Glossary Of Stove Parts

This page is to help your identify your parts

The CP Logo

This indicates that the stove has a safety system for the oven / broiler.

CP is not the name brand of a stove.

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The grate is the part that you set your pots and pans on.

(shown is a Wedgewood stove grate.)

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Burner Heads

The burner heads is where the flame comes out of for the stove top.

(shown are burner heads for O'Keefe & Merritt stoves)

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Simmer Cap

The simmer cap is the center silver part that gives you a simmer flame.

(Shown is a O'Keefe & Merritt burner)

We can restore your simmers caps as well as reporcelain your burner heads or grates.

We sell new simmer cap for O'Keefe & Merritt - Wedgewood - Western Holly click here to view the parts

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Flash Tubes and Burner Pilot

The flash tubes (in this photo are silver/aluminum) are the tubes that set into the pilot holder

The pilot holder and pilot are shown in the center of the photo

Showing is a Wedgewood pilot assembly.

Burner Valves & Manifold

The burner valve is to open and close the flow of gas to the burner head.

The Manifold is the pipe that the burner valves and thermostat are attached to.

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Roper O'Keefe & Merritt Wedgewood Western Holly Tappan Gaffers & Sattler and many more

Burner knob

The burner knob is to turn on and off the burner valve.

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O'Keefe & Merritt Wedgewood Western Holly and many other name brands

2 Burner Stove Top Section

This is a 2 burner stove top section

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(photo is a showing 2 burner stove top section for a vintage Wedgewood stove)


Burner Drip Pan

The burner drip pans set into the stove top and the grates set on top of the drip pans.

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(photo is a showing drip pan for a Classic Wedgewood stove)


The griddle is to grill food.

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(photo is a showing griddle for a Classic O'Keefe & Merritt antique stove)

Griddle thermostat gage

The Griddle thermostat gage allows you to know what heat you are cooking at.

click here for replacement glass for griddle

(photo is a showing griddle thermostat for a Retro O'Keefe & Merritt stove)

Clock Manual Setting

The setting on the knob in the 9 O'clock setting is where your knob needs to be for manual cooking.

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Thermostat knob

The thermostat knob is to set your temperature for the oven.

(Shown is a Robertshaw thermostat knob)

We can restore most thermostat knobs or rebuild your thermostat. Click here

Thermostat & Capillary line

The THERMOSTAT is the part behind the thermostat knob. That regulates the temperature for the oven. The Capillary line is the copper wire at the back of the thermostat that will attach to the inside of the oven.

click this for rebuild services of your oven thermostat we can rebuild most name brands

Robertshaw Grayson Wilcolator and many others

Safety Valve & Thermocouple

The safety valve is to open the flow of gas into your oven after being set, or shuts the flow of gas into your oven if pilot goes out.
The thermocouple is the copper wire that threads to the top of the safety valve (as shown in this photo) and will go into you pilot assembly

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we can rebuild most name brands of safety Robertshaw Grayson and many other name brands.

Oven Pilot assembly Thermocouple and Oven Burner

The thermocouple is on the far left next to the pilot assembly. The oven burner is to the far right.

For replacement thermocouples click here

Oven Rack


The oven rack is where you set your baking pans/dishes on inside the oven.

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Broiler Pan

The broiler pan has 2 pieces the top (as shown is chrome) and the bottom pan is porcelain

that the broiler top sets on top of.

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Control Panel

The control panel is where the knobs are.
(Shown is an O'Keefe & Merritt double oven 6 burners antique gas stove)

Oven Door Handle

The door handles is what you use to open the doors.

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O'Keefe & Merritt Wedgewood Western Holly and many other name brands

Pull out crumb trays

The crumb trays pull out from the control panel for easy cleaning of food.

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O'Keefe & Merritt Grillevator Broiler

Here is a page to explain how the O'Keefe & Merritt Grillevator works.

O'Keefe & Merritt Grillevator

Heat Vent

The Vent Cover(s) sets on top back of the stove or the back panel and the vent covers the hole from where the heat of the oven or broiler vents.

Shown is a O'Keefe & Merritt replacement Heat Vent.

We will add more to this page as time permits


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See how we restore the vintage styled stoves that we sell

Have a good time looking at some our beautiful vintage antique gas stoves

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Glossary of stove part names. If you don't know what your antique appliance part is called this will help

View our full line of antique appliance parts

Gas Leak Detector, Shut-Off Valves, Replacement Mini Pilots, Replacement Thermostats, Thermostat Block-Off Kits, Teflon Tape, Flex Gas Line, Propane or Natural Gas Regulators, Thermocouples, Adapters & Clips, Burners and Gasket Sealer.

Porcelain Sockets, Bulbs, Range Wire, Heat Shrink Tubing, Ready Lights, Switches and Ceramic Wire Nuts

Oven Door Spring, Cables, Rods, & Oven - Range Insulation

O'Keefe & Merritt Griddle Knobs, Knob Rings, Handles, Salt & Pepper Shakers, Oven Door Handles, Heat Vent Covers & Oven and Griddle Glass for your antique stove

Old original parts for vintage stoves

Reprint manuals are available for O'Keefe & Merritt Western Holly stoves

Thermostat guides for Robertshaw, Grayson, Wilcolator & Lorain thermostats.

Guides for International Automatic Oven Timer & International Interval Timer.

Illustrated Help Section for removing your thermostat safety valve burner valves clock and or timer & burner heads

Assessment Service for the value of your classic vintage stove.

Check out About Antique Gas Stoves Section for questions about antique stoves & ranges

Shipping services for parts or shipping of your new restored stove - we provide shipping world wide of our fully restored. vintage antique gas stoves

Printable shipping labels for sending your antique stove parts in to be restored

Rebuilding Section for your thermostat safety valve burner valve clock and timer

Repair of your burner heads - grates - simmer caps restored

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