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Of all the appliances in your kitchen, the oven is one of the most important.
Although they are traditionally placed close to the ground, it is much more common to find kitchens designed with ovens now installed at head height. This not only looks sleeker and more modern, but it is also more practical.
With a wall oven, you don’t have to awkwardly bend down, which is better for your back and knees. You also won’t have to worry about dropping or spilling anything as you’re straightening up. Wall ovens are the kind of thing that make you say “Why didn’t we do this sooner?!”
Well, no matter, you’re doing it now and, to help you decide, we’ve put together a list of the best 24” wall ovens for you to look through and choose which will best suit your home.
Wall Oven vs. Under Counter Oven
Wall ovens have become increasingly popular in recent years, both due to their aesthetic appeal and their practicality.
Under counter ovens are limiting and can be awkward to use; you can only have them at one height and will have to consider surrounding cupboards as the oven door might get in the way. With a wall oven, you have much more flexibility.
Depending on what you require, wall ovens can be the simpler option. As they will be more in line with your upper body, they can be easier to take food out of and you won’t have to bend down as regularly.
If you have mobility issues, then they could make things more difficult if they’re installed at the wrong height. But this depends on your kitchen and how it is designed. If you’re buying an oven for a new kitchen, a wall oven can be a great option as you can determine the height.
Whereas under counter ovens rely on the height of the counters and you’re basically stuck with the height of the oven itself, you can design your kitchen to have a wall oven at the perfect height for you.
A number of the ovens on this list are described as self-cleaning, but what does that actually mean?
Obviously, the oven doesn’t suddenly produce a bottle of kitchen cleaner and scrub itself down, but what it does is heat itself to an extremely high temperature so that any food that fell off or is stuck to the inside walls of the oven are burnt and therefore easier to clean. This is useful, but it does mean “self-cleaning” is a bit of a misnomer as you still have to clean the burnt food out by yourself.
The term might not fit perfectly, but there are some good reasons to invest in a self-cleaning oven. Of all the cleaning jobs there are, the worst and most avoided is cleaning the inside of the oven. Even a brand new oven is difficult to clean once grease and burnt food starts getting stuck to the roof, floor, and even sides. The glass oven door always seems to be the worst as the grease sticks to the glass.
Self-cleaning ovens will save you the scrubbing as, although it is still technically cleaning, the most you will have to do is quickly wipe down the inside so that the burnt food comes out. So, they do save you a lot of work that you really don’t want to do.
They also save you from the worry of using chemicals in your oven. It’s difficult to know which chemicals are safe to use in an oven as, if they are not cleaned out properly, they can affect your food or react to the high temperatures and cause damage or even be dangerous. So, they might not take out 100% of the oven cleaning process, but self-cleaning ovens are easier and safe in the long run.
Are wall ovens more expensive?
As with any kind of kitchen fitting or appliance, prices can vary widely depending on brands and features.
One of the reasons wall ovens can be more expensive is due to the need to buy two different products. With an under-counter oven, you are purchasing one item that is both cooktop and oven. With a wall oven, you need to buy the oven itself and a separate cooktop. This can become more expensive, but on the other hand, you have more choice and flexibility.
For example, if you prefer an electric oven and a gas cooktop then you are free to have that. Or if you prefer one brand of oven and another brand of cooktop then you can mix and match as you please. So, when it comes to price, there are a lot of variants but that means there is choice within that variety and it entirely depends on what you want and need most.
Are wall ovens gas or electric?
Wall ovens can be either gas or electric.
A lot of modern ovens are automatically electric which means finding a gas oven can be difficult as they are becoming a kind of retro aesthetic choice. Electric ovens are also generally better than gas ovens as the heat isn’t constrained to only one side of the oven, so you don’t have to regularly turn food around. Electric ovens are generally safer as well, as there is a risk of a gas leak with gas ovens.
Ultimately the choice is up to you, how much you want to spend, and which kind of oven you prefer. Just because you’re buying a new oven, doesn’t mean that it has to be electric.
Should I get a double wall oven?
This depends on how much cooking you do and they are a good idea if you are regularly cooking big family dinners, where you need multiple things in the oven at once.
If not, one will be just fine. Wall ovens are generally the same size as the traditional under counter ovens, so don’t worry that you will have less space.