Thursday, 22 April 2010

My elderly food mixer

This is my mixer, given to me in 1997 by an elderly couple, friends of my in-laws.

It is made by Timothy White's, originally a chemist's and hardware shop which was bought by Boots in 1968. Boots took over the pharmaceutical side and Timothy White's became a housewares shop.

I'm guessing that my mixer is a 1970's model, with the attractive beige colourway.
I still have the instruction manual and recipe booklet.
The recipes are all imperial, although there is a conversion chart should you be new fangled enough to work in metric.
I love that this mixer is probably as old as me, and still works perfectly.
I love that the label tells me it has one tenth of a horsepower, and it was made in England.
I love that it helps me bake fabulous cakes!
I love that it has helped to make many, many cakes before, and will hopefully carry on to mix up many, many more.

How about you? Do you have any equipment that has stood the test of time?


  1. Very retro! I have an electric whisk that my Mum gave me a few years ago when she finally bought herself a new one. It has seen many many years of service but still works perfectly (just ignore the rattling sound and the faint smell of burning when it's on top speed!) :)

  2. I have one of those too but without the liquidizer bit. It came from my Hubby's Nan after she passed away. I prefer to use a good old fashioned wooden spoon though :-)

  3. I have an old 1970s Kenwood mixer that I bought from ebay a few years ago. It's just like the one my mother had when I was little and I love it. It makes a right old racket when it's at top speed, but does a brilliant job.


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