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New Old Stock Westinghouse Cooktop
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Post# 680236   5/20/2013 at 16:31 (3,981 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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This is just wild! Someone bought this and never installed it. Pick up is in the Chicago area.

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Post# 680237 , Reply# 1   5/20/2013 at 16:32 (3,981 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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I love the controls. And they're all nice and shiny.

Post# 680708 , Reply# 2   5/23/2013 at 18:16 (3,978 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
This has been here before and still has not sold.

The lenses over the dials light up with colors for the different heats. Unfortunately, this is more of a curiosity than an everyday driver at more than 50 years old. We found mine for free behind an appliance store. Three hundred means they will have this treasure all to themselves for quite a while.

Post# 680744 , Reply# 3   5/24/2013 at 00:25 (3,977 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

Is the "super corox" the Westy equivalent of "Speed heat"? alr

Post# 680772 , Reply# 4   5/24/2013 at 06:06 (3,977 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Yes, and very fragile if started out on HIGH. Before installation, the 220 volt lead should be removed from the switch since neither the original control nor the exact element can be replaced. If the Super Corox goes, a regular surface unit and infinite switch will be needed. In that case, you need to make sure you buy an infinite switch with an extra terminal for the light. These were good elements for cooking, but not especially fast. I believe that the 6 inch units are 1250 and the 8 inch units are 2050 watts.

Post# 680774 , Reply# 5   5/24/2013 at 07:09 (3,977 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
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....That control panel?

Those ribs would have been such fun to keep free of grease! I don't think Lucy and Desi ever mentioned that part in the commercials, somehow....

Post# 680800 , Reply# 6   5/24/2013 at 10:25 (3,977 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
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That control panel just lifts off so it can be immersed in the sink and cleaned very easily.

Post# 680805 , Reply# 7   5/24/2013 at 10:53 (3,977 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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That's still way more of a pain than something that was just a wipe-clean surface, or located more away from grease spatters.

One of the downsides of vintage ranges and cooktops is the amount of detail that has to be kept free of grease and spatters. Some were really problematic, like the '57 TOL GE ranges. 1970s and '80s Kenmore stuff can also be bad about this, depending on the model.

Post# 680841 , Reply# 8   5/24/2013 at 16:43 (3,977 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

My mom's friend Ruth M. had (and may still have) this Westinghouse cooktop, in their 1960 house. They also had the wall oven; both were brushed chrome.

Post# 680869 , Reply# 9   5/24/2013 at 21:17 (3,976 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Those ribs are far more shallow than they look. As John said, the panel easily lifts off for washing as, of course, do the knobs. As far as the splatter zone, it wasn't that much closer than comparable builtin cooktops of the day. When we found mine, it had been used for a lot of years, but while there was grease all over, there was no burnt on grease so the heat did not seem to travel all that far from the surface units. The quality of construction between this cooktop and the standard GE cooktop we had was interesting. The GE had a porcelain under pan, although it was shallower than the one under the WH. In the WH, it was painted. Mine had rust down there so I had to sand, primer and paint the box with Rustoleum. Had I known about two part epoxy at the time, I probably would have used that, but since it is a museum piece, it will probably be durable enough and probably better painted than it was originally.

I still wonder why someone thinks that this is worth $300. It's not even pink or turquoise for the retro look.

Post# 680895 , Reply# 10   5/24/2013 at 22:04 (3,976 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I still say...

These are the One of the BEST cooktops around, there is a neighborhood in my hometown that was built between 59 and 66 and probably 75 % of these type cooktops are still in operation and many have never had a repair, lots of the ovens have been changed, mainly because the doors got out of adjustment and the models they used were small, but those old cooktops are great!HEAVY HEAVY HEAVY!! The best unit you ever saw to can on!

Post# 680953 , Reply# 11   5/25/2013 at 12:03 (3,976 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I would say that they are good cooking cooktops, but WH had fragile infinite switches, even the regular ones, not just the Super Corox controls. The units themselves are pretty sturdy and, because they are welded to the frame, are not as likely to warp as the Frigidaire Radiantubes. By 1964, the plug out units on the upper models had surface units with the highest wattages of any non-thermostatically-controlled surface units: 1600 6 inch units and 2600 on the 8 inch units.

Post# 952945 , Reply# 12   8/14/2017 at 22:01 (2,433 days old) by dingdong (pittsburgh)        

I know this is an old post but does anyone know if this range is still available?

Post# 952958 , Reply# 13   8/15/2017 at 00:29 (2,433 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I wish I had

Scraped up the money and bought it!Makes the junk sold today look like pure garbage!

Post# 954273 , Reply# 14   8/23/2017 at 18:22 (2,425 days old) by lunagal (Virginia)        
Westinghouse Cooktop

We recently moved into a 1960's house which has a very similar cooktop, although the controls are all metal. We have used it almost daily and it works great but my husband is the culinary artist in our family, so my guess is we will be replacing it with a gas appliance within the next few weeks! Shame as it goes with the retro vibe that appears here and there through the whole house....even the bathrooms have the original fixtures, including a dinky vintage kohler vanity in the master bath. It also has a old Kenmore dishwasher (but I don't know how to date that) and the previous owner got rid of the washer and dryer before we moved in but I remember that looked vintage too. Shame. 🙂

Post# 954291 , Reply# 15   8/23/2017 at 22:37 (2,424 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Vintage Westinghouse Cook-Top

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As great as these were the sad thing is possibly switching to a gas cook-top, modern electric CTs perform much better than gas in every respect, and if you want the greatest cooking experience there is nothing better than induction cooking.l

Post# 954296 , Reply# 16   8/24/2017 at 00:36 (2,424 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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The house that we lived in in 1962 had this exact same Westy cooktop. I loved how the lights changed colors with the switch change in temp. High was red, med high red orange, med orange, med low yellow, low green and simmer blue, if IRCC. My aunt had this same cooktop as well in her track home that they bought new in 1955, $11,000 for a 3 bed 2 bath home on a very large lot.

I remember how my aunt used to leave her Revere Ware Percolator on the simmer setting all day long so she could have hot coffee ready to go with her Camels.

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