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Post# 779809   8/27/2014 at 22:48 (2,006 days old) by scoots (Chattanooga TN)        

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... ok, more like burnt pumpkin.

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Post# 779858 , Reply# 1   8/28/2014 at 06:17 (2,006 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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"Everything works!"

....Except that one pesky burner support.

Post# 779884 , Reply# 2   8/28/2014 at 09:38 (2,006 days old) by NYCWriter ()        
It looks so ...


Post# 779928 , Reply# 3   8/28/2014 at 15:21 (2,006 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
nice - love those in Poppy...

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Frigidaire circa 73 ish? Something like RG-35 Cookmaster? Phil?? No ElectriClean, possibly Heat Minder - note hole in RF burner. A bit later in 77-78 a similar, equally rare, color was called Terra Cotta. Love it, thanks for posting!

Post# 779977 , Reply# 4   8/28/2014 at 19:31 (2,006 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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This is a serious question, because I don't know nearly as much about Frigidaires as I do GEs:

You said:

"possibly Heat Minder"

Which makes me wonder - did Frigidaire put that feature on '70s MOL models with one large burner and three small ones? By that time, GE reserved Sensi-Temp for upper MOL models that had two large burners and two small ones.

Enquiring minds want to know! :)

Post# 779996 , Reply# 5   8/28/2014 at 21:03 (2,006 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
This is a Deluxe

Just like my Avocado one, really a good performing range, last of the ones with a electrical outlet and the last before those miserable push to turn controls.

Post# 780084 , Reply# 6   8/29/2014 at 09:57 (2,005 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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the true authority has yet to speak! My guess is that you may be right, my '76 REG-38 has Heat Minder in the RF location but it does have 2 large burners as you suggested, my '77 RE-38S has 2 8" burners, but no HM, so that doesn't answer the question, but I suspect you're correct ...looking at the '78 brochure (same models basically) ONLY the REG-38 has HM, oddly enough, the more TOL REG-38C (ceramic top) and REG-38D Touch N Cook do not...I know these are earlier, so it's likely that model specs differed some... PhilR! ... please weigh in with the final word!

Post# 780099 , Reply# 7   8/29/2014 at 12:08 (2,005 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        
PhilR! ... please weigh in with the final word!

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Roger, don't exaggerate! embarassed


You shouldn't consider me as an authority on anything Frigidaire from 1971-74 as Frigidaire appliances weren't even available here during those years... And the limited documentation that I have from this time period doesn't show everything that was made! I do have 1971 and 1973 ranges but these were originally bought in the States! And I am also sometimes confused with all the models that were available in the United States and the mid-year model name changes that sometimes happened without any visible differences!


But this one shoulf be a Deluxe model from 1971-74.


Either a RDG-35S, RDG3-35S or RDG3-35W.


The self-cleaning model like this was a Super (RSE-36S RSE3-36S and RSE3-36W), the Super version had the same features as the non-self-cleaning Deluxe but lacked a window (no Frigidaire self-cleaning models had a window before the mid-1970s), the Ceramatop model (RCDE3-37CW and RCDE3-37CW) was a Custom Deluxe.


The two first pictures show the avocado range that Hans has (probably a late-1973-1974 RDG3-35W since it's been bought in 1975), the 4 next ones show the self-cleaning Super in Poppy, the two last ones show a Custom Deluxe with the ceramatop. 


Strangely, the self-cleaning Super was more expensive than the Deluxe.  During this time period, there were quite a few other versions of Frigidaire 30" free-standing ranges like a non-self-cleaning Super that also lacked a window and a timer, Deluxe, Custom Deluxe and Custom Imperial models with two 8" burners and a taller fluorescent-lighted control panels.  There was also a few models that weren't even shown in the Tech-Talk books...

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Post# 780183 , Reply# 8   8/29/2014 at 21:21 (2,005 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
I for one really like Poppy

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It was the only thing (refrigerator) in Rosanne's kitchen that wasn't drab. When Frigidaire introduced the touch-control range several of them came back for service within the first week or so. There was one of these poppy ranges in the service department for a few days and I had great fun playing around with it. I had never seen controls like this before. I was amazed and felt like I was in the galley of the Starship Enterprise. It didn't take much to get me excited back then.

