36" 'two-turkey' ranges, Speedcookers and 42" Fridges
Hi all - I'm hoping for some advice / insight from 36" Gas range owners, as well as Advantium speed cooker owners and/or 42" side by side counter depth refrigerator owners. I have done tons of research and just keep making myself more confused!
I have a small-ish (12x15) kitchen so space is at a premium, and cook for a family of 3 except at Thanksgiving when we are 18-22ppl.
Range - Wolf 36" Range - will the oven handle two turkeys?
I have natural gas. I need to be able to roast two 20lb turkeys side by side in one oven at Thanksgiving. I had an old Kenmore that fit both with plenty of space, and now have a GE that I can just about squeeze them into. I like low-maintenance cooktops (easy to clean). I like the Thermadore black ceramic top as it seems easier to clean and hides some of the mess, but I think the Wolf oven will better serve the Turkey situation. I don't really need the 6 burners on a 36" range, but it seems that will be the only way to get a big enough oven? Any experience with cleaning the Wolf top and / or the capacity of the oven would be welcome!
Microwave & second wall oven - is it worth giving up the cabinet space? or GE Advantium - can it take the place of an every-day Microwave AND handle small second oven duties or is it too small?
We use our microwave frequently for defrosting, popcorn, reheating leftovers, steaming veggies, etc. I do not have a second oven but would love to be able to keep warm and/or cook side dishes at the same time as the turkeys.
If I go for the microwave & wall oven combination (either individually or as a unit) I will be giving up the only area that could accommodate pantry cabinets. (I am just over 6 ft tall and prefer my everyday storage to be at waist height or above). Is it worth giving up that storage for a second oven? I've never had two ovens.
Advantium users - do you think I can get away with one Advantium 240 wall oven to act both as a second oven for side dishes / warming and an everyday microwave? I realize it has more capabilities that I might grow to use also. The big advantage would be having at least some pantry cabinet space above and/or below the unit by not having a wall oven.
Refrigeration - SubZero 42" Side by Side - big enough to fit a half-sheet cookie tray?
I want a counter-depth fridge so it doesn't stick out into the kitchen. At the same time I want plenty of fridge and freezer space as I work full time and often only shop 1x/week. I feel like I have looked at every fridge imaginable! 36" bottom-freezers seem like they don't have enough room in the freezer. The 48" sub-zero and GE monograms look like they have LOTS of room - but I'm afraid 48" inches of fridge in my kitchen would be overpowering.
The 42" sub zero and GE monograms look just about right. I like the interior configuration of the Sub Zero better since the gallon door shelf in the GE makes the bottom shelf and crispers very shallow, and I don't need gallon beverage holders.
SubZero 42" owners- can you tell me if a half-sheet cookie tray will fit on the shelf in the fridge?
Any insight or suggestions are extremely welcome! Thank you for all your help!