The post-war years were marked by the introduction of new gadgets and gizmos, all aimed at making life a little easier. Advertising in newspapers, magazines, or on television prompted Americans to buy these new devices. The newest kitchen appliances such as dishwashers and plate warmers made life a little easier. Labor saving kitchen gadgets such as the Vegematic, Magna Knife and Sunbeam mixer speeded up food preparation.
A telephone in every room gave added convenience and privacy for conversations. Through the wonder of plastics, the average American could afford a dazzling array of colors to match the colors and styles of their home decor. Portable radios too, were made of plastic in all colors. The Eisenhowers’ telephones and radio reflect some of the popular colors.