Selecting the best double oven for your home is like picking the perfect cookie recipe. You want something with all the right ingredients, that hits the sweet spot in terms of price and looks.
Home cooks and foodies alike appreciate the convenience and versatility that a double oven provides. You can bake a dish at high heat in one oven, while slowly roasting a dish at a low temperature in the other oven. There are many options available from the major brands in home appliances, and a variety of... features to look for in a double oven.
The double wall ovens on the market in 2017 are primarily electric models. Buyers in the market for this appliance will face decisions as to whether they want a standard or convection oven, an option for self-cleaning, and other features like glide-out racks. One new development in the double oven market is ‘smart ovens’ that are enabled with WiFi and the ability to respond to voice commands.
Which double oven will be your recipe for success in the kitchen? Read on to find out our top picks for double ovens in 2017.
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This double oven offered by Frigidaire as part of its Gallery series is a 27” model and is available in black, white, or stainless-steel finish to match any kitchen décor. It includes all of the features you’d expect to find in a double oven and users praise it for its even cooking abilities and quiet fan operation.
The Frigidaire Gallery Double Oven has convection cooking in both top and bottom ovens, with 3.8 cubic feet of cooking space inside each oven. Some double ovens only have convection... capability in one oven — or exclude the feature altogether. It also offers the ability to broil at variable temperatures, ensuring a crispy finish that stops short of burning. Additional standout features are a food temperature probe (top oven only) and a self-cleaning mode that has a quicker steam-clean option. Finally, a smart safety feature included in the Gallery Double Oven is an auto shut-off after the oven has been left on for 12 hours.
If you’re looking for a well-equipped double oven that is available in a variety of colors and checks all the boxes home cooks have come to expect in a new appliance, then choose the Frigidaire Gallery.
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This 27” model from appliance giant GE is our runner-up for best overall double oven. Available in black or stainless-steel finish, this double oven covers all the basics that you may be looking for – while incorporating some of the special features that land it near the top of our list.
Each oven features 4.3 cubic feet of space – for a total cooking capacity of 8.6 cubic feet. This actually edges out the Frigidaire Gallery double oven’s cooking capacity. However, this GE double oven lacks... convection cooking in both ovens. Instead, you’ll only find this feature in the top oven. Additionally, the GE does not have built-in food probes to assist in regulating meat temperature.
The GE Double Oven with Steam Plus Convection does offer a nice frameless window design that gives it a more modern look than some other double ovens on the market. Additionally, bakers will appreciate the proof setting that is ideal for rising bread dough. It also provides a self-cleaning mode and steam cleaning option that make it easy to maintain.
For a double oven with convection capability, self-cleaning and steam cleaning, and additional capabilities (like proof mode and delayed start), the GE Double Oven with Steam Plus Convection is a solid choice.
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This 30” double wall oven from GE sets itself apart in terms of technology. With WiFi Connect technology, you can control the oven from your smartphone using GE’s app or voice commands. Tell the oven to preheat, adjust the cooking temperature, or set a timer – from anywhere. The technology is also compatible with other smart home systems such as Alexa, Google Home, and Nest.
Busy cooks will appreciate having the oven pre-heated when they walk through the door with groceries – saving time during... weekday meal prep. It also can relieve the anxiety of wondering if you left the oven on after leaving for the office. Simply check the app and turn the oven off, if necessary. And if you’ve ever left a pot roast baking beyond the point of recognition, simply use the app to set a timer that will alert you on your smartphone that dinner is done, even if you’re busy in another part of the house.
This double oven doesn’t sacrifice beauty for smarts, either. It features a sleek stainless-steel finish and digital controls. Additionally, this oven is equipped with convection cooking and food temperature probes in both the top and bottom ovens, as well as self-cleaning capability with steam clean option.
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The Electrolux features and style will make the gourmet cook swoon. If you’re looking for a double oven that will enable you to prepare everything from filet mignon to soufflé – then this is the oven for you.
Features include an LCD display with a wide variety of settings and functions. Most notably, it has a defrost setting useful for quick meal prep and a dehydrator setting. Use the dehydrator function to make jerky or dehydrated fruit snacks for the whole family to enjoy.
As any gourmet cook... would expect, this oven boasts convection capability in both the top and bottom compartments. The built-in fans and heating elements work together to create optimal cooking conditions. The Perfect Taste Temp probe will monitor internal temperature of your meal, notify you when it’s ready, then switch to a warming mode to prevent overcooking. However, you’ll want to note that this food temperature probe is only available in the upper oven.
Pick the Electrolux double oven if you’re looking for a high-end and highly capable oven that will give you the versatility and control to cook a wide array of chef-quality dishes.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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If baking pies, cookies, and cakes is your specialty, then be sure to check out the Whirlpool Double Electric Wall Oven with Steam Cleaning. This 30” unit features two ovens that will cater to bakers everywhere.
Each oven has a generous capacity of five cubic feet, leaving plenty of room for cookie sheets, brownie pans, and springform cake pans. Six gliding racks per oven will assist in getting your baked goods in and out of the oven with ease.
While this is not a convection oven, it does feature... an AccuBake temperature management system to ensure optimal baking and cooking conditions. Both ovens have built-in sensors that monitor temperature, and you can even control heating elements within the oven to ensure that consistent results are achieved.
One thing commonly noted about this double oven is the fact that the internal fans are louder than expected by some consumers. However, its affordable price point and baking features outweigh this perceived inconvenience for many.
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If you’re looking to make the switch to convection cooking for the first time and want the perfect double oven for the transition, check out this 30” model from KitchenAid.
Featuring roomy five cubic feet ovens, this appliance is designed with Even-Heat true convection technology in both the top and bottom compartments.
Cooks that are new to the convection method will find that many dishes will cook faster at lower temperatures than in a traditional oven due to the even circulation of warm air... made possible by the built-in fans. To avoid cooking catastrophes, the EASYCONVECT conversion system allows you to choose from pre-set categories and enter the time and temperature settings you would normally use for a dish. Then, the oven will automatically convert to the comparable convection cook settings.
Make your transition to convection cooking a breeze with this KitchenAid double oven. You’ll also enjoy many of the standard features found in double wall ovens, such as a hidden bake element, roll-out racks, and self-cleaning mode.
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If you’re searching for a double oven that covers the basics, then this 30” double wall oven offered by GE may be the right choice for you. Using conventional cooking methods, there’s no need to worry about convection conversion with this double oven.
This appliance is at the lower end of the price range for double ovens, but it earns high marks from cooks everywhere for its easy-to-use controls and even cooking temperatures. It also doesn’t omit the self-cleaning mode that has come to be... expected on most ovens today. Additionally, use the steam clean mode for quick, chemical-free cleanup in between deep clean cycles.
Pick the GE 30” double oven with self-cleaning and steam clean option and you’ll have all you need to make homecooked meals and delicious baked goods.
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