Best Double Ovens in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 10, 2019
Do you find your current oven not large or capable enough of handling all of the dishes that you are baking? If so, then you could use a double oven. Read on for our reviews of the 5 top models and find the best double oven for your kitchen! ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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Capacity
Cooking Modes
Usability
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Warranty
 
PROS

A multifunctional oven with 4 top oven and 3 bottom oven functions, including convection and grill functions, will help you to prepare various and tasty dishes for a large number of people without hassle.

CONS

Instruction manual isn't very clear.

OUR VERDICT

The Russell Hobbs RH72DEO1001B Extra Large Double Oven is the best solution and the best investment for anyone who needs to cook large volumes of food at a time. It has a solid design with Double Glazed Doors and will definitely provide long and faithful service.

detailed parameters
Installation Type

Built-under

Power

4033 Watts

Capacity

92 L (38 L top and 54 L bottom)

Cooking Modes

4 Top oven functions, 3 Bottom Oven functions, temperature adjustment (50 - 250 °C)

Usability

Interior Light, digital clock, LED timer, 2 bottom oven shelves, 1 top oven deep pan

Dimensions

72 x 60 x 58 cm

Warranty

1 year (+1 year at registration)

PROS

The set has two grills that can be set at five levels in the Bottom Oven and at three levels in the top oven. The furnace chambers are supplemented by convenient energizing modules, so replacing the position of the gratings will not cause difficulties.

CONS

Might take some time to figure out settings.

OUR VERDICT

A double oven in a stainless steel housing that combines impressive features and outstanding performance. The touch control panel and doors with tempered glass in black make it stylish and perfectly fit into any modern kitchen interior.

detailed parameters
Installation Type

Built-under

Power

~ 4000 Watts

Capacity

92 L (38 L top and 54 L bottom)

Cooking Modes

4 Top oven functions, 3 Bottom Oven functions, temperature adjustment (50 - 250 °C)

Usability

Interior Light, End Time Timer, Duration Timer, Top Oven: 3 Shelf positions, Bottom Oven: 5 Shelf positions, 2 x Wire Shelf, 1 x Oven Tray included

Dimensions

72 x 56.4 x 56.3 cm

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The functionality of the oven allows you to defrost products and act as a slow cooker. In addition, the oven comes fully equipped, which will facilitate the preparation of both complex and everyday dishes.

CONS

Fan is quite noisy.

OUR VERDICT

This modern double oven is most suitable for large kitchens. It is characterized by durability, and provides circulation of hot air and its optimal distribution, so that cooking meat, fish, poultry, pizza and other dishes will be most satisfactory.

detailed parameters
Installation Type

Built-under

Power

4800 Watts

Capacity

74 L (42 L top and 32 L bottom)

Cooking Modes

4 Top oven functions (Conventional Heating, Grilling, Slow cooking, Defrost) and 1 Bottom oven function (Fan Cooking). Temperature adjustment: top (100 - 220 °C), bottom (80 - 240 °C)

Usability

Interior Light, Programmable timer (cavity 1), Grill Pan &Food Support, Meat Pan, 2 x Oven Shelf (multiple positions)

Dimensions

88.7 x 59.5 x 57.5 cm

Warranty

10 year parts, 1 year labour warranty

PROS

ActivEnamel interior is unpretentious in maintenance and allows you to easily keep the stove clean. Controls and settings are evenly spaced out and easy to set and to check quickly.

CONS

Takes a long time to heat to maximum temperature.

OUR VERDICT

The multifunctional double oven SIA DO101 is suitable for frequent use, and a wide selection of modes and programmable cooking time allows you to make the most diverse, even complex, dishes, yet still being easy enough to use for simple dishes.

detailed parameters
Installation Type

Built-under

Power

~ 4000 Watts

Capacity

85 L (35 L top and 50 L bottom)

Cooking Modes

4 Top oven functions, 3 Bottom Oven functions, temperature adjustment (50 - 250 °C)

Usability

Interior Light, digital timer, 2 x Shelf (multiply positions), 1 x Oven Tray included

Dimensions

71.8 x 59.5 x 56 cm

Warranty

5 year parts, 2 years labour warranty

PROS

The True Fan Cooking System distributes heat evenly throughout the entire cabinet, which makes it possible to bake food on two levels at once with the same efficiency.

