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Red GE Stove- Pensacola, FL
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Post# 746257   3/30/2014 at 10:01 (2,193 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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Nice looking GE stove in the sunshine state.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO bluejay's LINK on Pensacola Craigslist

Post# 746258 , Reply# 1   3/30/2014 at 10:04 (2,193 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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The coils look like they'll need to be replaced.  How does someone do that to these?!

Post# 746291 , Reply# 2   3/30/2014 at 11:44 (2,193 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        


Post# 746295 , Reply# 3   3/30/2014 at 12:03 (2,193 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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May want this - it's a very rare range.

The burners were probably heated red-hot and left on after a pot was removed. Fortunately, they're still readily available and this model GE range does not have Sensi-Temp, simplifying burner replacement.

However, I can see some issues that the seller's "very good condition" description just glosses over. Chief among them are some chips in the side panels, and unless I'm mistaken, a crack in the control panel glass.

Burner trim rings appear to be original, meaning they're almost certainly due for replacement due to rust. I cannot tell much about the burner bowls, since they're covered with foil. If those are original aluminum ones, that's a plus.

Post# 746306 , Reply# 4   3/30/2014 at 14:13 (2,193 days old) by appnut (TX)        
Red GE Color

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I had no clue GE ever offered this type of color. When was this offered and what was its official color name? This was a big surprise. Was the color offered for the whole product line?

Post# 746307 , Reply# 5   3/30/2014 at 14:36 (2,193 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

This was a promotional range available in this color with the chrome-lined inner oven door. It actually does have a SensiTemp. The keyboard buttons contain one set for the oven at the far right, Bake, Time Bake & Broil with the oven thermostat on the right. On the left is the button set for the SensiTemp, 4", 6" 8" and Griddle with the thermostat for it on the far left. I did a lot of cooking on a range like this. Neighbors bought everything at once for their kitchen at a local GE dealer and got the range at a good price because of the color.

The link is to basically the same range in white on eBay.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO Tomturbomatic's LINK on eBay

Post# 746308 , Reply# 6   3/30/2014 at 14:44 (2,193 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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Is that "meatball" red?  Looks to be the same shade as the logo.

Post# 746311 , Reply# 7   3/30/2014 at 14:53 (2,192 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Re Burner trim rings

These are attached to the units I think , this color. came out in 61 I believe.

Post# 746314 , Reply# 8   3/30/2014 at 15:08 (2,192 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The color is richer than it shows up in the photo.

Post# 746320 , Reply# 9   3/30/2014 at 16:16 (2,192 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I am quite sure that this range had the Tilt-Lock surface units because the SensiTemp was constructed that way so the rings are separate.

Post# 746326 , Reply# 10   3/30/2014 at 17:11 (2,192 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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I have corresponded with the seller since Friday about this and have tenative plans to travel south tomorrow and purchase it.

I did note the "clean" description with doubt, I see a lot of elbow grease and detailing ahead.

I believe after studing and emailing that the sensi-temp unit has been replaced; and that's fine with me. The left rear burner does need replacing, I hope I don't find much more than that when I see it in person.


Post# 746336 , Reply# 11   3/30/2014 at 17:21 (2,192 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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"It actually does have a SensiTemp."

I'll take your word for it, because I'm not seeing any indications of that in the burners themselves, and the resolution isn't high enough to see the indicia on the control panel.

As Lawrence says, if it ever had Sensi-Temp, the burner seems to have been replaced.

Post# 746338 , Reply# 12   3/30/2014 at 17:26 (2,192 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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This model was equipped with Sensi-Temp when manufactured. The controls for the left-front read "Grille, 8 Inch, 6 Inch, 4 Inch, Off" and the dial to the left of the clock/timer is the thermostat for the unit. However, the seller told me that that burner says "Calrod" in the center - not a sensor. Leads me to believe the unit was replaced along with the pushbutton assembly and now simply functions the same as the right rear burner. Conjecture on my part based on the photos and what the seller told me.


Post# 746339 , Reply# 13   3/30/2014 at 17:34 (2,192 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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Looking at the white range on eBay, the res is high enough to see "Sensi Temp" on the control panel indicia and on the far-left bank of pushbuttons.

Learn something new every day....

BTW, the eBay range is schweet. Super clean, original aluminum burner bowls, and the Sensi-Temp sensor is present on the left-front burner. Someone's gonna be happy.

Post# 746343 , Reply# 14   3/30/2014 at 17:42 (2,192 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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This model (J-304) was also equipped with the tilt-lock burners - a helluva lot easier when it comes time to clean up than the standard burners!


Post# 746345 , Reply# 15   3/30/2014 at 17:48 (2,192 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
I Used Tilt-Lock.....

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....Only today, when I got the Sensi-Temp burner's burner bowl dirty while scrambling eggs.

