With the housing market finally showing consistent positive movement, thoughts are turning toward home improvement projects. Apparently the situation was much the same in 1961, when this 'food center' emerged on the scene. It conveniently combined a mixer, blender, and knife sharpener in a station built into the counter. While I can't quite see the wisdom in situating it on a stubby, mid-room peninsula, there seemed to be little question of the appliance's appeal to prospective homeowners.
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.