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Wall oven/refrigerator packages

KLMJGM Jul 17, 2012 09:02 PM

Hi - We are building a house and would like a wall oven/microwave oven-convection oven combo. Any opinions on GE Advantium? Bosch? We would like to have a consistent look in our kitchen and are also looking for a matching refrigerator. Reliability is an important factor. Any advice on brands would be appreciated! Thank you!

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  1. Sid Post RE: KLMJGM Jul 18, 2012 06:11 AM

    I can't help much on the brands but, the integrated combinations have some draw backs. The biggest is what do you do when one breaks?

    My mother had a pretty high end kitchen installed with custom cabinets. When the microwave died after several years, she didn't have a good option. Fix the old microwave at huge cost or, rebuild the cabinets at huge cost? All for a relatively cheap microwave.

    Definitely look for standardized cutouts for you oven and microwave so, a replacement years later won't be such a big hassle and expense.

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      KLMJGM RE: Sid Post Jul 18, 2012 08:30 PM

      Great point. Thanks for your input!

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