With the arrival of new technologies, bold designs, slick and intuitive user interfaces, and smart capabilities, there's never been a better time to upgrade your kitchen with a modern wall oven. This appliance is designed for built-in convenience and to offer a sleek, streamlined look to your kitchen. And, the best ADA compliant wall ovens take it a step further, making it easier and safer for persons with disabilities to use this appliance. If that's what you're in the market for, here are the top three options for you to consider:
Pro-style wall ovens are built to last and with aesthetics in mind, not to mention, they deliver restaurant-quality performance. And this 30-in. Thermador electric wall oven from the Professional Series is proof of that. For starters, its True European Convection baffle system allows efficient heat distribution throughout the oven, so foods are cooked more evenly. It also offers multiple heating modes, including a steam convection mode that allows for healthy cooking without adding unhealthy fats and oils while retaining valuable vitamins and nutrients. With a 2.8 cu. ft. capacity and three telescopic racks, you'll have enough space to cook multiple dishes at once with no flavor transfer. The Thermador PODS301W is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing you to control, monitor, and program custom settings via the Home Connect™ app on your smartphone.
This 30-in. built-in electric oven from Fisher & Paykel's Contemporary Series is designed to match any modern kitchen thanks to its stainless steel finish and premium handle styling. It uses AeroTech™ technology, which ensures even heat circulation and is ideal for multi-shelf cooking. It also has nine functions with pre-set temperatures, including bake, broil, Aero™ Bake, Aero™ Broil, Aero™ Pastry, etc., to ensure every dish is cooked to perfection. With a 4.1 cu. ft. capacity, it's one of the largest built-in ovens on the market, allowing you to fit a family roast, a large casserole dish, or cook multiple dishes at once. Once you're done cooking, set the self-cleaning function to break down residue into light ash that you can easily wipe with a damp cloth –no more scrubbing and using harsh chemicals.
With edge-to-edge handles, hand-finished edges, a French door design, and polished stainless steel, this 30-in. Monogram electric oven from the Statement Series is as functional as it is beautiful. As one of the best ADA compliant wall ovens, it has LCD controls at the front that allow you to adjust oven settings with little effort. It's also Wi-Fi enabled, allowing you to control an array of oven functions via your smartphone. As if that wasn't enough, the scan-to-cook technology ensures packaged foods are prepared to perfection by simply scanning their barcodes. This oven uses True European Convection with Direct Air to evenly distribute heated air throughout the oven for perfectly uniform baking and roasting. With a 5.0 cu. ft. capacity and three oven racks, there's more than enough space for cooking multiple dishes simultaneously.
How do I choose a good wall oven?
The first thing to consider is the type of wall oven: single wall ovens, double wall ovens that offer increased capacity for greater cooking flexibility, or a wall oven and microwave combo. Then you'll need to decide what features are important to you. Pricier models will feature brighter interior lighting for illumination, temperature probes that alert you when the roast is done, a self-cleaning function, convection cooking, etc.
What is an ADA compliant wall oven?
It must meet a few requirements, starting with having controls on the front panels, which could be located on either side of the door. The placement/mounting of the oven also determines whether or not the end result is ADA compliant as it has a huge impact on overall accessibility and ease of use. Though it's not an ADA requirement, a side-opening door makes the wall oven much easier to use than the typical pull-down door.
Does a wall oven need ventilation?
These appliances used to vent to the outside, but not anymore. Single and double wall ovens now have a vent below the door that helps to keep electronics cooler, provide a better door seal at the top, and improve appearance. Some brands even have a filter on their vent to help with flavor transfer and prevent food smells from entering the room.