Please help! Wall ovens driving me crazy--Wolf, Miele, Dacor?
I have made all of my appliance decisions (for two kitchens--one for us, and one for a unit we're selling) except our wall oven and induction cooktop, but the latter is a topic for another thread. I have been trying to decide on these for months and I'm not getting anywhere. I'm running out of time!
The only place we can put our microwave is stacked over the wall oven. We're considering several options, but can't decide which way to go.
I think the most important things to me are even cooking, a good-sized broiler element, and value for the price.
Here are the three options I'm currently considering and some thoughts on each:
Miele MasterChef oven with GE Monogram Advantium
MasterChef is gorgeous
MasterChef feature is pretty cool
I love the way the door stays where you put it
Good-sized broiler element
Everyone seems to love both the MasterChef and the Advantium
Not sure I'll use the MasterChef features much (old dog, new trick thing)
Not sure I'll use the rotisserie much, but I might
Despite their similar looks, I'm not sure the Advantium will look okay above the Miele, but Miele's speed cook oven is way overpriced and gets poor reviews here
Miele oven is expensive
Dacor oven with matching convection microwave
I can't even break down the pros and cons because I'm completely confused about the various Dacor oven models. Saleswoman showed us the top of the line, but I wonder if we'd be just fine with the old Millenia. But, it doesn't have the rotisserie, for one thing. This seems like a much more reasonably priced option if we go with the Millenia model, and their micro convection oven is reasonably priced compared to the Miele. Would we miss the features of Dacor's higher end models--or of the Miele or Wolf?
Wolf oven with matching convection microwave:
One salesperson said the Wolf oven price was similar to MasterChef, another said it was more. I didn't pin them down, and Wolf doesn't list prices on the Internet, so I can't confirm either statement at this hour. Does anyone know?
Wolf pros include:
Double convection fans for even cooking, which is important to me
Pretty blue interior, which shouldn't even enter into the equation
Convection micro seems pretty reasonably priced for Wolf
Not as sleek-looking as Miele, but I still like the look
Door is really heavy, and I'm not sure I like the slow opening feature
Doesn't have an automatic (i.e, MasterChef-like) menu feature, but not sure whether I'd use that anyhow.
We may put a warming drawer on the bottom of the stack. We love the smooth operation of the Miele, but didn't try the Wolf or the Dacor because we weren't really seriously considering it while we were in the store. We also have the option of putting the WD under the cooktop.
How do I make this decision? The pro and con lists don't help all that much because not everything carries the same weight!