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GE Electric Stove, Value?

Postby KathyJB » Thu May 05, 2011 11:17 pm

My husband has the opportunity to buy this stove and the owner wants around $700.00. It was in a home he purchased and says it is in great shape. All I know is that it is a GE Electric stove. What are your thoughts? Is that too much? I wish it were gas, but it's so pretty I could get used to electric.
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Re: GE Electric Stove, Value?

Postby ScottG » Thu May 05, 2011 11:32 pm

If you want a vintage stove, I'd save your money and buy a Chambers. $700 is a lot of money for an un-restored electric range from the 50's/early 60's.
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Re: GE Electric Stove, Value?

Postby KathyJB » Fri May 06, 2011 12:08 am

I have a gas stove now that is 2 years old. I'll look at the chambers. I would still rather have a gas, I was just curious if that was too much for this stove. Thanks for you opinion.
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Re: GE Electric Stove, Value?

Postby lisascenic » Fri May 06, 2011 12:51 am

That seems high to me. It looks like every rotten apartment stove I ever cooked on.
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Re: GE Electric Stove, Value?

Postby rehabbingisgreen2 » Fri May 06, 2011 9:51 am

IMHO, too high.
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Re: GE Electric Stove, Value?

Postby Don M » Fri May 06, 2011 10:00 am

Nice looking stove but seems expensive as others said. You probably won't go wrong with a good condition Chambers gas range.
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Re: GE Electric Stove, Value?

Postby KathyJB » Fri May 06, 2011 10:15 am

The husband was thinking I would like it if we built a little cabin at our pasture. I told him a smaller gas would be better because when we would be there, we would be using the grill :D I thought it was too high myself, unless it's been restored.
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Re: GE Electric Stove, Value?

Postby jsmit » Fri May 06, 2011 4:13 pm

I paid $75 for a similar era electric stove in nice condition a couple years ago. You could probably find something a lot cheaper than $700 if you look around a while.
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Re: GE Electric Stove, Value?

Postby YinzerMama » Sat May 07, 2011 8:13 am

lisascenic wrote:That seems high to me. It looks like every rotten apartment stove I ever cooked on.


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So true!!!

My neighbor had a stove sort of like that in California and we engaged in many, many conversations about how awful our stoves were. (I had a slightly newer version but still ancient and once cooked a meatloaf on "warm" in my oven, that is how wonky it was) I would never spend that much on a stove that old unless it had been professionally worked over, which can be done, but I would suspect it had not in this case.
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Re: GE Electric Stove, Value?

Postby Tujo » Tue May 10, 2011 9:11 am

That's the same as my range. Nothing on mine currently works, though I do plan on restoring it. I would say price should depend a lot on condition - restored those run for close to $4000, but I didn't pay a cent to get mine, so your mileage will vary. I do wish I had the parts for the pressure cooker which are missing on mine, it looks like that still has them.
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