Ever wished you could simultaneously slow-cook your roast and bake a pie for dessert? If you do any multitasking in the kitchen, and lets face it - who doesn't? - you probably fantasized about having two ovens. Double ovens provide some much-needed flexibility, saving the hassle of diligent planning for time, temperature and oven space.
What should you expect when shopping around for your new best friend?
- They're pricey, but you can probably fit it in your budget. On average, double ovens cost around $2200, with many costing over $3000. While this might sound like an arm and a leg, keep in mind that single ovens retail for about $1300. On average, a double oven will cost you $600-$800 more than a single oven; it doesn't double the price.
- You'll need to give up cabinet space. While this may seem obvious, you need to consider whether this can work for you. Double ovens are typically about 52 inches tall. When compared to a single oven, you're giving up at least one (if not two) cabinets in place of the extra oven.
- If you can, get a 30" model. For some reason, users rank the 30" double ovens much higher than 24" and 27" models. The products' individual ratings, on average, are higher than individual 24" and 27" product ratings. 30" models are also easier to find, as this is considered the standard width for wall ovens in America.
- You won't find a double oven that uses gas. Not easily, anyway. The vast majority of new double ovens are electric, which makes for easier installation.
The list of Best Double Ovens covers a wide range of brands, prices and features. Based on user opinions, Buzzrake put together a cumulative score for each product. The score takes into account how each oven performs, how easy it is to use, its design, how quiet it is, its overall value, and whether or not consumers are satisfied with it.