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58 Frigidaire range
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Post# 754937   5/4/2014 at 17:15 (2,123 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Post# 754942 , Reply# 1   5/4/2014 at 17:53 (2,123 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

WOW, well cared for. Love the 1958 knobs like on the laundry appliances. It even has the meat thermometer, must be an RI-39-58.

Post# 754947 , Reply# 2   5/4/2014 at 18:28 (2,123 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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I'm not sure about the double doors, which need space -prefer the more traditional ...BUT it's a beauty in such good condition! NICE!

Post# 754951 , Reply# 3   5/4/2014 at 18:35 (2,123 days old) by epixstar128 (toledo)        

I really am digging those double doors there cool

Post# 754963 , Reply# 4   5/4/2014 at 20:23 (2,123 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Phil:

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I'm not sure what you mean about the double doors needing more space - can you enlighten me?

This is a 30-inch range, which would make each door about 15 inches wide. That means each would extend out 15 inches from the range at the most when fully open.

On a bottom-hinged, single-door 30-inch range, the door is usually something like 20 inches high, meaning that it extends out that much from the range when fully open.

Am I missing something here? Enquiring minds want to know! :)


Post# 754967 , Reply# 5   5/4/2014 at 20:54 (2,123 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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There are two modes of thought that are probably unique to what I'm looking for...

1) I like a simple door action, just one movement, not two ..it's not that I couldn't deal with it, but I like the single hinge, single door. For appearance, I'll contradict myself and say, it's kind of novel-cool.

2) In the space I would need to put something like this, the right door opening would interfere with lane traffic, as the oven is located in a place where the doors would stick out where an entranceway exists. (tight quarters)..
I'm thinking of a house that we'll have in the future, and stove ideas...for a smallish galley kitchen. I think remodel is in order...

overall, I like the single door, single movement to enter and exit the oven more.

But it's a BEAUTY all the above aside.


Post# 754975 , Reply# 6   5/4/2014 at 21:17 (2,123 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Oh, Okay

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Phil,

I'm not nearly so well-versed on Frigidaires as I am GEs, but I think those French doors are rigged so that when you open one, they both open, like the "magic" doors to the parlor at Monticello. Someone here will, of course, correct me if I'm wrong. :)

But I can definitely see how they wouldn't work for every kitchen layout.


Post# 754976 , Reply# 7   5/4/2014 at 21:18 (2,123 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Sandy-

I'd sure like to hear if that's true - that would be a plus.

We'll probably reconfigure and remodel the kitchen - who knows, it's down the road, but it's fun to dream, right?


Post# 754981 , Reply# 8   5/4/2014 at 21:43 (2,123 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Both doors open together and they do take less space than regular doors just like doors on a side x side fridge. 


Post# 754983 , Reply# 9   5/4/2014 at 22:15 (2,123 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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PhilR - interesting and very cool. So with one hand, both doors open at same time -and easily?

Post# 755005 , Reply# 10   5/5/2014 at 06:29 (2,122 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Not sure about the '58, but earlier models of the French Door range had the doors connected to the lower oven shelf via linkage so that when the doors were opened, the shelf glided out. The shelf was on a roller bearing track. I have only had experience with the wall oven French Doors and they were very smooth in operation. You only needed to pull one handle to open both doors. Frigidaire used to advertise that the FDs were great for tight spaces because they gave the cook more space in which to work in front of the open oven.

Post# 755007 , Reply# 11   5/5/2014 at 06:39 (2,122 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Door Shot....

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....So that future generations will know what the Hell we were talking about.

Post# 755008 , Reply# 12   5/5/2014 at 06:40 (2,122 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
And Open....

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....Door shot, showing the "magic" linkages that make both doors open simultaneously when one is opened:

Post# 755013 , Reply# 13   5/5/2014 at 07:12 (2,122 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
earlier models of the French Door range had the doors ...

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... connected to the lower oven shelf via linkage so that when the doors were opened, the shelf glided out. '

That sounds perfect. Whatever happened to these ideas? (roar of laughter heard)





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