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Spherical electric percolator

Small Percolator

This very simple percolator brews six cups of coffee in about eight minutes. Start with cold water, add the coffee to the basket, put the spreader top on the basket, and the lid.

Plug it in and smell the aroma of fresh coffee brewing as it gurgles. Let it percolate for about seven or eight minutes, a bit longer if for a stronger brew. Unplug the percolator and serve the coffee piping hot, delicious and aromatic.

This one has a black handle and I have another one with a red handle.

Westinghouse Sandwich Grill and Griddle
Westinghouse Electric & Mfg Co
Mansfield, OH
110 Volts 600 Watts

Shipping Weight: 7 Lbs

$75

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Westinghouse Grill and Griddle

This wonderful piece of kitchen equipment is a superb sandwich grill with a deep expansion hinge on the lid to accommodate thick sandwiches, like a good Rueben. The lid opens all the way to provide two griddle surfaces.

It is in never used condition with beautiful chrome plating. The carry handles are turned wood with a cream enamel and show minor paint loss. It comes with the original instruction booklet and a detachable cord set.

Grilled cheese anyone? And, we have the matching waffle iron, shown at the bottom of the second page of waffle irons.

Westinghouse Sandwich Grill and Griddle
Westinghouse Electric & Mfg Co
Mansfield, OH
110 Volts 600 Watts

Shipping Weight: 7 Lbs

SOLD

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Superb Sandwich Grill

Perfect for a hunter and home butcher

Oster Electric Meat Grinder

In the 1940s-1950s Oster sold this massive commercial quality power unit which takes a number of attachments. The most popular attachment was the meat grinder pictured here, and the only attachment we have. This appliance would allow you to know exactly what's in the hamburger you serve to your family.

This is the most powerful non-commercial grinder we have ever found and is much sought after by sportsmen to process deer, elk and other game meat or individuals who wish to save money by custom blending their own ground meats.

The 3.1 amp motor powers a heavy reduction gear box housed inside a substantial cast housing measuring approximately 11 across the base by 9 inches high. With grinder attachment installed the total height is 12 inches. A large thumbwheel secures the grinder to the base, and it is a snap to remove the grinder for cleaning.

This piece is in very good condition with a few minor spots of paint loss. If you do a lot of meat processing you will not find a stronger more substantial or efficient unit. It comes fitted with the fine screen and cutter blade, the food pusher and a facsimile of the original booklet.

You can order additional screens in coarse and extra-coarse or a replacement cutter blade for $25 each, or $30 if purchased separately from the grinder.

Oster Electric Power Unit with Meat Grinder
115 Volts AC or DC 3.1 Amps 340 Watts
John Oster Manufacturing Co. Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA

Shipping weight: 13 Lbs.

$125 (as shown)
$195 in mint condition

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Nickie in Rifle, Colorado bought this model percolator and wrote to say I received my sunbeam percolator coffee pot and it is beautiful! :) The coffee is delicious too! It is wonderful to have a great cup of coffee again. I incourage anyone who is wondering about this coffee pot to give it a try, they will be glad they did. It is a joy to bring back a piece of American History to our kitchen.



Sunbeam Percolator

We've sold a truckload of Sunbeam waffle irons and toasters and deep fryers, and the magnificent quality of this percolator matches other Sunbeam appliances, not the least of which was the Mixmaster, and electric iron.

The percolator has a nice backlit control dial where you can select the type of brew you prefer, fill the pot with cold water, measure the coffee into the basket, using the proper grind for percolators, then insert the basket and seat the stem into the well. Plug it in, and wait for the lighted dial to change and percolating to stop. Delicious fresh coffee, and that wonderful aroma.

It has a wonderful incised design on the front that matches the Sunbeam toaster.

This one is in very good condition and comes with a detachable cord set and a facsimile of the original papers.

Sunbeam Automatic Percolator

Shipping Weight: 7 Lbs.

$95

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Can you hear the gurgling?

Eric in New Orleans bought this model percolator and ordered another one. My percolator works flawlessly and the result is absolutely the best coffee that I have ever brewed in my home. The rich aroma alone takes me back to my childhood in Louisiana where my grandfather started every day with his own well-used percolator. Thanks a million!

