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Saturday, May 29, 2010

1950's Ranch Kitchen

David sent me these photos of the Tappan wall oven that came with his new 1950's ranch house.  I don't have much information to provide about these great mid-century walls ovens other than to say that it was most likely original to the house and to find a ranch with it's original oven is a treat. If you peek at the hardware on the cabinets to the right of the oven, you see those oh-so-hot 1950's concave circle handles that are all the rage with the mid-century crowd.

I love, love, love the control panel and the door handles. I'd be especially interested in learning more about the model names and model numbers.

Anyone?



9 comments:

  1. Oooh La La!!! What an absolutely awesome wall oven! I love the control panel and door handles, too. And this folks, is how stainless appliances should be, and how wonderful it didn't get torn out as so many mid century kitchens for the proverbial 80's and 90's and 2000's updates, blech.

    Congrats on your new to you house David, and enjoy your Tappan.

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  2. Posted by reader w/ an unfortunate link to a spam website. Content reposted as written:

    "I have this same oven, but in yellow. My house was built in 1960. The model number looks like it is a EOKNR, although the K is really hard to make out on mine.
    This oven is especially cool if you have all of the accessories. I was lucky enough that over the last 50 years, the owners always stored them inside the oven: cooking thermometer that plugs into the side of the oven, displays temp on control panel, rotisserie parts, roasting racks, and broiler pan.
    Mine seems to have a faulty thermostat in the upper oven, but I haven't had a change to see if I can get it fixed. I would love to find a manual for this."

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    1. I have this same oven, have had appliance repair out and said I have bad thermostat, and haven't been able to find replacement. Model number tag on front inside door very worn and difficult to read - I also can see EOKNR, but can't make out numbers after that. My searches on appliance part repair websites don't recognize EOKNR, makes me think I'm missing important numbers.... Can you, or anyone else out there - read numbers from this model completely?

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    2. With a thermostat, the model number won't make a lot of difference. The type of thermostat will make the difference. I'd suggest you contact these folks:

      http://www.antiquestoves.com/toac/thermostats.htm

      They have a thermostat rebuilding service.

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  3. I have had the single oven version in use in my kitchen until last month (still works OK). It is a Series 410, Model EOV-410,EOK-410. It's manufacture yaer is 1959. I also have the manual, which has your oven listed as Series 630. It may also be referred to as Constellation Series in some papers that are loose in the manual.

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    1. My mother (76) stills has her EOK-410. Definitely a classic. Her bottom burner just went out. Any idea where I could get parts?
      Thanks.

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    2. We have a Tappan wall oven, Model EOK 410 L3 . It is the original oven in our home which was built in 1960. We now need to replace the oven and need to know the cutout dimensions in order to order a replacement oven. If your manual contains the cutout dimensions, we would greatly appreciate that information. It would save my 83 yr. old husband from the task of taking out the wall oven in order to find out the dimensions. Thank you so much for your consideration.

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  4. d& - THANKS for the info! Very much appreciated. If you ever feel like sharing your manual, drop me a line. I'd love to post some of the pages for those midcentury oven owners.

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  5. I'm purchasing a house with this oven in it. can anyone tell me if it is gas or electric

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