What to Look For
You know what you're doing and you want the right equipment for the job. If you spend more time researching cookware than most people spend looking for a new car, if you take reservations for Thanksgiving at your place, then this is the list for you.
There are some special considerations to keep in mind when shopping around for a new oven: First and foremost, an oven should do exactly what you tell it to, with accuracy and consistency. A rangetop's high heat should sear evenly and its low heat should simmer carefully, without temperature fluctuations. Likewise, when set to 350°, the entire oven should hold at that temperature—not just the small area around its heating elements. Lastly, high-end offerings like bridge burners and grill faces can go a long way for serious-minded cooks.