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Post# 991228   4/18/2018 at 09:46 by newvista58 (Northern NJ)        

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Hello Everyone,


In my last job I was friendly with some of 

my customers.  One lady who was a Widow finally

bought a new car in 2002, and wanted me to see 

it.  I stopped by her house.  I nearly fell 

over when I realized the house was still all 

original, as Zamore had designed and built.

She still had her complete yellow GE Wonder

Kitchen, and she loved it. So did I.  I told

her one day I would save it.  


Sadly, she passed earlier this year and the

house went up for sale.  It was a lot of 

work, and stress, but I was able to retrieve

it.  I got all the cabinets, stove top, and

the textolite countertops.  Hopefully soon, I 

will be installing it in my kitchen, which I

have left alone since moving in, until what

I wanted came along. 


My plan is to combine these cabinets with

my set of Turquoise appliances, I retrieved

from another house in 2012.  It will be a while

before mine is done, but I will post pics 

when it is. I'm really Happy I finally got 



Attached are pics of it in the Original house. 


Thanks for looking.

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Post# 991229 , Reply# 1   4/18/2018 at 10:04 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Congratulations. They are beautiful and look to be in wonderful condition.

Post# 991230 , Reply# 2   4/18/2018 at 10:05 by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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Wow - congratulations!  It's beautiful and looks to be in wonderful condition. 

Post# 991233 , Reply# 3   4/18/2018 at 10:38 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I'm happy your dream came true.

Post# 991235 , Reply# 4   4/18/2018 at 11:18 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Congratulations Louis!!   Those cabinets look to be in great shape - bonus that the original dishwasher and cooktop are still around.  


I can't wait to see what your 'new' kitchen will look like!!  

Post# 991236 , Reply# 5   4/18/2018 at 11:24 by jetaction (Minneapolis)        
I love this kitchen!

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Except the clock, LOL. Congratulations, what a beauty!

Post# 991237 , Reply# 6   4/18/2018 at 11:31 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

EXACTLY what you needed, that is perfect!

Post# 991238 , Reply# 7   4/18/2018 at 11:35 by Michaelman2 (Atlanta, GA)        
Made me smile

This is just cool in every aspect!

Post# 991239 , Reply# 8   4/18/2018 at 11:53 by Chachp (Conway, AR)        
What a beautiful kitchen...

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Congrats!!  One more question, did you get the dishwasher?

Post# 991240 , Reply# 9   4/18/2018 at 12:09 by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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Congratulations! These are beautiful and in great shape!

Post# 991246 , Reply# 10   4/18/2018 at 12:39 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Wow Louis! Congratulations! Those cabinets look fantastic!

Post# 991248 , Reply# 11   4/18/2018 at 13:53 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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You didn't mention the dishwasher... hope you were able to save it, too!!


Post# 991264 , Reply# 12   4/18/2018 at 15:56 by newvista58 (Northern NJ)        

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I really appreciate them all, and I LOVE this



Re:  D.W.


I really wanted to save the D.W. for my summer

kitchen, whenever I get to that one, however it

was in really bad shape.  It had not been used

in a Long time.  It had standing water in it. 

The pink epoxy was all peeled up around  the

Impeller/ Calrod area.  It has evidence of 

overflowing as there were white calcification

lines going down the back of the exterior of 

the tub.  The rear interlock switch was rusted.

There were severe rust blisters around the top

of the tub below the gasket in some spots, and

holes right through it in others.  The perimeter

below the gasket was collapsing.  The sealing

plate was siezed in the up position.  The cabinet

was a Rusted mess, as well.  The tub was difficult

to roll out and back in, and the wires and pipes

had been hacked apart.


I did save the gasket, which is still good, 

the racks, and utensil basket.  My friend took

them for his Mobile Maid.  I also took the

Yellow front panel and am keeping that for myself.


I feel bad about it, but I just couldn't save

it.  I do have a 63 Turquoise Hotpoint D.W.

that will be going in the main kitchen, so I

am not completely without.  


Sorry guys.  It was in Bad shape. And believe

me, my place is overloaded because I hold on

to, and try to save everything.  One day I will

be purging a lot of extra stuff. 


Best Washes to All,



Post# 991271 , Reply# 13   4/18/2018 at 16:18 by Chachp (Conway, AR)        
Too bad.....

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Too bad about the dishwasher but it sounds like you really investigated it before letting it go.  Still, all in all, a great find.  Congrats!!!

Post# 991273 , Reply# 14   4/18/2018 at 16:20 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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If you saved the tub lid, I have a good tub and frame....  Just add a yellow front panel and voilà!   Just sayin'...

Post# 991862 , Reply# 15   4/23/2018 at 09:58 by newvista58 (Northern NJ)        
Thanks for the Thought Paul....

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It would have been to have it, but It was

an added bonus, as I have a Turquoise 

D.W. for the kitchen.  I would have used

the other one in the basement kitchen.


However, since it was not salvageable, I

will return to my original plan for the

basement, to get an electric sink.  That's

been on my list for quite a while. 


Thanks again to all for the nice comments. 


Best washes,



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