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jimmer2880
05-14-2006, 09:03 AM
My wife & I are about go jump into a major kitchen re-modeling project, including replacing our oven/stove.

We have come to a major decision which needs to be made soon (because we want to take our old oven/stove to our river place). Of the Maytag models we are looking at, we are at either $1050 for a non-convection, double oven, or $1600 to step up to the convection oven model.

My question is - is the convection oven worth the extra $550.00?

BriEOD
05-14-2006, 10:06 AM
Get a gas Viking/Wolf.

ski_king
05-14-2006, 10:19 AM
We have a Jenn Air with the convection oven. Wife has never used that feature.
I tried it a few times and kind of liked it.

Use the $550 and go buy a new ski.

jimmer2880
05-14-2006, 10:40 AM
We have a Jenn Air with the convection oven. Wife has never used that feature.
I tried it a few times and kind of liked it.

Use the $550 and go buy a new ski.

I wish $550.00 would buy a ski :( Blank Goode's are still at $900.00

Unfortunately, though - the $550.00 is hers to use. So, if it's not in the oven, she'll use it somewhere else in our "grand house remodeling" project.

Thanks for the advice though. At this time, we are split probably 50/50.

jimmer2880
05-14-2006, 10:41 AM
Get a gas Viking/Wolf.

Thx BriEOD. Currently, we do not have Gas in our house & will probably not put it in just for an oven.

Do you have an electric opinion?

86Craft
05-14-2006, 11:16 AM
We bought a gas cooktop and a electric convection oven. The wife cooks alot and uses the convection option often. I guess the electric bakes better than the gas oven. And you get quicker, easier heat from the gas cooktop. Hope this helps.

jimmer2880
05-14-2006, 01:45 PM
we have very limited counter-top space. So, my wife has decided to go with a flat-top stove. That way she can use that space as counter top space when she's not actually using the stove.

I did ask her if she wanted gas, but she says she'd rather have the flat-top instead. I can't say I disagree with her on that.

redmike
05-14-2006, 03:50 PM
I have had a flattop/convection for a couple of years, oven works great specially if she bakes...it does make a diff...hope this helps

ted shred
05-14-2006, 04:34 PM
Convection works great for baking multipe pans of the same item. No matter their place in the oven they will all come out the same.They will also cook slightly faster than a standard oven. So you use less heat or shorten the time a little.

Leroy
05-14-2006, 05:13 PM
We have gas cooktop and convection double oven. The gas cooktop is great, I think the convection is much better, but cannot really compare it with past experiences that well.

X-45
05-14-2006, 09:19 PM
Have you look at the GE Advantium Microwave oven. If we remodel our kitchen I'm going to get one. Friend of mine loves it. You'll need 220 routed to the microwave station. But it will cook and brown a dog in about 1 sec.
:twocents:

Kevin 89MC
05-15-2006, 12:05 AM
Convection works great for baking multipe pans of the same item. No matter their place in the oven they will all come out the same.They will also cook slightly faster than a standard oven. So you use less heat or shorten the time a little.
What he said ^^^ :)
My mom recently got one, she loves it.

jimmer2880
05-15-2006, 06:30 AM
Have you look at the GE Advantium Microwave oven. If we remodel our kitchen I'm going to get one. Friend of mine loves it. You'll need 220 routed to the microwave station. But it will cook and brown a dog in about 1 sec.
:twocents:

That's just awesome! I always wanted to cook & brown a dog.... does it do cats even faster?

My wife also told me about this new awesome microwave she wants. Perhaps that is it. I'll ask.

Thanks!

jimmer2880
05-15-2006, 06:32 AM
Thank you for the multitude of responses. I think she is convinced now. (I say she, since it really isn't my call at all. I stay out of the kitchen, she stays out of the garage:D )

Workin' 4 Toys
05-15-2006, 09:33 AM
I have the impression they take awhile to get use to.
We were going to get one too, but we decided against it, and it wasn't because of the $ difference. NON-convention has worked well for us.

Now, to think about trivection......:rolleyes:

jimmer2880
05-15-2006, 09:20 PM
......

Now, to think about trivection......:rolleyes:

Ok - I'll bite. What is trivection?

Workin' 4 Toys
05-16-2006, 09:43 AM
Ok - I'll bite. What is trivection?

Trivection (http://www.geappliances.com/products/introductions/trivection)

TonyB
05-16-2006, 04:48 PM
Thx BriEOD. Currently, we do not have Gas in our house & will probably not put it in just for an oven.

If you ever owned a professional grade gas stove you would never go back to electric.

I prefer electric convection ovens over gas ovens.

Here is a link to some pics of my stove and kitchen.

http://community.webshots.com/album/328252107zIUgax

jimmer2880
05-17-2006, 06:09 AM
Trivection (http://www.geappliances.com/products/introductions/trivection)

Ohhh... That's just way to complex for me. I'd better keep that one to myself (& not let the Mrs's see it) :)

jimmer2880
05-17-2006, 06:11 AM
If you ever owned a professional grade gas stove you would never go back to electric.

I prefer electric convection ovens over gas ovens.

Here is a link to some pics of my stove and kitchen.

http://community.webshots.com/album/328252107zIUgax

Nice kitchen. Glad my wife won't see it, or our remodel budget would double :D

MarkP
05-17-2006, 09:44 AM
That budget might more than double,;) .

Although I think convection is less necessary with electric (electric ovens already have more uniform cooking characteristics). I would go with convection. I use my oven as convection probably 70% of the time.

Good looking snack TonyB!!!

Workin' 4 Toys
05-17-2006, 10:34 AM
Ohhh... That's just way to complex for me. I'd better keep that one to myself (& not let the Mrs's see it) :)
Set on convection, but want to stick with conventional gas oven too....
Convection the EASY way (http://products.geappliances.com/ApplProducts/Dispatcher?REQUEST=SPECPAGE&SKU=JVM1790SK&SITEID=GEA)