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One thing you might want to check (and the information is hard to get) is what is the lowest and the highest temperature the ovens will reliably run at?

I would hope to see under 45C/100F for the lowest temperature (sous-vide fish) and over 300C/600F for pizza..

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I would hope to see under 45C/100F for the lowest temperature (sous-vide fish) and over 300C/600F for pizza..

I wouldn't hold your breath though. These aren't exactly modest requirements. I don't think my rather more expensive oven could reach reliably that high or that low. Unfortunately with ovens/cookers you tend to get what you pay for, though most of the time it's rather difficult to know exactly what that is.

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...Not keen on Lacanche. ...

If I might humbly point you at the following...

http://www.fireandknives.com/newsletter/newsletter4.htm

... it's a protracted cry of anguish from the day they dragged me, weeping from my Lacanche

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  • 3 weeks later...
Here's my toledo90 which I am very, very happy with.

my previosu was a 6 burner smeg which was OK but I'm much happier with this - seems more substantial & easier to clean

I continue to have bad luck with my 6 burner Smeg.

The first one had so many faults, it had to be replaced, which was done courtesy of the retailer, not Smeg. I opted for a Smeg again, as I was convinced that my first cooker must have been a "Monday" one, and in any case, the retailer had nothing comparable.

Within 6 months, I had problems with the wok rings, and paid €80 for a callout. Just today, I forked out another €105 because the element on the oven gave up its will to live (it is less than 2 years old).

These cookers retail for €3,992 over here and are guaranteed for only one year. Smeg, as a company, doesn't appear to be at all concerned about the shabby quality of its product. So, take my advice and don't go near them.

I am so, so disappointed with my expensive mistake.

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Thought I'd resurrect this thread as we are in the market for a 90-100cm cooker and I have a couple of questions:

- I'd like dual fuel to get an electric oven, a gas oven and a gas hob. However most seem to have an electric grill whereas I'd prefer a gas for the speed of response (and I'd like it to be separate from the ovens). Does anyone know why so many have electric grills and is my scepticism misplaced?

- What about induction hobs? Are there any in my price range (£1000-2000)?

Many thanks.

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Biasco do quite a few induction hobs in that price range. I've used them recently to buy a cooker & dishwasher and they were pretty quick and painless to deal with.

As far as I know, there are no DF cookers on the market that combine both electric and gas oven...

Thought I'd resurrect this thread as we are in the market for a 90-100cm cooker and I have a couple of questions:

- I'd like dual fuel to get an electric oven, a gas oven and a gas hob.  However most seem to have an electric grill whereas I'd prefer a gas for the speed of response (and I'd like it to be separate from the ovens).  Does anyone know why so many have electric grills and is my scepticism misplaced?

- What about induction hobs?  Are there any in my price range (£1000-2000)?

Many thanks.

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I'm glad you resurrected this Winot - good timing as I am looking to move house and want to have a full-on pro kitchen. My issue is that a lot of ranges that are sold have no where near the heat levels or power that I am looking for, as I am looking for something similar to a professional range (which I believe have more power as they have larger gas pipes?!). I have been recommended the Falcon line for this, but would love to hear from anyone with views on Falcon, and indeed any other ranges worth considering.

Thanks,

David

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