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KitchenAid KEBS109B

Est. $1,900
Reviewed
August 2013
by ConsumerSearch

Pros
  • Large capacity
  • Excellent cooking performance
  • Sleek appearance
Cons
  • Doesn't meet targeted temperatures
  • Long preheat

Bottom line

The KitchenAid KEBS109B has a large, full-size capacity complete with the FIT System, which enables it to fit into an existing cabinet cutout, saving on construction costs and hassles. Experts say it provides excellent broiling capabilities but have mixed opinions on its overall performance. The biggest issue is its very long 15-minute preheat cycle; it's even slow in convection mode.

Performance

Impressive broiling; slow preheat. The KitchenAid KEBS109B performs very well in one professional test, coming in third out of 54 wall ovens. Testers say that it performs impressively at both baking and broiling tests, but experts at Reviewed.com have a different opinion. Editors describe the oven as "inconspicuous, unremarkable and expensive." Although it has an upscale, sleek design, testers say that it underperformed in key areas -- namely reaching its targeted temperatures. Other tests find that the broiler performed impressively and reached its target temperature in four minutes. The preheat function, however, took 15 minutes at 350 degrees, and the convection feature only shaved off one minute.

Capacity/size

Large capacity. The KitchenAid KEBS109B single electric wall oven has an impressive five-cubic-foot capacity and includes the FIT System, which allows it to fit into an existing cabinet cutout with ease. Furthermore, it comes with three roll-out extension racks, which are especially convenient when lifting heavy pans from the oven.

Features

Convenient but lacks some key features. The KitchenAid KEBS109B is equipped with a handful of convenient features including a temperature probe, self-cleaning mode and a covered bake element -- which makes for easy cleanup. It has a Sabbath mode, proofing and delay-start settings. It does not have a keep-warm function. The wall oven is available in white and black models as well as a stainless-steel model that costs approximately $300 more.

Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

ConsumerReports.org tests and rates 54 electric wall ovens, including the KitchenAid KEBS109B. Each oven is rated on capacity, baking, broiling and self-cleaning features. Seven single-double and seven double wall ovens are recommended.

Review: Cooktops and Wall Ovens, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Updated January 2013

2. Reviewed.com

Experts at Reviewed.com put wall ovens to the test using standardized testing methods to evaluate temperature control and baking performance. Despite its sleek appearance and hefty price tag, however, the KitchenAid KEBS109B left testers underwhelmed. The oven failed to reach targeted temperatures and took a long time to heat up.

Review: KitchenAid KEBS109BSS Electric Wall Oven Review, James Aitchison, July 16, 2013

3. YaleAppliance.com

YaleAppliance.com compares the Miele H4884BP and KitchenAid KEBS109B wall ovens and finds them both to be good options. The author notes that the KitchenAid has a large capacity but only has an average track record when it comes to repairs. It does cost a lot less, however.

Review: Miele vs. KitchenAid Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices), Steve Sheinkopf, April 22, 2013

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