New kitchen appliances (feedback on Fagor please)

mediceSeptember 30, 2012

We are renovating an older house with a TINY kitchen. I hope to maximize the existing footprint without changing the walls.

I love to cook BUT almost never bake. We have a small Breville convection oven we use often but I don't think I touched my range oven in over a year. So I think I prefer to have a cooktop and the oven separately.

My choices so far are:

24" Fagor electric single cover (LOVE that it has side door!)

28" Fagor gas cooktop OR 30" Bosch gas cooktop

30" Liebhierr fridge (is BioFresh really worth the extra money?)

18" Bosch or Miele dishwasher

microwave will be just on the counter as we also nearly never use it and I have hard time justifying spending much on it.

This must be a common question but am I going to be annoyed by mismatching all of the appliances?

The idea with Fagor is that if at this price I absolutely hate it I am OK with upgrading to Miele for the oven down the road. I just don't got have it in my budget (trying to stay within 10k for all) right now. I hope to love it of course. Does anyone have experience with it?

THANK YOU for all feedback and suggestions!

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Sophie Wheeler

If this is as tiny a kitchen as you indicate, then you will gain 24" of counter space by going with a range instead of an oven and cooktop, unless you are mounting that oven under counter. Then at that point, it makes NO sense to go with a cooktop and wall oven. Your appliance and cabinet costs will also be much less with a range. I would NEVER opt for a wall oven and cooktop in a small kitchen. And if it's a truly small kitchen, then an OTR starts to make sense as well.

As far as Fagor, well, you're going to have to be the guinea pig and report back if you go down that road. Someone has to be among the first in America to take that chance!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 2:55PM
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medice

Thank you for the reply. I am not too worried about counter space because we will have the island for prep work so the wall oven would be in top to bottom cabinet in line with the fridge.
The reason to separate the two is since I barely use the oven I would much rather have pull out drawers with pots and pans right under cooktop to make everything easily accessible.
Too bad about Fagor! I am surprised not more people get them since price seems so appealing.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 5:19PM
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medice

Thank you for the reply. I am not too worried about counter space because we will have the island for prep work so the wall oven would be in top to bottom cabinet in line with the fridge.
The reason to separate the two is since I barely use the oven I would much rather have pull out drawers with pots and pans right under cooktop to make everything easily accessible.
Too bad about Fagor! I am surprised not more people get them since price seems so appealing.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 5:22PM
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SparklingWater

Lots of circuits and wires in the Fagor wall oven. Go to youtube and search Fagor and take a look through the rear of the wall oven at the electronic "innards' that someone has posted a silent video of. Lots to short out. And all in the back too.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 9:56PM
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