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Fabulous Flair ?
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Post# 784920   9/21/2014 at 14:00 (2,197 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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I suppose calling this a Frigidaire is an acceptable mistake for a novice. Most of these I have seen seen are in ugly shape. This one looks good. In San Diego @ $300.

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Post# 784927 , Reply# 1   9/21/2014 at 14:24 (2,197 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Is it a Hotpoint?

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I used to know the different variations of Flair made by other mfg.'s...but memory is failing! Very nice shape, that--just not sure I'd like my burners laid out in a single row.

Post# 784959 , Reply# 2   9/21/2014 at 17:09 (2,197 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
other mfr's Flairs...

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even Roper made one, it was in our present house when we bought it, and so dirty I used rubber gloves during it's removal!

Post# 784975 , Reply# 3   9/21/2014 at 19:00 (2,197 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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This looks more like Tappan's "Fabulous 400" then a FRIGIDAIRE Flair. Either way, somebody here needs to save it. The price is a bit high but,it looks like it was well taken care of.

Post# 784996 , Reply# 4   9/21/2014 at 21:00 (2,196 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        
It's a Tappen

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Top Right hand is the Tappan Font.

So it is a 400 or almost.

Post# 785021 , Reply# 5   9/21/2014 at 22:44 (2,196 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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I think if you look really, reeeeely close it says "Fabulous 400" on the oven door.

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Post# 785045 , Reply# 6   9/22/2014 at 01:12 (2,196 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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It's funny how a lot of these seem to have been sold around where I live. A few people I know recalled that their parents used to have a very similar Tappan when they see my Flair! I still see a few for sale but they are often in less than nice shape, the chopping block is often in bad shape on the 40" models but they also seen to have more issues with burners.


I have also seen houses who were originally built with Tappan built-ins but if the oven remains, the cooktop is usually gone. I think they didn't survive as well as Frigidaires, but they are nice-looking.


I have never seen the Hotpoint Hallmark version here. I don't think it was available in Canada. 



One thing I don't like about some later-model Canadian Tappan 400 like the one above is the strange location for the fuse panel door. 


See it on these pics...

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