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The Ankarsrum: Sweden's Iconic Kitchen Mixer

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 02, 2015 01:09 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified Jan 01, 2015

Designed in 1939 by Swedish inventor Alvar Lenning, the Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Mixer is a Rube Goldberg type of machine, capable of doing seemingly anything (with the right attachments). It's especially celebrated for its bread-kneading abilities and its longevity; happy owners call it a once-in-a-lifetime purchase. During World War II, it even came with a collection of "crisis recipes" for Swedish households feeling the pinch of rationing. About a year ago, it came on the US market; it's available in a range of subtle pastels, with a glossy black and a glossy white finish to come. Above: The electrical motor and the diecast aluminum components are cast and assembled at the Electrolux factory in Ankarsrum, Sweden. The Ankarsrum Kitchen Assistant features a 600-watt motor; $799.95 from Metro Kitchen. Above: The Ankarsrum Kitchen Assistant is available in 10 colors, ranging from Mineral White to Pearl Orange. To see more kitchen gadgets we have our eye on,  have a look at our   Small Appliance   posts, including the Last Blender You'll Ever Buy and  Dyson's Hot Cool Heater . And over on Gardenista, read about Michelle's battles with her smoke detector: Why Is My Smoke Alarm So Obnoxious? More Stories from Remodelista Atomic Vision: The Sorrentina Stovetop Espresso Maker 11 Kitchen Islands Gone Glamorous 12 German-Made Kitchen Essentials






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