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Vintage Retro Oven/Surface top and Vent fan top (harrison twp) MI
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Post# 744989   3/25/2014 at 07:08 (2,160 days old) by mopar65 (Almont MI)        

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Post# 745000 , Reply# 1   3/25/2014 at 08:12 (2,160 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        


Post# 745002 , Reply# 2   3/25/2014 at 08:18 (2,160 days old) by mopar65 (Almont MI)        

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Thats what I was thinking. But I have never seen one like that.

Post# 745004 , Reply# 3   3/25/2014 at 08:21 (2,160 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        

Looks like the Westy control panel, similar to the trim on their mid 50s ranges.

Post# 745005 , Reply# 4   3/25/2014 at 08:22 (2,160 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

They put cast iron discs over the surface units to impair them down to European performance back when Suropean solid disc elements were being hawked as the latest, greatest and smartest way to cook.

Post# 745099 , Reply# 5   3/25/2014 at 17:36 (2,160 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

That looks like (excepting the "eyes") the Westinghouse cooktop in my mom's friend Ruth's kitchen - installed in '60.

Don't know why anyone would replace Corox units with these.

Post# 745109 , Reply# 6   3/25/2014 at 17:52 (2,160 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The Corox units are still there, right under the cast iron crap.

Post# 745117 , Reply# 7   3/25/2014 at 18:06 (2,160 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
The Word Is: B-A-S-T-A-R-D

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You know what this is?

This is a vintage Westy cooktop that originally had Corox units.

However, during the brief - and totally misguided - vogue for jen-you-wine Yurrpeen cast-iron hob units, replacement burner elements were available in the hob format. You could "update" your range to look like a newer one.

This cooktop could - and hopefully will - get a "redate" to roll back the "update."

Post# 745131 , Reply# 8   3/25/2014 at 18:45 (2,160 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Corox units.. still there under.. cast iron crap

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Easily removed? Nearly like the waffle irons with the griddles on the obverse side...only not as conveeeeeeeeeeeeeenient.

Post# 745294 , Reply# 9   3/26/2014 at 09:46 (2,159 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Some of these just clipped onto the existing surface units. Even the replacement ones Sandy mentioned plugged into the existing receptacle, but with those you had to be more careful about matching up to your range's receptacle. Slobs thought they were eliminating cleaning drip bowls with these horrible units, but they were messy in their own way

Post# 745503 , Reply# 10   3/27/2014 at 09:58 (2,158 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Covered Elements

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You can see that these were just the covers, they never made complete plug-in elements that would plug-in to a WH CT this old, so they could be easily be removed, however the CT looks pretty tired and WH CTs like these had crappy infinite switches so it would need a lot of work if you actually wanted to use this CT.

Post# 745530 , Reply# 11   3/27/2014 at 12:41 (2,158 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
no coils

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my sister just bought a new black and chrome stove (forgot the brand name) but it has no coils because she says, " no more cleaning those coils". I wouldn't mind a glass cooktop, say..maybe in an island, but prefer a real stove, gas or electric.

I can't imagine using this with those covers, but since John L. mentioned it, I'd remove those cast iron caps and go from there. This unit looks like it belongs in a cabin or smallish bungalow. What to pair with it? It's pretty spartan looking(if you love that look).

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