Rare vintage Sears Kenmore range with pivoting doors


Here’s a pretty wonderful oddity — that is, “woddity“: A vintage Sears Kenmore range with what I presume is a second oven (?) up top behind pivoting (?) stainless steel (?) doors. I also love the planked wood panels on the stove and drawer at the bottom. And of course, you know I dig the avocado range top.  Thanks to reader Stacia, who spotted it for sale on craigslist in Orange County, California. I talked to the seller on the phone. She said that the stove belonged to a relative, who had it in storage for some 30 years. The unit still works, she says. We need to get back into woddity mode — keep the tips coming, dear readers!

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    • Mary Elizabeth says

      Yes, Steve, I could take that woodie with me to “Surf City, USA.”

      I remember these combination wood grain and avocado appliances at Sears.

  1. says

    Its look like the old appliance of my grandparents, but great I know for sure this is durable… I will share your info to my friend as I remember she’s looking for this one…

  2. Joe Felice says

    Oh, the memories! I had a similar Signature made by Wards. Could the clock be any bigger? And the paneled front is too cool. I always thought it would be nice to have appliances with fronts that match the cabinets. Oops, I guess I should say “cupboards.” That’s what we called them back then. When did we start calling them cabinets?

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