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Wall Oven Buying Guide

A comprehensive guide that will give you all the information you need on how to buy a new wall oven.

Getting Started

Need to save some space? A built-in wall oven may be your answer. Cabinets are usually built under and above the built-in oven, so you'll have space to store your cookware. Wall ovens come in several sizes. There are 24", 27", and 30" widths and depending on the wall oven being a single or a double oven determines the size needed. Since the wall oven is going to be built-in, careful measuring of the location is critical.



This type of oven requires natural gas or a liquid propane connection. You may be limited in choices of sizes and manufacturers for this type of oven.


This type of oven requires a 230/240 volt connection. This type is generally available in all sizes and styles.



Convection ovens use a fan to circulate hot air around the food, cooking food evenly.


A hidden bake element makes the oven easier to wipe clean. A self-cleaning oven turns spills into a gray ash that can be easily wiped off. Although it is slightly more expensive, eliminating the task of cleaning the oven manually is well worth it.

High-Low Broil Option

The high-low broil option let's you choose high or low broiling. High broiling is used for most food products. Low broiling is used for chicken, fish, and thicker meats.

Other Things To Consider

Oven Light

A large, clear-view window with an oven light allows you to check the cooking process without opening the door.

Oven Capacity

Checking the internal oven size is also an important factor. An oven with six or seven positions for the oven racks allows you to bake more than one dish at a time.


Move the racks around to see if they are easy to adjust and sturdy enough.

Removable Doors & Oven Bottoms

When selecting a wall oven, ask about cleaning features such as a removable door and oven bottom, a tilting electric element, and digital controls.

Special Features

Also ask for other special features such as controls that automatically start or turn off the oven in your absence, digital control panels, LED displays, digital timers, even-baking features, high and low broiler or double-broiler settings, storage drawers, meat probes, and available colors.
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