Slotted Machine

To judge by the multiple inlets on the lid-within-the-lid of this washer, doing the laundry in the 1970s was a far cry from the simplicity offered by today's technology—or that of the days of the washboard, for that matter. Powders and liquids aplenty were seen as necessary agents to achieve clean clothes, and GE's Dispensall feature freed the lucky laundress from making repeat visits to add detergent, softener, bleach, fragrance, and other solutions to the appliance.

Give me soap and water any day.