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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every oven on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 6,980 ovens, 1,050 reviews and 3,030 prices. Last updated 19 September 2017.

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#1 Indesit FIMD 23

FIMD 23
A classic and top-value electric oven, with very low running costs and an enormous 100L total oven interior capacity
96
Reviews
8 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
86
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Running Costs
$691 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
100L
Electric
Dec 2012
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$1,057.43

#2 Siemens IQ700

IQ700
An spectacularly economical to run and critically acclaimed 45L capacity electric oven, with good features and a cheap price
90
Reviews
1 Review
84
Value for Money
Excellent
76
Features
Good Features
97
Running Costs
$426 / 10 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
45L
Electric
Feb 2017
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$104.00

#3 Indesit FIMD 23 BK S

FIMD 23 BK S
A massive total oven interior capacity and staggeringly cheap electric oven, with good features and very low running costs
96
Value for Money
Excellent
74
Features
Good Features
86
Running Costs
$531 / 10 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
110L
Electric
May 2015
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$269.95

#4 DeLonghi EO 241250M

EO 241250M
The best rated oven under $500, with alright running costs
95
Value for Money
Excellent
72
Features
Good Features
65
Running Costs
$1,257 / 10 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
24L
Electric
Oct 2016
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Focus Camera $269.95
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$99.88

#5 Avanti MKB42B

MKB42B
The top rated oven under $100
98
Value for Money
Excellent
71
Features
Good Features
72
Overall Score
Very Good
Electric
May 2013
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BrandsMart USA $99.88
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$685.87

#6 Neff E14M22N5

E14M22N5
An affordable and economical to run 66L capacity electric oven, with good features
91
Value for Money
Excellent
71
Features
Good Features
76
Running Costs
$586 / 10 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good
66L
Electric
Jun 2016
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$727.50

#7 Siemens iQ300

iQ300
A very economical to run and cheap 66L capacity electric oven, with good features
89
Value for Money
Excellent
71
Features
Good Features
84
Running Costs
$552 / 10 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good
66L
Electric
Aug 2016
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#8 Hamilton Beach 31105

31105
An astoundingly cheap and good spec electric oven
97
Value for Money
Excellent
72
Features
Good Features
72
Overall Score
Very Good
Electric
Jul 2014
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Overstock $84.99
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$744.15

#9 Neff E15M42N5

E15M42N5
An economical to run and bargain price 66L capacity electric oven, with good features
87
Value for Money
Excellent
70
Features
Good Features
75
Running Costs
$586 / 10 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good
66L
Electric
Jun 2016
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$377.00

#10 Breville the Smart Oven Pro

the Smart Oven Pro
A low cost and good spec oven, with a recent release date
92
Value for Money
Excellent
69
Features
Good Features
69
Overall Score
Good
Aug 2017
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Oven Buying Guide

Not all ovens were created equal, and the types of oven available cater for different needs and budgets. The main differences between ovens are their capacity and energy source.

To find the right oven it is important to identify which features are important to you. If you bake on a daily basis, having an oven that is fairly large while being energy efficient is the best way to make your baking easier and save money on the long run. For a more casual cook who uses the oven once a week, energy efficiency and capacity are not top priorities. A simpler oven that doesn't cost you a lot will do the job just fine – no need for the latest deluxe double oven with 8 cooking modes.

One of the first considerations when buying an oven is its dimensions and energy source. Most ovens are 600mm wide and will fit most kitchens. If you are looking for a larger capacity oven or a freestanding oven it is important to measure the available space in our kitchen to ensure there are no surprises when your new oven arrives.

If there is a gas supply in our kitchen you will be able to consider a gas oven. Electrical ovens are slightly easier to install but might also be more expensive to run. Always check the energy rating when comparing ovens. The installation of gas and electric ovens should always be carried out by appropriately trained and licensed engineers.

Oven Capacity

Before looking at the technical aspects of your future oven, choosing between a single or double oven is one of the first decisions to make.

