When it comes to interior design, there’s nothing more exciting than a kitchen upgrade! Shiny new surfaces, extra storage space and brand new appliances are all things that can help bring your dated kitchen right into the modern ages.
But out of all the new equipment you're installing into your kitchen, none is as important as the cooker. Afterall, it’s on this that you’ll be creating the delicious meals and developing the recipes that will bring your new kitchen to life. And, out of the hundreds of cookers available, it’s the dual fuel models that will really allow you to flex your culinary muscle.
Today, we’re looking at one of the best dual fuel cookers on the market - the Kitchenaid KSGG700ESS. The Kitchenaid brand has been synonymous with quality for decades now, and it’s not without good reason. High quality materials and amazing features are all what make the KSGG700ESS the perfect cooker for your new kitchen and, below, we’ll take you through a comprehensive rundown of this fantastic cooker so you can decide whether it’s the best choice for your own cooking needs.
Let’s start with the appearance of the oven itself. It’s sleek and modern, and would look at home in a variety of interior design schemes without pulling too much focus from the room as a whole, whilst the stainless steel coloration gives it a timeless look that never goes out of fashion.
It’s slide-in style of design allows for easy installation and also allows it to sit seamlessly flush with most standard countertop heights, making it seem as though it’s a part of your kitchen surfaces itself without seeming like a stand-alone appliance.
Aside from it’s aesthetic appeal, this oven is designed to provide you with the best cooking performance possible with Even-Heat™ True Convection, an innovative combination of an unusual bow-tie design and convection fan that work harmoniously together to ensure the interior of the oven is warmed equally to the perfect required temperature.
The cast-iron grates that adorn the five burners are open-ended, which gives them yet more modern appeal, and they are also sat at good height from the burner themselves to give the best heat distribution possible whilst helping to add to this cooker’s countertop-integrated effect.
The grates are also interlocking, so you’ll be guaranteed an even cooking surface as well as being able to swap and change pots and pans whilst you’re cooking without worrying about accidentally knocking a grate out of place.
A choice of five burners that range in power from 5000 to 17000 BTU (British Thermal Units) allows you to find the perfectly sized flame for the pan you’re cooking with and lets you go from a gentle simmer to a rolling boil with ease.
The generous amount of burners also gives you the opportunity to cook multiple ingredients at once which is ideal in larger family homes or if you’ve been tasked with cooking the Thanksgiving or Christmas meal this year!
As part of it’s dual fuel design, the Kitchenaid KSGG700ESS features an electric convection oven that gives superior performance on roasting and baking, whilst providing plenty of room for family cooking with it’s generous 5.8 cubic feet interior capacity.
There is also an ingeniously designed steam rack integrated into the interior of the oven which allows you to pour water into it and generate steam inside the oven, keeping joints of meat super moist as they cook and ensuring they never dry out.
As well as that, the Kitchenaid KSGG700ESS features a warming draw located separately at the bottom of the oven which can be used for keeping plates warm, or for making sure that food that has been cooked but isn’t ready to serve yet can be kept at a temperature that won’t continue to cook but will ensure it doesn’t go cold.
Another modern feature of the Kitchenaid KSG700ESS is the glass touch controls located on the front panel just below the burners. These are simple to use, and give you the ability to find the perfect level of gas for the food you’re cooking without any of the guesswork.
The oven controls are also easy to read, and the confusing symbols you’d find on more traditional ovens have been replaced with single-touch options that allow you to easily choose the best cooking method for your recipe. For example, if you’re baking a cake, you simply need to select ‘Bake’ and then set it to the temperature needed.
The intuitiveness doesn’t stop there either, and this remarkable oven even converts conventional cooking temperatures to convection temperature settings for your using EasyConvect™ Conversion technology. This takes all of the hard work out of trying to figure these conversions out for yourself, and ensure that your food comes out perfectly every time.
As if it’s superior cooking ability wasn’t enough, the KSGG700ESS also features a ‘self-cleaning mode’, taking all the backbreaking hard work out of scrubbing and steam cleaning your oven.
Using patented Aqualift™ technology, the oven uses a combination of water and heat to lift off baked on spills from the shelves, walls and base of the interior oven, loosening it and making it easier to simply wipe away. The entire self-cleaning process takes less than an hour to complete, and the temperature used in the process never exceeds 200ºF, giving you peace of mind over it’s safety.
The cast iron grates are also dishwasher safe, which gives you the opportunity to give them a more thorough cleaning whenever they need one.
As we’ve highlighted above, the Kitchenaid KSGG700ESS oven has a slide-in design, which makes installation as easy as connecting to your gas and electricity supplies and sliding it into place between it’s allocated countertop space.
The electrical specifications of this oven also only require a 120v outlet, which is the standard for most homes, so you won’t have to worry about getting an electrician out to install it for safe use.
There is usually a hefty price tag associated with world-renowned brands such as Kitchenaid, however the KSGG700ESS only comes in at around the $2000 mark. Granted, this is perhaps more than you’d usually pay for an oven, but the quality of the materials used in the construction and the technical features within it will mean that your investment will last for many years to come.
Gas Hob / Electric Oven
Number of Burners
5.8 cubic feet
One-Touch Self Cleaning
3 Racks, 7 Rack Guides
2 Incandescent Bulbs
Hidden Bake Element
Pros & Cons
As with all kitchen appliances, there are going to be specifications and features that are appealing to you but also some hidden things that might not make it the best choice for your individual needs.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of the pros and cons surrounding the Kitchenaid KSGG700ESS dual fuel oven, which will further help you decide if it’s the right choice of oven for you.
It’s sleek and classic appearance will match any kitchen decor, and will look stylish for years to come
The five burners are spread out across a large cooking space that allows you more freedom of movement when cooking or rearranging pots and pans
Interlocking cast iron grates provide you with a consistently stable cooking surface, and also run flush with most standard countertop heights
A generous 5.8 cubic foot interior oven cooking space allows you to cook larger meals with ease
The integrated steam rack gives you the ability to add more moisture to the inside of the oven whilst your food cooks, and is perfect for ensuring larger joints of meat don’t dry out
EasyConvect™ Conversion technology takes the guesswork out of converting recipe temperatures from conventional to convection oven heats
Features Aqualift™ technology - a self-cleaning mode that uses a combination of water and heat to loosen tough, baked on spills and makes them much easier to wipe away
The cast iron grates are also dishwasher safe, making them easier to clean when required
One-touch glass panel controls are easy to use and give you a written description of oven modes rather than relying on confusing traditional symbols
Super easy to install and is designed in a slide-in style, so can simply be hooked up the electricity and gas and moved into place with ease
Is reasonably priced for such a renowned brand, and is constructed using the best quality materials available
Can be slightly confusing figuring out the layout of the burners in comparison to the controls at first
The included part and labour warranty is only valid for 12 months
There’s no doubt that the Kitchenaid KSGG700ESS is one of the best dual fuel ovens available. Not only is it stylish and will look good in any kitchen regardless of interior design, but it’s packed with features that help make life easier and will enhance your cookery.
Easy to install, easy to use and even easier to clean, it’s the oven that every modern family wants in their kitchen.