Single ovens are around 60 cm tall and allow you to bake, roast and grill in one cavity. While double ovens offer two spaces, including a grill in the top area. Built-under doubles are about 70 cm tall, and built-in models are up to 90 cm.
Single and double ovens are available as built-under or built-in designs. Built-under models fit underneath a kitchen worktop in line with your cupboards. While built-in ovens are arranged at eye level to assist when rearranging dishes.
Are electric ovens better than gas or is a gas oven better than electric?
Offer more precise control
The temperature can be instantly changed
Gas ovens are quicker to heat up to the desired temperature
Cost of gas makes gas ovens more expensive to run
Gas oven connection can be more expensive
Some gas ovens can operate without electricity
Electric ovens offer consistent temperatures
Fan/fan assisted functions allow for even cooking throughout the oven cavity.
Multifunction electric ovens allow for greater flexibility in cooking
Electric ovens use a dry heat so are better suited to baking/roasting over gas ovens
Electric ovens are also cheaper to run than gas ovens
There are many differences between gas and electric ovens and when deciding on which to pick you should consider what kind of cooking you plan to do, gas vs electric oven cost to run, and what features you would like your new oven to have.
Do I need a built in or built under oven?
Single ovens can be installed in either built in or built under position. If you would like a double oven, you need to decide where to position it in your kitchen before you choose. Double ovens are designed to be installed in a column at head height, or under your worktop, but not all sizes with suit both positions.
Do ovens come in different sizes?
The standard width size of most ovens is 60cm, heights of ovens can vary depending on the number of ovens. It is always best make sure if you are replacing an existing appliance that you measure the space which the appliance will sit in your kitchen.
What oven capacity do I need?
If you are cooking for one or two then you will not need a large oven capacity, however if you have a family or you like to entertain you would need a larger oven capacity. We have ovens that range from under 30L to above 80L.
What types of oven are there?
Ovens come in a variety of types depending on the method of heating they utilise and some ovens are multifunction ovens allowing for a variety of cooking methods to suit any dish.
Fan assisted ovens use a fan to circulate the heat from heating elements in the top and base of the oven.
Fan ovens sometimes called true fan ovens or full fan ovens have a heating element in front of the fan which reduces the time required to heat the oven ready for cooking.
Steam ovens use steam to cook foods helping to keep more nutrients in and eliminating the need for oil.
What features should I look for?
Self-cleaning ovens: Some ovens feature catalytic liners that absorb grease and fat splashes, and pyrolytic ovens have a special cleaning cycle that burns cooking deposits and leave only an ash residue for you to wipe away.
Timers: Make life easy with a programmable timer. Set cooking start and finish times, and minute minders alert you when your food is ready.
Grill: The added feature of a grill comes in handy when you want to add that golden crisp finish to your dishes or you simply want to make cheese on toast.
How is it going to fit into my kitchen?
All ovens are integrated so if you are looking for a freestanding unit you need to visit our cooker or range cooker pages where we have freestanding options. You should always check the exact measurements of any appliances to make sure it will fit into your kitchen
What is the best type of self-cleaning oven?
There are three types of self-cleaning ovens. Catalytic ovens are best suited to chefs who rarely bake, as their liners can absorb grease but not sugar. Pyrolytic ovens are more energy-efficient than catalytic ovens but can be expensive to buy. They work by heating food and oil residue to over 400°C and reducing it to ash. While some ovens feature a basic steam-cleaning mode. This element consumes little energy; however, we recommend reading the oven's technical specifications to understand its overall cooking capacity.