She was hoping to discover what year her stove was manufactured; if the silver burner rings were original or if they once were glass; and what to use to clean the stove.
My response to her included the following observations.
I suspect the stove is a 1950's (or so) model. It has a knob turning on the back splash light instead of the earlier pull chain.
The stoves are amazingly easy to clean. If you look on my blog, you will find pages on how to clean the burners..how to removed the manifolds to clean...how to clean the broiler, etc.
I'm almost certain that the chrome rings are original to the stove. They were typical for your model. If a stove had glass rings, they would have little light bulbs behind the rings to light them up.
I like to use the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers to clean my stove. Goof Off works really well to remove built up grease, ect. A straight edge razoe also is good just to scrape off gunk,
I am very curious about the switch on the far right side of the back splash. What does it turn on? The oven? This is only the second stove I have seen with that feature.
Okay Tappan Talk readers, now it's your turn. What feature do you see on June's stove? What cleaning tips do you have? Do you know what the switch on the back splash does?