I can guarantee you it does! I moved one in by myself once. Thank goodness I had a big hand truck. I would never attempt it now!
The big old Wolf gas ranges that were in my first two fire stations. These buildings dated back to the WPA, and I believe I recall hearing that the ranges were bought in the early fifties.
They were the same model with huge oven and lower broiler, except one had 6 burners while the other had a flat griddle in place of the left two burners. I cooked many a delicious thing on those ranges, from road kill venison to my first attempts at breads and rolls. They sealed my lifelong preference for gas cookery after being brought up in a home with all electric.
As long as we’ve turned to stoves we hate, I’ll also turn to a refrigerator that deserves to rot in hell. My SUB-ZERO.
About ten years ago, we replaced our 20-year-old GE (which had never had a single problem) with a SUB-ZERO. It has been unreliable, costly to repair, and the vegetable drawer freezes over.
The ice maker works according to the phases of the moon, I think; and it has none of the conveniences of many other models that cost a third as much (like easily adjustable shelves).
So, why, you may ask, did I buy it?
(It rhymes with "high strife".)
How about a HATED one. I have a 48" DCS w/ six burners, a large oven, a small oven and a grill. The small oven and the grill won’t light. Service is a mininum of $500 (I live in the middle of nowhere) for just a service call. The grill and the small oven were repaired twice under warrenty but now it is my nickel.
NEVER EVER BUY A DCS PRODUCT. Service sucks and the product is about the same.
That stove probably weighs a ton, or pretty darn close [:)]
the ancient mariner
Being in the kitchen business I often have access to appliances that people are getting rid of. Some of them for no reason other than they want something new, or new owners are changing everything. So way back in 1959 (the year the Dodgers beat the White Sox in the Series) I replaced a Chambers with a built-in wall oven and cooktop. My mother got the Chambers which was about 20 years old at the time.
Mom boiled her breakfast egg on that Chambers the day she died in 1996. The range was still as good as new even though it was over 50 years old. My son still has it hooked up in his garage as a secondary unit. As someone once said "They don’t make them like the used to".
Chambers Gas Stove Range Antique Model C90. there is one on eBay right now, $350.00 starting bid and you better hurry cuz you only have 1day 19 hours left ….. from now
I can well understand what a professional chef would see in a stove like that. One of the last I saw in an antique shop was marked sold and bound for a Mexican taqueria.
That’s the stove on the Rachael Ray show," 30 Minute Meals "…I love it !
Dad bought my Mom her Chambers Range sometime in the early 1950s. If I recall correctly it was either a ’51 or ’52. I’ve seen few others since that can develop the heat a Chambers can for frying or canning. It had a grill on the surface you could cook on or raise and lower to broil under it. There was also a well for deep frying.
I bought my own (first) wife a similar one years later, though it was considered an antique by then. Are there any similar love affairs with ranges out there?
Stoves I have known and loved!
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