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Wall oven reviews

Last updated: 10 May 2016

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Our lab test results will tell you which ovens:

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  • are best at roasting, grilling, multi-shelf cooking and low-temperature cooking
  • are easiest to use
  • are easiest to clean (including which ones come with self-cleaning functions).

Our interactive comparison tool will tell you the real internal dimensions of the ovens, not just what's on the box; lay out their features such as pyrolytic and catalytic cleaning, smokeless grill trays, telescopic runners and steam cooking; and run the numbers to show you how much each model will cost to run. And our Recommended list will help you see quickly which models come out on top.

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Our home economist cooks a range of meals to test the oven's ability to perform over a range of temperatures, times and functions. The performance score accounts for 60% of the overall score.

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Roast chicken score
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We roast a chicken to assess baking a non-uniform food at moderate to high temperature over a long period while retaining moisture and crisping the skin.

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Our home economist checks how easy the controls are to use, the clarity of the labels, using the grill and oven shelves, and cleaning the inside and outside of the oven. The ease of use score accounts for 40% of the overall score.

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Catalytic liners
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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.

Pyrolytic function
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True self-cleaning ovens are pyrolytic. Set on the cleaning mode, the oven locks itself and heats up to around 500°C, converting food residues into ash, which you wipe away when it cools.

Steam function
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Injects bursts of steam during cooking.

Telescopic runners

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