Jenn-Air Combo or Separate Wall Ovens?

acgummadJuly 22, 2013

Brand is decided: Jenn-Air. Trying to make a decision between buying a combination single wall oven and speed oven/microwave, or the two ovens, separately.

The major advantage (that I can see) with buying the combination unit is that the control panel for both ovens is integrated. This is both practical from an operations perspective, and reduces height required for two control panels on each appliance thereby giving a bit more cabinetry space.

The major disadvantage (that I can see) is that the combination is then one appliance. Once one oven goes, then the whole thing is shot. This feels like a bad move, but we've had a Kenmore Elite combination microwave and wall oven for the last 11 years without one service call.

I THINK there may be one other major disadvantage, which is that the combination appliance has the speed cook capabilities in the big oven, and not the small one. This doesn't make any sense to me, but I could be wrong.

Thoughts? Opinions? Suggestions?

This post was edited by acgummad on Mon, Jul 22, 13 at 9:46

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Sophie Wheeler

I think you pretty much quashed any discussion with your declaration that the brand was decided. I don't think there are many on here that would agree with that choice.Plenty would agree with separate appliances for separate functions though. Buy the best in class for each function.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 11:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
acgummad

Wow, what an unhelpful response. My question didn't have anything to do with brand. It was a general appliance question. Unfortunate that this got missed.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 5:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
live_wire_oak

Buy the best for each function is frequently repeated advice on here. I don't see what was so "unhelpful" about that. I definitely agree that I wouldn't buy Jen Air, pretty much no matter what. Their customer service is godawful. Unfortunately, a lot of people need to deal with them.

If you want a speed cooker, buy an Advantium. They've done it long enough that they know what they're doing.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 6:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
philwojo99

I would agree, you (acgummad) have handcuffed everyone since you said clearly that the Brand is decided and it is Jenn-Aire.

Now I don't know much about that brand to be honest, so I won't comment on that. But if you limit it to only that brand you are really not giving yourself many options.

Personally, to answer your questions about double or single wall ovens, I would never get a double wall oven for the reason's you pointed out. Why put yourself in that position if you can avoid it, and have the space and money to get single ovens.

Now, if you would like other options outside of Jenn-Aire I am sure others would be glad to offer up opinions.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 6:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
acgummad

Phil, thank you for your opinion. Finally, a reply that addresses my question. Some people really like their combination units - they require less cabinetry space and can be easier to reach.

In the end, I went with two separate ovens. Just seemed like the more conservative approach.

For those stuck on the brand I selected - I'm getting the ovens for free, and my retailer handles all warranty issues up to five years, so I won't deal with whirlpool directly, if something happens.

Next time, I will refrain from mentioning the brand in hopes of attracting useable responses to my question.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 9:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dodge59

No need to hide the name Jenn-air.

Jenn-air has been , since 2006, the most reliable SxS and built in fridge according to respondents to Consumer Reports surveys,
(Not CR's take, but inputs from buyers of the JA fridges).
(Disclaimer)!!!! To be honest, I have not checked to see whose ahead in 2013

I bought mine in 2006, due to the features it had, No other 48" built in had those features back in 2006. I also checked CR before buying,
At the time, there were only 3 manufacturers of 48" built in fridges, GE, SZ and JA.

JA was rated number one for reliability again by CR respondents to a survey, (NOT CR's take). One of the contenders was "dead last" in that same survey, and since I already owned a GE and could not get parts for the ice maker, even after only one year, and rust along the side of it, GE was OUT TOO!!

Anyway, long story short, bought the JA and we have loved it for going on 7 years now.

I Can't speak about the other JA appliance, (No personal experience), but reading reviews on their newest appliances, most seem to be positive, and I do like some of the features on the newer ones. AS I mentioned, (in other posts), I do hate their "hide the price marketing scheme", something they picked up from SZ,
(who has since abandoned that foolish Marketing Scheme)!

Gary

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 10:44PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Which would you choose - Liebherr or Bosch?
Hi all: I'm in the market for a counter depth, 24",...
firefangle
How much can a Wolf rangetop be changed?
I have a late 1970's propane 36 inch 6 burner Wolf...
deepdrop
Microwave in a cabinet
I have a Panasonic 1.2 cubic ft microwave installed...
flashfryer
Magnetic SS Refrigerator
My wife and I keep going back and forth on the issue...
greasetrap
How much Hood CFM to get for Wolf's 6-Burner Rangetop?
Let's say I use all 6 burners at once sometimes (not...
wcutiew
Sponsored Products
Frigidaire 2.0 Countertop Microwave Oven
Overstock.com
R Series Copper 18-Inch Outdoor Radial Wave Pendant with 24-Inch Stem
$155.78 | Bellacor
Range Kleen 2-shelf Wall-mount Pot Rack
Overstock.com
Black & Decker Stainless Steel Six-slice Toaster Oven
Overstock.com
R Series Satin Green 14-Inch Warehouse Outdoor Pendant with 36-Inch Stem
$111.78 | Bellacor
R Series Galvanized 12-Inch Outdoor Cord Radial Wave Pendant
$89.90 | Bellacor
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™