Range oven or eye level oven ?

(13 Posts)
jigster01 Wed 11-May-16 16:06:33

I have always had a built in eye level double oven but really love the look of the range masters that are available.
Has anyone gone from one to the other and do they regret it ?...The thought of bending down puts me off!
I will have to decide soon .

JT05 Wed 11-May-16 16:50:38

I have just left my wonderful Rangemaster in the old house. I now have 3 built in electrical wonderments! They came with the house. I will be able to use them fully when I have completed an digital electronics degree!

I do like the eye level bit, but I miss my range, it was like an old friend!

Not much help I'm afraid!

ZedWoman Wed 11-May-16 17:32:07

DH does most of the 'complicated' cooking (roasts/xmas dinner etc) in our house and he has always hated range/built under cookers. Aside from the inconvenience of bending down to lower levels, they 'steal' valuable storage space as you can't build anything above or below them as you can with eye-level.

We are havving a new kitchen put in soon and are going for an eye-level built in double oven next to a single oven. That way we don't have the inconvenience of having the grill in a large oven cavity.

MrsJervis Wed 11-May-16 21:55:49

I really regret buying our Rangemaster. It's awkward to bend down to get stuff out and gets really dirty very quickly. And the main oven (we have one main, one small oven) doesn't like being heated to much more than 200 degrees and refuses to close in protest. My mother has an eye-height Neff oven and I'd go for that every time over ours.

Chippednailvarnishing Wed 11-May-16 21:57:13

I have a range - go for an eye level one!

BeauGlacons Wed 11-May-16 21:59:19

I learnt to cook on an Aga. Have had a range, two side by side eye level ovens, am presently back to a range - soon to renovate.

Ideally I would have an Aga. Due to back problems I can't bend and it will be eye level.

trashcansinatra Wed 11-May-16 21:59:29

We love our range. It's a proper cooker and really makes the kitchen. Eye level is for microwaves.

SwedishEdith Wed 11-May-16 22:05:43

I have a range - go for an eye level one!

Agree.

jigster01 Wed 11-May-16 22:56:09

I guessed it would be eye level !
My oven also seems a lot larger than a range and with six of us we need large ,though I know there is a smaller oven also with a range ...
Eye level it will be ! Thanks ladies

OnePlanOnHouzz Thu 12-May-16 08:11:06

Go for both ! A large range and a built up oven ! There's no rule to say you can't - and catering for six - I'd say it's truly justified !!

fabtigger Thu 12-May-16 09:37:23

Choose the one that compliments the layout best. I use to have an eye level, but current layout demanded a range. I don't really miss the eye level, though it's better for peaking, loading and unloading

HereIAm20 Thu 12-May-16 14:02:05

At our last house we had eye level. We moved here and there was a stainless steel range (Britannia) - looks nice but was awful. Just having new kitchen fitted having eye level again , 2 regular and one steam oven. Definitely eye level is our vote!

ExConstance Thu 12-May-16 15:35:04

I love our Rangemaster and get on with it far better than our old eye-level and separate hob. It cooks food better, is more versatile with 5 rings and having two ovens plus a grill is great. I don't really notice the bending down. They are hard to clean when they arrive as they are covered with a greasy protective coat, but once this is gone there is no problem. We are vegetarians so have no problems with oven cleaning.

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