This story originally appeared at Do You Remember by Jane Kenney.
The 1950s was a time of common kitchen items that would soon become an antique by today. They’re so special that you pretty much don’t see them anymore but stop by an antique shop and you’re sure to come across some decorative breadboxes or other popular ’50s items that may not even exist anymore.
Many of these items still actually exist but have changed drastically over time in terms of their appearance and how they work. We’re sure you’ll recognize these 10 things that every ’50s mom had in her kitchen!
1. Cookie Press
The ’50s cookie press was perfect for pumping out some delicious, homemade cookies of any flavor. Cookie making definitely looks a lot different these days!
2. Wall-hung GE Refrigerator
This refrigerator actually hung right up on the wall and looks like cabinets, but it’s actually a fridge. Instead of being long and tall like they are today, they were actually aligned straight across for a streamlined kitchen look.
3. Cake Breaker
It’s definitely a little intimidating to look at, but it sure was a great tool for cutting delicate cakes back in the day!
4. Flour, Sugar, and Tea Canisters
You could find anything you needed in one of these vintage canisters. You won’t believe how much these vintage canisters can go for on eBay these days.
5. Butter Molds
What we know as a simple stick of butter today was actually crafted and molded beautifully by butter molds. Even though it ended up being cut into, the presentation is key.