Mirror-polished chrome fronts this 1954 appliance, in a display that no doubt greatly gladdened the manufacturer of Bon Ami. And automakers who at the time dabbled in two-tone vehicles—Chevy, I'm thinking of you, particularly—might also be pleased by the color palette offered by Magic Chef. Even though this range only came in two options [porcelain enamel in Coral Rouge and Willow Green], it made a shining design statement. Truth be told, I prefer a solid oven door over one with a discoloration-prone window.
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.