Oven buying guide

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It may have been a while since you have been in the market for an oven and things have probably changed. We have created a practical guide with helpful tips to choose a good oven for you and your home.      

The benefit of having a built-in oven is the ability to place it wherever suits you. If you are replacing an existing product, you are in most cases limited to the size and style of oven you want.      

On the other hand, if you are starting from scratch or willing to adjust your cabinetry, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. You need to think and assess what the right oven is for your design and what will work best for your cooking style.

1. Oven Size & Capacity 

Size

Your ideal oven size depends on the type of cooking you do, your cooking frequency, kitchen space and household size. Apart from width and height, ovens are also measured for volume in liter.

  • 45 cm in height: A compact oven
  • 60 cm in width: A single standard size oven
  • 90 cm in width: A large model with side-by-side trays

Capacity

You can refer to the capacity guide below to choose the most suitable oven for your needs:

  • 1-2 people: A 30–40-liter oven suits single households or couples, who eat out regularly, but like the compact convenience of a small capacity oven.
  • 3-4 people: A 40-70 liter oven suits most households and can fit a large roast and the trimmings if you opt for one with multiple shelf positions.
  • 4+ people: A 70+ liter oven is best for large households or those who like to entertain, offering unparalleled capacity.

2. Fuel Type

Size, style and cooking functions are all important things that influence your final oven purchase decision, you will also need to consider whether you would like a gas or electric oven.

Electric ovens

Gas ovens

- More common than gas ovens.

- Generally provide more even heat distribution, especially when equipped with a fan.

- Require pre-heating, this process has become quicker with modern innovation.

- Generate drier air which can assist with crisping and browning.

- Majority of models need to be hardwired by a certified electrician; some ovens will come with a plug and lead suited to a particular amp rating.

- More expensive initial outlay than electric ovens; however, given energy efficiencies with gas cooking, they will cost less over their lifetime. 

- Cook with greater moisture, making them ideal for cakes and roasts.

- Faster heating than electric models and more precise temperature control.

- Generally contain fewer parts than an electric oven, so the lifetime maintenance should be easier.

- Can run off natural gas or an LPG bottle - model dependent.


>>> Read more: Your complete guide on how to use your oven

3. Types of ovens

Single ovens

By far the most popular and common type of built-in oven, a single oven can be installed where you want it. With the ability to go within wall cabinetry or under bench, your kitchen layout is limitless. Full of practical features and a choice of width 60cm and 90cm ensures that whether your family is big or small there is the oven for you. 

  • Ideal for: Small family - large family
  • Apartment living
  • Rental properties

Capacity:

80 - 125L

Below are some features that Electrolux single ovens offer:  

Steam cleaning 

Cleaning your oven is now an easy chore with Steam Assisted cleaning. Just add water to the bottom of the oven and the steam will help to dissolve grease, making it easier to wipe out any dirt from the oven's surfaces. 

Tastier baking starts with steam

SteamBake function helps you get a better rise, crispier crust, a fluffier centre and tastier textures for all your bread, pastries, cakes, and puddings.

Close automatically

SoftClose hinge design slows down the door when closing. With just a gentle push, it'll softly close by itself.

Timer setting 

Have you ever forgotten to turn off the oven after cooking? With the timer setting, Electrolux ovens will automatically turn off after cooking. 

Fingerprint-free finish

Stainless steel is not only a stylish and versatile finish, but it is also anti-fingerprint, helping to protect the surface from dirty marks.

Precise cooking

Whether you're broiling beef or roasting chicken, the precise sensors will inform you when your dishes have been cooked to the desired temperature, and automatically stop the process to prevent food from over-cooking. By monitoring the temperature during your cooking process, your meat will be deliciously succulent.

LED timer display

Our single ovens come with the LED timer display for you to easily set exact cooking times and monitor the cooking process. You can have total control of the cooking and show your creativity with impressive results.

Check out some of our single ovens:

  • Different oven functions for diverse cooking.
  • LED timer display sets exact cooking times.
  • Steam Assisted Cleaning makes chores easier.
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  • AirFry your food for a fried taste with less oil.
  • Different oven functions for diverse cooking.
  • LED timer display sets exact cooking times.
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Steam ovens

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Whilst steam is traditionally found in a professional kitchen, the benefits have now been shared with it coming in domestic appliances. When it comes to steam, the perception is that this is only for rice and vegetables when in fact it is perfect for roasts and baking.

