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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every oven on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 6,720 ovens, 1,040 reviews and 16,800 prices. Last updated 18 August 2017.

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£470.00

#1 Neff U14M42N3GB

U14M42N3GB
A very highly rated and top-quality electric oven, with very low running costs and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities around
94
Reviews
5 Reviews
85
Value for Money
Excellent
97
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
81
Running Costs
£721 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
101L
Electric
May 2015
Total Oven Interior Capacity
Oven Types
Release Date
eBay £470.00
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£199.00

#2 Hotpoint UH53

UH53
An affordable and enormous total oven interior capacity electric oven, good for large families
93
Reviews
7 Reviews
96
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
77
Age
2 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£678 / 10 Years
88
Overall Score
Excellent
83L
Electric
Jun 2015
Total Oven Interior Capacity
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Release Date
eBay £199.00
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£259.00

#3 Hotpoint DHS53

DHS53
The best rated oven under £1,000, good for large families
90
Reviews
9 Reviews
92
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Age
2 Years Old
85
Running Costs
£669 / 10 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
116L
Electric
May 2015
Total Oven Interior Capacity
Oven Types
Release Date
CS Suppliers £259.00
Amazon UK £543.36
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£329.00

#4 Stoves SEB700FPS

SEB700FPS
A fully loaded and very good value for money electric oven, with moderate running costs and an enormous 85L total oven interior capacity
96
Value for Money
Excellent
95
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
2 Years Old
46
Running Costs
£3,873 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
85L
Electric
Mar 2015
Total Oven Interior Capacity
Oven Types
Release Date
Next Domestic Appliances £329.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £329.00
ao £349.00
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£499.00
Save £350.00 (41%)

#5 Siemens iQ300

iQ300
The highest scoring medium oven on the market, with very good features and very low running costs
95
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Age
1 Year Old
81
Running Costs
£678 / 10 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
66L
Electric
Aug 2016
Total Oven Interior Capacity
Oven Types
Release Date
Next Domestic Appliances £499.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £499.00
PRC Direct £499.99
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£279.99
Save £169.01 (38%)

#6 Sharp KS‑70S50ISS

KS-70S50ISS
An spectacularly good value for money and relatively new 78L capacity electric oven, good for large families
97
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Age
9 Months Old
68
Running Costs
£798 / 10 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
78L
Electric
Nov 2016
Total Oven Interior Capacity
Oven Types
Release Date
eBay £279.99
Currys £399.00
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£339.00

#7 Sharp KS‑70T50BHH

KS-70T50BHH
A fairly new and amazingly cheap 78L capacity electric oven, good for large families
96
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Age
9 Months Old
68
Running Costs
£798 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
78L
Electric
Nov 2016
Total Oven Interior Capacity
Oven Types
Release Date
Next Domestic Appliances £339.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £339.00
Currys £359.00
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£369.99
Save £19.01 (5%)

#8 Stoves SGB900PS

SGB900PS
A top-quality and top-value 80L capacity electric oven, with average running costs
93
Value for Money
Excellent
94
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Age
2 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£1,510 / 10 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
80L
Electric
Mar 2015
Total Oven Interior Capacity
Oven Types
Release Date
eBay £369.99
Appliances Direct £479.98
Boots Kitchen Appliances £480.00
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£200.00

#9 New World NW901DOP

NW901DOP
An extremely cheap and fully loaded electric oven, with alright running costs and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities available
95
Value for Money
Excellent
96
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
2 Years Old
46
Running Costs
£4,117 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
108L
Electric
Mar 2015
Total Oven Interior Capacity
Oven Types
Release Date
eBay £200.00
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£269.00

#10 Bosch HBA13B160B

HBA13B160B
A top-rated and bargain price 67L capacity electric oven, good for small families
92
Reviews
5 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
62
Features
Good Features
72
Age
2 Years Old
73
Running Costs
£721 / 10 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
67L
Electric
Apr 2015
Total Oven Interior Capacity
Oven Types
Release Date
Next Domestic Appliances £269.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £269.00
Sonic Direct £289.00
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Oven Brands

