If I may add one more action to the above list: Hide out. Atrocious even by 1978 standards, that dress stuns with its street-sweeper length, barbecue-sauce color, and rick-racky trim. On a practical note, those ruffled cuffs could do double duty as grill-grate scrubbers. But let's not get too distracted by fashion. The Broilmaster offered an impressive array of features, if not very much cooking area. Certainly subsequent models would locate the prep shelf to the sides of the unit, and the pedestal base could stand a beefing up.
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.