Four Vintage Ovens

February 15th, 2013 · 5 Comments

Vintage oven from a 1960 Phoenix home.

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Vintage oven from a 1964 Phoenix home.

vintage original oven 1964 kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Vintage oven from a 1973 Mesa, Arizona home.

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Vintage oven from a 1978 Martin, Tennessee home.

vintage original oven 1978 kitchen Martin Tennessee home house for sale real estate photo

Tags: Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Greeney // Feb 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I love the double oven in the second pic, the 1964 one. Two full size ovens! Nowadays, you get a tiny single one for a wall oven that lasts 3 years, or two Munchkin size ones smaller than a toaster for a double one. Ovens and cooktops were much much better back then! I had a 1962 Flair wall oven and cooktop combo in the 80s that was super high tech. One cooktop element was faster than a microwave, and after you were done, the cooktop was pushed out of sight. If someone accidentally left an element on, it turned itself off. They don’t make them like that anymore. Even a top of the line Whirlpool convection wall oven doesn’t come close.

  • 2 Picky // Feb 15, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I love vintage but a couple of these are walking a fine line between vintage and just “old” and outdated.

  • 3 Suzy Dragnet // Feb 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    The top photo is almost just like my 1961 apartment was originally, before the 2000s style remuddle.

    Also, I featured your blog on my Dragnet production style blog.

    Great work! I appreciate the care & attention that you put into your blog. Keep it up!

    Here is the post:

    Cheers & thanks.

  • 4 mimi // Mar 2, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I have vintage appliances (stainless steel type) from the sixties and they work as good as new.

    I like these, something different you don’t see much. Modern colored appliances and steel cabinets are in the thousands so worth it to keep these or try to find a good home for them..

  • 5 Ray // Jan 27, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    I have to jump in and defend these old warhorses. In my thirty year stint in a ’50s tract house in NoCal, the original stovetop was replaced twice (and the last one was on it’s last legs), replaced the original oven with one that ate up double it’s purchase price in replacement parts, the original dishwasher was replaced four (4!!) times, the original 1965-vintage GE fridge I inherited from my Gran gave out after 20+ years, only to see four (again, 4!!!) replacements take it’s place. There was no abuse involved, just the sadly typical toss-it-out consumerist design factors at work. Keep your oldies (or start a bank account to bankroll replacements).

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