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Maytag CWE5800AC

Est. $1,200
Reviewed
August 2013
by ConsumerSearch

Pros
  • Accurate temperatures
  • Won't overheat kitchen
  • Fits into small spaces
Cons
  • One light switch
  • Loud fan
  • Small capacity
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Bottom line

The Maytag CWE5800AC is a double electric wall oven that is designed to fit into small kitchens. It's only 24 inches wide and is fairly basic when it comes to convenient features, lacking convection, keep-warm and Sabbath modes. However, for those who only need a good, solid basic oven, this is a great choice with high ratings for accuracy.

Performance

Bare bones but performs well. Users at HomeDepot.com, AJMadison.com and Buzzillions.com say the Maytag CWE5800AC is easy to use, heats up quickly and has accurate temperatures. Furthermore, most say that it does an excellent job of baking and broiling. One owner at HomeDepot.com says, "All my cooking has been uniform, browns well ..." Many love that the oven doesn't overheat the kitchen, but several say the cooling fan runs constantly and is loud. This is a common complaint about wall ovens in general, however.

Capacity/size

Not for large portions. Several owners say the Maytag CWE5800AC is the only oven they could find to fit their existing cabinet cutout. Many love the convenience of a dual oven -- even in a tight space. The drawback is that the oven is fairly small inside; one reviewer says it will only fit a turkey that is 15 pounds or less. The wall oven has a total 5.2-cubic-foot capacity -- 2.8 in the upper oven and 2.4 in the lower. It has four rack positions in the upper oven and comes with two racks. The lower oven has three rack positions and comes with one rack.

Features

Convenience on top, simplicity on bottom. Most of the Maytag CWE5800AC's convenience features are located in the upper oven. The lower oven is more basic, with simple rotary knobs for the temperature control. The upper oven has electronic controls, a self-cleaning mode and a cook-and-hold option. There is only one light switch for both ovens, which is a minor nuisance to some owners. The CWE5800AC has broiling and delay-start modes in the upper oven, but lacks convection, keep-warm and Sabbath modes. It's available in white and black, or stainless steel for an additional $300, and comes with a one-year warranty. 

Where To Buy
Maytag CWE5800ACE 24" White Electric Double Wall Oven

 
Buy new: $1,278.65   

 

Our Sources

1. HomeDepot.com

More than 50 reviewers at HomeDepot.com give the Maytag CWE5800AC a high overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars. Users say the oven performs well and has accurate temperatures. Several say that it doesn't overheat the kitchen. There are very few negatives, and there is no one theme to them.

Review: Maytag 24 in. Double Electric Wall Oven Self-Cleaning in Stainless Steel, Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of August 2013

2. AJMadison.com

More than 40 reviewers give the Maytag CWE5800AC an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Reviews here are similar to those at HomeDepot.com. Users say the wall oven performs well, looks attractive and doesn't overheat their kitchens. Some say it's a bit loud.

Review: Maytag CWE5800AC, Contributors to AJMadison.com, As of August 2013

3. Buzzillions.com

Buzzillions.com is an aggregate website that gathers user reviews from other sources and combines them in one location. There are about 20 reviews here for the Maytag CWE5800AC, resulting in an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. Users say the oven is a top performer and easy to use.

Review: Maytag 24" Built-In Double Electric Wall Oven, Contributors to Buzzillions.com, As of August 2013

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