Best Wall Ovens of 2018

By James Aitchison, Keith Barry, Lindsay D. Mattison, and Kori Perten

Wall ovens are popular with serious home chefs and remodelers alike because they put your food at eye level, making it easier to check on what you’re cooking.

With so many wall ovens on the market, we at Reviewed spent many hours baking and roasting in the top-selling models. We tried to choose a wide variety of models in different price ranges: Some of them have special features that can help make you a better baker, while others get out of the way and let you cook without any help. All of them are designed to fit in an existing cutout for hassle-free installation.

Our favorite is the GE Cafe CT9050SHSS (available at Home Depot for $2,429.10), but whatever you’re looking for, these are the best wall ovens you can buy right now.

— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

Updated March 22, 2018

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GE Cafe CT9050SHSS wall oven best overall
Credit: GE Appliances

GE Cafe CT9050SHSS

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  • Best of Year 2017

GE Cafe CT9050SHSS

Best Overall

GE shows us the right way to introduce smart home technology into the kitchen with this model.

Behind its traditional exterior, this 30-inch electric wall oven comes with plenty of useful tech: It works with Amazon Alexa for voice-controlled cooking (if your hands are tied up, you can just tell Alexa to set a timer or change the temperature), and notification lighting lets you check cook time at a glance from anywhere in the room.

Its baking evenness isn't wonderful, but its exceptional broiling and roasting capabilities elevate it above the wall ovens in its price range, placing it at the top of the under-$3,000 ovens we reviewed this year. Read full review.

How We Tested

How we test ovens
Credit: Reviewed / Julia MacDougall
12 ready-to-bake sugar cookies are placed and baked on a gridded cookie sheet.

The ranges in this roundup were tested over a period of years, all adhering to the same careful procedures in a lab environment. We consider set-up and ease of use, cooking performance, and fit, finish & feel.

The cooking tests are, as you might expect, the most involved and the most heavily weighted part of the process. We use cake, cookies, toast, and pork roast as the food samples—always from the same source and prepared in exactly the same way. If an oven has a convection fan, we usually test with convection on and off. If it's a double oven, we usually test both upper and lower.

Read the super-detailed version of how we test ovens here.


Other Wall Ovens We Tested

Electrolux EI30EW48TS

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  • Editors' Choice

Electrolux EI30EW48TS

The Electrolux EI30EW48TS double wall oven was designed with style in mind. Decked out with running chrome, black tinted windows, and a perfectly symmetrical digital display, some serious effort went into making this double wall oven look classy. Not only that, but the two ovens function independently, making it easy to cook a Thanksgiving turkey at one temperature while simultaneously baking your stuffing and side dishes in another.

In our tests, we found that it roasts almost perfectly, and aside from the slowness during preheating we would take this home in a heartbeat. Read full review.

GE Profile PT7550EHES

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GE Profile PT7550EHES

You'll be satisfied with the this 30-inch double electric wall oven if you're looking for a feature-rich product that performs adequately. But those who expect the best from their cooking products should look elsewhere.

Despite the oven's refined appearance, it offers little in the way of baking evenness, especially considering its hefty price tag. It's neither excellent nor terrible, but when it comes time to actually bake and roast, there are much better options. Read full review.

Kenmore 49513

Kenmore 49513

Kenmore 49513

Though it offers useful features and good looks, you might want to skip this Kenmore. It's an affordable option for those who want true convection, but its uneven baking function underperforms.

Its preheat was slow, and the cookies and cakes we made turned out unevenly baked. On the plus side, it did a great job roasting—but that's not enough to earn our full recommendation. But if you love its sleek appearance and don’t mind having a few cookies with browned edges, you could do worse than this particular Kenmore. Read full review.

GE JT5000SFSS

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GE JT5000SFSS

This is a perfectly good oven with a pleasing design and some useful features. However, it lacks that special something that pushes it into the “must buy” category.

Its massive 5-cubic-foot interior takes some time to heat up, but once at temperature, the true convection setting proved more than capable of delightfully even baking results. Read full review.

Frigidaire Professional FPEW3077RF

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Frigidaire Professional FPEW3077RF

This convection oven was nicely built with intention in mind, but there are better ovens out there for the price. We wished they had extended the high-quality construction to some other features – like more user friendliness in using the dials.

While it made up for some of its lack of pizzaz in performance – broiling and roasting with the best of them – it took longer to preheat than its competitors and it struggled a little in baking. At the end of the day, we wish it were a little more robust to justify the price tag.

GE JT3000SFSS

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GE JT3000SFSS

For under $1,000, we can now wholeheartedly recommend GE’s affordable wall oven. It has a giant 5-cubic-foot interior, and the speedy broiler makes up for some unevenly baked food.

It doesn’t have convection, so serious bakers will want to save up for a more expensive model. And if you’re seeking something flashy or downright excellent, you might want to look elsewhere. Read the review.

Kenmore Pro 41153

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Kenmore Pro 41153

Although the Kenmore Pro 41153 is an affordable option for convection baking, there are certainly better ovens on the market. We liked the clicky temperature control dials but found the touchpad to be frustratingly unresponsive and lacking functionality.

Along with a slow preheat, this model underperformed on all of our baking and roasting tests. While it aced the broiling tests, that’s simply not enough for us.

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