We are house looking, as my two year old says, and considering an offer on a place with some original 1940s details, including a nice tiled arched niche for the range. Unfortunately it does not include the original range. I have been doing a little poking around for a replacement for the not very attractive electric range that is in there.
I am wondering about a refurbished vintage range. I know we would need gas, but I am guessing it is already there, or, if not, it shouldn't be too hard to run from the nearby gas water heater. I also know the burner output isn't as high as new professional ranges, but I have never had anything that fancy anyway and doubt the current original ceiling ventilation could take that much power. The final downside I know of is that the oven(s) would not be self cleaning.
Anyone have experience or thoughts on other potential downsides or about cost or about vintage ranges in general?
Thanks so much! (By the way if we buy another house in need of a kitchen remodel it will be our third with you all!)