Thread Number: 78901  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
Does Anyone Recall 110v Stove/Range?
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Post# 1028678   4/1/2019 at 17:06 by bellalaundry (Hamilton, Canada)        

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I'm remembering in one of my first apartments I had, we had a very vintage 110v plug in stove. It had two burners up top, and a burner both on the top and the bottom of the oven, which did have a thermostat.

It was half as deep as a "regular" sized oven, and you could only control one burner at a time.

I think I also remember that Danby had one also, that had a window in the oven door and may have come in vintage colours of the day.

I've had zero luck trying to find any information or pictures online that such a thing existed...

I wouldn't mind putting an "extra" stove in my laundry room for the very rare times I could use one. Having a 110v one would make it so much cheaper and easier to put one in!








Post# 1028682 , Reply# 1   4/1/2019 at 18:22 by Maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        
Compact

Compactappliance.com has an Avanti brand unit like you describe.

It is in the small appliance subheading, It is in the toaster/toaster oven section.

Link to home page

Lawrence/Maytagbear


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Post# 1028692 , Reply# 2   4/1/2019 at 20:51 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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I know exactly what you are describing!  A good number of them turned up in summer cottages when I was a brat. Danby definitely made some of them but there were also some 'Superior' branded models.  I probably have some pictures on my PC but I am travelling and won't be able to post them for a while - I have been looking for one of these, too. I always thought they were odd but interesting.


Post# 1028693 , Reply# 3   4/1/2019 at 21:02 by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

I saw a newer one in a thrift store recently. Brand was Bravetti. Had two solid burners on top, small oven with broil, bake, convection bake and convection roast, as well as a rotisserie. Could use either one or two burners or oven, but not both at once.

Looked like the Avanti unit mentioned above:
www.compactappliance.com/...

Have seen pictures from old Canadian retailer catalogs with two burner ranges with ovens that sat on floor and ran on 110V.

Also in UK, there's the Baby Belling cooker that runs on their mains voltage.


Post# 1028759 , Reply# 4   4/2/2019 at 14:10 by bellalaundry (Hamilton, Canada)        
I'm

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glad I'm not the only one to remember them! I will continue looking for one in my internet window shopping!

A few years ago there was one in Kingston, Ontario that was copertone and branded Danby. I wish I had have picked it up!

Guy


Post# 1028810 , Reply# 5   4/3/2019 at 05:49 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I remember a product announcement in a trade magazine in the 50s announcing a 120 volt wall oven, possibly by Philco. The oven liner was aluminum which I guess reflected heat back into the oven and absorbed less heat because of its light weight than heavier porcelain OR it was just cheaper to use for low cost product that was not expected to last for years and years.


Post# 1029568 , Reply# 6   4/11/2019 at 06:59 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
An example of a Danby 110v range

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Found this while perusing Kijiji classifieds - They do show up every now and then, but they are usually priced unrealistically. But I'm still looking for one...

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Post# 1029633 , Reply# 7   4/11/2019 at 22:17 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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I remember Sears sold an all in one unit with 2 gas burners or 2 electric in either 110 or 220, had a refrigerator and sink. Motels mostly used them.

Post# 1029635 , Reply# 8   4/11/2019 at 22:40 by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

Oh true those kitchenettes. My aunt had one in the downstairs of their beach house. Avanti (and maybe others) still sell them. This one has a storage area too.

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Post# 1029637 , Reply# 9   4/11/2019 at 23:06 by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

Duck or Google "compact kitchens" and you'll see a whole variety. If you click the Pinterest hit "25+ best micro kitchen designs" (or something like that) you'll see some very upscale versions incorporating dishwashers and combo washer dryers...

This topic reminds me of the kitchens I saw in a 55+ apartment building in the Bronx. The kitchen had 2 240v burners, microwave, counter depth refrigerator, 18" dishwasher, and 6' of counter space with 3 120v outlets with each on its OWN circuit. The reasoning was that many of the residents needed minimal cooking facilities day to day but wanted the option of using counter top appliances so they could host the whole family for holiday dinners. It seemed like an intelligent compromise.


Post# 1029648 , Reply# 10   4/12/2019 at 07:03 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
Another variation...

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These were seen a lot at summer cabins and sometimes in motel rooms up here. A counter-top unit instead of a floor model, but probably with the same size oven. This one looks fairly old, with those open-coil heating elements.

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Post# 1029678 , Reply# 11   4/12/2019 at 12:48 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

That layout for a 55+ housing does make a LOT of sense...lets all the daughters bring their electric skillets for latke-frying.

Post# 1029687 , Reply# 12   4/12/2019 at 15:40 by bellalaundry (Hamilton, Canada)        
Hey Paul

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That's one of the ones I'm thinking of. I had one just like the one you pictured. I also saw one a few years ago in coppertone with a window. I regret not picking it up!

What variation are you looking for?


Post# 1029692 , Reply# 13   4/12/2019 at 16:59 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
"That layout for a 55+ housing does make a LOT of sense&

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Not just for senior/over 55 housing, but many far younger than that as well.

Here in NYC, at least in Manhattan not many singles and or young couples cook full meals for dinner. Everything is mostly take-away and or something made elsewhere and reheated. Thanks to offerings from likes of Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and some of the better supermarkets/food places here plenty just don't cook. If food isn't ordered it, they go out.


Post# 1029722 , Reply# 14   4/12/2019 at 22:44 by Brisnat81 (Brisbane Australia)        

We had these here. There were 240v but only 10 amps, so a maximum of 2400 watts.

You could run the hob/broiler plus the oven at once so it was pretty ok. The base comes off so it would sit on the tabletop.

We had one in the workshop kitchen and my grandparents had one in the fernery so they could fry fish without stinking up the house.


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