My New Vintage Obsession: Rosti

My New Vintage Obsession: Rosti

Monika Gromek
Jan 28, 2009

I love collecting vintage cookware and kitchen accessories. It usually starts with an innocent purchase at a local flea market at a very good price and ends up being a hefty PayPal bill from eBay sellers later on. A perfect example was the Dansk Kobenstyle cookware that I absolutely had to have after I purchased a $5 frying pan at the Laney College flea market. The only thing that finally stopped me from searching eBay everyday was the lack of space in the kitchen. Since then I have moved on to Rosti, Danish made plastic cooking accessories.

This new obsession is a byproduct of my boyfriend moving in. At first it was just a display piece on top of the kitchen cabinets, but I started to pay more attention after the cat knocked it off and we had to replace it. eBay is a great resource for these as Rosti is not as known or popular as Heller products. I was able to collect different pieces at very good prices. The different shapes of the spoons and utensils is what I love, but I still have no idea what is the spoon with the round whole for. My best guess is a stirrer. If you have any other ideas, please comment below.

If the vintage aspect of this collection is not your thing, you can get the the Rosti products as they are still produced under the Rosti Mepal brand, now a Dutch company. Some of the designs have changed, but the overall aesthetic is still very appealing. The new collections feature many different kitchenware, dinnerware, and food storage items in vibrant colors. Their famous Margrethe mixing bowl from 1955 that was named after a Danish queen and used to bare an official stamp, is still one of the most famous Rosti designs.

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