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Electrolux vs JennAir Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

April 30th, 2013 | 2 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

Wall ovens have changed over the years, mainly in size but also in features. The standard size of a wall oven in the 1950s was 24 inches wide. In the 1970s, 24 inch became 27", and at present the wall oven is 30 inches wide. Those seemingly odd sizes are actually the standards of cabinets. Appliances are designed to fit inside.

Two of the more popular wall ovens are Jenn-Air and Electrolux. They are both really feature oriented and are similarly priced. Both are the premium names in very large companies. Let's see how they compare...


Electrolux started in Stockholm, Sweden in 1919. Their first product was a vacuum cleaner. They soon started producing other household appliances, and are now the second largest appliance manufacturer in the world. Over fifty percent of restaurants in Europe use their products. They also own many other companies such as Frigidaire, Eureka, Icon, and Molteni and have been on the technological forefront of cooking for almost 20 years with stainless steel and induction.


Jenn-Air is part of the Whirlpool Company which is the largest appliance manufacturer in the world. They own brands such as Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and Jenn-Air. The Jenn-Air brand was started in Indiana in 1947. Their primary focus was fans until 1967 when they developed the first self-vented cooktop. Maytag first bought Jenn-Air in 1985 and then both Jenn-Air and Maytag were purchased by Whirlpool. After the acquisition, Whirlpool invested 300 million dollars back into the brand, mostly in cooking. They also have some of the most aggressive package pricing on the market now.


electrolux 30 inch wall oven EW30EW55GS


jennair 30 inch wall oven JJW2430WS

Electrolux EW30EW55GS - $1999


  • Convection
  • Bake
  • Broil
  • Slow Cook
  • Dehydrate
  • Keep Warm
  • Proof
  • Convection Conversion
  • Perfect Turkey
  • Temperature Probe
  • Self-Clean
  • Cook Timer
  • Rapid Preheat
  • Convection Roast


  • 2,200-Watt Hidden Bake Element
  • 4,000-Watt 8-Pass Variable Broil Element
  • 2,500-Watt Convection Element
  • 3 Oven Racks (two roller)
  • 20 amp circuit
  • 4.5 cubic feet Oven Capacity

Jenn-Air JJW2430WS - $2499


  • Convection
  • Bake
  • Broil
  • Convection Conversion
  • Convect Bake (Rapid Preheat)
  • Convect Roast
  • Convect Broil
  • Convect Slow Roast
  • Convect Frozen Pizza
  • Temperature Probe
  • Convect Pastry
  • Rapid Proof
  • Keep Warm
  • Cook Timer
  • Custom Clean
  • Delay Start


  • 2,800-Watt Bake Element
  • 3,600-Watt Broil Element
  • 3,400-Watt Convection Element
  • 3 Oven Racks (one roller)
  • 20 amp circuit
  • 4.5 cubic feet Capacity

Electrolux vs Jenn-Air Wall Ovens

As I said in the beginning, both are very similar. The size is the same. The broiling and baking capabilities are a bit different, but not in a significant way. The two main differences are rebates and functionality.

Electrolux will have sporatic rebates of 10% depending on the month, but Jenn-Air will offer a free $1,249 dishwasher with a purchase of this wall oven and a qualifying cooktop. Along with Thermador, this is currently the best rebate program in the appliance industry.

The functionality of the Electrolux is excellent with intuitive controls. The oven features a Perfect Turkey button for you guessed it, the perfect bird. Electrolux also offers a Proof setting for rising breads and a dehydrate mode for drying fruits and veggies. So the controls of Electrolux are far superior to pretty much most ovens like GE, Frigidaire, Bosch...except for Jenn-Air (and Miele).

The Jenn-Air is a LCD computer screen, which controls food type, mode as well as doneness. It truly is a pretty incredible system.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

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