A freestanding oven is a combination of oven and cooktop. We lab test and review dual fuel ranges and fully electric ovens to help you decide which brand and model is right for you.
If you do a lot of entertaining or have a large family to cook for, a 90cm model will be a good option, but if you have less space to play with or just don't need such a big oven and cooktop, then a 60cm model may be a better choice.
Our lab results will tell you which freestanding ovens:
We also note important features such as grills, child locks, internal and external dimensions and construction materials.
Some models shown in this review are from previous tests and are no longer available in stores. We've kept these test results available for people who may be shopping for a second hand oven. To view discontinued models, select 'Discontinued' under the 'Related products' criteria.
List of brands we tested in this review.
This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price at the time of purchase.
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We recommend 60cm freestanding ovens that score at least 80% overall and 90cm freestanding ovens that score at least 80% overall.
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Dual fuel models have an electric oven and gas cooktop. Electric models have an electric oven and electric (ceramic, induction or solid hotplate) cooktop.
The cooktop can be gas, ceramic, induction or solid hotplate.
Oven width measured in centimeters (cm).
Based on using the oven at 170°C for one hour, three times per week for 10 years at 30c/kWh. Where available, the fan-forced function is used to calculate; if not, the fan-assist is used.
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Multi-shelf cooking (scones), low temperature cooking (meringues), roasting (a whole chicken), base cooking (pizza) and grilling (toast).
We assess how well the cooktops can cook a white sauce (and melt chocolate for electric cooktops) on low heat setting, their control responsiveness and turn-town ability by cooking rice using the absorption method, and their high heat setting with a vegetable and beef stir fry.
Each oven is assessed by comparing the ease of use of the controls, their location, clarity of the labels, using and cleaning the grill as well as the interior and exterior surfaces of the oven.
We roast a whole chicken to assess baking performance on a non-uniform food at a moderate to high temperature over a long period, while retaining moisture and crisping the skin.
A freshly prepared pizza is cooked at a very high temperature for a short period to assess the ability to crisp and brown the base and evenly cook the toppings.
Meringues are baked to assess cooking ability at a low temperature for a long period.
Toast is made under the grill to assess the grill area for how quickly it toasts bread and how evenly the heat is distributed.
We make a white sauce to test the cooktop's ability to work on the low heat setting.
For electric cooktops we also melt chocolate to assess how well the cooktop works on the low heat setting. This test is not conducted on gas cooktops.
Often referred to as 'self-cleaning' surfaces, catalytic liners work by absorbing fat splatters. You need to regularly heat the oven to 250°C for an hour to burn off the splatters and wipe them with a damp cloth when cool.
Models that have bottom plus fan mode, bottom plus fan-forced mode, or a specific pizza mode.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Measured internal volume is calculated from measurements of the deepest tray or shelf in the lowest position to the grill element, side wall to side wall, and the rear wall to the door.