example of a hoosier cabinet
Photo: from the book, America's Kitchens
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Staple of 1920s Kitchen: The Hoosier Cabinet

A worker bee is only as efficient as her workplace. That was the idea behind the popular Hoosier cabinet, which sped meal delivery with metal-lined flour bins, cookbook holders, a calendar, a grocery list wheel, and a flour sifter—plus handy nutritional charts.

Message to Mom: Time is money, so get organized.

Legacy: Cabinets with blind-corner pullouts, built-in spice racks, and Tupperware organizers.
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