Bob Wiley, reviewer
The Thermador MED272ES and the GE Profile PK956DR are two double wall ovens rated highly by customers. Both are 27” wide and electric. Both ovens offer great capacity, so if you have a large household and have to prepare large meals, or you simply like to cook, then you’ll find either of these wall ovens appealing.
The Thermador oven wins out when it comes to capacity, with 4.2 cu. ft. per oven. The GE oven has 3.8 cu. ft. per oven—still quite spacious. The Thermador model also offers convection baking in both ovens, while the GE model’s convection baking is limited to just one of the two ovens.
You’re paying top dollar for the Thermador oven—$3,999—but it comes with 14 cooking modes and telescopic racks that extend when you open the door. Speaking of racks, there are six adjustable racks for the Thermador oven. The GE, slightly less expensive at $2,056.15, is also generously equipped with five racks.
Style-wise, both the Thermador and GE ovens sport sleek and modern designs, with glass touch controls. Either will add style to a kitchen. As for performance, you’ll likely be happy with either oven. Choosing between them is a matter of determining whether you’re willing to pay extra for greater capacity, double the convection baking, and more cooking programs.
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