One of my favorite things in the house is this GE Wonder Kitchen:
Introduced in 1955, the GE Wonder Kitchens were, “An internally plumbed and wired GE ‘Kitchen Center’ combining an automatic dishwasher, range, Disposal-equipped sink, and a washer dryer. All mounted under one stainless steel counter.”
The first Wonder Kitchens were showcased in the famous Levitt homes in Levittown, PA.
Here’s a June 27,1955 ad in LIFE magazine: Wonder Kitchen Ad
The only remaining metal cabinetry on my model is the oven and the cabinet under my sink (although it has been refaced with wooden cabinet doors.) The system was originally fuse-powered (and the fuse box lived under the sink, of all places), but I had my electricians rewire it with GFI breakers.
I love the push buttons for the stove top, and there is a place to the far left to plug in a griddle, as well.
Everyone tried to tell me that I wouldn’t be able to keep this beauty, that it wouldn’t pass inspection, (and that I should probably just go ahead and give it to them), but, luckily, my lead electrician got everything pre-approved with the chief inspector prior to starting work; so it’s mine all mine. (Insert maniacal laughter) Bwahahahaha!