Best Wall Ovens for 2021 (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Greg Norton  |  April 28, 2021  |  6 Min. Read

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If you're looking for the best wall oven brand, you'll be overwhelmed and think that all wall ovens look similar – which they do.

Many of them have similar functions, but there is no such thing as the best wall oven.

No one wall oven has guided cooking, steam assist, and smart functionality with the best bake and broil systems.

You'll learn the best wall ovens that offer unique features and better value for the price.

In the end, you will have a better understanding of wall ovens and what might be right for you.

We will look at the best brands first. However, if you want to learn more, you will also learn how to buy a wall oven, then single vs. double considerations and reliability stats.

People typically have problems selecting wall ovens and cooktops. You will have tons of videos to help you along the way, as well as the article.

Let's start with what is considered the best.

The best wall ovens for 2021 are:

Best Wall Ovens for 2021

Best Engineered Wall Oven: Gaggenau 400 Series Double Wall Oven BX480612 - $11,399

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Gaggenau is probably the single best-engineered oven. There is a mode for every type of cooking. That's 17 different modes total. Their industrial design is different from any other oven on the market.

The door is side opening, and so you don't have to lift your food over a door, and you have a rotisserie spit in the lower oven.

It doesn't have many more modern features like steam assist or guided cooking. Wi-Fi will be available later this year.

But if you like to cook differently, then Gaggenau is a good consideration.

Features:

  • Unique, Stainless steel-backed full glass door
  • 17 Heating methods, with 3 point core temperature probe
  • Side-opening doors, swing open up to 180 degrees
  • Rotary knob and TFT touch display operation
  • Baking stone outlet for creating your own best pizza in town
  • Rotisserie spit in the lower oven

Best Wall Oven Controls: Wolf, Miele, and JennAir

Wolf Professional Series Double Wall Oven DO30PMSPH - $8,820

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Wolf Contemporary Series Double Wall Oven DO30CMB - $8,380

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(This model has the option to have a stainless door).

Wolf Transitional Series Double Wall Oven DO30TMSTH - $8,370

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The Wolf M-Series offers three distinctive styles: professional, contemporary, and transitional (shown above).

They have the most advanced convection technology that uses blowers from the corners of the oven instead of fans, called Verticross.

The blowers are more powerful than fans and with more even heat, top to bottom, and side-to-side while maximizing usable space in your oven.

The Wolf Gourmet feature offers a menu with dozens of presets to cook various foods automatically.

You can select the type of food, the weight, and how you want it cooked, and the oven will figure out the time and temperature. It will even prompt you for the ideal rack position.

Features:

  • Large oven capacity of 5.1 cubic feet
  • 10 cooking modes for predictably delicious results
  • Dual VertiCross convection for consistent heat across all racks
  • Gourmet feature for foolproof meals
  • Standard or flush inset installation
  • Color touchscreen for easy navigation

Miele Double Wall Oven H6780BP2 - $8,449

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Miele has a distinctive modern look.

Their MasterChef controls are like the Wolf Gourmet.

You pick the food and weight, and the oven figures out time and temperature.

However, Miele has a larger library of recipes and baking options.

Miele also has a steam assist function injecting up to three bursts of steam in a cooking cycle.

Moisture is essential in caramelizing food, like hardening the cheese on lasagna and baking bread.

Miele's MasterChef has automatic programs for 15 kinds of bread, automatically creating a crispy crust and soft interior.

Despite its advanced controls, neither Miele nor Wolf has Wi-Fi connectivity.

Features:

  • Master chef programs offer over 100 food types to cook to perfection
  • Wireless meat probe
  • Twin power fans provide optimum and even distribution of hot air
  • Soft open and soft close door
  • Touch controls
  • 15 different types of bread recipes

JennAir Rise Double Wall Oven JJW3830IL - $5,599

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JennAir does have smart functionality allowing you to turn the oven on or off or adjust the temperature on the app.

A full-color LCD allows you to touch anywhere on the screen and select your oven options.

The display intuitively presents information to access all of the oven's functions easily.

JennAir is simple to operate.

Like Wolf and Miele's wall ovens, you can scroll through automatic cooking programs, but JennAir is the only one to show you pictures of the finished product before you cook.

Unlike the other two, JennAir is Wi-Fi enabled and can be controlled through an app on your phone. You can even download recipes.

