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Coppertone KM 30" range
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Post# 749733   4/13/2014 at 13:31 (2,143 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Post# 749804 , Reply# 1   4/13/2014 at 17:11 (2,143 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
That Is....

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Unfortunately, the interior shot of the oven shows a dull finish, which means Continuous Clean; manufacturers were flogging that alleged "feature" pretty hard at the time.

You can't have everything.

Post# 749838 , Reply# 2   4/13/2014 at 19:22 (2,143 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
You Can't Have Everything

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And so with that last comment, Sandy just layed out a monster statement for all of life!

Anyways, I seem to find alot of these coppertone appliances and yet, in our families and neighbors, I can't remember seeing them in the kitchens....thanks for putting things into perspective, again.

Post# 749849 , Reply# 3   4/13/2014 at 19:38 (2,143 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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This also has the latest "buzz feature" of the mid-'70s - an electromechanical "digital" clock/timer.

Pity about the lack of self-cleaning; Continuous Clean was fairly new at the time, and a lot of salesmen convinced a lot of customers that it was "just as good" as self-cleaning. It allowed them to close sales faster with less effort, because the price point was about $100 less.

It's still available, but I have never, in all the forty-five years it's been around, known anyone to buy it twice.

Post# 749853 , Reply# 4   4/13/2014 at 19:42 (2,143 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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..and then many people are not even predisposed to moving their mechanism to effect the self-cleaning you have mentioned before. I haven't shopped or looked at features available now, but it sounds like continuous-cleaning is still available and hasn't moved past it's original lesser effectiveness than Self-Cleaning.


Post# 749854 , Reply# 5   4/13/2014 at 19:49 (2,143 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
The Problem With CC:

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Is that the coating can become "overwhelmed" with major spills and lots of spatters. When that happens, it becomes gunky and nasty-looking, and most owners didn't have a clue what to do about it.

Which was: Get some plain ammonia and a soft-bristled scrub brush, open the windows and turn on the fans, and scrub the interior. Rinse by sponging with lukewarm water. Run the oven at 500 degrees for a while to burn off the residue.

It's about as much fun as it sounds like it would be. Although your sinuses clear up wonderfully.

Post# 749865 , Reply# 6   4/13/2014 at 20:03 (2,143 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        

No mention in the post of that really nice later 50s Kenmore range next to the coppertone range... now THAT'S a nice range!!!

Post# 749874 , Reply# 7   4/13/2014 at 20:31 (2,143 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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that Kenmore stove is probably their daily driver...

Post# 749995 , Reply# 8   4/14/2014 at 14:25 (2,142 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I just sold a beautiful  KM range the same as the coppertone one, only in white. Looked like new, needed a thermostat. NLA, luckily found one on EBay.

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