Thoughts On A Double Oven

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sugarspice Posted 23 May 2010 , 1:34am
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I need to replace my oven. I am an in-home baker and am considering a double oven-to speed up baking. It would be a freestanding gas oven-not the wall type. Wondering if anyone has one and the pros/cons???

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sweettreat101 Posted 23 May 2010 , 7:52am
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I was going to purchase one but decided not to because I didn't like the bottom door. It felt like I would have to lay on the floor to get anything out of the oven. Sometimes I still wish I would have bought it though. Especially during holidays.

My husband bought me a counter top convection oven that I keep on a bakers rack. Now I have two ovens when I am in a bind. Go and check them out - the only advice I have is stay away from Whirlpool. I purchase one of their hi end slide in ranges and it's a piece of garbage.

It took me four years to get them to fix it correctly and they only agreed to fix the oven because I called our local news station. The oven kept burning my cakes it would read 325 but would actually be over 500 degrees. Sometimes we could smell gas. They replaced the thermostat and it didn't work. That one I paid for 220.00 for nothing. I had 7 appliance companies come out in four years before they could actually fix the unit.

Stupid me made the mistake of buying an over the range microwave of course Whirlpool. Well my son was warming up soup and it caught on fire. Whirlpool told me that they would give me 20 percent off of another microwave. Guess what I told them. LOL Never again. I have switched to Samsung appliances and love them. Good luck.

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sweettreat101 Posted 23 May 2010 , 7:53am
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By the way just to let you know Kenmoore appliances are made by either Whirlpool or Fridgeair. My mother found this out after she had her refrigerator fixed twice.

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noahsmummy Posted 23 May 2010 , 8:16am
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i have an insanely old freestanding electric oven... the door doesnt shut completly so thats always fun! lol. it also goes on a bit of a slant so i have to continuously roatate cakes so they end up sloped.. hahaha.

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Ballymena Posted 23 May 2010 , 9:21am
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I have a regular KA stove with a conventional/convection oven and a wall oven, not convection. I am happy with this set up. I don't ever use the convection for cakes but use it for most other things. Why gas? Gas ovens do not bake cakes as well as electric. If you want a gas range I would suggest the combination. Gas top and electric oven.

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LindaF144a Posted 23 May 2010 , 2:19pm
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I have a double oven, but it is the wall insert.
Pros for me is I have two ovens. When I bake layer cakes or cupcakes I use both. That means I haven't had to deal with spacing between the cake pans. I have two ovens over the holidays.

Cons - I haven't learned how to deal with spacing between cake pans.

My double oven is a wall mount. I have two full size ovens, not one a smaller version. It is up off enough of the ground so that I don't feel like I am on the floor. I got this oven when we bought the house. I had never had a double oven before, let alone a wall mount. They are pricey. When my oven died - and GE conveniently stopped making parts for it - I had to buy a new one to the tune of almost $2K. But the oven was 20 years old, so it was time. It was the last appliance that we had not replaced yet. So now I can safely say I have a new kitchen.

I can only say that every house I own will have this type of oven if I have anything to say. To me it ranks right up with having a master bedroom bath as my own little slice of luxury.

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