Thread Number: 72682  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
A new /old stove is in my kitchen!
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Post# 960419   10/3/2017 at 14:09 (354 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Thanks to Jeff Masoner for picking it up in Pa for me and to John Lefever for tuning it up, and bringing it to New Jersey to Martins for me, I now have a 59 Westinghouse 30 inch in my kitchen, and EVERYTHING works, even the clock!Pictures to follow.

Post# 960426 , Reply# 1   10/3/2017 at 14:34 (354 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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It sure was pretty when I saw it at Martin's. Can't wait to see it all set up!

Post# 960517 , Reply# 2   10/3/2017 at 23:40 (353 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
We will find out!

I'm going to bake a cake tomorrow!

Post# 960532 , Reply# 3   10/4/2017 at 05:14 (353 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Can't wait to see pics of the new range and the first cake baked!!!  Can I have a slice please?

Post# 960541 , Reply# 4   10/4/2017 at 07:44 (353 days old) by kevin313 (Detroit, Michigan)        

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Hans - can't wait to see the pictures - and the cake!!! This one should be a good baking oven for you!!

Post# 960548 , Reply# 5   10/4/2017 at 09:18 (353 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I have only had GE, Frigidaire and Westinghouse electric ranges in addition to the daily driver Amana with the micro-thermal oven. The ovens in all have been great. I hope this is your forever range at long last. Somebody said that she approached marriage as a trial and error process.  You certainly have had enough of that in your search for your best range and I hope that you are able to settle into a warm relationship at the end of your long search.

Post# 960585 , Reply# 6   10/4/2017 at 14:10 (353 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Yes Tom,I agree

Plus my back is getting older and I'm tired of moving them..LOL

Post# 961055 , Reply# 7   10/7/2017 at 04:20 (350 days old) by Norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Well here it is and the pumpkin pie I baked it works great

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Post# 961059 , Reply# 8   10/7/2017 at 04:48 (350 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 961060 , Reply# 9   10/7/2017 at 04:49 (350 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Beautiful Hans!

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More pictures please!

Post# 961079 , Reply# 10   10/7/2017 at 07:59 (350 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Its the best

Insulated stove I ever saw, I baked that pie one hour at 350 and the outside of the stove was barely warm.

Post# 961083 , Reply# 11   10/7/2017 at 08:28 (350 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I remember that insulation from our neighbor's Westinghouse. Our GE range was not nearly as well insulated. Congratulations on your great treasure. I like those elements.

Post# 961090 , Reply# 12   10/7/2017 at 09:00 (350 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Hans absolutely beautiful.  Those knobs have a special place in my heart.  My "other mother" was our neighbor in both neighborhoods and they bought the house across the street before we bought our.  She had a 30" wall oven and probably 42" cooktop with those knobs in her late 1960/early 1961 sea foam green Westinghouse kitchen.  She had a Chambers range at her old house and was extremely particular if she was going to end up with an electric kitchen.  She said the Westinghouse was th3e only one with the true variable burner heat at the time and the Corox burners were the best.  She was a major cook and that cooktop saw heavy use.  I think she held onto it until  her son could no longer keep it going.  The house was a Gold Medallion house (complete with new-fangled heat pump) but there was still gas for the two outside gas lights as well as dryer and fireplace.  Looks like she ended up having to replace it with a he gas cooktop in the early 2000s.  The 30" Westinghouse oven resided there for years and was augmented with a 30" Whirlpool until the GEs seen in the photos.  The Westinghouse WashWell with heat booster dishwasher was replaced with a KDS16 soon after the 16 series was introduced.  She also had the matching washer to today's '58 dryer that's today's POD.  Attached is a picture from the June 2013 real estate listing with the very same KDS16--which is the very dishwasher that caused my intense dislike for KAs.   Can y'all see me in that kitchen at age 7 to almost 30? 

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Post# 961147 , Reply# 13   10/7/2017 at 15:18 (350 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Dislike for a Kitchen Aid!!!

Well, I hate Maytag washers so I cant say much, I like that kitchen, it could easily be put back original, I wouldn't trade one of those one arm wonders for any new dw made today.LOL

Post# 961154 , Reply# 14   10/7/2017 at 16:18 (350 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Great looking stove Hans! Congratulations!

Post# 961158 , Reply# 15   10/7/2017 at 16:40 (350 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

That's a sharp-looking range, Hans; congratulations!  The pumpkin pie looks delicious, as well.


Aside:  Tell us about what I'm assuming is a pink hand-held mixer hanging on the wall near the range.  I thought it was a wall phone at first glance.

Post# 961159 , Reply# 16   10/7/2017 at 16:55 (350 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Hans, there's not in the photos of that kitchen that wasn't still original in 2013.  All it would take was to bring back the cooktop, wall oven, color-matching sink, and Nutone vent.  The main light is a replacement--the original was just like what's over the kitchen sink.  The disposer was also Westinghouse.  Most of the wall switches were still original--the little switch pads glowed in the dark (also at our house).  The lights over the bar were the same ones that were in both our bathrooms as well as over our wet bar.  The finish on the cabinets is original as well as the formica.  From what I understand a builder bought the house--it had 4-bedrooms.  I'm sure he gutted a lot of it.  I was able to save all the photos from the real estate listing.  I wish I had done the same with my parents' listing from 2002, but I was so torn up I couldn't deal with it. 

Post# 961160 , Reply# 17   10/7/2017 at 16:56 (350 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Eugene, I still thought that was a pink wall phone until you mentioned it. 

Post# 961179 , Reply# 18   10/7/2017 at 17:41 (350 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Re Pink miser

Its a Ronson Can Do, it is a hand held electric can opener,it has a knife opener attachment as well as several whipper, beater, drink mixer attachments, one of my favorite gadgets!

Post# 961202 , Reply# 19   10/7/2017 at 18:11 (350 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Cool! Don't recall ever seeing one before.

Post# 961220 , Reply# 20   10/7/2017 at 20:06 (349 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Bob, I can sure see my late Aunt Mona in that kitchen!  It's right up her alley.  She had a 1962 kitchen in a custom home, and it was long and spacious.  Then they built another custom home in the mid '70s, and the kitchen pictured above is sort of a hybrid of both of them.


Through it all, she held onto the same small appliances.  I especially liked her two-speed chrome old-school Waring Blendor.

Post# 961228 , Reply# 21   10/7/2017 at 20:57 (349 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Ralph, thank you.  That kitchen belonged to the house across the street from me, had so many memories.  I drank sweet tea before I even knew what Sweet Tea was.  Experienced lots of laughs and lots of love.  Hans, another perfect example of The Greatest Generation home owner who owned the same home for 52 years and loved just the way things were and didn't believe in going into major debt just to have the latest and greatest.   It was also my last tie to where I grew up. That household was responsible for my family looking at the house across the street while we went for a visit for the first time to their new house.  My memories from that first visit?  The Westinghouse dishwasher quietly running when I walked in the back door.  And the TOL color-coordinated Laundromat pair the builder had not managed to get out of the house from the Parade of Homes.  I was sternly told not to play with them because they weren't being bought with the house by our friends.  And over the years, so much incredible food came from that wonderful Westinghouse wall oven and cook top.  And Hans knows exactly the type of performance and joy he will continue to experience with his new stove!!!

Post# 961266 , Reply# 22   10/8/2017 at 01:27 (349 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Im Amazed

It bakes as good as the Norge did, I'm SOLD.

Post# 961291 , Reply# 23   10/8/2017 at 05:56 (349 days old) by gus (Montevideo, Uruguay)        

Bob, very sweet5 old memories. Thank you for sharing.

Post# 961316 , Reply# 24   10/8/2017 at 09:16 (349 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Hans, words cannot describe how ecstatic I am knowing that--as a baker and such, I know how important that is.  You've searched far and wide.  A gentle bear hug!!

Post# 961601 , Reply# 25   10/9/2017 at 20:46 (347 days old) by kevin313 (Detroit, Michigan)        

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Hans, that Ambassador is awesome!! I just knew it would be a good baking oven...hope it enjoys a long tenure in your kitchen! Next time I'm in NC I want to cook on that beautiful Westinghouse range!

Post# 961621 , Reply# 26   10/9/2017 at 22:24 (347 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I really LOVE it

I loved the green Frigidaire too, but the green didn't cut it, LOL, I will never get rid of it because it was our neighbors and I remember all the good food she cooked, But this WH is the first stove since the poor old Norge that I really have liked, EVERYTHING works, Now to find a plug in griddle, I have seen one years ago.

Post# 961758 , Reply# 27   10/10/2017 at 14:27 (347 days old) by newvista58 (Northern NJ)        

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I know you have been searching for a long
time, even in "Yankee" territory / lol.

Best Wishes,


P.S. The pics of your collection look
great. Thanks.

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