Presenting Our New Stainless Steel Retro Refrigerator and “Painless” Quicksilver Finish

Stainless steel has been an everlasting trend for kitchens for decades. Homeowners enjoy the clean, modern look of stainless steel, along with its design flexibility. Well, we have put a slight twist on this traditional trend – introducing the Model 1950FTSS refrigerator!

The Model 1950FTSS features top-of-the-line 304 stainless steel on all exterior surfaces, includingElmira_Northstar_Fridge1950FTSS the doors, sides and top, while maintaining the Northstar collection’s signature retro curves and striking chrome accents. The sleek yet vintage exterior presents the best of both worlds in kitchen appliance design, allowing it to fit into various interior styles seamlessly. The stainless steel finish also allows the refrigerator to be paired with other brands’ stainless steel appliances for a consistent aesthetic look.

“Stainless steel shows no signs of going out of style, while neutral and gray color palettes in kitchens are similar, strong styling options. Elmira has brought these two concepts together into one with the Model 1950FTSS refrigerator,” says Tony Dowling, vice president of sales and marketing at Elmira Stove Works.

Elmira_Northstar_Fridge1950_QuicksilverOne of the complaints about stainless steel in general is how it easily displays fingerprints and streaks. This is where our Quicksilver metallic finish saves the day! Quicksilver has a lower luster than Northstar’s traditional high-gloss finish, allowing for an appearance very similar to stainless steel. But, unlike traditional stainless steel linear polishing, Quicksilver is extremely resistant to visible markings.

“You could call it ‘stain-least’ instead of ‘stainless’,” says Dowling, “For busy people who want a stainless steel look in retro-inspired appliances, but want to spend their time in the kitchen preparing and enjoying food rather than wiping down appliances, Quicksilver is a great alternative.” The Quicksilver finish is available through the complete line of Northstar appliances.

For more information on the Model 1950FTSS refrigerators, Quicksilver finish, and the full Elmira Stove Works’ product line, visit www.elmirastoveworks.com or call 800.295.8498.

40 Years of Cooking Up Vintage Kitchen Appliances!

It’s our 40th anniversary, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate! As Canada’s only remaining kitchen appliance manufacturer, we have no plans to disappear or slow down.

When asked about our 40-year anniversary, founder and CEO Tom Hendrick said, “It’s been quite a run. There have been some bumps in the road but, by looking ahead and continually adapting, we’ve been able to not only survive, but thrive.” This is based on our focus on product quality, innovation, maintaining a steadfast loyalty to our dealer network, and sticking to what we do best.

Picture1Elmira is looking ahead, not back. We have some exciting new products in the works, and we’re continually working on new programs and promotions to assist our dealers in keeping our products front-of-mind with their staff and the consumer.

To celebrate 40 years of success, we will be holding a sweepstakes in the United States and Canada! The “Northstar Fab Forty Fridge” sweepstakes presents the opportunity for one person in each country to win a Northstar Model 1949 11-cubic foot
retro refrigerator
. Perfect for basements or the home hangout, the Model 1949 refrigerator features adjustable glass shelving and space for tall bottle storage. Contestants can enter by mailing in ballots, or online through the Elmira Stove Works website, running March 15 through September 30th.

Elmira Stove Works got its start with local Mennonites coming into Tom Hendrick’s hardware store looking for parts for their wood-burning stoves. Recognizing a niche market, in 1975 Hendrick decided to begin making stoves himself. He made 25 stoves in the first year, then 200 the following year. The popularity of the stoves grew, and consumers soon began to ask for similar styling in gas and electric models. Fireplace shops, appliance stores and emporiums across the continent were an enthusiastic dealer network for our growing merchandise collection. Forty years later, we offer a full spectrum of kitchen appliances in various colors between our 1850s Antique and 1950s Northstar collections.

1949_Red_Open_FoodIt may seem like an unusual business plan – recreate from the past, with an eye to the future – but it’s a plan that has kept us cooking for four decades! At Elmira Stove Works, we are constantly upgrading the styling and performance of our products, while remaining committed to maintaining the authenticity and craftsmanship that sets them apart.

Mark your calendars for March 15 when the “Northstar Fab Forty Fridge” sweepstakes begins…you won’t want to miss out! For more information about Elmira Stove Works, visit www.elmirastoveworks.com.

