OT - matching stove and fridge


Partly because I believe we're headed into some serious inflation, and
partly because both my stove and fridge are old and uneconomical, and
partly because I think there will be big cuts in the cost of large
household appliances after Christmas, I want to find a matching set of
electric stove and fridge. The kicker is that I want COBALT BLUE and
the stove to have a flat top. I'm not having much luck finding that
color in anything but laundry machines and thought maybe rctq'ers
could help? I'm NOT interested in spending thousands of dollars, but
don't necessarily have to scrimp either.
Musicmaker, on the hunt.
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Musicmaker
Curiosity is killing me. Why do you long for cobalt blue? Polly
"Musicmaker" Partly because I believe we're headed into some serious inflation, and
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Polly Esther
I have a new kitchen of major appliances being delivered today. I think we wore the stores and internet out shopping for them. Home Depot worked out the best for the stuff we chose. No cobalt that I have seen. The one and only unusual color I have found is the Jenn-Air oiled bronze. It is just the most beautiful stuff (to me). Too high end for this little shack we live in but golly if I had an endless amount of money I would have that stuff in a minute. Good luck with your hunt. There are a lot of neato machines out right now.
I was kicking around the idea of the convection/microwave over the stove top. There was a lot of good feedback here but we decided not to go with that because the kitchen electric would have been updated. I was willing to go the extra cost for the machine but I don't want to have to update now. I might be sorry about that later. Good luck with the hunt. Taria
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Taria
So glad you've reported in, Taria. Warning: After our new stove was installed, there had to be a little adjustment made to the counter beside it for a snug fit. When the new stove was inched out, we discovered that the delivery guys had only half-heartedly plugged the stove in - don't know if it ever would have caused a problem but it surely could have. Keep your eyes open. Polly
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Polly Esther
welllll, Polly, it's like this. I've visualized the eventually finished kitchen (eventually meaning by the end of my lifetime) and I must have the colors brick red, warm wood, and cobalt. Though I may have to readjust WHERE the colors are - I'm currently seeing red tile linoleum, cobalt appliances, warm oak cabinets with pale or white knobs, and pale or white walls.
it's kind of like a quilt. Musicmaker
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Musicmaker
Our doctor's wife decided that she had to have a new appliance color. They 'simply' sent their appliances to an automotive repair shop and painted. Worked great - but, of course, the cooktop is quite another challenge. Polly
welllll, Polly, it's like this. I've visualized the eventually finished kitchen (eventually meaning by the end of my lifetime) and I must have the colors brick red, warm wood, and cobalt. Though I may have to readjust WHERE the colors are - I'm currently seeing red tile linoleum, cobalt appliances, warm oak cabinets with pale or white knobs, and pale or white walls.
it's kind of like a quilt. Musicmaker
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Polly Esther
The only ones that I have ever seen were antiques - there are companies who restore these items. If your heart is really set on having cobalt blue - consider having a regular one enamelled in that colour by one of the specialized companies - the cost might be overpowering though? I think I'd rather spend the extra dollars on having a higher end model of fridge and stove. jennellh
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Jennifer in Ottawa
When we moved into our new house money was tight, and our avocado DW was only two years old. We had cherry cabinets and almond refrigerator. I bought a can of appliance paint, almond, sanded the avocado to give it some tooth to hold new paint and sprayed away, turned out fine, 20 years later the EX still has the same DW. Yes, he got the house and the mortgage. My son will get the house, sans mortgage, some day.
The auto repair shop is an excellent idea.
Bonnie, in Middletown, VA
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Bonnie Patterson
I came =3D that close to posting the same reply about an auto painter but, thinking through the baked-on enamel required for the stovetop, thought better and deleted it...
Doc
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Dr. Zachary Smith
On Dec 15, 12:31=A0pm, Bonnie Patterson wrote:
For a while, some appliance companies were making built-ins with interchangeable panels, which made a lot of sense; they only needed to make one version (and slip in the appropriate color panel/s) and if a customer remodeled in a different color scheme, they could keep the appliances and just change the panels. Apparently, it was one of those ideas that was TOO good...
Except, as noted, for the stovetop. There may be another kind of finishing business that c/would do that, but they'd have to do both items or coordinate color-matching with the auto painter. I'm sure it's within the realm of possibility, but it's a tricky/expensive proposition no matter how you look at it. ;-)
Doc
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Dr. Zachary Smith
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this site. This is where i want to order my "last" appliances!!Just lovely! and I'll betthey'll do your cobalt blue!amy in CNY
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amy in CNY
Wow. Polly
"amy in CNY"
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Try this site. This is where i want to order my "last" appliances!!> Just lovely! and I'll bet> they'll do your cobalt blue!> amy in CNY
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Polly Esther
Howdy!
Quality would be my first concern for appliances; color is paintable. Refrigerators are very paintable. Check w/ an appliance place that is experienced w/ painting; auto body shops use an entirely different paint & process, often toxic (you don't live w/ your car in the house).
Get the dark/black cooktop, add a cobalt tea kettle, pots, canisters, a lovely cobalt blue bowl on the counter, to accessorize.
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I've put down red "brick" vinyl flooring, twice. Not allowed to do that anymore, as we moved w/in 6 months of installation. But I loved it, still do. We get "neutral" appliances; any color accessories go w/ black. ;-D
Cobalt blue walls &/or countertops. Cobalt blue knobs & pulls on the cabinets.
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Good luck!
R/Sandy -
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Sandy E
Thanks Polly. Stove and fridge in, up and running. The dishwasher and over stove microwave tomorrow and Friday. This stove does set out just a tad more than the last and since it is such a small kitchen it is very close to the opening dishwasher. Luckily it seems they will 'just' work. Some day I want a real grown up sized kitchen but for today I feel pretty lucky to have such great working machines that are so pretty. Taria
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Taria
Now I remember, Taria. The reason my stove had to be pulled out after installing was that the plug to the stove and the receptacle forced the stove to set out too much from the wall. Ugly and an invitation for splattered spaghetti sauce to dribble down the back. DH had to install a new stove power receptacle in the wall behind the cabinet beside the stove. We were pretty sick looking at the stove standing out like it was and the solution wasn't really that big a deal. If your DH doesn't 'do' electrical, it's really not a million dollar professional job. Polly
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Polly Esther
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I *love* cobalt blue -- wish it had been available when I bought my KitchenAid mixer years ago. However, white -- the one I have -- isn't bad, since it goes so well with cobalt.
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Sandy
Hi Lady, I've got a cobalt KitchenAid mixer, cobalt Chantal cookware, and a few other cobalt accessories in my kitchen-- but I absolutely *love* my Samsung bottom freezer refrigerator in stainless platinum! Check it out on line. (Now I'm hoping my stove will die so i can get the a new one in the same finish(g)). rusty
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rusty
On Dec 15, 8:46=A0pm, "Karen, Queen of Squishies" wrote:
Karen, yes - as if I wait until hubby wants to spend the money on the new kitchen, I'll be using an ice cooler and a coleman campstove since my appliances will have died by then. This way, I'll have some of the major expenses taken care of already.
Sandy E - thanks a bunch for the links! I may go with bisque appliances and blue tile!
Amy - I've contacted Elmira - who knows?
Musicmaker
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Musicmaker
LUV cobalt blue! Got my bits of blue on the cheap, found old Vick's and milk of magnesia bottles on various 'treasure hunt' walks in a long-gone mining town from the early 20th century located here in W. Pennsylvania. I put a glass shelf over my kitchen sink in front of the window and display my cobalt glass there.
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