Elmira Introduces New Products for 2012

Elmira Stove Works, industry-leading manufacturer of “circa-1850” and retro 1950s appliances, continues its commitment to unique designs partnered with high quality appliances. Moving into 2012, Elmira is introducing three new products to accompany its broad selection of antique and retro appliances, including the Northstar Wall Oven, Northstar Microwave and Northstar Double-Drawer Refrigerator Panel Kit.

“These new products allow our customers a lot more flexibility in terms of how they cook with our appliances and how they fit our retro styling into the specific layout of their kitchen or bar area,” stated Brian Hendrick, Vice-President of Elmira Stove Works.

Retailing for $2995, the Northstar Wall Oven offers 4.1 cubic feet of capacity, electric self-cleaning, convection, and can be installed in wall cabinets or an island. The new Northstar Microwave model retails for $699. This new product is 33 percent larger (inside) and 20 percent more powerful than its previous model. Although it does not have the convection and grill features, the microwave comes with plenty of options including sensor reheat, Inverter® turbo defrost, and a quick-minute button to make cooking a breeze. The 1948 model double-drawer fridge panel kit fits the KitchenAid double-drawer units, and retails at $499. The KitchenAid units can be two refrigerator drawers, two freezer drawers or a combination of one fridge and one freezer drawer. The double-drawer freezer/fridge is ideal for bar space or extra kitchen capacity.

All three products are available in the nine different colors of the Northstar palette. In addition, for a personalized look, customers can custom-color any Northstar appliances to suit their own tastes.

The Northstar Collection also offers two full sized retro-styled refrigerators, plus an apartment / bar sized model; ranges in gas, electric and dual fuel; splashbacks, microwaves, dishwasher panels, and range hoods. With chrome trim, bright colors and smooth lines, the Northstar line instantly creates a retro transformation offering a quick and easy remodeling option. These nostalgic appliances offer 21st century functionality and convenience. And, despite their “retro” styling, their beautiful lines and colors fit beautifully into any contemporary kitchen.

For more information on Elmira Stove Works’ new products, visit www.elmirastoveworks.com. For daily, up-to-date industry and company news, design tips and advice, visit Elmira Stove Works on Facebook and Twitter.

What’s Old is New….and Green Too!

In our current world of high technology and fancy cutting-edge solutions, it can be easy to forget about the simpler joys in life. With fall slowly creeping in, it is the perfect time to sit back and enjoy some of the small comforts that come with colder weather…like the warmth of a wood-burning cookstove.

Despite the overabundance of modern features on today’s gas and electric ranges, the wood-burning cookstove has become relevant again with the trend of going green. With the environment in mind, wood-burning cookstoves can serve not only as a heating source, but as a cooking source, a recreational fire-viewing stove and a source of hot water. Don’t forget the added perk of a lower gas bill!

This is why Elmira Stove Works’ choose to create the Fireview Wood-Burning Cookstove, which provides functionality with character. There is no sacrifice of style and no guilt of using non-renewable fuel to generate heat in the cottage, cabin, ski chalet or even main home. Elmira has great confidence in the future of renewable energy and the Fireview a perfect match for the latest “go green” trends.

Elmira offers the Fireview in three models, including  a 36 inch wood-burning Model 1840, 48 inch Model 1842-0 with a second warmer on the right and a work surface above, and 48 inch Model 1842-G with second warmer and two 11,000 BTU propane burners on the right side. It even has optional hot water “jackets” that will produce up to ten gallons of hot household water per hour.

So as the fall leaves begin to settle in, wrap yourself up in a warm blanket and enjoy the comforts of the wood-burning cookstove. It’s the perfect way to add aesthetic appeal to your kitchen while capturing the charm of the simpler times of the past.

Let’s Go Back to the Beginning…

It was a little over 35 years ago when Elmira Stove Works got its start by building wood-burning cook stoves for local Mennonite and Amish communities.  As the business expanded many consumers loved the appearance of the cook stoves but asked if modern conveniences such as gas or electricity could be installed. So that’s exactly what we did.

We saw no reason to stop there though. Only a few years later we introduced an “antique” refrigerator, microwave ovens, wall ovens and dishwasher panels. It was what the consumer wanted and that’s exactly where we pull our innovative ideas from.

