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Best Gas Wall Ovens (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  August 15, 2016  |  8 Min. Read

Wall Ovens  |  American Range  |  GE  |  Cooking  |  BlueStar

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At one time gas wall ovens were much more popular than electric wall ovens. The 24 inch gas wall oven was a staple. Kitchens and cabinets have enlarged over the years. Most current manufacturers now produce only electric wall ovens.  

What once was a kitchen staple is now almost extinct. I wondered myself what products were left. Now you and I will know.

Advantages of Gas Wall Ovens

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Why would you want to consider a gas wall oven over an electric?

The single biggest advantage a gas oven has over an electric is that beloved moist air (beloved by some). The advantage of moist air is that your food will not dry out as much compared to an electric oven at the same temperature.

Cooking with moisture is ideal for vegetables, roasting a tender, juicy pot roast, and baking casseroles and quiches. On the other hand, moist air is at a disadvantage when you are trying to bake pizza, dehydrate vegetables or bake a sponge cake.

It is important to decide what you like to cook before choosing your oven fuel type. Of course, there are many other pros and cons when comparing gas ovens to electric, which I will cover in-depth in a separate post.

In this article, we'll go over the best gas wall oven contenders: BlueStar, American Range, GE and then compare at the end.

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Best Gas Wall Ovens

BlueStar

36" BlueStar RangeTop and 36" BlueStar Double Wall Ovens

BlueStar is an unrivaled competitor in the gas wall oven market. BlueStar is a U.S based company that prides itself on long standing American heritage and bringing home professional chef quality results at home.

Founded in 1880 in Reading, Pennsylvania, the company handcrafts their products in the same location to this day.

BlueStar 30” Gas Wall Oven Series - BWO30AGS starts at $3,937 

BlueStar 30” Gas Wall Oven Series best gas wall ovens

Features:

  • French Doors
  • 15,000 BTU Ceramic Infrared Broiler
  • 25,000 BTU Main Burner
  • Heat Assist Element (3,000 BTUs) for faster preheat times
  • Available in 190 Colors

The 30” BlueStar gas wall oven series features French doors and is available in either a single or double oven configuration. The oven has 1,850° degree infrared broiler for all of your searing needs and true European convection. Even better, these ovens are able to accommodate a full size 18” x 26” commercial baking sheet.

BlueStar is the only gas product with pure convection blown from the rear for the most even heat.

American Range 

American Range 30” Legacy Gas Wall Ovens best gas wall oven

American Range is a company with a strong family heritage and innovations that were born out of necessity. Founded overseas during WWII, the company's lineage began with the creation of diesel powered space heaters. Upon immigrating to the United States, American Range as we know it today was born.

The company began designing and manufacturing commercial cooking equipment. Today, American Range continues its legacy in not only the commercial market but has introduced a residential line as well. Here is where American Range truly separates itself from the rest.

Not only are the 30” wall ovens available in single French Door or Chef Door but they also manufacture hybrid double wall oven units that you can intermix French Door and Chef Door, but have a dual fuel unit with a gas oven on top and an electric oven on the bottom.

American Range 30” Legacy Gas Wall Ovens - AROSG30N starts at $3,599

American Range 30” Legacy Gas Wall Ovens best gas wall oven

Features:

  • French Doors or Chef Door or Hybrid in Double Oven
  • 18,000 BTU Steel Mess Broiler
  • 30,000 BTU Main Burner
  • In Double Oven, Available in Dual Fuel Configuration

Similar to Bluestar, the American Range products are available in many custom colors to suit your needs.

While exterior color choice is exciting, the power of the unit is also impressive. Their Legacy gas wall ovens feature an 18,000 BTU stainless steel infrared broiler. The main burner tops out at a 30,000 BTU's.

GE 

GE 24” Built In Gas Oven best gas wall oven

The final contender, General Electric Company. GE began marketing its electric oven, or cooking device as it was known at the time, in the early 1900's.

GE is made in America but has recently been purchased by Haier of China.

It is important to note that the GE gas wall ovens are only available in a 24” size. The smaller size also brings limited power. The broiler is rated at 13,000 BTU's and the main burner at a cool 14,500 BTU's.

GE 24” Built In Gas Oven - JGRP20BEJ $1,500 

GE 24” Built In Gas Oven best gas wall oven

Features:

  • 24” in Size
  • 13,000 BTU Broiler
  • 14,500 BTU Main Burner
  • Available in 3 Colors: Stainless Steel, Black, White

The controls on the GE are electronic, unlike the knob controls of its competitors. While the controls are by no means sophisticated, they do offer a Sabbath mode, self-cleaning, temperature display, and timers.

GE is the only 24 inch self cleaning wall oven.

Comparison

If you are in the market for a gas wall oven, it is important to understand your intentions and what you are hoping to get from this fuel choice. The gas wall oven is a dying breed as steam has been introduced to electric wall ovens to achieve that beloved moist heat for some cooking applications.

While your options are very limited in the non-professional market for a gas wall oven, brands like American Range and Bluestar make excellent options.

Of the two, the pure convection and better build quality gives BlueStar the edge as the best gas wall oven.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve is the third-generation CEO of Yale and a lifelong Bostonian. He currently resides in Boston, one mile from where he was born. Despite being one of the worst goalies of all time, he is a huge hockey fan of college hockey and the Boston Bruins. The love of his life is his daughter Sophie.

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