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Post# 997977   6/21/2018 at 21:31 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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I found this ad in the August 1952 BH&G issue.  It's  included in an article about new equipment for the home and shows a new range (unknown brand) with a pull-out aluminum griddle in the top of the right oven.  Claims it's great breakfast meals and uses the "Broil" setting for the oven.  I have to assume this is an electric range.


Has anyone seen one of these or know which range featured this griddle.  Looking back from 2018 this seems a rarity so one has to assume it didn't work well or didn't prove popular.



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Post# 997978 , Reply# 1   6/21/2018 at 21:43 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

That was Philco; somehow worked with their "broil under glass" broiler element.

Post# 997989 , Reply# 2   6/21/2018 at 23:04 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

This is the Philco Jiffy Griddle, the broiler element pulls out on a slide mechanism, the connections for this are really a wild bit of engineering,there are brass bars that are flexible that roll into channels on the back of the range, when you pull the element out , the griddle sets on top of the coils, under the coils are plates of glass that let the radiant heat thru when broiling, there are 2 heat settings on most of these,,a lot of wasted heat in my book...LOL

Post# 998005 , Reply# 3   6/22/2018 at 07:06 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Philco Jiffy Griddle

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An interesting idea that probably did not make much sense, can you imagine the mess and danger of frying bacon on a griddle 32" off the floor on a griddle that sticks out into the kitchen at eye level of young children ?


John L.

Post# 998010 , Reply# 4   6/22/2018 at 07:57 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Used one once at a neighbor's house. John and Hans are right. Lots of wasted heat radiating down on the oven door so anything that pops or drips bakes onto the oven door immediately. It is tops as a room warmer though. The griddle is quite small, too, not more than 12" deep

Post# 998011 , Reply# 5   6/22/2018 at 08:16 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
Thanks for the information!

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I've never seen one of these and it definitely aroused my curiosity when I saw the ad.



Post# 998016 , Reply# 6   6/22/2018 at 09:10 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        
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