Four days ago, my oven suddenly stopped heating as well it used to. Three days ago, on the night of our planned Independence Day party, we couldn’t even get the oven to heat at all. Two days ago, we decided to go on an oven hunt. In the past, we’ve bought our appliances from Best Buy and have never really been disappointed by shopping there, so we thought we would start our search online and head to Best Buy eventually as well.
My mother searched for a while on various websites and we found a couple of good GE, Frigidaire and Samsung models. We went to out to Best Buy and I brought my Google Laptop to do on-demand product reviews. And I must say this worked out excellently.
When we got to Best Buy, we found a lovely FGGF3042FG that we could have taken home immediately and it was only $749. While it was nice, it didn’t have many reviews, a collective of only 332 on Google Product Search, but at least Best Buy tried. Armed with my laptop, I searched for models that were similar to that. I found a FGGF3054KF that looked remarkably similar to the model next to the previous one the sales floor that was in the FGGF3092 range. That was a $1249 oven but oh, it was spectacular. Except, this 3054 wasn’t more than $1000, it was just about $859 and looked very similar save for the expansive digital-interface on the top-mount.
So, we didn’t get the hood-microwave but this oven looks fantastic. I figure, over the next six years, we’ll probably be upgrading our other appliances as this oven lasted just about ten years and those remaining appliances are about to enter their run-down phase.
It’s odd to review something like an oven – what do you expect? Cookies? I don’t know. I might do a little bit more formal review after I use the oven for a while, but I’m not counting on it. My new oven arrives tomorrow so we’ll see then.