Via a restaurateur friend (a man nicknamed "The Buffalo"),
the Childs bought this used, six-burner restaurant stove for $429 in Washington,
D.C., in 1956. They shipped this Model 182 Garland commercial gas range
to their Cambridge home in 1961, where it remained until Smithsonian staff
removed it in late 2001. Julia cooked meals, tested recipes, and gave
cooking lessons on her much-loved "big Garland" for over forty
years. During the three cooking shows taped in her home kitchen, she used
a handier electric wall oven but was never as pleased by its performance.