Features:

  • 5.0 Cu. Ft. Capacity
  • V2 Vertical Dual-Fan Convection
  • My Creations Recipe Curator
  • No Preheat Baking
  • Keep Warm Option
  • Auto Convection Conversion
  • Rapid Preheat
  • Proofing Option
  • Control Lock
  • Sabbath Mode
  • Alexa Enabled Device
  • Google Assistant-Enabled Device
  • 7-Inch Full Color LCD Display
  • JennAir™ Culinary Center
  • Smart Integration
  • Connected Temperature Probe
What Are the Differences Between JennAir, Miele, and Wolf Wall Ovens?

Of the three, Wolf has the best convection technology with blowers instead of dual fans.

Miele has steam assist allowing you to bake bread and caramelize foods.

JennAir has Smart functionality along with the recipe ties for different ideas.

Best French Door Wall Oven: Café Appliances Smart Double Wall Oven CTD90FP2MS1 - $5,719

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French door ovens allow you to access your food easier instead of reaching over a door.

Many restaurants will use French doors for safety and access to larger items.

Café has some unique features, including an air fryer, allowing you to crisp foods without the oil using high heat and convection.

There's also a camera in the oven so you can watch your food on your phone through their app instead of opening the door and losing temperature.

You have the option to customize the oven, choosing handles or knobs in brass, copper, and stainless steel as well as three different finishes, black, white, and stainless steel.

Features:

  • Stylish French door design
  • French doors can open single-handedly
  • Wi-Fi enabled, adjust temperature/modes with your smartphone
  • Self-Clean oven racks allowing you to leave racks in during the high heat self-clean
  • Ten passes dual broiler & bake element

Best Gas Wall Oven: BlueStar Double Wall Oven BSDEWO30SDV2 - $8,795

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If you are looking for a gas oven, then you will probably be disappointed.

Most are designed for smaller sizes with older specifications. None of the premium brands manufacture a gas wall oven either.

It's a shame.

Gas cooking is better with moister heat for roasting, but a gas infrared broiler with intense, direct heat, will sear much faster than any electric broiler.

BlueStar is a good option for a gas wall oven, especially with its infrared 1850 degree broiler for the fastest, most consistent results.

The BlueStar ovens are extremely customizable, with 1000 colors and ten trim options. The disadvantage is basic controls with no interactive functionality.

Features:

  • Extra-large oven with True European Convection
  • Powerful 2,500-watt bake element plus 1,800-watt heat assist for faster preheat\
  • Commercial-grade intense 5,000-watt Infrared broiler
  • Built-in artisan baking stone with precision temperature control (Top oven only)\
  • Eco-friendly Continu Clean feature continuously clean the oven cavity
  • Intuitive touch screen control with 12 cooking modes (Bottom oven: 10 cooking modes)
  • Available in 750+ colors and finishes, plus multiple door options

Best Convection Wall Oven for Price: GE Profile Smart Double Wall Oven PTD7000SNS - $3,374

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The GE Profile has twin convection, temperature probe, and full-extension racks. It has a 7-inch screen and the air fry feature for a lower price of price $3,379.

If you are considering air fry, then read about our air fry tests by clicking here

Features:

  • Brilliant touch 7" display
  • True European Convection with Direct Air
  • Never scrub, heavy-duty, smooth glide racks
  • Precision cooking modes
  • No preheat option
  • Hot air frying
  • Anywhere control with remote notifications
  • Scan-to-cook technology

How to Buy a Wall Oven

As we said initially, there is no single dominant wall oven. So you should match one of your particular cooking styles.

Let's cover the basics.

Size

Wall ovens are available in 24, 27, 30, and 36 inches to fit the sizes of the standard cabinets. For new construction, 30 inches is over 90% of units sold nationally.

Twenty-four and 27 inches are mostly a replacement for existing ovens. Twenty-four inches is most commonly gas, while 27 inches is more commonly electric.

Thirty-six inches is a specialty with premium brands like Gaggenau and Wolf.

Fuel Type: Gas vs. Electric

Electric is far more common, and over 95% of units are sold. Gas is mostly replacement at 24 inches. There are only a few good gas wall ovens on the market, unlike ranges.

Gas is a moist heat and better for broiling and roasting. Electric is more consistent and better for baking.

