Shopping For A New Home Oven--Best Freestanding Gas Ranges?

Decorating By KJ62798 Updated 28 Jul 2010 , 8:13pm by KJ62798

KJ62798 Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 4:57am
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The DH has authorized the purchase of a new oven to replace my ancient one. icon_smile.gif I'm looking for gas, 30in, freestanding, self-cleaning. Trying to stay under $1000.

Does anyone have a model w/the 2 oven set up-one small, one larger. Is it worth the extra money? It would be nice to have one drawer for smaller cakes and one for larger cakes but I'm wondering if the larger drawer is big enough for say holiday turkeys, etc.

Any suggestions or ideas.

TIA
Kristy

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sweettreat101 Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 5:26am
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I almost bought one but when I tried opening the bottom oven it was like being almost on the floor. Whatever you do stay away from Whirlpool and Kenmore. Kenmore is made by Whirlpool. We purchase a slide in Whirlpool accubake oven and it took four years and seven appliance companies to get it to work properly. It was display 325 but would actually spike to 500 degrees. The sad thing is Whirlpool didn't want to fix it until I searched the internet and found 170 complaints for the same model same problem and emailed them to Whirlpool. I also had to mention to them that if my family was harmed in anyway I would contact an attorney. I also sent pictures of the oven thermometer spiking to 500 degrees. I have heard good things about the GE profile and cafe series. They should be around that price range. I have started replacing my Whirlpool appliances with Samsung. Haven't checked out their ovens.

CookieD-oh Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 5:42am
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I have the 2 drawer oven. It's a Maytag Gemini, and I LOVE it. The bottom oven is huge. I can make a turkey in it and still have room for sides, plus more sides in the top. Makes Thanksgiving a breeze. icon_cool.gif And cookies go sooooo fast with two ovens. The bottom oven door is pretty much on the ground when you open it, but you get used to it. If you do a lot of baking, it's definitely worth the extra cash. icon_biggrin.gif

KJ62798 Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 8:13pm
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Thanks for the info ladies.

I ordered from Sears today. I ended up with a GE w/a single oven. It's a large capacity oven w/the 5-burner stove that has the simmer burner & high output burner plus the big oval burner w/the grill/griddle option. Counting the days until delivery. icon_lol.gif

I just couldn't go over budget to do the double--no need to cause heart failure in the DH. icon_rolleyes.gif

Kristy

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