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everhot roaster 745 series A
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Post# 946307   7/2/2017 at 03:16 (351 days old) by Ajc31980 (Windber PA)        

Hi everyone
I recently came across an Everhot roaster 745 series A and just couldn't pass it up! Lol. I'm thinking it may be from the 1950s? I haven't found very much online for it . Does any one know where I mite be able to find the user manual for this ?

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Post# 946340 , Reply# 1   7/2/2017 at 09:50 (351 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Never heard of the brand. The design is Art Deco. It sorta' looks like it was repainted at one point. Love the interior accessories! Very nice find!

Post# 946342 , Reply# 2   7/2/2017 at 10:00 (351 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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I found some info on Everhot. It's a Westinghouse page, but scroll down and you'll find info and images of Everhot.


Post# 946350 , Reply# 3   7/2/2017 at 11:48 (351 days old) by mikael3 (Atlanta)        

That Everhot name makes me think of the tea sets from Britain.  Is it the same company?  Surely not, but they were also a mid-century brand.

Post# 946360 , Reply# 4   7/2/2017 at 14:28 (351 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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Check out this PDF file of the instruction booklet.

Post# 946363 , Reply# 5   7/2/2017 at 14:55 (351 days old) by Ajc31980 (Windber PA)        

Thanks for the comments. And thanks for the link ultramatic ! Was definitely nice to see some kind of info on the company. It's a shame they didn't last.
I'm thinking the paint is the original paint. I think It's just yellowed with age and the fact that when I got first got it, it looked like it hadn't been cleaned in years !
I'm putting it through its first real test run today. I have a pot roast, potatoes, and carrots cooking. Seems to be working fine so far. Fingers crossed! Haha. Here's a few more pics just for fun :-).

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Post# 946365 , Reply# 6   7/2/2017 at 15:03 (351 days old) by Ajc31980 (Windber PA)        

Thanks for the link polkanut ! I always like seeing the recipes in the old appliance books. It will definitely serve as good reference

Post# 946385 , Reply# 7   7/2/2017 at 17:39 (350 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Polka, that booklet makes me want an EverHot!

Post# 946394 , Reply# 8   7/2/2017 at 17:52 (350 days old) by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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AJ, your roaster is really beautiful! Congratulations an a great find, especially with all the inserts too.

My Grandma had a roaster like this one. Every year during duck hunting season my Mom used to borrow Grandma's roaster to cook the pheasant and ducks that my Dad used to bring home after he went hunting. Mom always swore that this roaster was the only way to cook wild game birds. And all my Dad's friends loved those duck dinners that Mom would make for them.

Post# 946540 , Reply# 9   7/3/2017 at 13:24 (350 days old) by Ajc31980 (Windber PA)        

Hi Eddie.
I love hearing stories like the one about your family. Thanks for sharing.
I can definitely see why your mom liked that roaster so much. The dinner I made yesterday turned out perfect! One of things I like most about this roaster is the size. It's not much bigger than today's typical size crock pot . The full sized rosters are great for party's or if you have a family to cook for. But this one is perfect for single guy like me . It's also going be great for the summer months when it's just to hot to run the oven. I love my frigidaire flair... but it sure does heat the house up during the summer ! Haha

Post# 946582 , Reply# 10   7/3/2017 at 18:57 (349 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Interesting roaster; reminds me alot of a Nesco. I'd say it's from the late 30's.

Post# 950673 , Reply# 11   7/29/2017 at 17:55 (323 days old) by Ajc31980 (Windber PA)        

Hi circle thanks for the input
You're most likely right about it being from the 30s . I had to fix a burned wire inside and desovered the entire inside is insulted with asbestos. I did make the repairs and it's working fine again. I just hope didn't inhale enough dust to cause me issues later in life. Perhaps I should just get rid of it ?

Post# 950729 , Reply# 12   7/30/2017 at 01:39 (323 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I had to do something similar with my big 1945 GE roaster.  As long as you didn't disturb the asbestos, you should be OK. 


My mom had a mid '40s Nesco about the same size as your unit.  It worked fine, but made an odd crackling sound for about half a second as soon as the heating element was activated from a cold start.  It was just a little too primitive for me so I let it go.  I have a later Nesco of the same size that has a newer, safer heating system.


Can you share details on the burned wire?  Did it just need to be re-attached to a terminal?

Post# 950736 , Reply# 13   7/30/2017 at 04:40 (323 days old) by Ajc31980 (Windber PA)        

Hi rp2013
The wire that I fixed was actually one of the heating elements on the bottom section. The heating elements in this roaster are thin wires in between folded sheets of asbestos and had burned of on one of the bends. I just twisted the wire element back together with a pair of plyers and put it back between the sheet of asbestos. Sorry I don't have any pics I was more concerned with keeping my mouth and nose covered at the time haha. Picture me sitting there with damp towel tied around my face....

Post# 950753 , Reply# 14   7/30/2017 at 08:51 (323 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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Any problems stemming from asbestos exposure comes from years of prolonged exposure.  Even if you did inhale a small amount it's nothing that will kill you in later years.  No need to toss a perfectly good appliance because of something so minor.

Post# 950790 , Reply# 15   7/30/2017 at 13:21 (323 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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AJ, I made that same type of repair on my GE.  Twisting the wire back together isn't considered a permanent fix, though.


Check out the thread I've linked to.  It documents the process for a permanent repair.  If you plan on keeping your roaster and using it often, you'll want to fix it as shown in the thread (scroll down 50+ posts for that part of the discussion).




Post# 950849 , Reply# 16   7/30/2017 at 23:47 (322 days old) by Ajc31980 (Windber PA)        

That's very interesting. I may try give that a try. Not really sure if I want get inside this thing again tho.. haha.. I've done the wire twist fix on few things over the years.. thinking it wouldn't last. But my friends old sunbeam toaster(1960s) is still going 10 years later.. as well as and old ge clothes dryer. Never expected what I thought would be a short lived temporary fix to last that long !

Post# 950850 , Reply# 17   7/30/2017 at 23:49 (322 days old) by Ajc31980 (Windber PA)        

This is only something I've attempted on a small break in a heating element... I would never attempt it on large break as it would change the resistance of the element to much making it run hotter and draw more current which could cause all sorts of issues... I say this As a friendly caution to any one who may read this wanting to fix a burned out element.

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