With all the different types and brands of wall ovens available today, it can be difficult to determine which one is best for your home and kitchen. Before you begin shopping for your new wall oven, there are some things you should know. Like, do you understand the differences between built-in wall ovens and traditional cooking ranges? Many people don’t.
That’s why we’re breaking down what to look for when shopping for a new wall oven in 2022.
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In this article, we’ll cover:
- What To Consider When Shopping For a Wall Oven?
- Types and Styles of Wall Ovens
- Colours and Finishes
- Other Features to Consider
- What Are 2022’s Top Wall Oven Brands?
- Wall Oven FAQs
What To Consider When Shopping For a Wall Oven?
If you’re planning on replacing an existing wall oven or switching from a stand-alone stove to a built-in unit, there are various considerations you’ll need to think about. Understanding these factors up-front can save you time, hassle, frustration, and, of course, money. Whether you’re looking for a wall oven and cooktop or just a wall oven on its own, things like standard oven size, the difference between a conduction oven and a convection stove oven, and how an oven in the wall is installed are all important things to think about.
The price of a new wall oven can range, on average, anywhere from $700 all the way up to $3,500 or higher.
Be sure to budget for installation fees, if needed, which can cost between $100 and $200 on average. Also, consider whether you’ll need a gas line installed, or if you’ll want or need any renovations done to your kitchen space. Do you need additional circuitry or outlets? If so, it typically costs between $50 and $100 per hour for a licensed electrician.
The average dimensions of a wall oven are:
- 24, 27, or 30 inches in width
- 22 to 24 inches in depth
- 27 to 29 inches in height
It’s important to think about the space you have available in your kitchen for a new built-in oven. Consider where your other appliances will be positioned in relation to the oven. When thinking about the standard oven size, measure to ensure you'll be able to open the oven doors completely.
The foods you like cooking, who you cook for, and how much your family eats at home are all important factors to consider when you’re purchasing a new wall stove. Do you entertain often? Would you love a WiFi oven for remote operation? Thinking about your specific cooking habits can help you choose the best wall oven for your lifestyle and preferences.
Types and Styles of Wall Ovens
Wall oven vs range. Gas vs electric. Conduction vs convection. There are so many different types, sizes, and styles of electric and gas wall ovens available in 2022. Ovens also come with optional features that can significantly affect pricing. Let’s review the main types and features so that you can develop a clear understanding before you start shopping.
Single and double wall ovens typically have the same standardized widths and depths. The dimensional difference occurs in the height, which can be 50 inches or more on double wall ovens. A single oven in the wall tends to be a bit smaller than a traditional standard size oven, so many people opt for a double wall oven and cooktop.
Commonly referred to as “microwave & wall ovens,” combination wall ovens offer seamless design features that increase available counter space. Microwaves are not the only option for combining with a built-in oven. You can also get combination wall ovens equipped with air fryers, warming drawers, steam wall ovens, and even speed ovens.
Colours and Finishes
Wall ovens are available in various colours and finishes to help match other appliances, countertops, overall decor and style, and surrounding paint colours. Think about:
- Stainless: Traditional stainless steel and black stainless are sleek and timeless.
- Black: A black built-in oven makes a bold statement in any kitchen.
- Customizable: If you want your new wall oven to perfectly match your decor, there are colour match and panel-ready options available.
Other Features to Consider
The helpful team at Coast Appliances knows about all different types of wall ovens on the market, and we offer loads of options with features to accommodate all your specific cooking needs. These are some of the more popular optional features so many new oven owners love!
- Convection: Convection stove ovens and cooktops utilize magnetic energy to heat pots and pans up almost instantly while leaving the surrounding area cool to the touch. They’re eco-friendly and safer than some other types of cooking appliances around children and animals. However, they can be pricey, and some people don’t like that they make noise when operated.
- Self Cleaning: These ovens automatically preheat to extreme temps to burn away any debris that’s accumulated in the oven. Manual oven cleaning involves hours of valuable time and exposure to potentially caustic chemicals. Self-cleaners can save you hundreds of dollars yearly.
- WiFi Connectivity: The world depends on Wifi connectivity, and yes, it’s available for your built-in WiFi oven, too! Use your smartphone to preheat the oven while you’re still at the grocery store, or to shut the oven off if you forgot before leaving home. Some even offer an in-oven camera that lets you watch your food cooking from anywhere.
What are 2022’s Top Wall Oven Brands?
Coast Appliances carries built-in ovens from some of the world’s leading manufacturers. In our more than 40 years of experience, we’ve found that KitchenAid, GE, and Samsung offer some of the most energy-efficient, best-performing wall ovens on the market. Let’s take a closer look at some of the cooktop and wall oven brands we know consumers have loved.
In business for more than a century, KitchenAid promises to fuel your cooking and feed your passion. This Whirlpool-owned company offers single, double, and combination wall ovens for every level of culinary creativity.
In business since 1892, General Electric offers single and double wall ovens featuring stylish design standards, loads of exclusive features, and the capacity for seamless integration into your existing decor.
Doing business from Daegu, South Korea since 1928, Samsung manufactures some of the most stylish and innovative single and double wall ovens available in 2022. The company has a longstanding worldwide reputation for quality, reliability, and responsive customer service.
The knowledgeable and helpful team at Coast Appliances welcomes your questions about the single, double, and combination wall stoves that we offer. We’ve helped our highly valued customers for more than four decades, and we look forward to assisting you next!
Wall oven FAQs
Which brand of built-in oven is the best?
Leading manufacturers of wall mount ovens all have their strengths and weaknesses. It’s not possible to say which is the absolute best, because it’s relevant to who you’re asking. However, in our experience, we’ve found that KitchenAid, GE, and Samsung wall ovens are highly rated and loved by people who purchase them.
Which oven is most energy efficient?
A convection stove is the most energy-efficient. Convection stoves and ovens use less energy and create delicious foods without the use of hydrogenated cooking oils.
What's the point of a double oven?
Do you need a 24 inch oven or a larger oven? Many people choose double wall ovens because they need extra oven space for cooking. A double oven allows you to cook different food items, at different temperatures, at the same time.
Can a steam oven replace a regular oven?
In many ways, yes. You can steam meats and vegetables, and the added benefit is this cooking method is very healthy.
The information on this article is not a promise of service. While we present the most accurate information we can, customers must check each brand and model for the manufacturers' information. Each model has their individual care and maintenance guidelines, normal expected use and lifespan with proper maintenance and care. Customers are responsible for checking information for their appliance, the user manual, manufacturer guidelines as well as using professional services.