This Magic Chef is without a doubt one of the most uniquely styled kitchen stoves ever designed. In it’s heyday it was considered “ultra-modern”. Two gas burners flank the large gas fueled oven, a grill in the center, broiler located below the center oven, and a utility drawer (could function also as warming drawer) below each pair of burners. The long shiny chrome handlebars are an extremely useful feature as is the extra counter space achieved by the two up or down counters over each pair of burners. This stove still looks cool, hip, retro and will be the envy of all your guests. It is in fairly good condition, a few chips, nothing glaring, the chrome is pretty good but it needs allot of the screws replaced, which are easy to do and a more thorough cleaning would ceartinly make it look stunning. I have not actually installed it or used it but I believe all the parts are there or in the wire basket as seen in the photo below.
This stove was functioning in a San Francisco Deco House for many years, then pulled out at some point for remodeling and remained in a S.F. garage for many more years. I saw it and snatched it up and brought it down to Salinas hoping to restore and put in my 1937 Deco-Style Apt. but it was just too big for my space, then too many other projects took over. I have not fully restored it but have cleaned it farely well. It needs a thorough cleaning, could replace two or possibly three handles which can be found at Antique Stove Places which I could direct you to and then just hooked up! It needs someone who is really into it, maybe experienced or open to learning and having fun. I am also on a fixed budget so it has not been a priority for me to fully restore. I have restored many old stoves — Wedgewoods, O’Keefe and Merrit and other Magic Chefs and once installed turn out to be a blast and better to cook with than the modern gas ones.
P.S. Stove measuresments – Overall Dimensions: 46″W x 24″D
Footprint –44″w x 24″d
Height to Cook Top — 34″
Height to Top of Stove — 43″
Oven — 18″w x 20″d x 13″h
Broiler — 16″w x 20″d x 7″h
Contact Seller: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/atq/2914885116.html
Categories: Art Deco