A few days ago I ordered something from Etsy (I’ll be posting about that something later) and the seller sent along a free gift:
…a very cool 1949 cookbook for new owners of Hotpoint ranges. It has some recipes and a few very cool vintage pictures of that mid-century type with colors that don’t really seem real.
Then, on Wednesday night I was browsing the Seattle Municipal Archives photostream on Flickr, when I came across this picture, captioned “Marilyn demonstrating electric stove, 1949”:
It’s the same stove!
Jason and I once lived in a rental house that had a similar stove to this one, but I can’t recall if it was the same one, exactly. It did have the multiple ovens, which I loved. I think it may have also had a feature of this stove which most stoves don’t have anymore: the “Thrift Cooker.”
Apparently the Thrift Cooker was a built-in slow cooker, recessed into the surface of the stove. Pretty useful, really, though it means you have one less burner available. You don’t need counter space for a Crock-Pot this way, and how often do most people use all four burners at once? (The ad here seems to indicate you can use the Thrift Cooker as a surface burner too!)