Modern Appetite? Retro Recipe!

4 Aug

Sometimes you just need a yummy, homemade meal cooked in your retro kitchen so why not cook something that’s stood the test of time and is still delicious today? With this in mind, we’ve gathered the top 3 retro recipes from around the web so all you have to do is decide which yummy dish you want to make first!


When you’re talking about the best retro recipes, you cannot leave out Fried Green Tomatoes []. This classic dish also gives you a little taste of good ole’ fashion southern cuisine.


We also found a delicious Chicken Pot Pie [] that’s sure to be a hit with everyone.


Of course we wouldn’t forget to add something sweet to the list! These Chocolate Toffee Crescent Bars [] are so yummy and easy to make! Definitely a must try for the days you need a sweet treat.

Did you know that we have our own #RetroRecipe collection? Check out the tab on our Facebook for more information! Here is our latest summer baked zucchini recipe!







Elmira has a Fridge for Every Room

16 Jul

There are few things better than an ice-cold drink on a hot summer day. There are few things worse than having to walk to the other side of the house to enjoy

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that ice-cold drink. Lucky for all of us, Elmira has the perfect fridge for every room in the house. With three coordinated fridge models to choose from, finding the perfect fit for every room will easier than picking one of our many retro colors.

The beautiful model 1952 has the classic retro look perfect for any retro kitchen. With 13.2 cu. ft. of refrigerator space and 5.0 cu. ft of freezer space with a total of 18.2 cu. ft. total capacity, this model allows you to have space without sacrificing the eye catching, retro look of your kitchen. An optional left hand hinge, ice marker and draft beer system means that you can personalize this fridge to your needs. Deciding on this fridge is easy; deciding on one of the nine colors or a custom one? Not so much.

After a perfect kitchen, a perfect basement is pretty essential. Whether you’re building the perfect man cave or a late-night hideaway for mom, basements are the perfect little getaway in your own house. Such a unique place needs the perfect fridge. After all, you don’t want to miss out on your favorite TV show or interrupt a great card game by having to run upstairs to grab drinks and snacks!

Elmira Models 1945,1949, 1952

Elmira Models 1945,1949, 1952

Have no fear; we have the perfect fridge for that too!

The model 1949 is ideal for basements! The slick, retro fridge adds a fun splash of color to your basement. The adjustable glass shelving and tall bottle storage makes it easy to ensure you have plenty of room. Not only is this fridge Energy Star compliant but there’s also an optional beer draft system to take your party to the next level. If you feel like something’s missing from your basement getaway, this is it.

If space is limited, or you simply want something a little smaller without sacrificing any of the beauty, then the model 1945 is exactly what you need. With 3.3 cubic foot capacity or 120-can storage, this model is proof that good things do come in small packages. This model is perfect for rooms like dorm rooms or small outdoor spaces. Always have a drink or a snack within reach without having to give up a lot of space. You really can have it all.

With so many great fridge options, why should your dream kitchen be the only one to enjoy the convenience and unique retro look of our fridges? Elmira has the perfect fridge for every room and enough color options to make you want one of each.


Elmira Stove Works Teams up with Nadia G. on Sick Kitchens!

2 Jun

Hopefully you’ve heard about the show Sick Kitchens with Nadia G. on Ulive by now! If you’ve seen an episode or two – and we certainly hope you have because it’s hilariously entertaining – you might have noticed something familiar in the background. That’s right! It’s an Elmira kitchen!Image

In fact, Elmira has teamed up with Ulive and the Cooking Channel to give you a chance to win some amazing Elmira kitchen appliances of your own. We’ll be giving away a Northstar fridge and range in the color of your choice! The prize package retails at almost $8,000 – talk about a sick kitchen!

You’ll have to act fast though, your last chance to enter is June 16th. So take a quick break from watching Nadia G. on Sick Kitchens and enter now!

If you haven’t already checked out the show you’re missing out. Nadia G. takes the fun of homemaker over shows and blends it with her own sick style and kitchen expertise. Her out-of-the-box approach incorporates her unique style, biting humor and a whole lot of fun, resulting in some amazing, one-of-a-kind kitchens.

Catch up on all the episodes and enter the Sick Kitchens giveaway here!

Top 3 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to be a Top 10 this Mother’s Day

6 May

From the moment we are born, we are the center of our mother’s universe. And often times as we grow older, she becomes the center of ours. Whether it’s your mother, your grandmother or the mother of your children – this is your shining chance to let her know how special she is to you.