Tilt-Lock makes cleanup so easy I have to wonder why plug-in burners became the standard. Plug-in burners doomed Sensi-Temp, if I'm not mistaken.

Post# 746381 , Reply# 16   3/30/2014 at 20:24 (2,192 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Close-Up of Control Panel:

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This is another range like the red one, but in White. You can see the Sensi-Temp controls and sensor.

Post# 746385 , Reply# 17   3/30/2014 at 20:29 (2,192 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        

Good luck on your travels and purchase tomorrow! That is a really neat and rare color on a very nice stove!

Post# 746386 , Reply# 18   3/30/2014 at 20:29 (2,192 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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rare find - good luck with the acquisition. I am so surprised at the color, too.

Post# 746404 , Reply# 19   3/30/2014 at 21:16 (2,192 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
Wouldn't it be loverly

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Does anyone know what that particular color was called?


Can you imagine??

Post# 746405 , Reply# 20   3/30/2014 at 21:18 (2,192 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
My Stars!

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John oldskool would fight wild tigers for a pair like that!

Post# 746409 , Reply# 21   3/30/2014 at 21:29 (2,192 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
persimmon sunset?

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Post# 746415 , Reply# 22   3/30/2014 at 21:50 (2,192 days old) by oldskool (Kansas City, MO)        
Can't see the picture

For some reason, I don't know why, the picture of whatever that I'm to fight wild tigers for - is not visible on my screen.  I see a red x in the upper left corner.  Somebody please send me the picture or tell me what to do.  If I'm to fight wild tigers, I need real motivation.


Much fun!


John (oldskool)

Post# 746467 , Reply# 23   3/31/2014 at 02:01 (2,192 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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John, do you mean the pictures at the top of the thread or in reply #14?  If it's the former, are you having the same trouble when you click on the link to the Craigslist ad?

Post# 746479 , Reply# 24   3/31/2014 at 05:50 (2,192 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
John (oldskool)

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I've emailed you a copy of the photo - you'll see what I mean!

Post# 746480 , Reply# 25   3/31/2014 at 05:54 (2,192 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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It occurs to me that this model is an early appearance of the "upswept top" that became standard on GE ranges. For a long time, GE constructed the control panels of most models in a separate housing attached to the cooktop, with the result that there was a seam where the control panel housing met the cooktop - just where it would catch the maximum amount of grease and schmutz. This situation lasted through '71, with GE finally making a move toward a one-piece cooktop/housing assembly on most models in '72. My J 370, built in that year, has the one-piece "upswept" design.

Post# 746494 , Reply# 26   3/31/2014 at 06:58 (2,192 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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That top (upswept) was introduced by GE in 1957.


Post# 746501 , Reply# 27   3/31/2014 at 07:27 (2,192 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Upswept feature

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..favor that's a few more pics for the archives

Post# 746505 , Reply# 28   3/31/2014 at 07:38 (2,192 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
My heart bleeds GE RED!

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I love this color!  Well, in pictures anyway, I've not seen it in person.  There was another GE red range in Shawnee, KS a while back on ebay, here's the AW thread.  It sold for $20.50, the auction and pics can still be seen on ebay.  I had that KS range on my watchlist and it was all I could do at the time to not bid on it.  What a looker!


Good for you, Lawrence, I'm glad you're going after it.  The rarer the color, the more exciting it is and then red, from GE!


In my superserchalator search, I also came upon a GE mixer in the same color.  See that thread here.



Post# 746515 , Reply# 29   3/31/2014 at 08:10 (2,192 days old) by oldskool (Kansas City, MO)        
Speechless, just speechless!

Thanks Phil & Sandy for sending the pictures as email attachments.  Something is screwy with my computer?  Not sure why, but some photos won't load in.  I could see the red stove, but not the washer/dryer.  And yes, Tigers would be no problem for red appliances.


Now to the real jaw dropper - Greg, that red GE stove, where was I at when you posted that.  It was literally in my backyard so to speak - and for $20!  My life gets so busy that I don't log on sometimes for days.  There's so much to see and read daily on AW, that if you miss a couple of days, you can really miss out!  Wow, I could kick myself for missing that.  If anyone sees another red appliance, near me, that you're not going to purchase, please email me, in case I'm in la la land or otherwise asleep at the switch.




Post# 746516 , Reply# 30   3/31/2014 at 08:12 (2,192 days old) by oldskool (Kansas City, MO)        

Lawrence - happy for you.  I'm sure you'll enjoy your new Red GE Stove!



Post# 746521 , Reply# 31   3/31/2014 at 08:53 (2,192 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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will do , John ..if I see anything

Post# 746525 , Reply# 32   3/31/2014 at 09:26 (2,192 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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Was the stove the only appliance marketed in this color or did GE also market fridges and dishwashers as well? 