It Doesn’t Get Any Cooler – It Doesn’t Get Any Bigger

Elmira Stove Works Introduces New Northstar French-Door RefrigeratorImage

We are proud to introduce the newest member of our Northstar Collection, the French-Door refrigerator.  We are continuing our commitment to innovative classics, combining the iconic look of ‘50s-style appliances with modern features.

The new Northstar French-Door Refrigerator complements the established Northstar Collection, adding an option for consumers who desire extra capacity for larger families, gatherings and events.

Available in two versions, full-depth Model 1958 and a cabinet-depth Model 1959, both feature frost-free operation, interior filtered water dispenser and ice maker, glide-out freezer baskets and pantry drawer, electronic controls, Energy Star efficiency and more. The 1958 is a 24.8 cubic foot full-depth model, retailing at $5495. The cabinet-depth 1959 offers 19.8 cubic feet of capacity and retails at $5595. Northstar French-Door refrigerators are available in nine “standard” colors or can be custom-colored to the request of the customer.

“We are very excited to be introducing the new French-Door fridge to the Northstar Collection. We are committed to creating innovative products based on past eras, and we are confident that this new product will further enhance the consumer experience,” stated Brian Hendrick, Vice-President of Elmira Stove Works.

Stunning lines and outstanding colors make Northstar appliances the perfect fit for retro, contemporary or modern kitchens. All Northstar appliances are loaded with 21st century features, upgrades and conveniences needed for any cooking style.

For more information on Elmira Stove Works’ Northstar collection, visit www.elmirastoveworks.com.

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.

Keep it Cool With Northstar!

Looking for somewhere icy cold to store your drinks and beer this summer? Keeping them cool, refreshing, and at a moment’s notice ready for the big game, a barbeque or just one of those summer scorchers where nothing provides relief like a tall cold one. Elmira Stove Works provides the answer to the hottest pending question this summer: Model 1951 is the ultimate top mounted beverage fridge for your games room, pool cabana, boathouse or small kitchen.This “cool” fridge provides ample space for your drinks and snacks in 11 cubic feet of storage and is just 62” tall and 24” wide. Retailing for $1,995.00, Model 1951 comes standard with interior light, tall bottle storage, Canstor beverage dispensing system, frost-free operation and adjustable interior shelves. The only thing the ultimate beverage fridge doesn’t arrive complete with is the drinks! Choose any one of the colors making up the Northstar palette, or for a personalized look, custom color your Nortrhstar fridge to support your favorite team, match your motorcycle or boat, or pay tribute toyour school color – the color possibilities are endless!

The Northstar Collection also offers two full sized retro-styled refrigerators and a complete line of 1950’s inspired appliances. Elmira Stove Works has been manufacturing vintage-styled ranges since 1975, and also offers a full line of circa-1850 appliances. The Elmira line of appliances is sold through dealers across North America. Elmira Stove Works is a privately owned company based in Elmira, Ontario, Canada.

For more information, or the name of a dealer in your area, visit ElmiraStoveWorks.com.

Elmira’s Retro-Chic Northstar Line Includes a Versatile Microwave

Elmira Stove Works expands its popular Northstar appliance collection with the multipurpose Northstar Microwave, Model 1953. This retro-stylish microwave oven combination features both convection and grill. With 1,000 watts of power and loaded with a complement of features, the Northstar microwave is the perfect addition to any retro, contemporary or modern kitchen.

“We are excited to feature the Northstar Microwave as a potential add-on to our strong standing line of Northstar appliances,” said Brian Hendrick, vice president of Elmira Stove Works. “With its versatility, features and style, the Northstar Microwave completes any kitchen or entertainment area.”

Designed with convenience in mind, the 1.2 cubic feet Northstar Microwave is a microwave oven, an efficient convection oven and can also be repurposed as a handy grill.

The Northstar Microwave is available in stainless steel or one of Elmira’s stylish ten color choices with custom painting available. Additional features include an instant-on popcorn button, instant-on convenience cooking controls and child lock out safety features.

For more information on the Northstar Microwave, visit www.elmirastoveworks.com.

Elmira’s Northstar Refrigerators Offer the Ultimate in Funtionality and Retro Design

Elmira Stove Works continues its commitment to unique designs coupled with high quality appliances with the Models 1950, 1951 and 1952 refrigerators in the company’s retro Northstar collection. Varying in size, the three refrigerator models supply any home with modern day technology and the perfect size options to meet a growing family’s needs.

