Last Updated:Are you in search of the best wall oven for your home, but don’t know where to start?
That’s where we can help. This article will cover absolutely everything you need to know about purchasing the next wall oven for your home. We’ll provide plenty of different wall ovens categorized by budget, space, and features.
Ranges vs. Wall Ovens
The oven range will definitely be the first choice for most kitchens due to simplicity and ease of use. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
An oven range is the easiest and simplest choice for a kitchen, but how do they compare to wall ovens and how can they complement each other?
Differences Between a Wall Oven and Range Oven
Your average 30” range that has one oven will have a total volume of about 5 cubic feet. Occasionally they will reach up to 8 cubic feet.
5 to 8 cubic is more than enough space for even the biggest tasks, which is why a double oven often makes more sense for normal use. On the other hand, a wall oven is typically 4 or 5 cubic feet, but can go as low as 2.5 cubic feet.
An oven as small as 2.5 cubic feet will still be able to handle a 20 pound turkey on Thanksgiving.
As for ease of use, wall ovens are typically placed at a comfortable height to reach while standing. You can also install it underneath the countertop inside a cabinet if you want to keep the high cabinet.
A notable difference between the two is apparent for heat dissipation. Ranges will almost always have a rear vent attached to a rangehood, which will keep the heat out of your kitchen. A wall oven typically does not have a rear vent. Instead, the heat dissipates out the front of the oven, which can make your kitchen much hotter (sometimes an advantage in the winter).
Wall Oven Positives
Most homes have had a range oven throughout history. This is quickly changing due to modern needs, though. Simply put, most homeowners don’t need a full range oven.
A wall oven that has a built-in cooktop might be the superior choice for you. You can also purchase wall ovens that have an attached microwave.
Additionally, you could keep the range in your kitchen and simply add a single wall oven. It will allow you to cook multiple meals at once, decrease traffic around the space, and allow more access to an oven if you live with roommates.
Of course, if you plan on purchasing a double wall oven, then you really don’t need to keep your range oven.
Costs of Remodeling for A Wall Oven
First, a single wall oven will typically cost in the $500 to $2000 range. It’s a big price range because the quality and features vary quite a bit.
The price of the cabinets and installation will also range from as low as $300 to as high as $1500.
Note: It’s usually not necessary to remodel your kitchen to install a wall oven. If already have a wall oven, then no remodelling will be necessary.
All things considered, you will probably pay somewhere between $1000 to $3500 for the remodeling involved with purchasing a wall oven and the wall oven itself. It’s a big price range, but the price of labor and the price of an oven vary quite a lot.
Now, we know that’s a lot of money, which is why it’s important to note that a wall oven will greatly increase the price of your home and increase the desirability of a rental property.