Saladmaster Food Cutter

27 Apr

Saladmaster food cutter

Saladmaster food cutter

These Saladmaster food cutters are probably one of the coolest and most functional pieces of kitchenalia out there! Designed in 1947 by Harry Lemmons, the Saladmaster proved a huge success and is still being manufactured today, with very few changes from the original design. I’ve only ever come across a handful of these graters in all my years of hunting, but amazingly I’ve managed to find two of them in the past few weeks! When I spotted the first one I decided to hold onto it – we feed our pups a raw food diet, and this machine does a better job of grating carrots than an electric grater, plus it’s way better looking! But obviously I can’t be too greedy, so when I was lucky enough to find the second Saladmaster I knew I had to share! This version comes with all five cones (shredding, stringing, slicing, waffling and a ‘demi-French cut’), along with a guard, its original booklet and two other pieces (which in hindsight I don’t think belong to the grater at all!). There’s some pitting to the chrome and the rubber feet are a bit worn, but on the whole it’s still in decent nick – and still super handsome!

I can’t wait to show off our Saladmaster in our new Jozi kitchen, and I’m certain that whoever buys this one will be just as excited – and just as happy with how well it chops and slices!

Dimensions: 28cm high x 37cm at its widest; Each cone measures 10cm high x 11cm at its widest

Price: R450

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Enamel Kitchen Table – SOLD

24 Apr

Enamel kitchen table

Enamel kitchen table

This is hands-down the neatest vintage enamel table that I’ve ever seen! Bar some light scratches on the top, and one or two minor dings in the enamel, there’s virtually no wear to the table, which is very unusual for a piece of enamel furniture of this age! The gentleman that I bought it from explained to me that his mother used to cover the top of the table in flour to make rotis, and that’s basically all she ever used it for – bless her! This is a great find! Use it on a balcony for plants, or as it was intended, in the centre of your kitchen – whatever you use it for, I know that you’re going to be absolutely delighted with it!

Dimensions: 75cm tall x 92cm long x 61cm wide

Price: R1350

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Snackwich-Cum-Waffle Maker

24 Apr

Vintage GE snackwich/waffle machine

Vintage snackwich/waffle machine

I think that this snackwich-cum-waffle maker probably dates to more or less the same period as today’s Pineware bread slicer – they both have a serious Fifties vibe to them don’t they, although they’re probably a little bit later than that. There are some peculiar marks on the front and the sides of the snackwich machine – it almost looks like an oil spill if you know what I mean? Unfortunately the marks won’t come clean, and there are also a few scratches near the handles, but the snackwich-slash-waffle plates are pretty clean – in fact I don’t think that this machine’s been used very much at all, it’s definitely way cleaner than 90% of the snackwich machines that I come across!

Note: I’m pretty sure that the heat gauge is no longer functional, but it still looks great!

Dimensions: 27cm long x 17cm wide x 12cm deep

Price: R260

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Retro Anglepoise Lamp – SOLD

24 Apr

Retro table-mounted anglepoise lamp

Retro table-mounted anglepoise lamp

A yellow anglepoise – my favorite color in one of my favorite styles of light – a winning combo if ever there was one! Plus, it’s a particularly nicely shaped anglepoise with a decent sized shade, and its original table/wall mount – these are nearly always missing! Because of it’s age there’s some wear to the yellow paintwork, as well as some marks on the inside of the shade and a bit of corrosion to the metal joins, but on the whole it’s pretty clean.

A seriously cool retro light that I’ve been very tempted to hold onto!!

Note: It looks like a pup might have had a chew on the two-pin plug, but tit still works fine, and if it bothers you it would be easy enough to put a new three-pin plug on.

Dimensions: 85cm tall (when fully extended); Shade measures 19cm in diameter (at its widest)

Price: R350

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Vintage Pineware Bread Slicer

24 Apr

Vintage Pineware bread slicer

Vintage Pineware bread slicer

I’ve tried to take as many pictures as I can of the wear & tear to this Pineware bread slicer – I don’t want anyone to be distracted by the voluptuous beauty of the slicer and then be disappointed when they get it home! I know that sounds ridiculous, but I really mean it! I love the shape of these 50s-style bread slicers so much that I often completely overlook the wear – it’s only when we start cleaning them that I realise the true state that they’re in! That being said, the wear is pretty much cosmetic so the bread slicer is completely functional. And even though the chrome is quite pitted and there’s some corrosion to the stainless steel plate that controls the bread thickness, it’s still a very handsome piece of vintage kitchenalia that’s just dying to be shown off!

Dimensions: 33cm long x 19cm wide x 20cm high

Price: R190

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Wooden Art Deco tray – SOLD

23 Apr

Vintage wooden tea tray

Vintage wooden tea tray

I have to say, I think that this tray is quite amazing! Not only is the design pretty unusual, but I think it dates to the art deco period, which makes it in the region of 60-90 years old, depending on whether we’re talking about early or late art deco. There are obviously some scratches to the wood, but no major damage, and it doesn’t look like anything’s ever been repaired. I love the way the sides of the tray are quite separate from the base, and the interaction between the different angled sides makes for some very interesting shapes in the negative spaces.

A very cool tray the likes of which you don’t see for sale very often in SA.

Dimensions: 56cm long x 27cm wide x 4cm deep

Price: R230

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