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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Home Goods | Amish Home FURNITURE 2022



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Sunday, January 9, 2022

White Mountain Ice Cream Motor 2022 Hurry Limited time!

Impossible to find White Mountain Ice Cream Green Motors. We have them again!

For a limited time! When they are gone they are gone.

01-2022 Our Amish shop has scored a cache of new green replacement electric heads for White Mountain Ice Cream Freezers.

They are expected to go fast and once they do; they are gone. These motors are no longer being made. 

Monday, July 26, 2021

Homemade Wholesome Buckwheat/ Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits for dogs with grain allergies

Cottage Craft Works offers an assortment of Amish Organic flours and grains to meet a variety of needs. Buckwheat is a favorite for Gluten-free diets because it is a fruit seed and not a grain. Despite its name, it has no relation to wheat and is actually closer related to rhubarb!

In addition, it is high in fiber and protein as well as containing many health-boosting nutrients such as lysine, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, manganese, and vitamin B. It also contains heart-healthy omega-3.

Buckwheat can be beneficial for managing diabetes by helping to reduce blood glucose levels. It has also been found to reduce cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure!

All of these benefits translate to our canine friends as well. In fact, as more research is coming out that legumes such as peas, lentils, and chickpeas can have negative effects on dogs, many dog food brands have been searching for alternatives and have found a great option in buckwheat.

Here is a recipe for Buckwheat/Sweet Potato Dog Treats for dogs who have grain allergies, sent to us by a customer.


1 Cup Mashed Sweet Potato

2 1/2 Cups Buckwheat Flour

1/4 Cup Water

2 Eggs

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.

Mix Buckwheat Flour, Sweet Potato, Water & Eggs in a large bowl, until a dough forms. Turn dough out on a well Buckwheat floured surface & roll out dough to approximately 1/2 inch thick. Cut out shapes with a doughnut cutter or other item. Place cutouts on a large cookie sheet using parchment paper. Bake until crisp or until treats just start to smoke. About 35-45 mins depending on your oven. Cool for at least 10 mins before feeding to dogs.

DO NOT add sugar to this mix, there is plenty of sugar in sweet potatoes for use as dog treats.

If you are making these for "Jawbreaker" snacks for human consumption, you can add brown sugar and spices such as cinnamon, ginger, or pumpkin pie seasoning to taste and substitute water with applesauce, for a long-lasting trail snack. These can be frozen and kept indefinitely and used as needed.

Reduce cooking time for a softer treat.


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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Immergood 2021 Best Ice Cream Maker Reviews



All the same high-quality USA made materials that have made Immergood a leading brand name for homemade ice cream freezers. Insulated leak-free tub, heavy-duty positive latching gear frame tub latch, stainless steel gears, and a heavy stainless can.

The Stainless 4-qt goes one step further adding an all stainless housing for the gear frame, a stainless-steel hand crank, and stainless-steel triple-action dasher.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Christmas Gifts Orders 2020 Ideas!


Please order early for the upcoming unprecedented Holiday Season.
Increased package volumes amid supply shortages is causing delays in shipping and delivery. Order your Christmas Gifts Early!

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Best manual sewing machine lift

 Best manual sewing machine lift

Popular Rudersberg German sewing machine airlift used in our Amish custom sewing cabinets. This is the same German-made heavy-duty lift that will hold up to 50 lbs. for the larger machines. Others were selling this lift for much more and can no longer get them from the original German distributor. 

Sewing machine airlift is widely being used in sewing cabinets made in custom woodworking shops across the country. Our Amish hardware distributor orders them directly from the German manufacturer in large container quantities allowing us to have them available and offer them at such a great discount.

Best manual sewing machine lift  |  Sewing machine airlift 

Sunday, October 11, 2020


Immergood USA BATTERY POWERED ICE CREAM MAKER USA MADE  made 6-qt insulated poly tub/stainless steel ice cream freezer topped with a powerful triple action stainless battery-powered DC motor. Uses choice of popular Dewalt, Makita, or Milwaukee tool battery packs. (Not Included) The perfect ice cream machine-maker for off-grid, camping, and remote cabins. Make 2-3 batches of ice cream on a 5-amp battery. More batches on higher amperage batteries. Actual experience may vary based on battery age and charge level. LED indicator lights let you know when the ice cream is done.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Find Rudersberg Sewing Machine Air Lift Mechanisms

The Rudersberg sewing machine airlift mechanisms are still readily available despite many companies now showing them out of stock or discontinued.

