The Old Appliance Club has been interviewed for the following
magazines and radio shows:
Newsday.com - June 10, 2004
- An excerpt...by Sylvia Carter
It was just your typical vacation in an aging farmhouse, I suppose....
I discovered that
the preheat button on the oven of the handsome old Majestic Range no longer pushed in or
popped out... Andy Ferguson of Andy's Maytag Appliances in Kahoka, the county seat of
neighboring Clark County, allowed that the stove "might be worth something."
I had already made
up my mind about that. This stove held too many memories. In bitter winter weather, we
brought in just-born calves and kept them by the stove...My grandmother stirred up the
syrup for making fluffy white popcorn balls on the wood stove surface...
Now, we tried in
vain to use a slender magnet to draw the missing parts of the preheat button through a
No dice...A few
days later in St. Louis, I approached the counter of an appliance parts store...One of
those contacts led me to J.E.S. Enterprises in Ventura, Calif., and the Old Appliance
founder of the club, said that if I take a picture of the part I need and send it, the
club can put out the equivalent of an all-points bulletin to try to acquire it. Or maybe I
will get lucky and it will be in stock. The company has seven warehouses crammed with
appliances and parts.
Of course, the
stove is in Missouri and I am not, so my part may have to wait until another visit.
The parts I need
would be available, Santoro assured me ... He agreed that my '50s stove sounded worth
the movie star, had planned on a 1930s stove, Santoro confided, "but when his wife
saw the '50s stove, she went crazy; that was what she wanted. They built a pearl-shell
kind of template behind the stove," just to show it off.
Their stove may be
"the jewel of the kitchen," as Santoro put it. But my stove is the jewel of my
To learn more
about old stoves, go to Antiquestoves.com, which has a link to the Old Appliance Club.
Frances Carter's Brown Sugar Angel Food CAKE
There wasn't an angel food cake in Scotland County, or maybe in all Missouri, that could
touch the one made by my mother, Frances Smith Carter... for the rest of the story -
go to Newsday.com (AND, for the recipe!)
Better Homes and
Gardens - Kitchen and Bath Ideas - September/October 2003
Treasure Hunting by Kelly Rawlings - Appliances in Common - page 39
PBS The History
Channel - ASK THE EXPERTS
HISTORY of HOUSEHOLD WONDERS
American Appliance Historian, July 2000
300 Years of
Kitchen Collectibles 5th edition for 2003 (Krause Publications)
by Linda Campbell
Franklin states: The Old Appliance Club
large, active, friendly membership featuring fact-filled issues of
The Old Road
Special Kitchen and Bath Magazine for June/July 2003
RETRO APPLIANCES by
John Loecke - featuring Old Appliance Club founder Jack Santoro discussing antique stoves
and refrigerators and new retro appliances.
- April 2003
The MIAMI HEROLD
Published Sunday, October 7, 2001
For vintage appliance lovers, older is often better
BY MARY BETH BRECKENRIDGE - Knight Ridder News Service
The NEW YORK TIMES
November 7, 2002
PROUD - The Vikings Retreat in the Face of a Classic
By BRADFORD McKEE
News in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL -
Friday, September 20, 2002
PAGE ,CENTER - Monitor Top madness continues to grow for old
January 2003 - Media
Interviews with TOAC where Everything Old Is New Again!
Old Appliance Club on RADIO
founder of The Old Appliance Club had an informative and inspiring interview for
listeners in the
Michigan area this Sunday, 1/26/03, on the Joe Gagnon Show in Detroit, Michigan.
better known as the Appliance Doctor featured The Old
Appliance Club founder, Jack Santoro, on his 10am Sunday radio show on 1/26/03. Jack
explained why and how he created the concept of a worldwide central clearinghouse for
vintage appliance enthusiasts, restoration specialists and users of classic appliances.
Santoro also serves as the historian for TOAC and editor of The Old Road Home, the only
vintage appliance magazine in the world.
Joe writes for
The Observer and Eccentric Newspaper in Michigan. In his recent article spotlighting TOAC,
Joe was so taken by Jack Santoros Antique Stove Virtual Service Call®
idea that he believes appliance manufacturers throughout the USA should adopt
Santoros system to assist the homeowner and end user of their products.
Jack and Joe
really hit it off and inspired callers are flocking to TOAC to field their
Here's as tiny
capsule of Joe's impressive background and why he is known as the 'Consumer Gladiator':
Joe became a
member of the National Association of Service Managers and eventually the President of
Joe helped draft and introduce into proposed legislation, The Appliance Repair Act which
has failed several times to pass into law. This same proposal has now currently passed
unanimously through the Senate in Lansing and is due shortly to be approved. An amendment
was passed through the House to change the name of the Bill to read the "Gagnon Law".
award to date is from his peers and media representatives - the Esther Shapiro Award
Click to read more about The Appliance Doctor, Joe Gagnon.
elegant: Old stoves are still going strong
BY SYLVIA RECTOR - FREE PRESS FOOD WRITER
CNN News - Valuable antiques chilling in Cuban
kitchens - HAVANA (CNN)
Chief Lucia Newman and
writer Mary-Jo Lipman contributed to this report.
Life - Interest in older appliances
By MARY PICKETT Of The Gazette Staff
The Billings Gazette - Billings,
Chicago Tribune Online Edition - SHOP TALK
WHAT'S NEW ON THE HOME FRONT
clearinghouse keeps home fires burning
Sondra Farrell Bazrod - Special to the Tribune - August 16, 2002
Partial listing of other publications, TV, and radio website
interviews with Jack Santoro:
Wall Street Journal-1995, Natural Gas Dailies, LA Times, Antique
Trader, BrandWise, Good Housekeeping magazine, Independent Business magazine,
Business '99, Renovation Style, The New Yorker, Frontier House PBS series, The Old House
Journal magazine, syndicated columnists, Ann and Nan, Mr. Handyperson - Mark Hett,
This Old House, Collectors Magazine and Price Guide, Cabin Life, libraries and museums
throughout the country including The Smithsonian Library.
For stove and appliance parts, information, free consultation,
estimates, thermostats, electrical elements, safeties...
see The Old Appliance Club Shop