I'm creating a kitchen from scratch - old 1850 house that came with no appliances, and one built in with shelves behind 2 doors and 6 drawers underneath (very cool!) So I need to find a double oven range, hood, refrigerator, and dishwasher, and on a budget! My biggest dilemna is the range, especially since they are expensive. I cook a lot, everything from scratch - even bread, yogurt, sour cream, mayo, etc. so I want a double oven. I want the controls in front, not behind the burners, so it needs to be a slide in I also avoid fossil fuels whenever possible, so I need all electric. I've come down to 3 possibilities, and I hope your advice, experience and comments can help me choose between them...
1. GE Profile Series PS950SFSS 6.6 c.f. Slide-In Electric Range w/ Convection Double Oven - one oven is 4.4 cu. ft. the other is 2.2 cu. ft. total
2. Kenmore Elite 41113 30" Double-Oven Slide-In Electric Range w/ Convection - both ovens are the same size, 3.5 cu. ft. (is this too small? it says it fits a 28 lb turkey but hard to believe.)
3. LG - 7.3 Cu. Ft. Self-Cleaning Slide-In Double Oven Electric Convection Range - one oven 3 cu. ft the other 4.3 cu. ft.
The refrigerator - unfortunately needs to be counter depth, french door is best. there is only 3' in front of it. I LOVE Liebherr - (I don't like plastic and they have glass and metal shelves on the doors!) but out of my price range. So, any brands you like or especially don't like? I was looking at a GE Profile Series PWE23KSKSS 23.1 cu. ft.
And any ideas on the hood or range? I'm looking for good quality but also a good price. (no viking, thermador, wolf, dacor, etc.)
Thanks for any and all opinions, suggestions, etc. (and yes, I'm looking at scratch and dent, craigslist, sears outlet refurbished, etc.) -
p.s. this will end about 6 months of living with a 2 burner hotplate, rice pot, toaster, and Farberware electric skillet from the 60's - which is the best item of all of them! Older is best quality! the skillet that's about 60 years old is going strong, but the hotplate broke this morning after only about 5 1/2 months of use!