Very rare Vintage 1946 Electrolux Assistent #NX1 Mixer set+ manual. The bowl and beater are from stainless steel. Weight: 11 kg (24.5 Lbs).
Assistent is a household kitchen appliance, introduced by Electrolux in 1940. The distinctive feature of this mixer is that it spins the bowl and its contents, not the stirring paddle. As a result, there is more torque and less noise.
The bowl is driven by an electric motor and worm gear from beneath. The power of the motor 400 W. The Electrolux Assistent: a distinctive, Nordic design classic. Now treasured and handed down as a family heirloom from generation to generation, the Electrolux Assistent food processor has become a national favourite in Sweden. In 1939, Electrolux gave Swedish designer and engineer, Alvar Lenning, the task of converting a professional restaurant kitchen device into a smaller, more compact gadget that would be convenient for domestic use.
Few would have suspected that it would become one of the companys most durable products, praised both for its sturdy reliability and design. The beige bodywork, the distinctive bell-shaped, metal bowl, unique velouté blades and the sleek, slightly retro look are instantly recognisable. Lenning is an unsung hero of Swedish design. Electrolux Assistent N1, launched in 1940, and designed by Alvar Lenning.
This success story had an inauspicious start. When it was launched in 1940, Europe was in the depths of war, rationing was widespread and raw materials were hard to obtain to produce a new kitchen device. A cookbook of wartime recipes was always included, a tradition that continued long after rationing had ended.
The lucky owners soon realised the many culinary possibilities which were now open to them. As an ad from 1944 proclaimed, it could whisk, mix, knead, mash, chop , crush, slice, mix, grate and puree the ingredients. Then in the post-war period, sales boomed. In a brilliant PR coup, the celebrated poet (and future Nobel Laureate), Harry Martinson, bought number Model number 100 001 as a Xmas present for his wife, Ingrid.Here was the ultimate confirmation of success on the domestic market. Assistent rapidly became the centrepoint in any modern, Swedish, post-war kitchen. The item "Very rare Vintage 1946 Electrolux Assistent #NX1 Mixer whole set manual" is in sale since Sunday, July 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Small Kitchen Appliances\Countertop Mixers". The seller is "balticheritage" and is located in Narva. This item can be shipped worldwide.