Technology

yury, 02/22/2017

When making the decision to remodel or upgrade your kitchen, your desire to keep the original charm of your home intact may be influencing your choice. You might also have a particular retro feel in mind that you would like to bring to your otherwise modern home. Regardless of whether you are trying to create a vintage feel or maintain the time period of your home, you might be considering retro appliances.

While options for authentically restored vintage appliances exists, the modern convenience and features of retro replica appliances set themselves apart with superior technology. Rooted in nostalgia, antique design enthusiasts have created a booming market for replica fixtures and appliances. More options and styles from various manufacturers have emerged, and with so many choices, consumers have the ability to create a truly customized space like never before. The following 4 brands stand out in quality and design, featuring the latest in technology and modern convenience.

Smeg Kitchen Suite

Vibrant colors, united with leading technology, challenges typical home appliances. Stylish designs that are as decorative as they are functional stand out in your home like a carefully selected and curated art collection. The rounded forms and retro designs of the 1950’s are showcased in the Smeg 50’s Design Series. This series features a retro refrigerator, dishwasher and other small kitchen appliances that come in a variety of classic and bright colors.

Water leak protection and a stainless steel tub and filter are just two of the highlights of this sleek, ENERGY STAR rated dishwasher. Additional features:

• 10 Wash Cycles
• 13 Place Settings Capacity
• 5 Temperature Selections
• Delay Timer
• Adjustable Upper Rack
• Concealed Heating Element
• Self-Balancing Door

Combining the retro feel and style of the 1950’s with modern functionality, this fridge comes equipped with several unique features including:

• 3 Adjustable Glass Shelves
• Produce Crisper
• 3 Adjustable Door Bins
• Egg Holder
• 2 Freezer Drawers

At 1.5 cu. ft., this compact fridge is perfectly sized for countertop use and other small spaces. It features two adjustable wire shelves, absorption cooling and LED lighting. In addition to being available in several classic Smeg color options, a special Union Jack design is also available for this model.

With a 56-ounce capacity and a 360-Degree swivel base, this countertop electric kettle is both stylish and functional. Other features include auto shut-off, a built-in cord wrap and a removable limescale filter.

Your basic 2-slice toaster but with a vintage twist, featuring defrost and bagel settings with a backlit chrome knob and a built-in cord wrap. This selection is available in a variety of classic and vibrant color options to complement your other Smeg appliances.

This retro design blender creates a real blast from the past with its authentic, vintage vibe. Features a 48-ounce capacity, BPA-free jug that contains stainless steel dual blades. A built-in cord wrap and overload motor protection round out its thoughtful design.

Tecnogas Superiore Deco Series

Taking its inspiration from the traditional style of the previous century, Tecnogas presents its Superiore Deco Series. This refined series offers four matte color options (red, brown, black, and cream) and combines their textured design with cast metal knobs and handles. Recently made available in the United States, Tecnogas has a reputation for quality and stylistic attention to detail. Manufactured in Gualtieri, Italy since 1952, their products are now available in over 100 countries.

This dynamic and stylish range exudes sophistication. Featuring a convection oven and a special burner for precise simmering temperature, this range offers everything a home chef could dream of. Other amenities:

• 6 Sealed Burners
• Electric Griddle
• 5.7 cu. ft. Primary Oven (convection)
• 3.0 cu. ft. Secondary Oven
• Star-K Certified
• Telescopic Glider Racks
• Convertible to Propane

Designed to complement their gas range, this 48-inch hood comes equipped for wall or under cabinet mounting. Notable features include:

• 4 Speed Settings
• 4 Stainless Steel Baffle Filters
• 600 CFM Blower
• 30 dB(A) Ultra-low Noise Level
• Electronic Controls

Heartland Classic Collection

Presenting designs that take their inspiration from the legendary Oval Woodburning Cookstoves, Heartland represents quality, handcrafted excellence. Their ranges feature electric, dual-fuel, and wood burning options. In addition to ranges, Heartland manufactures a host of other kitchen appliances all in Greenville, Michigan.

Featuring the latest in sound insulation technology, this craftsmanship-quality dishwasher is available in all the classic colors to match the rest of the Classic Collection. Other notable features:

• 6 Wash Cycles
• 15 Place Settings Capacity
• Energy Star Qualified
• Stainless Steel Interior

Designed with early 20th-century inspiration and durable cast-iron and steel construction, the detailed craftsmanship is noticeable from the first glance. Convenient storage is incorporated throughout the range. Available in striking black, cobalt, cranberry, ivory, and white color options. Other features include:

• 6 Sealed Burners
• 3.6 cu. ft. Manual Clean Oven
• 16,500 BTU Bake/Broil Burner
• Concealed Electronic Control Panel
• Gas or Propane Powered
• Electronic Ignition and Reignition
• Broiler in Bottom Drawer

Equipped with a multitude of bells and whistles, this stylish and versatile refrigerator was designed to fit with the rest of the Classic Collection. A 12-temp controlled storage drawer allows you to choose from several custom temperatures to keep everything including beer, wine, seafood or cheese at its proper temperature. The tri-level freezer configuration is completely customizable, allowing you to easily remove and rearrange its included baskets and dividers. There is even a built-in filtration system that circulates clean air throughout the interior to prevent odors. Additional features:

• 22.6 cu. ft. Interior
• 4 Adjustable Half-Width Shelves
• Wine Rack
• Automatic Ice Maker
• Integrated Alarm System
• Star-K Certified

GE Artistry Series

Incorporating current technology, but with a look designed to evoke the past, the GE Artistry Series is based on already existing appliance platforms making this series stylish, yet minimalistic and affordable.

30 Inch Freestanding Range (Gas or Electric)

The gas option for this freestanding range is equipped with a precise simmer burner and a broiler drawer. The electric option offers a power boil element and a bottom storage drawer. Available in black or white.

Features include 1.6 cu. ft. capacity and 1000 watts of cooking power. This distinct microwave is also outfitted with time and weight defrost settings and a 2-speed venting system which removes smoke, steam, and odors.

Available in classic black or white, this sleek freezer/refrigerator combo, reminiscent of a classic car, displays a unique retro elegance with its chrome handles and rounded edges. Some of the features include:

• 20.9 cu. ft. Capacity
• 2 Adjustable Full-Width Shelves
• 2 Humidity Controlled Crisper Drawers
• ENERGY STAR Star Qualified
• Optional Ice Maker

Many of these brands offer further style and designs options allowing you to realize your unique vision. Together with the increasing availability of vintage-styled appliances, you can achieve a retro look and still enjoy modern amenities throughout your kitchen.