Oven and Cooktop question
We are renovating our kitchen and need to make a couple of important decisions. Perhaps some readers could offer some advice.
1) We would like to have two ovens. What is better: Gas range/oven combo + one electric wall oven or Gas cooktop with 2 electric wall ovens. I think the cooktop + 2 wall ovens would look more elegant, but some people have advised that it's better to have a gas oven in the house as well because it cooks moister and this is what professionals prefer. Is it true that electric ovens will do a poor job cooking roast chickens, etc? Do people with electric ovens regret not having a gas oven?
2) We cannot afford any high-end (Viking, Thermador, Wolf) brands. We were thinking of something more middle-range. Right now we're leaning toward Kitchen-Aid Architect II series electric oven(s). If we go for a sole cooktop we may be able to get a deal on a Dacor which looks great, but I have read bad things online about reliability. Anyone have experience? Any other recommended cooktops?
We would prefer a slide-in gas range but most of the ones in our price range we have seen aren't the most attractive. Does anyone have any experience with the Electrolux range or Frigidaire? Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!