Post# 746564 , Reply# 33   3/31/2014 at 14:13 (2,192 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
GE Made

That style stove for many years, the first models had the clock standing up on the back like a big round eye, they made these in 30 and 40 inch, divided and clustered top, until the pushbuttons went away in the 70s.I would bet there were more of these sold than any other single style range, I have seen them from bol with no light and no oven light to this model in the special red, which was the tol of this style, my hometown is full of them!..but most are bol or mol, ive never seen this one except in pictures.

Post# 746565 , Reply# 34   3/31/2014 at 14:16 (2,192 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Here is

A Turquoise one..

CLICK HERE TO GO TO norgeway's LINK on Appleton Craigslist

Post# 746567 , Reply# 35   3/31/2014 at 14:18 (2,192 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Here is a ebay

Ad for it! RED...NOT ORANGE! LOL

CLICK HERE TO GO TO norgeway's LINK on eBay

Post# 746594 , Reply# 36   3/31/2014 at 17:38 (2,191 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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Yeah, I get that GE pioneered the upswept design long before '72, but it was not until then that they went across-the-board with it.

Post# 747140 , Reply# 37   4/2/2014 at 17:26 (2,189 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
Bought it

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My brother and I drove over to Pensacola yesterday morning and bought the red GE. The woman who was selling it had owned the range for something 40 years and I thought she was going to cry when she started telling me about it. She purchased the range when it was about 10 years old from the original owner, when that owner moved into a retirement/nursing home. The Pensacola owner has a passion for red.

The stove needs work. She said that they cleaned it up before posting the ad, but it has a long way to go. I've cleaned on the oven and some of the cabinet but the rest will have to wait as I'm heading back to Atlanta tomorrow. I believe all 4 of the burners could stand to be replaced, each for a different reason. And I will have to take everything apart on the backsplash to remove the grease that's built up. But "Ol' Red" is in my Mobile house and will be waiting for me when I come back next time.

There are numerous chips in the porcelain - any suggestions as to how to find a suitable touch-up paint in this color???


Post# 747142 , Reply# 38   4/2/2014 at 17:29 (2,189 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
The Adventure of Ol Red begins....and

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don't use nail polish


Post# 747172 , Reply# 39   4/2/2014 at 20:14 (2,189 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Dare I Ask?

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First, congratulations on nabbing the Pensacola range!

I have a question, though: Is the lens of the clock/control center cracked, or is that a stain of some kind?

There are porcelain touch-up options that go beyond mere touch-up paint. Acrylic fillers can bring the void of a chip up to the level of the surrounding surface, and then careful spraying of a matching paint over the acrylic can result in a very hard-to-detect repair. Antique dealers are using this idea a lot with chipped porcelain dishes, vases and figurines.

Here's a link to a page offering an acrylic porcelain repair system, about $30:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO danemodsandy's LINK

Post# 747262 , Reply# 40   4/3/2014 at 07:27 (2,189 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Yes, that lens is cracked. It will have to be handled with great care. I am disappointed to realize that the text on this glass is not back-painted. It's on the face of the glass and some of it has been worn off.

Oh well, she is far from perfect.


Post# 747270 , Reply# 41   4/3/2014 at 09:05 (2,189 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

What about the harvest gold GE you bought?

Post# 747333 , Reply# 42   4/3/2014 at 15:02 (2,188 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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I will post it on CL and sell. It cleaned up well enough, but I was having difficulty "embracing" the color. There is some internal signs of wear in the oven. It looks like someone either cleaned the h*ll out out the oven or baked/broiled a LOT. The liner for the door is warped and the porcelain is cracked, the same condition exists on the floor of the oven. It does look much better after several days of elbow grease, though.


Post# 747369 , Reply# 43   4/3/2014 at 18:01 (2,188 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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I'm sorry that glass is cracked, but everything turns up sooner or later, so we'll all keep our eyes peeled.

My J 370's control panel glass is not reverse-printed, either. It has held up fine over the course of forty-two years, but then I don't think it was cleaned much during its last few years with the former owner. And it obviously had good care for much of its working life.

Sounds to me like the Pensacola lady might have had some favored scratch pad she used on everything. A lot of people do.

Post# 747371 , Reply# 44   4/3/2014 at 18:04 (2,188 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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That or she cooked the text off the glass. She claimed that she had cleaned the range before posting the ad, but I find her cleaning very minimal.


Post# 747393 , Reply# 45   4/3/2014 at 19:55 (2,188 days old) by fisherpaykel (BC Canada)        
red colour name

I don't know GE's name but Belanger or Belanger-Tappan from Quebec called their's POPPY RED IIRC.

Post# 747487 , Reply# 46   4/4/2014 at 06:05 (2,188 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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On my J 370, the control panel indicia appear to have been silk-screened in glass frit and then fired on. They would hold up to any kind of normal cleaning.

You could definitely wear them away and damage them with use of a scratch pad, though, and a lot of people have no judgment whatsoever about those things. I've seen new stainless sinks with Kurly Kate damage.

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