For the tiny houses of the Fifties

Methinks this is just too much appliance for this meager amount of space:

But apparently this combination has never gone completely out of style:

Looks like it would fit in the space one might devote to a dishwasher. Then again, I don’t own a dishwasher.

(Via Carolyne Mas.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    6 April 2019 · 7:59 pm

    I look at stuff like that like I look at tiny houses and go “oh wow, that would be so cool” but then I also think about how a fridge that size would mean several-times-a-week trips to the grocery and I have to give that a hard “no”

    (And that’s an awful lot of Gatorade for such a small fridge…and not much else in the way of food)

  2. fillyjonk »

    6 April 2019 · 8:04 pm

    Also, I think I remember a movie from the 50s (may even have had Sinatra in it) where there was a set up kind of like that in a small cottage/apartment kitchen. I remember it because the kitchen vaguely reminded me of the small kitchen my paternal grandmother had, with a dishwasher she had to hook up to the kitchen tap every time she used it…

  3. CGHill »

    7 April 2019 · 4:45 pm

    I can see someone for whom that device would be adequate. That someone, however, is not me.

  4. nightfly »

    10 April 2019 · 12:40 pm

    These things mostly wind up (as fillyjonk says) in microhomes or mobile campers, where space is at a premium. I rather wish I’d had one when I was in the boarding house and had no kitchen privileges. We had to check around the floor at mealtimes because if more than one of us tried to use their hotplate or toaster oven at the same time, the fuses would go and we’ld get in dutch with the homeowner.

  5. CGHill »

    10 April 2019 · 1:08 pm

    Yeah, that’s a lot of amps. Here at Surlywood, the lights dim just a hair when the A/C kicks on.

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