know their way around restaurant kitchens are actually using these items. Vintage mixers, ricers, utensils and gadgets are favored by many chefs who can count on their durability and reliability.
Are kitchen collectibles going to be a thing of the past? Will current day imported products hold up so that they might be passed onto to our children? The older kitchen wares, rolling pins, crocks, bowls, range sets etc have been around for decades and continue to do the job quite well. There still is plenty of quality vintage housewares fortunately still in circulation. As far as the newer gadgets and imported wares... some have their doubts as to whether these products will stand the test of time.
C. Dianne Zweig is a kitschy kitchen collector and the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s (Collectorbooks.com). She has just completed her second book, Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes also by Collectorbooks.com. Her collectibles can be found at the Plantsville General Store Antique Center in Plantsville, CT. For further information write to her at Dianne@CDianneZweig.com