As long as we have to eat, we'll be using ovens to cook our food. Wall ovens can be wonderful time-savers, but the number of options can be overwhelming if you don't know what you're looking for. This is especially true when looking at high-end brands. That's why the experts at Appliances Connection have compiled this list of the best high-end wall oven brands of 2021.
When it comes to precision German engineering and high-end features, it's hard to beat a wall oven by Miele. Whether you're looking for true European convection, a steam oven, a speed oven, or a traditional oven, Miele has you covered, making it one of the best high-end wall oven brands you can get. From TwinPower convection fans that heat your oven evenly and quickly to completely flat CleanGlass doors that are easy to wipe clean and use as shelves, the DirectSelect Series offers unparalleled control over your oven. Meanwhile, the M Touch Series includes features such as quantity-independent cooking and MasterChef automatic programs that allow you to customize every use of your oven based on what you put inside it. Many of Miele's ovens also include ComfortSwivel handles, halogen lighting, and PerfectClean stainless steel interiors that improve not only your cooking experience, but the quality of your food. Some of them utilize residual heat to save energy and prevent burning your meals. Another feature to look for in Miele's ovens is the MultiLingua interface that lets you operate them in up to 32 languages.
Thermador makes a huge number of the best high-end wall ovens you can buy. Most of them have smart technology that lets you control them using your smartphone on the Home Connect™ app or using your voice with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. You can even get notifications about the oven's operation and maintenance through the app. Their convection ovens utilize true European convection, and some of the ovens in the Professional Series have the option to use steam convection as well, preserving the juices in your food. Many ovens in the Masterpiece Series include features such as a rotisserie, allowing for even more cooking flexibility. Thermador's exclusive Speed Convection mode reduces cooking time by up to 30% compared to competitors, and some of their ovens feature third element convection that allows you to cook multiple items at the same time without worrying about flavor transfer. Meanwhile, nearly all of their ovens come with telescopic racks that slide out effortlessly, making it a breeze to insert and remove even the bulkiest food items. Many Thermador ovens also come with SoftClose® Hinges, preventing the door from slamming and damaging your oven (or your hands).
Fisher & Paykel
For people who want their appliances to have a seamless, clean appearance, Fisher & Paykel is an amazing brand of wall ovens. The Contemporary Series complements any modern kitchen, while the Professional Series brings professional-grade cooking into home kitchens. Look out for features such as touchscreen controls, halo illuminated dials that change color based on the phase of heating, and four-way convection. Many of the wall ovens offered by Fisher & Paykel include temperature probes that allow the oven to adjust its cooking to whatever food you put in them. Halogen lights offer clear visibility of your food as well as assistance with searing. You can also choose ovens with Aerotech™ technology that circulates air into every corner of the oven, eliminating cool spots and allowing for easy multi-shelf cooking.
Do wall ovens need a vent?
Because wall ovens are self-contained, they don't need to be connected to a vent or range hood.
Do chefs prefer gas or electric ovens?
Many chefs prefer gas ovens for their speed and consistency, and because they're easier to clean and maintain.
Why are wall ovens so much more expensive?
Wall ovens can present a high initial cost because they are generalized appliances; instead of doing just one function, they can be used to bake, fry, broil, and warm food. They're also precision equipment that is installed to sit flush with your wall, allowing for very flexible placement options all around your kitchen.