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Choosing between types of wall ovens

Wall ovens are an excellent addition to any kitchen, allowing you to make all types of delicious recipes for your family with ease and versatility. Popular wall oven types include single, double and combination models with varying features and configurations to match your style and the space you’re working with.

Wall ovens are a great solution for freeing up walking space in your cooking area. Learn about the different types of wall ovens with this guide to discover the right fit for your kitchen.

A stainless steel single wall oven A stainless steel single wall oven

What is a wall oven?

Wall ovens are typically installed at a convenient height into the wall or cabinets. This gives you easy access to the door and controls when baking, roasting and broiling while also freeing up valuable floor space. For tech-fans, smart oven models also allow you to control the appliance remotely.

A wall oven is an ideal cooking appliance if you are looking for a versatile, kitchen-friendly alternative to a traditional range. They don’t feature cooktops, but one can be installed separately.

What are the benefits of a wall oven?

Built right into a wall or cabinetry, wall ovens give your kitchen a contemporary, streamlined look and add a simple upgrade to the heart of the home. Wall ovens also come in various sizes to fit different kitchen designs without sacrificing countertop space.

Depending on the model, wall ovens offer advanced cooking features like convection baking, temperature probing and large capacity that help you get the most out of your making experience. If you want to install a cooktop in a separate location from the oven, wall ovens provide all the added flexibility you need.

Designed with convenience and functionality in mind, Whirlpool® wall ovens combine innovative features and modern design to give you all the cooking power of a traditional oven in a range of sizes and finishes.

Types of wall ovens available

Whether you choose a single or double oven configuration, or a microwave-combination model, there are several wall oven types available to help you get a better handle on mealtime.

Read on to learn about what different types of wall ovens have to offer your household.

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1. Single wall ovens

Single wall ovens allow for an optimized kitchen space without sacrificing functionality thanks to comfortable waist-height installation options which limit the need to bend down to load or unload food.

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2. Double wall ovens

Double wall ovens come equipped with typically twice the cooking capacity of a single oven with two cavities of the same size, allowing home cooks to whip up multiple dishes at once at different temperatures.

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3. Microwave-combination wall ovens

Combining an oven with a separate microwave unit into a single appliance, combination models can help you further maximize kitchen space. Rely on both the functionality of a standard oven and a microwave with this incredibly convenient and versatile option.

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4. Smart wall ovens

Some wall ovens even come in smart models, which use an internet connection to help streamline kitchen tasks through powerful digital features. Select Whirlpool® smart ovens offer Automatic Feature Updates,1 Scan-to-Cook Technology2 and remote monitoring.3 Simply access the dedicated app and enjoy a range of useful features that let you remotely measure and monitor your cooking with confidence.

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Select Whirlpool® wall ovens give you the power to explore supportive features like the helpful Keep Warm Setting for those tasty side dishes or advanced cooking options like air fry for more versatility when preparing snacks and meals.

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Wall oven buying guide

When shopping for the perfect wall oven for your home, understanding your options is key. Learn about wall oven sizes, installation and features to help make an informed and confident choice on which wall oven will fit best in your home.

1. Sizes

Wall ovens come in a variety of sizes to meet the needs of your family. Single wall ovens are typically categorized as 24, 27 or 30 inches wide. The depth and height are usually the same, regardless of width.

Double wall ovens have the same width and depth as a single wall oven, but the height will be around 51 inches. Combination wall ovens typically come in 24, 27 and 30-inch wide models. The depth usually ranges from 24–27 inches, while the height can be anywhere from 42-44 inches, depending on the capacity.

2. Installation

Wall ovens are installed by cutting an opening in a wall or cabinetry, fitting the appliance inside before the assembly is completed and the appliance is connected to its gas or electric fuel source. The oven is then secured fastly in place.

It’s recommended to hire a professional contractor if you’re not familiar or trained to work with electrical wiring or gas piping. Always refer to the owner's manual when installing a product, and read our guide on how to install a wall oven for more guidance.

3. Features

Make cooking more enjoyable and hassle-free by finding an oven that has all the features you need for you and your family. Consider the following features of select standard and smart wall ovens before making your purchase.

The following wall oven features may vary depending on the brand and model. Be sure to check your owner’s manual for product-specific information.

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Keep warm setting: keeps dishes from going cold before serving Automatic feature updates: consistent access to new smart oven features over time through Wi-Fi connectivity
Delay start: enables convenient cooking by allowing oven programming to start baking at a future time – available on certain models Smart phone control: convenient access to oven controls and settings from anywhere via remote smartphone control capability
Self-cleaning: adjustable self-cleaning technology enables streamlined kitchen cleanup without the need for harsh chemicals Multi-step cooking: send multiple cooking instructions to the smart oven or microwave at once
Advanced oven options: depending on the model and brand, options like air fry or convection bake on conventional models for more versatility when preparing meals Enhanced troubleshooting and guided service: instant access to manufacturer support or appliance tips right from a mobile device

Before purchasing your wall oven, keep in mind that double oven configurations come with the benefit of additional space for multi-rack cooking which allows you to prepare several different dishes at once.

Various dishes cooking in a single wall oven Various dishes cooking in a single wall oven

What is the most popular type of wall oven?

While single and double wall oven configurations are popular choices for many kitchens, other options like combination and smart models allow for even more versatile cooking ability.

Single and double wall ovens are a popular choice for their sleekness, which streamlines the design of any kitchen, while smart models give you the power to explore innovative digital features that help make managing meals even easier. On the other hand, combination wall ovens offer a powerful solution to those who prefer having both a traditional oven and a microwave all in one appliance.

Regardless of the style you choose, wall ovens like this popular model from Whirlpool brand can help you bring your dream kitchen together. 

What is the life expectancy of a wall oven?

Overall, wall ovens provide reliable performance for many years when properly maintained and treated with care.

Various dishes cooking in a double wall oven Various dishes cooking in a double wall oven

Discover all Whirlpool® wall oven options

With a Whirlpool® wall oven, you can rely on innovative features designed to help streamline meal prep. From True Convection Cooking for evenly cooking multiple dishes at once to convenient large capacity options to prepare a feast, the collection of wall ovens by Whirlpool brand has a solution for every family. 

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1. Appliance must be connected. WiFi & App Required. Features subject to change. Details and privacy info at whirlpool.com/connect.
2. Select frozen foods only. Appliance must be set to remote enable. WiFi & App Required. Features subject to change. Details and privacy info at whirlpool.com/connect.
3. Appliance must be set to remote enable. WiFi & App Required. Features subject to change. Details and privacy info at whirlpool.com/connect.
4. Features vary by model.