Need a new oven. Go commercial or get another residential unit for my kitchen? Recommendations for either?
We're looking for a new oven. I've considered buying a used commercial/restaurant unit. Would there be benefits to that over a residential unit? It seems like most ovens I've seen in stores are pretty cheaply made. I prefer gas (not even sure why) but maybe there's a reason to use electric I do have a decent steam setup in my gas oven now. I've always thought electric heat of any sort was a waste of energy/costs but with higher prices on gas, that's possibly debatable.
Anyways, my wife and I are looking for a good replacement for what we have. I want something that:
-Is insulated well enough to keep the heat INSIDE of the oven
-Is easy to adjust (some stove burner knobs don't have the best adjustment control)
-Reliable... with new gas ovens I miss pilot lights... the new glow ignitors seem to fail regularly.
-Timer shut-off but no other electronics. i.e. pretty simple with not much that can break.
-an older unit is ok. I'm not after state of the art electronics or modern cutting edge styling. I want a good functional piece that works great and will cook and make it enjoyable to do so.
I'm very interested in recommendations from other members here.