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Very nice set of GE kitchen appliances
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Post# 720416   12/10/2013 at 17:18 (3,780 days old) by xpanam (Palm Springs California )        

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Post# 720427 , Reply# 1   12/10/2013 at 18:40 (3,780 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
And this shows!

How you are SUPPOSED to take care of things! I dont like gold , but these sure are nice!

Post# 720667 , Reply# 2   12/11/2013 at 18:04 (3,779 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

Those appliances all look to be in pristine condition. Question on the cooktop- center unit- what is the intended use? grill, griddle, rotisserie? or perhaps all three?

Post# 720694 , Reply# 3   12/11/2013 at 21:55 (3,779 days old) by appnut (TX)        
celery green multi-orbit wash arm

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I have NEVER ever seen a celery green multi-orbit wash arm. That is a very early GSD1200 dishwasher. Has the Potscrubber III insignia. WOW!!! In the ERA when Debbie Reynolds had magazine ads of her touting this dishwasher.

Post# 720735 , Reply# 4   12/12/2013 at 04:28 (3,778 days old) by NYCWriter ()        

Damn! Wish I could get those for myself!

Post# 720738 , Reply# 5   12/12/2013 at 04:48 (3,778 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
I normally don't like Harvest Gold either.

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But there is something about that entire kitchen that I am drawn to. I don't know what it is. That entire kitchen looks as thought it's never been used. Maybe it was a winter home or something for someone and got little to no use.

Post# 720740 , Reply# 6   12/12/2013 at 05:13 (3,778 days old) by NYCWriter ()        
You know what it is about that kitchen?

It was a quintessentially "high end" kitchen back in the '70s.

The white cabinets with the gold trim were definitely not "mainstream" style back then, and they really make the harvest gold appliances "pop". Ditto the yellow countertop.

By today's standards, the look might be considered cheezy. But at least it's a highbrow retro kind of cheezy, if that makes any sense.

Post# 720758 , Reply# 7   12/12/2013 at 06:58 (3,778 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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for the archives

Post# 720759 , Reply# 8   12/12/2013 at 06:59 (3,778 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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opened up

Post# 720762 , Reply# 9   12/12/2013 at 07:05 (3,778 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
Thats a very nice kitchen even for nigh on 40 yrs old

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As someone else says it looks hardly used and begs the question why would you change it?


Ok so its 70's but its not shout in your face lime green or that horrendous brown we were subjected to back then!


Heres hoping somebody has the sense to buy the lot as it is and refit it in a new home.



Post# 720769 , Reply# 10   12/12/2013 at 07:42 (3,778 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Sun City and Sun City West are full of these kitchens (and laundries).  I did some poking around one night on real estate sites for the area and found lots of kitchens that looked just like this.  Some smaller, some larger like this gold & white.  These are winter homes and often, these rooms look unused or low-use.  With the offering of dining options in communities like this, some probably rarely or never cooked at home.  In homes for sale, I saw a few Frigidaire kitchens from the 60's and 70's that looked just like this, mint!  Also, doing some poking around the "Webb" I found some old pictures of early models that showed a 24" Whirlpool washer in the kitchen of their early homes around 1960.  


The link below is to the Sun City museum, searching for kitchen photos.  Frigidaire all the way!


Post# 720877 , Reply# 11   12/12/2013 at 18:45 (3,778 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

I wonder if these cabinets are painted wood, or laminate?

I have a couple that are similar, and they are a white woodgrain laminate, with routed accent grooves that were originally painted Avocado. They were from a house built in the mid 70's that belonged to one of my mom's friends. One summer day it was struck by lightening and caught fire. Nearly the entire inside of the house had to be renovated, and she told me I could have the cabinets if I would come take them out. I took 3 base cabinets and scrubbed them with Bar Keeper's Friend. Looked like new when I was finished, and was able to get the smoke odor out by spraying them down with Lysol and airing out in the yard for several days. Didn't get any of the top cabinets, as they were so sooty they looked like they had been painted black.

Post# 721013 , Reply# 12   12/13/2013 at 09:38 (3,777 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I can imagine how many '70's GE appliance owners made the move to Wheat, right straight from their Avocado & even Harvest Gold ot get this!

No wonder so many of these old GE app's Still WORK!!!!

-- Dave

Post# 721107 , Reply# 13   12/14/2013 at 01:34 (3,776 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

That P-7 oven alone is worth more than the $75.00 they are asking.

Here in Houston there is a company that can re enamel your appliances. I don't know how they do it. The company pops up at local builders shows, home remodeling shows etc. They can redo any appliance in any color you want. The high luster is there and they usually have a few examples of their work in their booth. I was impressed.

Post# 721120 , Reply# 14   12/14/2013 at 08:33 (3,776 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

While that cooktop was labeled GE, it was made by Modern Maid. I saw one in a new home in the 70s in NW DC. I was invited to go with a friend on a tour of Hillwood, the Margarie Post estate and after the tour, as we were going back down Linnean Ave., this new house was open for inspection. It was meant to be grand, but there were certain features lacking like the butler's pantry did not have its own dishwasher.

You will note that the cooktop only has one 8" element. When I asked John if it was made by Thermador, he said that the Thermador cooktop like that had two 8" elements while the Modern Maid only had one. With a powerful exhaust hood, the grill could be used with the grate to grill meats or it could be used with the griddle for that type of cooking, but it was not thermostatically controlled. As far as I know, there was no rotisserie for it.

Universal made a cooktop that was very much like the Thermadore in this configuration with two 8" elements.

Post# 721246 , Reply# 15   12/14/2013 at 20:53 (3,776 days old) by philcobendixduo (San Jose)        
My bathroom cabinets….

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…..look very similar to that except they have gold and white knobs for drawers and cupboards.
My house was built in 1967 so about the same era.

Post# 721270 , Reply# 16   12/15/2013 at 06:50 (3,775 days old) by carmine (Detroit)        
Sun City

As has already been mentioned, Sun City AZ is virtual museum of well-kept late 60s homes and furnishings, although fewer and fewer as time (and ugly remodels) march on. I lived in AZ as a Chrysler proving ground driver/mechanic from 99-03. I usually go to the area during the winter at least once a year. In fact, last year I bought a condo as an investment, just to have my money in something that would appreciate at the same rate as surrounding real estate. I plan to be a snowbird at as young an age as possible! Love Michigan, hate winter!

When I was looking at condos, I intentionally shopped for units requiring re-hab. Saw quite a few pink wall ovens and harvest gold dishwashers. The one I bought had already had some re-habbing, so anything unique was already gone. I filled the empty spaces with modern-disposable craigslist junk. But someday...

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