Things to Consider When Buying a Wall Oven

Things to Consider When Buying a Wall Oven

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Wall ovens are separate from the standard all-in-one range ovens and are placed high on the wall. They require extra wall space, but make it much easier to get food into and out of the oven. Wall ovens are more expensive than ranges, so there are a few things to consider prior to purchasing one.

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Things to Consider

  • How much wall space are you willing to devote to the wall oven?
  • How does the available space work in conjuncture with your other appliances?
  • What features do you want?
  • What is your budget?

For the best wall ovens for sale York PA, consider the following in your purchase decision.

Cost Range

The cost range will vary greatly depending on the features you choose. An entry level single oven that requires manual cleaning can start at $700, while a double oven with automatic cleaning and convection can cost around $3,500.

Dimensions

Standard sizes are 24, 27 and 30 inches. However, brands may vary as much as two inches from the standard. So, it is a good idea take a measuring tape when you go to the store. Wall ovens have less interior space than all-in-one ranges, with 3.5 cubic feet versus 5 cubic feet, respectively.

Single or Double Oven

Because wall ovens are smaller, investing in a double oven may be a smart move. This will come down to space and budget.

Manual or Self-Cleaning

The difference between manual and self-cleaning models is about $300. So, it is probably worth the splurge to save a lot of effort over the years.

Convection

Convection ovens have one or more fans that circulate hot air evenly throughout the oven, reducing cook time and saving energy. This feature will also add a few hundred dollars, depending on additional options and features available.

Fuel Preferences

Most wall ovens are electric. If you are a die-hard gas fan, then you will be stuck with only a few low-end brands that are equipped for gas.

Other Features

Depending on how fancy you want to get and how much you are willing to spend, other features may include the following.

  • Delayed bake feature
  • Warm and hold feature
  • Variable broil for a wider temperature range

Delayed bake turns on the oven at a scheduled time, while the warm and hold feature keeps food warm so that you can have a hot meal waiting at home after work. There is even a setting on some models that maintains low temperatures for rising dough. Some ovens have a setting for observing the Sabbath that overrides the automatic shut-off for extended cooking time. Fancier models feature bigger viewing window, bright interior lights and temperature sensors that help determine when meals are ready. Enviable features include porcelain racks instead of chrome and full-extension racks on glide tracks. These features can add up to $1,200 to the overall price of the stove.

 

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