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Posted: 01 September 2009 01:11 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi.. does anyone have any recommendation on oven/ranges brand? My oven broke so now I’m looking for a new one. I’m told that GE is good? Also, does anyone have an opinion re. dual oven with convection setting? Unfortunately, I can only have electric ranges as I live in a condo. Thanks!

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Posted: 01 September 2009 03:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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JENN:
  Good late morning to you.  This is what I do when I need to purchase a big ticket item.  I will be doing same soon I am having dishcleaner issues (GE) Go to your community library & ask the desk Librarian to help you locate the “CONSUMER DIGEST” booklets that rate kitchen appliances. ( I believe they are issued every 3, months) They also have one for autos as well. Read what they have say about kitchen ranges & this way you will have a basis to make a intelligent decision for yourself.

  Good luck & enjoy the rest of the day young lady.

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Posted: 01 September 2009 06:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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convection is a PLUS, but be sure you have the option to turn convection fan off.  cakes prefer no fan, pies prefers convection fan.

i now live in a condo, and my range is only 30” wide rather than the standard 36”, the oven cavity BARELY fits a half sheet pan.  i find smaller ovens (electric) much faster to heat and much more even heat distribution, it is a fact of physics.  i can fit two 12” pans, or a set of two 6 and 9

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Posted: 01 September 2009 07:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Sorry to hijack this thread for a moment, but Hector, when you use convection for your pies, do you lower the temperature, and by how much?  Does this affect the baking time? And finally, what rack do you use?

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Posted: 01 September 2009 10:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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hi there, it is a complex answer that i get by reading The Pie and Pastry Bible.

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Posted: 02 September 2009 11:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I love, love, love my oven - a kitchenaid dual fuel range.  It’s fabulous!!  Btw, I don’t use the convection feature when baking, but I frequently use it when roasting.  Also, I haven’t yet used the bread proofing feature, but eventually I’ll give it a go.

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Posted: 02 September 2009 02:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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MrsM - don’t worry about hijacking… this is an open forum smile..
thanks everyone for the feedback!!

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Posted: 02 September 2009 03:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Jenn, I have an electric GE monogram wall oven and it has not been great.  Even with convection and lengthy preheating and a pizza stone, it has a major hotspot that really affects my baking.  Also, it runs cold at 350 but hot at 425, go figure. 

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Posted: 03 September 2009 11:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I have a Viking…it is gas, not electric…and I have to say, it was very expensive, and I’m not happy.  Oven doesn’t heat evenly, and the actual temperature doesn’t match the temperature on the dial…when the repairman came he said it was fine.  I also have trouble with one of the burners.  I don’t recommend it. (not sure how their electric models work…but if this is any indication…)

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Posted: 03 September 2009 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I had a cheapo maytag, and after 3 years, the oven broke. No matter what temperature I set it to, it jump to 500 degrees. I had no complaints before it broke. It does have a hot spot but I always rotate whatever I bake, so the results are usually fine. The temperature was exact (at least assuming that my $5 oven thermometer is correct, smile). I just bought a GE freestanding double oven yesterday and it’ll be delivered today. I’ll let you guys know how it goes.
PS: Hector, I didn’t get the convection setting one. I’d love to but that’s a bit out of my price range, :(.

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