Find out how oven brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their ovens. Click on a link to compare all ovens made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Ovens Price Range Average Rating
Bosch logo Bosch Ovens 141 £149 - £2,076 89%
Neff logo Neff Ovens 102 £249 - £1,785 56%
Smeg logo Smeg Ovens 87 £259 - £1,749
AEG logo AEG Ovens 81 £195 - £1,349
Siemens logo Siemens Ovens 69 £433 - £3,261
Indesit logo Indesit Ovens 43 £120 - £399 75%
Zanussi logo Zanussi Ovens 39 £180 - £549
Hotpoint logo Hotpoint Ovens 39 £142 - £599 80%
Miele logo Miele Ovens 34 £489 - £5,499 80%
De Dietrich logo De Dietrich Ovens 33 £747 - £1,659 64%
Beko logo Beko Ovens 29 £115 - £882
Electrolux logo Electrolux Ovens 27 £107 - £1,449
Gorenje logo Gorenje Ovens 27 £189 - £1,029
Lofra logo Lofra Ovens 27 £309 - £1,007
Samsung logo Samsung Ovens 24 £300 - £1,199 85%
Baumatic logo Baumatic Ovens 22 £132 - £955
Hoover logo Hoover Ovens 20 £179 - £479 92%
Whirlpool logo Whirlpool Ovens 20 £200 - £899 84%
Other brands Other Oven Brands 206 £56 - £3,362

Oven Buying Guide

Not all ovens were created equal, and the types of oven available cater for different needs and budgets. The main differences between ovens are their capacity and energy source.

To find the right oven it is important to identify which features are important to you. If you bake on a daily basis, having an oven that is fairly large while being energy efficient is the best way to make your baking easier and save money on the long run. For a more casual cook who uses the oven once a week, energy efficiency and capacity are not top priorities. A simpler oven that doesn't cost you a lot will do the job just fine – no need for the latest deluxe double oven with 8 cooking modes.

One of the first considerations when buying an oven is its dimensions and energy source. Most ovens are 600mm wide and will fit most kitchens. If you are looking for a larger capacity oven or a freestanding oven it is important to measure the available space in our kitchen to ensure there are no surprises when your new oven arrives.

If there is a gas supply in our kitchen you will be able to consider a gas oven. Electrical ovens are slightly easier to install but might also be more expensive to run. Always check the energy rating when comparing ovens. The installation of gas and electric ovens should always be carried out by appropriately trained and licensed engineers.

Oven Capacity

Before looking at the technical aspects of your future oven, choosing between a single or double oven is one of the first decisions to make.

Single Ovens

For the average home user who requires no more than two trays to be used at the same time, a single oven should be sufficient, even for frequent users. There is a huge range of single ovens available in different finishes and with distinct features. The high level of competition between manufacturers means single ovens offer great value for money and are available at very reasonable prices.

Double Ovens

A double oven allows for more flexibility as you can cook and bake at two different temperatures in parallel. This is great to prepare a large meal and set each oven and timer separately. You can grill a main course in one oven and bake a cake in the other, which significantly speeds things up compared to a single oven. The drawbacks of double ovens are a higher price tag, the requirement for a bigger space and a smaller number of models to choose from.

Space Saving Ovens

There are space-saving options for both single and double ovens. This might be a great choice if there just isn’t enough space in your kitchen to fit a full size oven or you need a double oven but only have a standard-sized space available.

Compact Ovens

A single compact oven is usually the same size as a microwave and most feature a grill as well. These small ovens are great if you are tight on space but their capacity might be a problem depending on the types of food you want to cook.

Double Built-under Ovens

If you have space to fit a single oven but need tow separate ovens, a built-under double oven might be a good choice. You get the flexibility of a double oven without losing much space (they are usually only 10-12cm taller than an average single oven). Because two ovens have to fit into the space of a single oven, the capacity of the individual ovens is limited and you will have to weigh up the benefits of having two ovens versus a larger single oven.

Oven Types

One of the key criteria when choosing an oven is decide between an electric or gas oven. Most ovens are electric as these can be installed in almost every kitchen. Gas ovens require a natural gas supply in your property, which is not always available. When faced with the choice, both electric and gas ovens have their advantages and disadvantages.

Electric Ovens

An electric oven has much more accurate temperature control thanks to its electronic thermostat, and spreads the heat evenly throughout the cooking area. This effect is even more pronounced in fan-assisted models. In addition, the dry heat an electric oven produces prevents the build-up of rust. Purchasing costs of electric ovens are usually lower than gas ones, and there is a much wider variety to choose from. On the downside, electric ovens take longer to heat up and have slightly higher operating costs.

Gas Ovens

While there is less variety in gas ovens compared to electric ones nowadays, they have some distinct advantages. Gas ovens have lower operating costs. If you use the oven a lot, these will offset the higher acquisition costs in the long run. Gas ovens heat up and cool down faster than their electric counterparts, which is great if you don't have time to wait for an electric oven to cool down before cleaning. Gas ovens add humidity to the air inside the oven, which prevents foods from becoming dry and brittle before reaching their ideal cooking point. Temperature control and heat distribution are usually less accurate in gas ovens, however, modern gas ovens come with electronic thermostats that regulate the temperature more accurately and fans help to spread the heat evenly throughout.

Oven Features

After deciding on the capacity and type, selecting an oven with the right features ensures you will be happy with your choice for many years to come. Modern ovens provide a variety of features that make cooking and cleaning easier.

