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The Tampa Tribune
Published:   |   Updated: May 23, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Set off fireworks at your next summer soiree with these Fourth of July-inspired appliances.

Blender's Got The Blues
Old meets new with the Osterizer Contemporary Classic Beehive Blender's vintage design and modern technology ($99.99). The 500-watt motor crushes ice quickly and smoothly for the perfect frozen drink to cool off your guests. The glass jar holds 5 cups and is dishwasher safe, so you don't have to get your hands near the sharp blades. To purchase, go to Oster.com.

Coffee's Red-y!
Mr. Coffee's Classic Edition Programmable Coffeemaker ($89.99) has a permanent coffee filter, so there's no need for paper ones. It even has a filter for water. In a hurry? Use the pause-n-serve feature. Forgetful? Not to worry; it shuts off after two hours. Get it at Target stores and Target.com.

White Goes With Everything
Cook up a batch of cookies for the Fourth with Sunbeam's retro Heritage Stand Mixer ($149). It has a heavy-duty 450-watt motor and 12 speeds. Complete with a stainless-steel bowl and three mixing attachments, it can whisk egg whites, mix batter and even knead dough. It's sold at Sears, JCPenney, Macy's and Sunbeam.com.

Can't Get Enough Red
Oster's 6 Slice Toaster Oven ($59.99) features convection technology and has a nonstick interior to make cleanup easy. It fits up to six slices of toast or a whole pizza - depending on your mood. Find it at Target, JCPenney and Best Buy.

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