Saturday, March 6, 2010

Our Vintage Wedgewood Stove

The time has come for the Bath Street Inn to say goodbye to and finally sell our vintage Wedgewood stove.  Those of our guests who have been with us in the kitchen know that we replaced the Wedgewood in April 2008 with a double oven vintage O'Keefe and Merritt that we found in San Francisco. Deborah and Marie kept the Wedgewood hoping to use it in the eventual kitchen remodel of their home.  Alas, when push came to shove, the 40 inches length of the Wedgewood was too much for a galley kitchen.  And so we have run out of excuses to keep our beloved workhorse.  When I first thought of how many casseroles, cookies and cakes we've baked in the 28 years of the inn's existence, I thought: oh wow, thousands.  Now I know that I should have been thinking in the tens of thousands.  That's the work capacity of a quality vintage stove that was just made for household use! Over the years, so many guests have commented on the Wedgewood, and shared stories of growing up in a kitchen with a vintage stove, that we realized we should extend the offer to purchase it to our inn family.
The stove is white porcelain, single full oven, single full broiler, storage drawers underneath, 4 burners with central chrome griddle, chrome crumb trays, shelf. Is in fair to good condition cosmetically and was working great when we installed the O'Keefe and Merritt. We're happy to talk about it in more detail to those with a real interest.
Price is $425, buyer will be responsible for pick up and shipping and will need dolly, truck and muscles to move it from its current home in storage in Santa Barbara. It is heavy.

I found a great article, This Old Stove, on the value of a vintage stove.  And the photo in it is a twin our Wedgewood, except we don't have the clock on top of the shelf.

Wishing you all the joys of cooking,
 Deborah Gentry, Innkeeper
Bath Street Inn

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