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How do I Choose the Best Stainless Steel Oven?

Kasey James
Kasey James

There are many factors to compare when choosing the best stainless steel oven. Some kitchens have space for a freestanding oven and others are built for a wall oven. You should also decide which features you want in your stainless steel oven. Once you narrow down your oven choices, you can compare prices.

A wall oven is one that fits into a hole in the wall that has electrical wires behind it to make the oven work. If you already have a space in the kitchen for a wall oven, be sure to evaluate new ovens that are the same size so that they will fit into the space. If you are building a new kitchen, then you will want to compare wall ovens with freestanding ones.

Stainless steel appliances are popular for their sleek, shiny looks.
Stainless steel appliances are popular for their sleek, shiny looks.

A freestanding stainless steel oven is one that sits on the kitchen floor. It is usually placed in between two counter tops. Freestanding ovens come with a top range. These ovens also come in different sizes depending on how many burners are on the range.

You may want a double stainless steel oven. Some double ovens are side by side and some are top and bottom. If you decide to purchase a single oven, you may want to consider a freestanding oven that has a large drawer underneath. The drawer can be an extra storage space for larger pans and cookware.

There are double ovens that come with one standard oven and one convection oven. Convection ovens use warm air to help cook the food and often cook faster than a standard stainless steel oven. There are also ovens that convert to a microwave oven. These ovens come with an array of settings for cooking different kinds of foods or just warming up leftovers.

Single and double stainless steel ovens are sized according to width. You may want to consider what size pans you bake with before choosing an oven size. Large ovens will take up more space but can also hold bigger cookware. The size of the oven can also affect its price, especially if it is a double or has many special features.

If you are looking for an industrial stainless steel oven, you will want to also compare size and price. Industrial ovens are often freestanding and contain several oven racks. Some come with an air blower that recirculates the warm air to help cook food evenly and faster. You will want to be sure the oven's parts are all removable for easy cleaning.

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    • Stainless steel appliances are popular for their sleek, shiny looks.
      By: Ljupco Smokovski
      Stainless steel appliances are popular for their sleek, shiny looks.