Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: GE slide-in convection range oven capacity

  1. #1
    Paul P Guest

    Default GE slide-in convection range oven capacity

    I don't participate in this forum, I just needed somewhere to
    post so that future appliance shoppers searching for info could
    find it.

    Just before signing yesterday on a new GE Profile range I noticed
    something that resulted in my walking away from it. It concerns
    the convection fan and the space it takes up inside the oven. I'm
    not exactly sure I understand where the problem comes from but it
    does not exist for equivalent GE free-standing convection ranges
    (that have the controls at the rear of the appliance). I don't know
    if slide-in convection ranges (ie those with the controls up front)
    from other manufacturers suffer from the same problem.

    The thing is that the convection fan and its housing stick out inside
    the oven and reduce the rack depth by 3" (76mm) to about 14" (355mm),
    barely enough room for a large pizza, without the box. Forget about
    an extra-large pizza. I find this pretty amazing considering this is
    one of GE's flagship ranges.

    GE's free-standing convection ovens on the other hand have the fan
    behind the rear wall and the rack depth is about 17" (432mm).

    I guess if you don't eat pizza you might not mind but I imagine there
    are some who use large backing sheets who could also have a problem.

    A big thanks to all those who posted info on their appliances
    throughout the 'net, I've spent the last week going crazy trying to
    decide which appliances to buy for our new house. A very lengthy
    process since there are literally hundreds of models and they each
    have different pros and cons.

    Paul P

  2. #2
    Zeppo Guest

    Default Re: GE slide-in convection range oven capacity


    "Paul P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >I don't participate in this forum, I just needed somewhere to
    > post so that future appliance shoppers searching for info could
    > find it.
    >
    > Just before signing yesterday on a new GE Profile range I noticed
    > something that resulted in my walking away from it. It concerns
    > the convection fan and the space it takes up inside the oven. I'm
    > not exactly sure I understand where the problem comes from but it
    > does not exist for equivalent GE free-standing convection ranges
    > (that have the controls at the rear of the appliance). I don't know
    > if slide-in convection ranges (ie those with the controls up front)
    > from other manufacturers suffer from the same problem.
    >
    > The thing is that the convection fan and its housing stick out inside
    > the oven and reduce the rack depth by 3" (76mm) to about 14" (355mm),
    > barely enough room for a large pizza, without the box. Forget about
    > an extra-large pizza. I find this pretty amazing considering this is
    > one of GE's flagship ranges.
    >
    > GE's free-standing convection ovens on the other hand have the fan
    > behind the rear wall and the rack depth is about 17" (432mm).
    >
    > I guess if you don't eat pizza you might not mind but I imagine there
    > are some who use large backing sheets who could also have a problem.
    >
    > A big thanks to all those who posted info on their appliances
    > throughout the 'net, I've spent the last week going crazy trying to
    > decide which appliances to buy for our new house. A very lengthy
    > process since there are literally hundreds of models and they each
    > have different pros and cons.
    >

    Paul,
    I have a profile wall oven w/convection. The inside depth is 15" to the edge
    of the rack. Not sure why a slide-in would be shallower. FWIW, when I was
    shopping ovens all manufacturer's convection models suffered from the same
    issue.

    I can't close the door with a large pizza in a box either, but we rarely put
    one in the oven in the box anyway so it hasn't been a big hardship.

    I did bring an extra large pie home from Costco once and was a bit stymied
    by the fact it wouldn't fit in the oven. Cut it half and did it on two sheet
    pans. Messy but it worked. This was the only thing I've ever had an issue
    with trying to fit in the oven.

    Jon




Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32