Does ANYONE like their Monogram ovens?
While shopping for Wall/speed oven combos I saw the Monogram and fell in love with the look. We were shocked at the retail price...around 7k for the pair (if I am remembering correctly) and saw the negative reviews here so I put them out of my mind.
I called an Appliance Store and asked them to put together some quotes on Wall & Speed oven combos so I could better research what we might like, with a reasonable price,before I came in. (New thread to follow about his speed oven advice)
I tried to explain the styling I liked, mentioning how I loved the look of the Monogram but heard people had issues with them (he agreed but didn't elaborate) When I got his email there were several wall ovens to consider. Also, he says they have the Monogram pair, open box, in their outlet store. The speed oven had a small ding/dent in the corner of the door, He send me a picture of the oven with the ding/dent circled but I can't really see it in the shot. Either the picture is deceiving or it's small. Price for the pair is 4700. Based on the retail pricing I saw this sounds like a good price (but do Monograms sell at retail??)
Crappy appliances at any price are crappy appliances though. So, given the price of these (providing the ding is no big deal) ... is it something we should consider?? Are some Monograms great, while others have service issues, or are they just all hype and no substance?
Most of the other quotes were for wall ovens with a Sharp Microwave with convection and not the speed ovens I hear discussed here like the Advantium, the Electrolux, the Miele. He said that most people end up using the speed ovens as a micro 99% of the time so his budget advise was to go with the cheaper of the two with a trim kit and a nice wall oven. The quotes for these wall ovens with a Sharp micro/convection were from the low 3k's to the high 3'ks. Might have been something in the 4'ks but don't recall for sure...
This leaves me considering double wall ovens and putting a microwave on the counter.....So confused.