I have been meaning to post pictures of the Maid-O-Matic forever! My Aunt Paula reminded me this weekend at my cousin's wedding that I still hadn't shown her the stove. So here it is, in all its glory. Complete with Visi-Bake oven.
The door on the left there is a rotisserie, which seems cool at first blush, but would probably be a giant pain to clean since it's so tiny inside. We haven't used it.
These are a couple of little pamphlets that we found in a cabinet. They're kind of hilarious. Aren't you so excited to embark on this new adventure in cooking? You can tell the people who made this are practically pooping their pants with glee at how amazing this machine is. Life-changing I tell you! In all seriousness though, I've been reading lately about the history of the kitchen in Western culture, and these kinds of appliances and the changes in the function and organization of kitchens really did change our lives. Or maybe reflected our changing lives, or facilitated the change.
But yeah, in conclusion, we love the Maid-O-Matic.