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Re: Home oven recommendations

Postby DiaFun » 05 Dec 2010, 21:26

The completely horrible oven in our house is a really expensive US-made convection model, built into the wall, and it is a piece of shit. It doesn't heat evenly, doesn't maintain temperature with the convection fan on, and the convection fan takes up some of the oven body, making the whole deal smaller. Two smallish racks barely fit in the thing, and it can't roast more than a 25-lb turkey - its interior capacity is 3.2 cu. ft.
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We have one identical to this, but it's black. They are trying to sell this one for US$950 (NT$30,000).

My dream oven is more like this one:
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LG LWD3081ST Double Electric Oven - Double - Stainless Steel
This thing has got a whopping 9.4 cu. ft. capacity between the two ovens. It's also got a convection mode, but it actually WORKS properly, and obviously, with five full-size racks, the convection parts don't interfere with the cooking space. Of course, it is NT$100,000 which means I'm not rushing right out to buy one...
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Re: Home oven recommendations

Postby TheLostSwede » 05 Dec 2010, 21:40

Ovens are a luxury item here, hence why they're so expensive. Judging by the cookbook that came with our oven, I don't think the locals have even figured out what an oven is for...
I'm happy with mine, yes, it's a bit smaller inside compared to what I'm used to, but it's way better than the regular stuff you get here, although it should be considering that it's a built in 220V convection oven.
You can get Bosch here and it seems like the prices are starting to come down even of those http://www.home-life.tw/showroom/mallse ... 9C%8BBOSCH
Still a fair bit more than my slightly more basic Baumatic, but that's all I could afford and it does the job.
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Re: Home oven recommendations

Postby Dragonbones » 05 Dec 2010, 21:59

Cast iron trays and a fully preheated Dr. Goods made a dandy, crispy pair of thick crust pizzas in our house tonight. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Home oven recommendations

Postby teggs » 06 Dec 2010, 10:55

Dragonbones wrote:Cast iron trays and a fully preheated Dr. Goods made a dandy, crispy pair of thick crust pizzas in our house tonight. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Mr. Bones... where did you get your trays from?

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Re: Home oven recommendations

Postby Dragonbones » 06 Dec 2010, 11:28

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Re: Home oven recommendations

Postby lillasn1gel » 06 Dec 2010, 13:33

TheLostSwede wrote:Ovens are a luxury item here, hence why they're so expensive. Judging by the cookbook that came with our oven, I don't think the locals have even figured out what an oven is for...
I'm happy with mine, yes, it's a bit smaller inside compared to what I'm used to, but it's way better than the regular stuff you get here, although it should be considering that it's a built in 220V convection oven.
You can get Bosch here and it seems like the prices are starting to come down even of those http://www.home-life.tw/showroom/mallse ... 9C%8BBOSCH
Still a fair bit more than my slightly more basic Baumatic, but that's all I could afford and it does the job.


Where is this Kang-Chu Home Life based? They seem to have cool stuff @ reasonable prices. Just wish I could understand the site!
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Re: Home oven recommendations

Postby Enigma » 07 Dec 2010, 01:36

It's not because locals have not discovered baking. It is because they don't have the time or desire to spend extra time using an oven. The night market is around the corner. It is easier, takes less time and is basically cheaper in the long run. It's cultural and you just get used to it. I have been here 10 years and although I have a Kaiser oven from Costco, I don't use it often because I just don't have the time. I would just as soon stop by Costco and get a roasted chicken or go to the night market and get what I want. No muss - no fuss.
On occasion though, an oven is handy like when you want to do pizza, without corn, or a BBQ duck. mmmmm.
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Re: Home oven recommendations

Postby TheLostSwede » 07 Dec 2010, 02:06

Wow... I use mine several times a week, for bread, cakes and meals. I find it much easier to prepare a lot of food in the oven than on the hob and a lot of it tastes a lot better and requires a lot less grease to prepare.
I take myself time to cook, partially cause I enjoy, but also because I can make something that you can't buy in Costco, the supermarket or at a night market...
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Re: Home oven recommendations

Postby teggs » 07 Dec 2010, 08:40



Thanks for that!
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Re: Home oven recommendations

Postby Icon » 07 Dec 2010, 09:56

lillasn1gel wrote:
TheLostSwede wrote:Ovens are a luxury item here, hence why they're so expensive. Judging by the cookbook that came with our oven, I don't think the locals have even figured out what an oven is for...
I'm happy with mine, yes, it's a bit smaller inside compared to what I'm used to, but it's way better than the regular stuff you get here, although it should be considering that it's a built in 220V convection oven.
You can get Bosch here and it seems like the prices are starting to come down even of those http://www.home-life.tw/showroom/mallse ... 9C%8BBOSCH
Still a fair bit more than my slightly more basic Baumatic, but that's all I could afford and it does the job.


Where is this Kang-Chu Home Life based? They seem to have cool stuff @ reasonable prices. Just wish I could understand the site!


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