You know, new products
were a lot more fun a few years ago when we were rolling in dough and using our
homes as ATM machines to fix up our homes. Of course, the big new mortgages we
got after all those cash-out refinances are now a burden, but that’s another
Still, even in our
depressed state of economy, these new wall ovens are pretty sexy. If you’ve
ever worked in a commercial kitchen, you’ve probably come face-to-face with an
oven with French doors. Here’s the way the doors work: You use one hand to open
the left door and the right door opens automatically. This gives you access to
the oven without having to bend over the door. Because if you think about it,
an oven door that swings down and out and blocks easy access to the oven
chamber is pretty goofy. I mean, what have we been thinking?
These oven are made by
BlueStar and cost about $2,500 for a 24-inch single oven and about $8,700 for
two 36-inch double-stacked ovens.
All oven sizes offer
convection cooking and feature a 25,000 BTU burner and a 15,000 BTU ceramic
Did I mention these are
high-end appliances? Or as an appliance salesman put it yesterday when I was
looking at a fancy drawer-type refrigerator: “The manufacturer is awfully
proud of those.” And what he meant was the astronomical price tag
indicated a certain amount of pride. So let’s say that BlueStar is real proud
of these ovens.
And here’s something
amazing: They come in 190 colors. Yeah, that’s not a typo. I checked it out
twice. And you can get custom colors. I’d be proud, too. See more at Blue Star Cooking.