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GE Stove - Avocado
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Post# 716545   11/20/2013 at 15:23 (3,748 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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I guess this is a dreaded color, but it look like it's in decent shape.

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Post# 716546 , Reply# 1   11/20/2013 at 15:25 (3,748 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
1950s GE Turquoise Stove and Oven

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Post# 716607 , Reply# 2   11/20/2013 at 19:09 (3,748 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

That's a nice 40" GE; reminds me somewhat of the one my cousin Mary had. Hers was a little fancier, white, double ovens, clock, and surface units together. However, the control panel was this style. It was purchased as a gift from her older daughter in '63 or '64.

Post# 716610 , Reply# 3   11/20/2013 at 19:23 (3,748 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        

The Avocado is very similar to the apartment I rented in 1989, built in 1969. It was the 30" P-7 version of this, without the light and just a chrome strip there.

This is actually a rather cheap stove. It doesn't have a clock, it doesn't have self cleaning, no griddle. Yes it has the light, a single outlet, and a window, but...

What is up with the far right stove switch? Instead of a strip of white buttons we see what appears to be the melted, blackened remains, all burned together. The ad says "Everything works except front right eye"


$125 for a stove that HOPEFULLY won't short out any more,
or hurt your back while moving it.

Post# 716652 , Reply# 4   11/20/2013 at 21:42 (3,747 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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You're right - so barebones, I thought the same. That outlet switch is really a zinger. How would you use it and the far right burner and what would you think of plugging into that socket? A Wok? LOL!

Post# 716793 , Reply# 5   11/21/2013 at 12:08 (3,747 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

I think the switch above the receptacle controls the backsplash light.

"Eye" - this is a common term in the South for the surface unit or burner. Most of my relatives in Mississippi and Alabama use that word when referring to a stovetop.

Didn't notice the blackened pushbuttons on the right. On this small monitor I can't tell if they are burned or just covered with black tape.

I remember seeing this model on display at the GE dealer a few blocks from our house. They sold well around here because of the divided top, which accomodated large pots for canning better than the grouped ones.

Post# 716858 , Reply# 6   11/21/2013 at 15:40 (3,747 days old) by DaveAMKrayoguy (Oak Park, MI)        
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GE could easily afford to make a wide variety of models even in the typical less-in-demand 40-inch models, compared to other makes, offering fewer, more standard selections...!

-- Dave

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