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sutclifc

I have a one door, side swing oven and I can't imagine what life would have been like if I'd had it earlier. You're absolutely correct -- I no longer burn my arms, reaching over that big door to reach something in the oven. I don't know why all ovens are not made with a side swing (or two) doors.

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docmaker26

Michelle Sweet how did your kitchen reno work out? What things did you do that worked particularly good? What would you do differently? Also, did you put a heat-proof pull-out under your oven to set hot dishes on? (My mom had that in her accessible apartment and I found it brilliant. They used the hardware for a full-extension drawer for something that looked more like a heat-proof cutting board.)

   

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