Michele in Friendswood, Texas bought this model percolator and wrote to say Used the percolator for the first time today. It was fabulous! I am very, very pleased.

Jan in Astoria, Oregon bought this model percolator and wrote to say Just to let you know that the Sunbeam percolator arrived safely this afternoon. What a treat to have an appliance made in this country and not in China. Who would have known that these coffee makers would be a prize to have in the kitchen? Thank you so much for caring about these wonderfully made appliances and allowing those of us who appreciate the older things in life to have them once again in our possession. We will cherish our Sunbeam. Many, many thank yous.

Joel and Candace in Point Roberts, Washington bought this model percolator and wrote to say Thank you!! The Sunbeam percolator arrived safe and sound yesterday. It is just super! It runs perfectly & makes delicious coffee. We are thrilled to have such a beautifully crafted appliance NOT made in China! We are so impressed with it, that I think we need to look into buying the Kitchen Aid coffee grinder.


Beautiful Stainless Steel inside and out.

Presto Coffee Percolator

The sleek stainless steel styling belies how utterly functional this percolator is for making coffee. It is easy to use and even easier to clean. That's because it is completely submersible so you can dunk the whole thing in the dishpan, and because the vessel is stainless steel, it just takes the swipe of a sponge.

I grew up with a percolator like this one, and over the years watched it make an ocean of coffee while mom served up a wedge of her butterscotch meringue pie or coconut layer cake made with a freshly grated coconut.

Still in excellent condition, this one brews nine cups of piping hot coffee in a jiffy. They dubbed it the SuperSpeed.

Presto Coffee Percolator
National Presto Industries, Inc.
Eau Claire, Wisconsin U.S.A.
115 Volts, 500 Watts.

Shipping weight 7 Lbs.

$90

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The Breakfaster

This compact appliance serves as a hotplate for cooking cereal or eggs or percolating a few cups of coffee. The lore is that it is related to the American penchant for travel in personal automobiles across the nation's roads, and the lodging accommodations of a small cabin, and perhaps one of these Breakfasters. And, the front door opens with a little tray to make a slice of toast.

The body measures seven by nine inches and five inches high; add a couple of inches for the side handles. The utility of this object is less important than its striking design. 'Nuff said. This one is in excellent condition.

The Breakfaster
115 Volts 750 Watts
Caulkins Appliance Co.
Niles, Michigan U.S.A.
Valley City, N.D.

$88

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gizmo for slicing bagels

The Bagel Trap

Here is a modern gizmo to go with your vintage toaster. It is a device for slicing bagels into various widths, including thin enough to fit in a vintage toaster. It's modern, it's plastic, it comes with the original carton and helps avoid injury while carving up a bagel.

The Bagel Trap
Irvine, Calif.

$18

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Miller's All-Width Bread Slicer

Is there someone in your house who can ruin a loaf of bread with just a regular slicing knife, hacking uneven slices and leaving a badly abused shape? This slicing knife comes with adjustable guide to make cutting even slices a snap. The guide is tightly fitted but easily adjustable to the desired width. It comes with the original beat up carton with some tips for using the knife with light, sawing pressure. The serated blade is still very sharp. The carton says it's for left-handed slicing, too, by mounting the guide on the other side of the blade. Ingenious!

Miller's All-Width Bread Slicer
Miller & Sons
Valley City, N.D.

$18

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Neatness counts.

Crumb Sweeper

Back when, toasters were used at the breakfast table. So, to tidy up the crumbs, here is the fancy version of a silent butler -- you just gently roll the sweeper, and its little brushes pick up the crumbs. Little flaps open to empty the contents. Just the thing for the toast lover who has everything.

Manning-Bowman Crumb Sweeper

Shipping Weight: 2 Lbs.

$39

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Swiss Crumb Sweeper

Here is another little crumb sweeper. I don't know of it's origin or age, but it seems to be a type of plastic with nylon wheels and brushes. I'd guess 1940s or 1950s. I had a customer from the Swiss Embassy who recognized the bird character on the top, pecking up crumbs, so lacking any better information, I'll call it Swiss.

Swiss Crumb Sweeper

Shipping Weight: 2 Lbs.

$22

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Possibly from Switzerland



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