Woohoo - Stove is Here!

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In about 1952, the Gillums moved their bedroom into the dining room and the kitchen moved to the back porch. I did not think to take the photo before the drawers were removed (and DH was not putting them back in).

 We had to take out the screws holding down the countertop and remove it AND cut off a lip at the bottom of the cabinet that has the door removed in this photo. That stove was NOT going to move. One thing I will miss are the 2 outlets that were on it, very handy. Here is the new stove. 

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I have a 30" stove that looks just like that but it is black.  I don't really like it but I make due with it.  The glass top I can never get clean and I hate the "pan dance".  Every year the oven bottom baking element goes out since I do a lot of baking.  I always have an extra element available in case it goes out.   If you need to buy an extra element get it on Amazon.  GE listed the same element for $70 and I got it for $15 on Amazon.  I have a 40" 1957 GE double oven range in the garage I am waiting to get restored and put back into service to replace this one.

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Happy cooking!  That is almost identical to the range that we put into our second house to replace a very dated electric coil type.  You'll enjoy the ease of cleaning the cooktop for sure!!

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I already miss the storage drawers though!!

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 That was the first thing thatcame to my mind and then, that extra counter space. too bad they do not make them like that any more. I bet they would be very popular.  I know you can buy them reconditioned etc... but you havetofind them...and they are really pricey.

 

 

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catlady wrote:

 That was the first thing thatcame to my mind and then, that extra counter space. too bad they do not make them like that any more. I bet they would be very popular.  I know you can buy them reconditioned etc... but you havetofind them...and they are really pricey.

My stove magician said he could not get the switch I needed - it has been on recondition for 17 years.

I have already talked to my cabinetmaker. He says he thinks he has a piece of butcher block in his scrap pile - I only need 9.5 to 10 inches max. DH is going to do the measuring and a drawing - but the kid knows what I want regardless of what DH says. He had made a pull-out pantry for his Mom next to her fridge where she keeps cans, spices, etc. I told him I want one of those with a top to fit between counter and stove, but the pull-out cannot be that wide because of the cabinet the countertop sits on. Since it impacts HIM, I expect DH to do the drawing and measuring VERY soon.

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gillumhouse wrote:

I already miss the storage drawers though!!

and you will miss that work area right there on the right side. Sorry you had to get a new stove, maybe the electric efficiency will make up for the other areas you are losing.

I have a cooktop, nothing next to it on either side (in fact there is a chimney behind the wall next to it), it is a thorn in my side when I cook, THORN! I have to use the sink to put for example my eggs ready to scramble in the pan.  Ask my family, don't EVEN think of putting anything in the sink when I am making breakfast for guests.

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Glad you got it moved ok! It's going to take you time to get used to using the new cooking surface. I'm definitely a gas fan, and to me, nothing cooks as well. Unfortunately, We don't have gas here at the inn or our other house and I miss it.

With the glass top, your pans need to be really flat on the bottom. I ended up having to buy a new set of cookware when we got a glass top. You'll know you have a problem if you've got it say on 'high' and the burner keeps going from red hot to not red hot. If things are not cooking quickly, you'll know that there is a problem with your pans.

Hopefully you're good to go! Happy cooking!

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We had gas in Illinois and I grew up using propane gas. When we moved in there was an electric stove so I adjusted - cheaper than buying a new stove plus the factor that is even MORE relevant now 17 years later - our ages!

We have gas - my dryer and my hot water tank AND my furnace are all gas. We finally (we hope) in 2006 found the last gas line upstairs and capped it. However, at our ages and with the Big A in the background, open flame is not wise. The glass top will prevent another flaming burner incident. I think (hope) my copper pans are flat. One of the main reasons I got this particular stove is that it has a nice big red light that says Burner On and a second nice big red light that after the burner is turned OFF that says HOT COOKTOP. DH has been known to leave the old stove with a burner on. This MAY preclude that from happening. His overflows will pool instead of going under the burner. I went to sleep last night envisioning a new item for breakfast. Now I will have to try it.

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gillumhouse wrote:
 The glass top will prevent another flaming burner incident.

Not totally.  My mother left a dishtowel on top of the glass surface, then turned the wrong burner on for a pot of water and walked away.  The dishtowel caught on fire.  I keep telling her not to use it as a storage surface, but she doesn't remember.

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Duly noted and a command has been given to DH (with a silent prayer that he remembers). Thank you.

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I have one pan that dances on the flat top. I am looking forward to replacing this with a new gas stove once the gas line i run to the house this summer.

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Happy cooking!

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