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Old 07-20-2008, 05:51 PM
Location: Southern California
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I'm thinking of replacing a double oven and drop in cooktop with a regular range in order to get more counter space.
The counter space I have now is ok but its choppy because its broken up by the sink and fridge etc.. I have a galley kitchen so I can't add an island for extra counter space.

I am not a big cook and I'd never notice the ovens in a house so I'm wondering if that would be a big mistake or not as far as resale value?
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:41 PM
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What about a butcher block topped cart for space?

I think double ovens make holiday and big family cooking a lot easier.
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:48 AM
Location: Sandpoint, ID
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Doing a double oven in our new construction was about as important to my wife as having flush toilets...FWIW...
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:01 AM
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Boy, it really depends on the family size, house size and location. I couldnt care less about more than a range with one oven. I need counter space.

But a big family home and a stay at home wife or lots of entertaining may make a double oven more useful.

It is a pretty rare thing even in new construction here in urban indy.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:11 AM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Double oven is certainly a plus... and a must in a high end home.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:11 AM
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If you've got a small galley kitchen, I'd say a double oven is overkill- if you don't have the space to prepare enough food to fill two ovens, what's the point of having them, right? In new construction, you normally don't see double ovens until around the 3,000 sf range, and even then they're not all too common- after all, other than Thanksgiving, most families nowadays don't really sit down to big homecooked meals that would require two ovens too often.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:43 AM
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I would say it depends on the age of the double ovens and the features on the drop in. One thing you could look into is that there are ranges with a double oven. Maytag makes one (I think it is Maytag). It has a smaller top oven and a regular size bottom. They basically eliminated the drawer under the stove.

We are in the very early planning stages to remodel our kitchen so I can have a double oven .
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:02 AM
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i have entertained plenty, and my parents are the same--and never used a double oven. i can do just as well with a regular range.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:41 AM
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Love my double ovens...wouldn't have bought my house if it didn't have them.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:48 AM
Location: (WNY)
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don't have one, didn't grow up with one... but during a party I bet the are a total perk...for that reason alone I would want one.
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