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Homeowners cherish vintage kitchen appliances

Meet three homeowners who live with appliances that have sailed past the half-century mark.

The Dallas Morning News

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ite and stainless steel dominated kitchens, chrome mixed with high-gloss, playful color was the look. These kitchens and their appliances of years past have droves of fans. The owners of vintage appliances are a proud lot, quick to show off a refrigerator's special features, discuss the steps they take to keep a stove shiny or share a charming story about a previous owner.

Many aren't afraid to fiddle with this or that part to get their equipment back in prime working order, and the ones who leave repairs to the experts have had little trouble finding a professional to get their appliances humming once more.

While all of the vintage appliances we found are in older homes, there are plenty of collectors who put vintage appliances or reproductions in new construction.

Meet three homeowners who live with appliances that have sailed past the half-century mark.

A red showstopper: 1950s-era Chambers high-back stove

The proud owners: Van and Elsa Moushegian of northwest Dallas

Its colorful past: When the Moushegians bought their house, the seller was sure to tell them about how, when he was a boy, his father gave his mother the stove to mark a special occasion. The seller had moved the stove to a couple of other houses but didn't have a place to take it to the next, so it stayed and became the Moushegians'.

 

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