Appliances that look UNCANNILY like famous people!

May 30th, 2013

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A new kettle bearing an unfortunate resemblance to Adolf Hitler is causing blood to boil in America. Retailers JC Penney compounded their faux pas by choosing to display the pseudo-fascist appliance on one of their gigantic billboards.

The billboard featuring the offensive kettle was positioned on the 405 Interstate Highway, Calfornia – a fairly busy road in the States …


In case you don’t see it: look for the distinctive Hitler hair-do-shape evident in the handle, the ghost of a Charlie-Chaplin-moustache indicated by the knob on top … and, apparently, the spout resembles a Nazi salute.

Word that the Fuhrer had a stainless steel tea-making doppelgänger first popped up on social news site Reddit. Images of the kettle subsequently went viral and the appliance sold-out online. JC Penney haven’t commented on the issue – but the billboard has apparently been removed.

It got us thinking about other appliances that look like people – especially notable ones (we hesitate to call Hitler a “celebrity”). Here’s a few we came up with:

This clothes washer

Clothes washer

REALLY looks like: Jabba the Hut.

Star Wars Jabba the Hutt

 And this Kettle


… COMPLETELY looks like Keith Moon.

Keith Moon

We also reckon this Oven

Oven1… totes looks like Taylor Swift.


This Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum Cleaner

… is exactly like Shane Warne, post-botox.

Shane Warne

And this Dyson Hot and Cool Air Multiplier ….


Is the spitting image of Ben Affleck!

Ben Affleck

Richie is a Sydney based writer with sophistication, flair and hair. Aside from blogging and writing for Appliances Online and Big Brown Box, he is also a new playwright who had his first play, ‘The Local’ performed last year at the Sydney Fringe Festival. He is also the wicketkeeper for the Gladstone Hotel Cricket Club and his favourite appliance is any 3D Blu-ray Home Theatre System that can be delivered to his house free-of-charge in the near future. He was the lead singer of Van Halen in 2002. Google+

2 responses to “Appliances that look UNCANNILY like famous people!”

  1. STRAF LAROVA says:

    Ha!!! You’ve certainly got an eye for detail……I wonder what appliance is my doppelganger??

  2. Robert Brindley says:

    I have appliances that definitely remind me of my ex…!
    Very funny item Ritchie.

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