Relive the Space Age With Smeg's New Retro Appliances

Space Age design with modern tech

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Smeg is best known for its line of 1950s-inspired kitchen appliances, many of which we had the opportunity to check out at last year's EuroCucina in Milan. But back then the charming retro-styled toasters, kettles, and blenders were limited to European markets.

In October, however, Smeg brought its entire line of small appliances to the U.S. market. The collection includes a stand mixer, blender, kettle, 2-slice toaster, and 4-slice toaster.

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We had a chance to check them out at this year's International Home & Housewares Show, and we came away impressed. It's one thing to read about Smeg and pour through photos of its space age appliances—it's something else to see them up close.

Smeg Small Domestic Appliance Collection
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Fitting the smooth contours and vibrant colors found throughout the Smeg collection, each of these kitchen gadgets is refreshingly simple. There are no bells and whistles, and why would you want any with such design-forward manufacturing?

While their performance will have to wait for our lab tests, it's safe to say these appliances are meant for consumers who place design above all else.

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It's clear Smeg feels the same way. Representatives confirmed to us that a lot of care was given to replicating colors across the entire product line. That's no easy feat. Certain machines feature a metal finish while others are acrylic—a factor that proves challenging for color matching.


Smeg 2-Slice Toaster
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As part of the launch, Smeg is introducing two toasters. Both offer six browning levels and a simple push-lever functionality. The two-slice machine (TSF01) comes in pastel blue, pastel green, pink, chrome, cream, black, and red. View Larger

Smeg 4-Slice Toaster
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The four-slice toaster (TSF02) comes in cream, black, red, pastel blue, and chrome. View Larger

Smeg Stand Mixer
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Smeg's new stand mixer (SMF01) comes in five colors—cream, red, black, silver, and pastel blue—and features ten mixing speeds, as well as a Soft Start function. View Larger

Smeg Kettle
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There are two kettles, one of which won't be available until later this year. The first (KLF01) comes in seven colors: cream, red, black, polished stainless steel, pastel blue, pastel green, and pink. It includes seven temperature settings, a Keep Warm function, and a 360° swivel base. View Larger

Smeg Blender
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Finally, there's the blender (BLF01), which will also hit stores later this year. It comes in five colors—black, red, silver, cream, and pastel blue—and features three pre-set programs. View Larger

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