How to Buy a Replacement Double Wall Oven


If your double wall oven needs to be replaced, there are several things you need to know before buying a new wall oven.

  • Decide if you will be buying an electric wall oven or a gas wall oven. Many electric ovens are now running on 220 volts. If you do not currently have 220 running in the wall oven cabinet, you may not be able to put an electric oven in its place. Most electric wall ovens will need to be hard wired.

    If you have a gas line, replacing your old wall oven with a new gas wall oven should be easy enough assuming you have a professional installation of your wall oven.

  • Decide if you will be buying a convection double wall oven or a conventional double wall oven.

    Convection ovens will generally cost more than conventional ovens. Convection ovens have an interior fan that distribute the air throughout the oven for even heat distribution.

  • A glass door is a nice feature for a wall oven when baking because opening and closing the door will change the temperature of your oven, even if only momentarily. When it comes to baked goods, even and consistent heat is very important.

  • You will need to measure your cabinet. All cabinets should be about three inches wider than the actual wall oven. While some will work fine with only one inch, you may need that extra 2 inches of wiggle room.

    Be sure to take careful measurements of the wall oven opening in the cabinet.

  • Look at the new wall oven measurements before you buy. The actual wall oven measurements may not be what you expect. For example, a 27 inch wall oven will generally fit in a 30 inch cabinet. While the front of the wall oven may be very close to 27 inches, the back of the oven that slides into the cabinet may be about 24 inches. Many buyers of wall ovens make the mistake of buying a 30 inch wall cabinet for their 30 inch wall oven only to find that it doesn't fit the cabinet.

  • Remember, you should not attempt to install a wall oven unless you have experience doing so. Improperly installed wall ovens may be a fire hazard.

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