Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Vintage NuTone In-Built Food Center
One of the original features in our vintage kitchen is this NuTone In-Built food center. This space-age device is a combination mixer, blender, juicer, and knife sharpener. The motor sits underneath the kitchen countertop and the various appliances can be changed at the top.
Ours is still works perfectly, but it’s missing the original 1950s appliances. We have a replacement set from the 1970s. We’d like to replace them with the 1950s attachments, but so far we haven’t been to to find any for sale. The original stainless steel mixing bowl is visible in the 1955 model home photos of our kitchen.
Above is a scan of the original instruction manual, which I found in the garage shortly after we bought the house. The photo below shows the countertop with the built-in appliance center. The dial on the top is removed and the attachments are placed in the slot. The dial below turns to adjust the speed.