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I Always Liked This Style of Hotpoint Cooktop
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Post# 1136928   12/22/2021 at 21:08 (458 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I liked the control box at the back. This is the first one I have seen with the thermal unit. I have seen an earlier one with the control pod at the center front with the dial for the Supermatic Unit.

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Post# 1136962 , Reply# 1   12/23/2021 at 09:01 (457 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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I don't think the control box is attached to the cooktop, it appears that it can be located wherever the owner finds it works best.  I guess this would be Hotpoint's version of GE's remote control panel.



Post# 1137008 , Reply# 2   12/23/2021 at 15:13 (457 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I have only seen pictures in magazine ads and it was always placed between the two 6 inch units at the back so that was all I was basing my comments on. I guess I did not see the contrast between the cooktop and the counter top. I remember that TOL Frigidaire cooktop with the remote panel that was shown either on the front of the cabinet in front or above and behind.

I remember seeing pictures of Hotpoint's drop in range with the twin control pods in the back corners; one for the surface units and the other for the clock and oven and the surface units placed with the airplane arrangement of the two 6 inch units front to back in the center and the two 8 inchers to either side. I'll bet my mom would have placed plastic wrap over the tower or towers near skillets involved in a frying operation.

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Post# 1137033 , Reply# 3   12/23/2021 at 17:48 (457 days old) by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        

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Your mother sounds like a wise woman to protect such a thing from getting ruined.

Sounds like the kind of person a spatter shield was designed for.

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Post# 1137101 , Reply# 4   12/24/2021 at 09:01 (456 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
Thank you

Into the early 2000s, mom's friends used to ask where she found new appliances in coppertone. They were installed in 1966 when the house was built but still looked brand new.

Post# 1137296 , Reply# 5   12/25/2021 at 19:35 (455 days old) by Philcoford (Maryland)        
Almost like mine

But mine is all push button control and the control panel is mounted centrally on the back center of the cooktop. 1962 model and it works perfectly everyday.

Post# 1137352 , Reply# 6   12/26/2021 at 12:38 (454 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I wonder if maybe there were two different mounting options for the control.

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