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Oven door buying guide

If you’re shopping for a new oven, you may notice that not all models have the same opening mechanism. At Ateliers G. Paquette, we repair and sell oven parts to customers in Montreal and throughout Quebec. Here’s an overview of the different oven door options available on the market.

 

Drop-down door

This classic style of oven door opens from the top. Once lowered, you can easily insert baking sheets and casseroles. The door mechanism is simple, making it easy to remove and clean. However, drop-down doors take up a lot of space in front of the appliance, which can limit access. Therefore, some models have sliding shelves.

 

Side swing door

If you have a wall-mounted oven, a door that opens to one side is practical. However, you must ensure there’s adequate side clearance. Some brands come with a reversible mechanism that allows you to open the door on either side.

 

French doors

If you want the ultimate in elegance, opt for an oven with two doors that open from the centre. Both doors open simultaneously and don’t take up much space in front of the oven. However, they require sufficient clearance on either side.

 

Slide away door

Once opened, this oven door tucks neatly away underneath the appliance. This frees up space, making it easy to access the oven and reducing the risk of burns. However, the complex mechanism is pricey and can be difficult to clean. You may also have to pay import fees to get your hands on one of these models, given their rarity in Canada.

 

Drawer door

This type of oven door is uncommon in North America. It opens like a drawer, so you can easily remove large pots and pans in one motion. This innovative mechanism helps reduce the risk of burns. However, it can be difficult to access the lower racks. Moreover, this type of oven cannot be installed as a wall-mounted unit.

 

Order replacement oven parts from Ateliers G. Paquette

No matter which type of oven door you choose, you can count on the team at Ateliers G. Paquette to provide expert installation and repair services. We also have an extensive inventory of spare oven parts. We serve customers in Montreal and throughout Quebec. Don’t hesitate to contact us for all your oven part needs.

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