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Buying Guide: Best Wall Ovens

A wall oven is an oven that is built directly into the kitchen wall. They are less bulky than traditional ranges, so they provide an aesthetical appeal as well as increase floor space. Wall ovens are ideal for small kitchens that do not have a lot of floor space. However, when a wall oven is used, you will need to also consider the space available for a cook top.

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Our Top Wall Oven Ratings At-A-Glance

Top 10 Best Single Wall Ovens Rated

our rating is based on value and quality
Empava 24
Empava 24" Tempered Glass Electric Built-in Single Wall Oven - Stainless Steel KQP65B-14-220V
10 out of 10 stars (10 / 10)
GE Cafe CT9070SHSS 30
GE Cafe CT9070SHSS 30" Single French Door Electric Wall Oven with Self-Clean in Stainless Steel
9.9 out of 10 stars (9.9 / 10)
GE JT1000SFSS 30
GE JT1000SFSS 30" Stainless Steel Electric Single Wall Oven
9.8 out of 10 stars (9.8 / 10)
Empava KQC65C-17-220V Tempered Glass Led Digital Touch Controls Electric Built-In Single Wall Oven
Empava KQC65C-17-220V Tempered Glass Led Digital Touch Controls Electric Built-In Single Wall Oven
9.1 out of 10 stars (9.1 / 10)
Summit TTM7212BKW 24
Summit TTM7212BKW 24" Gas Wall Oven with 2.92 Cu. Ft. Oven Capacity
9.1 out of 10 stars (9.1 / 10)
Frigidaire FGEW3065PF - Gallery 30
Frigidaire FGEW3065PF - Gallery 30" Stainless Steel Electric Single Wall Oven
10 out of 10 stars (10 / 10)
Frigidaire FFEW2415QB 24
Frigidaire FFEW2415QB 24" Single Electric Wall Oven with 3.3 cu. ft. Capacity Vari-Broil Temperature Control Dual Radiant Baking and Roasting and Ready-Select Controls
9.8 out of 10 stars (9.8 / 10)
Bosch HBL8451UC 800 30
Bosch HBL8451UC 800 30" Stainless Steel Electric Single Wall Oven
9.9 out of 10 stars (9.9 / 10)
Electrolux EI27EW35KWIQ-Touch 27
Electrolux EI27EW35KWIQ-Touch 27" White Electric Single Wall Oven
9.8 out of 10 stars (9.8 / 10)
Frigidaire FGEW2765PB Gallery Series 27
Frigidaire FGEW2765PB Gallery Series 27" Wide Single Electric Wall
10 out of 10 stars (10 / 10)

Why Buy a Wall Oven?

Wall ovens take up significantly less space than a floor standing range, so you will have more floor room. They are often safer to use than a traditional range, because they can be installed at a height that is comfortable for you, which eliminates the need to bend down, preventing spills and burns. They are available in a variety of models, colors and designs and they often use less energy than an older model range.

Features and Options

Wall ovens are available with either single or double ovens. They are available in standard widths, which include 24, 27 and 30 inches. The majority of wall ovens are electric, but there is a small selection of brands that offer gas wall ovens. Some of the most common features to choose from include:

  • Self or manual clean-this is purely a personal preference. It is important to know that a self-clean model can sometimes be as much as $300 more than a manual clean. However, if you dislike cleaning the oven or feel you will use this feature often, it is worth the extra money.
  • Convection-a convection cooking feature is also usually a couple of hundred extra. Convection uses an internal fan to circulate the hot air through the oven, which is intended to speed up the cooking time. This option will ideal for those who tend to cook large meals and frequently have to wait for one food item to cook before they can cook another. The convection will allow you to cook more foods in a shorter period of time.
  • Controls-you will have the option of choosing additional setting features, such as delayed bake or warm. These features are ideal for those who frequently warm already prepared meals or for those who want to set the oven to start baking while they are away from the oven.

What to Consider

There are a few things to consider before you buy a wall oven. The first and most important consideration is to know what your current cabinet cutout dimensions are. This is to ensure that the wall oven you choose will fit in the space. Take careful measurements of the cutout space and take them with you to the appliance store, because the cutout dimensions will be different than the oven. The next thing to consider is how your oven will be powered. Keep in mind that gas wall ovens are often difficult to find. If you have never used a wall oven before, carefully consider the change from a traditional oven. For example, along with the oven you will also have to buy a separate cook top, which can alter your budget.

Take your time when choosing your new wall oven. Do your homework to determine which features you will use. Measure carefully both the wall space and the wall oven you are considering, keep in mind if the space is bigger than the oven, you will need to repair the gap and if the oven is too large for the space, you will have to make another cut in the cabinet space.

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