Thread Number: 79657  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
How to ship ovens? Frigidaire or GE
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Post# 1035497   6/16/2019 at 19:05 by sarahperdue (Alabama)        

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I'm considering one of these two wall ovens. I'm not sure which one I like best. The Frigidaire french doors are wonderful, but I think the GE looks better. Both prices seem pretty steep, but good gosh, compared to new appliances they are so cheap... The Frigidaire is in Indiana and the GE is in California.

Any comments on the reliability of each?

And what is the best way to ship them? They look compact enough to go Greyhound, but is that the best way to get them?

Are any of you nearby enough and willing to facilitate shipping?

Many Thanks,

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Post# 1035519 , Reply# 1   6/17/2019 at 03:21 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

I like the Frigidaire, the uniqueness to me is a plus.  I see the Frigidaire can accept the rotisserie option, but I bet it would be hard to find.  I love mine, use it in the winter when it's too cold to grill, makes a great chicken.

Post# 1035536 , Reply# 2   6/17/2019 at 11:38 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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The FD looks very cool, But if you want an oven to cook in and use for a long time the GE is the better choice.

The GE is not only more reliable and and easier to fix and get parts for if needed.

John L.

Post# 1035538 , Reply# 3   6/17/2019 at 11:55 by sarahperdue (Alabama)        
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Thanks John,

As cool as the Frigidaire is, reliability and ease of repair are very important.

So, GE it is.

How common are the stainless ones? At $765 this one seems very expensive although it appears to be in mint condition. Should I wait for another?

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Post# 1035551 , Reply# 4   6/17/2019 at 15:23 by mixrman (Eutaw, Alabama)        

Sarah- My vote is for the Frigidaire - I always prefer the 'unusual' - why have what everyone else does!?!

Post# 1035556 , Reply# 5   6/17/2019 at 15:47 by sarahperdue (Alabama)        
What everyone else has...

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because parts abound for what everyone else has...

Now, if my proverbial ship comes in , I'll go Frigidaire all the way!

Post# 1035566 , Reply# 6   6/17/2019 at 17:13 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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one option for shipping.


Post# 1035573 , Reply# 7   6/17/2019 at 19:02 by jeb (Mansfield Ohiio)        
Frig verse Ge

I've never uses a "French door" oven but I see two large searing hot panels ready to burn my arms when ever I open it to check something cooking. I also like the ablity to but something on the door if I am rearranging pans in the oven. Jeb

Post# 1035593 , Reply# 8   6/18/2019 at 05:59 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

JEB, the door panels swing back out of the way unless the oven is installed very close to a wall which might not be code anyway. Even as clumsy as I am, I never managed to burn myself on any part of the doors.

Post# 1035599 , Reply# 9   6/18/2019 at 08:35 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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>> I've never uses a "French door" oven but I see two large searing hot panels ready to burn my arms when ever I open it to check something cooking.

I can see the benefit of French doors - no bottom-hinged door to crawl under / reach around when transferring an item from an upper to a lower wall oven unit (or vice-versa).

But in this case, the Frigidaire, as unique as it is, just has too much of a "clinical" feel to its appearance...
The GE on the other hand, still has that vintage charm, and also has the useful window in the door.
I'd vote for the GE.

Post# 1035602 , Reply# 10   6/18/2019 at 09:23 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Sarahperdue,  investigate having the oven crated before moving to protect it from things that can damage it in shipment or at least have it securely padded on all sides, especially the front, with cushioning under the base, and put inside a carton for shipping.

Post# 1035616 , Reply# 11   6/18/2019 at 11:48 by sarahperdue (Alabama)        

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Good advice. Iím not sure I would have thought of it. Now that Iím ďoverĒ the Frigidaire, I feel like I have more time and options because Iíve seen a lot of stainless vintage ovens with conventional doors.


Post# 1035618 , Reply# 12   6/18/2019 at 11:58 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I have the set in woodtone bown. The late 50s to early 60s ovens like these are larger than the newer ones from the mid 60s on. The same shelves will ft these as the early to mid 50s free standing 40" ranges.

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