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Toas-Tite Grill

Toas-Tite grill

Were hot pocket sandwiches better back in the 40s? Most likely they were, even though they didn’t have microwaves. Strike that. Especially because they didn’t have microwaves. Instead, they apparently used the Toas-Tite Grill to whip up a quick and hot filled sandwich. Just clamp and hold over an open flame (like a gas burner) and you’ve got yourself some old school quick eats.

Product Description:
The Toas-Tite is Back! The much loved Toas-Tite grill was produced from 1945-1953, and then it disappeared. We don’t know why. About a year ago, my sister and I came up with the crazy idea of making exact replicas of the Toas-Tite grill from the 1940s. WE DID IT!!!!!!!! After making hundreds of Toas-Tites on our new grills, we’re sure you will enjoy them as much as we do. Makes a Luscious Sealed-In Drip Proof Toas-Tite Sandwich. Start a family Tradition, The Kids will Love Them. From Fruit Pies to Tuna Melts – the possibilities are endless.

November 14, 2011   No Comments

Retrosink: Vintage Bread Labels

Militzer's Bread Label

Considering that Monday is a good day to look to the past (as in too bad the weekend is over), a little Retrosink action is in order. How To Be A Retronaut has a neat gallery up of of old bread labels. They date from the 40s and 50s and with over a dozen images, they make for some good perusing to start the week.

(Via Boing Boing)

July 18, 2011   No Comments

Retrosink: Big Burger Grill

Big Burger Grill via Sam's Toybox.

Big Burger Grill via Sam's Toybox. Click image to be taken back in time.

Grilling season is officially on. Check out this awesome grill-themed vintage toy:

The Big Burger Grill uses a 150 watt light bulb to heat a metal grill surface on which you can cook hamburgers, pancakes, and other delectables.

And be sure to check out the source link for other (not necessarily food-related) vintage toys.

(Via Sam’s Toybox)

May 30, 2011   No Comments

Retrosink: Antique Winged Corkscrew

True Fabrications Antique Winged Corkscrew

It isn’t always easy to find kitchen gear that could belong in any era. An antiqued microwave oven? No thanks. But an antiqued corkscrew? Well that just makes sense. The True Fabrications Antique Winged Corkscrew may not be a true antique, but it does look as if it belongs in a bygone era. Might even work better than that fancy electric corkscrew collecting dust in the back of the cupboard.

November 22, 2010   No Comments

Retrosink: Drinking (On The Way) To The Moon

Rocket Beer Bottle Opener Vintage Space Ship Antique Cast Iron

If this Rocket Beer Bottle Opener Vintage Space Ship Antique Cast Iron is as cool looking in real life as its descriptive name would lead one to believe, then for $16.49 it seems like a great deal. I mean, just look at all those words.

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October 7, 2010   1 Comment

Retrosink: Old-Timey Alarm-Clock Tea Maker

Old-Timey Alarm-Clock Tea Maker

Even since the beginning of the modern era it was recognized that people needed all the help they could get when it came to procuring a caffeinated beverage. After all, the motor skills needed to make a pot of tea or coffee require some degree of coordination—best left to automation. Back in the day, they might have used an old-timey appliance such as this alarm clock tea maker contraption.

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October 4, 2010   No Comments