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Curious about experiences selling a working Wedgewood Stove.
While it's been good to us, we're exploring getting
something smaller. Wonder whether it's better to keep
(because things were built much better back in the day) or
we can get a good enough price to justify getting a new stove.
Like you I had an old Wedgwood I really loved. It had the
griddle in the center. I lost mine in a house fire and was
determined to replace it with an identical one from the
place that restores them on Gilman Street (maybe you can
sell yours to them). Somebody wiser pulled me aside and
pointed out the advantages of a newer cook-top with a solid
top/sealed burners for easy spill clean-up and electronic
ignition for child safety and to save the gas wasted by
pilots plus the fire hazard. I got a gas Dacor stainless
steel cook-top and a separate convection oven and have never
looked back. The cook-top especially is just fantastic, all
the grilles and burner caps go in the dishwasher and it is
easy to clean and keep looking and smelling new. My mom has
a glass-top unit with convection oven below and loves that
My former neighbor who bought a house that had an original
Wedgewood stove and replaced it with a new sleek industrial
one, thought that it would be easy to sell - but that was not
the case. She had tried to sell it for about $200+ (I can't
remember the actual figure) because it needed some restoration
work. Restored, these stoves can fetch a lot of money $1000+ -
but the stove restorer that she spoke with to get a price from
or sell to, said that in this economy its hard to find
interest. He also did not buy it from her. She ended up, after
several weeks and hopeful tries, leaving it out on the street
for free. Of course, someone picked it up then!
But good luck to you, maybe it will be different since this
was about two years ago now.
Hi We have an old OKeefe and Merritt stove and are looking
for someone who can service it and refurbish it. Is there an
individual or store out there that I could hire to do this?
Apple Stoves. http://applestoves.com/
I believe it is two guys who run the business. The one who
came took great care of the Okeefe where I rented and was
very nice. Even replaced a missing dial on the front of the
stove for free because he happened to have an extra in his
bag. happier cook
Reliance Antiques at 830 Gilman Street sells O'Keefe &
Merritt stoves and I bet that they do repairs. They buy
classic stoves like yours, refurbish them and then sell
them. Their phone number is 510-525-5921.
There is a great place that does just that on 830 Gilman
Street just about across from Berkeley Yamaha. It is called
Reliance Appliance. anon
I am hoping to find a buyer for our old Wedgewood Stove. Anyone
know of how to sell (other than Reliance Appliance) such a
stove? It still works, is beautiful, and I would hate to see it
end up in a landfill. many thanks!
APPLE STOVES - these folks are a great resource for vintage
stoves. Check with them about your options. (510) 985-1867
We just got rid of our Wedgewood stove, and had it picked up by
Urban Ore in W Berkeley. They seem to be open to taking almost
anything, but have similar criteria to Reliance in that it should
be in good physical and working condition--especially if there's
damage to the porcelain, it hurts the resale value. They didn't
pay us anything, but sometimes I think you can negotiate at least
some store credit.
If you want to look at other options, both the Berkeley and
Oakland waste management websites provide links to appliance
We have a white Wedgewood stove (right side oven and left side broiler with four
burners on top and a large griddle in the middle) that we use now but need to sell
because it's not properly ventilated out of our home and therefore, not safe,
ultimately. Any ideas on how to sell this nice antique stove? I tried Craigslist and
calling a local
antique shop--to no avail. Thank you for any ideas or expertise. Michelle
I sold our vintage stove a few years back, but it took a lot of
work, as you're discovering. I tried eBay, CraigsList, local
antique stores...I think it finally sold through a classified I
posted on www.antiquestoves.com. If you google ''antique
appliances'' you'll find a number of places that have forums and
classifieds where you can post a listing. Ours actually went to
someone in Georgia, so don't limit yourself locally -- just be
up front about buyer-pays-shipping-costs. And watch out for
scams -- I had one ''buyer'' who wanted to send me a cashier's
check and have it shipped to Nigeria, yadda, yadda, yadda.
Enjoying My Modern Stove
We have a Wedgewood stove and the stove's the reset button
working. Do you know what to do or know of someone that can
BTW- also the temperature gauge on our refridgerator (an
not adjusting. There is a button on the front of the door
when you push shows lit up bars to indicate the level of
cold. They wont adjust now and my freezer is now more like
There's really only one option to consider - he's the best and he has
the best price:
Henry at http://oldstoverepair.com/
Stove works flawlessly now
Can anyone recommend a good person to repair an old Wedgewood stove? Perhaps
even for a reasonable price? PG&E has adjusted the oven pilots several
times, but it looks like the problem is more serious this time. Thanks.
In answer to the person seeking repair for the antique stove, I
recommend the following business, located in Berkeley:
Mackall's in Palo Alto, (650) 858-0515, did repairs on a 1940s Wedgewood I
had when I lived in that area. They seem to specialize in old stoves. They
even gave me very useful info. by phone. If they're too far away, maybe
they can recommend an old stove specialist in the East Bay.
I had an old Wedgewood fixed up (pilots, loose oven door, etc.) by a co.
called G.S. Refrigeration. The repair man came out in the evening as
requested and did a great job for under $100. Their number is (Oakland)
763-2611 or (SF) 362-5600.
I highly recommend Raynard (not sure if that's his first
name or his last). He was recommended by an appliance
parts supplier on San Pablo in Berkeley and he is very
good. The pilots stopped working on our vintage O'Keefe
and Merrit and he came out and diagnosed & repair the
problem (thermo coupling was shot)in less than 2 hours. He also does small heating and plumbing jobs.
162 24th Street Richmond
We have a Wedgewood stove that needs to be re-chromed and re-enameled.
this work? And how much can I expect to pay? Thanks!
Apple Appliance on Sacramento (just north of Ashby) is
great for restoring old Wedgewood and O'Keefe and
Merritt stoves. We bought a fully restored O'K&M stove
from them about four years ago. They had the stove
rechromed before they showed us the stove (the other
work was done after we committed to buy it), so I don't
know how much it cost to do because it was part of the
total price. It looks great (still). They also sent the
burners out to be re-enameled. They repair and restore
stoves as well as selling reconditioned old stoves.
The owner is named John. They are pretty idiosyncratic
- they often don't answer the phone and take a while to
return calls and the store hours are unpredictable, but
they really know their stuff, so it's worth putting up with
the weird behavior.
I just had my 50-year old Wedgewood Stove serviced by Henry
Rutgers. I don't know if he'll do chrome or enamel
repairs, but he might be able to refer you to someone who
does. His website, with link to email:
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