“Elmira has always focused directly on the needs of consumers, developing and updating products to meet their changing needs. Using the best and most innovative practices, we have grown with our customers,” says Tom Hendrick, President of Elmira Stove Works.

And grow we did. Our next step was the Northstar line which included a retro refrigerator, range, microwave, splash backs, range hoods, and dishwasher panels. We realized retro products were becoming popular, but were not readily available.  This is probably what made our retro appliances such a roaring success.

Last but not least, we went back to our roots with the introduction of the all-new Fireview wood-burning cookstove. The Fireview keeps to Elmira’s mantra of innovation by incorporating many unique features never before available in wood-burning stoves.

“Over the past 35 years, we have realized that the more innovative and creative we get with out products- keeping the antique and vintage design image- the better we can serve our customers. It’s not just what we do: it’s who we are,” said Hendrick.

About Elmira Stove Works:                                                               

Elmira Stove Works has been manufacturing vintage-styled ranges since 1975, and offers full lines of “circa-1850” and retro 1950s appliances, including ranges, refrigerators, microwaves, wall ovens, range hoods and wood-burning cook stoves.Elmira appliances are sold through dealers across North America. Elmira Stove Works is a privately owned company based in Elmira, Ontario, Canada.

Elmira Stove Works’ Brew Master Strikes Again in Qualified Remodeler

Elmira Stove Works’ Brew Master draft system is a new addition to its Northstar Refrigerator line. Available in three sizes with removable fittings, the system can be added to Model 1950,1951 or 1952. It comes with a through-the-door tap dispenser, Read more

And Now For The Hard Question…Gas or Electric?

Normally when choosing a stove, the answer to whether you want to use gas (natural gas or propane) or electricity as a fuel source would depend entirely on how you prefer to cook. But unless you know the facts, how can you know what is best for you?

Let’s start with the idea of using a gas stove. Gas burners provide virtually instant heat. Chefs around the world use gas burners because the flame can be adjusted quickly and very accurately.  This is a real advantage for searing meats, or when making delicate sauces that need to simmer at just the right temperature. However, gas stoves need a gas hookup in order to work. This may add unwanted costs when purchasing a residential range.

Electric stoves are a popular consumer choice with their smooth tops and shiny eye-catching design that is easy to clean after cooking.  According to professional tests, electric ranges cook more evenly than gas ranges. This comes in handy for those who like predictability and consistency when cooking. For the budding Top Chefs out there though, take note that it is hard to determine exactly how much heat is emitted at the setting the electric stovetop is at.  Another feature to be away of is if you’re in a hurry, electric stoves take slightly longer to reach the desired cooking temperature than gas stoves.

So when it comes down to the nitty-gritty, Elmira suggests going with what best works for you. Thankfully there is no reason to sacrifice what you truly want because Elmira Stove Works can put together whatever stovetop option you want with any Northstar or Antique range. Elmira appliances are built to suit your cooking style, whether that may be electric, gas, or duel fuel. All ovens are self-clean and our ranges come in an array of colors to match your décor and style. Be sure to check out Elmira’s Northstar and Antique ranges at www.elmirastoveworks.com and get ready to start cookin’ with your new gas or electric stove!

Elmira Stove Works Begins Twitter Trivia Contest

Contestants have a chance to win new & improved Elmira Microwave!

For the next several weeks, Elmira Stove Works is challenging social media fans and followers to an Old Fashioned trivia contest, for a chance to win an Elmira Microwave! Every Monday and Wednesday until August 30th, Elmira will randomly post a trivia question from the 1850s or 1950s on Twitter. The first person to retweet the question with the correct answer will automatically win an individual weekly t-shirt prize and be entered in a grand prize drawing of an Elmira Microwave!

Additional Information:

Contact information will be collected from each prize winner through a direct message on Twitter.

Prizes will be mailed out at the end of each month.

Participants are limited to winning one weekly (Monday / Wednesday) prize throughout the duration of the contest.

All weekly winners will be entered in the drawing for the grand prize.

This promotion is not sponsored by or affiliated with Twitter.