Single Ovens

For the average home user who requires no more than two trays to be used at the same time, a single oven should be sufficient, even for frequent users. There is a huge range of single ovens available in different finishes and with distinct features. The high level of competition between manufacturers means single ovens offer great value for money and are available at very reasonable prices.

Double Ovens

A double oven allows for more flexibility as you can cook and bake at two different temperatures in parallel. This is great to prepare a large meal and set each oven and timer separately. You can grill a main course in one oven and bake a cake in the other, which significantly speeds things up compared to a single oven. The drawbacks of double ovens are a higher price tag, the requirement for a bigger space and a smaller number of models to choose from.

Space Saving Ovens

There are space-saving options for both single and double ovens. This might be a great choice if there just isn’t enough space in your kitchen to fit a full size oven or you need a double oven but only have a standard-sized space available.

Compact Ovens

A single compact oven is usually the same size as a microwave and most feature a grill as well. These small ovens are great if you are tight on space but their capacity might be a problem depending on the types of food you want to cook.

Double Built-under Ovens

If you have space to fit a single oven but need tow separate ovens, a built-under double oven might be a good choice. You get the flexibility of a double oven without losing much space (they are usually only 10-12cm taller than an average single oven). Because two ovens have to fit into the space of a single oven, the capacity of the individual ovens is limited and you will have to weigh up the benefits of having two ovens versus a larger single oven.

Oven Types

One of the key criteria when choosing an oven is decide between an electric or gas oven. Most ovens are electric as these can be installed in almost every kitchen. Gas ovens require a natural gas supply in your property, which is not always available. When faced with the choice, both electric and gas ovens have their advantages and disadvantages.

Electric Ovens

An electric oven has much more accurate temperature control thanks to its electronic thermostat, and spreads the heat evenly throughout the cooking area. This effect is even more pronounced in fan-assisted models. In addition, the dry heat an electric oven produces prevents the build-up of rust. Purchasing costs of electric ovens are usually lower than gas ones, and there is a much wider variety to choose from. On the downside, electric ovens take longer to heat up and have slightly higher operating costs.

Gas Ovens

While there is less variety in gas ovens compared to electric ones nowadays, they have some distinct advantages. Gas ovens have lower operating costs. If you use the oven a lot, these will offset the higher acquisition costs in the long run. Gas ovens heat up and cool down faster than their electric counterparts, which is great if you don't have time to wait for an electric oven to cool down before cleaning. Gas ovens add humidity to the air inside the oven, which prevents foods from becoming dry and brittle before reaching their ideal cooking point. Temperature control and heat distribution are usually less accurate in gas ovens, however, modern gas ovens come with electronic thermostats that regulate the temperature more accurately and fans help to spread the heat evenly throughout.

Oven Features

After deciding on the capacity and type, selecting an oven with the right features ensures you will be happy with your choice for many years to come. Modern ovens provide a variety of features that make cooking and cleaning easier.

Fan Ovens ensure the heat is distributed as evenly as possible inside the oven so food cooks at the same speed on all sides. Fan assisted electric ovens also heat up quicker and can shorten cooking times.

Automatic Cooking Programs make cooking super-simple by setting the temperature and time to cook a dish.

Programmable Timers allow you to simply set the start time, duration temperature and heat sources and the oven will switch on and cook your meal before switching off again. This is great when you have other things to do but want to make sure your meal will be ready at exactly the right time.

Pyrolytic Self-cleaning is the most convenient way to keep your oven clean. During the cleaning cycle, the oven will heat up to 480C which burns off any deposits and reduces them to a thin layer of ash which can then simply be wiped away.

Most ovens today are Multi-function Ovens and allow you to cook with a number of heat sources, either independently or in combination. When using fan-assisted mode to cook a meal you can also use the grill to make sure it is crispy on top.

