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PostSubject: Vintage Appliances   Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:58 pm

Recommendations?

Reviews?

We're hoping to get one, and I've been looking at 30s models. Or 20s. The house we might buy was built in 1930, and I want a mostly period kitchen.


***Edited to change thread title to include all appliances, not just stoves***


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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:10 pm

Some of the repros are wonderful-looking, but they cost the Earth! And I've no idea how well they cook.

Like I said in the house thread, keep your eyes peeled on Craig's List and Freecycle for folks getting rid!
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:31 pm

Hopefully you have a gas hookup? The 1920s ones are almost always gas. If you could compromise with one from the later 30s or 40s, I like the looks of the Tappan stoves.

I think I might have finally found a neat vintage stove for our house. I've been in contact with a lady on Craigslist and should get to see it in person next week. Hopefully I will get it for free or cheap:



It's a Westinghouse; I'm guessing late 40s/early 50s. It's really different-looking than some of the other 50s stoves I've seen. Most importantly, the knobs are in the back where children can't turn them on!
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:35 pm

Here are a couple of sites that sell refurbished stoves; the prices might be a bit of a shocker, but at least you can browse them to see what style you like.

http://www.antiqueappliances.com/index.htm

http://www.antiquevintageappliances.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:56 am

I've looked at those sites. Out of our price range, I think. But, oh, the temptations!

However, I have a couple of leads on vintage stoves in the area. And I prefer gas stoves...that's half the reason I want a vintage stove. I hate cooking on an electric!

Craigslist is great, isn't it?
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:05 pm

Well, we've put a down payment on a stove!

Glenwood, circa 1940. It's not mint, but it's in good condition.

Four working burners, four warming/simmer burners, a gas heater, and oven. PLUS the original salt & pepper shakers on top.

The stove is white with black trim, and the salt & pepper shakers are white with blue lettering.

Even if we don't get the house (God forbid) I will find a way to get this stove into my apartment!
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:10 am

lindydiva wrote:
Well, we've put a down payment on a stove!

Glenwood, circa 1940. It's not mint, but it's in good condition.

Four working burners, four warming/simmer burners, a gas heater, and oven. PLUS the original salt & pepper shakers on top.

The stove is white with black trim, and the salt & pepper shakers are white with blue lettering.

Even if we don't get the house (God forbid) I will find a way to get this stove into my apartment!

Sounds nice Lindy! Photo?
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:26 am

That sounds like a great Stove. Hope all is well with the house buying!

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:23 am

I don't have a photo (forgot my camera when we went to look at it).

As for the closing, well, everyone, think good thoughts. We were supposed to have received confirmation by Tuesday, and it's Thursday morning here.

But...the mortgage agent did call last night to say that all appears to be working out. I hope so, this waiting and wondering isn't much fun!
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:48 pm

I'd be a nervous wreck! Good luck with the house. The stove sounds fabulous. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:20 pm



Sorry, it's a bit skewed. They put it down in front of the sliding glass doors and I couldn't get a straight shot at it.
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:22 pm

Here is the 1933 GE Monitor Top:

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:20 pm

There's one of those up for auction tomorrow at our nearby auction house. If I didn't already have a vintage fridge I'd be scooping this one up!
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:53 pm

Sue, it's a wonderful fridge.

Mine is amazing. It keeps things icy-cold.

And my stove! I am so pleased with it. So far I've used the regular burners and the oven. The broiler and warming burners are still waiting to be tested.
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:59 am

Just curious, how energy efficient are the vintage appliances? What with the cost of energy these days and all, I was wondering.
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:04 am

We'll know more next month about this pair.

However, both have been overhauled in the past 10 years and work like a dream.

Again, I am thrilled with the Monitor Top. My salad greens are not only still good, they're crisp. And the ice cubes are clean and "dry". (They made a damn fine martini, too!)
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:55 am

I don't know if you are all familiar with the annual Ideal Home Exhibition which is exactly as one would expect; but the Daily Mail (gutter tabloid with delusions of grandeur) also did (maybe still does?) an accompanying book each year called, obviously, The Daily Mail Ideal Home Book. I've got just the 1952-53 book with 3 more years on the way. They are usually prettty cheap on Abe and eBay if anyone's interested.

Oh yes, they are crammed full of ads and articles on vintage appliances. I'll post a few scans later.
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:53 pm

I'd love to see them.

We've been having a ball going through all of the vintage magazines we have and comparing the appliances and products with what we have now.
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:44 pm


Does anyone need a vintage toaster? I just came across this lovely chrome Toastmaster from the 40s/50s. It's just about mint and heated up perfectly when I plugged it in. What looks like scratches in the photo are just reflections. It does have a cloth-covered cord, but it looks like it was hardly ever used; I don't think I'd even bother to replace it. PM me if anyone's interested or I'll put it on Ebay.

I also picked up a commercial size coffee maker at the same place. I've got to do a little research on it, because I don't know if I have all the parts, but it looks complete. It's a "Drip-O-Lator" Percolator, looks like a 30s design. I'm hoping it works; I could use a big coffee maker for parties.
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:24 am

Nice.


Here's a shot of my appliance shelf:

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:25 am

They all work very well, but it's best to put the toaster on the butcher block. My husband didn't listen to me, and now I have faint scorch marks on the cabinet. Sad


H'mm. I think I should make waffles soon!
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:27 am

My sister and her husband are regretfully replacing their WWII-era stove and would like it to go a good home. It's electric with 3 burners and a warming well, an oven, and 3 storage drawers. They even still have the manual! I wish I'd taken pictures while I was there...

If you're in the Seattle area and interested in buying a vintage stove, let me know and I can put you in touch.
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:34 am

Ah, and I have one about a vintage fridge.

The woman from whom I got my stove is also selling her fridge.

It's white, circa 1955 and is in excellent working condition.


The stove is located in Rhode Island.
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:35 am

Oh gosh! I wish I was closer!
It would cost a mint to ship it down here, I bet...
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Appliances   Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:55 am

Unfortunately, it probably would. Sad

It's a nice one, though; I've seen it (working).
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