Friday, January 28, 2011

Retro Stoves

If you've always dreamed of wearing a frilly apron and dressing up as a Stepford wife, there's a stove out there that will complete the picture. Elmira Stove Works ( come in a variety of oh-so-retro vintage pastel colors as well as black. It's adorned with chrome, and according to the company, "each custom built stove is true to it's era, while offering the performance and features found in most modern kitchen appliances." Colors include Candy Red, Buttercup Yellow, Robin’s Egg Blue, Flamingo Pink, Quicksilver, Black, Mint Green, Crushed Orange, Bisque and Bright White. Elmira will even custom-paint appliances to match a customer’s decor.
Very Victorian: The Antique line

Oh-so 1950's: The Northstar line
A family business for three generations up in Ontario, Elmira Stove Works started as a supplier of stove parts for nearby Mennonite families and soon began making their own stoves. Now they make high end stuff with all the old designs. There are two lines: Antique and Northstar, offering a full fledged line of stove ($4,000), hood ($1,100) and fridge ($4,000) that all come in multiple colors, retro style and brand new innards.
This is expensive stuff, but reviews say it performs as well as other "new antique" appliances on the market. Elmira says that each piece is made to your specifications, and at these prices we believe it.

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