Cabinet makers, and home hobbyist woodworkers building sewing machine cabinets have abruptly discovered that traditional suppliers of the popular Rudersberg German airlift mechanisms no longer have them available either listing them as discontinued or indefinitely out of stock on their web sites.

Only one known supplier Cottage Craft in the US and one supplier Sylvia Design in Canada with a dealer network in the US are still listing the lifts as available.

Cottage Craft Works also has a subsidiary micro website with the lifts available dedicated to the home hobbyist woodworking individuals.

Both companies took aggressive measures to find a German distributor that would continue supplying them after the long-standing German distributor announced they would cease doing so.

These popular tap-and-release pneumatic lifts have been the standard in sewing cabinet for decades. They are the mechanical air cylinder assist lift platform used to lift sewing machines up from the storage position to sewing bed height or tabletop height in counsel style sewing cabinets.

The German distributor that was supplying them suddenly announced in 2019 that they would discontinue the lifts by the end of the year leaving the sewing cabinet builders worldwide scrambling for a new source to obtain a sewing machine lift mechanisms.

Cottage Craft Works also sells custom Amish sewing cabinets and continues to supply the sewing lifts. Sylvia design who also sells its own brand of sewing cabinets with dealerships in the US also sells the lifts. The standard Sylvia lift SYLV-AIRLIFT is rated for 30 lb. capacity while the Cottage Craft Works SML1 lift is rated for 50 lbs.  

Cottage Craft Works and Sylvia Design also offer a heavy-duty extra-tall lift for the next generation taller embroidery machines.  These sewing machines like the Bernina model 7 series machines require at least 15” clearance when down inside the cabinets. Sylvia Designs model number is SYLV-5004-Lift and rates the lift for 55 lbs., while the Cottage Craft Works extra tall heavy-duty lift SML-2HD is rated at 60 lbs. 

Cottage Craft Works is known for supplying Amish made products and well-made products that are also used in the Amish communities. Solid wood handcrafted sewing cabinets are one of their specialty products.

The Amish communities were one group of sewing cabinet builders that were devastated to hear this type of news as they are very dependent on sewing machine cabinets to maintain their sustainable lifestyle.  Amish women make almost all the clothing for their large families as well as other sewn home goods.

Amish cabinet builders have also become dependent on the lifts to continue building sewing cabinet for other Amish as well as others seeking Amish made furniture which by itself is big nationwide business.

Sylvia Design makes a full line of laminate sewing cabinets, sewing room furniture, and accessories. With a US nationwide dealer network.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Rebirth of Vintage Maytag Wringer Washing Machines

Wringer Washing Machines were once the mainstay of virtually every household during the early 1900s. While several companies produced wringer washing machines, Maytag Wringer Washers long outlived the competition and were still being produced up until 1983. These old relics were very well made with heavy-duty parts. They were being made in the US during the error of when quality and longevity matter long before the idea of planned obsolescence was introduced to manufactures. 

Wringer washers began to fall out of favor when the automatic washers with a spin cycle took hold.

Maytag wringer washers are still widely being used in the Amish self-sustaining communities. They are used in many other non-Amish businesses such as garages and car washes that need to frequently wash rags, coveralls, and shammies. They also are still used in many homes as either the main source for clean clothes or as a garage washing machine for worker clothes that the wife doesn’t wish to use in her main washing machine.

An interesting phenomenon is occurring with the rebirth of refurbished Maytag Washing Machines mainly due to the introduction of online replacement parts by Cottage Craft

Many of the older Maytag Wringer Washers were retired when parts became obsolete and couldn’t be obtained. Many were turned into a flower planter and antique store display or sent to the junk pile.

Cottage Craft is a unique general store whose sole mission is to search the back roads of the Amish communities and find old-fashioned reproduction products or parts to fix vintage farms and household implements and appliances.

As the industrial revolution and the introduction of electricity to the common homeowner transpired the common off-grid items began to no longer have available parts. The Amish self-sufficient culture is still stuck in those time periods and relies heavily on this vintage equipment.

As part supplies began to dwindle Amish owned machine shops and foundries began to reproduce the replacement parts. Many Amish companies purchased the molds and patterns from the original manufactures so many of the parts are just like they were when originally made.

