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Old 10-25-2014, 09:03 PM
 
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Which would you pick, a double wall oven which is on another wall away from the cooktop? Or regular stove with cooktop/burners and a separate wall oven on another wall? And why would you choose that? I want two ovens and one cooktop, trying to figure out the better choice and why!
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:23 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Easy answer for me

In our old house we had a cooktop in the main part of the kitchen and a microwave+oven off to the side.
It worked perfectly for us for 24 years. We seldom used the oven, but did use the microwave every day.

In our new-built (3+ years old) house, we have a range.
I don't like bending down to use the oven.
I don't like the look.

We plan to gut the kitchen within a few years so we can:
have SubZero fridge
have Miele speed oven
have Miele wall oven (24 inch)
replace lower cupboards with drawers
have Miele cooktop (36 inch)
have a real 450 cfm vent hood instead of the pathetic 300cfm vent built into the microwave.
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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It depends on the layout of your kitchen. I liked having a built in oven installed under counter. But I decided I only needed one oven, and you need two. So, I'd try to put the ovens where they would be most convenient. When you pull a hot casserole or pie out of the oven, you need counter space, or an island, to hold them near the oven. I'd hate to have to take 4 or 5 steps from the oven to a counter after baking.
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:28 PM
 
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I prefer wall ovens. I've had them next to the cooktop and on a different wall. Made no difference to me at all. These kitchens were not that large... a basic 13 x 12. L-shape counter layout.

I do prefer one large single wall oven.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:49 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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It depends on the layout of your kitchen. I liked having a built in oven installed under counter. But I decided I only needed one oven, and you need two. So, I'd try to put the ovens where they would be most convenient. When you pull a hot casserole or pie out of the oven, you need counter space, or an island, to hold them near the oven. I'd hate to have to take 4 or 5 steps from the oven to a counter after baking.

I agree.
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:04 PM
 
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I have a cook top in an island and a wall oven around the corner from the island. It's a pain if I'm searing something and then have to carry a hot sputtering pan around the island to the oven and pop it in. The former owners customized the layout and I can't understand why they put the oven where they did!

As others said, it all depends on your lay out. I do like not having to bend over to use the oven, but I didn't mind it in previous homes where I had regular ranges.
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