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A Blog About Kitchen & Bath Design, Remodeling and This & That in Sacramento – by MrsNicolette

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The Side Swing Oven

February 4, 2010 , , , , , ,

I burned myself pretty good about 2 weeks ago while baking some broccoli crowns in the oven.  While testing the broccoli with a fork, my finger hit the above baking rack.  Hopefully the scar will go away, but the scar in my mind will forever linger about that oven.  It is a standard range, but the angle is ergonomically incorrect.  It is a pain to bend down to get something out of a cabinet, but especially when that object is cooking at 350 degrees.

Most of my clients are choosing wall ovens over the standard range.  Even with this option, one must reach over the oven door to transfer food, or stand to either side and transfer in an uncomfortable side twist position.

Several years ago a few manufacturers such as Gaggenau introduced a side swing oven.  This was a genius answer for Universal designers.  The Gaggenau side swing retails for almost $5,000.  Which is why I was pleased to find Fagor, an appliance manufacturer based in Spain has a side swing for $850 and also Frigidaire offers a side swing for $850 also.

Fagor 24" side swing. Available in Left & Right swings

Now that we have an attainable choice of side swing or standard wall ovens, I will surely be telling my clients about all their options, because comfort goes hand in hand with good design.

www.narfinecarpentry.com

by Nicolette Patton

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A classmate recommended me to check out this website, nice post, interesting read… keep up the cool work!

Sean Rosebrough

February 22, 2010

A side swing oven is a great idea, especially for seniors and diabetics. Nice post!!

Roughneck Diva

February 28, 2010

I am looking for a more accessable oven since I am in a wheelchair. This is a start.

Angela

December 13, 2012

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