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Maytag Dutch Oven Range
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Post# 974345   12/17/2017 at 21:21 (307 days old) by diesirae7 (Central Illinois)        

Finally found a nice Maytag Dutch Oven! Now for some deep cleaning, figuring out, checking everything, then some fun using it. Took as much apart as I could to lighten it before hauling out of a basement, put it in my storage building for now, I'll have to take more photos after its all back together and cleaned.

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Post# 974475 , Reply# 1   12/18/2017 at 16:21 (306 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
These were

Made by Globe American Co for maytag, one of the very best insulated ranges ever built!

Post# 974545 , Reply# 2   12/18/2017 at 23:42 (306 days old) by diesirae7 (Central Illinois)        
Thanks!

I heard they were manufactured for Maytag but didn't know which company, were they located in Ohio? The owner didn't have the user manual-cookbook that came with it, but I found one on eBay lastnight and ordered it, also found one for my automatic washer model 101P and ordered it. Do you know what the mirror in the far left outer door is supposed to reflect? Seems like so many little options, switches and such, cant wait for the manual to arrive to find out everything!

Post# 974633 , Reply# 3   12/19/2017 at 16:15 (305 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Those were very well constructed stoves and heavy, even with all the burners and cast iron oven bottom removed. I do remember the older service guys saying "those things singed the hair off the ladies' arms if the burners didn't light right away". There were also stories about problems with the gas deep-well cooker waiting to light...POOF!


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Post# 974676 , Reply# 4   12/19/2017 at 22:39 (305 days old) by diesirae7 (Central Illinois)        
Too funny!

Haha, that's great, something I'll be watching out for indeed!

Post# 974677 , Reply# 5   12/19/2017 at 22:42 (305 days old) by MixGuy (St. Martinville, Louisiana)        
Maytag Dutch Oven Cooking

Reading the instruction one would think lighting the Cooker Well pilot is so easy! NOT! This range was expensive to produce , have read of other complaining the burners were prone to create soot on the bottom of pots and pans.

Advertised to cook using retained heat like Chambers stoves. Lots of nice recipes and easy to modify to personal taste. Maytag discontinued selling them around 1955.

I have seen two versions of the cookbook both showing various models, and the only recipe different is the one for white cake.


Post# 974682 , Reply# 6   12/19/2017 at 23:07 (305 days old) by diesirae7 (Central Illinois)        

I read about Globe American Co which produced them for Maytag, seems they sold the company around 1955 and was basically out of business.

Post# 974755 , Reply# 7   12/20/2017 at 11:49 (305 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The mirror was useful in lighting the pilot for the deep well burner.  You had to do that with the pan removed so that the gas would rise properly and not blow the pan out of the well.  You also had to kneel or bend deeply from the waist to get the match to the hole. Maybe the light coming down through the well with the pan removed allowed the user to use the mirror to direct the match to the hole for lighting.

 

Some safety agency determined that gas ranges could not have controls for the burners above the burners.  That was the end of the Globe venture. The neatest one I ever saw had airplane type controls for the burners.  They consisted of a red ball on a chrome shaft. Down was OFF and up was full ON.

 

As for the controls, there was an oven thermostat and a timer dial on the front of the backsplash and the little damper control. The timer was set according to the Dutch Oven recipe and at the end of the "gas on" time, the timer shut off the burner and caused the oven vent damper to close, shutting off the draft through the oven. Greg can tell you that heating that cast iron plate in the bottom of the oven made preheating take forever, sometimes longer than a short baking operation.


Post# 974767 , Reply# 8   12/20/2017 at 14:26 (305 days old) by Maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        
Globe made gas ranges for Maytag

also with conventional ovens, and front panel controls. I know this first hand, I grew up cooking on one with a conventional oven. When we finally replaced it with a Maytag badged Hardwick (good stove, not the same, though............) the new one felt like it had been made of three thicknesses of broiler foil! However, we loved the bigger oven, the window, and the light in the oven.


Lawrence/Maytagbear





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