These 6 Retro Kitchen Appliances Are Perfect for Any Vintage-Lover

Whether you're looking for a great gift idea or want to add a sleek accent to a vintage-style kitchen, we found just the thing. These retro kitchen appliances were all inspired by the 1950s, and their combination of nostalgic style and modern technology add both flair and function.

Smeg toaster next to bread, white bowl, and bottle
Two-slice Smeg toaster in Pastel Blue photo

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Breakfast Time

Smeg is known for its high-quality, vintage-style appliances, and this toaster is no exception. Available in seven colors—pastel blue, pastel green, pink, cream, white, black, and red—it makes a stylish addition to your countertop. You can match it with other appliances (like the KitchenAid mixer) or pick your favorite color to make it the focal point of your kitchen. No matter which hue you select, the six browning levels and three preset programs will give you perfectly toasted bagels, bread, and even waffles every time.

Buy It: Smeg Toaster, $168, Nordstrom

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Amazon malt mixer machine by Hamilton Beach photo

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Diner Milkshakes

Inspired by soda shops, this malt mixer brings delicious, diner-style frozen treats into your home. From Hamilton Beach, this retro-style drink maker features a 70-watt motor for blending milkshakes, malts, and smoothies. The streamlined design doesn't take up much space on the counter, and you can always store it in the cupboard until it's time for ice cream (or a spiked treat).

Buy It: Hamilton Beach Malt Mixer, $38 (originally $40), Amazon

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Retro electric air fryer in yellow photo

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Healthier Fries

Nothing goes with a creamy malt quite like french fries, and this air fryer makes a healthier batch by using less oil. Simply preheat it, add in your freshly cut (or frozen) fries, and wait for the beep to tell you they're done. You can dip the fries into a milkshake in true '50s style, or add some of these toppers to make loaded fries. Bonus: This retro-inspired appliance also comes with a recipe book with 50 different meals and treats to try.

Buy It: Gowise USA Electric Air Fryer, from $54, Walmart

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Retro 12-cup coffee maker in red photo

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Perk Up

Start mornings off right with a fresh cup of joe. This Nostalgia Electrics coffee maker brews up to 12 cups at a time and features a pause function so you can pour while still brewing. Grab it in red for a bold pop of color, or pick it up in aqua for a softer vintage addition. Plus, its parts are dishwasher safe so you can keep the carafe nice and clean without scrubbing.

Buy It: Nostalgia Programmable Coffee Maker, $50 (originally $60), Amazon

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Retro countertop microwave in mint green photo

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Instant Meals

This retro-style microwave may look small, but its 700-watt output heats food quickly and evenly. With five power levels, one-touch menu, and auto defrost, it does more than just cook frozen dinners. You'll be able to warm up leftovers and thaw frozen veggies with just the press of a button. Available in three colors, you can get mint or red for major vintage vibes, or white to match almost any small appliances you may already have.

Buy It: Retro Countertop Microwave, $100, Amazon

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Frigidaire portable six-can mini fridge in pink photo

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Cool Cokes

This mini fridge from Frigidaire is the perfect gift for any college kid. Its 1950s-inspired design will look stylish in their dorm room, and its compact size won't take up much space. It has a low-noise motor so it won't disrupt study time, and it holds up to six cans (or four liters) so they'll have something to offer their friends when they visit.

Buy It: Frigidaire Retro Mini Fridge, $55, Walmart

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