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iegang Apr 17, 2013 01:45 PM

I recently purchased a GE Monogram Convection Wall Oven that advertises that it cooks evenly. It does not. After lots of effort, GE is buying the oven back. I need to purchase a new 30" convection wall oven that does actually bake evenly. I would like telescopic racks and it must come in stainless. Any recommendations? HELP!!!!

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    wattacetti Apr 17, 2013 03:45 PM

    Miele. Doesn't have telescopic racks but it bakes evenly and consistently.

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    1. re: wattacetti
      Breadcrumbs Apr 22, 2013 12:36 PM

      wattacetti, I have a Miele oven and I'm curious to know what setting you use for baking. Do you select "Bake", "Convection Bake" or something else? I'm finding that on "Bake" my cookies tend to brown a little quicker at the back of the oven than the ones towards the front of the tray. TIA.

      1. re: Breadcrumbs
        iegang Apr 22, 2013 04:30 PM

        I have tried both bake as well as convection bake. The temperature difference is far worse in convection bake than bake, but I still have a big enough difference that the cookies in the back will burn before those in the center are done.

        1. re: Breadcrumbs
          wattacetti Apr 22, 2013 08:25 PM

          I primarily bake bread but have been playing around with tarts. Use bake for bread and convection for tarts. Unit is the double oven and I have not seen any uneven browning on mine.

          Our local Miele person keeps telling me I should use the MasterChef programs but I'll get around to trying it after I am satisfied with my technique.

      2. Sid Post Apr 17, 2013 06:32 PM

        I was really happy with the upper end Kitchenaide Convection oven in my old house. It cooked like a charm and was the best oven I ever used. It didn't matter what I cooked, pizza to steaks to .... it all came out wonderful in that oven.

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        1. re: Sid Post
          iegang Apr 18, 2013 06:53 AM

          I will check into it, but I really need the telescopic racks. I have a bad back and even though the oven is up high it can be painful to try to bend to put something in or out of the oven. Thank you.

          1. re: iegang
            wattacetti Apr 18, 2013 08:15 PM

            Given the back you might want to consider a side-door model like the Gagggenau even though it doesn't have telescoping racks either. No need to extend to put things in or pull stuff out.

            1. re: iegang
              kagemusha49 Apr 18, 2013 08:58 PM

              I just installed a Kitchenaid kebs207 (double oven 27 inch wide) in my kitchen. I physically did the installation myself. The oven has a telescoping rack for both the upper lower ovens. I'm sure you could buy more of these racks. This is IMHO a great oven. You can also buy it in different widths and as a single oven.

          2. DeeAgeaux Apr 19, 2013 03:51 AM

            1) Gaggenau

            You don't need to reach over hot oven door, you just grab the bakeware directly. Number one in bake evenness.

            2) Wolf. More convectional with glide racks and very consistent as well.

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            1. re: DeeAgeaux
              iegang Apr 22, 2013 07:19 AM

              I'm in an area where I can't even find a place within 100 miles to look at high end ovens. I can't find anyone who would carry Gaggenau let alone service one. I have to stick to traditional home brands unfortunately. I don't even have anyone to service a Wolf within the 100 miles.

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