A new old stove

April 16th, 2008

Our vintage O’Keeffe and Merritt is installed and almost ready for a pot roast, pork chops, or bundt cake. While I would have loved to go industrial and stainless, the price for a new stove was prohibitive. We have a 40″ stove gap and a tight budget, so even the cheap dent and ding 30″ Sears stoves were out of our price range.

I bought this classic beauty off of craigslist, aahhhh my first love – craigslist.

Theres a bit of an issue with the broiler and oven – they won’t get hot! The griddle and stove top burners work like champs, so I’m forking out $40 to have the pros come and assess the issue.

Oh well, you get what you pay for with vintage. But JESUS that thing looks amazing, which is all that matters…

The interiors of the Youngstown steel cabinets got a new coat of baby pink Rustoleum. We all agreed – they now look like vagina’s.

This is the plug of DOOM. What the hell is going on? There are 3 circuits and a cluster fuck of cables.

This is the plug for our fridge, and isn’t grounded. I tried to screw it back in the wall after we inspected the mess and almost killed myself. An exposed wire hit metal and the thing sparked and went BOOOOOM and threw the breaker. I almost wet my pants, and thought I was going to die. Electrical work is now left to the pros.

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  1. Jennifer on 04/17/2008:

    That stove looks SO good in there!

  2. Amy on 04/21/2008:

    I agree – it does look amazing 🙂

  3. Corey on 04/25/2008:

    Vaginal indeed.

  4. 50s Pam on 04/27/2008:

    The stove looks fabulous. A vintage stove makes ALL the difference. I think also that there are some great places in LA if you want to find an expert to really fix it…

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