CONS

No timer included.

OUR VERDICT

A double oven with extra large capacity and all the necessary functionality, which is easy to use. And thanks to the non-stick interior and removable oven door glass, it’s even easier to take care of the equipment.

detailed parameters
Installation Type

Built-under

Power

~ 4500 Watts

Capacity

105 L (33 L top and 69 L bottom)

Cooking Modes

4 Top oven functions, 3 Bottom Oven functions, temperature adjustment (75 - 250 °C)

Usability

Interior Light, 2 x Shelf (multiply positions), 1 x Oven Family Size Tray included

Dimensions

89 x 59.4 x 56.7 cm

Warranty

2 years

Russell Hobbs RH72DEO1001B

Flexibility for Cooking

The primary purpose of any oven is for cooking, and as such, any oven that a person has must be able to provide the necessary functionality for them to be able to cook what they want. Unfortunately, many oven models tend to be fairly limited in regard to flexibility. Many of the features that they include tend to leave out certain functions that some ovens from the past have typically had, which allowed lower tech ovens to have higher flexibility in use than some newer ones. Obviously, anyone who wants to be able to cook many different types of dishes in their ovens will need one that allows for the flexibility that they need.

The Russell Hobbs RH72DEO1001B Built Under Electric Fan Double Oven is one such model that gives users a great amount of flexibility in cooking. This is a multifunctional oven with 4 top oven and 3 bottom oven functions, including convection and grill functions, that will help you to prepare various and tasty dishes for a large number of people without hassle. The dual ovens each provide the right variety of cooking options for letting users cook various dishes simultaneously, which greatly helps in lessening the amount of time required to spend waiting for your dishes to finish cooking.

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Multifunctional and Capacious

The flexibility of use in this double built in oven is due to more than just the various functions provided by the top and bottom oven compartments. Each oven compartment is capacious enough to handle virtually any sized dish that you wish to cook, with both compartments combining to provide 92 L of total capacity, with the top providing 38 L and the bottom oven providing 54 L, giving you an enormous amount of space for cooking even the largest dishes. The bottom oven includes fan assistance that helps provide the even distribution of heat throughout, ensuring that all parts of your food are thoroughly cooked. The top oven also includes a grill for giving you the ability to grill food inside of it.

Along with these cooking characteristics, the oven includes several usability features that add to the overall convenience. An LED timer is included that lets you set the cooking time for any dish that is being cooked in either compartment, and which also allows for programmable cooking presets which let you start cooking with just the touch of a button.

In the end, the Russell Hobbs RH72DEO1001B Extra Large Double Oven is the best solution and the best investment for anyone who needs to cook large volumes of food at a time. It has a solid design with double glazed doors and will definitely provide long and faithful service.

Russell Hobbs RH72DEO1001B Built Under Electric Fan Double Oven in the use

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Cookology CDO720SS

Perfect for Grilling

Many people don't usually think of ovens as being ideal appliances for the purpose of grilling. After all, the many different types of both indoor and outdoor grills that are available on the market can attest to that. However, many ovens not only include the ability to grill, but many also even excel at it. Grilling in an oven is just like using an outdoor grill but with the lid down, allowing the food to thoroughly absorb the heat for even cooking all throughout the dish, so it only makes sense that an oven can grill just as well as any outdoor model. However, it is important to have an oven that comes equipped with this capability before it can really be done.

The Cookology CDO720SS Stainless Steel Built-under Electric Double Oven is an oven that was designed to excel at grilling. The oven has two grills that can be set at five levels in the bottom oven and at three levels in the top oven, letting you set the perfect height of each for whatever food is being cooked. In addition, the furnace chambers are supplemented by convenient energizing modules, so replacing the position of the gratings will not cause difficulties. This allows for thorough and even cooking that ensures that anything you cook will be done to perfection.

