Buying an oven for a dutch oven

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  1. pjrocknlock

    pjrocknlock

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    Hi peeps,

    I'm interested buying an oven. However, as I'll be putting a 5 quartz dutch oven into the oven, I've no idea what is the minimum size of the oven that I've to buy. I'm worried that I purchase an oven that the dutch oven cannot fit. What are the measurements I've to look out for?

    Thank you.
     
  2. flipflopgirl

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    What if at some point you want to roast a piece of meat larger than your duch oven?
    Say....a full rib roast?
    Or maybe you need to bake a casserole at the same time as whatever is in the Dutch oven?
    Or a batch of dinner rolls?

    My advice is to do some shopping around and talk to a few large appliance salesmen.

    mimi
     
  3. chicagoterry

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    I'm not sure where you are located. In the States the smaller stoves are 24" wide. I don't think they make them any narrower. Unfortunately, I have one in my kitchen that fits into the space between two cabinets so I am stuck with that width.

    I am not happy with the size of that oven for a multitude of reasons but my 6 qt dutch oven fits in it just fine. Nothing else will while it is in there. With an oven that size, you can only fit one piece of cookware at a time, no matter how small the piece and you have to be sure to buy smaller than average sheet pans. The sheet pan size that is most commonly found simply will not fit.

    I also find that even when the oven thermometer verifies that I am baking things at the temperature specified in the recipe, many batter-based baked goods take up to 10 minutes LESS time to be done. 
     
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  4. pjrocknlock

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    Hello, thanks for your reply? Could you please mention your model? At where I live, I see those models that are combined functionalities, meaning they allow for microwaving, grilling and etc. Are those ideal? Thank you.
     
  5. chefedb

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    The more gadgets on your oven, the more things that can go wrong, same thing as Micro waves. If I were you I would by a minimum size stove of 30 inches 2 shelf. this way you can do 2 or 3 things at once.
     
  6. chicagoterry

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    My model is so old it hasn't  been made for years--possibly decades. The company no longer exists. I will keep it for as long as it lasts because it is very, very simple and, so,  has outlasted many of my neighbors' newer models by years.

    I was just looking at one neighbor's stove (her third in the time I've had my ancient one) and I never realized before that it is even narrower than mine. Hers is 20 inches wide. She never, ever bakes anything because she can't fit anything much of anything in the oven.