Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Chambers Stove for Sale

Update: The stove was sold to a lovely couple from upstate NY, who will be using it in their hunting/fishing cabin. The cast iron farm sink was sold to a fellow from Philadelphia who is renovating a very old house (1890s, I think). Thanks!

I mentioned a while ago that we're going to sell the Chambers Stove that came with the house. We've had it posted on Craigslist for a while, then tried a Chambers website (and got a stern talking-to from the host over there - yikes!), and finally ebay. Ebay generated some moderate interest, but other than a Craigslist spammer, no one has made an offer yet.

I know that some folks from Houseblogs.net read our blog and maybe that group might be interested. (Is it tacky to advertise something for sale on your blog? Meh, whatever. It's a piece of appliance history! I'm performing a civic duty for pete's sake!)

Anyway, here are some photos of the lovely stove. Mostly we've decided to sell it because it's just too much stove for us. It's really cool looking, but it's a beast! All the burners, the oven, and the broiler work. The enamel is intact and there's hardly any rust (a little in the warming oven). It's clean, but not super-shiny.


Here she is! To turn on a burner, you push down on the top latch and turn the lever.

With the baffle down:

With the baffle folded up (it leans a little):

This is the handle that lifts the griddle. I don't think it's the original.

The timer might work, but we've never plugged in the electric cord (same for the lightbulbs).


The oven and warmer oven.

The stovetop. (L-R): Griddle, two burners, Thermowell and burner.

Here's the griddle.

Which lifts up to be a broiler! This is the most badass broiler I've ever seen.
The tray lifts out for cleaning.

The Thermowell. Unfortunately we don't have the pots for it.

Hi there, Thermowell.

PS: We are also selling a cast-iron farmsink! It's loooooovely!!!

PPS: Both weigh an absolute ton.

PPPS: I wanted to add this endorsement from the blog The Cottage at Wit's End. That's how you're supposed to use a Chambers stove.

28 comments:

priscilla said...

Love your stove and sink. How much is the sink?

StuccoHouse said...

Too bad I'm not closer, I'd take that stove in a nanno-second.

Kristen said...

priscilla: Here's the CL link:
http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/hsh/382679666.html

Stuccohouse: What, no appliance-roadtrips in your future? (I like your blog, by the way!)

Anna said...

I love that stove!

Too bad the shipping costs to Europe would probably be higher than the price of our house :) :)

Good luck with selling!

Them Country Folk: said...

It's beautiful. I wish it would fit in my kitchen!

Dulcie said...

Super gorgeous stove.

Omar said...

Wow, that's too cool! I'd be interested, but we're still a ways off from the kitchen re-do.. :(

becoming-home said...

Its so cool looking! Good luck selling it..

tux_sf said...

Very nice looking Chambers model B. If you feel you must sell it, you must, but I have one of this same model & can't begin to tell you how great these ranges are! You might want to check out the website I manage at http://www.vintagechambers.com for more information about your stove. There are scans of the manuals & cookbooks that originally came with these beasts, as well as other interesting information about them. All free & yours for the download.

Elizabeth Anne said...

Hello! I've really enjoyed reading your blog. Is the stove still available? I'm very interested, and relatively local.

Lisa said...

Do you still have the Chambers stove and what do you want for it? I live in Louisville Ky and can pick it up...

Kristen said...

Hi Lisa (and, ack! Elizabeth Anne, too!) - The stove sold via ebay to a very nice couple from upstate New York. It is currently living in their weekend cabin-by-the-lake, cooking for family reunions and hunting weekends.

I will add, though, that the cast iron farm sink is still sitting in the scullery. Poor, lonely sink... ;)

Neco Massey said...

Did you sell your stove yet? I may be interested.

Kristen said...

Hi Neco -

Yes, the stove has been sold. I added an update to the top of this post.

valerie said...

This is the exact stove that my family had for over 42 years, with the exception of the hood. Unfortunately, we had a burgarly, and it was taken as well. My mom was especially devastated. What part of the country are you located? What is your asking price?forward info to: valerie.5341@gmail.com

Kristen said...

Hi Valerie - As you'll see above, the stove was sold a while ago. Good luck finding one! -KS

Anonymous said...

I have a stove like yours for sale in San Diego. I also have the well-cooker pans and the original instructions, handles,etc. It is a cutie and in good condition. At what price did you sell? Please respond to PattiElliott1@cox.net.

Amanda said...

I also have a stove exactly like this one, barely used, with all the original accessories in Long Island, New York. If anyone is interested, my e-mail is amandaschenck@gmail.com. Thanks!

Donna said...

I have an older model A Chambers stove....if anyone is interested. Its currently in Bronxville NY. It's in pretty good condition. But like the blogger said its just too much stove for me! If your interested I can send pictures. email me at dronan920@gmail.com

Raj said...

Hello

I have a stove like this one. Good condition with accessories.

http://rochester.craigslist.org/app/1498670818.html

Please write mansush@live.com if anyone is interested.

Anonymous said...

Someone STOLE a 450-pound, unrestored Chambers? Wow. Earned every penny...

Gulshan said...

I have a Chambers stove in working condition IN NY city Area. Any one intrested to buy , E mail at Gulshan.Malik@gmail.com

katty said...

I love the big stove specially because i like to cook all kind of recipe, how ever i prefer to have a reasonable place. Actually i saw a beautiful stove in a house that was published in costa rica homes for sale it was big and beautiful, i think i will go there because it catched my attention.

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Brian said...

Hi,

I would like to know if your Chambers Stove is still for sale?.

I am very interested in it and buy Chambers stoves. Please email me and let me know.

Thank you,
Brian -
BrianJames57@gmail.com

Jonathan said...

We have the exact model here that we're looking to part with but I have no idea how much to ask. How much did you manage to sell yours for?

tina owens said...

i have a red chambers stove like this one for sale in oklahoma.

Bonnie Jester said...

I have a copper Chambers stove for sale with the tall back splash and the overhead light. 443-350-6789