You know, new products were a lot more fun 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 story.
Still, even without a home equity loan, 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. All oven sizes offer convection cooking and feature a 25,000 BTU burner and a 15,000 BTU ceramic infrared broiler.
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.
GE Cafe series also puts out a pretty cool looking French door oven in stainless steel. Check it out here. The reviews are amazing.