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Also Great for Baking

Although this oven excels at grilling, that is far from the only cooking method that it is good for. In fact, this oven excels at just about any kind of cooking that can be done with an oven. The top oven not only functions well at grilling, but also as a static oven that gives convection heating to any food that is cooked in it. The bottom oven, on the other hand. includes a large fan that moves the heat evenly around the oven, giving your food perfect heating coverage that is necessary to ensure that it doesn't end up with any cold or undercooked spots. This also has the added benefit of cooking your dishes quickly, so you won't have to wait around all day for the food to finish cooking.

All in all, the Cookology CDO720SS Stainless Steel Built-under Electric Double Oven is a double oven in a stainless steel housing that combines impressive features and outstanding performance. The touch control panel that allows for easy operation for cooking with just the press of a button, along with the doors with tempered glass in black make it stylish and perfectly fit into any modern kitchen interior. Anyone looking for an oven that lets them cook the way they want will be sure to fall in love with this model.

Cookology CDO720SS Stainless Steel Built-under Electric Double Oven in the use

 

Hotpoint DD2540IX

Loaded with Functionality

Many of the ovens that are available on the market are pretty basic appliances that are meant primarily for baking. While some ovens will include some extra functionality that adds to the oven's flexibility in use, many of these are simply secondary functions, with their overall effect being understated or not implemented well in comparison to the oven's main function. For many people this is fine, as the primary purpose of an oven is for baking, with other cooking types often being seen as secondary. However, there are still many people who want more flexibility and functionality from their ovens, as they like to cook in a variety of ways and need an oven that allows them to do so.

The Hotpoint DD2540IX Electric Built-In Double Oven is the perfect appliance for those who are wanting plenty of functionality from their oven. The functionality included in this oven allows you to not only use it for its primary purpose of baking, but also to defrost products and act as a slow cooker. In addition, the oven comes fully equipped with all of the necessary accessories, including grill and meat pans as well as oven shelves, which will facilitate the preparation of both complex and everyday dishes.

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Great for Large Kitchens

This modern double oven is most suitable for large kitchens, namely due to its size as well as the functionality included with it. It is characterized by its overall durability and provides circulation of hot air at its optimal distribution, so that cooking meat, fish, poultry, pizza and other dishes will be most satisfactory. This oven includes large capacity enclosures for both the top and bottom ovens, with the top oven having a capacity of 42 L, and the bottom a capacity of a whopping 74 L, making this oven one of the largest models we've seen. This means that those with very large cooking needs will find both the top and bottom ovens to be well-suited for their needs.

Just like with most other models, the top oven works best for cooking and grilling through convection, while the bottom oven includes a fan that provides the perfect heat circulation noted above. One thing to note about the fan is that it is quite noisy, so those who prefer their ovens to work quietly should be prepared for it. However, the oven itself is very easy to control and to use, with even beginners finding it quite simple. At the end of the day, this exception double oven from HOTPOINT should be the perfect companion for large kitchens.

Hotpoint DD2540IX Electric Built In Double Oven in the use

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SIA DO101

Easy to Clean

One of the most important, but at the same time the most overlooked, aspect of any oven is in how easy it is to clean. Regular use of any oven will often result in many food and grease particles accumulating inside of it, which can have a detrimental effect on any other food that is cooked in it. That's why it is so important to keep the inside of an oven clean. However, most ovens on the market treat cleanability as an entirely secondary concern, with few being designed to be easily cleaned at all. For most home users, though, how easy it is to keep an oven clean should be one of the most important aspects considered when choosing the right appliance for their kitchen.

The SIA DO101 Built Under Double Fan Electric Oven is one of the few models that has been made for easy cleaning. This is helped greatly by the ActivEnamel interior, which is unpretentious in maintenance and allows you to easily keep the stove clean after any cooking session. Along with that, the controls and settings of the oven are evenly spaced out and easy to set and to check quickly, making not only its cleaning, but its overall operation very easy for any user. This is a far cry from many other models that leave these two important aspects as secondary considerations at best in their designs.

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Made for Frequent Use

Anyone who is looking for an oven that they plan on using frequently will often be very concerned about the ability of whichever model they choose to be up to the task. This multifunctional double oven SIA DO101 certainly is, being quite suitable for frequent use, and offering a wide selection of modes and programmable cooking time allows you to make the most diverse, even complex, dishes, yet still being easy enough to use for simple dishes. The oven includes modes for many types of cooking, including grilling, and includes a fully programmable interface that lets users get to cooking in just seconds. There is even a timer included that lets you set the cooking time, something that is always a nice touch for an oven.