Oven Retailers, Prices and Features

Oven Prices

In total we found 33 ovens ranging from $84 to $4,999. A new oven costs on average $1,928 and 80% of ovens are priced between $105 and $3,899. The Hamilton Beach 31105 is the cheapest oven at only $85, and Miele DGC 6865 is the most expensive at $4,999.

Oven Brands - Price Range

Miele ovens start at $1,599 and the most expensive Miele oven costs $4,999. The average price of Miele ovens is $3,356 which is the highest average price of all oven brands.

The average price of Bertazzoni ovens is $3,199 which is the second highest average price of all oven brands. Bertazzoni ovens start at $3,199 and the most expensive Bertazzoni oven costs $3,199.

The %8highest average oven price out of all brands is Smeg ovens with an average price of $1,599. Smeg ovens start at $1,499 and the most expensive Smeg oven costs $1,699.

Oven Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 22 expert reviews and 485 user reviews for ovens and used this data to calculate the average rating for each brand of oven. Siemens is the top rated oven brand with an average rating of 96%. Miele is the second best brand with 91% and Fisher & Paykel is the third best brand with 89%.

Biggest Oven Retailers

We found 18 current offers for ovens from Appliances Connection making it the biggest oven retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 10 current offers for ovens. The third biggest retailer is Amazon US with 6 current oven offers.

When Are Most New Ovens Released?

Most new ovens tend to be released between December and February. If you wait until December 2017 then you might be able to get better features on your oven. Also the price of the current ovens may drop off just before the latest models are released in December. Last year most new ovens were released in February, with 139 new ovens released that month. In December 2015 206 new ovens were released making it the biggest month that year for new oven releases. July was the biggest month in 2014 for new ovens, with 303 new ovens released that month.

How Fast Do Oven Prices Drop After Release?

New ovens drop in price by an average of 4% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical oven costing $1,928 you could save on average $81 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Total Oven Interior Capacities

The interior capacity of an oven is the total space inside all of the oven compartments measured in litres.

Across the range of ovens, the total oven interior capacities range from 10L to 135L. The total oven interior capacities of most ovens range from 66L to 77L. The BertazzoniF30 PRO XT has the biggest total oven interior capacity. This oven is a 116L capacity oven and currently retails for $3,199.00. The BertazzoniF30 PRO XT, which is available at $269.95, has the smallest total oven interior capacity and is a 24L capacity oven.

A bigger oven capacity will allow more food to be cooked and will allow larger items such as turkeys to fit inside the oven.

Oven Types

Most modern ovens run on electricity, but some ovens do use gas as their fuel source.

We found 1,970 ovens that are electric ovens, which makes electric the most frequently found oven type amongst new ovens. We found 55 ovens that are gas ovens, making this the second most frequently found oven type amongst new ovens.

Colours

The most frequently found colour amongst new ovens is Stainless steel. We found 1,449 ovens that are ovens that have a Stainless steel coloured. We found 966 ovens that are ovens that have a Black coloured, making this the second most frequently found colour amongst new ovens.

Energy Efficiency of Ovens

The energy efficiency class is a measure of the efficiency of the oven ranked using the European Union standard energy efficiency scale. G is the worst rating and A is the best rating. It is possible to have rating higher than A. These are marked with A+, A++ etc.

Amongst new ovens, the most frequently found energy efficiency rating is A. We found 933 ovens that have an energy efficiency rating of A. The second most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new ovens is A+. We found 406 ovens that have an energy efficiency rating of A+.

A better energy efficiency rating means that the oven will cost less to run.

Biggest Oven Retailers

We found 18 current offers for ovens from Appliances Connection making it the biggest oven retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 10 current offers for ovens. The third biggest retailer is Amazon US with 6 current oven offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Ovens?

With the cheapest price on 16 ovens, Appliances Connection is most frequently the cheapest oven store.

Proportion of Ovens for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Appliances Connection most frequently has the cheapest oven prices (found to be cheapest for 88.9% of its ovens).

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