Ideal for:

  • Small family to large family
  • Apartment living
  • Adventurous Cook
Capacity:

80 - 125L

How it works?

The humidity created by combining steam with hot air throughout the cooking process creates a crisper layer on the outside of your dishes preventing your food from drying out and loss of nutrients.

Double Ovens 

The entertainer's oven, by choosing a double oven you are able to take entertaining to the next level. One of the biggest juggles when entertaining is cooking multiple elements of a dish or course, they may need different temperatures, cooking times and functions. By having a secondary oven, you are able to cook with confidence and still entertain your guests. 

Ideal for:   

  • Larger family 
  • Ultimate Entertainer

Pyrolytic Ovens

Cleaning the oven - the dreaded chore. With a Pyrolytic Oven, the chore that was once avoided can now be embraced. Pyrolytic ovens are self-cleaning. By reaching a high temperature, you can save time, effort and minimize the need for cleaning chemicals, as it turns your grime into ash so you just need to wipe it away.

Ideal for:

  • Small family to large family
  • Apartment living

4. Design & other considerations

White, Natural or Dark Stainless Steel   

A kitchen should feel timeless, using design elements and classic materials that will look good today and in a decade’s time. Whether you’re doing a complete renovation or replacing a single appliance, you can take your kitchen in a fresh new direction. With three options of finishes, you can look to a traditional white appliance or give your kitchen a modern update with natural or dark stainless steel.     

Contrast or complement your cabinetry  

Take into consideration what will work best with your chosen finish. For example, you could contrast dark stainless with lighter colours like bright whites or creams or complement with dark or stained wood cabinetry.    

Coordinate your accessories  

From pendant light fixtures to a vase, it is important to think about what will be complemented by its surroundings.     

Choose from one brand  

One thing to note when upgrading your kitchen is, just as there are 52 shades of white, same goes for appliance finishes.  For best results, buy your appliances from one brand to make sure everything is seamless.    

Dial or Touch Controls  

Whether you are someone who likes the feeling of turning a dial or prefers a touch control panel when setting your oven, there are a number of options to choose from. All designed to be sleek and simple to operate, you'll have total control over your cooking temperatures, times and functions.  

Check out our helpful tutorials on how to use an oven.  

5. Warranty & Service   

Warranty   

Subject to terms and conditions our stoves come with 12 months warranty in Philippines, following the date of purchase. Click here to view Terms and Conditions. 

Support & Service 

We have a Customer Care team available to assist you over the phone seven days a week, and a national network of experienced technicians and selected service agents. Offering a fixed price guarantee with no additional hidden labor costs, giving you peace of mind that your appliance is in good hands. Click here to contact customer care. Click here to book a service online. 

Oven FAQs

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  • What is a Steam Oven?
    A steam oven has a function that combines steam with hot air throughout the cooking process. Dependent on the level of steam the oven offers, steam ovens come with a water tank accessible from the front of the oven, that feeds water to the inside of the oven or there is a well at the base of the oven cavity in which you place water.
  • What is fan forced oven?
    Fan forced oven has a heating element and a fan on the oven’s back wall. The electric element heats up and the fan circulates the warm air through all the levels of the oven evenly. The main benefit of a fan forced oven is the even temperature distribution, which allows several dishes to be cooked at once with no need to rotate.
  • How do you clean your oven?
    Depending on your oven model you can clean your oven following the two methods.

    Steam cleaning

    Cleaning is a breeze with steam. A 30-minute light oven cleaning that's chemical-free. Just add water and vinegar, turn on the steam cycle and wait until the grime is softened and loosened. Grab a cloth, some detergent and wipe. Your oven is clean again. Easy.

    Traditional cleaning

    Mix four parts of baking soda with one part of water and mix it together until it forms a thick paste. Then use a cooking spatula (some similar utensil that helps spread the mix) and spread the mix on the dirtiest parts of your oven only and let it sit for about thirty minutes. After that, grab a grout sponge and dip the sponge in straight vinegar and then just scrub vigorously. All the dirt should come out easily.

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