For home cooks with big appetites or busy families with multiple dietary requirements, double ovens are a must if you need to cook several dishes at the same time. Our deep dive into the best electric wall double ovens from brands such as Maytag, JG and GE will give you a flavor of what’s on offer. From standard 24-inch ovens to capacious 30-inch models, there’s a double oven for every household.
If you’re after a double oven with extra features such as self-cleaning settings, gliding racks, or a range of color choices, you’ll find it here. Want an oven that lets you check on your dish without even opening the door? You’ll want a wi-fi enabled oven with a built-in camera. Short on worktop space and need a conventional deep fat fryer? Our guide features ovens that double up as both.
Plus, all the double ovens in our buying guide come as a pair, so there’s no need to shop around for a second, matching oven. Generally speaking, a double oven unit will cost between $2,000 and $3,000, as you’re paying for two units. However, you can be certain that you’ll be getting a set of ovens that complement each other, without worrying about dimensions, fit, or color schemes.
So, whether you’re just starting out on your search or you know exactly what you want already, you’ll be sure to find an electric wall double oven that meets your needs in our guide. From hi-tech models with all the bells and whistles to reliable, basic ovens that cook evenly with zero stress or effort, we’ve rounded up only the best.
1. GE Profile PTD9000SNSS Double Wall Electric Oven: Best overall electric double oven
The GE Profile PTD9000SNSS came out on top as the best electric double wall oven because of its clever features including air frying, self-cleaning, touch controls and gliding racks.
Offering plenty of space for cooking up lots of meals, this double oven’s camera means you can check on your food without even looking through the door. The oven also has a Precision Cooking function, touch screen controls, and an air frying mode.
And it’s not just the clever features that we liked either, this double oven is a great all-rounder. The oven doors are soft-closing and its racks glide in and out with ease. There’s only one choice of color finish to this oven and the warranty is just for one year, but with gleaming user reviews, the GE Profile PTD9000SNSS is a good, solid purchase.
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2. Maytag MEW9630FZ electric double oven: Best large capacity double wall oven
The Maytag MEW9630FZ electric double wall oven offers five cubic feet of space in each oven, making it a great choice for family cooking or those that cater for a crowd regularly. The 10-year warranty on this model is also pretty impressive as most ovens we reviewed only had a one-year warranty.
Clever features we liked include the rapid preheat setting, delayed bake option and the convection oven. Although, it has to be said we’re disappointed that this oven doesn’t have self-cleaning functions and the convection cooking option is only available in the upper oven, rather than both.
If you don’t mind those drawbacks, the Maytag MEW9630FZ electric double wall is a great all-rounder.
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3. LG LWD3063ST double wall oven: Best smart double wall oven
The LG LWD3063S electric wall oven offers a decent capacity and is smart cooking enabled, it does have less cooking functions than some of the ovens we reviewed.
You can, however, easily adjust the oven’s controls with the app that can be downloaded to go with this oven. Another handy feature with this model is the large window on each of the oven doors, which allows you to check your food without opening the door and letting heat escape.
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4. Viking 3 Series RVDOE330SS: Best multi-functional double wall oven
With 4.3 cubic feet of cooking space inside each oven, the Viking 3 Series RVDOE330SS electric wall oven was one of the smallest capacity ovens we reviewed but, what it lacks in space, it makes up for it many other ways.
Standout settings on this double oven include the defrost and dehydrate settings. The dehydrate setting is fairly rare in double ovens and allows you to create your own beef jerky or fruit leather.
As well as that, this oven also has a handy delay bake option and convection capabilities in both ovens.
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5. KitchenAid KODT100ESS: Best self-cleaning double wall oven
Ideal for family cooking or whipping up a feast for holiday celebrations, the KitchenAid KODT100ESS double wall oven has five cubic feet of space inside each of its ovens. The ovens come with six racks in total, allowing plenty of flexibility for making many dishes at one time.
The self-cleaning functions help to prevent build up in your oven and stay on top of grease from cooking. This oven also has a Even-Heat Preheat option to reach the desired temperature throughout the whole oven, meaning no cold pockets which could result in uneven cooking. Neither of the ovens has convection cooking though, something that many other models do offer.
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What are the best features in the best electric double wall ovens?
Some of the more practical features of double ovens are the most convenient for keen cooks. Self-cleaning features help to keep your oven sparkling clean for longer without the elbow grease. That’s one less job to take care of in the kitchen.
