Whirlpool WOS51EC0A Review

Whirlpool WOS51EC0A Review
Bottom Line

The Whirlpool WOS51EC0A is fairly basic, budget-priced wall oven. The oven offers plenty of cooking space with its full-size five-cubic-foot capacity and 30-inch width. It also performs excellently at both baking and broiling projects. It's pretty noisy, however, and lacks the convection-heating option of some higher-end models.

  • Excellent performance
  • Large capacity
  • Accurate temperatures
  • No convection fan
  • Noisy
  • Heats up kitchen

Breaking it down


Annoyingly loud but very accurate. According to one professional test, the Whirlpool WOS51EC0A excels at evenly browning cakes and cookies and producing perfectly broiled burgers. Owners say the oven produces accurate temperatures and heats up quickly. Some say the fan is extremely noisy -- so much so that many ended up returning the unit. On the other hand, many owners say the noise is a minor nuisance when considering the oven's overall value. A few say the oven blows out a lot of heat from the bottom vent -- heating up the kitchen and causing the floor near the oven to get quite hot.


Full capacity. Users praise the large five-cubic-foot capacity of the Whirlpool WOS51EC0A. At 30 inches wide, it offers all of the capacity of a full-size oven but relies on Whirlpool's unique FIT System to ensure that it fits seamlessly into existing cabinet cutouts. The oven has six rack guides and comes with two racks.


Fairly basic features. The Whirlpool WOS51EC0A is fairly basic but comes with a couple of convenient features, including a hidden bake element for easy cleaning and a steam-clean option. Some users say the steam-clean option doesn't work very well, however, and a couple say that using it caused the oven to blow a fuse. The WOS51EC0A does not have convection heating but has several other settings, including Sabbath mode, delayed cooking and a keep-warm option. It's available in stainless steel, black, white and biscuit.

Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

Whirlpool WOS51EC0AS wall oven, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

ConsumerReports.org includes the Whirlpool WOS51EC0A in its latest coverage of wall ovens. It's rated on its cooking performance, cleaning features and capacity. Discussion is brief, but sufficient to provide an overview of the oven's strengths.

2. Reviewed.com

Whirlpool WOS51EC0AS 30-inch Single Electric Wall Oven Review, James Aitchison, Oct. 15, 2014

James Aitchison calls the Whirlpool WOS51EC0AS (the stainless steel version of the Whirlpool WOS51EC0A) "a great argument in favor of buying an affordable appliance." While the lack of convection cooking is a minus, overall performance is so good that he thinks most users won't mind -- or even notice -- that it's missing.

3. HomeDepot.com

Whirlpool 30 in. Single Electric Wall Oven Self-Cleaning in Stainless Steel, Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of January 2016

We found more than 350 user reviews at HomeDepot.com, though many of those were originally posted at Whirlpool's home page. Satisfaction is generally high, as indicated by the overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars. Several reviewers say that the oven fan is a bit noisy, but most say that it's tolerable. Several praise the oven's sleek design and accurate temperatures.