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You could spend hours walking around kitchen showrooms, admiring the increasingly sleek ovens on offer. You can take your pick from fingermark-proof stainless steel, aluminium or iridium finishes, ovens in country-style green or cream, or authentically commercial-looking stainless steel freestanding stoves with gas hobs and cast iron trivets.
But while looks may be important, they're only one of many things to think about when buying an oven. There first thing to consider is whether you want a gas or electric oven.
Please note: this information was current as of May 2008 but is still a useful guide to today's market.
If you’re open to either option, here are some things to consider.
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