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Appliances sign
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Anything and everything you could want.

"Keep Marching!"
―Advertisement[src]

Appliances is a section of the Housewares department of Fontaine's Department Store seen in the BioShock Infinite downloadable content Burial at Sea - Episode 1. In this section of the department building, a wide variety of electrical appliances were sold. Booker and Elizabeth must travel here to close a Heating Vent and find a back way to the Toys department.

HistoryEdit

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Footage of Appliances back when it was still in business.

Fontaine's offered everything a Rapture consumer could want from fashion and frivolity to luxury and technology. The heart of the Housewares department, functionally speaking, was Appliances. Back in the department store's heyday, this section boasted the latest and greatest in domestic innovation. Appliances large and small were sold here, each promising to simplify or improve the life of the purchaser. The department did more than simply present the products, it showcased how they might look inside consumers' homes using realistic display sets.

Appliances was shuttered along with the other departments when Fontaine's was nationalized and hastily converted to a prison. The products were left on the shelves, but the showroom became a shadow of its former gleaming, polished self. Spliced-up inmates have moved in and made the place their own.

Burial at Sea - Episode 1Edit

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The Appliances entrance.

Main article: Burial at Sea - Episode 1

Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth must go through this section to get to the Toys department, where the girl Sally is expected to be found if Elizabeth's plan worked. When they enter, the duo is greeted by several Splicers. After dealing with them, they attempt to exit via a door into the locker room, but it is locked. Elizabeth notices a small air vent, and asks Booker to assist her to get to the vent so she can crawl through. Elizabeth gets through and starts to pick the lock from the other side of the door, but has trouble getting it open. Splicers attack the section, forcing Booker to defend himself without the help of Elizabeth. The door is unlocked and they move on.

ShowroomEdit

Showroom sign
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The Showroom.

Immediately after entering, two sets of stairs leading to the Showroom with many products on display: In the center of the department is a mannequin display of a typical family with staged sets showcasing how Fontaine's products used in the everyday life of the Rapture citizen. The display has two sides, one has a father and son watching television in a living room, and the other a mother in the kitchen. Someone has shoved the daughter of the family into the oven, as if she had tried to gas herself. To the left of the family display is a Small Appliances section of toasters and blenders. The right side has small toys displayed with minor flooding damage and a Fontaine-Vac display.

Small Appliances sign

Elizabeth can open up a Medical Kit, decoy and Carbine Tear. There are also Pneumo Lines over the whole section.

Locker Room and Toy StorageEdit

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The Locker Room.

After leaving the Showroom, there is a locker room with a flooded floor. Several of the lockers are open and contain many useful items for the player. Some have Atlas posters inside. There is a set of burst pipes over to the left, and by using Old Man Winter, the player can easily access the Office on the other side of the collapsed pathway. On that other side, there is an office in relatively good shape and a staircase leading to another level of Housewares, but it is blocked by large amounts of furniture and debris. Two mannequins are hanging from the roof after being branded "Turncoats" by an insane inmate. 

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The Toy Storage.

A stairway leads down to more lockers under the burst pipes. There are several corpses crushed by the collapsed flooring and piping and a Turret guards the immediate area. The right leads to the Toy department's storage room, and a way to Central Exhaust in the Toy department itself. Shortly before entering the area, Booker has a brief black and white vision of a washbasin.

ProductsEdit

  • Blenders
  • Dishwashers
  • Qwik-Wik Dryer
  • Fontaine-Vac
  • Fridges
  • Mixers
  • Ovens
  • Toasters
  • Waffle irons
  • Washing machines

New DiscoveriesEdit

New GearsEdit

Audio DiaryEdit

  1. Yi Suchong - Observation #22 - In the Office on a desk, past the burst pipes in the Locker Room

GalleryEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit

Majorette Brand Oranges Crate Label
  • The "Keep Marching" advertisement for the Appliances department utilizes a repurposed fruit crate label for Majorette Brand oranges.
Large Appliances sign
  • The Large Appliances department is seen when Booker and Elizabeth arrive at the department store, but it's completely flooded. As they drift by in their Bathysphere, they see two cracked windows and one completely broken one letting the contents from the interior drift out into the sea. Only the Small Appliances department is accessible in the episode.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. The flooded Large Appliances

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