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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

How to...Buy a Double Wall Oven

A wall oven purchase seems to confound consumers. Its actually not that difficult. Most of the post will be for new construction, but a few words about replacement. Wall ovens fit cabinets. 95% of the new ovens purchased are 30" but cabinets are also available in 24, and 27 inch sizes. The wall oven will always fit within that size. Most wall ovens are electric. The predominant gas oven, however, was 38" high and 22" wide and was manufactured between 1960 and 1984.

Now to buy a new wall oven: The appliance business almost mirrors the car business. When a decent feature is developed, it is immediately copied. This is incredibly true for wall ovens. Every double wall oven will have atleast one convection and a decent control package. Jenn-Air, Thermador, DCS and Electrolux fit this description. A good strategy when buying a kitchen suite is to buy a package , because of the consumer rebates. Call me cheap, but manufacturers can rebate up to $1000, and that is enough to sway me in an arena of decent, but similar products.

If you are buying just one, here are a few suggestions:

Frigidaire: Great features and a very decent price:

Frigidaire Wall Oven

Bosch: Trendy, European looking and not expensive. The wall oven is slightly smaller, but yes it will fit a turkey"

Bosch Wall Oven

Wolf: Double convection fans instead of one, retractable control panel and a surprisingly good pizza stone distinguishes this product:

Wolf Wall Oven

Miele: The MasterChef control is absolutely the easiest panel to utilize convection properly. This company actually manufacturers their own in Germany, employing over 200 people. Miele also boasts a rotisserie, meat probe and an unbelievable track record of quality:

Miele Wall Oven

Looking for more information? Take a look at our Electric Cooking Buyers Guide.


  1. Interesting to know.

  2. Anonymous10:14 AM

    I am looking for a double wall oven for a manufactured home. All pictures I see look like both ovens are the same size. I would like to find one with one smaller size oven and one regular size. Is there such a thing and where would I find it? Thank you

  3. is this gas or electric...Gas is typically larger and smaller. Electric is always double, but you can buy a microwave to fit over an oven as well....This is our old blog, so I don't check frequently. Please send me an email steve.sheinkopf@yaleappliance.com for a more prompt response