Through our rigorous testing, we reveal which ovens perform the best. Use this report to:
Video: What to look for - Ovens
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, your new 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
- Ariston OS99DPIX (A)
- Asko OP8611S
- Beko OIE22500XP
- Belling BI60MFS
- Blanco BOSE635AX
- Bosch HBA63B250A
- Bosch HBA63S451A
- Bosch HBG43S450A
- Bosch HBG73S550A
- Chef EOC627W (B)
- Chef EOC647S
- Delonghi DE608M
- Electrolux EVE611SA
- Electrolux EVEP613SA (A)
- Electrolux EVEP613SB
- Electrolux EVEP618BB (with steam function)
- Euromaid 7 Multifunction fan forced BS8 (A)
- Euromaid 8 Multifunction oven MS8 (A)
- Fisher & Paykel OB60SL9DEX1
- Ikea Nutid OV9 (A)
- Miele H 2661 B Clean Steel
- Miele H6461BP (with steam function - "moisture plus")
- Omega OO687X
- Omega OO6A1X
- Omega OO971XN
- Samsung BF1N4T015 (A)
- Smeg SFPA309X
- St George 8500200PS (A)
- Westinghouse POR663S
- Westinghouse POR667S
- Westinghouse POR668S
- Westinghouse POR783S
- Westinghouse POR881S
- Westinghouse POR883S
- Whirlpool AKPM759/IX (A)
- Whirlpool AKZM654/IX (A)
(A) Discontinued but may still be in some stores.
(B) This model is technically similar to the Chef EOC627S.
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.
- 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.
For reliability information on the oven brands from this test, check out the latest results from our appliance reliability survey.