The time has come to make one of the most important decisions for the new house. I need to choose an oven. The trouble is I have no idea what I want. I have been cooking with a seriously old (1970s?) freestanding oven for as long as I can remember. You have to light it with a match and it only appears to have two temperatures - burning hot and inferno. The grill doesn't work, there is no timer or temperature gauge. But over the years I have become so used to all it's quirks and eccentricities that I'm not sure I'm going to know how to cook on anything else.
Sure, if I had an endless budget I could probably bring myself to endure a fancy Lanache stove, in my choice of 20 colours or perhaps if I really tried I could tolerate an Aga! But since neither of these are a realistic option on my budget I'm a bit stumped. Does anyone have any advice? Do you love your oven or hate it? Help! I'm lost in a wilderness of fan-forced, fan-assisted, triple-glazed, induction cooktops, wok burners and rotisseries!