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Q: I am in the process of remodeling my kitchen. May I buy double ovens and use one for fleishig and the other for milchig? I heard that they may have a common venting system. If this is the case, are there any brands that are exceptions to the rule?
A: There are some double-ovens that share vents in a manner that allows steam/vapor to travel from one chamber to the other, and in that case you should not use one chamber for meat and the other for dairy. If the oven comes with a Sabbath-mode then the agency who certifies that Sabbath-mode will probably know whetehr the two chambers share vents in a problematic manner. Alternatively, you might want to have an engineer or handyman investigate the particular oven you’re considering.