07:45AM | 01/09/05
Member Since: 01/08/05
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I acquired an O'Keefe and Merritt model 270-8 stove with a chrome stovetop and griddle. It has bakelite knobs and a white porcelain finish. It has one small chip on the storage door corner. It is in good shape, but has a lot of grease in cracks and around knobs. What kind of products should I use to clean it? I'm afraid that current commercial products will be too harsh and diminish the surface. Can I use a magnesium ore aluminum polish on chrome? I believe it is usually used for cars. I was thinking of using Jubilee or baking soda on the porcelain. Any help and tips would be greatly appreciated.


06:53PM | 04/09/07
Member Since: 04/08/07
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I used fume free oven cleaner. It worked very well & didn't damage any part of the stove. My 1940's O'K & M was caked with grease! It took about three days and lots of elbow grease to get it clean. I cleaned it on my patio with a hose & 3 of the kitchen scrubbies used for nonstick pans. Just make sure not to spray the electrical parts with water. I put a garbage bag around the clock and plug in parts at the top of my stove, then taped it very well to keep water out of thesre parts. Good luck with your stove!


04:12PM | 04/18/07
Member Since: 01/08/05
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Thanks for replying. Since that post in 2005, Hurricane Katrina drowned my stove but I am hanging on to it. I may be able to totally restore it, but now it will be drastic. Change insulation and all electrical parts, etc. LIFE!!!
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