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Father’s Day is coming up Sunday, so each day this week we’ve got some gift ideas that might inspire you when you’re looking for something to please the No. 1 man in your life.Fridge
OK, dare to tell us that this Elmira Brew Master Draft System fridge with a built-in brew dispenser isn’t every dad’s dream. Read more 

Elmira’s Online Tool Brings Your Dream Range to Life

The warmth and charm to enhance any country, century or Victorian kitchen is the hallmark of the Elmira Stove Works’ antique-styled appliances. With careful attention to vintage design, Elmira appliances complete the traditional feel of a “vintage” kitchen, rather than detract from it, as would modern-style black, white or stainless steel appliances. Elmira appliances feature the latest in cooking technology to ease routine food preparation and meet the high standards of the home chef.

Now is the time to give your kitchen range a makeover by investing in a quality stove that gives you the vintage look you have always dreamed about. Elmira offers an interactive online tool which allows you to customize your own range. With Elmira’s online tool your imagination can bring to life over 150,000 styling and functional combinations to achieve a personalized look that makes your new range a perfect complement to the style of your kitchen. Consumers can choose the size of stove, color, trim options, fuel source (gas, electric, and combination) and cooking surface they wish to view. Simply select your preferences and press “Show Stove”. In just seconds you will see your stove creation. Not quite perfect? Adjust your options and watch your range transform.

Elmira knows that no dealer or catalog can show all of the possibilities that can be offered. This online “Create Your Own Range” tool is the ideal way to ensure you will get exactly what you want without any guesswork on how the range will look when delivered.

For more information on Elmira Stove Works, visit www.elmira.com. Also, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elmirastoveworks and on Twitter @ElmiraStoves.

Modern Day Renovating for a Retro Look

Is there such a thing as being “modernly-retro”?  Of course there is. Especially when there is a company like Elmira Stove Works to help make your kitchen, stove, or even your “man-cave” stylishly retro without losing the modern perks expected today.

The key to “going retro” is all in the style.  Rounded edges with chrome accents are just some of the many features in a typical retro-themed kitchen. Color is also very important. The 50s were known for their bright color schemes contrasted against a clean lined shape to their décor. To make this look yours, don’t confine yourself to the colors of this decade: stainless steel, black and white. Instead add your own modern twist by picking your own color while keeping the 50s style to your kitchen, like Candy Red or Flamingo Pink.  Elmira Stove Works offers nine color options to choose from in their Northstar line, with the ability to customize colors to for any design need; a perfect way to stay true to your own sense of style without taking away from the goal of going retro.

Don’t forget those modern day perks to your new fridge or appliance! The complete package can be found in Elmira’s full set of Northstar appliances, including ranges, refrigerators, dishwasher panels, hoods and microwaves.  Elmira’s dedication to the retro look even goes as far as making sure that appliances have digital readouts that disappear once their job is done! This keeps your new kitchen looking like the iconic 50s style you have always dreamed of.

Elmira suggests checking out RetroRenovation.com for additional retro design ideas and authentic retro décor.  With some good hunting skills you may find a few treasures that your friends will be admiring for years to come. A retro renovation of your kitchen brings in color and joy to the most frequently used room in your home.

For more information on Elmira Stove Works and the Northstar appliance line, visit www.elmirastoveworks.com, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elmirastoveworks and Twitter @ElmiraStoves.

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Wood “Going Home”

Elmira Stove Works One of life’s glories is homemade bread, but the sadness is that it is rapidly becoming a dying art. My mother used to bake bread every week when we lived in the little Missoula, Montana house that my father designed and built in the 1940s, but in 1950 we moved to Helena, and from then on the closest we ever got to that wonderful yeasty taste was a Helena bakery that baked fresh bread; a decade later, when we moved to another state, not even that. From that day to this, it’s been store-bought bread like everyone else.

She used a wood-burning stove in Missoula, and to her dying day Mother always insisted it was the best stove she ever had. Perhaps that’s why she gave up baking bread, because if it’s not going to be as good as it used to be, why bother? I don’t know. Maybe we should have found a way to hook her up with Elmira Stove Works, which is a Canadian firm that actually began operations in 1975 by manufacturing wood-burning cook stoves for local Mennonite and Amish communities.

It’s weird what you get used to-or don’t get used to, I suppose. In this day and age the thought of a wood-burning stove seems so alien to all that we know, to a point where the first question must surely be, “Well how many hours does it take to get it going?” Truth to tell, though, the dry kindling that is always beside the stove, a bit of newspaper, and a match gets it going in not much longer than it takes to fire up a gas range-a minute or two, tops! (Read More)