How can you find the best wall oven? Ask your friends, of course. Buzzrake
collected thousands of user opinions from across the web about hundreds of ovens, analyzed
them, and found out what users had to say about each product's virtues and faults. The cream
of the crop are the models listen below by Electrolux, Maytag and
The collected opinions revealed what users consider the best ovens to be; it is a combination
of several attributes which produce ideal ovens:
Design: a wall oven is noticeable in the kitchen
and can't be hidden. Users define good looks as the #1 most important quality in a new
oven, and discuss appearance in 22% of all opinions.
Usability: if it's got complex controls, users aren't happy. Intuitive
settings and buttons that are easy to press make a huge difference, users say.
Efficiency: 18% of users discuss the oven's performance, whether or not
it reaches the desired temperature and how even the interior is heated. While this isn't
as prominent a topic as the oven's appearance, users find this to be a crucial factor.
level: though ovens aren't typically a very loud appliance, 17% of
users discuss this issue. Quieter models score much better overall than noisier ones.
Value: as with any product, users want to make
sure they're getting their money's worth. Wall ovens aren't cheap: they can cost you
anywhere between $900 and $3500. As you'll probably notice, the highest ranked ovens are
all cheaper than average.
Overall satisfaction: last but not least, is the
general sentiment users have towards the product. This includes whether or not users
would recommend their oven to a friend and are happy with their purchase.
Buzzrake calculated a cumulative score for each product based on all of the above, to figure
out which models are, all-in-all, the best ovens on the market.
The Whirlpool 27" Single Electric Oven
is the #1 best single oven on the market. This oven has a 4.3 cubic foot interior, which is
around the average capacity for single ovens. It is described as a quiet unit. Users say that
this oven is worth the cost, and it usually receives high ratings for overall value. In terms of
appearance, consumers find this oven quite attractive.
The Maytag 24" Single Gas Oven is the
#2 best single oven on the market. This oven has a total of 2.7 cubic feet of space, which is
below the average capacity for single ovens. It is said to be rather user friendly. It is
described as an extremely quiet unit. Owners say that this oven is worth the price, and it
usually receives high ratings for overall value.
Users rate the Electrolux 27" Single Electric
Oven the #3 best single oven. The total capacity of this model is 3.5 cubic feet,
which is about the size of any average single oven. Numerous opinions reveal that this product
works exceptionally well, and that it consistently delivers outstanding results. In terms of
appearance, consumers find this unit quite attractive. On the whole, users are satisfied with
the Electrolux 27" Single Electric Oven, and would probably
advise their friends to get it.
Gas vs. electric
Not sure how to choose? There are several factors to take into account when buying a new wall oven.
Infrastructure - do you have a gas line available? Is there a natural gas
infrastructure in your home area? If not, you'll need to focus on electric ovens,
which require a standard wall outlet to operate.
Costs - gas and electric ovens have different operational and installation
costs. An electric oven likely won't require professional installation, while a gas oven will.
On the other hand, operational costs over time for gas ovens tend to be lower.
Availability - gas ovens are becoming less and less prevalent in the market
today, accounting for only 10% of the wall oven market. Furthermore, you'll have difficulty
finding anything but 24" models.
Single or double?
Are you an avid baker? Do you like throwing dinner parties for big groups? You should check out
our list of the best double ovens. If you can spare the room, you should definitely consider
it. Double ovens give you double the flexibility without having to double the price: a double vs. a
single model will only add about $600-$900 to the price tag. It's quite a bargain, really.
How much to spend
As you may have already noticed, wall ovens don't come cheap. The
cheapest of models cost around $800-$900, and the prices go all the way up to $3,500+. The question
is, is it really necessary to spend a lot in order to get a great oven?
With a handful of exceptions, the answer--unfortunately--is yes. The cheapest of ovens, are cheap in
more ways than one. You're better off spending a little more and getting a spectacular product, than
kicking yourself over the lemon that had a more attractive price tag. You don't have to head up to
the highest end of the
price range, just somewhere closer to the middle. Interestingly enough, the luxury-priced
ovens are rated higher by users for looks and quietness, but have average overall
The best oven brands
There is no question that some brands outshine others. Depending on the kitchen appliance that you
are shopping for, some brands might be better than others, but when it comes to ovens - these are
Electrolux - you can't go wrong with an Electrolux wall oven.
Users praise this brand over and over in their opinions, reporting that its models perform
efficiently and are extremely quiet. When it comes to overall customer
satisfaction, Electrolux ovens rank 1st.
GE models are praised by users as having high value and
being very good looking. Users are also very pleased with the impressive quality of parts
Maytag - Maytag are synonymous with durability and value in
the oven market. Many of their models retail for around or under $1,000, which is considered