New Oven?


#1

Hi everyone,

We are looking to buy a new oven and are looking at a number of options.  Rather than just do the guy thing and buy the one with all the bels and wistles I was told we are going to do “market research” what ever that is :wink: Just buy the one with everything that cost the most, right???

But seriously,  has anyone bought a new stove or have a newer stove they have an opinion about. 

We are looking at getting one with a flat top cooking range and possibly the dual oven.  We are looking at electric models.  What are your pros and or cons for these options.


#2

go to the stores and ask if they ever get ones that are dented that they can sell you cheaper. i know sears did that for a friend


#3

Check out Consumer Reports.org to start your market research.  The August 2008 issue has a big write-up and Canadian prices…


#4

Flat top (Ceran) are nice to cook with but are a PAIN IN THE A$$ to clean.  Hidden bake element are nice…easier to clean the oven.  Convection oven cuts the baking time thus saving energy.


#5

Two words…

Warming

Drawer


#6

How much do you cook?

We looked at new stoves last year and they range from cheap to OMG $$$.

Our price range was 1800-2300. We finally settled on an LG flat top with convection oven and the bottom drawer doubles as a warming drawer or storing extra pans etc.

As a stove its ok. Controls are all on the back, but they are all touch controls, no knobs, which makes cleaning really easy. What I really like is the oven. Convection ovens are very nice. Last weekend I cooked a lamb shoulder and two loaves of portuegese bread at the same time. The oven is quite large as well compared to a Kitchen Aid one we looked at, and a few others.

I’m not overly keen on the flat top stoves cleaning wise they are a pain in the ass. Warming drawer we have used maybe 2 or 3 times.

This is what we have:
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Dual oven we looked at one of those and thought that it would not be very practical for our use. If you can go a little bit higher end and get the convection for sure. I dont think any of the higher end electric stoves use the coil, they are all pretty much flat tops.

Hope that helps.


#7

I’d go for a gas oven. At least when you see the finance charges you can put it to use and stick your head inside… :smiley:
Actually, it depends. Seen a few of those flat-tops that were indelibly marked by the elements overheating so ask around.
Convection is great, I use it all the time… except I find frozen pizzas come out like soup on soggy bread.
There’s also those cool-touch models but you need special pots and pans. Our warming pan never gets used…


#8