If I have to replace my Miele double oven,...
... what should we consider?
It is a 30" about 50" high and we would want something to fit in about the same space. If something was shorter, we could get a new wood panel to close the opening a bit to match - the Miele pretty much filled the height of the cabinet so we can't go much taller.
I've liked that the Miele has very even heat and accurate temperature control. Foods cook pretty evenly even if I do multiple trays and don't rotate them.
I find the Miele controller a bit annoying. My biggest issue with it is that the timers only set to a maximum of 59 minutes and 59 seconds. Sometimes I'd like to set a timer for something slow cooking for over an hour. I don't use the master chef programs, I occasionally use the temperature probe for roasting but not a lot.
I don't like that timed bake sets off the timer but doesn't turn off the oven when the time ends. Every other oven I've had turns off the oven.
And of course, I don't like that it suddenly started making a horrendous noise and then sparking and generating smoke this morning. A tech is coming tomorrow and it may be fixable, but I'd like to start choosing a new oven in case it isn't.
A French door or side opening would be a plus because I find the door hard to reach over for short me. I'm tempted by the BlueStar wall ovens but that would require getting gas to the oven location. (We have a BlueStar range top). Also, I've always had self cleaning ovens and I use self clean once or twice a year - I'm not sure I'm willing to give that up.