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Oven reviews

We've put 66 electric ovens through their paces in our test kitchen including models from Miele, Westinghouse and Electrolux.
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01.Introduction

oven reviews

We have test results for 66 electric ovens, priced from $629 to $4599. 

Through our rigorous testing, we reveal which ovens perform the best. Use this report to:

  • find out the ovens we recommend
  • check the performance of ovens from big brands such as Miele, Westinghouse, Electrolux and Fisher & Paykel
  • check which ovens perform the best at roasting, grilling, multi-shelf cooking and low-temperature cooking.
  • find which ovens are the easiest to use.

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For more information on Ovens, see Kitchen.

Video: What to look for - Ovens

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Thinking of buying a new oven? Fiona Mair shows you what to look for.

A kitchen essential, and a purchase you'll want to get right the first time, yournew oven should not only cook all your dishes to perfection, but also be easy to use and clean. It should be reliable and able to last through endless hours of food preparation. Find one that ticks these boxes and you'll be a happy customer.

CHOICE tests ovens from a range of price points. The more expensive models are usually multi-function with self-cleaning features. The cheaper models often lack some of the functions that multi-function ovens offer, such as fan assist and top and bottom elements, and don't have pyrolytic cleaning. 

Brands and models tested

60cm-wide ovens
  • AEG-Electrolux B5741-5-M (A)
  • Ariston OS99DPIX
  • Belling BI60MFS
  • Bellissimo TB60FSS-3 (A)
  • Baumatic BO6FS (A)
  • Baumatic BO67MS (A)
  • Blanco OE606X (A)
  • Blanco BOSE6APX (A)
  • Bosch HBA63B450A (A)
  • Bosch HBA63B250A
  • Bosch HBA73B550A (A)
  • Bosch HBA63S451A
  • Bosch HBG73S550A
  • Bosch HBG43S450A #
  • Chef EOC627W (The results also apply to the Chef EOC627S. It's technically similar, the only difference is it has a stainless steel exterior)
  • Chef EOC647S
  • DeLonghi DE60PYROS (A)
  • DeLonghi DE60MPS (A)
  • DeLonghi DE60MS (A)
  • DeLonghi DE608M #
  • Electrolux EOEE62CS (A)
  • Electrolux EOEM61CS (A)
  • Electrolux EPEE63CS (A)
  • Electrolux EVE611SA #
  • Electrolux EVEP613SA #
  • Euro Appliances EBC46S (A)
  • Euromaid 7 Multifunction fan forced BS8
  • Euromaid 8 Multifunction Oven MS8
  • Fisher & Paykel OB 60SCEX3 (A)
  • Fisher & Paykel OB60SCMX3 (A)
  • Fisher & Paykel OB60S9DEP (A)
  • Fisher & Paykel OB 60S9DECPX1 (A)
  • Fisher & Paykel OB60SL9DEX1 #
  • IKEA Nutid OV9 #
  • Miele H 2661 B Clean Steel #
  • Miele H 4412BP (A)
  • Miele H 4810 B (A)
  • Miele H 5240 B 
  • Miele H 5241 B (A)
  • Miele H 5241 BP (A)
  • Miele H4402B (A)
  • Miele H6461BP #
  • Neff B46W74NOGB (A)
  • Omega OO 612XN (A)
  • Omega OO6A1X
  • Omega OO651XN (A)
  • Omega OO651XR (A)
  • Omega OO687X #
  • Samsung BF1N4T015
  • Siemens HB43AU550A (A)
  • Smeg SAP109M-8 (A)
  • Smeg SA 304X8 (A)
  • Smeg SAP 306X-9 (A)
  • Smeg SAP 399X-8 (A)
  • St George 8500200PS 
  • Westinghouse POR663S
  • Westinghouse POR667S
  • Westinghouse POR668S
  • Westinghouse POR783S #
  • Westinghouse POR881S
  • Westinghouse POR883S
  • Whirlpool AKPM759/IX
  • Whirlpool AKZM654/IX
90cm-wide ovens
  • Blanco BOSE902X (A)
  • Delonghi DE91MPS (A)
  • Omega OO971XN

# Newly tested models.
(A) Discontinued models.

How we test

To compare the ovens’ performance, our home economist Fiona Mair cooks a range of meals, including chicken, pizza, toast, scones and meringues. She tests the ovens’ ability to perform over a range of temperatures, times and functions.

Cooking performance
  • Multi-shelf cooking - scones are baked over two shelves to test how evenly the ovens perform at a high temperature over a short time.
  • Low temperature - Meringues are baked to assess cooking ability at a low temperature for a long period.
  • Roasting – Fiona roasts a whole chicken to assess baking a non-uniform food at a moderate to high temperature over a long period, while retaining moisture and crisping the skin.
  • Base cooking - Fiona cooks a freshly prepared pizza at a very high temperature for a short period to assess the ability to crisp and brown the base and evenly cook the toppings.
  • Grilling - Fiona toasts bread to assess the grill area for how quickly it toasts the bread and how evenly the heat is distributed.
Ease of use 

Ease of use is based on how easy the controls are to use, the clarity of the control labeling, and using and cleaning the grill and the oven.

Reliability

For reliability information on the oven brands from this test, check out the latest results from our appliance reliability survey.

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