Conveniences Galore!

Life in 1958 was different. I guess if your kitchen had a Cuisine CentrĂ© instead of a sink you'd put on your pearls and whip up a strawberry dessert, too. The integral small-appliance hub simplified that process; today you'd have to haul out the blender and the mixer, make room for them on the cluttered the counter, and get to work. The fact that the sink—I mean, the CentrĂ©—merited a dedicated peninsula for its placement is proof of the esteem in which it was held [if not by the homeowner, at least by the manufacturer].