Help with Wall Ovens and Advantium
We're buying a new old house. It comes with 1999 electric Thermador double ovens. They look like they are clean and passed inspection but inspection only says if the work or not, not if they are well calibrated, etc. I think the controls for both were on the top oven. At first, I was intent on keeping them for our gut reno. However, people have told me they are less expensive to replace than I think so I've started to look at ovens.
I really like the idea of the 240V Advantium. We use the microwave every day to make oatmeal/grits and to reheat the kids dinner when we don't cook it fresh. Having the Advantium would save the space of a separate microwave. I would have to "grow into" using all of its other features but the notion of speed cooking appeals to me. If I get an Advantium can I still use the top Thermador oven or are the double ovens connected? If I can't use the Thermadors, what type of oven do I need as a second oven - gas, electric, steam, other combo? Should I be considering a combo stovetop/oven vs. currently, we were thinking a Wolf stovetop since we had double ovens?
Currently, we mostly cook on the stovetop and grill. Maybe we use our big oven once every two weeks for say, salmon and veggies or occasionally broiling veggies or maybe once a quarter, making a pork loin or big piece of meat. With the new house and growing kids/entertaining, we expect to cook more, we're just not sure how it will evolve. Plus with kids, we'll bake a little more. However, right now, I make small batches and freeze the rest since toddlers eat so little and I don't want them eating all the cookies from a full batch vs. healthy food.
Please advise. Thanks!