While roasting turkeys for our roasting pan review, we discovered that we’d like to redesign the doors of our test kitchen’s double wall oven. The doors open downward, and with the upper oven in particular, this set-up is troublesome: Time and again, we found ourselves leaning awkwardly over the hot door, trying to reach in and baste the turkey without getting burned and wondering why someone hadn’t come up with a better door design.
Turns out, someone has: Jade Appliances recently introduced the industry’s first French-door wall oven for the home kitchen. Jade has long been making commercial French-door ovens for restaurants, and professional chefs love the design because it allows the cook to get close to the food. The design is also ideal for small spaces because the doors don’t need much clearance to open. And don’t worry that you’ll need two free hands to open the doors—they work in tandem; pull on one and both will open.
The price for a double wall oven with French doors on top starts at about $5,300. To learn more about the oven’s features and to find a retailer, visit JadeAppliances.com.