Some time this past summer, Jose told me that one of the local resorts was getting rid of an old commercial stove from their restaurant. When I went to look, it was in pretty rough shape. It was cheap enough that I decided to take the risk we could do something with it. The piles of junk you see below are after Jose had "dismantled" it... I didn't get back to the shop quick enough for a really good "before" photo!
It took a lot of time and effort to rejuvenate this very well made Garland commercial stove, but the end result made it all worth it! No, we don't (and won't) run a restaurant, but we have always wanted one of these and now it's in our palapa kitchen.