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The interior of a JennAir Wall Oven.

Types of Wall Ovens & How to Choose Between Them

Common wall oven configurations include single wall ovens, double wall ovens, and microwave combo wall ovens, while additional options are present in steam ovens, and even ovens paired with a convection microwave. Popular pairings for built-in wall ovens include warming drawers and high-end wall oven-microwave combos, like luxury microwave drawers.

 

Whether you’re a keen baker or prefer a sleeker look in your home, a high-end wall oven can transform your kitchen and use space efficiently. If you’re considering adding one to your kitchen, we’re here to help you discover the different types, features, makes and models available to you.

The Daring Obsidian Interior of a JennAir Wall Oven. The Daring Obsidian Interior of a JennAir Wall Oven.

WHAT IS A WALL OVEN?

A wall oven is an independent appliance that can be built into your wall or between cabinetry and placed separately from your cooktop. Wall ovens allow you to take advantage of more counter space in your kitchen and can be installed at a multitude of heights for additional convenience while cooking.

The Different Types of Wall Ovens

When selecting the right high-end wall oven for your kitchen, it’s essential to know the different types available to you. Available models vary based on the number of ovens, additional cooking capabilities featured, and smart capabilities.

An icon of a single wall oven.

1. Single Wall Ovens

Single wall ovens are independent appliances that have a single oven cavity which means they can be seamlessly integrated into the layout of your kitchen. Single wall ovens can be installed in walls, under countertops and even in kitchen islands based on your cooking needs and preferences.

An icon of a double wall oven.

2. Double Wall Ovens

Double wall ovens provide double the capacity of a single wall oven. Double ovens offer enhanced cooking versatility as they allow you to cook multiple dishes simultaneously at different temperatures. Double ovens simplify dinner prep by allowing you to roast a full chicken in the bottom cavity while baking a side dish in the top to prepare all courses simultaneously.

An icon of a microwave combination wall oven.

3. Microwave Combination Wall Ovens

Microwave combination wall ovens are very convenient for preparing multi-course meals. This appliance combines a microwave with a wall oven in a single appliance to provide a streamlined way of cooking and saves you ample counter space in the kitchen.

An icon of a steam wall oven.

4. Steam Wall Ovens

Rather than using hot air for cooking your food, a steam oven uses hot steam. This can be an elevated appliance in your home, as it often optimally cooks certain foods compared to other cooking methods, like steamed vegetables. A steam oven will also cook foods without the use of oils or added fats and better retain the taste and texture of your food.

An icon of a convection wall oven.

5. Convection Wall Ovens

A convection wall oven will use a fan to cook food. This method of cooking blows the air directly onto the foods, wrapping them in heat. This type of oven will also sometimes cook food faster and also have lower temperature cycles, such as proof, keep warm and convection slow roast.

 

Some opt for adding a double convection wall oven in their kitchen versus a single convection wall oven, as it allows them to up their cooking capabilities by rapidly heating different ingredients at the same time. 

 

However, a double convection wall oven is not to be confused with a dual-fan convection wall oven. Dual-fan convection wall ovens will double the heat circulation with two fans inside the oven. You can find dual-fan convection ovens in single, double, and combination oven models.

An icon of a smart wall oven.

6. Smart Wall Ovens

As technology advances, so do the appliances available in our homes. A smart oven will have the capability to connect to your WiFi and use your Bluetooth connection so you can control the appliance from your smartphone or tablet.* Smart ovens also can connect your smart devices like Alexa or Google Assistant, so you can use the voice-activated controls on your oven.**

 

These advanced appliances allow you to set your oven to preheat while you’re on your way home or turn on the appliance while you’re in another room. The oven will also send notifications to your smartphone or tablet.

 

*Appliance must be set to remote enable. WiFi & App required. Features subject to change. For details and privacy info, visit jennair.com/connect.
**WiFi & App required. Features subject to change. For details and privacy info, visit jennair.com/connect.

SINGLE VS. DOUBLE VS. COMBINATION WALL OVENS

If you are unsure if one or two wall ovens are suitable for your home, there are many things to consider before deciding on your ideal amount. While a high-end single wall oven uses less space, two stacked wall ovens allow you to cook more simultaneously. A high-end double wall oven can be highly beneficial for those who like to entertain often or cook multiple dishes simultaneously. 

