Rare poppy red stove and refrigerator — original colors from Frigidaire circa 1975

poppy red frigidaire refrigerator and stoveAn original condition poppy red stove and refrigerator spotted roaming the wild! Along with avocado green, harvest gold and coppertone brown, poppy red was a color promoted for kitchen appliances in the 1970s. Poppy did not take off, so it’s rare to see these red appliances still around. Thanks to reader Trish who over on our Facebook page tipped us off to this terrific vintage stove and refrigerator in this rare and luminous color. [Update: Listing gone. Looks like these found a buyer!]I reached out to the seller, who gave me permission to feature these photos for our ever and ever archive. They are for sale in Des Moines, for just $350. And I bet if you ask real nice, the seller will even throw in that macrame owl, what a hoot 😉

red vintage stove poppy color kitchen stoveoriginal poppy color frigidairevintage red refrigeratorHere is what the seller’s listing says:

-Mid 70’s Frigidaire Custom Deluxe Poppy Red Refrigerator and Stove for sale
-Both work, I just upgraded mine so these need a good home.
-Hard-to find poppy red, classic kitch/retro
-Super clean, like New
-Electric Stove and fridge with freezer produced between 1975-1977
-Selling them as a set, may consider an offer on the stove by itself but not the fridge alone.
-Asking $350 but make me an offer! First come first served

She also found this ad for Frigidaire appliances from 1972. This stove cost $289 in 1972. The refrigerator was $369. I think that’s way  more money, adjusted for inflation, than we pay for appliance today.

Come on, someone must neeeeeeeed these!

1960s-GE-poppy-stoveUpdate: Thanks to some keen eyes, reader Janet in CT spotted another rare red appliance — this 1960s red GE range, listed for sale on the Pensacola, Florida Craigslist.

From the listing:

Vintage 1960’s Range. Original paint (RED), push button setting,very clean in good condition.

Wow, what a beauty. Mega thanks to the Craiglist seller for allowing us to archive their photos of this retro-licious red stove. According to the seller, there are already several interested parties and they think the stove will be sold before the week is through.

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  1. Paula says:

    could be. They lived in a really small town and my guess is that the appliance dealer had it, she needed it and that was that. She did have red brick linoleum and she had yellow enameled cookware with a red pattern that was “just for show”

  2. Well, now I know what my 70’s split-level kitchen needs! These would even look gorgeous with the white laminate cabinets that were put in during the 90s. Free shipping to Portland, right? 🙂

  3. Janet in CT says:

    I think the stove itself, poppy color aside, is really interesting. I actually came across one on craigslist yesterday but it was just plain ole white. I think it is a deluxe top-of-the-line model, and it looks like it has a fluorescent light on the top under the poppy band. GE stopped putting fluorescent lights on their stoves at one point except for some really high end ones, and you would not believe how many people got angry at that change! I guess alot of people used it for a nightlight, not just cooking. Funny what we get used to and many of us just don’t like change!

  4. Toni says:

    Becky from Iowa, HA! Ditto and I’m only an hour away! You never see gas vintage. I think they wore out quicker. I tried electric for 5 LONG years, gave up, sold my bells and whistles electric smooth top for less than half what I paid for it and bought a scratch and dent Kenmore gas with the money. I can cook again!! I had one of those owls, too, until a couple of years ago.

  5. Mandy says:

    We had the glass grapes and a bowl full of more lifelike rubber grapes..and I now have a bountiful collection of the sisal macrame owls like the one shown here, which are up to about 8 or 9 now. Some are hanging..some are stored away safely. They get very brittle. I don’t want to lose them..ever. 🙁

  6. Chris colbern says:

    Can anyone tell me what the model number of the stove is? I have one almost exactly like it and I need to replace the heating element in oven. I looked all over for model number and all I found is a yellow sticker on back that reads PC.NO.1125638-12-69-Frigidaire 94154. I don’t know if this is the model number or not. Please help! My stove is poppy also and I just love it! (My parent owned it when I was young) it has a lot of sentimental value to me and I would love to be able to repair it. F anybody can confirm the model number and part number for the heating element I would be forever grateful!

  7. jh says:

    I have that exact glass-grape-cluster whatever on that stove! My Granny gave it to me years ago when I was in college. Now that I’ve just purchased a mid-century ranch, I will have to dig it out of storage.

  8. Silvercat says:

    I’m not sure. Probably electric. Ventura, California. The closest thrift store to me has a big vintage section that nearly always has droolworthy stuff.

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