August 13, 1989 |
OLD STOVES ARE hot--handsomer, more durable and efficient than new ones, aficionados claim. "They're made better, of better, stronger materials," says owner Winsor Williams of Antique Stove Heaven. "They cook faster on bigger burners. They maintain a minimum flame without shutting off."
May 30, 1993 |
Just before we closed escrow on our house in north Pasadena, we discovered that the ancient electric stove didn't work. Not a big problem, we thought. We'd already planned to replace the refrigerator (which was encrusted with several generations of foul-smelling black fungus) and the 1949 Kitchenaid dishwasher (which ran with a dull grinding sound). We'd just have to spend more in the major appliance department, we figured. Wrong.