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Keep Antique Stove?

skuba
11 years ago

Hi,

Me and my wife bought a house in San Francisco and are in the process of remodeling the kitchen. The house came with an antique O'Keefe & Merritt stove. My wife loves it and very much wants to keep it. I like it to, but I am concerned whether or not it will be efficient and convenient compared to modern stoves.

It's visually in very good condition, and the old owner said it works fine. We are trying to get someone to take a look at it.

But my question is, even if it's working perfectly, how do these stoves compare to modern ones? I hear they are much harder to clean. Will the oven heat up to desired temp as fast as a modern stove? Any pros and cons I should be aware off?

I am attaching a picture. If you want to see more details I believe it's just like this one but different color:
http://www.antiquegasstoves.com/pages/40cobalt.html

I really appreciate any feedback here.

Thanks so much

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