So, have you thought about what you’ll be getting the mom in your life for Mother’s Day this year? Here’s a list of the 10 Most Popular Mother’s Day Gifts:


10.          Flowers
9.            Candles
8.            Gift Card
7.            Gift Basket
6.            Home Spa Treatment
5.            Home Décor
4.            Sweet Treats
3.            Greenery
2.            Perfume
1.            Massage and Spa Treatment

It’s safe to say most of these gifts are pretty standard fare. And is that really the way you want to Mother’s Day? Now check out the Top 3 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to be a Top 10:

3.            Being that the gifts in the above list are the “10 Most Popular” they could certainly be perceived as impersonal, no matter how well-intentioned.
2.            The majority of the gifts listed above are transitory, so once it’s gone, that’s it! Flowers die, candles burn out, candy gets eaten and there’s nothing left to remember the gift by.
1.            Like many holidays, Mother’s Day and the gifts associated with it have become increasingly commercialized. Gifts become assumed and often don’t reflect the individuality of every mom.yellowstove

Wouldn’t it be special this year if you got her a gift that reflects her personal style, that she’ll use every day and that she will enjoy for many years to come?  This year, why not get her one of our beautiful and unique Northstar appliances? Our full range of Northstar appliances comes in a variety of vintage colors, and there’s even the option to select a custom color. Meaning this gift will be as meaningful and original as she is.

Do1953 Micro FPn’t do another “Top 10” this year – give her something she’ll love a lifetime.

To see our full range of Northstar appliances and standard colors, visit our website.

Pastels…for Easter Eggs and the Fridge You Keep Them In! DIY Pastel Eggs

1 Apr

With Spring in full bloom, pastels are everywhere you look! From Easter eggs to fresh-budding flora, we’re reminded that the cold and dreary winter is past. There’s nothing like a little color to brighten your mood, and your home! Bring a little of that Spring cheer into the kitchen with one of our vintage-inspired pastel Northstar appliances-in pastel colors. Check out our fun DIY for pastel egg coloring, and tasty deviled eggs!



Here’s a fun DIY project that will get you in the mood for spring; Pastel Eggs.  First, you can get creative and dye eggs in some fun colors, then turn them into edible snacks for your family and friends. Use the traditional method of dying eggs, but save your colors, because not only can you dye the shell of the eggs, you can dye the hardboiled egg whites, whip up the yolks with some mayo, and you’ve got fun colored deviled eggs! 

Here’s how:

  • Hard boil eggs for 10 minutes using your Elmira stove!
  • Use mugs, small bowls or cups as the “dye bath” for the eggs
  • Add a few drops of food coloring to water and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar in each dye bath
  • Using a spoon, gently dunk the eggs into the dye baths, mixing colors as you wish
  • Let the dyed eggs dry and store in your Elmira refrigerator 


Follow the directions on our April Retro Recipe to make delicious pastel deviled eggs by re-using the dye bath from your colored eggs!



You can find this Retro Recipe and others on our Facebook and more DIY tips posted daily on our Twitter !

To purchase our fun and hip pastel Northstar line of appliances, check out our website !

Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day with Elmira and…Lucky Charms!

3 Mar

As always, Chicago will be going all out for St. Patrick’s Day this month. The river will once again be dyed green, the three-hour parade will prance through Grant Park, there will be bagpipes and river dancers – it promises to be a feast for the Irish, and the Irish at heart.Elmira Northstar Range in Mint Green

This year holds a little something extra, however. This year spectators and guests will also enjoy celebrating the 50th birthday of family-favorite brand Lucky Charms! Lucky Charms was first introduced into stores in 1964, making it a true vintage delight.

You know what else is a true vintage delight? Elmira Northstar Fridge in Mint GreenElmira, of course! And we’d like to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with one of our green Northstar appliances. We offer our traditional Mint Green color, but don’t forget – we also create custom colors.

So this St. Patrick’s Day, fill your kitchen with green Northstar appliances and pour a bowl of Lucky Charms. You’ll feel about as festive and vintage as a mid-century Leprechaun!

Check out our full line of Northstar appliances (in all colors) here.

Luck o’ the Irish to you, from Elmira!

Elmira’s Northstar Beer Fridge. Made for Canadians, by Canadians.

5 Feb

1949_Leaf_Ver1There’s been a lot of talk about patriotic red fridges and Canadian beer lately. And you know what? We’re totally on board. In fact, that’s exactly why we created our Candy Red Northstar Keg Fridge so many years ago.  It comes with a factory-installed 1951-BREW BrewMaster system to optimize your beer-drinking experience.

We believe you should be able to have the retro Elmira Northstar fridge look you love with the added convenience of a keg tap dispenser right on the front.

It’s perfect for hockey game days, boys’ night, or even just a post-work pint to finish off a long day.

And with the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics right around the corner, this fridge is the perfect way to bring a little Team Canada spirit into your home.

That’s the best part about this fridge – it’s 100% Canadian. In fact, Elmira has been designing and manufacturing appliances in Elmira, Ontario since 1975.1952_Tap_Reda Talk about true Canadian craftsmanship!

So while you’re cheering on Team Canada in Sochi, make sure your fridge is full, your keg is cold, and your tap is ready.  Remember, true Canadian beer belongs in a Canadian Elmira Northstar Keg Fridge.


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