It seems crazy that you can buy Amish products online, but there are tech-friendly middlemen who make this possible. Amish steamer trunks and a stepstool that transforms into an ironing board are two Amish products we looked at earlier that have URLs, and which non-Amish people might like to buy. What else do the Amish make that still have a place within the modern lifestyle?
We took a look at Lehman's, an Ohio-based retailer of home products that sells "low-tech items in a high-tech world." Lehman's began in 1955 as a hardware store that served the Amish community (they're based in Amish Country) and today have many Amish vendors. Here are some of the objects we found in their Amish-made section:
There's no motor to burn out, and turning the crank is way easier than stirring a whisk through thick material. Mechanical advantage FTW. It can be set on high or low speed and has a dough hook in addition to whisk attachments.
I absolutely hate the plastic brooms sold in home centers and hardware stores today. The bristles are always too short and they don't sweep particularly well. This more effective, old-school corn straw design is the type that my family had when I was a kid, and I lamented that no one makes them anymore. Turns out, the Amish do.