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.


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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
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