Workarounds for a small (?) oven


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Workarounds for a small (?) oven

pamelak52 | Feb 3, 2013 03:27 PM

So, we are just about to buy a house. The kitchen has a lot of good points (lots of storage, good layout, natural light, room for a small table,etc). One thing I noticed during the inspection, though, is that the wall oven seems tiny - looks like it's a 24" oven. There's also a built in microwave.

The appliances are old and we might replace them as part of a kitchen facelift (no room in the budget for a full remodel, widening the cabinets at this point). What we're trying to decide is whether to switch to double ovens, and put the microwave on the counter, or stick with a single oven and microwave. I have only ever had a full size range oven before.

Questions - do you find a 24" oven to be too small on its own? Would a second oven be helpful? Would a 24" oven and a quality countertop toaster/convection oven (was looking at a Breville that can apparently fit a 13" pizza) be a solid combination?

I do a lot of baking, roasting, etc and I do sometimes get annoyed when I want to cook two things at different temperatures, which is why the double oven seems appealing - but if I could get that with a countertop oven, that would be great. Thoughts?

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