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Warming Trends

The latest ovens aim to maximize cooking space and productivity, so you’ll have more time for enjoying meals and hosting guests.

When it’s time to buy a new oven, the choices can seem infinite. Today’s models boast a new generation of convenient, time-saving features, along with striking good looks. “When you’re walking around the appliance showroom, you may be tempted to ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ over appearance and forget you have to live with this appliance for 10 to 15 years,” says Susan M. Reid, cookbook author and editor of “The Baking Sheet” newsletter at King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont.

“Focus on features that will make your life easier, such as practical considerations like how easy it is to adjust racks.” Whether you’re replacing an existing range or remodeling your entire kitchen, here’s what to consider before you shop.

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