I heart my double ovens

August’s “I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours” (which was thankfully extended through the weekend), brought to us by Cate at Sweetnicks, asks the question, “What item in my kitchen can I not live without?” With no hesitation, I can tell you that my answer is double ovens. When we were beginning the process of building a house, I told Quinn that I only had three requirements. One of those was double ovens.

Honestly, I thought they would really only be helpful during the holidays or when I was preparing huge amounts of food. I quickly realized that I was using them all the time. Need bread with dinner? Dinner in one oven, bread in the other. Baking more than one sheet of cookies? Heat ‘em both up and get them done faster.

I frequently and nervously remind Quinn that if we ever move or build again, I really must have double ovens. I don’t think it’s negotiable. Once you’ve had them, you just can’t go back. I feel so efficient and organized when they’re both fired up. Like I really know what I’m doing in there. Plus, well, they’re pretty.

By the way, for Quinn’s benefit, I have to give mention to my vent hood. After Quinn got it wired, installed, and finished (which was apparently a lot of trouble), he suggested that I tell him every day how much I love my vent hood. Hopefully, this nonverbal mention will satisfy him for today.

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  1. Cate O'Malley September 3, 2006 Reply

    The good news about putting our house on the market in the next few months is that the next kitchen WILL have double ovens… no negotiating. ;)

  2. jennifer September 3, 2006 Reply

    Stand your ground, Cate! You’ll be glad you did.

  3. Claire September 3, 2006 Reply

    This is great! My mom had double ovens in her first house (one built in the 60′s). When they build the next house, it only had one oven, and we missed the double ovens. NOW, after a move out of state, the oven she has is a convection oven and is, thus, much smaller than a normal oven. I’m trying to convince them that they should get a drop in with a more updated stove and ANOTHER oven! When I get my own house, I want double ovens!!!!

  4. Nicole September 3, 2006 Reply

    I’m so jealous!! Someday I WILL have two ovens :-)

  5. Anita September 4, 2006 Reply

    A huge sigh of envy coming from me! Don’t ever settle for just one again!

  6. rowena September 5, 2006 Reply

    I couldn’t agree with you more on the usefulness of having double ovens. I think this sentiment is due to having worked in a bakery. ;-) On the other hand, I swapped double ovens for a larger, industrial-sized gas oven for our home. I begged my husband for the 2nd one, but it’ll be part of the fireplace so I can have that wood-burning heat that goes best with pizza.

    I’m still waiting… :-)

  7. veuveclicquot September 6, 2006 Reply

    Gosh… I’m so envious…! ;) They look like a baker’s heaven.

  8. Comfort Amidst Chaos September 6, 2006 Reply

    Ah, the joy of a well tuned kitchen. Good for you, looks like you get a lot of use out of them too.

    Next, post a photo of that hood :)

  9. Lorraine October 22, 2006 Reply

    I’m green with envy, I have one measely little oven and very little counter space! It’s been my excuse for not doing any baking for some time now. Wonder if it will ever work!!!!:-)

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