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Vintage-What's Cooking with Vintage Collectibles Stoves

Updated on June 14, 2016

On the hunt for Vintage Collectibles Stoves

What's Cooking with Vintage Collectibles Stoves. I was on one of my favorite pass times searching Antique stores for vintage finds is my favorite hobby. Guess what I found? You guessed it vintage stoves. I love vintage stove and once a long time ago I found a 1920 Garland Gas stove. It came in a box in pieces and some of the part had corroded and rusted. With a great deal of effort and lots of work eventually, I managed to carefully clean it up and put that stove back together into a fully functional kitchen appliance. I couldn't wait to cook on it every day, it was a treasure. It stood on tall legs and when I baked or cooked meals in the winter the dog made a cozy spot for herself underneath. That was well over 25 years ago but I still smile when I think about that old stove.

On my trip to the antique store I found lots and lots of old stoves from every decade I could imagine. Since I had my camera along like a good little lens maker I made about 30 photos in cluttered corner of these shops. You will notice perhaps on some that I had to crop out the clutter, since it was very distracting. I love taking photos.

Here's one that is very similar to my old Garland. You have to appreciate that women used to cook meals for large families on the stove everyday. Just take a peek at how small the oven is on this model. The fifth knob on the far right of the stove was for the coffee pot. Coffee was brewed on the stove and then kept warm on this tiny little 1 inch burner. A rather cleaver and modern convenience for its time. The oven was not well insulated like out modern versions, so on these food was keep warm on the top area. The ledge above the burners held salt, pepper and other seasoning. Since there was very little counter space in those times the top of the oven was used instead. You would often see baskets of fresh egg still warm from the chickens, fresh warm milk sitting on top in the morning. I can still remember how these food were not usually refrigerated, my grandmother kept a slab of salted bacon hanging in the attic. She would ask use with a measure of her how much she wanted us to bring to her while she cooked. Great memories.

Fox Run Retro Kitchen Timer with Magnet, Mint Green
Fox Run Retro Kitchen Timer with Magnet, Mint Green

Who doesn't need a timer. Great for keeping track of your cooking or use it for your children's time-out.

 

Modern for The Time - Housewives take on the kitchen

This is a very high quality example of a stove that was very well made. The top on it of this model is folding and acts as a work space when not in use for cooking.

An alcohol burning stove

A vintage alcohol burning stove
A vintage alcohol burning stove

Recipe for Successful Cooking

1. Patience

2. Know How

3 Lots of Time

4. A Hungry Family (one that doesn't mind some burnt edges on their food.

A decorative stove from Europe

A decorative stove from Europe
A decorative stove from Europe

Modern Advances Bring Electricity to Cooking

Compact Electric Stove - The perfect fit for apartment living

During the early part of the 20th century many people lived in rented spaces. These space were small and stove were designed to accommodate for these needs.

A children's "Suzy Homemaker" toy stove 60's era

A children's "Suzy Homemaker" toy stove 60's era
A children's "Suzy Homemaker" toy stove 60's era

Getting Girls ready for life as a housewife. Holly Hobby 70's era

Getting Girls ready for life as a housewife. Holly Hobby 70's era
Getting Girls ready for life as a housewife. Holly Hobby 70's era

Just put this one together - Easy to asssemble parts included

There is a bag under this model with all the parts that would make this old stove functional.

Modern Advances in Cooking

A 1940's Tappen triple oven range

A 1940's Tappen triple oven range
A 1940's Tappen triple oven range

1950's Compact gas range

1950's Compact gas range
1950's Compact gas range

1970's Kenmore with warming surface top and built in microwave

1970's Kenmore with warming surface top and built in microwave
1970's Kenmore with warming surface top and built in microwave

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    • LifeAhead profile image

      LifeAhead 4 years ago

      I love the look of vintage anything - especially appliances. They remind me a little bit of the old wood/oil stove we had when I was a kid - it had a warming oven above the burners and we'd put our wet mittens on top to dry ;-)

      Any one of these old stoves would look right at home my century-old farmhouse. Thanks for the retrospective.

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      junkcat 4 years ago

      Yes, I love the Goodwill and I purchased many of them there.