While most wall ovens sold today are electric, a surprising number of users remain enthusiastic about gas ovens like the Frigidaire FGB24L2AS. This 3.2-cubic-foot compact wall oven, measuring just 24 inches wide, garners praise for its performance, Users report it heats up quickly, bakes evenly and is easy to clean. This is a very basic oven, lacking features such as a convection setting and a self-cleaning cycle. However, it does have a separate broiler tray, touchpad controls and a one-year warranty. It is available in white or black; stainless steel is an upgradable option.
The Frigidaire FGB24L2AS has not been included in any professional tests, but we found a large volume of user reviews for this model. It receives more than 35 reviews at retail site AJMadison.com (more than any other wall oven) and an additional 25 reviews or so at Buzzillions.com. The consumer surveys at ConsumerReports.org and J.D. Power and Associates are helpful for evaluating the reliability of the Frigidaire brand as a whole but they don't rate this model specifically.
The Frigidaire FGB24L2AS receives an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from more than 35 users at AJMadison.com. Users say it is a good choice for smaller spaces, but some complain that it is difficult to install due to the location of the gas hookup. Users like this oven's performance, but some are frustrated by its small capacity.
Review: Frigidaire FGB24L2A, Contributors to AJMadison.com
Buzzillions.com has about 10 reviews for the Frigidaire FGB24L2AS and another 15 or so for the stainless-steel equivalent. Overall, it earns about 4 stars out of 5 from users who say it heats quickly, is well made and has simple controls. Most users do not find its smaller size a problem.
Review: Frigidaire 24" Built-In Single Gas Wall Oven -- White, Contributors to Buzzillions.com
3. J.D. Power & Associates
More than 4,000 consumers contribute to J.D. Power and Associates' annual survey about cooktops, ranges and ovens. Brands (but not individual models) are rated based on performance, style and price. Frigidaire gets average scores in most categories but is rated above average for price.
Review: 2011 Home Appliance Study: Range/Cooktop/Oven, Editors of J.D. Power and Associates, Aug. 2011
This survey of more than 19,000 consumers by ConsumerReports.org determines the repair rates of major brands of wall ovens. Respondents were asked if their wall oven required a repair or had a serious problem in the time they owned it. Some brands perform much better than others.
Review: Cooktops and Wall Ovens, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Updated July 2011