vintage stove, use it or not? cross post

susiemwAugust 18, 2013

I have the vintage magic chef stove that was in my grandmothers business. She used it, her family used it, my mother used it. So there is a lot of sentimental value.
I am thinking about putting it in my cottage. The green and cream color scheme doesn't match my white and blue or aqua color scheme but the fact that it was my grandmother's over comes aesthetic considerations.

I know the 4 burners work. I haven't had a chance to check
the oven yet.
Any words of wisdom?

excuse the pizza ovens sitting on the stove but it's still in the business.

Susan

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
live_wire_oak

I might use it as a pot and pan storage, but most of those old stoves still use a pilot light (wastes gas, adds heat) and don't have very high BTU burners. That wouldn't be what I'd choose to cook on daily. But, I cook a lot, and do some challenging dishes.

Most of your medium to upper end consumer grade ranges will out perform them. Not to mention the pro grade ranges severely out performing them. If you enjoy cooking, explore what a modern range offers before deciding to keep that one in a cooking capacity. No way would I ever jettison it out of my life with that history, but it might make a better plant stand than it would a cooking stove in your home.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 10:57AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Bluestar platinum vs Capital Culinarian
We are deciding on kitchen appliances for our upgrade...
malba2366
How much Hood CFM to get for Wolf's 6-Burner Rangetop?
Let's say I use all 6 burners at once sometimes (not...
wcutiew
Blue star electric wall oven w/ French doors
I ordered my wall oven and 30" RNB range 8 weeks...
Debbi Branka
Coffee Machines
What is the best built in coffee machine for your buck?...
J Saleh
1200cfm oversized hood...Overkill for 30" BlueStar range?
I am getting a 30" BlueStar RNB range for my kitchen...
ILoveCookie
Sponsored Products
West Loveseat - Key Largo Pumice Beige
Joybird Furniture
Everstone 21 3/4" High Black Outdoor Post Lantern
Lamps Plus
Round End Grain Butcher Block - 1315
$53.99 | Hayneedle
Warehouse Black 16-Inch Outdoor Pendant with White Cord
$118.95 | Bellacor
Pink Let the Light Shine Cross Wind Chime
$14.99 | zulily
Sebastian Freestanding Tub Faucet, Supplies, Drain - Cross Handles
Signature Hardware
Starstruck Side Table
| Dot & Bo
Possini Euro Vala 3-Light Chrome And Crystal Floor Lamp
Euro Style Lighting
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™