Ovens for the Home Bread Baker
Howdy friends, I need to by a new free standing gas range. Electric is not an option. I have owned a Kitchen Aid Superba conventional/convection oven for about ten years now and generally I have been very happy with it. But alas it has now given up the ghost. In really hot weather, the oven will not ignite and heat up. (I know, I'm crazy for trying to bake bread on days when it's 95 degrees, like yesterday.) The electroincs are also now completely shot. I have to shut off the circuit breaker whenever I am not using the stove, because it has gotten into the habit of turning itself on. (Scary) A repiarman told me I was looking at 400 - 500 bucks to replace the igniter and electronics and that's just not worth it.
I have researched brands, but the typical reviews do not cover items that are critical to bread geeks, such as good insulation, consistent temp, etc. I'm hoping you fine folks can give me some guidance. I'm not looking for Consumer Reports types of reviews, but just some general brand recommendations. I'd love a double oven or at least a range that included a separate warming drawer. I've been looking at GE, LG, Bosch, and Electrolux. Unfortunately, there websites are awful and even comparing their own models is almost impossible. (I'm completely soured on KA at this point. Besides, their selection of gas ranges is pitiful.) I'm willing to spend up to $2,000 - $2,500 if necessary.
Can anyone give me some sage advice? Many thanks in advance. Boston_Dan