My mother called me this morning and asked if I am still on that food board thingy because she needs some help. Her oven died the other day. It needs a very inexpensive part, but because her unit is 22 years old they no longer make the part so it is time to replace the whole thing. She is looking for your expertise.
She enjoys cooking and uses her stove and oven very often so she will want something decent. She was warned to stay away from American made units unfortunately because they supposedly break down very often and quickly. Is there any truth to this?
She wants a slide in self cleaning unit, with a simmer burner or alternate type burners and she wants convection. She is not concerned with aesthetics like stainless steel over black or whatever. What other options should she be looking for. What brands or models would you recommend?
Andy, I am not sure if she considered duel fuel. What are the benefits and drawback of those if you know?
The primary benefit is supposed to be that the electric oven maintains a more accurate temperature and puts less moisture into the oven than gas. I don't do enough baking to say I've witnessed a difference. Also, electric costs a lot more to operate.
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan