Crunch Time on stove decision--HELP!!
We're waiting on bids from the contractors and I have to make a decision about a stove SOON. Here are my parameters: I have room for a 30" range, and I'm pretty sure I want dual fuel. I really want a second oven in the range, but I don't care if it's on the top or the bottom, I just want it to WORK, meaning it should cook a hash brown casserole or warm up some rolls without burning anything. I am not a gourmet, but this oven will get regular use and I want something dependable and easy to use. I enjoy baking, so I want something that will brown evenly and not burn my Snickerdoodles. Please vote on the following possibilities. My budget is a bit north of 2K. Ready, go:
Kenmore Elite 78903-- This is the "safe" choice--a nice ordinary Kenmore A lack of glowing reviews makes me a little nervous.
GE Cafe--Looks so cool, and they've solved the melting knobs problem. But is the fan too loud? And does said fan blow out the back right burner? Can you tell I've read too many reviews?
Electrolux--Home of the famous ball bearings. But are those shelves too much of a pain to take in and out of the oven? And does the second oven really work? I don't want just a warming drawer.
Kitchen Aid--I see you all cringing. But let's be honest; have the CURRENT KA stoves had the problems you all mentioned? I love it that it has a real second oven and not a drawer dressed as an oven.
All of you with double oven ranges--chime in and tell me how well that second oven works. Some reviews complain about the preheaat times for these tiny spaces, which just seems...weird. Deadlines are looming. Please help! Thank You!!!