Bursts of Color
As bright shades debuted in 1950s kitchens, cooks could now choose appliances in hues of yellow, pink, blue or copper for the family gathering spot.
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Cold cuts at eye level
Major appliance manufacturer General Electric launched a number of industry firsts in the mid-’50s while advertising its products’ modern appeal. The GE Wonder Kitchen featured a built-in range, dishwasher, disposal, and washer and dryer under a single countertop. The sleek wall-mount, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, right, has the look of kitchen cabinetry.
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