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Restoring a Old McClary Cook Stove


I am working on restoring an old McClary Cook Stove. The enamel has some chips in it and I am trying to find a product that I can work with, must be heat tolerant and my old stove color is Garry Green, so to find a product that I can mix with some color to match the current color would be great. Any advice out there would be greatly appreciated.
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where i live in Paterson,nj,we have stores that sell used stoves/refrigerators,etc,restored to almost new condition,for about $150.-maybe there's some of these businesses near you?
my friend is selling a vintage stove,but unless you are local & can pick it up, i can imagine the shipping charges to get it to you would equal buying a top of the line stove in your area.

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Cast iron is NOT recommended to be used on a glass cook top due to its weight and potential for damaging the surface. Cast iron also heats rapidly and retains heat for a long time. Its great for gas stoves, but not a good idea for a glass surface.

The best cookware to use should be lighter in weight, have even heating properties with a SMOOTH flat cooking surface on the bottom for proper heat transfer. Some cookware that IS approved for use on a glass cook top is baked enamel, stainless and copper.

NOTE: Cooper and Stainless can leave marks on the cook top, but these marks do come off with most approved cook top surface cleaners.

If in doubt, always refer to your owner's manual. It explains in detail how to select the proper cookware for your range and the limitations and/or characteristics of each. If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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I really don't have a problem, but I do have a question. I am interested in knowing if you have developed anything to restore the top of the range that hae no burnrs. I can't remember what you call them...

there is nothing that i know off. the stove tops are made of a glass mixture and then baked to cook the enamel on them, hence the reason for not having anything to fix them with or a reliable cleaner to clean them with.

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Cast iron cookware is NOT recommended due to the weight and the potential damage it can cause to the glass top surface. There's nothing better than a good old-fashioned cast iron skillet that's been broken in over a number of years of use, but they are better suited for gas ranges rather than electric. I hate it. I have several cast iron skillets that I only use on the outdoor grill, because I currently own a glass top electric range.

Aluminum bottom pans and copper bottom pans heat well, but can leave metal transfer marks on the cook top surface. If the marks are cleaned after use with an approved stove top cleaner, you shouldn't have any problem retaining the condition of the glass surface, however. Stainless Steel seems to offer good resistance to metal transfer, but takes a little longer to heat than aluminum or copper. have somewhat of a trade off. Baked enamel cookware seems to be the best recommendation because it heats wells and causes the least amount of damage to your glass top surface.

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A little over kill, but I hope this helps you.

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