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1958 kenmore stove
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Post# 929252   3/27/2017 at 18:05 (452 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Doesn't look like it has ever been used

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Post# 929254 , Reply# 1   3/27/2017 at 18:12 (452 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
How anyone

Could keep a range 59 years and never get a speck of grease on it is a mystery! Everything works but the clock and I'm going to see if I can get it to run, probably just stuck.

Post# 929255 , Reply# 2   3/27/2017 at 18:13 (452 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Hans very pretty!! What's unique about the infrarod microtube?

Post# 929256 , Reply# 3   3/27/2017 at 18:20 (452 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Nice indeed, Hans!  Congratulations on a great find!  


Who would have made the Kenmore ranges of this vintage??

Post# 929259 , Reply# 4   3/27/2017 at 18:49 (452 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Made these, The Infrarod Microtube was just Sears name for a Chromalox unit, the large unit is a Micro Rocket, 2700 watt.

Post# 929263 , Reply# 5   3/27/2017 at 19:16 (452 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Maybe it was in a vacation home someplace and they always ate out or a mother in law kitchen that was never used. Pretty stove. Let me know how it bakes.

Post# 929270 , Reply# 6   3/27/2017 at 19:49 (452 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
The couple

I bought it from said it was in a house they bought from a older couple, in a basement kitchen.I think it was used as a second stove, but not used very much.

Post# 929273 , Reply# 7   3/27/2017 at 20:01 (452 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Very pretty range, Hans. I love the medallions in the center of the elements. I'll bet they'll look just as pretty years from now, the way you keep house :-) Keep us posted on how you like it.

Post# 929275 , Reply# 8   3/27/2017 at 20:06 (452 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

A great housekeeper, BUT my stove and cookware are always clean and polished!!!LOL

Post# 929276 , Reply# 9   3/27/2017 at 20:15 (452 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
The surface units

Are MUCH faster than the Frigidaire I have been using, I bet the oven wont be as good as the FD but very few are as good, time will tell, but It sure is pretty in my kitchen.7 heats are nice too,

Post# 929388 , Reply# 10   3/28/2017 at 09:28 (451 days old) by kevin313 (Detroit, Michigan)        

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Hans - it's beautiful!! How amazing that it is so spotless and the burners look like showroom new!! The clock may just need a drop of oil and a little nudge - enjoy this one!!!

Post# 929389 , Reply# 11   3/28/2017 at 09:46 (451 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

She's a beauty. I hope you enjoy the experience.

Post# 929405 , Reply# 12   3/28/2017 at 11:38 (451 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Nice score!  Be sure to repost new pictures in a year so we can grade your housekeeping skills...


Happy cooking!



Post# 931092 , Reply# 13   4/7/2017 at 17:56 (441 days old) by Retromania (Anderson, SC )        

Love it!!!

Post# 931106 , Reply# 14   4/7/2017 at 19:43 (441 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
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Post# 950209 , Reply# 15   7/27/2017 at 00:53 (330 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Well..An update

After using the Kenmore for a few months, I thought I would report on its performance, As for the top units, great, could not work any better, the large unit is very fast and the seven heats make a wonderfully responsive cooktop, the oven, just as I figured, not as good as a Frigidaire, don't get me wrong, it bakes ok, but the main problem is the door, and this is a issue with most of these old Kenmores, up to about 375, all is fine, but turn it up over 400 and the door liner warps just enough to gap the door open about a quarter of an inch, the weird thing is, after 20 to 30 minutes it warps back and the door closes, but by this time the front of the cooktop is so hot you can burn yourself on it, the problem with it is there is no way to adjust it, for a cake it does ok, as John L has said, it does not brown as well as a range with top heat, but it isn't terrible, biscuits and other high heat items brown fine...if you prop a chair against the door to keep it closed, LOL, I STILL maintain, the old Norge baked better than anything I have used, Frigidaire would be second, I know Donald hates the color, but my Avocado early 70s Frigidaire is still all the way around, about as good as it gets, and I think I will go back to it, the KM is beautiful, but pretty is as pretty does a lot of times.

Post# 950248 , Reply# 16   7/27/2017 at 09:09 (330 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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Isn't the avocado Frigidaire from an elderly lady you knew growing up?  Bertha?

Post# 950250 , Reply# 17   7/27/2017 at 09:13 (330 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Donald just CRINGES over avocado anything, but since I'm the one who going to use what I like best..LOL That old Frigidaire holds lots of good memories, I ate a lot of good food off of it as a child, pancakes and sausage every morning of my birthday for many years.

Post# 950255 , Reply# 18   7/27/2017 at 09:39 (330 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Hi Hans, all outer panels are easy to change out on FD electric ranges, so we could easily change the cook-top and storage drawer front out to poppy red and then you could tell Donald that it is a Christmas range and add it to his holiday decorating.

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