New Oven for the Holidays
If your oven underperformed on Thanksgiving, there is still time to upgrade before the next round of holiday cooking begins! Shop now and have a new oven installed before your next bird or casserole is due on the dining room table.
Shopping for Ovens, Ranges & Stoves
When shopping for a new oven, range, and/or stovetop, keep the following information handy to narrow down your search:
- Fuel type—Are you cooking with gas or electric?
- Size and capacity—Measure both the size of the appliance (exterior) and take note of the interior space, or capacity to ensure it fits both your kitchen and your cooking needs
- Bells and whistles—New appliances come with all sorts of neat new features like lockout controls, warning lights, and remote control via smartphone apps
The Door Style Difference
Ovens with a bottom-door hinge are common but can make maneuvering large items (like your Thanksgiving turkey) awkward. Side-swing and French door style ovens eliminate that precarious hoist-and-reach motion, allowing for easier access to the oven’s interior. A kitchen designer can help you choose a style, and decide if a side-swing door should open to the left or right.
Convection cooking circulates hot air around food, resulting in even cooking and reduced cook times. Many oven manufacturers include a convection setting; if you love to cook, and you’re looking for even more versatility, a convection oven or an oven with a convection setting may be a good fit for you.