Cottage Craft online general store offers all the Amish parts to refurbish Maytag Wringer Washers from replacement, castes, transmission parts, to replacement rollers and wringer parts. Most all the parts are brand new, but they do have sources for some of the used parts as well.

Cottage Craft Works can also source, DC and air-powered off-grid motors as well as gasoline engines to run Maytag Washers off-grid.

Paint can be sourced through local hardware stores Rust-Oleum Specialty 12 oz. Appliance Gloss White Epoxy Spray Paint #7881830

Maytag was very consistent in the parts they made from 1940s-1983 so most all the parts cross over to the various models with some exceptions between the older round tub and more modern square tub models. Along the way, they also made some improvements with rubber tub gaskets replacing the older cork gaskets.

Since the introduction of the available parts by Cottage Craft Works many have been searching for and refurbishing these vintage washing machines. Several have committed they are returning the wringer washing machines that they grew up with because they reportedly clean better. Others have become frustrated in having to spend the money every few years on a new machine because the ones they were using just wore out and were too expensive to repair of couldn’t find anyone dependable to fix them.

Cottage Craft offers a full line old-fashioned general store from sewing cabinets, kitchen wares, stoneware pottery, vintage replacement gunstocks, and hunting equipment.  Replacement parts for vintage International Harvester, John Deere, and New Idea implements are also a specialty.

Friday, February 22, 2019

New Energy Efficient Dishwasher Dries Poorly

It’s a fact, new energy efficient dishwashers no longer produce the drying heat of older models. In order to comply with new appliance Federal Energy Efficiency Guidelines manufactures have reduced the heating capacity that once dried all types of dishes.

This results in plastic food storage containers and nonstick coated pans still dripping wet when the dishwasher completes the drying cycle.

Many owners who have replaced an older dishwasher with a new energy efficient model believe their new dishwasher is defective.

Drying and spotting agents do have a significant impact on the drying, but some items that don’t absorb heat like plastics and nonstick kitchen wares just can’t hold in what little heat is produced and then finish the drying at the end of the cycle.

Placing wet dishes into cabinets, especially on the bottom of plastic drinking glasses and coffee cups will start breaking down the cabinet finishes. Both raw exposed wood and wet dishes then harbor germs and bacteria.

So, what is one to do?

You can revert to old-fashioned dishwashing techniques such as hand drying with a dishtowel or air drying on a dishrack which, begs the question of the little girl on the dishwashing detergent commercial “So, what exactly does the dishwasher do?” Dish towels can also harbor bacteria and should be changed frequently with fresh ones.

We have found that an old-fashioned kitchen sink drainboard has become a modern-day necessity to finish air drying plastics and nonstick dishes. However, the ones being sold in stores are just not very adaptive to newer style kitchens. They don’t drain well, leaving countertops wet, are bulky to store away, as they are just ugly to leave out on nice countertops and kitchen sinks.

We use this Amish made stainless steel kitchen sink drainboard from Cottage Craft  The stainless-steel fits nicely with our high-end stainless kitchen appliances and goes nicely with our country farm sink.

The size is perfect for holding a standard stainless dish rack leaving space to dry long spoons on the side. Oversized commercial pots and pans can be air dried with or without the dishrack just like they are done in a commercial kitchen.

Best of all the positive drain slope of the drainboard doesn’t allow water to pool underneath and damage the countertops.

These drainboards are used by large Amish families who do most of the cooking at home without owning dishwashers.

The drainboard has also forced us to become even more energy efficient as we find it’s just as easy to now handwash the big pots and pans, as well as plastic freezer containers and then air dry them on the drainboard saving critical space in the dishwasher for standard dishes.

You can expect to pay around $100 for the drainboard and shipping. It’s an investment that will last a lifetime to be passed down to generations. Considering the number of dishes washed in the average household in a year the payback is rather quick.

Cottage Craft Works offers two styles, a closed lip back across the back edge and an open back edge.  The open back is more economically priced as it takes less labor to make than the closed back.

We prefer the closed back style as it allows us to use the drainboard as an extra prep area where we can use the spray hose to wash out vegetables in a colander on the drainboard.

Cottage Craft Works also offers powder coated decorator style drainboards in black and granite style finishes for those kitchens using newer black appliances and decorator kitchen sinks and countertops.

 Custom sizes are also available for different uses for home and commercial kitchens. 

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