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How Not to Ship a Radarange - Or Rise of the Touchmatic III
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Post# 951703   8/5/2017 at 16:15 by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Recently I picked up a pretty unique Radarange on eBay...shipping ended up being more than the estimator had calculated, but I paid it no problem (seller was relieved) and offered some shipping tips to guarantee this thing wouldn't get destroyed. When the machine arrived, they had ignored every suggestion and of course it was damaged beyond use. No bubblewrap, no peanuts, no corner or edge protection, just hard pieces of styrofoam taped randomly to the outside of the machine!

After settling matters with the seller, I spent the better part of this afternoon rebuilding, adjusting and fixing this beast and with a new cabinet, adjusted door, straightened and buffed panel and repair to the pow supply chassis, it looks like we're in business!

Behold, the 1983 1000W Radarange Touchmatic III, requiring a dedicated 20A circuit!


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Post# 951706 , Reply# 1   8/5/2017 at 16:46 by Supersuds (Knoxville, Tenn.)        

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Lovely. I had a Touchmatic II, which my sister was using until,a couple of years ago, but it was nothing as classy as this!

Glad you could salvage it.


Post# 951931 , Reply# 2   8/7/2017 at 07:49 by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Thanks John. This is the only Touchmatic 3 I've found in the wild and I imagine most didn't look closely enough to realize what it was.

I picked up a NEMA t-slot adapter on Saturday; my circuits are all 20A but my outlets are 'standard' 15A. This'll find a nice spot in the kitchen lineup. -C




Post# 951932 , Reply# 3   8/7/2017 at 07:57 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Wow, I've never seen one of those either.  20 amps, eh?  Bet you dim the neighbour's lights when you fire this one up.... LOL  

 

Great find, Cory!


Post# 951992 , Reply# 4   8/7/2017 at 16:18 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Very nice! I had no idea they made this either. What market would this have been for, doesn't look like a commercial oven?

Post# 952004 , Reply# 5   8/7/2017 at 18:22 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Looks fantastic, Cory!


Post# 952024 , Reply# 6   8/7/2017 at 20:26 by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Thanks guys!

Greg, I'm assuming this was offered as a special order, when you look at the marketing lit, the 1010 was top dog in the lineup (Touchmatic II) yet here exists the 1110. (Manufacture date of '83) Makes me wonder if someone at Amana realized they already had the parts for the commercial 1kw model, so why not fit it to the residential line.

In a strange coincidence, someone contacted me recently for a handle for their RR, and sure enough, they had this same model and the guy clearly knew it was a 1000w machine. He was the original owner so I asked for a little background on it but haven't heard back.

For kicks, here's a pic of the 910 and 1010 Panels to go along with the 1110 above.



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