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Post# 780195 , Reply# 9   8/29/2014 at 22:54 (2,004 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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What was causing problem with these? I wish I could get one like that! Frigidaire started importing appliances in Canada again in the late seventies but we didn't get any of the Touch-N-Cook appliances, except for the microwaves (of which I have two). I love the Touch-N-Cook range and cooktop. 


We didn't get any of the ranges with the short control panels. The only models we got were those with the fluorsecent-lighted panels and two 8" burners which did hide fuses behind the fluorescent light. 


The one below was the cheaper model that was available without the self-cleaning oven, there was one like it that had the self-cleaning oven and another which also had a self-cleaning oven and Ceramatop.


They didn't sell well here. In fact, they are very rare! 

I saw the price list and they were very expensive compared to what the equivalent models in the US. The Custom Deluxe with the Ceramatop like the one in the link below was selling for over $1000 back in 1978...


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Post# 780297 , Reply# 10   8/30/2014 at 17:55 (2,004 days old) by fisherpaykel (BC Canada)        
electrical outlets

Norgeway,interesting I recently noticed at my Sears here in Canada that both LG and Samsung freestanding electric ranges had an electrical outlet on top of backguard, alongside a minibreaker reset switch to satisfy Canadian Electrical safety standards-at least they are doing somethings right.

Post# 780355 , Reply# 11   8/31/2014 at 01:01 (2,003 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Electrical outlets were never banned in Canada! And the push-to-turn switches are still not mandatory (I rarely use newer ranges but I think they are still not mandatory!). The late-seventies Frigidaire range that I posted above is a Canadian model but it lacks the outlet (also has the push to turn switches) because very few of these were imported and they didn't bother adding the features that were banned in the US for the few ranges that they sold.


The later non-GM Frigidaire ranges like the one below did have outlets (but also push-to-turn controls at least on some models).

As rare as the 1970s GM Frigidaire were here, the 1980s models sold very well are still a very common sight! It's a good thing I don't have interest in these!



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Post# 780992 , Reply# 12   9/2/2014 at 21:10 (2,001 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
except for the glass door, the one above for $250

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looks identical to the RE-38S I just bought and parted out...

and after that comprehensive expostion, with statistics and pictures above, one would hardly be exaggerating in naming THE Frigidaire expert, US or Canadian not withstanding!

Post# 780996 , Reply# 13   9/2/2014 at 21:35 (2,001 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Didn't those high-backsplash Frigidaire stoves come from the Quebec cooking equipment factory (which just closed, I understand)?

Post# 781017 , Reply# 14   9/2/2014 at 22:42 (2,000 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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GM never had a Frigidaire factory in Québec, the last plant where they made appliances was in Scarborough Ontario. That plant stopped to make appliances in 1970. Frigidaire also imported some appliances from Dayton during the 1960s but after the Canadian factory closed, I don't know exactly what happened but very few or none were sold here for 5-6 years. Until somewhere around 1976 when some appliances were imported in marginal numbers from the Dayton plant (The range I posted above is one of them) until GM sold Frigidaire to WCI.  

From 1976 to 1979, 1-18 washers, microwave ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators and air conditioners were just like those sold in the USA (and the models that were sold in both US and Canada had a CSA approval visible on their model number tag). Dryers and ranges had to be modified and had "CAN" at the end of their model numbers. Some appliances like the ranges with 3 6" burners, Laundry Centers and the Touch-N-Cook appliances were not imported here (except Touch-N-Cook microwave ovens which were available here). 

Then, the Hupp Canada plant in L'Assomption Quebec (just a few minutes away from where I live) started to make WCI Frigidaire appliances. They originally made Roy appliances but also a few other makes (and at some point, it became known as the Frigidaire plant) until a few years ago when it became known as the Electrolux plant.

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