One of the best things about having a double oven is the fact that you have two ovens and you can cook two different things at once… Or can you?
Can you use the ovens at the same time?
Well, if you have a big dinner party coming up and are concerned about using both ovens and tripping the electrics in your home, never fear. We’re here to ensure your fancy dinner party won’t be held by candlelight!
Let’s take a look at double ovens and find out if you can use both ovens at once, shall we?
Can You Use Both Ovens on a Double Oven at the Same Time?
Yes, you can use both ovens on a double oven at once. In fact, that is what makes double ovens fantastic tools in the kitchen.
The first time I used my double oven in this way was likely the time when everyone does: Christmas dinner.
The first year I was in charge of Christmas dinner, I planned out everything, made a list of timings and when things should go in the oven. I was sorted until I realised that the pigs in blankets needed to be cooked at a different temperature to the turkey, stuffing and roast veg.
After several minutes of Googling and panic, I turned to my dad. He had very recently passed the mantel of Christmas dinner cooker on to me—thanks dad!
He very calmly told me about this magical box, just above the main oven, that up until this point in my life, I had used to make cheese on toast.
This magical box was, of course, the second oven. I turned the control knob to the temperature settings I needed, and, to my surprise, this was indeed an oven and not just a place where cheese goes to get melty and beautifully gooey.
Christmas dinner was saved, my dad was pleased that he no longer had the stress of cooking the most vital meal of the year, and I gained some knowledge that I knew deep down inside, I could one day impart to others on the internet.
In short, yes, you can use both ovens at once, and I would encourage you to do so whenever you are cooking things at different temperatures. Sure, that top oven makes some mighty fine cheese on toast, but its uses are really endless.
For more important oven info, please explore Chef’s Pick further. We have loads of oven articles on here. From the best built-in and built-under double ovens in the UK right now to some other helpful information on hobs, ovens and the cookware you’ll love using!
Scott is a writer and a passionate home chef. His passion for cooking began when he was 10 years old. Scott has been writing professionally for over five years now and loves to combine his passion for cooking with his day job.