There's a lot that goes into choosing a wall oven for your home. Many people choose to stick to American made brands, as they are high-quality and robust, and they can be easier to maintain than their foreign-made counterparts. However, even only looking at American brands, there are a lot of wall ovens available. That’s why the experts at Appliances Connection have compiled a list of the three best American made wall oven brands of 2021.
For sheer number of models available, it's hard to beat Viking as one of the best American made wall oven brands. They have a lot of sleek, spacious models available as well. Many models in the 7 Series have multiple-element baking and a huge choice of oven modes (including convection broiling and TruConvec™ Convection Cook). Some of their double wall ovens feature a Gourmet-Glo™ Glass Enclosed Infrared Broiler and concealed 10-pass baking elements. Also look for TruGlide™ Full Extension Racks that easily slide out for added safety and heavy-duty CoolLit™ LED knobs. For even higher-end ovens, look at the Virtuoso Series, which features fully porcelainized cooking surfaces as well as a state-of-the-art full color touch interface. Many Viking wall ovens include temperature probes that automatically shut the oven off when cooking has finished. Even on models in the more budget-friendly 3 Series, look for ovens that have hidden baking elements, making cleaning a cinch, and meat probes that tailor your cooking to exactly what you have in the oven.
GE has a reputation for bringing high-tech innovations to the ordinary domestic kitchen, and their wall ovens certainly are among the best American made wall oven brands available on the market. They have the highest variety of smart ovens among the brands on this list, and GE smart ovens can not only be controlled on your smartphone, but can also be integrated with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT, and Nest technology. Look for no-preheat air frying, especially in the GE Profile Advantium series, and true European convection. Many of these ovens include speed oven functions that can supplement or even replace your microwave. GE's devotion to quality-of-life improvements extends even to the small details such as heavy duty Never-Scrub roller racks and glass touch controls that add a whole new dimension of customization to your cooking.
Frigidaire creates a lot of robust yet budget-friendly appliances, all of which are made in America and provide a sleek, modern aesthetic in your kitchen. Many of their appliances are made with Smudge-Proof® Stainless Steel that resists fingerprints and needs only light cleaning to restore its original shine. In the Gallery Series, look out for the Effortless™ Temperature Probe that alerts you when your meat is done cooking and turns the oven to keep-warm mode to prevent burning. Many Frigidaire ovens also have Ready-Select® Controls that allow you to change settings with the touch of a button. Also look for ovens with the Quick Preheat function that preheats your oven in just a few minutes, delivering your finished food faster than ovens without the technology. A lot of Frigidaire ovens come with air fryers as well. Keep an eye out for ovens with steam clean technology and Hidden Bake elements that make cleaning even easier.
Which is the best wall oven to buy?
All of the brands featured in this post – Viking, GE, and Frigidaire – make high-quality appliances and do it completely within the United States.
Does a wall oven need a vent?
Electric wall ovens such as the ones featured in this post do not need to be vented outside; they are fully self-contained and vent to the front rather than outdoors.