“The Northstar collection instantly creates an atmosphere of fun and nostalgia, while also being extremely user-friendly. The Model 1950 and 1952 can serve an everyday kitchen’s storage and cooling needs, and the compact Model 1951 is ideally sized for a garage or extra kitchen for a homeowner’s favorite snacks and beverages,” said Brian Hendrick, vice president of Elmira Stove Works.

The larger models (18.2 for the Model 1952 and 19 cubic feet for the Model 1950) feature “Visi” shelving for easy access, optional ice makers and Energy Star high-efficiency technology. The Model 1951 supplies 11 cubic feet of storage and stands only 62 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Model 1951 comes standard with an interior light, tall bottle storage, Canstor beverage dispensing  system, frost-free operation and adjustable interior shelves.

All units are available in the ten different colors of the Northstar palette, including Candy Red, Buttercup Yellow, Robin’s Egg Blue, Flamingo Pink, Quicksilver, Black, Mint Green, Crushed Orange, Bisque and White. In addition, for a personalized look, customers can customize their Northstar fridge color to meet any interior design or aesthetic needs – including one’s favorite team colors!

The Northstar Collection also offers a complete line of customizable 1950s inspired appliances including microwaves, dishwasher panels, and hoods. With chrome trim, a set of bright colors and smooth lines the Northstar line instantly creates a retro transformation offering a quick and easy remodeling option.

For more information on Elmira’s Northstar refrigerators, visit www.elmirastoveworks.com.

Elmira’s Retro Style Finds a Fitting Home at Steam Whistle Brewing

Northstar Refrigerator Featured in the Prominent Toronto Brewery

Accentuating their retro appeal, Steam Whistle Brewing recently selected an Elmira Northstar fridge to feature in the popular Toronto, Canada brewery. With a name inspired by an icon of the 1950s working class, Steam Whistle has an affinity for retro style, from their brewery location to their delivery trucks.  Elmira Stove Works has been manufacturing vintage-styled appliances in Canada since 1975 and the Elmira Northstar refrigerator was a fitting choice to store Steam Whistle Brewing’s pilsner.

Steam Whistle has always used antique fridges in its brewery, hoping to complete their retro brewery with a vintage refrigerator. However, the compressor systems in antique fridges were not up to date and the fridges were using far too much energy for eco-minded Steam Whistle Brewing. For this reason, Steam Whistle chose the Elmira Northstar.

“The partnership with Elmira Stove Works has been ideal, as Elmira’s Northstar combines the retro imagery we were looking for with better quality and convenience,” commented Greg Taylor, co-owner of Steam Whistle Brewing. “Both companies share a commitment to quality construction and retro appeal, understanding that consumers have an appreciation of hard work and simple pleasures.”

Elmira’s Northstar appliance line offers 1950s inspired appliances, including ranges, microwaves and refrigerators. Available in nine colors as well as a custom color option, the Elmira Northstar refrigerator has been acclaimed by many prominent kitchen designers and cooks as the ultimate in retro kitchen style. With chrome trim, bright colors and smooth lines, the Northstar line instantly creates a retro transformation, offering a quick and easy remodeling option.

Steam Whistle Brewing also chose to custom color match the Elmira Northstar with the celebrated Steam Whistle green. Elmira Stove Works’ custom coloring process produced a “perfect” fridge, with the retro design, modern technology and the exact green hue.

“We are thrilled to have partnered with Steam Whistle Brewery on this unique project,” said Brian Hendrick, vice president of Elmira Stove Works.  “The Northstar collection instantly creates an atmosphere of fun and relaxation, and we think it is a great fit with Steam Whistle’s overall approach to business.”

For more information on Elmira’s Northstar refrigerators, visit www.elmirastoveworks.com.

About Steam Whistle Brewing
Steam Whistle, an independent brewery housed in Toronto’s historic John St. Roundhouse, has a singular focus of making just one beer of exceptional quality that Canadians can be proud of. They brew their refreshing Pilsner with traditional brewing methods and only four, natural ingredients. Steam Whistle Pilsner is packaged in signature green glass bottles, cans and draught, and is shipped fresh across Ontario, Alberta and more recently BC to Beer and Liquor Stores as well as licensed bars and restaurants. Steam Whistle welcomes more than 95,000 visitors to the brewery each year to the on-site retail store, for a tour, or to attend one of the many on-site events and art shows. Highly awarded for its premium beer, its business success, community support and environmental practices, Steam Whistle Pilsner is now one of the top selling premium beer brands in Ontario.