So, I know I said I wasn’t going to post today, but over my vacation a huge dilemma has come up — and I need your thoughts!
I’ve done two posts about what I hope for our kitchen renovation — about 1 year 9 months away and counting (barring unforeseen circumstances): the first about my favorite colorful super capacity stove and my quest for a keeping room.
Here is my dilemma — I LOVE to cook, and I’m not a fan of technology. Because of that, I really prefer fewer electronic parts and a huge amount of cooking capacity. I’ve always been attracted to vintage gas stoves from the ’20s – ’50s, especially the ones have super capacity, like the Magic Chef 1000s:
the Magic Chef 6300s,
and various renditions of the Glenwood Insulated super capacity ranges.
I mean, these things have 3 ovens, 2 broilers, a warming oven, 6 burners, and 3 simmer burners!!!!!! They are a cook’s dream, wrapped in nearly 1,000 lbs of insulation!
BUT, Lacanche makes a GORGEOUS range that is customizable. We could do something like this:
I’ve done years of research. But because I thought I wouldn’t find one of the above vintage stove in my price range when the time was right, I had thought perhaps we might eventually get the Lacanche of my stove post. Hey — there are worse things than being able to specify a double oven range in red or turquoise with beautiful French vintage styling if I so chose!
But while I was on vacation, I received a call about a Glenwood that might be better priced. (I’ve had some feelers out for years.) And now here is my dilemma:
- Do I get the real “dream stove” (aka the Glenwood), though it would probably not be as good for the resale of our home (if, for some reason, life happened and this didn’t become our forever home), and would impose some design limitations on our kitchen plans,
- Or, hold off for now, and keep planning on a double-oven Lacanche in a cool color.
So — what do I do? What would YOU do? What would you do if you were ME? Help!!!!!
PS: Big Reveal is still slated for next week!