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Pam C Feb 10, 2008 07:12 PM

I am considering purchasing a Magic Chef 1930 stove from Dream Stoves? Has anyone used this company?

  1. toodie jane Feb 14, 2008 11:27 AM

    pam, maybe post this on the cookware board--just leave out the 'Calif' in the title. Maybe insert 'vintage'. 1930--you are brave! have you already cooked on one?

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      Pam C Feb 15, 2008 01:23 PM

      No I haven't cooked on a stove like the Magic Chef, but truly fell in love with the looks of it. We live in a log house, and I thought it would be a perfect fit. My only concern, is trying to find one a little closer to me, I'd love to see it and feel it before I purchased it. Thanks for your help I'm new at this, and didn't know where to put my post. I'll try and do what you said. Pam

    2. justanotherpenguin Feb 15, 2008 06:27 PM

      just a thought: don't know about dream stoves, but there is a old stove store/refurbishing place in la crescenta, on foothill (south side) somewhere between new york and lowell. they have several vintage stoves in their window. i have no idea as to price.

      1. toodie jane Feb 27, 2008 04:06 PM

        Pam, have you contacted them to ask for testimonials? Their site is certainly 'dreamy'; made me yearn for my 1940's O'keefe & Merrit!

        Also, here is a forum where you might want to ask your question: http://www.houserepairtalk.com/showth...

        Is Dream close enough to you for a visit? For a $$ purchase like that, it'd be worth a trip, to test drive it first before buying.

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          MagicChef6300 Feb 28, 2008 03:51 PM

          Hey Pam,
          I bought a Magic Chef 6300 8 burner (get your wallet out!) from Christian at Dream Stoves after a very long search for someone who a) had a 6300-8 and b) could/would restore properly. Contact him thru his website and he will telephone you and cover anything and everything about your stove concerns. Based upon my research he is among the best at his trade. There are many who charge the same prices and do almost nothing with the item. His shop totally restores it from the ground up. We live 4000 miles away and ours is being crated and shipped from his California shop.

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            JonAlberon Mar 11, 2008 04:50 PM

            Pam -
            I am also considering purchasing a stove - an O'Keefe and Merritt Aristocrat - from Christian at Dream Stoves and am checking references this week.. I am driving from LA to the Bay area this weekend and am planning to look at the stove in Stockton while I am there. I have calls into the customers that Christian provided me. Did you get some feedback and did you move forward with your purchase?
            Jon Alberon
            800-819-1989 (The Chocolate Traveler is my company)

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              Babs53 Apr 18, 2008 10:44 PM

              Hi, I have a 1949 O'Keefe & Merritt and love it! I've been looking for a larger one and was looking on Craig's List, try checking craigslist.org and you can search in your immediate area or anywhere. Also, ebay is a great place to look. Happy hunting!

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                ShellNW Jan 25, 2010 09:09 AM

                My neighbor purchased a restored antique stove from Dream Stoves Co, and I was very impressed seeing their stove hands-on, beautiful! I found DreamStoves.com very informative. I also phoned and got excellent information about antique stove restoration. Christian was very friendly and professional. I highly recommend Dream Stoves!

                Shelly Nowell
                Denver Colorado

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                  RElliott May 30, 2010 03:56 PM

                  I'd like to say that I bought a 1954 O'Keefe and Merritt Aristocrat stove from Christian. Christian is VERY honest, a perfectionist and if you can get a stove from him, you should consider yourself lucky. If you'd like to have more info from me, feel free to email me at rcellio@gmail.com
                  Ron

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                    mlclass Jun 7, 2010 10:13 AM

                    I'm on the late freight here, but couldn't resist putting in a plug for Christian. Friendly, professional, HONEST. We shipped him my family 1942 Wedgewood in winter of '07. We were doing a whole house remodel, with the stove as the center of kitchen (it had been stored in my garage for 10 years after mom sold her house).

                    I can't say enough nice things. He gave us a little discount when the stove arrived in better condition than he had imagined and for the return he packed it so safely - literally constructed a crate/frame around it. The stove was GORGEOUS!!!

                    He also stands by his work! He had missed a tiny chip and dent on one side of the stove. No problem - he shipped a whole replacement side panel to a local appliance repair shop (he has contacts everywhere), and they came right away to switch out the panel.

                    Honestly, I can't say enough nice things.

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                      Cherylinutica Nov 7, 2013 09:01 PM

                      We purchased a Western Holly stove from Dream Stoves in California. We cannot recommend this company enough. Christian Maupin is everything we hoped he would be.
                      He filled our request to the tee and has been honest and dependable since day one. We rec'd our stove in August and love it. We live in Michigan, and our stove was delivered in perfect condition and Christian kept us updated through every step of the process. I cooked on an original Chambers Stove for 9 years. Given we have a log home, a vintage stove is a perfect fit. I so enjoy my WH now. No more using matches to light the oven and all the new electronics are awesome! Thanks Christian for a job well done!

                       
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