They work, but is it worth it?
August 23, 2012 12:25 PM Subscribe
Looking to buy an old gas stove and old electric chest freezer (pre-60's). Advice wanted!
posted by katyh to Technology (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Wondering if mefites out there have advice about what to look for and what questions to ask when I go visit the seller, plus the pros and cons of owning these dinosaurs. (I understand efficiency is a more of problem with appliances from the '60s-90's, something friends with antique appliances confirm.)
I have been looking for an antique stove for a few years now. Incidentally, while searching craigslist for a freezer I came across BOTH for $50 (the owner just wants to pay someone to get them out of his house).
I figure if it works out, we can make a profit by selling our old stove; if it doesn't we can probably still make a profit by selling these for more than we paid for them. My husband, of course, is skeptical, seeing as he'll be the one helping move the tank(s), and he doesn't want to get sucked in a big time-waster.
(And we're on a time-limit, since 15 chickens need to be in a freezer--old or otherwise--tomorrow evening)