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GE Avocado stove - 70's?
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Post# 769429   7/9/2014 at 14:46 (2,195 days old) by estatesale_gary (Golden Valley)        

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This has been on Mpls craigslist for a while. Seems like it's in good shape. Right up the freeway from me. $50.

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Post# 769437 , Reply# 1   7/9/2014 at 15:36 (2,195 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
it looks in pretty good condition...

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and the price isn't bad at all???
but it is a push-button heat selector setting.

Post# 769442 , Reply# 2   7/9/2014 at 15:46 (2,195 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Is that the same one Sandy just received? Might be a great parts machine.

Post# 769444 , Reply# 3   7/9/2014 at 15:50 (2,195 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Yes...These are one of my favorite GEs

The pushbuttons are on each side of the cooktop, Some have expressed this being dangerous because cats can turn it on...BUT if nothing is on the unit ,it wont hurt anything...and it would be easy to make covers for the pushbuttons, also, when we go away for a few days or even overnight, I trip the breaker on the range,dryer and water heater, and turn off the water.This range was really an Americana without the upper oven..a beautiful design.

Post# 769487 , Reply# 4   7/9/2014 at 17:58 (2,195 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Yes - and No.

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That's very, very similar to my J757 - an earlier version, in fact - but there are some important differences that mean it wouldn't be a good parts machine.

To begin with, it's based on the first Americana series, which means its burners are pushbutton-controlled, not rotary-controlled. The pushbuttons are built into the trim at the sides of the cooktop, making that trim completely different.

The lack of rotary controls means she can't donate any burner controls and maybe not any SensiTemp controls.

The backguard glass is also completely different, with the clock center-mounted, not at the far left, as with my range.

And she's Avocado, which means she can't donate any exterior panels. Well, she could, but I wouldn't want to live with the result.

A photo of one of these is below, so that you can see the cooktop pushbuttons.

Post# 769488 , Reply# 5   7/9/2014 at 17:59 (2,195 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
And Here's....

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....A J757, In Harvest.

This is what I have, just not in anything like this condition, and mine is White.

Post# 769498 , Reply# 6   7/9/2014 at 18:12 (2,195 days old) by xraytech (Rural southwest Pennsylvania )        

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If my kitchen was made to accommodate a 30" range I'd want this.
Luckily my original 1946 cabinetry is made for a 40" range

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