Fan Ovens ensure the heat is distributed as evenly as possible inside the oven so food cooks at the same speed on all sides. Fan assisted electric ovens also heat up quicker and can shorten cooking times.

Automatic Cooking Programs make cooking super-simple by setting the temperature and time to cook a dish.

Programmable Timers allow you to simply set the start time, duration temperature and heat sources and the oven will switch on and cook your meal before switching off again. This is great when you have other things to do but want to make sure your meal will be ready at exactly the right time.

Pyrolytic Self-cleaning is the most convenient way to keep your oven clean. During the cleaning cycle, the oven will heat up to 480C which burns off any deposits and reduces them to a thin layer of ash which can then simply be wiped away.

Most ovens today are Multi-function Ovens and allow you to cook with a number of heat sources, either independently or in combination. When using fan-assisted mode to cook a meal you can also use the grill to make sure it is crispy on top.

Oven Retailers, Prices and Features

Oven Prices

The price range of ovens is from £55 to £5,499 and in total we found prices for 1094 ovens. On average, a new oven costs £602 and 80% of ovens are priced between £185 and £1,100. The cheapest oven that we found is the Balay 3HF503 at only £56, and the most expensive is the Miele DGC 6865 at £5,499.

Oven Brands - Price Range

Miele ovens start at £489 and the most expensive Miele oven costs £5,499. The average price of Miele ovens is £1,796 which is the highest average price of all oven brands.

Bartscher ovens start at £364 and the most expensive Bartscher oven costs £3,362. The average price of Bartscher ovens is £1,341 which is the second highest average price of all oven brands.

The average price of De Dietrich ovens is £1,055 which is the third highest average price of all oven brands. De Dietrich ovens start at £747 and the most expensive De Dietrich oven costs £1,659.

Oven Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 19 expert reviews and 477 user reviews for ovens written online and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of oven. The top three oven brands are Siemens, Miele and Fisher & Paykel. Siemens has an average rating of 95%, Miele has an average rating of 90% and Fisher & Paykel has an average rating of 89%.

Biggest Oven Retailers

We found 695 current offers for ovens from eBay making it the biggest oven retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, Currys for whom we found 349 current offers for ovens. The third biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 315 current oven offers.

When Are Most New Ovens Released?

Most new ovens tend to be released between December and February. If you want the latest oven technology you may be best waiting until December 2017. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current ovens tend to drop off when the next models are released. 150 new ovens were released in February 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new oven releases. December was the biggest month in 2015 for new ovens, with 213 new ovens released that month. In July 2014 298 new ovens were released making it the biggest month that year for new oven releases.

How Fast Do Oven Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, ovens drop in price by 3% on average. That means a saving of £21 on a typical £602 new oven if you wait 6 months before buying.

Total Oven Interior Capacities

The interior capacity of an oven is the total space inside all of the oven compartments measured in litres.

Comparing all ovens, the total oven interior capacities range from 10L to 135L. The total oven interior capacities of the majority of ovens range from 70L to 77L. The SmegDOSC36X, which is priced at £849.00, has the biggest total oven interior capacity and is a 120L capacity oven. The oven with the smallest total oven interior capacity is the SmegDOSC36X, which is a 20L capacity oven and is available at £60.08.

A bigger oven capacity will allow more food to be cooked and will allow larger items such as turkeys to fit inside the oven.

Oven Types

Most modern ovens run on electricity, but some ovens do use gas as their fuel source.

Electric is the most popular oven type amongst new ovens. We found 1,977 ovens that are electric ovens. We found 52 ovens that are gas ovens, making this the second most frequently found oven type amongst new ovens.

Colours

We found 1,398 ovens that are ovens that have a Stainless steel coloured, which makes Stainless steel the most popular colour amongst new ovens. Black is the second most popular colour amongst new ovens. We found 905 ovens that are ovens that have a Black coloured.

Energy Efficiency of Ovens

The energy efficiency class is a measure of the efficiency of the oven ranked using the European Union standard energy efficiency scale. G is the worst rating and A is the best rating. It is possible to have rating higher than A. These are marked with A+, A++ etc.

We found 935 ovens that have an energy efficiency rating of A, which makes A the most common energy efficiency rating amongst new ovens. A+ is the second most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new ovens. We found 412 ovens that have an energy efficiency rating of A+.

A better energy efficiency rating means that the oven will cost less to run.

Biggest Oven Retailers

We found 695 current offers for ovens from eBay making it the biggest oven retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, Currys for whom we found 349 current offers for ovens. The third biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 315 current oven offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Ovens?

With the cheapest price on 539 ovens, eBay is most frequently the cheapest oven shop.

Proportion of Ovens for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest oven prices (found to be cheapest for 77.6% of its ovens).

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