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!

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  1. Kimber says:

    I have one like the range in 146 but its a brown picked it up for free from Craigslist don’t know if it works or not yet it does not have the plug and I have not been able to find any info about it on the Internet was told it works

    1. lulamae says:

      is it still available? THis wall oven you saw. I am looking for one. But I am so concerned that the compresser is so old (from the 50-60s) that it may go anytime and where oh where and how oh how could it get replace and make the repairs necessary. I dream a lot about owning a wall oven. How so cool !!! why don’t they design things spectacular as this one thought up refrigerator design?

  2. Kimberly says:

    I have a wall mounted, olive green Modern Maid oven and a stove that is original to my 1969 constructed home that I still use today to cook with.

    1. Pat Jordan says:

      What is the model number? My grandmother has the olive green also, needs repair on the stove top. We can’t see the model number.

  3. Susan says:

    We are closing on a 1930 brick colonial in NYC. It has a summer kitchen with a beautiful 1950s era Caloric pink wall oven and pink range. Not a scratch on it. It is built into an exposed brick chimney. I asked how did a brand new oven set get in there.

    It seems it was not the original but a replacement. The women’s father, the original home owner, built the wall for the oven. Eventually it stopped working and they found a replacement oven on eBay because that was the only oven that would fit. The reason it looked brand new was the oven and range were bought for a housewife in the 1950s who died 2 weeks after they were installed, her husband never used them. Pretty excited since the summer kitchen has 1950 laminate countertops. The yellow bathrooms from the 70s – not so much.

  4. Ivan says:

    My wife came home the other day with a General Chef stove-refrigerator model #2E-1004 does anyone know of any information on this? It has 2 electric burners.

  5. JoAnne says:

    My family has an older Magic Chef stove that we love! It is 36″ with a large pancake griddle in the middle. Our one problem is that my kids’ father scoured the numbers off the knobs, even the oven! Even though we know the model number- 41ea-2kw- and the part number- PS133538- we can’t find the thermostat anywhere. Does anyone have any ideas?

  6. Lizzy says:

    Wow… There is nothing like a great vintage stove! I have a Chambers 90 C I grew up with and won the shoving match for; It’s been used every day since 1954 and is in fantastic shape. The new stove I used for a few years here wasn’t anything like a Chambers, the oven is wretched.It’s vented to pour heat out into the house, very uncomfortable. A Chambers is insulated, and the heat is super even. Cooks amazingly well.

    But somebody posted a red one. I have paint envy now.Mines white…

  7. lynda says:

    Oh my! Thank you everyone for taking the time to load your fabulous appliance pictures. I loved looking at them. We had two of the 1977 KitchenAid dishwashers in white. They died about 8 years ago. I love the coppertone range with the classic Michael Graves bird teapot! I guess the teapot is almost vintage now. So happy to see so many old appliances “saved” and loved.

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