vintage stoveStove: From Dream Stoves

I have been blogging about midcentury home design since 2006, but my very first piece of published writing about home design in 1995 — an article about vintage stoves for the now-defunct Ann Arbor News. Vintage stoves were first becoming popular around then. I have been a fan ever since and today, have a circa-1959 GE Pushbutton electric in my kitchen. When we did a story a while ago about where to get your vintage appliances fixed, a number of readers had suggestions and experiences to share about vintage stove restoration experts. Karl T. also suggested suppliers. I did some additional research and came up with an expanded list — and readers continue to more in their comments, below, be sure to read them — and we now have 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27  28 places to get your vintage stove restored… to buy a restored vintage stove… and to find parts and service for vintage stoves:

Note, before you buy, understand what you are paying for — this includes consulting with a properly licensed professional to assess the stove for environmental and safety issues. Be Safe / Renovate Safe — for more info see our Be Safe/Renovate Safe page

Restored vintage stoves — West and Southwest

Restored vintage stoves — Midwest

Vintage stove restoration — Southeast

Vintage stove restoration — East Coast

Note: Thanks so many readers for the contributions to build this list — keep ’em coming. Also, thanks to Todd at chambers.net for a number of these leads. This seems to be the go-to place for Chambers’ info!

Please know: I do not have personal experience with these resources, so I am not endorsing them…. Please make sure that you do your own research to verify that you are working with safe, experienced, properly licensed professionals with a proven reputation. And, as Lara Jane commented in the original story:

To follow up on Pam’s post, I know a lot of people on other home improvement sites were scammed by a guy restoring vintage stoves (some they’d sent to him, some were advertised on his site). Be careful who you give your money to, and if possible, use a credit card with buyer protection!

Yes, as with any purchase of this magnitude — please do due diligence regarding the companies you are engaging with.

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  1. Ann Clark says:

    Do you happen to have the cutout dimensions for a Harvest gold p/7
    General Electric wall oven and the cutout dimensions for a GE
    Harvest Gold push button drop in cooktop?
    Thank you

  2. Ritchie E says:

    I own a Roper stove with grill and boiler. It came with my house when I bought it 10 years ago. It’s like a 1950 model. Where can I sell it or refurbish it ? I am in NJ area.

  3. pam kueber says:

    Hi Ritchie, the list of companies in this story specialize in refurbishing old stoves. Their websites are usually linked, in blue. They might also be interested in buying your old stove – give them a try. Other than that, if you want to sell it, typical go-to places including craigslist, facebook marketplace, ebay, etc. Good luck.

  4. Lyn says:

    I have an antique vintage part electric part wood or coal burning stove made by hotpoint and GE electric. I believe the model number is RA 28 and was nade around the 1930’s. There was a 1935 GE catalog of automatic electric stoves that it was listed in and it was called the Homestead. Can you tell me how to find information or a contact to help me locate the catalog or other information.

  5. Roselyn St. Pierre says:

    I would like to find some Harvest Gold touch-up paint for my gas stove. Can you suggest where I can purchase just a small tube of touchup paint.
    Thanks

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