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    Kromex!

    Does anybody have any information about Kromex kitchen sets? I've been trying to collect the whole set for years, and finally have *i think* got them all... Flour, sugar, cookies, coffe, tea, grease, and a cake tin.
    I'm wondering what the year was that they came out specifically and all that, they're aluminum + plastic.
    Here's a photo!

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    Sorry, no info. But do you have the bread box and
    the foil/wax paper/paper towel dispenser? I like
    those best of all. You can usually find examples on
    that auction site...
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    There are salt & pepper shakers as well, I believe:



    I don't think these are "Kromex" brand, but I would guess they had a similar spice rack as well:



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    oh, I haven't seen the bread box or other despensers, alas, my collection is not complete!
    I've never come across those crazy salt + pepper shakers, they're great, like atomic-age-space-eggs!!
    I've seen those similar spice jars, they're great, I don't think I've seen kromex ones around, but they are quite similar.
    thanks for the pics!

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    Old thread, but thought I'd post incase someone new and curious about Kromex is reading...

    Not sure what year Kromex started, but in June 1958 my mother received as a wedding gift a set of Kromex exactly like the canister in the first post.
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    Exclamation Do I have KROMEX?

    I've got more KROMEX than I know what to do with! I have a breadbox, three or four sets of cannisters, the foil/wax paper/paper towel dispenser, a complete spice rack, salt & pepper shakers, an ice bucket or two, a butter dish, a gravy service, a cream & sugar service, two iced beverage pitchers (one red & one silver) and five original "rainbow" cups, two iced water decanters, a cocktail shaker and six demitasse cups. I must have missed something but I am literally overrun with the stuff. It does make a nice vintage (50's) kitchen look. Now I need the appliances to go with all this stuff!
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    Here's what the Kromex spice rack looks like:



    Once, I saw a flip top Kromex garbage can on eBay. I've never seen another one like it in 10 years of looking.

    The plastic tops to the canisters also came in different colors - aqua, pink, yellow and black.

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    I just saw a set of Kromex canisters for sale and had the funny feeling I'd seen them before. So, I had to enlist the assistance of my resident authority...Mom.

    I said I was either having a really, really early childhood memory or a stoke. She told me it was a memory. Whew!

    My Gram had this set when my Mom was growing up in the 50's. I barely remember them from the late 60's. Gram gutted the kitchen and these wonderful canisters were one of the casualties. Well, I am a sentimental fool! My new (old) set will be on it's way just as soon as my payment clears. The black lids won't match our kitchen very well, but maybe I can leverage the purchase as justification for stainless appliances?

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    I have the same set 23Skidoo. (not in its entirety - I just need the cookie one) - they look great with stuff from the 30s - 40s. A spice set would come in handy - as I do keep quite a few spices in hand for my herbal teas as well as regular cooking.

    My set is happily employed - down to the salt and pepper shakers.

    Foofoogal posted the link that I had come across in my search for finding out more on them.

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