The build quality of the oven is quite sturdy as well as attractive, with a stylish modern black glass front along with stainless steel accessories. The oven comes with chrome rack sides with anti-tilt shelves that provide a sturdy platform for whatever dishes are placed on them. The internal 25 W halogen lights give plenty of lighting to each oven's contents, letting you see how well your food is being cooked at just a glance. Overall, this high-quality double oven from SIA gives you the ability to both cook and clean with ease, making your time in the kitchen much more pleasant.

SIA DO101 Built Under Double Fan Electric Oven in the use

 

Beko BRDF21000X

Extra Large Capacity Oven

With most double ovens, you get the ability to cook more than one dish at a time, which can be a real lifesaver for people who need to cook things quickly, especially for a large gathering for celebrating the holidays. However, many double ovens come with a negative compromise that affects what people can cook. With having two oven compartments, most double ovens are very limited in the capacity of each oven, providing no more than a small space for the top oven and only something slightly larger for the bottom. This presents a problem when something large needs to be cooked, especially like a whole turkey, which can quickly show the limitations of having to split space between the top and bottom parts.

The Beko BRDF21000X Built-In Electric Double Oven is a model that gives you the benefits of a double oven without having to compromise on its capacity. This model is a double oven with extra large capacity and all the necessary functionality, which makes it not only able to handle whatever food you through at it, but also making it easy to use. And thanks to the non-stick interior and removable oven door glass, it’s even easier to take care of the equipment, so cleaning won't be a hassle like it is with many other models.

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Even Cooking Throughout

The large capacity of this oven doesn't contain any of the drawbacks of other large capacity ovens, namely in the fact that food often doesn't get evenly cooked. The True Fan Cooking System distributes heat evenly throughout the entire cabinet, which makes it possible to bake food on two levels at once with the same efficiency. Just as with most other models, the top oven is convection only, while also allowing you to grill food, whereas the bottom oven includes a fan that circulates the heat throughout the entire space. In short, you won't have any problems with food cooked in either oven coming out undercooked or with any cold spots.

The oven itself is very easy to use, as it is operated by rotary knobs similar to what is found on most other ovens. Unfortunately, there isn't a timer included on this model, but this shouldn't be an issue for those who are already accustomed to using their own separate timers when cooking. Best of all, though, the enamel interior along with the removable doors will make cleaning this oven a breeze, helping to cut down on the overall maintenance time that usually comes with most other ovens. At the end of the day, those who are looking for a capacious oven that doesn't compromise on functionality and performance will find just what they are looking for with this model.

Beko BRDF21000X Built-In Electric Double Oven in the use

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What Is a Double Oven?

Virtually every home has an electric or gas-powered oven, a device that is used to bake various kinds of food. In fact, this has been the case for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Old ovens usually were simple devices that were powered by lighting wood afire within a small, enclosed and insulated space, where baking bread was very common. Nowadays, with electric and gas-powered ovens in almost every home, such types of ovens have largely been relegated to being things of the past. The modern oven has proven to be an extremely handy appliance that allows for cooking almost anything a person could want.

Where traditional ovens fail, though, is in being able to cook multiple things at once. Baking can be an extremely time-consuming process, and baking one type of food needs to be completed before you can start on something else. That is where double ovens come in. These appliances are just like traditional ovens, with the main exception that they contain two enclosed spaces for baking instead of just one. Each baking enclosure will have its own temperature settings, letting users bake two different things at the same time, even if each item requires its own temperature settings.

If you are looking for something that excels at baking bread, you might be best served by purchasing a dedicated bread maker.

What Features to Compare

Double ovens tend to be similar to regular ovens in many ways, especially in their primary purpose. However, those who aren't familiar with the nitty gritty details of ovens may not have much of an idea of what to look for. Furthermore, double ovens sometimes contain some features or characteristics that most single ovens don't have, further complicating the process of finding out which one is best. Below are the most common characteristics to look for in an electric double oven, which should help you find the best double oven for your kitchen.

