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The 50's Kitchen

An end to drudgery

Magic Machines to do your housework...

'Your servant, ma'am' - the Kenwood Chef 'This room can only be described as a housewife's dream...' '...central heating, boiler, electric cooker and fridge.' 'A refrigerator is a necessity, not a luxury...' Frozen peas for local housewives 'Life is easier with plenty of hot water - the electric way' 'Faster, simpler, cleaner, safer...never touch dishwater again...' 'Let the automatic washer take over the weekly wash'

By 1948 "The days of old Poole as a place to live were numbered" (Poole and Dorset Herald) people were looking forward with optimism to new council housing and by 1950 ‘mod-cons’ and gadgets were making life easy in the kitchen. 

In 1954 the Poole and Dorset Herald reported that "If one thing is certain, it is that more and more people in this country are paying more and more attention to the furnishing of their homes."

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