Ovens with delayed cooking modes can also come in handy for busy families, with your evening meal cooked and ready by the time you get home from work. Preheat and defrost settings make meals easier to manage, too, especially on those days when you forgot to take the casserole out of the freezer.
Models with precision cooking settings take the stress out of cooking food to your exact preference and ensure baked goods are evenly cooked, while soft-close doors ensure what’s inside your oven isn’t jostled about when you close it, perfect for those souffles and tricky bakes.
Even more advanced features are available in high-end double ovens such as in-oven cameras and a Wi-Fi connection, so you can check on your dish and adjust your cooking settings remotely from an app.
How does convection cooking work in a double wall electric oven?
A double oven with convection cooking uses a fan and an exhaust system together within the oven. This means it circulates hot air all around the oven, which helps your food to cook faster and more evenly. So if you’re looking for an efficient method of cooking, it can tick that box too.
Convection cooking is perfect for deep dishes such as casseroles and pies, and it can help to crisp up pie crusts. However, there are certain foods that shouldn’t be cooked using the convection cooking feature such as delicate pastries, cakes and puddings. Most manuals that come with an oven featuring convection cooking will have guidelines on what to use it for.
Do wall ovens need a vent?
No, wall ovens do not need a vent to the outside of your home, as these types of appliances have a vent built into the unit instead. This is usually positioned below the oven doors so that the heat doesn’t damage any of the internal parts or electric elements.
Are wall ovens hardwired?
Most wall ovens need to be hardwired, as stipulated by the National Electrical Code (NEC) (opens in new tab). However, some local codes may differ, so check with your local city planning department if you’re not sure.
Some smaller ovens can be plugged into the mains. However, a double oven is almost always more powerful and therefore requires hard-wiring. To keep yourself and your family safe, we’d recommend making sure a professional installs your oven for you. Many retailers offer this as a service, or you can hire a local electrician.
How long do wall ovens last?
Most wall ovens are designed to last a minimum of 10 years, but most last much longer than that. Choosing an oven with an extended warranty or purchasing extra protection for your new appliance may be worth it if you want peace of mind.
Are all wall ovens electric?
Electric wall ovens are much more popular, but you can also purchase gas wall ovens. Some gas wall ovens do come with some great features such as self-cleaning and large cooking capacities. However, gas ovens tend to add more moisture to any dish you make, so they may not be the right oven for you if you like making homemade pizza or pies
Are double wall ovens worth it?
Your back will certainly think so. Unlike a range that places an oven underneath your worktop, most electric wall double ovens feature higher up in your kitchen cabinets, usually at chest height. So as well as being easier when you’re handling hot foods, you'll avoid having to crouch down or bend over to check your cooking, which can put a strain on your back.
Plenty of double ovens now also come with features such as convection cooking, self-cleaning and versatile preheat and defrost functions to make the entire cooking process easier and quicker.
For those on a tighter budget, however, the cost of a double wall oven can be prohibitive. But the extra features, high performance, and great capacity may outweigh the extra bucks in the long run.
It’s worth thinking about how much you’ll use a double oven before you purchase one. If you keep things simple at mealtimes, or you don’t mind bending down to get your food from a range oven, a wall double oven may not be the appliance you need.
If you’re frequently cooking for large groups, spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and want to splash out on a handy appliance, then it might be a sensible choice to go for a double wall oven.
How to measure for a double wall oven?
Once you’re ready to install your double wall oven, you’ll need to consider your kitchen layout. A double wall oven can either be mounted side-by-side or with one on top of the other, depending on what space you have and the style you’re looking for.
You’ll also want to bear in mind the power supply, which will influence whether you opt for a gas or an electric oven. A gas oven will need an existing gas line, while electric options (the most popular and common pick) will usually need to be professionally hard-wired in.
If you’re replacing an existing double oven, you’ll need to measure the cabinet your current ovens sit in. You may need a screwdriver to unscrew and slide out your existing oven first. Make sure to shut off the power or gas supply before you do that. Then, using a tape measure, carefully measure the width, height, and depth of the cabinet opening, as well as the width and height from each of your cabinet’s outside edges.
Don’t forget to measure the route your new oven will need to take through any doorways and corridors in your home, too. You don’t want a nasty surprise upon delivery!
If you’re fitting a brand new kitchen, your kitchen designer may be able to tell you which ovens fit in the cabinet, or create a bespoke cabinet opening for the oven of your choice.