Vintage stoves, often refinished in an assortment of splashy colors and designs, have become a popular addition to modern kitchens. Many Wedgewood stoves from 1930s, 40s, and 50s can be found at antique stove dealers and in the homes of consumers willing to pay upwards of $1000 for a unique cooking appliance.
The Wedgewood brand represents an era of unsurpassed quality with a proven track record of durability and performance. In general, Wedgewood stoves range from 36 inches to 60 inches wide. Signature features include gas burners, a cook top griddle, dual ovens, and built-in warming drawers. Homeowners interested in this retro look should remember: these stoves come with weight. Expect to recruit some heavy lifters to get them into your home. Also, be sure to check your floor supports to make sure they can handle the load.
Wedgewood Stoves were first made in Newark, California by James Graham who sought to be the first stove manufacturer in the region. Graham was born in Ontario, Canada and moved to CA in 1882. The Wedgewood plant opened in about 1919 and produced approximately 75,000 stoves a year by 1940.
Where to Buy
Wedgewood stoves are available through antique dealers, restoration specialists, and vintage kitchen suppliers. It is also a good idea to keep an eye on classified advertisements both online and in print for sales from private owners.
Parts and Repair
Owners of Wedgewood stoves maintain that theses stoves last, and require little to no repair. However, should the need arise, replacement parts and consultation are available through the same dealers who sell and restore vintage appliances.