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Avocado GE Pushbutton Range
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Post# 731320   1/28/2014 at 17:58 (2,429 days old) by aladude ()        

A little dirty

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Post# 731325 , Reply# 1   1/28/2014 at 18:10 (2,429 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Doesn't Look Like....

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....Anything a new set of burner bowls and trim rings wouldn't fix, along with a good cleaning.

It is, however, awfully basic - and you need to be an Avocado fan.

Post# 731343 , Reply# 2   1/28/2014 at 19:27 (2,429 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        
That stove does get around

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The limited edition with teleportation? :-)

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Post# 731377 , Reply# 3   1/28/2014 at 21:35 (2,428 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I don't recall a GE range of this vintage with the single 8" element being on the front left. I always remember it being the front right. I blew up the pic and the logo on the back of the stove is correct, not inverted. Hmm

Post# 731616 , Reply# 4   1/29/2014 at 18:32 (2,428 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Looks like the one my friend Jake has in his apartment - except his is Petal Pink.

Post# 731641 , Reply# 5   1/29/2014 at 20:04 (2,428 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        
perhaps perhaps a cheap builders model..

I had friends who had this exact stove in an ancient mobile home they rented as newlyweds. It was a perfectly adequate range, it worked just as smoothly as GE's more expensive offerings, but I have to say, it's a pretty bare bones looking range, and the green doesn't exactly add to it's looks. I wonder why so many cheap BOL ranges were green...

Post# 731645 , Reply# 6   1/29/2014 at 20:17 (2,428 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

I think that was the stove that went into very large planned apartment complexes.  Back in the day it would be right on the sign "Total Electric GE Kitchen".  In the mid 1970's  you got Avocado or Harvest Gold and coordinating "Shag" carpet.



Post# 731648 , Reply# 7   1/29/2014 at 20:27 (2,428 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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"I wonder why so many cheap BOL ranges were green..."

Because there are times when color is the only glamour you can reasonably offer.

Mobile home manufacturers can't afford to offer high-end ranges; their customer is so price-driven that every penny counts. Apartment complexes can't afford to offer them either; most apartment appliances get the Hell beaten out of them.

However, you can offer the latest color, which helps these customers feel they're getting something halfway glamorous, which promotes sales and apartment rentals.

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