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Post# 1019512   12/30/2018 at 17:21 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Very nice vintage dual Chambers electric ovens. I like white. Bargain priced at $50. Probably not the best ovens if you like to peek. In San Diego.

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Post# 1019528 , Reply# 1   12/30/2018 at 18:37 by appnut (TX)        

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I think those are quite striking and beautiful!!!

Post# 1019532 , Reply# 2   12/30/2018 at 18:53 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        
White Elephant?

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I wonder if the clocks/timers serve to make the Chambers method of roasting and baking more of an automatic process.  That would have been a selling point.


This is a rare item, that's for sure, but its configuration could also be its death sentence.

Post# 1019578 , Reply# 3   12/31/2018 at 10:02 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Retained Chambers Electric Ovens

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These are rare indeed, and very energy efficient compared to anything new.

It may be the photo but they may be power blue and not white.

John L.

Post# 1019642 , Reply# 4   12/31/2018 at 20:36 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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It took me a couple looks to realize those things in the corners are tacky photo magnets.

Post# 1019646 , Reply# 5   12/31/2018 at 21:21 by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        

Just the two oven handles are worth more than what hes asking.

Post# 1019649 , Reply# 6   12/31/2018 at 21:44 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Did the Chambers electric ovens of this vintage have a broiler element? The reason I ask is that the griddle in the big cooktops, both gas and electric had the broiler compartment under it and the gas ovens had no way to broil although I saw a Chambers gas oven once with a big slab of metal inside it that, according to the instructions, could be preheated to around 500F and then food could be thrown on it and a real mess made with all of the fat popping and landing on the hot surfaces inside the oven.

Post# 1019656 , Reply# 7   1/1/2019 at 00:06 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I noticed those photo magnets right away, but it's a testament to the seals the doors make that those pictures aren't all singed looking (which might be an improvement -- yeah, I know, they're somebody's kids yadda yadda yadda).  I presume there's no vacancy on the refrigerator.  They'll have to come up with a new plan when they discover the stainless surface on the replacement oven isn't magnetic.

Post# 1019665 , Reply# 8   1/1/2019 at 03:35 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Just read a article recently that Stainless and Granite are on their way out !!! YAY !!!

I'll see if I can find it.

Post# 1019673 , Reply# 9   1/1/2019 at 08:13 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Chambers SXS Electric Wall Ovens

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Hi Everyone, and Happy New Year


These ovens would have a broil and bake element, the retained heat claim comes from fairly heavy insulation and a tight fitted door seal and no oven vent to speak of.


In theory you can heat up the oven to a high temperature put the food in and turn the heat off and let the oven coast, while this might work for some foods its really not the best way to get a predictable result. We were at a fancy dinner party for Christmas day dinner and they put a prime rib in a 500F oven for a short period of time and turned off the heat and let it sit for an hour or so. It looked great and tasted great on the outside but was 90% raw and had no flavor on the inner meat.


90% of new SS appliances are now magnet, because of the great popularity of SS appliances manufactures have had to greatly cheapen the outer SS panels so they are really just SS looking or plated, there is simply not enought nickel and chrome in the world to make all these appliances of real SS.


Hi Eddie, I sure hope you are right that impractical and ugly SS appliances and even uglier granite counter tops are on their way out. Hopefully they can come up with ways to recycle all the ugly granite into building foundations or something by crushing it rather than just burying it in landfills.


John L.

Post# 1019676 , Reply# 10   1/1/2019 at 08:34 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Hi John.

Funny you mention the recycling of Granite. I often wondered if the Earth's Axis will change it's tilt when all the Granite and Marble gets ripped out of homes.

Then you will see the Vintage Appliance Niche explode !!!

Everyone's taste is different, but give me those Pastel Colors again. So soothing to the eye.

Post# 1019706 , Reply# 11   1/1/2019 at 13:38 by appnut (TX)        

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I vaguely remember seeing very recently the mention stainless steel appliances coming out of favor too.  Not sure where though.  

Post# 1019709 , Reply# 12   1/1/2019 at 13:48 by appnut (TX)        

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I found what I think I remember seeing from Home Advisor.  Was in an email sent to me December 16th 2018.




Post# 1019710 , Reply# 13   1/1/2019 at 13:55 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        
TILT! (Young gamers will have to look that up)

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The kids just got a new Frigidaire refrigerator with "black stainless" finish.  It looks good -- as far as blending with their older black appliances, but it's probably going back.  It makes weird noises like chickens pecking at something.  I think that's normal, as I've heard a much older GE do the same thing, but to me (and them), it's unacceptable.   I've yet to advise them that the Frigidaire brand as a whole is unacceptable.  Nate got a new Frigidaire due to sudden failure of his old Hotpoint a few years ago, and that thing makes weird noises too, like moaning sounds a la "What a world, what a world." 


As for kitchen design, I have a higher tolerance for granite counter tops than I do for the trendy (more like '70s throwback) Arabesque tile that's being used for backsplashes and bathrooms all over HGTV, as is dark blue cabinetry in kitchens, sometimes with gold hardware.  The half-life for that crap will be very brief, I think.

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