Double oven range vs double ovens + cooktop
February 19, 2013 in Design Dilemma
What are the pros and cons of a kitchen with double oven range vs a double ovens and cooktop?
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Ironwood Builders
A double oven range will send you to the commercial style lines. At around $150 an inch, they get pretty expensive. A double oven and cook top can be more economical. Mixing manufacturers makes it possible to use the commercial style cook top and a less expensive double wall oven (or oven microwave combo). You can also rise that wall oven up to a more comfortable height for loading and viewing. A range means less wall space for appliances, since it is double duty. The microwave/oven unit means no finding a clear spot on the counter, or devoting an entire cabinet to the micro. Hope this helps!
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Great points from Ironwood Builders. If space is available I always opt for a separate double oven which also gives multiple cooks in the kitchen a bit more space to work around.
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Dezign Studio Inc
If cost is no problem then , I would go with the luxury of a double ovens and a cooktop. This is possible and practical in a large kitchen with enough space for movement around all work centers. More than one cook can work comfortably at the same time.
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A double wall oven or wall oven/micro combo takes up otherwise counter space. If you already have plenty of that it's not a problem. If you want as much counter space as possible, you can use two separate under cabinet ovens in one place and a stove top in another place.
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Wall ovens are deeper often than range ovens I have a high end 48 inch range. Two ovens, small one is tiny and large oven is too small. I have had lots of repairs. I wish I had two standard ovens and a cook top range.
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Another configuration option is a 36" 6-burner commercial range with a single, large gas oven, and a separate electric (or gas) oven - in wall or under-counter. I've found this combo to be very flexible for multiple cooks, holiday/party cooking (can be used as a warming unit), and those who prefer an electric oven for baking.
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Studio S Squared Architecture, Inc.
Agree with the general sentiment above--the 48 or 60 inch range is a visual showstopper, but the expense is enormous and the ergonomics not as good as separating these functions into different work areas.
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Samsung makes an oven/range that has two sections inside. Both areas are convection, but you can use both areas separately, or together and at two different temps. It's kinda neat. It also has an induction cooktop.
I like the style of two smaller side by side ovens in a 2/3 hieght wall. I looks mighty slick. With so many options of cooktops out there, you're sure to find the perfect match.
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@yvesun. That sounds AWESOME! Especially for those who prefer to cook for small intimate groups! Couldn't find one that had an induction stove but still I did find one with 5 burner top and the dual oven.
I had to go look. If anyone else is interested, the link is here:
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If you are talking about a double oven and a 4 or 5 burner stovetop, there could be huge difference in the range hood price range.
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DeWitt Architects
If cost and counter space are not an issue then how you cook on a regular basis is the key factor. I have a 48" five star range with small gas oven and large convection. I often use one oven to warms plates or keep warm dishes that I have cooked on burners. I often take pans directly from burners to oven and back, along with hot oven dishes out to cool on the burners tops. My microwave is upper and directly next to the range. This allows get all the cooking done standing in one place. I also prefer to have a minimum of 24" of counter on either side of the range to allow pot handles and other items to be right next to the range. Ovens in another location even if a step away would drive me crazy. Then again I am mostly crazy anyway.
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