I remember when it was easy to buy an oven. You had a choice of 24”, 27” or 30” sizes (it’s almost all 30” now). The big feature in the 1980’s was convection then later both ovens were convection.
Wolf, however, changed cooking by redesigning the convection system to twin convection, most brands followed.
Since then, wall ovens have changed with intuitive interfaces and now Wi-Fi connectivity.
We will look at wall ovens in general, Jenn-Air as a company and their new product.
Wall Ovens 2000-Present
After Wolf’s redesign, the next big introduction was controls or the ability for the oven to calculate the time and temperature of the food by itself.
KitchenAid and especially Miele with their MasterChef controls were the first. Almost all the other brands have developed similar controls.
Last year, Dacor introduced the first Wi-Fi enabled oven.
Now every other manufacturer is playing catch up.
Jenn-Air is the original high end American manufacturer. They were the first company with downdraft ventilation and convection. Unfortunately, they were bought by the now, defunct Maytag and languished for almost 15 years.
New owner, Whirlpool invested 300 million dollars to reinvigorate the company. Their two focus products were professional ranges and wall ovens.
Their Culinary Center is perhaps the best controls, because itcalibrates the perfect cooking time and exact temperature based on your inputs and preferences.
Take a look here:
Now they have added Wi-Fi capability. Let’s take a look.
Jenn Air 30" Double Wall Oven JJW3830D - $5,199
4.5 Cu. Ft. Oven Capacity (Each Oven)
Variable Temperature Closed-Door Broiling
No need to preheat option
CustomClean™ Self-Cleaning Oven with Adjustable Levels
2 interior lights
Extendable Roller Rack with Handle (Each Oven)
Auto Convection Conversion
French or English
Full color 7” display
V2 vertical dual-fan convection
Is This Worth Buying?
Half of me wants to say, you have lived well without it thus far. However, I love Nest (smart thermostat) and other remote apps.
This sets Jenn-Air apart from other brands and adds real functionality, because we are now used to controlling products from our phone/remotely.
The Jenn-Air was successful before with the Cuisine Center, now with Wi-Fi capability, it is definitely worth a consideration.
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