It’s time to take this vintage mixer down to the Antique Mall. I finally have room for it after "de-Christmasfying" the booths and I am determined to remove some “treasures” from my home office.
This is a wonderful old Dormeyer Power Chef Food-Fixer Model 4200. I think it was manufactured in the 40s or 50s. Its bullet-shaped body is cream-colored and has a gray handle with a red “trigger.”
Wouldn’t this look great in a vintage kitchen? It works, too! The motor smoothly glides through all 10 speeds! I love the unusual way the mixer tilts sideways to install/remove the beaters. By the way, that red “trigger” isn’t the on/off switch, it’s the mechanism to remove the beaters. The on/off switch is the slider next to the 10 speed descriptions.
It comes with two milk glass bowls, two beaters and a sausage grinder attachment. The grinder attaches to the front nose of the mixer. The attachment is so clean, it looks like it’s never been used!
I found several Dormeyer mixers listed on Ebay and one of the ads said that Edith Bunker had a Dormeyer mixer in her kitchen on All in the Family. I tried to find it on some of the old TV Land photo stills, but had no luck. If you have any All in the Family videos, you might look for it in some of the kitchen scenes.
I’ll be “mixing it up” over at the Vintage Thingie Thursday party at The Coloradolady. Come on over and bring your old All in the Family videos!