Best Built-In Double Ovens (2020 UK)

Built-in oven

Built-in ovens are a good choice if you enjoy cooking at eye level and don’t want to have to bend down all the time.

Built-in ovens are designed to fit within a kitchen cabinet unit, unlike built-under ovens which go under the kitchen countertop. It’s easy to get confused about these two categories of oven and assume they are the same thing, but they are in fact different.

In this article, we’ll explain what you need to consider when choosing a built-in double oven and look at some of the best models on the market in the UK.

 

Best Built-In Double Ovens in UK

We’ve researched the market and picked out five of the best built-in double ovens available in the UK right now.

1. Zanussi ZOD35802XK Built In Double Oven

Zanussi ZOD35802XK Built In Double Oven

Capacity of cavities: 68L, 43L
Grill? Yes
Energy rating: A/A

This popular oven from Zanussi has a sleek-looking stainless-steel design with a digital timer and knobs that can be pushed in flush when they’re not in use.

The main oven has a fan which circulates air to keep the temperature the same throughout the oven, which makes it a good choice for baking.

The second oven cavity uses conventional convection heating and also features an electric grill.

There’s an electronic timer so you program how long you want to cook things for.

This oven has catalytic liners, which make it easy to clean.

This oven is neither the cheapest on the market nor the most expensive. It’s a good mid-priced option that offers a combination of quality and affordability. This oven was selected as a Which? Best Buy, and is a reliable product that most buyers are very satisfied with.

 

2. Beko BRDF21000X Built In Double Oven

Beko BRDF21000X Built In Double Oven

Capacity of cavities: 69 L, 36 L
Grill? Yes
Energy rating: A/A

This inexpensive oven from Beko could be a good choice if you’re on a tight budget. It’s a bit more basic than the Zanussi model reviewed above, but like the Zanussi model it offers a main fan oven and second convection oven with a built-in electric grill.

This oven has an enamel interior that doesn’t accumulate grease and is therefore easy to clean.

If you want an affordable no-frills oven, the Beko BRDF21000X is a good choice. It’s easy to use, looks smart and works well for everyday cooking. The main downside is the lack of a clock/timer, but this isn’t a problem if you normally time your cooking using a separate timer.

 

3. Bosch Serie 2 MBS133BR0B Built In Electric Double Oven

Capacity of cavities: 71L, 34L
Grill? Yes
Energy rating: A/B

Bosch’s Serie 2 stainless steel electric double oven will serve as the perfect addition to any kitchen. With two oven spaces available, it gives you all the freedom you need to create a variety of exotic dishes.

Keeping your oven pristine doesn’t require a lot of attention either thanks to the smooth ceramic Eco Clean interior, which softens food stains so that they can be easily wiped clean.

The innovative 3D Hot Air System allows heat to circulate evenly to ensure that your food is thoroughly cooked throughout. Although, when used for extended sessions the oven is prone to rattling, including during the lengthy cooldown period.

 

4. Cookology CDO900BK 90cm Black Glass Built-in Electric Double Oven

Capacity of cavities: 72L, 34L
Grill? Yes
Energy rating: A/A

Take the hard work out of mealtime with this black glass built in electric double oven from Cookology. An elegantly smooth surface combined with the exceptional performance offers great value for your money.

For a grand total of 106 litres spread out over 90cm in width, you’ve got plenty of room to fit roasties for the whole family!
Clearly labelled rotary controls make it incredibly simple to set temperatures, as well as a timer loud enough to be heard all the way from the bedroom!

Whilst this is a great product, options for installation are limited as it has no feet, so an oven housing is required for usage.

 

5. AEG DCE731110M Built-In Double Oven

Capacity of cavities: 61L, 39L
Grill? Yes
Energy rating: A

This oven uses a feature that AEG call ‘SurroundCook’, which helps cook food evenly in all parts of the oven.

The main cavity combines conventional cooking with fan-assisted hot air cooking. In the second cavity, there’s a handy electric grill.

This oven has a premium feel to it, with a stylish stainless-steel finish and sleek touch controls.

The best thing about this oven is that it offers you precise and reliable temperature control. The oven heats up quickly, and the touch controls are nice to use. The instructions manual isn’t always helpful, but thankfully it’s easy to figure out how the oven works on your own.

 

6. Bosch Serie 4 MBS533BS0B Built In Double Oven

Bosch Serie 4 MBS533BS0B Built In Double Oven

Capacity of cavities: 71L, 34L
Grill? Yes
Energy rating: A/B

The Bosch Serie 4 MBS533BS0B is the most expensive product on this list so far. It’s a classy and product that could be the ideal centrepiece for a high-end kitchen.

The main oven cavity is a ‘multifunctional’ oven, which gives you a choice of conventional cooking or fan-assisted cooking. The second cavity features a handy electric grill.

The two ovens have ceramic linings which means and food residues and grease will be burnt away as you cook, so only minimal cleaning is required.

Apart from the knobs and handles, which feel quite cheap, this is a high-quality oven that is very easy to use and cooks quickly. It also offers quite a good amount of space for a double oven, and the multifunctional main cavity is very versatile.

 

 

Things to Consider When Shopping for a Built-In Double Oven

Before you buy a built-in double oven, consider the following things.

Are you sure you want a built-in oven?

Make sure you’re not buying a built-in oven when you really want a built-under oven. A built-under oven fits under the kitchen worksurface, while a built-in model goes inside a space in your kitchen cabinet.

Do you have space?

A built-in oven will need to go into an oven housing unit in your kitchen cabinet. These ovens are designed to fit within a space that measures 90 cm high x 60 cm wide x 55 cm deep, so make sure you have room for one.

Is the main cavity big enough?

One downside of double ovens is that, while they offer two cooking cavities, neither of them is particularly large. Cavity sizes are given in litres, so you can compare them with the amount of space offered by single ovens.

If you want to cook turkeys and large roasts, a single oven might be a better choice as you will have more space. However, built-in double ovens are better than built-under ovens, as they are taller, which gives them more space.

 

Built-In Double Oven FAQs

Are built-in ovens a standard size?

Yes, although there are slight differences between models. Most built-in ovens measure roughly 89 cm high x 59.5 cm wide x 55 cm deep.

Are built-in ovens the same as built-under ovens?

No. Built-in ovens are designed to fit within an oven housing section of your kitchen cabinet unit, whereas built-under ovens are designed to fit below the kitchen countertop. This means that built-in ovens are used at roughly eye level, whereas built-under ovens require you to bend down to use them. They have roughly the same width and depth, but built-in ovens are taller.

Are built-in ovens hard-wired?

Most built-in ovens require hard wiring. In general, ovens rated over 3 kW or 13 amps need to be hard-wired, and most built-in ovens fit this description. Lower rated electric ovens can be used with a standard plug.

Do built-in ovens have legs/feet?

No, built-under ovens often come with legs/feet, but built-in ovens generally do not.

Can built-in ovens be built under?

Built-in ovens are taller than built-under ovens (about 89 cm tall rather than 70-75 cm tall). This means that they normally won’t fit under a kitchen countertop, so you can’t use them as built-under ovens.

 

Conclusion

If we had to recommend just one of these built-in double ovens to recommend, it would be the Zanussi ZOD35802XK since it’s reasonably priced, reliable and heats up quickly and cooks evenly.

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