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intage GE double oven - $200 (Fayetteville, NY)
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Post# 743137   3/18/2014 at 21:47 (2,167 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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I know, you gotta love avocado...and GE

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Post# 743139 , Reply# 1   3/18/2014 at 21:53 (2,167 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Both ovens are self-cleaning!!!!

Post# 743141 , Reply# 2   3/18/2014 at 22:04 (2,167 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
That Is Also:

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A JK-29 TOL GE double wall oven. Both ovens are P*7.

Price is reasonable, if you're a fan of Dead Leprechaun Green.

This one is a little later than the one in Hollister, CA which is so pricey at $1025. The Ye Olde Fayke Woode Graine inserts in the oven door handles are the clue; earlier units had brushed metal inserts.

Post# 743142 , Reply# 3   3/18/2014 at 22:05 (2,167 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
It would be easy..

To send those door panels and have new porcelain put on them, its not too expensive for something like that.

Post# 743144 , Reply# 4   3/18/2014 at 22:08 (2,167 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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A really good sheet-metal shop could even duplicate them in stainless. I've had a couple of projects where sheet-metal guys have absolutely amazed me with what they can do.

With sheet metal, I hasten to add....;)

Post# 743145 , Reply# 5   3/18/2014 at 22:08 (2,167 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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replace the fayke ye olde whatelsedowehaveinproductiontouse handles - possibly?

Post# 743146 , Reply# 6   3/18/2014 at 22:09 (2,167 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
If you needed!

A wall oven, that sure would be nice!

Post# 743148 , Reply# 7   3/18/2014 at 22:15 (2,167 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
The JK-29....

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....Was the top choice in its day. Before anyone else had all these features, it had:

- Two self-cleaning ovens.
- Both ovens had windowed doors.
- The most rock-solid temperature control out there.
- Reliability and a near-absolute lack of temperament.
- A service network second to none.

For a long time, they were in almost every kitchen of the wealthy I was familiar with. Thermadors had their fans, but they weren't as reliable as the GEs.

Post# 743205 , Reply# 8   3/19/2014 at 08:11 (2,166 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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There was a famiy that had a wall oven like this--GE and DOUBLE and I believe both ovens might have been self-cleaning & the handles, I think, were these "woodies"; there was a matching GE pushbutton cooktop, hood & built-in dishwasher, too... Surely that stuff is probably long-gone; this was a friend of my dad's we'd visited...

Another family had this double GE wall-oven in Coppertone, w/ most-likely the similar features, as well as the pushbutton cooktop & hood, too, but a Roper built-in dishwasher... A disappointment to see none of this on a visit made a few years ago before they sold that house...

-- Dave

Post# 743232 , Reply# 9   3/19/2014 at 10:38 (2,166 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
less than an hour from us...

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I've had my eye on it, it's been for sale for some time. If it were a Pastel, Harvest, or Coppertone it'd be in my garage already. My folks had this in their NC house and it was a sweet unit, but in the same Buzzard Puke Green... hate it!

Post# 743236 , Reply# 10   3/19/2014 at 10:47 (2,166 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Roger (firedome):

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As Hans noted, one relatively easy solution would be to disassemble the doors and send their front panels to Custom Ceramic Coatings for reporcelainizing in White.

You should be aware that door disassembly on a GE of this vintage is a little tricky, due to two factors:

1) The sliding shields in the oven windows have a mechanism built into the inside of the door. It's not a complex mechanism, but its parts all have to be in correct positioning and alignment for the shields to work after reassembly. Photos as you disassemble will save you a lot of grief when you reassemble. You would have to do a total disassembly of each door to free up the outer panels, including removal of the window assembly from each of them.

2) The oven doors are removable if you take out a screw retaining them on the hinge arms. When you lift the doors off the arms, two little weird-ass clips will fall out. Get in touch with me for instructions on how to reinstall the clips - they make absolutely zero sense unless you know how they go back in. They are essential for correct fit and alignment of the oven doors.

This is daunting, but it is doable.

Here's a link to Custom Ceramic Coatings:

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Post# 743240 , Reply# 11   3/19/2014 at 10:59 (2,166 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
P.S., Roger:

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If you go after this unit, ask about the accessories.

The ones that were included with it new were:

1) Broiler pan and rack
2) Rotisserie frame (fits into holes in the edge of the broiler pan) and spit.
3) Probe for meat thermometer.

The Use and Care Guide would be a really sweet find, as well.

A lot of times, stuff like this is rattling around the kitchen or basement of the seller's house, and sellers often don't realize what it is or that it goes with the range or oven. A lot of today's sellers are selling stuff they did not buy new - they're getting rid of stuff that came with their house or they're cleaning out Grandma's estate. Always worth asking, and it helps to take photos of the accessories along so that you can show the seller what you're asking about.

If you need photos of the accessories, I have some.

Post# 743259 , Reply# 12   3/19/2014 at 12:39 (2,166 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
thanks Sandy...

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good GE door disassembly info there, am aware of CCC, their phone # is right here on my desk as they re-did my Chambers daisy burners once, and quoted me $300 to do a 40" stovetop for my '58 GE a few years ago. Imagine about half that for an oven door, so better perhaps to wait for the right color to come along. They are one nice wall oven, I must say, and we had the push button cooktop and matching 17' fridge as well, all in that aforementioned and lamentable Buzzard Puke hue.

Post# 743269 , Reply# 13   3/19/2014 at 13:20 (2,166 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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Well, I wouldn't know what to tell you here. A nice JK-29 in White could turn up tomorrow, or might not for a long time, if ever. Good vintage electric ranges and ovens are already long-term survivors, and the "updating" craze, scrap-metal prices and the stupidity of the young are cutting into their numbers pretty heavily.

Myself, I'd love to find a GE J-757 30-inch range. They were scarce to begin with, and getting scarcer. A long search has turned up nothing feasible, so I have settled for a J-370, the next model down. It's a lovely range, and I have most of the benefits of a J-757.

If what I want turns up, great. If not, I'm doing fine. I'm fully in sympathy with you about Avocado, mind you. Your description of it as "buzzard-puke green" may be a little unfair to buzzards, though! :-)

Here's my dream range - in Avocado, and much too far away:

Post# 743320 , Reply# 14   3/19/2014 at 17:22 (2,166 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

In the 1972 catalog posted the other day, I noticed that the surface units on this range were much closer together than on the next most deluxe model. I guess it was because it was built on the Americana platform.

Post# 743345 , Reply# 15   3/19/2014 at 18:48 (2,166 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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Yes, that's right. The J757 was essentially an Americana with the upper story sawed off.

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