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Flair oven?

Postby Keke » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:11 am

Anybody here own one? If so, how do you like it? What about dislikes?

The reason I ask is because there's Frigidaire Flair on a local ATL Craigslist posting; free to anbody who can haul it away! The poster claims that despite some rust and TLC, it still works well enough. Nonetheless, I'd be interested if any of y'all know the skinny on these very cool-looking oven ranges.

I love the form, but it's gotta function! :D

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Postby seabeaconhillguy » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:43 pm

Ah, the Flair. I have had one for several years. They are wonderful stoves.

I would need more information to help you out, though: For instance, is it a Custom Imperial or a Custom Deluxe? The Imperial was the higher end of the two, but the big difference were the "heatminder" and "speed heat" burners - the Imperal had 'em, the deluxe didn't

As it turns out, the heatminder and speed heat are pains in the a**. and not worth the effort - so it might be better to get a Custom Deluxe.

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Postby Keke » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:59 pm

Thanks for the info, nichols. That's very helpful!

Seabeacon, it's a Custom Imperial Flair. Here's the listing:

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/hsh/216976469.html

Wow! Now that I look at the photos again, it looks like a good-sized oven. I'm mighty tempted and the price is right! Still, I don't want to rush into this decision without reading up on the oven first.

Thanks y'all,
Keke

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Postby seabeaconhillguy » Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:26 pm

The ovens are very nice: Hold a good temperature and are easy to clean. The glass doors make it easy to monitor your meal's progress.

This model is good because it has the better knobs - earlier versions of the Flair had chromed knobs, which got very hot when the oven was on. It's looks like this one has the more bakelite-ish knobs.

I can't tell if the heatminder or speed heat burners work, of course, but the speed heat is easy to fix if it is broke, and it looks like parts are available for the heatminder, so I'd say go for it if you are happy with it.

The nice thing about the flair is that it gives you a lot of bang for the amount of space it takes up - and if you have a dining area that is joined with the kitchen, you can just slide the burner drawer in when it's time to call your guests to the table and you don't have to look at a dirty stove while you eat :-)

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Postby Sputnikmoss » Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:23 pm

I love mine! Although my oven and cooktop are two separate things. We even got all of the rotisserie accoutrements and brochures from the original owner! I wish I had better photos but here it is when we first moved in 3 years ago.

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Postby KateT(CA) » Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:25 am

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Postby Keke » Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:16 am

WOW, Sputnikmoss--I love your kitchen! Envyenvyenvy...

Well, I was too late for the oven; the owner got an offer from a buyer who wants it for parts. Perhaps it's just as well, since I'd have to put the oven into storage until I got our kitchen redone.

Thanks you all for your Flair testimonials! :D

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Isn't amazing what people will just give away!?!??!?

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