Vintage Appliances Can Trump The Newest Models
Talk about quality appliances that can stand the test of time and generations of usage - vintage appliances have a growing legion of fans.
Three homeowners tell Jamie Knodel of the Dallas Morning News why they absolutely love their antique appliances.
Van and Elsa Moushegian of northwest Dallas describe their 1950s-era Chambers high-back stove as a contraption with 3 burners and a deep well that works as a slow cooker. It also has a broiler and griddle.
This marvel of an appliance was ahead of its time in that it was energy efficient well before efforts to reduce waste made headlines.
According to the Moushegians, the oven retains heat and insulates so well that they can set the oven to a very high heat, put a roast in and keep the heat on for about 20 minutes. Then, they get to turn off the heat, leave the oven door shut for several hours, and the roast comes out steaming and supertender.
The lady of the house says that this appliance - which exceeds the half-century mark - actually cooks better, and that she's happier with it than the modern stoves she had used before moving into the house that contained the vintage stove.
Those who choose vintage often do so because they enjoy the look of vintage and the nostalgic feel of using something with a rich history, but as the example above proves, sometimes, in addition to the aesthetic value and a notable historic provenance, vintage appliances can also be environmentally sound.