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Reviews or resources to buy a double electric wall oven?


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Reviews or resources to buy a double electric wall oven?

maple aj | Nov 2, 2010 06:53 AM

Hello Chowhound folks!

I have an oven research and buying dilemma and am hoping for guidance. My fiance and I are in need of a new double electric wall oven. We currently have two (not double, but two separate, stacked) Dacor ovens installed. They are older (early 90s?) and both have their own separate issues. The one refuses to hold temperature and fluctuates + or - at least 70 degrees during a cooking cycle. Once was off by 200 degrees... The other holds temperature but the digital read out is broken and apparently costs over $500 just to buy the replacement part!

I've looked online and am having a hard time finding good, objective reviews and buying guides for the whole range of mid to high end oven products. As another Chowhound poster noted, Consumer Reports doesn't really cover brands like Wolf and Viking. We've used some friends' Wolf ovens and found that the cooking was very uneven (one half of a standing rib roast was cooked to medium while the other half was rare). We're happy to spend money on a nice oven if the extra cost is really, really going to give us better performance. But, if something like GE offers the best product, we'll happily go with that!

Where do you all get your advice when it comes to buying electric ovens? Any good resources that I'm missing? Please help! Thanksgiving is around the corner and it's sad to have two disfunctional ovens...


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