Sunday, November 08, 2009

Introducing Tappan Talk

A few of you have already discovered the link I added to the side bar. I've created a page on my blog specifically dedicated to vintage Tappan stoves.

Not a week goes by that I don't receive at least one email from a Tappan owner looking for information, advice, or just someone to share their Tappan enthusiasm. My record in responding to emails is admittedly spotty. I just don't have the time to reply with info. to each email, and often I don't know the answer to the question asked.

So, I decided to create a page where Tappan owners that end up on my blog can exchange info. & discuss Tappan Deluxe stoves. Selfishly, I also hope to learn a lot about my own stove :-)

Please keep in mind that the Tappan Talk page is very much in it's preliminary stages. I hope to put up posts by category so they are easily searchable and comments are limited to one topic.

I hope you enjoy.

15 comments:

Laikabear said...

How wide is the Tappan?

StuccoHouse said...

Mine is 40"

Katy said...

Both of mine are 40" too...only one is in my kitchen though. :)

Northland Stories said...

We bought a new house! Yep, we're moving. Not many details yet, but I posted a few pics. Take care, -NS

StuccoHouse said...

Katy - Thanks to your brackets & knob, mine is getting closer to making it's way to the kitchen..

Northland - I've missed your blog. Congrats on the new house! Wow, what a view that house has. Looks like it has some great woodwork too. I'll get you back on my blog roll.

TappanTrailer said...

Awesome! Thanks for adding Tappan Talk to your great blog. I'm getting ready to tear mine apart, finally, probably right after the New Year.

So...the first subject I have to talk about: any teeny chance I can snag your griddle? LOL

TappanTrailer said...

Cruising through eBay and saw this Tappan. I'm pretty sure it was re-done, based on how shiny the burner grates are, and also the chroming of the front panels and top panel. Thought I would post here so anyone who is restoring can see what theirs would look like if they didn't keep it all porcelain.

Search item 360207292271 on ebay. Personally, I'm not crazy about the extra chrome....

StuccoHouse said...

Tappan Trailer - I'll be interested to hear how your restoration goes. My advice, take a ton of photos. It's surprising how fast you forget what goes where.

Those griddles aren't all that rare. I've seen one other one go up on ebay after I bought mine. I'll post more over on Tappan Talk soon, but I actually think they go with a 1940's early version Tappan. I think the Deluxe griddle fits over only one burner...but this is just conjecture based on illustrations I've seen.

I also saw that tricked out Deluxe over on ebay. I haven't seen another one like it....like you said either a restored or maybe a showroom model. Very cool.

Joe M. said...

First as I wrote earlier THANK YOU fo this blog! I'm wild about the Tappan 60 series Doughboy & have found inspiration here. By 1950 Tappan had (2) stoves avaialble of which the 60 series Doughboy is one. Within the 60 series there were (4) models: the 65,665,67 and 667. The version with the light-up bezzels was called the 66 & 67 series in Fall 1949. By Spring 1950 this same stove was refered to as the 669 series. I believe the broiler toe-kick was introduced in 1952 & helps date these. The "tricked-out" version with chrome detailing I think was called the Super 60 and must have be very rare. To me the Tappan Doughboys were to stoves what the 55-57 Chevies were to cars. Thanks again for your new intro!

Joe M. said...

QUICK correction regarding the Series 60 model with the light-up bezzels:
In Fall 1949 these were refered to as the 67 & 667 series; by Spring 1950 they were referenced as the 669 series.

StuccoHouse said...

Joe - Give me a bit & I can add a few details to your info on the models of Series 60. I plan a post on that over on my Tappan Talk page.

Zetta said...

Thank you SO much for all of this information on these stoves!! I am moving into a new rental this week, and low and behold my "new" cook stove is a vintage Tappan deluxe.... i have started cleaning her up, some people have not been nice to her... and started trying to figure out how to use her properly... your posts have helped me realize i don't have to use a match every time i light a burner... and have showed me where to light the oven pilot and well.. honestly.. where the oven controls were... i had been comfused til i found your blog! thank you!

StuccoHouse said...

Zetta - I'm happy the info. has helped! Once you move in, I'd love to post pictures of your "new" Tappan on the blog for other to see.

And I hope you join in on the conversation over there....the more, the merrier!

Anonymous said...

Love the "There Goes Another Tappan" feature! Please keep it up I'll send along anything I find! -Sara T., Rochester, NY

StuccoHouse said...

Sara - I have two more that I'm trying to track down. I may have to buy the movies on Amazon. If you find any pics, I'd love to see them. I especially like to see them in movies...

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