I'm pretty sure that the three features highlighted in this circa 1970s ad were supposed to appeal to customers—but I find their allure somewhat questionable. Broiling radiantly, whether at waist-level or otherwise, doesn't sound very convenient or comfortable. I suppose we should be glad that there's no call to take steel wool to our midsections; I'll concede that point to the Magic Chef.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.