Installation Type

Probably the first thing to be aware of with any double oven that you buy is the installation type. This basically shows the method and area of installation in the kitchen. Just like with standard single ovens, most double ovens tend to be the "built-under" type, including all of the selections in this review. This allows for easy installation in the vast majority of kitchens.

Power

The power of an oven can go a long way towards showing just how powerful the oven is, in regards to the maximum cooking temperatures that can be maintained. Most double ovens are usually at least 4000 Watts, providing plenty of power for cooking more than one dish at the same time. If you plan on using the oven for cooking items with high temperatures, you will be best served with the most powerful oven you can buy.

Capacity

The capacity of a double oven shows how much oven space exists in both the top and bottom oven compartments. In most double ovens, the bottom compartment will have a higher capacity than the top one, although this isn't always the case. Regardless, those who will be cooking large amounts of food will want to make sure that the capacity of the oven will be able to meet their needs.

Cooking Modes

Most modern double ovens will have a selection of cooking modes available for each compartment. These cooking modes will give you a choice of the type of cooking that can be done in each compartment, ranging from your standard baking to grilling, slow cooking, and even defrosting. If there are any specific cooking modes that you plan on using, you will want to make sure that your double oven supports them.

Usability

Along with the cooking modes mentioned above, double ovens will typically have some type of usability features that allow for convenient use of the device. Most of these features will include things such as integrated timers for each oven compartment, as well as interior lighting and even various grills and pans that come inside a given oven compartment. As with any of the other characteristics listed here, you will want to make sure that whichever double oven you choose comes with the Usability features that you want.

Did you know?

Cook More, Work Less

Double ovens, just by their nature, offer a huge number of benefits for those who often spend lots of time slaving away in the kitchen. However, the benefits they offer may be beyond what most people will initially think. Double ovens don't just help save time spent in the kitchen, they offer many more benefits that help make the entire cooking process much easier than ever before. If you are the proud owner of a new double oven, and are looking for ways to maximise the benefits you get from such an appliance, below are some handy ideas for helping to create some culinary masterpieces with a minimal amount of effort.

Appetizers and Main Course

Do you host dinner parties where you have multi-course meals, including appetizers? If so, this can be done easier than ever before with a double oven. You can heat a light appetizer in the top oven while the main course cooks thoroughly in the bottom one, letting you have the appetizers ready and waiting for your guests while the main course is still cooking. Heat up some potato wedges or cheese sticks quickly while your casserole bakes, giving you the quick and easy appetizers with just the right amount of time before the main course is finished.

Dinner and Dessert

Many people often don't have a proper dessert very often just because it can be a pain to cook both dinner and dessert at the same time. With a double oven, however, this can be quite easy to do. In fact, a double oven allows for some really fancy desserts, especially cooking cakes or cookies while dinner is heating up. That way, you can have a freshly made dessert as soon as you finish eating dinner!

Hamburgers and Fries

Most double ovens include grills inside of them, which lets you cook a greater variety of food. If you're in the mood for some good old fashioned fast food, but don't feel like going out, then make it yourself! With a double oven, you can cook hamburger patties and fries at the same time, without having to share the oven space for both. This in fact lets you cook larger portions of both, which is perfect for when you have some friends over to watch a match on the telly.

Gourmet Delights

Having a fancy gourmet meal at home is always nice, but they can be difficult to make, especially when a dish involved multiple ingredients cooked at different temperatures. As you can already guess, a double oven makes it much easier to make such dishes in a minimal amount of time, letting you bake multiple ingredients simultaneously without having to guess about cooking times for things sharing the same oven.

Perfect Taste and Smell

One of the biggest drawbacks with having to use an oven to cook multiple things is that some ingredients tend to leave a smell or taste behind that will get into the other dishes. Cooking fish tends to be one of the biggest culprits, as the smell and even taste of fish can be left behind for whatever else is cooked afterwards. With a double oven, however, you no longer have to worry about this. You can cook fish or another similarly offending ingredient in solitude, letting your other dishes taste and smell exactly the way they are supposed to.

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Publish Date: 2019-12-10 14:55:24