Top performing double wall ovens for multitasking cooks

Top performing double wall ovens for multitasking cooks

One of the great things about a wall oven is that you don’t have to contort your body into a pretzel to remove baked goods or a heavy roast. A double oven offers that advantage twice over as well as two times the capacity of a single wall oven. While ranges still rule the kitchen, double wall ovens make up 15 percent of the market. That’s why Consumer Reports is testing more of them and just added a 30-inch Whirlpool model to our list of top picks. We also tested a Frigidaire double oven, which did a decent job but fell short of our top performers.

The Whirlpool WOD93EC0AS, $ 2,500 (shown), and Frigidaire FFET3025L, $ 1,700, both offer very good baking prowess, excellent self-cleaning performance, and large oven windows. But the Whirlpool roasted the Frigidaire with its superior broiling and larger capacity. It has structural niceties including a covered baking element and numeric keypad that makes it easier to set a precise temperature. The Whirlpool also offers a convection feature in the top oven, which can speed up cooking, using fans to circulate the warm air. The Frigidaire offers only standard baking.

If you’re a multi-tasking cook but don’t have the budget for a custom kitchen, there are many excellent double-oven ranges on the market including two Frigidaires—the Frigidaire FGEF302TNF, $ 1,400, and the Frigidaire FGEF308TNF, $ 1,800—that recently joined our list of top picks. But remember the lower oven in a double-oven range is really low and requires some stooping and bending. You can find more double-oven wall ovens and ranges by reading Don’t think twice about buying a double oven and by checking our wall oven Ratings and recommendations and reviews of electric and gas ranges, including pro-style models.

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