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Wall Oven Reviews

By: Carl Laron on February 05, 2018

Editor's Note:
 Single or double, budget priced or loaded to the gills, Whirlpool, GE and Frigidaire wall ovens are top rated among both experts and owners. The latest "smart" ovens, as well as gas wall ovens -- a dying breed, but a necessity for some, are covered, too.

Whirlpool WOS92EC0A Review
Best Reviewed
Specs that Matter Capacity - 5 cu. ft. Convection? - Yes Color options - Four

Best single electric wall oven

The Whirlpool WOS92EC0AS is one of the top rated wall ovens in both professional and owner reviews for its good looks and equally good performance in baking, broiling and roasting. Owners praise its "sleek, modern" styling, and particularly appreciate the large viewing window. It's fully featured, too, with true convection heating and two cleaning options, including a fast steam clean for everyday messes. It's available in four colors. See our full review »

Whirlpool WOS51EC0AS Review
Best Reviewed
Specs that Matter Capacity - 5 cu. ft. Convection? - No Color options - Three

Budget single electric wall oven

If you want an attractive, good performing wall oven on a budget, you'll want to take a look at the Whirlpool WOS51EC0AS. It does an excellent job in testing at baking and broiling, while earning raves for accuracy and its fast preheat. The WOS51EC0AS is equipped with a few handy features, like a covered bake element, a steam-clean mode and a keep-warm function. It comes in three colors. See our full review »

GE PT9550SFSS Review
Best Reviewed
Specs that Matter Capacity - 10 cu. ft., total Convection? - Yes Color options - Stainless

Best double wall oven

If you want the ultimate in high-tech cooking, the GE Profile PT9550SFSS is as good as it gets. Its most-praised feature is the easy-to-pair app that lets you control the oven from your smartphone, but there's more to it than just brains. The PT9550SFSS is fully loaded with convenience features, has a more-than-generous five cubic feet of capacity in each oven, and, most important, is a top performer in all cooking tasks.

Frigidaire FGET3065PF Review
Best Reviewed
Specs that Matter Capacity - 9.2 cu. ft., total Convection? - Yes Color options - Four

Cheap double wall oven

The Frigidaire FGET3065PF proves that you can get good performance, solid features, and terrific aesthetics at a less than budget-burning price. Despite its attractive price compared to other well-regarded double ovens (it can be found for less than $1,900 when on sale), it's packed to the gills with pluses, including true convection, steam cleaning and more. This oven is stainless steel, and three other color options are available.

Frigidaire FFGW2425QS Review
Best Reviewed
Specs that Matter Capacity - 3.3 cu. ft. Convection? - No Color options - Three

Best gas wall oven

Gas wall ovens are pretty rare in general, but if you have an older home from the 1950s or 1960s, you might be in the market for a replacement. If so, check out the Frigidaire FFGW2425QS. It has a decent, 3.3 cubic foot capacity in spite of its 24-inch width. Other convenient features include two broil settings, a self-cleaning cycle with delay option, and a bottom storage drawer.

Types of Wall Ovens

Single Electric Wall Ovens

This is the most common type of wall oven. Single electric wall ovens are generally 30 inches wide and have a capacity of between 4.5 and 5 cubic feet. These ovens can be as basic or feature-rich as you need or want, although more features means a higher price. If you want convection cooking expect to shell out $1,500 or more, and if you also want "smart" features prices generally start at around $2,500. The good news is that if all you need are basic cooking options -- and ovens that perform well at those tasks -- we found a couple of great choices for $1,000 or less. Some ovens offer stainless steel versions only, others come in several color options to fit any kitchen décor.

Double Electric Wall Ovens

As the name implies, a double electric wall oven has two oven cavities -- upper and lower. Otherwise, they are much like single electric wall ovens in that the more feature-rich they are, the pricier they are. The biggest selling point with a double wall oven is capacity -- most feature an impressive 10 cubic foot total capacity -- great for large families or those who host a lot of holidays. As with single ovens, most of the double ovens we found come in a couple of color options, while others are offered in stainless steel only.

Gas Wall Ovens

While gas wall ovens seem to be going the way of the flip phone, there are people who still need them, usually because they live in an older, 1950s or 1960s-era home and would rather replace than remodel. The gas ovens we review here are all 24-inch models, the size that is common in those older kitchens. Gas wall ovens are more basic ovens than electric, you'll rarely find convection cooking, for example, but a new one will probably be an upgrade for your kitchen if you're replacing an original appliance.

But what if you want to boil water?

Obviously, a wall oven is just an oven built into a wall. They're popular because built-ins give a kitchen a customized, high end look that many people love. However, for stovetop cooking you'll need to purchase a separate cooktop, which is installed in a countertop or kitchen island. A range, by contrast, combines the oven and cooktop into one unit. Though you do sacrifice kitchen design flexibility, many people prefer ranges because they tend to cost less than a cooktop and wall oven combination, they also take up less space overall. If you are interested in exploring your options, ConsumerSearch has separate reports on both ranges and cooktops.

Wall oven recalls

While wall oven recalls have been relatively scarce, some have been recalled over the years over potential safety hazards. In July 2016, some Frigidaire and Kenmore wall ovens were recalled due to a fire hazard, and in July 2015, Whirlpool recalled some single and double wall ovens sold under the Jenn-Air brand over the risk of burns. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website is a good resource to check to make sure that any wall oven you are considering is free of safety issues.

A word about pricing

Finding a prevailing retail price for many major appliances, including wall ovens, can be a challenge. Sales are commonplace, and when you spot those, you can sometimes save hundreds compared to the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP). Other times, a wall oven you might want will be available only at full retail. Depending on the brand, appliance prices can sometimes vary greatly between retailers. However, some manufacturers, such as LG and Samsung, follow a unilateral pricing policy (UPP) that dictates the selling price and any discounts. In those cases, the appliance will be roughly the same price at all authorized dealers (and buying from an unauthorized dealer could void your warranty).

The bottom line? To put things on an equal footing for all the wall ovens covered in this report, the "estimated" price we quote is the full MSRP. Be aware, however, that in some (but not all cases) it may be possible to buy the appliance for less -- and sometimes substantially so. That means that it's important to shop around to find the best deal.

Finding The Best Wall Ovens
Our Sources
"Cooktops & wall ovens"
"Wall Ovens"
"Oven and Cooktop Reviews"

Wall ovens, both single and double, get a decent number of reviews from experts. Consumer Reports easily provides the broadest coverage. In addition, we found a limited number of test-based reviews at sites like Reviewed, CNET and Digital Trends.

User reviews fill in the balance of the picture -- and the whole picture when it comes to gas models as those are generally overlooked by experts. We consulted hundreds of owner reviews at sites such as Home Depot, Lowe's, Sears and elsewhere, digging in to see how these wall ovens work in real-world kitchens, and how they hold up over time. With that research under our belts, we considered performance, features, ease of use, appearance and durability to make our recommendations for the best wall ovens, at a variety of budget levels, to please any home cook.

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