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Are there wall ovens that don't blast kitchen with hot air?

janei | May 9, 200808:46 AM

I am redoing my kitchen and very much appreciate some of the great tips I read on here.

I'm happy with everything so far except that I've wasted $2600 of my budget on an unusable KitchenAid Architect double micro/convection wall oven.

Even on regular bake, after two uses at only 375 degrees, it has blasted hot air into my kitchen through a vent the entire time the oven was on and continued to blast away for an hour after being turned off. After only an hour at 375 degrees, it raised the temperature in my kitchen by 3 degrees, rendering it unusable for much of the year in Philly, not to mention the wasted energy and the annoyance of hot air blasting in your face when you look inside the oven.

KitchenAid claims this is normal and neither the company nor my dealer will take action.
Do others have this problem? Are there wall ovens that don't do this? My 10-15 year old basic GE model didn't. I'm waxing nostalgic for even though it heated unevenly.

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