Category Archives: kitchen device

Vintage Nut Meat Chopper – Made in Canada by Androck

This is an amazing vintage nut meat chopper with red top, stainless steel blades and glass container. This device is so handy in chopping nuts, or coffee beans, to a fine grind making them the freshest for use in recipes and baking.

The chopper works by loading it with the nuts you wish chopped, then turning it upside down and grinding over your bowl.

It stands 5″ high and is 2″ in diameter at the mouth and 3″ at its base. It has the Androck glass factory mark on the bottom and is also marked Made in Canada.

Vintage Nut Meat Chopper - Made in Canada by Androck

Vintage Nut Meat Chopper - Made in Canada by Androck

Vintage Nut Meat Chopper - Made in Canada by Androck

Vintage Nut Meat Chopper - Made in Canada by Androck

Vintage Nut Meat Chopper - Made in Canada by Androck

Vintage Nut Meat Chopper - Made in Canada by Androck

Vintage Stainless Steel Slotted Spoon – Made in England by Sky-line

This is a well crafted large vintage slotted spoon made of stainless steel with a wood handle. The stem has hexagonal sides.

This spoon is ideal for using with perogies, dumplings and other boiled foods. It also works well with short-cut extruded and stuffed pastas, such as penne and tortellini.

This spoon is also handy for straining and for recovering foods that are fried in oil, such as French fries and deep-fried wonton.

The spoon is 12″ long and the bowl is 3″ wide.

Vintage Stainless Steel Slotted Spoon - Made in England by Sky-line

Antique No. 1 Bolinder’s Meat Mincer/Grinder

Antique No. 1 Bolinder’s Meat Grinder, originally uploaded by GranniesKitchen.

An early model of Bolinder’s Meat Mincer, marked No. 1. Made of cast iron in Stockholm, Sweden, the grinder blade is still razor sharp, so watch your fingers!

Bolinder was one large manufacturer of marine diesel engines and tractors until it was purchased by Volvo in the 1950’s. Bolinder’s precision metal work was famous and makes this mincer a long-lasting, solid kitchen tool.

Antique Bolinder's Meat Mincer/Grinder

Antique Bolinder's Meat Mincer/Grinder


Vintage General Mills Toaster 1949-1951

Manufactured by General Mills from 1949 to 1951, this was an attractively designed toaster but it did not last long in the market.

Bread is a generous gift of nature, a food that can be replaced by no other. When we fall sick, our appetite for bread deserts us last of all; and the moment we recover the appetite we have shown a symptom of recovery. Bread is suitable to every time of the day, every age of life, and every temperment.. — Parmentier

General Mills Chrome Toaster

Ovenex ECKO Loaf Tin Pan with Starburst Pattern

This is a Ovenex ECKO Loaf Tin Pan with Starburst Pattern made of folded tin!

Edward Katzinger immigrated to the United States in the 1880s and settled in Chicago. He was a tinsmith and mechanic by trade. He set up shop to make tin pans for commercial bakeries. In a 1920s sales letter from the company, it’s stated that “they were the largest company in the tin pan business because they made nothing but tin pans.”

The company’s name quickly shortened to Ekco as the brand name. By the 1930s, kitchen tools and utensils were added to the line after they acquired the A&J Company. In 1939, Edward’s son, Arthur, took over the company. From the 1940s there were several acquisitions including a cutlery firm, a metal stamping plant, a wood products company, and a plastics molder. All were combined under the Ekco name. By the 1950s, the company was heralding itself as “the greatest name in housewares,” and to be honest they did make just about every imaginable kind of pan, utensil or gadget.

Ovenex ECKO Loaf Tin Pan with Starburst Pattern

Ovenex ECKO Loaf Tin Pan with Starburst Pattern

Ovenex ECKO Loaf Tin Pan with Starburst Pattern

Ovenex ECKO Loaf Tin Pan with Starburst Pattern

Ovenex ECKO Loaf Tin Pan with Starburst Pattern

Ovenex ECKO Loaf Tin Pan with Starburst Pattern

Vintage Pastry Blender/Pastry Cutter

This is a green-handled vintage pastry blender, also called a pastry cutter. This kitchen tool was, and still is, used blend the fat and flour used in making pastry for pies and tarts.

Vintage Potato Masher

Potato Masher, originally uploaded by GranniesKitchen.

A classic vintage potato masher with worn green handle. This sturdy and simple device has seen a generation or two of Sunday dinners!