Cottage Kitchen ~1855

Victorian Kitchen Necessities.

A brief overview of what our kitchens would have if we were to set up house in 1855.



Victorian Cottage Kitchen

A visual, if you please:

Muffin TinMuffin Tin

Brown Wash BasinBrown Wash BasinBrown Wash Basin



What’s missing for you?

I would need a coffee pot. Maybe a few more bowls.

Source: Soyer’s Shilling Cookery for the People, 1855.

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5 thoughts on “Cottage Kitchen ~1855

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  1. Wow, we have come a long way, baby. ;o)

    I love my black iron skillets! They need more cookie sheets in difference sizes. I use mine for cutting up melons, to rolling out biscuit dough.

    Love your optical examples and take great joy in your humor!!

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  2. More cookie sheets, huh? Yes – I could see that. Maybe also something for pounding – like a mortar and pestle or masher/tenderizer of some sort.

    If we really wanted to get picky, my first priorities would probably a refrigerator and running water.

    So glad you are enjoying the blog! Cheers 🙂

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