Custom Cooking

Even from today's perspective, with appliances loaded with all manner of features, it's hard not to be impressed with the inventive offerings of this 1948 Presteline range. Imagine choosing between four burner configurations—that's some crazy fun. The on-board storage compartment would be handy, but I'm not sure I'd trade a second oven for its convenience. And the burner that converts from a flat, flush coil to a recessed well that holds a pressure-cooker is quite the curiosity.