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Old 04-30-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
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Does anyone like Vintage equipment & appliances?

I do.

I am going for a vintage look in my kitchen including large and small appliances and cookware.

Does anybody else feel this nostalgic urge?

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Old 04-30-2008, 11:27 AM   #2
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I love vintage kitchen stuff! It is a easy and fairly cheap thing to collect. I particularly like old pyrex and corning ware and cast iron. I also have a some great old carbon steel knives and some nice big old farberware pots. I recently had to bulid a kitchen from scratch on a limited budget so I started shopping flea markets and thrift stores and found myself collecting... it is sort of a disaster because I have nowhere to put alot of the stuff right now.

I cant wait to get my kitchen renovated so I can get it all out on display. I dont go for anything too mint becuause I dont want to be afraid to use it....

Not sure if I will go "vintage" on the kitchen itself. My house is a 19th century workers house that probably orginally had no plumbing and just some wood stoves. My current kitchen is a early 21st century home depot hack job with cheap vinyl floors and paneling ICK. It is probably 5 years old and falling apart.

One of my neighbors with a similar house did a totally vinatge kitchen appliances cabinets and all it is sweet but I think I will go with modern appliances. There is no original detailing left in my house and the rest of my reno is sort of a rustic modern

I remember my mom kept her awesome 50s stove with the round window and the separate brolier and a griddle between the burners when she redid the kitchen that stove rocked but eventually the oven door broke and we coldnt get it repaierd so it got replaced with a pseudo commercial GE that is just not the same

I have had my eye on a great old cast iron double sink that is in my aunts old kitchen and they keep talking about removing... I would have to re-enamel though.
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:28 AM   #3
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I love that stuff. I have a mid 50's Sunbeam mixer from my Mom. It was missing the milk glass bowls but I found a set on Ebay. Rachel Ray has a sweet range on her show. Although I'm not a fan of that pop-up broiler on it.
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:27 PM   #4
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So you like vintage ranges? Here is a photo of the renovated 1960s Crown range I recently bought and should be arriving soon.



And here is a photo of the early 70s era Hobart dishwasher a Hobart repairman is renovating for me.



This is the sink, a church gave to me recently.



Some of the cookware I have collected.



My mixer

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Old 04-30-2008, 02:41 PM   #5
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That range is AWESOME! I can't stand all the digital bells and whistle junk on appliances today. Give me some valves and knobs! Something I can repair myself.

Looks like a great start so far.
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I MUST have a vintage cookie press! The new ones just don't work as well.



Mine is like that one.
I have to keep an eye out online to pick up one for each of my kids too!
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:02 PM   #7
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A 1953 Model Chambers Range that belonged to my Mother....

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Old 04-30-2008, 03:05 PM   #8
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Sweet.... LeoLady your going to have a clutch kitchen!

Your mixer kicks butter!

Love the Copco too I have the skillet in orange (flea market score at $5) and have been eyeing the little dutch ovens on ebay but have put myself on kitchen stuff moratoriam
unitil I actually do the kitchen.

Ditto Jeeks I'll take knobs over digital any day.

Dont even get me started on cars!


edit to add.... uncle bob.... WOW!
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:09 PM   #9
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I like that kitchen!

It has such a warm cozy feel! I am gonna take some ideas from it if you don't mind. And your mom's Chambers range is perfect there.

I forgot to mention I have tons of the old blue flower Corningware, and the Spring Blossom Green Corelle dishes and matching pyrex accessories.

Glad you like my range Jeekins! I should have it in my hot little hands in a week or so! It is being delivered from California, and I am in the midwest.
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:13 PM   #10
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Sweet.... LeoLady your going to have a clutch kitchen!

Your mixer kicks butter!
edit to add.... uncle bob.... WOW!
I am thrilled you like it.

I wasn't gonna mention it, but I have 2 of them just alike. The only difference is that the second mixer has miniscule tiny pin pricks in the finish.
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