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Who makes reproduction retro kitchen appliances?

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Elmira Stove Works and Big Chill manufacture reproductions of retro kitchen appliances, such as stoves and refrigerators. Elmira and Fireview also create antique-looking kitchen appliances. These items are available through the manufacturers' websites as well as authorized dealers, such as Antique Appliances.

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Elmira Stove Works features a line of retro appliances under the Northstar brand. These include ranges, refrigerators and hoods. It also sells retro-styled appliances that were not available in the actual time period, such as microwaves, keg refrigerators and dishwasher panels. Northstar appliances are colorful and feature the detailing typical of mid-century appliances. However, they offer modern amenities, such as high-speed infinite-control ceramic tops, convection options and self-cleaning ovens. Some models even come with LED clocks in retro-looking hardware.

Big Chill is similar to Elmira with its offerings. The manufacturer's Retro line is inspired by mid-century period appliances. They feature pivoting handles, chrome trim and a colorful palette. The finish is powder-coated for durability. Big Chill sells stoves, ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers and vent hoods. Like Elmira, Big Chill's appliances come with modern features. The refrigerators offer temperature management systems, automatic moisture control, frost-free freezers and ice makers. The stoves have convection options as well as automatic electronic ignition systems.

European retailers also make retro appliances. Ariston and Hotpoint UK manufacture mid-century-styled refrigerators. These brands are available in the United States through retailer AJ Madison. The UK stove maker AGA has styled a retro gas range that is also available in North America.

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