I am having one of those built in units in the kitchen (from DIY Kitchens) that have a built in double oven underneath an integrated microwave. I cannot find two appliances that match. They all seem to have different switches, different colour LED displays, use a different font for the markings. This is driving me bonkers. If you want to save an iPad from being thrown across the room (again), any suggestions?
Thank you all. I rang round the various manufacturers yesterday. Most were quite perplexed as to why someone would want a tower of a double electric oven topped by a microwave. The set up most of you describe of a single oven topped by a microwave/grill is the usual. What can I say - I like to cook. The kitchen is coming from DIY Kitchens online and the actual unit is a stock one, so it can't be totally unheard of. I've had to go for matching handles, same colour display, 4 knobs on double oven, but only 3 on the micro. Hope my penchant for symmetry doesn't kick in too much!
I have two ovens and a built in combi microwave above one of them. The double oven plus a microwave, as you suggest, is doable but what are you going to have at eye level? That’s why you don’t see this combination in magazines.
You could put two ovens side by side with the microwave above one of them or built in elsewhere. I have my microwave above a single oven at eye level. The other oven is under the hob. I wouldn’t have them all in a tower personally. I like to cook and having two full size separate ovens really works for me. They have different features.
They all matched when they were purchased but the microwave has been replaced. Doesn’t bother me and if you had it installed separately it wouldn’t matter really.
Bosch, Neff & Siemens always do matching ranges, however double ovens are no the most popular style so they tend to look different than the main range of single ovens. If you stick with the same brand for both appliances you'll get a better match, but with a double oven it can be tricky.