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Is it a good idea to have the oven next to the refrigerator? Won't they make each other work harder to maintai

lmsusanNovember 14, 2012
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Mark English Architects, AIA
never had a problem- how would it make maintenance harder?
    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 4:04PM
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lmsusan
I don't know...it just seems like the heat from the oven would make the refrigerator run longer. Maintenance was the wrong word I guess...more expensive energy bills is what I meant. I love the way it looks.
    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 4:55PM
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Mark English Architects, AIA
You'll find that with modern ovens there is very little heat transmitted through the side, and over the life of the appliance, there is a small percentage of the time that ovens are actually used, in any case. You are right- it looks good to group deep thinks like refers, ovens, mw's and deep pantry storage together.
    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 4:59PM
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lorraineskinner
Does the cooktop have a rangehood?
    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:06PM
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Mark English Architects, AIA
Downdraft.
    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 9:41AM
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lisagphillips
Mark - your thoughts on downdrafts? and preferred brand? i'm about to go this route and pretty nervous about it! however i hate the ceiling spaceships enough i think to give it a go. suggestions?
    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 4:55PM
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Mark English Architects, AIA
in my experience, downdrafts work for the casual cook, but not the serious cook, or certain ethnic cuisine. We've used threader in the past.
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