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Ovens Buying guide

Great for producing delicious roasts and baked treats, these devices are essential for cooking family meals, however, the breadth of models available can often make it challenging to find the right one for a home. Here, we explore the benefits of each type and explain all the planning considerations, so you know exactly what to look for when choosing your equipment.

What are the different types?

Double

Great for larger households, or for those who like to entertain, twin-cavity models increase cooking capacity, so multiple dishes can be prepared at the same time. They have two separate chambers, both of which can be set at different temperatures, and they can be fitted in tower units or beneath counters.

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Single

Offering one large cooking cavity, single models are a versatile option that can fit in a number of cupboard configurations. They are smaller than double versions, making them a sound choice for medium-sized families, couples, or those living solo, and are a practical choice for smaller spaces.

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Built-in

Designed to be installed into a tower cupboard, built-in versions increase accessibility by allowing the device to be positioned at eye level. This makes it easier to rotate heavy trays and there is less need for bending or stretching, making this a great option for multi-generational homes.

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Built-under

Built-under devices are fitted beneath a countertop, and are a practical choice for those who are tight on wall space or are working with a compact layout. They are usually installed below stoves, which makes it easier to transfer food from pan to tray, and ensures cooking devices are kept in one place.

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What colours are available?

What to consider during planning?

Fairford Dark Green Oven Detail

Capacity

Measured in litres, the capacity is determined by your household size, or whether you are a keen cook. Our collection has capacities ranging from 69L, which can fit a 10.6kg turkey for bigger families, to a compact 45L option that is great for couples, or cooking smaller birds of around 3.8kg.

Chelford Slate Grey Base Cabinet Run

Size

Like capacity, the size of your equipment will depend on how big or small your family is, and whether you make multiple dishes at the same time. Our single and double designs come in a 60cm width to fit into standard unit sizes. Remember to cater for a ventilation gap when planning to fit this device beneath a stove.

Neff Slide&Hide® Multi-Function Oven

Door opening

The right door opening will enable easier access, which is important when handling hot trays. Side-opening versions, that are being introduced to our collection, will reduce the need for bending down. A Neff Slide & Hide door is also a good option as the door slots under the device, so you can get closer to the cavity.

Greenwich White Smooth Oven Detail

Glazing

Allowing you to keep an eye on dinner, the glass keeps heat in and ensures the door is cool to touch – great for pyrolytic models which reach temperatures of 400-degrees Celcius. Look for extra-safe triple or quadruple glazed options in our Lamona collection, which come with a 5-year glass door guarantee for peace of mind.

Features to look out for

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