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Old 10-08-2012, 08:27 AM   #11
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Re: Does anyone here have a vintage stove in their kitchen?

I do not have one now - but when we moved from MI to OK and moved in to my great grandmothers house during my junior year of HS, that's what she had

It wasn't "hard" to use per say - it was just "temperamental" I think the biggest thing i didn't like is that the pilot light would go out and i haaaaaated lighting it. Scared the crap out of me every time. But this could be her particular stove, not necessarily a common issue. The thing didn't heat evenly, so one side was always hotter than the other in the oven - but we just compensated by rotating.

IDK - i am sure she bought the thing before i was even born, and when we eventually sold the house after she died it was still working - so despite it's "interesting" cooking, it lasted FOREVER.

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:31 AM   #12
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Re: Does anyone here have a vintage stove in their kitchen?

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.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:38 AM   #13
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My parents are gradually redoing their kitchen in their 1930s house. My mom's dream is to get one of vintage replica stoves, but she hasn't been able to find many that aren't gas.

Typos courtesy of my "smart" phone.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:47 AM   #14
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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:

I love those Northstar appliances, and the big chill fridges!
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:56 AM   #15
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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:
This would be amazing! I love it. But I would want some sunny yellow accents in there too.

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Re: Does anyone here have a vintage stove in their kitchen?

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
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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.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:39 AM   #18
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Re: Does anyone here have a vintage stove in their kitchen?

My DH's family has one in the cabin in the mountains. It's beautiful, but I also think it's very inefficient!
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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:
Yep, that right there is what I want! Not necessarily in that color, I would love white or red. I love the aqua, but my DH would HATE it! (I used to have small plates in that color, though, with white bigger plates and light blue bowls. lol) I agree with it needed yellow accents in there. That, with a school house lights...*swoon* I also love the subway tile on the back splash. That's what I want to do in our next house.
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Re: Does anyone here have a vintage stove in their kitchen?

I like the look of the northstar ones but I don't like the practicality of one. I need a BIG fridge and those are no bigger then what I have now. Yeah they look nicer then what I have now but I would need 2 of them to fill my needs.

Now vintage stoves look nice but I would imagine they would be hard to maintain. However because of my afore mentioned problem with the fridge, I think I have to stay modern.
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