How big is your current available space? It's important to know your existing cabinet cutout dimensions to ensure that the wall oven you choose will fit. Be sure to compare your dimensions with the cutout dimensions listed for the wall ovens you are considering. These dimensions are slightly different from the dimensions of the oven itself.
How will you power your oven? Gas ovens are becoming harder and harder to find. Instead, experts say that electric wall ovens should be your choice for the best cooking performance.
Is a wall oven the right choice for you? Wall ovens can look terrific and add to the layout flexibility of your kitchen, but they have their downsides as well. One is cost. Wall ovens don't outperform the ovens found in good-quality ranges, yet cost more -- and sometimes substantially so -- plus you'll need to budget additional funds for a cooktop. And while wall ovens add layout flexibility, they also add space concerns as you'll need a kitchen large enough to accommodate both it and a cooktop. If a range might be a better choice, those are covered in their own ConsumerSearch report. If a wall oven is right for you, check out our report on cooktops to find top choices among those.
Like everything else in our lives, the Internet and connectivity is rapidly expanding to kitchen appliances, including wall ovens. The GE PT9550SFSS (Est. $3,350) we name as the Best Reviewed double wall oven features GE's Brillion app, which experts say is about the best option out there for controlling an oven from a smartphone or tablet. It's fairly functional, and getting it, your smart device, and your GE wall oven all communicating seamlessly isn't too horrible a hoop to jump through. Even so, at least one reviewer that likes the GE oven very much for its overall performance, allows that dealing with Brillion might be too much for some to deal with É and reviews of other smart apps for oven control don't fare as well. Be that as it may, expect to see some type of smart control coming to more and more appliances, including wall ovens, in the near future.
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