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Old 10-08-2012, 12:09 PM   #21
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More likely than not, we are going to buy a new house which is probably going to have a very modern kitchen in it
It would be completely unreasonable and wasteful to gut a brand new kitchen in order to get the vintage kitchen of my dreams. Ideally, it be great to build from scratch, but in our area, it would be cheaper to buy a cookie cutter house in a master planned community.

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:00 PM   #22
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oooh yes! I was going to suggest this too! I'd love to have a matching set. In aqua..

like this, made by northstar:

oh. em. geee.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:49 PM   #23
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THIS is pretty much exactly what my kitchen looks like, with some minor differences.

Our house was built in 1961 and I am about 90% sure that these are the original appliances that came with the house.

I'll be honest, I hate them.

I HATE HATE HATE HATE (did I mention I HATE) cleaning the stove top. It is such a colossal pain in the rear end to have to remove every coil and then the drip pan underneath and then wash those AND the cavity underneath the drip pans INSIDE the stove top. I flipping hate it.

My oven doesn't heat evenly and it costs me more to run my oven than it does to run my TV, washer, dryer, AND computer.... COMBINED.

I'm just biding my time until I can afford a new kitchen, with new appliances.
I have been reading a good bit and the way yours look, they are some of the ones to avoid. A few articles now are saying to go for ones made in the 50's as they work and look better than those in the 60's. Anything from the 60's to 80's just looks dated I think

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My MIL has a vintage gas range in her basement that I would love to 'borrow' since I have gas in my house I yearn for more than 4 burners with all the cooking I do.

This is a beauty....
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/app/3253849965.html

or this one...
http://newjersey.craigslist.org/atq/3263942590.html
Love the first one. Love it.

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I do. It burns gas like crazy. The pilot is so hot that there is always palpable heat coming off the stovetop and you can't set anything down without heating it up. Great for drying pots and pans and softening butter though!

Also, the oven runs HOT. We got an oven thermometer and it runs 200+ degF hotter than the dial says. We have yet to figure out a reliable calibration.

I would get a refurbished one and not just a true vintage stove. They are super inefficient.
Do you know the maker and year of yours?
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:01 PM   #24
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This is one of the ones I've fallen in love with.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Okeefe-Merri...p2047675.l2557
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This is one of the ones I've fallen in love with.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Okeefe-Merri...p2047675.l2557
Wow that is beautiful !
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oooh yes! I was going to suggest this too! I'd love to have a matching set. In aqua..

like this, made by northstar:
Oh, this would absolutely complete my life.
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Oh my gosh, I would SO love one of those!!
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I'm looking for a regular gas range right now on cl, have been for over a month, and have seen quite a few antique stoves there. They seem easier to get than an ordinary gas range in $300 range.
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Re: Does anyone here have a vintage stove in their kitchen?

My parents have an O'Keefe and Merrit stove from the 1950s that they bought and had refurbished. It is beautiful looking and functional, with 4 burners and a griddle in the middle. The only problem they have with it is it never "cools" down, meaning it always feels warm to the touch. It seems to be quite inefficient since it produces A LOT of heat when it is on too. So they try to not use the oven in the summer since it really heats the house up! Also, the oven temp runs high, so they just have a thermometer that sits inside to gauge the temp instead of the nob. It is a beautiful and unique piece, but definitely not as efficient and accurate with temps as newer stoves
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I have been reading a good bit and the way yours look, they are some of the ones to avoid. A few articles now are saying to go for ones made in the 50's as they work and look better than those in the 60's. Anything from the 60's to 80's just looks dated I think



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