That said, you will probably end up with electric because of the sheer selection.

Single vs. Double Wall Ovens

Years ago, you bought a single oven for under a counter and a double oven for the wall.

However, you can now buy matching steam, speed, and microwaves and place one over a single wall oven so you can cook differently.

Steam, in particular, is pretty amazing. We have demos all the time on steam. It's a healthier way to cook.

To complicate this already difficult decision, brands like Thermador, Bosch, and KitchenAid have decent one-piece units incorporating every choice over a single wall oven.

Double vs. single depends on how much you use that second oven. If the answer is never or sparingly, then buy a single with speed or steam.

So what you need to do is assess what you need, what you will use, and where it fits your kitchen.

Wall Oven Reliability

Wall Oven Reliability December 2019-November 2020

  Service Ratio
Samsung 3.08%
KitchenAid 7.17%
Miele 8.90%
Bosch 9.30%
Wolf 9.91%
Thermador 10.72%
Bosch Benchmark 11.32%
Café Appliances 13.56%
JennAir 17.24%
Grand Total 10.06%

The figures above are based on a minimum of 50 wall ovens sold and over 2000 total pieces from December 2019 to November 2020. 

In 2020, we logged 37,061 service calls. We measure reliability by the number of our service calls divided by sales within the first year of the appliance.

Miele is the most reliable, with Wolf close behind.

JennAir and Wolf had a batch of bad control boards early in 2019, which are now corrected.

Wall Ovens vs. Major Appliances for Reliability

Wall ovens need repair just slightly more than the average appliance. 

It's surprising as most are two ovens.

Many issues are installation and customer education-oriented.

However, wall ovens have smarter, more complicated controls, yet few people around fix these incredibly complex units.

I shot the video below years ago. It still makes me laugh. This is a tech simply changing a light bulb in a wall oven.

Before you buy a wall oven, you need to know who will fix your new appliances.

Extended warranties will not help you either unless an actual service department backs them.

Most warranties are not backed by much of anything.

Read More: Most Reliable Wall Ovens

Which Wall Oven Should You Buy?

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You're paying more for better functionality. Miele, Wolf, and JennAir will figure out time and temperature for you versus you figuring it out for yourself.

Miele has the additional steam if you like to bake bread. BlueStar is a great oven for broiling and roasting.

GE has lower-priced double-wall ovens but surprisingly good features like Wi-Fi and Air Fry for a lot less money.

If you're looking for the best wall oven, you may be overwhelmed and thinking that all wall ovens look pretty similar these days.

But, there's no such thing as the best wall oven because no single product has guided cooking, steam assist, and smart home functionality.

In this post-COVID-19 supply shortage world, the best wall oven may be the one in stock as well as the one with better service in your area.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which is better: a wall oven and cooktop or a range?

This question starts with your kitchen project. It determines your ventilation and your overall kitchen layout as well.

First, we have an article about the layout of your kitchen, but let me briefly answer.

Ranges centralize your cooking in one area, so you never have to move from oven to stove. It uses less space than a cooktop and wall oven as well.

You should spend less money on a range than a wall oven and cooktop.

Wall ovens are more ergometric, meaning you don’t have to bend like a stove. You also have more choices and options like steam in a wall oven than a range.

Although I am not a fan of downdrafts, you can downdraft a cooktop far easier than a range.

You have different layout choices for both. You can place a wall oven anywhere in your kitchen, whereas you would need to centralize your stove.

2. How much do double ovens cost?

Double ovens start as low as $2,399 for a GE 30-inch with dual convection to $11,399 for the Gaggenau 30-inch electric double wall oven with 17 cooking modes and a look you will not find from any other manufacturer.

3. Who makes the best wall oven microwave combo?

For out-of-the-box combos, Thermador and Bosch have the most. However, the better units are offered as separate products. Look at Miele for simplicity. Wolf and JennAir are good options.

4. What is the best single wall oven to buy?

The double ovens mentioned below are ALL available as a single-wall oven. There is no one best oven. Gaggenau, Wolf, and Miele are the best for functionality. GE and Samsung are more cost-effective

5. Is a gas or electric wall oven better?

Gas provides a moist heat source and is the preferred heating source for roasting. Electric ovens are better than gas when baking.

Additional Resources

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