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Is this overkill?

Posted by canuck82 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 1, 12 at 20:19

I'm wondering if it will be unnecessary to have:

Miele steam oven
Miele speed oven
2 single wall ovens
Warming drawer

I was thinking of having only one wall oven, but on holidays, I cook for a crowd and often have 2 large oven items (eg Turkey and Ham), which each require the larger oven.


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RE: Is this overkill?

You are really the only person who can answer that. You are the one who has the unique understanding of your needs and financial resources.

RE: Is this overkill?

Overkill is when your exceptionally largest need is easily handled by the equipment you have.

If on holidays I cooked for a crowd and often had 2 oven items like turkey and ham (which each require one small oven!) and if I were being forced to spend the money, I would get
a 30" induction cooktop
a Breville smart oven
a 240Volt Advantium
a 24" drawer microwave
a 24" convection wall oven
a steam oven
a speed oven

They are all good.

RE: Is this overkill?

It seems budget is not a major problem.

I would post your layout in the kitchen forum.

Can you install all those appliances in your kitchen without it looking like a tiny overcrowded commercial kitchen AND have good work flow?

RE: Is this overkill?

Two ovens and a MW are sufficient for most people. You're ending up with 4 ovens (including a speed oven) and a warming drawer - seems like overkill to me but it's your kitchen/cooking style and your budget.

RE: Is this overkill?

I don't think so. I have 36" oven under my BS range, a Miele 30" oven and a Miele speed oven. I use them all at Thanksgiving.

A note of caution. If I had to do it again, I would never buy the 30" Miele. Over the past 18 months repairmen have come 7 times to correct a problem that's been reported here before -- the oven's temperature is consistently very low. When i was picking appliances, I thought it wouldn't happen to me, but of course it did.

The oven seems to be working okay now, although at other times in the past I thought it was fixed just to find the food underdone and not properly browned.

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