6 Best Wall Ovens to Buy in 2022
Do you have a compact kitchen? If you have limited space, trying to find space for a regular oven can be very tricky. However, this doesn’t mean that you should have to miss out on all the delicious and nutritious dishes an oven delivers.
Choosing a modern wall oven is the perfect way to save on space without sacrificing convenience. A wide range of different types of top rated wall ovens has been created for you to choose from. So, let’s take a look at some of the best wall ovens around and find the perfect one for you…
Wall Oven Buying Guide
There is a lot to consider before purchasing a wall oven. This section will detail some of the most important points.
Gas or Electric
An electric wall oven will have a cheaper and easier installation than a gas oven. You will also have more product diversity if purchasing an electric oven.
As for the cooking differences, an electric oven will have a much more even heat even without a convection fan. An electric oven will also have infrared broilers which will help the convection process.
Gas does have some advantages, though. For one, the heat will be a must damper heat, and that damp heat helps with baking and cooking meat that you don’t want to dry out.
An electric wall oven is typically available in 24, 27, or 30 inches width. The 27” and 30” ovens are typically the same price with the size being the only difference. 24” electric ovens are typically much more affordable than the 27” or 30” models. A 24” electric oven is mostly used for under the counter use.
Gas ovens, on the other hand, will rarely exceed 24”. You can find a 30” gas oven if you look hard, but these are typically marketed more at professionals than the average consumer.
Single or Double Oven
As the name implies, a single wall oven will have only one oven. However, some ovens will have a warming drawer to keep dishes warm when you cook other dishes. The warming drawer is often mistakenly used as storage by people, though.
Double wall ovens will have two ovens, which gives you an extra oven zone for cooking. We find this useful for people that do a lot of cooking or live with roommates that like to use the oven.
Keep in mind that the ovens will not necessarily have the same feature, size, or design.
Finally, it’s worth mentioning one other type of oven combo. The ‘combo’ oven. This oven set has your standard cooking oven and a built-in microwave above the oven. Sometimes this microwave will serve as an oven or warmer. And it will often have a convection fan attached to it.
A 30” wall oven will typically have 4.6-5 cubic feet of volume. 27” wall ovens usually have less than 4.4 cubic feet. A standing range will offer a little more space, but a 27” wall oven should be able to handle the average Thanksgiving turkey.
A double oven will more often than not have the same volume for each oven. This isn’t always the case, though. So snake sure to check before making your purchase.
Budget double ovens will often reduce the price by having a standard convection oven paired with the more outdated static oven.
Finally, a combination oven will have vastly different sizes. You should expect less than 2 cubic feet for the upper oven and a standard 4.6 cubic feet to 5 cubic feet volume on the bottom oven.
You most likely want a convection oven for home. Why?
Well, they use about 20% less electricity a month.
As far as cooking, they provide a more even heat because a fan will push air around the oven. This also means faster cooking times.
You will pay for this convenience, though. A convection oven will typically cost an extra $250 or more.
We find convection worth the price tag, but not everyone agrees.
French Oven Doors
Did you know you can have French doors on your oven?
Yes, it’s possible. These ovens don’t have the standard oven door that opens downwards. Instead, it has two doors that operate similar to French doors that open side-to-side.
It not only looks extremely stylish, but it also means you can reach your arm all the way into the oven without burning your arm. This is extremely convenient, and actually is quite useful if something falls off the baking tray during cooking.
Of course, you have to pay extra for this feature. It will typically cost an extra $300 and isn’t available on most oven models.