Thread Number: 84871  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
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Post# 1093416   10/16/2020 at 17:20 by kevin313 (Detroit, Michigan)        

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Well, it's always been hard for me to say no to a pretty face. This has caused me all kinds of grief throughout my life ;-)

Here is a refugee from an estate sale that I hauled home on Sunday. I don't have a lot of self-cleaners in my collection, but this one was so clean and nice looking, I couldn't refuse. Plus, they wanted it out and practically carried it out of the house and put it in my van for me.

Haven't located the tag, but can anyone give me an approximate date on this double oven delight?

Sorry for the sideways photos, I can't figure out how to get the photos to post properly!


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Post# 1093445 , Reply# 1   10/16/2020 at 18:10 by luxflairguy (Wilmington NC)        

You are SO lucky Ralph!!!

Post# 1093450 , Reply# 2   10/16/2020 at 18:24 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
40" GE Double Oven Range

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Hi Kevin, it is around 1966-7, if you open the storage drawers you will see the model tag between the drawers.


I refurbished and sold a stove exactly like this one last year, I find we can get around $500 for vintage electric ranges if everything works. and we give them at least a 60 day warranty.


This is a very good range, in fact you can get rid of all the other ranges you have now, LOL


John L.

Post# 1093467 , Reply# 3   10/16/2020 at 21:30 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Congratulations!  She's a beauty - even sideways.  I agree with John - late 1960's.



Post# 1093479 , Reply# 4   10/16/2020 at 23:42 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        
Channeling Christopher Nolan

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Kevin, that's a beautiful range even when it's sideways.


Don't even try to fix pictures you've taken with your phone.  I've resigned myself to having them post sideways here, and it's apparently due to flawed browser algorithms that think they know better (I'm using Firefox).  Copying and pasting is one way to get things right side up, but I think pasted pictures disappear off of threads here at some point.

Post# 1093488 , Reply# 5   10/17/2020 at 07:38 by Dermacie (my forever home (Glenshaw, PA))        

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What a beauty. I can’t wait to see you video it.

Post# 1093531 , Reply# 6   10/17/2020 at 15:14 by robinsondm (Upstate NY)        

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That's a beautiful range -- congratulations! If you search for my older posts, you'll see I've owned two similar 40" GE ranges -- a 1966 and a 1969, which I still own and use. John's (combo52's) guess on the year seems about right. My 1966 had no window, which is the main reason I sold it -- to another member! -- and replaced it with a 1969 model. The 1969 has a window, and knobs instead of buttons. Including the Sensi-Temp coil/size selector, my 1969 range has nine knobs!

Combo52 is also correct that this is an excellent range. The main oven, in particular, holds temperature quite precisely. And its self-cleaning works very well.

It looks like you may not have the Sensi-Temp burner at left front, but that's okay. While it's a neat feature, it can also be troublesome. I've had to replace the sensor more than once, and I may have replaced the Sensi-Temp control on the 1966 range. Fortunately, the three-coil Sensi-Temp burner has never failed (knock on wood!) on either range during my ownership. Replacement Sensi-Temp parts (either "new old stock" or, less often, used) are now hard-to-find and -- if you can find them -- usually expensive.

Combo52's guidance on finding the tag is also right, as usual: look on the vertical divider between the two storage drawers. You'll want the model number in case you ever need replacement parts, and the serial number will allow you to date the year and month your range was manufactured.


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Post# 1093569 , Reply# 7   10/17/2020 at 22:12 by kevin313 (Detroit, Michigan)        

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Thanks John and Dean for the helpful information!!

Post# 1093600 , Reply# 8   10/18/2020 at 07:00 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Congratulations on a great find, Kevin. It really is in beautiful shape--and it's self-cleaning to boot. I grew up with manual-clean ovens (and guess who got that job in our household) so self-cleaning is a must for me now. The smaller oven looks pretty spacious itself, actually. 


How long before this GE beauty makes its debut on Cavalcade of Food?

Post# 1093610 , Reply# 9   10/18/2020 at 09:43 by kevin313 (Detroit, Michigan)        

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Thanks, Eugene.

Actually, this one may end up going in my house rather than CoF. I'm working on some modifications to the kitchen, so if this one will work, that's where I'll put it.

Post# 1093659 , Reply# 10   10/18/2020 at 20:21 by appnut (TX)        

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Kevin, she's an amazing, full figured beauty!!!! Congratulations. Very happy for you.

Post# 1093718 , Reply# 11   10/19/2020 at 11:59 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Just to say ... the photos are upside down (when I drag/copied them out of the post) so the board software apparently did rotate them 90° to sideways.  :-)

Boy-howdy, that unit is pristine.  Are the pics before you did any clean-up on it?

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Post# 1093745 , Reply# 12   10/19/2020 at 15:19 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        

bake and roast superbly! GE still makes a great cooking product today.

Post# 1093750 , Reply# 13   10/19/2020 at 15:58 by Kevin313 (Detroit, Michigan)        

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Thank you for “righting” the photos!

The range is exactly as I found it - haven’t done a thing yet. For once, I won’t have a big cleaning job on my hands!


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