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Thoughts about Kitchenaid dual-fuel convection double oven range?

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Thoughts about Kitchenaid dual-fuel convection double oven range?

IndyGirl | May 14, 2011 05:24 PM

Hi everyone,
I've posted before about appliance woes in our early 60s kitchen. It has caused a great deal of stress and indecision, but, after a lot of hand-wringing, we're going for a freestanding range/oven that can be incorporated once we have saved enough $$ for a full kitchen reno in a couple of years. (Despite the damage that will be done to our current, ancient cabinetry, this is the best option.)

At our local appliance store, I was impressed by the Kitchenaid Dual Fuel Convection oven (KDRS505Xss):

http://www.kitchenaid.com/content.jsp...
The price was good (about $1730) compared to similar products by other brands that offered dual fuel, which I was hoping to get, but also convection, which I didn't require but which was a nice bonus.

However, as I look online, there aren't very many reviews....The only reviews that stand out are two negative reviewers who've posted all over the place (one about a design flaw and one about the smaller top oven burning everything). Obviously I don't want either of these things in my future range!

I'm now hesitant, and hoping for some advice from the reliable CH posters; I'm not sure whether these reviewers might be extremely picky (as they should be, having spent almost $2K on a new range), nuts, perhaps incompetent cooks, or totally reasonable consumers who represent the experiences of most. There just isn't a large enough sampling of reviews for me to know which is which.

If anyone has any experiences with this kind of range, with Kitchenaid ranges, Kitchenaid products in general (which I thought had a great reputation, but I could be wrong), or, of course, feedback about this product in general, I would greatly appreciate it!!

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