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G.E. ELECTRIC STOVE-SUPER NICE COND.!!! - $150 (GREENVILLE,S.C.)
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Post# 746159   3/29/2014 at 22:04 (2,156 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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NONE CLEANER OR NICER! THIS IS A GENERAL ELECTRIC STOVE/OVEN. 4 TOP BURNERS, OVEN/BROILER, BOTTOM STORAGE DRAWER, & SIDE STORAGE AREA FOR HEATED FOOD. AS NICE AS YOU WILL PROBABLY SEE TO BE USED. MEASUREMENTS ARE 40" WIDE & 25" DEEP. PROBABLY THE NICEST, CLEANEST STOVE YOU WILL FIND TO BE USED. WORKS GREAT! $150.00*****CASH ONLY PLEASE. CALL

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Post# 746162 , Reply# 1   3/29/2014 at 22:11 (2,156 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

NOT a real GE.

Post# 746163 , Reply# 2   3/29/2014 at 22:18 (2,156 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
I'd Give $150....

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....To keep that WCI monstrosity out of my house.

Post# 746167 , Reply# 3   3/29/2014 at 22:26 (2,156 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
WCI dangerous to one's health?

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if I had known this would have induced high blood pressure...I would have moved on. oops.

Post# 746178 , Reply# 4   3/29/2014 at 23:04 (2,156 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
WCI..

Is the company that ruined Westinghouse, Kelvinator ,Gibson and Frigidaire,,,most of us have strong feelings about them, they took fine old quality products and cheapened them down to junk, I remember in late 1979 I went into W E Shaw furniture and learned that GM no longer owned Frigidaire, they had several GM Frigidaire stoves left alongside the new WCI ones, the difference even to me at 14 years old was startling!

Post# 746240 , Reply# 5   3/30/2014 at 08:54 (2,156 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
Freinds don't let friends buy cheap stoves!!!!

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A few chips off the real thing (must have been a FEW GE-nuine parts left over for the door handes, clock/timer and even the knobs--not to mention the GENERAL ELECTRIC logo!)...

Otherwise, a 40" Timeless, Classic Design and Modern Day Mediocrity do not mix!!!!


-- Dave


Post# 746251 , Reply# 6   3/30/2014 at 09:37 (2,156 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Once More, With Feeling:

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Here's Sandy's Handy-Dandy WCI Detector, just the thing for ferreting out pretenders to the GE name, no matter what the control panel looks like:

Post# 746277 , Reply# 7   3/30/2014 at 11:05 (2,156 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
Cooking Eye Guf!

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I abhor the burners separated by the vast amount of space! To the point where I wonder why Frigidaire & Westinghouse took up this practice, other than refecting the cheapening quality of their ranges...

Clustering them together on the left was what I thought was neat and unique about a 40" and made it what it was al about! And the wide surface space on the right is still usable & useful for setting the pots and pans of finished meals yet to be served or the prepared recipes yet to be cooked...

It's otherwise a 40" imitating a 30", but if some prefer that configuration, then be it...!


-- Dave


Post# 746296 , Reply# 8   3/30/2014 at 12:13 (2,156 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Dave:

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People who do a lot of canning, preserving and freezing tend to prize wide-set burners, because those processes can use some ginormous pots and kettles that need some space. The clustered configuration is great for cooking meals, because everything that's cooking can be seen at a glance.

Canning needs used to be important enough that GE made some wide-set models of its own for a long time. Some manufacturers went so far as to offer "canning elements," which were special burner elements that were raised higher than a normal element. This kept the portion of a large pot that overhung the burner from overheating the porcelain around the burner and crazing it. I still do not know if GE offered this accessory back in the day; wired-in elements can't just have a canning element snapped in or out.




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Post# 746316 , Reply# 9   3/30/2014 at 15:37 (2,155 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Now that you mention it, starting in 1958, I think, when Westinghouse redesigned the ranges so that the 40" models had one wide oven and one narrow one, all of their 40" ranges had a divided cooktop with the units close to either end and the work space in the middle.

Post# 746331 , Reply# 10   3/30/2014 at 17:15 (2,155 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
I Can't Speak....

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....To every manufacturer's offerings, but I think most manufacturers made a choice between the wide-set and clustered burner configurations on their 40-inch offerings. To my knowledge - which is by no means complete - GE was the only manufacturer offering models with both configurations, and they didn't keep doing it forever.

The wide-set burners would serve both farm wives with their canning, etc. needs, as well as suburban wives with their family-meal needs. The reverse wasn't as true - someone who canned or blanched a lot wasn't going to be happy with clustered burners.

40- and 50-quart pots were not unheard-of for canning use, with outside diameters of 16 or so inches. That's a lot of overhang, so the wide-set burners helped farm wives a lot.


Post# 746333 , Reply# 11   3/30/2014 at 17:19 (2,155 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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thanks for diagram, Sandy - that's an easy guide...


Phil :-)





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