Monday, August 29, 2011

My New Stove!

First off, let me welcome the new followers!  It's great to have you here.  I am humbled and pleased, so do make yourselves at home.  I am not very good at responding to comments.  I am working on that, so please bear with me.

Now for the news we've all been waiting for. . .

Ta da!!  We bought the stove.  The guy said he was told it worked but had not tested it.  We decided to take a chance when he said to bring it back for a refund  if it didn't work.  Win win!  Besides that, he was only asking $100 for it.  The stove weighs hundreds of pounds but luckily we have a great neighbor that is always willing to help.   After the guys got it out of the truck and into the garage, we (meaning Tim, not me) spent some time checking all the wiring out, switching the pigtail, and cleaning off all the spiders and "spooky stuff."  I did help clean the drawers :)

For those of you who are new here, our house has a daylight basement, and in the basement are two single car garages and a one bedroom apartment which I call my studio.  That is where my "canning kitchen" is. When we got the stove into the kitchen it fit beautifully.  I was totally smitten. I can't believe I could get so excited about an old stove!  It looks great and guess what - IT WORKS!  The rear burner on the left is not working but Tim thinks he can fix it.  Everything else works.  I spent all day Sunday canning plums on it and it was awesome.  There is room for two or three canners at one time. 

The big surprise was the broiler pans - original - were still in the ovens.  I was stunned.

The next three pictures are from the seller.  This shows the griddle in the center.

When you remove the griddle you have a very large burner underneath.

You can raise this burner to the proper height to use for CANNING!

Be still my heart.....

Oh, and believe it or not. . .
The clock still works.

And so does the light :)

I have no excuses now.  I best get busy filling up my pantry.

Next post will be all about firewood and big excavators, just so you know I don't always go on and on about kitchen stuff!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Love the stove! That's so neat!

  2. wow she's a beauty! I love how far apart the burners are. Canning with my stove is a smushed in adventure.

  3. That's an outstanding acquisition. It's always heartening when you can find just the right piece of equipment that you need, and then it all works right when you set it up.

  4. Amazing stove. I don't think my old floors would even hold it up.

  5. I want one! I love that stove. and you have more room for the canners too. that middle burner is INSANE ! awesome....

  6. My grandparents had one like this or very similar. Your post provoked some very good and fond memories of days past.

    Thank you!

  7. Nice, nice classic stove. They made 'em well back then. Congratulations. Oh, today and today only I'll go ahead and make an offer of $150.00 for it..quick do deliver to Florida, don't 'ya.

  8. Lila, Emily, and Tami, Thanks! I love it!

    Arsenius, I'm still flabbergasted that I found it!

    MDR, Luckily the old linoleum is over concrete so I'm safe.

    JUGM, You may be able to find one. Seriously! Try Craig's List and do a search for vintage stoves. You'll be amazed at what's out there.

    Matt, It's cool that you remember your Grandparents stove. I wish I had paid more attention when I had the chance.

    And Stephen -LOL. Not for sale - and Florida is pretty much out of my delivery area. Nice try though :)

  9. Neat stove, class never goes out of style. good quality is hard to come by unless you can find older stuff.

  10. Duke - You're right, they sure don't make them like they used to!

  11. Aw, that's a wise buy! And it fit perfectly in your kitchen. You're so lucky. BTW, how old is it?


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