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208 pictures of vintage stoves, refrigerators and large appliances

vintage stoveVintage stoves will always have a very special place in my heart, because the first story I ever wrote about homes was about vintage stoves, for the (now defunct) Ann Arbor News in 1995. My neighbor Dave had salvaged a 1940s Magic Chef from his grandmother’s barn and sent it to Macy’s Texas Stove Works for restoration. My story was about why folks were starting to treasure vintage stoves — and where you could buy them. Hey, even then, 17 years ago (gulp) I was all about the where-to-get-the-stuff and where-to-get-it-restored. Do you think that after all this time I ended up right where I should be — writing this blog? I think so! Last uploader, when readers shared 234 pictures of their vintage small appliances, readers also asked to share their vintage large appliances. Above: A photo that came in early from reader JoAnn. Pretty!

This uploader is now closed — check out the 208 photos that readers submitted — they’re pretty darn amazing!

Tips to view slide show: Click on first image… it will enlarge and you can also read my captions… move forward or back via arrows below the photo… you can start or stop at any image:

Want to buy a vintage stove? See this story – 26 places to buy restored vintage stoves. Or, do you want help finding parts, service or advice to fix old stoves and appliances? See this popular story (click photo to get there):

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  1. gary says:

    I have an old kenmore gas stove with griddle and am trying to determine its age, model, and if I should keep or part with it. I have a few pictures, including the stamped label inside door. I would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks, Gary
    model 103.7665000

  2. Becky Latka says:

    Last year I purchased a turquoise GE double oven, cooktop, hood, and double sink for $250 (looks similar to retroreno1’s set). Now I’m in the process of adding a retro kitchen using these appliances. The only missing part is the connection between the cooktop and hood, so I’m searching for one and found your wonderful website! I’m not crazy about the hood, so am interested to find any other kind of controller will work (I liked the wall controls in one of the pics!).

  3. Lisa says:

    I have a 1948 Hotpoint just like the one you have pictured above but mine has only one large burner on the front right and 2 small burners and then on the left back burner there is a thrift cooker. The burner inside the thrift cooker well can be lifted up and used as a regular burner as well. I bought the stove at a Habitat for Humanity Restore for $300. The large burner and the light did not work. My Dad had it all working in no time. I cook on it every day.

  4. Jesse says:

    I am trying to clean out what appears to be a middle to late 1950s to early 1960s Sears Kenmore Gas range/oven that has four eyes of equal size and they have six points and they kind of form a flat edge on one end and a somewhat curved edge on the other end, so each black stove eye thingy looks like a little shield. Anyway, I need to find out how to SAFELY remove the top of the oven and I also do not have a serial number for that particular type of oven. Thanks for the help.

  5. Maria Chavez says:

    My husband and I love to go to estate sales. This weekend 12/1/2018 we came across a General Chef L K 3 in 1 appliance. Model # R-520. I’d like any and all information on this appliance. It’s a sink, 3 gas burner stove and a refrigerator. Are there any parts available?

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