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GE stove/microwave combo unit.
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Post# 730968   1/27/2014 at 13:35 (2,220 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        

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Post# 730974 , Reply# 1   1/27/2014 at 14:10 (2,220 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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We had a similar unit when I was younger, except ours had a Corningware top.


Post# 731008 , Reply# 2   1/27/2014 at 16:49 (2,220 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
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So that future Searcholator users will not find discussion of a mysterious range for which there is no photo, here's a pic:

Post# 731013 , Reply# 3   1/27/2014 at 17:27 (2,220 days old) by robinsondm ()        
This appears to be...

...yet another listing picturing a dirty self-cleaning oven? I'm starting to think user error, or obliviousness, must account for some of these.

Post# 731030 , Reply# 4   1/27/2014 at 18:21 (2,220 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
This One I Can Explain!

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The range is being sold by a charity shop, which almost certainly means it was donated.

If most people were about to donate a range, they wouldn't bother with cleaning - they're getting rid of it because they're done with it.

The charity shop isn't cleaning it because it would have to be hooked up to power for that, and how many places have a spare 220 outlet around? Plus, someone would have to know how to set the controls, and there may or may not be a manual with it. If there isn't, charity shop employees or volunteers might easily be clueless about how to set it.

For these reasons, I think this one is explainable.

Post# 731143 , Reply# 5   1/28/2014 at 00:31 (2,219 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

Not to take away from the stove mentioned...but I wonder what kind of stove it is sitting next to?

I remember seeing in another thread some type of stove that was also a combo heater unit and whatever is sitting next to this GE combo reminds me of that.

Post# 731155 , Reply# 6   1/28/2014 at 03:17 (2,219 days old) by robinsondm ()        

Good point, Sandy. Many (most?) people might not bother to clean an appliance before donating it to charity.

Post# 731190 , Reply# 7   1/28/2014 at 08:41 (2,219 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Donating Something To Charity

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I not quite willing to give the donating person a pass on donating something dirty.

For one thing donating is like selling an item as most people write it off their taxes and you would never donate a dirty dress or pair of pants, I would be embarrassed to donate a range [ or anything else ] that was dirty.

Post# 731194 , Reply# 8   1/28/2014 at 08:55 (2,219 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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If the S/C works: Throw the latch & turn a few knobs!

Not like anyone has to get down & dirty w/ a rag & an aerosol can of Easy Off!

-- Dave

Post# 731231 , Reply# 9   1/28/2014 at 11:30 (2,219 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

I thought that could have been rust inside the oven.

Post# 731297 , Reply# 10   1/28/2014 at 15:09 (2,219 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

A friend had that range in his place in a gated community in Vero Beach. It worked well, but the surface unit switches were labeled HI, 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2 and LO. If they were percentages, that should bave been stated.

Post# 731615 , Reply# 11   1/29/2014 at 18:26 (2,218 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
Cleaning donated items

I belong to a local historical society, and we have yard sales three times a year to raise money for operating expenses. Some of the things we receive are absolutely filthy - I always feel so grimy after helping ready for the sales. The worst item I ever saw was an old stained toilet seat (we tossed it).

Post# 732461 , Reply# 12   2/2/2014 at 10:51 (2,214 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
"old stained toilet seat" ...."tossed it"

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