If you are like me, your home is the “entertainment” hub of your group. That, of course, often means you are the one doing cooking for large groups of people. That also means you probably find yourself running out of space at times. You either make use of the grill or have to carefully plan everything out so all the food is still warm when everyone arrives. It is only natural to start to think about adding a double oven to the home, but is that the right choice for you?
Today, we will look at some of the pros and cons of having a double oven.
Flexibility – this is an obvious pro in that you can have multiple dishes cooking at the same time at different temperatures. It can be a game changer during larger meals.
Space – again, another obvious benefit for when you are cooking for large groups of people. You will rarely be challenged for space and you have the advantage of being able to keep dishes warm in the second oven.
More Efficient – this holds true be it with two different items that need to be cooked separately or multiple dishes all at the same temperature. Everything goes into the oven so it all comes out at the same time.
Additional Features – double ovens often have additional features unavailable on single ovens.
Energy Saving – the newer models are far more effective in terms of saving energy. With the double setup, you will find yourself cooking far less than with a single design for larger meals. There is also no longer the need to find a way to keep the first dishes to come out warm because the additional space means everything comes out at the same time.
Size – this works against the benefit of space for cooking. A double oven is obviously going to need more space which will require a separate cooktop stove to be installed. For smaller kitchen areas, this will not work. You will have to have a large enough space if you want the double oven set up.
More Expensive – these units cost considerably more than a single-unit setup, so you really need to look at how often you will be using this setup to justify the additional costs.
No Broiler – in many of the units, there is no longer a broiler feature. Again, most people I know use that area of the oven for storage, so it may not even be an issue for you. However, if you use the broiler regularly, this is definitely something to consider. The wiser choice if you want it all may be to purchase a separate convection oven that can be installed.