Designing and updating a kitchen is one of the wonders of the world. There are so many moving parts along the way, like creating a mood board to get a feel for the space and picking out each individual piece as you turn your dreams into a reality. The process, while fun and exciting, can be overwhelming with choices. Narrowing down the choices can be made into a game to make the process more exciting and inviting. What will make the final cut? The fate of your kitchen lies in your hands, and we are here to provide some helpful tips and tricks along the way.
No kitchen is complete without the powerhouse of it all, the oven, of course! Wall ovens are a great addition to kitchens to achieve a seamless and stunning design, ultimately completing your dream space. Designed with ergonomics in mind, wall ovens are installed at eye level, giving easy access to hot dishes to access food without bending over. Along with their incredible features, they are a gorgeous piece to elevate the heart of the home.
It is important to consider the various elements that go along with buying a new appliance. This wall oven purchasing guide will help you narrow down a few important factors to consider.
What Should I Look For When Buying A New Wall Oven?
One of the biggest factors to consider when searching for a new wall oven is the size. How much space do you have in your kitchen? How much food do you prepare at once? Take your cooking habits and space availability into consideration when determining which type of wall oven will work for you and your needs.
For example, if you have a cozy kitchen and are looking for a compact appliance to fit the space, a 24-inch wall oven may be your glass slipper. The 2.5 cu ft. interior provides ample cooking room while being a fresh and fitting addition to a well-planned kitchen where space is at a premium.
If you have space to spare and often find yourself wishing you had more room to cook in, consider adding a double-wall oven. Not only are they contemporary and stylish, but the two full-sized ovens also maximize cooking capacity and allow you to cook two different courses, at two different temperatures, all at the same time. A double oven is an absolute must-have for home entertaining (and large families). If you’re wondering if a double wall oven is a right fit for you, check out “Is a Double Wall Oven Worth It?“.
One thing that often draws us to an appliance is the way it looks and it is important to look at the attractiveness in the bigger picture – how will it look placed in your current and future kitchen? An easy way to achieve a sleek cohesive look in your kitchen design is by matching the finish of your appliances.
Wall ovens with a glass touch display and stainless steel finish, like a Sharp Stainless Steel European Convection Built-In Single Wall Oven (SWA3062GS), are a popular and timeless choice because they are easy to see, operate, and clean.
Are your current appliances white, black, or stainless steel? Opt for a finish that you love to tie your whole kitchen together.
After narrowing down the basics you want in a wall oven, such as the capacity and finish, it is time to get to the meat and potatoes of it all: the features! The features are what really set appliances apart and can make all the difference in your space. Make the most of your culinary experience by creating a versatile cooking space with the help of your wall oven.
Here are a few features you should look for when buying a new wall oven:
- Dampened Hinges on the Soft-Close Oven Door to prevent slamming
- Warm, Proof, and Sabbath Modes with a Built-In Probe Thermometer
- True European Convection for efficient heating, and even browning
- Bright, Halogen Interior Lighting and a Large viewing pane let you keep an eye on your food from the outside
Looking for a new oven comes with its challenges but we hope this wall oven buying guide made it easier. You can also scroll through the SHARP options below and learn more about these industry-defining options.