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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 6,690 ovens, 1,040 reviews and 15,600 prices. Last updated 11 August 2017.

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£470.00

#1 Neff U14M42N3GB

U14M42N3GB
The highest scoring large oven on the market, with a reasonable price and very low running costs
93
Reviews
5 Reviews
85
Value for Money
Excellent
97
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
89
Running Costs
£721 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
101L
Electric
May 2015
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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
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eBay £199.00
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£259.00

#3 Hotpoint DHS53

DHS53
A very cheap and very economical to run electric oven, with marvellous user reviews and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities on the market
89
Reviews
9 Reviews
94
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
2 Years Old
92
Running Costs
£669 / 10 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
116L
Electric
May 2015
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CS Suppliers £259.00
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£329.00

#4 Stoves SEB700FPS

SEB700FPS
Good for large families, this is the top rated oven under £500
No Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
95
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
2 Years Old
46
Running Costs
£3,873 / 10 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
85L
Electric
Mar 2015
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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 available, with great features
96
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Age
1 Year Old
91
Running Costs
£678 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
66L
Electric
Aug 2016
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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
A bargain price and fairly new 78L capacity electric oven, good for large families
97
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Age
9 Months Old
77
Running Costs
£798 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
78L
Electric
Nov 2016
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eBay £279.99
Currys £399.00
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£339.00

#7 Sharp KS‑70T50BHH

KS-70T50BHH
An excellent value for money and fairly new 78L capacity electric oven, good for large families
96
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Age
9 Months Old
77
Running Costs
£798 / 10 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
78L
Electric
Nov 2016
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Oven Types
Release Date
Next Domestic Appliances £339.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £339.00
Currys £359.00
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£379.00

#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
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Release Date
eBay £379.00
Next Domestic Appliances £480.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £480.00
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£399.00

#9 AEG BEB351010M

BEB351010M
A phenomenally cheap and fairly new 71L capacity electric oven, good for small families
95
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
88
Age
7 Months Old
82
Running Costs
£755 / 10 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
71L
Electric
Jan 2017
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John Lewis £399.00
Amazon UK £505.54
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£398.00
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#10 Neff B27CR22N1

B27CR22N1
Good for small families, this is the top rated oven under £1,000
93
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
84
Age
11 Months Old
95
Running Costs
£592 / 10 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
71L
Electric
Sep 2016
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Release Date
eBay £398.00
Appliances Direct £663.97
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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 134 £189 - £4,365 89%
Neff logo Neff Ovens 103 £249 - £1,927 56%
Smeg logo Smeg Ovens 83 £279 - £1,659
AEG logo AEG Ovens 82 £195 - £1,329
Siemens logo Siemens Ovens 64 £463 - £3,732
Indesit logo Indesit Ovens 40 £120 - £400 75%
Hotpoint logo Hotpoint Ovens 37 £198 - £599 80%
Zanussi logo Zanussi Ovens 35 £210 - £549
Miele logo Miele Ovens 32 £489 - £5,499
De Dietrich logo De Dietrich Ovens 31 £749 - £2,250 64%
Electrolux logo Electrolux Ovens 28 £109 - £1,449
Lofra logo Lofra Ovens 27 £302 - £984
Beko logo Beko Ovens 26 £115 - £898 80%
Gorenje logo Gorenje Ovens 26 £199 - £1,029
Samsung logo Samsung Ovens 24 £300 - £1,199 85%
Baumatic logo Baumatic Ovens 22 £132 - £955
Other brands Other Oven Brands 213 £56 - £3,283

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

Ovens range in price from £55 to £5,499 and in total we found prices for 976 ovens. A new oven costs on average £604 and 80% of ovens are priced between £200 and £1,059. The most expensive oven that we found is the Miele DGC 6865 at £5,499, and the cheapest is the TriStar OV-1435 at only £56.

Oven Brands - Price Range

Bartscher ovens range in price from £355 to £3,283, and the average price of Bartscher ovens is £1,851 which is the highest average price of all oven brands.

Miele ovens start at £494 and the most expensive Miele oven costs £5,499. The second highest average oven price out of all brands is Miele ovens with an average price of £1,812.

De Dietrich ovens range in price from £744 to £2,250, and the average price of De Dietrich ovens is £1,071 which is the third highest average price of all oven brands.

Oven Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 14 expert reviews and 480 user reviews for ovens from across the internet and used these reviews to determine the average rating for each brand of oven. Miele is the top rated oven brand with an average rating of 90%. Fisher & Paykel is the second best brand with 89% and Ariete is the third best brand with 86%.

Biggest Oven Retailers

The biggest oven retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 663 current oven offers from eBay. The second biggest oven retailer is Currys with 337 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Currys when it comes to ovens. ao is the third biggest retailer with 283 current offers.

When Are Most New Ovens Released?

December to February is the most common period for new ovens to be released in. If you want the latest oven technology you may want to think about waiting until December 2017. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current ovens cheaper in December once the latest models have been released. The biggest month last year for new oven releases was February, with 141 new ovens released that month. In December 2015 211 new ovens were released making it the biggest month that year for new oven releases. July was the biggest month in 2014 for new ovens, with 307 new ovens released that month.

How Fast Do Oven Prices Drop After Release?

New ovens drop in price by an average of 3% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £20 on a typical £604 new oven by waiting 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.

The total oven interior capacities of ovens range from 23L to 135L. The total oven interior capacities of the majority of ovens range from 70L to 77L. The oven with the biggest total oven interior capacity is the SmegDOSF6390X, which is a 120L capacity oven and can be purchased for £549.00. The SmegDOSF6390X, which sells for £92.07, has the smallest total oven interior capacity and is a 25L capacity oven.

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.

The most popular oven type amongst new ovens is electric. We found 1,941 ovens that are electric ovens. Gas is the second most common oven type amongst new ovens. We found 53 ovens that are gas ovens.

Colours

We found 1,422 ovens that are ovens that have a Stainless steel coloured, which makes this the most common colour amongst new ovens. The second most common colour amongst new ovens is Black. We found 928 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.

Amongst new ovens, the most frequently found energy efficiency rating is A. We found 930 ovens that have an energy efficiency rating of A. The second most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new ovens is A+. We found 405 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

The biggest oven retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 663 current oven offers from eBay. The second biggest oven retailer is Currys with 337 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Currys when it comes to ovens. ao is the third biggest retailer with 283 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Ovens?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on ovens is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 536 ovens.

Proportion of Ovens for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 80.8% of its ovens, eBay is most frequently the cheapest oven retailer.

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