You can also choose ovens with different heating modes if you opt for a double wall oven in your kitchen. Many select a microwave oven above a full-sized convection oven. These combination ovens offer versatility to your kitchen, as well as various cooking modes. 

Though a double-wall oven will provide you with more space, it will also double the cost as you are paying for double the cooking capacity. In comparison, a single-wall oven is a more cost-effective option. You will also need more space to install luxury double wall ovens versus a single wall oven.

What Makes a Wall Oven High-End?

A high-end wall oven boasts premium design with flush installation, touch screen controls, and bold color options. It features refined details, smooth metal handles, and concealed elements. Constructed with stainless steel or modern glass exteriors, it offers glide racks for effortless cooking. Electric models ensure even cooking and easy cleaning, while gas options provide moisture for perfect results.

There are many different features and functions to look for when shopping for a high-end wall oven. Capabilities like smart technology and integration may be ideal for someone who is always on the go. A luxury wall oven will operate more effectively and will often be quieter than lower-end models. Discover the different features that set a high-end wall oven apart from the rest:

 Cookware inside an open JennAir Wall Oven.  Cookware inside an open JennAir Wall Oven.
  • Smart Technology & Integration
  • Guided Cooking 

  • Smooth Glide Racks

  • Smooth Door Close

  • Bright LED Lighting

  • No Preheat Baking

  • Closed Door Broiling

  • Preset Cooking Modes 

  • Control Locks

  • Self-Cleaning

Salmon, asparagus and other vegetables cooking in a JennAir Wall Oven. Salmon, asparagus and other vegetables cooking in a JennAir Wall Oven.

What to Look for in a High-End Wall Oven

A high-end wall oven will offer different features, sizes and models to make efficient use of your space. Prior to upgrading to a luxury wall oven, you’ll want to consider the space you have available and how you want your appliance to perform.

SIZE & CAPACITY

The standard sizes of a wall oven will be 24-, 27-, or 30-inches wide. The depth and height of the oven may vary across oven brands. The depth and height of your oven would change should you opt for a double wall oven or a combination wall oven. Most of the standard wall oven configurations have commercially available cabinets. The wider 30-inch wall oven will provide you with more space to cook various dishes simultaneously within the wall oven. 

When purchasing your high-end wall oven, it is best to see your manufacturer's installation instructions.

PREMIUM DESIGN & FINISH

High-end wall ovens offer premium design features to help enhance the look and feel of your kitchen. Unique finish options such as stainless steel or a modern black glass exterior, stainless steel interior coating, metal handles and flush-to-cabinet installation are just some of the design features you can find in high-end wall ovens.

Oven Safety FEATURES

A high-end wall oven will come equipped with various safety features to ensure your oven is only used when you intend to. A control lock will allow you to prevent the use of your oven by locking the buttons so it cannot turn on. This is helpful when cleaning the controls or wiping down the oven's exterior.

The different smart tools give you real-time notifications and control of your appliance so that you can monitor its use from your smartphone.* 

*Appliance must be set to remote enable. WiFi & App required. Features subject to change. For details and privacy info, visit jennair.com/connect.

The Connected Temperature Probe placed in a roasting turkey withinin a JennAir Wall Oven. The Connected Temperature Probe placed in a roasting turkey withinin a JennAir Wall Oven.

High-End Wall Oven FAQs

DOES A WALL OVEN NEED A VENT?

Most modern wall ovens release air through vents that are built into the appliance. These vents are typically located at the bottom of the oven frame to help create a sleek appearance in the kitchen. Avoid blocking these vents while cooking to ensure the oven is able to release hot air properly. 

How Long Do Wall Ovens Typically Last?

Wall ovens tend to be extremely reliable appliances that can last for many years if properly maintained. While oven lifespans may vary based on the model and brand, most wall ovens can last for longer than a decade if they receive proper maintenance and care.

Is a high-end oven worth it?

Absolutely. A high-end wall oven can completely transform your kitchen to make it a more efficient use of your space or fit your cooking style. Wall ovens allow for different kitchen layouts than ranges, since the kitchen's cooktop is entirely separate.

WHAT IS THE COST OF A HIGH-END WALL OVEN?

A high-end wall oven can range from $2,800 to $12,000, offering unique finishes using premium materials like stainless steel and flush installation options that achieve a seamless look, high-end wall ovens give you the opportunity to enhance your overall kitchen design and feel thanks to their customization abilities.

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