Vintage stoves will always have a very special place in my heart, because the first story I ever wrote about homes was about vintage stoves, for the now defunct Ann Arbor News in My story was about why folks were starting to treasure vintage stoves — and where you could buy them. Hey, even then, 17 years ago gulp I was all about the where-to-get-the-stuff and where-to-get-it-restored. Do you think that after all this time I ended up right where I should be — writing this blog? I think so! Last uploader, when readers shared pictures of their vintage small appliances , readers also asked to share their vintage large appliances.
208 pictures of vintage stoves, refrigerators and large appliances
pictures of vintage stoves, refrigerators and large appliances - Retro Renovation
There was a time when refrigerators, stoves, even washers and dryers had real pizzazz. That era was the late s through the s. These machines came in eye-popping colors and cut sharp, elegant silhouettes in the home. They conveyed a sense of permanence, pride and optimism in construction rivaling that of classic autos. Sadly, times have changed. Go to any large appliance showroom now, and you'll find a sea of forgettable stainless steel.
One of the best ways to create old-time kitchen ambience is to introduce antique appliances—in particular, a cookstove and a refrigerator. Loyal cooks swear by a refurbished cooking range's ability to kick out BTUs to rival today's commercial stoves, while many old-appliance enthusiasts claim their s refrigerators have never had to be serviced. Here are some tips from old-appliance pros on purchasing these antique conveniences.