Whirlpool WOS92EC0A
Whirlpool WOS92EC0A

Best single electric wall oven

The Whirlpool WOS92EC0A tops professional and user reviews for its large capacity and excellent baking and broiling performance. It's reported as accurate and precise in its temperature settings. The oven has a standard set of features that includes a covered bake element, convection heating and a self-cleaning option. It's available in four colors and gets raves for its sleek styling.
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Whirlpool WOS51EC0A
Whirlpool WOS51EC0A

Budget single electric wall oven

The Whirlpool WOS51EC0A is a full-size single electric wall oven that reviewers say does an excellent job of baking and broiling. It wins raves for accuracy and heats up quickly. It is equipped with a few convenient features like a covered bake element, a steam-clean mode and a keep-warm function.
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Best double wall oven

The GE PT9550SFSS is one of the most feature-packed double ovens you can find -- including useful and usable smartphone control -- but that's not the reason to buy it. Instead, go for it if you want a top performing double oven with dual 5 cubic foot cavities to handle cooking for a crowd.


Cheap double wall oven

If you need a double oven that's light on the pocket book but heavy on cooking performance, the GE JT3500SFSS belongs on your short list. It can't keep up with high-end ovens in terms of bells and whistles -- no convection cooking here -- but it delivers good to great performance in most cooking tasks.

See a side-by-side comparison of key features, product specs, and prices.

Wall ovens are a great alternative for many cooks and kitchens

As their name suggests, wall ovens (also known as built-in ovens) are recessed into a wall. They look terrific, most say, and offer flexibility in terms of kitchen layout.

However, a wall oven isn't necessarily the best choice for every kitchen É or every budget. Opting for a wall oven means that you'll also need to purchase a separate cooktop, which is installed in a countertop or kitchen island. That's fine in a spacious kitchen, but can be a tight fit in smaller spaces.

A range, by contrast, combines the oven and cooktop into one unit. Though you do sacrifice kitchen design flexibility, many consumers prefer ranges because they tend to cost less than a cooktop and wall oven combination. If you are interested in exploring your options, ConsumerSearch has separate reports on ranges and cooktops.

Types of ovens

Most wall ovens are 30 inches wide, though compact versions that measure 24 or 27 inches in width are also available. Wall ovens with a single cavity are the most common, but manufacturers also offer single-double and double ovens that allow cooks to prepare food at different temperatures. Single-double ovens have the capacity of a single oven divided between two smaller ovens, while double models include at least one full-size wall oven cavity, and sometimes two.

Gas or electric?

Fewer and fewer manufacturers are making gas wall ovens. For the models still available, user feedback is scant, and reliable expert guidance is non-existent. Because of that, we've elected to not make a recommendation for a Best Reviewed gas wall oven -- or even one that's worth considering -- for this edition of our wall ovens report. That's not necessarily a bad thing, however, as experts largely say that electric wall ovens produce better and more consistent results than their gas counterparts.

Wall oven recalls

Several wall ovens have been recalled over the years over potential safety hazards. Most recently, in July 2015, Whirlpool recalled some single and double wall ovens sold under the Jenn-Air brand over the risk of burns. "The extendable roller rack can unexpectedly disengage when fully extended, posing a risk of burns to consumers," the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports. The CPSC website is a good resource to check to make sure that any wall oven you are considering is free of safety issues.

Finding the best wall ovens

To find the best electric wall ovens, including good-performing budget options, ConsumerSearch editors combed through expert and user wall oven reviews to learn which models performed best. We also considered flexibility, features and relative value. The end result are our picks for the best electric single and double ovens and a top budget choice.

Elsewhere in this report:

Best Single Electric Wall Ovens | Best Double Wall Ovens | Buying Guide | Our Sources

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