Magic Chef stoves and ovens are no longer sold by retailers. While several online antique companies such as Antique Stoves and Antique Stove Heaven sell gas Magic Chef stoves, electric models have a more limited availability. Interested consumers can find electric ovens on eBay and Craigslist.
In the 1850s, German immigrant John Ringen opened up a prosperous tin shop. Over the next 30 years, Ringen partnered with George Kahle and Kahle's brothers-in-law, Charles and Louis Stockstrom, to create two corporations that sold cooking stoves. The businesses were so successful that, by 1901, the men had merged eight other companies together to form the American Stove Company. In 1929, the Magic Chef brand was introduced and became the best-known name in the stove and oven industry. This led to the company being renamed Magic Chef, Inc. in 1951.
After a 1957 merger, the business was sold in 1986 to Maytag (which was later acquired by the Whirlpool Corporation in 2006). The MCA Corporation licensed the brand name in 1996 for its small appliances, compact refrigerators and microwaves. It later purchased the Magic Chef brand in 2010. MCA opted not to continue to manufacture and sell Magic Chef stoves.
People interested in purchasing a Magic Chef stove or parts can search online for available models sold via auctions, classified ads and antique dealers.