Need to free up counter space in your kitchen? Want to double your oven’s cooking capacity? Whether you’re cooking a family feast or a quick meal for yourself, we have a variety of wall oven solutions for small spaces or high volume cooking. Discover your best built-in oven options.
There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing a wall oven, so let’s start with the basics.
Gas ovens are heated using a natural gas flame that warms the interior of the oven. The flame element is kept separate from the cooking area by a deflector that distributes the heat and cooks food evenly.
Electric wall ovens feature dual bake elements that work individually to cook food. Everyday cooking is handled by the lower element, which heats the oven. The upper element is used for grilling and broiling food.
A convection oven uses a fan mechanism to circulate hot air throughout the oven, cooking food more quickly and evenly than a conventional oven. This makes convection the all-star when it comes to roasting meats and vegetables.
While conventional ovens need a lot of elbow grease and sometimes harsh chemicals to get them clean, self-cleaning wall ovens use extremely high heat to reduce baked-on grime to ash, so all you have to do is wipe off the residue with a damp cloth.
There are benefits to both gas and electric wall ovens. Knowing the advantages associated with each option will let you pick the built-in oven that best suits your needs and cooking style.
When shopping for any appliance, you need to know your dimensions. Accurate measurements are essential because a wall oven will be built into your cabinetry.
There are two sets of dimensions you need to know when purchasing a built-in oven. The first are the physical dimensions of the unit and their related measurements. Wall ovens generally come in 24-inch, 27-in., and 30-in. width, with 30-in. being the most popular. Height is dependent on whether you are buying a single or a double oven. The second dimension to consider is the depth of the unit.
Once you know the physical measurements of your wall oven, you can determine cut-space and overlap dimensions.
These are your standard dimensions of height, width, and depth.
Cut-out dimensions are the measurements of space within the cabinet where you plan on installing your built-in oven. As with the physical dimensions, you need to know the height, width, and depth of space.
Overlap dimensions describe the space surrounding the cut-out, which includes oven trim overlaps and a small amount of clearance.
Most wall ovens range in capacity size from 3 cubic feet to 5 cu. ft. Once you know this, you need to consider oven racks. How many are there? How many different heights are available? An oven with six or seven different positions will let you bake more than one dish at a time. This is of particular consideration if you are buying a convection oven that uses air circulation to cook your food.
Consider adding a double wall oven to your kitchen. Double ovens are great for:
Accurately control your oven’s temperature.
Got a busy day outside of the house? Many wall ovens come with a cook time delay feature. Put dinner in the oven and set the timer to come home to a hot meal.
Wall ovens with a variable broiler lets you control the temperature so you can broil more delicate items, such as salmon.
Wall ovens come with a variety of temperature control settings, such as temperature probes that tell you when your roast is perfectly cooked, a bread proofing setting that takes the guesswork out of baking, and a warm and hold feature for those busy nights when you aren’t sure what time you’ll be getting home.
Having trouble reaching the back of your oven? Wall ovens come with side swing and double French doors to make access easier.
Having a safety lock on your wall oven keeps the curious or impatient from disturbing delicate dishes, like soufflés that require a constant temperature. They also can be used to keep the little ones safe when using the self-cleaning feature.