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Range, Philco 40"
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Post# 722120   12/20/2013 at 02:06 (3,778 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

Electric and clean

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Post# 722121 , Reply# 1   12/20/2013 at 02:08 (3,778 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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Could they have placed those burners any closer to the edge? 

Post# 722169 , Reply# 2   12/20/2013 at 10:09 (3,778 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Was another company that did some strange things, they built a good product, but that broil under glass feature as well as the jiffy griddle was silly...then in the 60s they had a bright idea..they hinged the cooktop so you could raise it to clean underneath, like most new ranges, this was good, but they removed the drip pans and scewed the elements in place , if you boiled something over it ran down under the cooktop into a bowl shaped depression under the unit...strange!..The Jiffy Griddle is something else that made no sense, If you have never seen it, it basically is a griddle that sets on the broiler element, when you want to use it, you open the oven door about a foot, and the whole mess pulls out, sticking out in front of the range, I have never figured out how on earth you could regulate it, as it is heated by the broiler element which was open coil.And then in the 50s they made a beautiful range,,,with 4 thermostatic surface units, now I know some like them, but 1 is aggravating enough..but 4 of them!!! oh no!!!

Post# 722390 , Reply# 3   12/21/2013 at 16:27 (3,777 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Yes, Hans, that broiler element bouncing heat off the open oven door made cooking on that griddle a warm chore. Plus, any spatters or spills from the griddle cooked onto the hot inner door surface.

Post# 722442 , Reply# 4   12/21/2013 at 19:40 (3,776 days old) by Supersuds (Knoxville, Tenn.)        

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Never saw any problems with the bowl shaped depressions under the cooktop in our 1968 was easy to lift the cooktop and clean them up. Just a different way of doing things. Nice range.

Post# 722465 , Reply# 5   12/21/2013 at 21:58 (3,776 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
But most of you know!

I LIKE strange different stuff, thats why I have a Norge stove, there aint much stranger critter! thing about the Philco units...they wont rattle like most others will.

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