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I ***LOATHE*** the oven in my new house!
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Date: 1/9/13 3:48 PM

.... and I think I'm gonna make the service guy eat the cookies I just baked!

Aaargh.

Let me first say I know how to bake. It's my claim to fame around my friends and family. I have the hips to prove it. :)

Story:
Moved into a glorious, beautiful house in December.
It has a convection oven (never had one of these before).

If I use the oven on it's regular settings (not convection) it doesn't heat up correctly. I ruined the most beautiful pans of caramel rolls the first week I was here! They went in the oven looking just gorgeous... and the middles fell... (which never happens to me)

I tried making a stupid pot pie (frozen one) .. and **that** is even a difficult task!

So today... I tried making cookies - oatmeal-bulletproof-recipe-scotchies. Humpf.

On regular oven... the oven isn't heating correctly.

Tried them on convection for the second pan... outsides brown and the middles suck (not baked).

Can't wait to see how this shakes out.

Oh... and this *is*the*worst*part* of this oven... once you shut the mother *&$%# off, it blows hot air into the kitchen. WTH is that about?

Hot air into the house in January is kinda nice... but not gonna be a good thing come June!

Anybody else have an Amana / convection built in oven they hate?

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Date: 1/9/13 3:54 PM

Our oven is a horror show and I DETEST the thing. Fortunately, we're getting ready to renovate and I am hopefully getting a Bertazzoni. I'm a fairly serious cook and this thing is just not cutting it. When they take it out, I'm going to sledgehammer it in the front lawn. Honestly, I prefer cooking over an open flame or on a cookstove. No joke.

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Date: 1/9/13 4:18 PM

Cooktops, ovens and stoves with digital controls will vent hot air into the kitchen to assure that their little tiny computers cool off as quickly as possible. It's not much of selling point in Florida. Convection ovens.....sorry, not interested. If a convection oven would speed up the time required to get food ready to go into the oven, then maybe I would be impressed. But cutting an hour or two out of the time it takes to roast a turkey? Not interested. All the convection feature on my toaster oven does is aggravate me and turn a frozen pizza into a briquette. On the other hand, my husband loves the @#$% things, but he likes everything overcooked.

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Date: 1/9/13 4:21 PM

Quote: Karla Kizer
Cooktops, ovens and stoves with digital controls will vent hot air into the kitchen to assure that their little tiny computers cool off as quickly as possible.

I wasn't aware of that. Good to know. Thanks.

I have a convection setting on my oven, but I never use it. I learned not to roast a chicken in a convection oven!

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Date: 1/9/13 4:30 PM

IO suffered with a horrible new oven and finally threw in the towel when I had to keep calling in the serviceman. every couple of months. We got a new oven and I love it. i did my research online, walked into home depot and five minutes later owned my new stove. haven't had a moment's regret about the new new stove in the 4- five years I have owned it.

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Date: 1/9/13 5:18 PM

I have had 4 convection ovens over the years and have been fortunate enough to not have any problem with any of them.

1. Maytag - regular baking/roasting or could be switched on as convection. Had it for over 20 years and only replaced it because I renovated my kitchen 2 years ago.

2. Now have a Kitchen Aid regular roasting/baking or convection can be turned on. It worked really nicely on regular roasting/baking so I did not start using the convection until just this past month. So far the convection works beautifully - only difference from regular roasting/baking is that the temperature is set 25 degrees F lower. ie making muffins - instead of 350F - 20 minutes , on convection 325F for 20 minutes - muffins turned out beautifully. Don't know if it saves any money on the power bills using convection over regular roasting/baking but my husband thinks that it does and wanted me to start using the convection. Did notice that the oven heats up a lot faster to the required temperature on convection compared tor regular baking/roasting.

The other 2 convection ovens I had were : a large counter top convection oven by Delonghi that I have had for over 10 years - have been using it outside for the past few years - now the digital numbers hardly display so we decided to get rid of it and just bought a small counter top Kitchen Aid toaster/convection oven but I have not tried making any meat in it yet. Bought it to save on power and not use the big oven for small jobs.

I believe Maytag and Kitchen Aid are both made by the same company - so far for me I have had good luck with them.

I really like Kitchen Aid products but I must say that a coffee maker I had by Kitchen Aid went on the blink a few days after the warranty expired - the coffee maker was $100 or so and did not last any longer than a $30 coffee maker. For me coffee makers always seem to only last for a short time past the 1 or 2 year warranty date.

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Date: 1/9/13 5:39 PM

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Cooktops, ovens and stoves with digital controls will vent hot air into the kitchen to assure that their little tiny computers cool off as quickly as possible.

Karla is right. Using the self-clean feature can really fry these digital controls, too. Our new oven does this (vent the heat) and I can assure y'all that I won't be doing much baking in the summer, where my kitchen struggles to stay cool. Had I known about this little feature before I bought it, I might have gone with builder grade manual controls.
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Date: 1/9/13 5:39 PM

Something is wrong with your oven. It should be under warranty, so hopefully the service guy can figure it out and fix it.

ETA --- I haven't had any luck with convection baking of cookies. They brown on one side (yes, side!) faster than the other. Must have something to do with that hot air blowing about. Next batch did fine when I did not use the convection.
-- Edited on 1/9/13 5:41 PM --

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Date: 1/9/13 6:43 PM

What kind of stove did you get? We are going to remodel the kitchen and my research concludes that there is something wrong with every appliance out there. Some love the same thing that others hate. One person's pride and joy is another's lemon. What the heck gives?????????????? I am all for the campfire again. What is the vulnerabe consumer to do?? You can't send the dang thing back after you find out you hate it. We are screwed!

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Date: 1/9/13 7:02 PM

Sorry, double post.
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