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Retro Kitchen with Kelvinator Range PGH CL
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Post# 686542   6/30/2013 at 20:15 (3,950 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA )        

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If you can look past the décor, the Kelvy is pretty nice

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Post# 686543 , Reply# 1   6/30/2013 at 20:22 (3,950 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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"If you can look past the décor, the Kelvy is pretty nice"

The Kelvy is an integral part of that décor - you're looking at the late '60s/early '70s, pure and unadulterated.

That kitchen was some budding Carol Brady's dream come true.

Post# 686547 , Reply# 2   6/30/2013 at 20:56 (3,950 days old) by xraytech (Rural southwest Pennsylvania )        

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I personally like the décor of that kitchen

Post# 686617 , Reply# 3   7/1/2013 at 08:11 (3,950 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA )        

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I am in love with the great 70s mod fantasy that might obscure the mighty Kelvy...I am hypnotized by the floor and wall treatments...every 70's house in my neighborhood had this kitchen and a Chevy Impala in the garage

Post# 686622 , Reply# 4   7/1/2013 at 08:34 (3,950 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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I would love to step into that kitchen and call it mine.  If it has a KA or Kenmore Roto-Rack with an avocado front panel, so much the better.  To be able to have this decor I could even possibly learn to like the Kelvy range.

Post# 686666 , Reply# 5   7/1/2013 at 13:54 (3,950 days old) by Travis ()        

At least there's no carpet on the floor. That's too 1970's for me. I grew up in it. It was ghastly in my opinion.

My parents bought a 1967 house in 1982. The kitchen had dark cabinets and yellow counters and sink. The floor was yellow. All the appliances were avocado. I do appreciate the durability of those appliances, but all thrilled that color palate hasn't returned.

Give that kitchen a new floor and paint and it might be ok.

Post# 686668 , Reply# 6   7/1/2013 at 14:05 (3,950 days old) by mixfinder ()        
Cook Top vs Oven

My experience with modern Kelvinator ranges wasn't too positive. The large console blocked full use of the rear burners and the dreaded preheat setting, no broiler heat during baking wasn't a stellar performer. I have no objection to the kitchen or Avocado green. Kitchen carpet was a cheap quick way to cover a multitude of sins.

Post# 686694 , Reply# 7   7/1/2013 at 16:30 (3,950 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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OMG, I had totally forgotten about kitchen & bathroom(YUCK) carpeting.  My great-aunt Grace had kitchen carpeting as did friends of ours.  That was one disgusting idea that I hope never comes back around. 

Post# 686705 , Reply# 8   7/1/2013 at 18:05 (3,950 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA )        

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Bathroom and Kitchen carpeting was all the rage in the 70's...I am not a fan of it because it is hard to keep house I lived in growing up had kitchen carpet, a Roper 'Flair' style gas range...(that Mom hated!..) a 1963 Kitchen Aid Imperial Dishwasher (even at 9 I was enamored with the big blue wash arm!)and the 1962 Westinghouse fridge that made the move...wish I could find some pictures!!

Post# 686724 , Reply# 9   7/1/2013 at 20:13 (3,949 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
30 " Kelvinator Self-Cleaning Electric Range

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We lived with the 1972 Whirlpool branded version of this range for many years. It was a very good performer in almost all ways, but not as well built as a GE, HP or Frigidaire electric range. The SC Kelvinator ranges did have top heat in the ovens as well as having the pr-heat setting which really pr-heated an oven FAST, you just had to remember to switch the selector switch back to bake before putting the food in the oven. 

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