The best electric ovens on the market

Update the hub of your home with an electric oven that suits both your lifestyle and your kitchen design

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Whether you see yourself as a future Great British Bake Off contestant or just enjoy cooking for friends and family, a new oven will help to ensure that all of your culinary creations will be baked to perfection. There’s plenty of choice available, from top-of-the-range, technologically advanced designs to more affordable yet highly functional models.

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So, if your oven isn’t working as hard as you’d like it to, read on for some handy information on what to consider when buying one, as well as some of our favourite electric oven buys for every budget.

And if you enjoy our round-up, check out our other Buyer’s Guides! We’ve got guides to the best washing machines, best electric ovens, best power tools, and many more household appliances!

Stoves Sterling 600E electric cooker, John Lewis & Partners, £647

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Energy rating: A

Capacity: top oven 35L; bottom oven 69L

Dimensions: H90-93cm x W60cm x D60cm

We love the striking black finish of this Stoves design. The top cavity has a conventional electric oven and grill, while the main oven below it provides fanned electric cooking, as well as a defrost option. The ceramic hob has four zones and six heat settings, giving you precise control over your pots and pans.

Beko Select BXIF35300X single oven, Curry’s PC World, around £209

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Energy rating: A

Capacity: 82L

Dimensions: H59.5cm x W59.4cm x D56.7cm This affordable fan oven offers everything you need for everyday cooking, with five different functions. All the family favourites will fit in its extra-large capacity, and the full-width grill is a really useful addition.

Lakeland Digital Mini Oven, Lakeland, £149.99

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Energy rating: n/a

Capacity: 22.5L

Dimensions: H35cm x W50.5cm x D41cm

If space is at a premium, this free-standing, mini oven could be a good solution. It’s also a handy addition to any kitchen if you often find yourself needing some extra cooking space. It has eight cooking modes so offers great flexibility in a small package.

BI602MFPY built-in multi-function oven, Belling, from around £329.99

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Energy rating: A

Capacity: 73L

Dimensions: H59.6cm x W59.5cm x D55.5cm

This model boasts an LED programmable timer, soft-close door, and a variable grill. It also features a pyrolytic function to make cleaning much less of a chore. It’s shown here alongside an integrated microwave with a warming drawer beneath.

Rangemaster Classic CLAS60ECCR/C electric cooker, Argos, £699.99

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Energy rating: top oven – B; bottom oven – A

Capacity: top oven – 38L; bottom oven – 61L

Dimensions: H89.5cm x W59.5cm x D59.8cm If you’re after for a more classic look, this free-standing model is just the ticket, with its arched baker’s window and traditional styling. It boasts a multi-function oven, conventional oven, grill and ceramic hob with four cooking zones. Catalytic liners help to take the hassle out of cleaning.

Aria KFW 3844 H IX built-in single oven, Indesit, from around £269.99

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Energy rating: A+

Capacity: 71L

Dimensions: H59.5cm x W59.5cm x D55.1cm

This oven offers features you wouldn’t expect at such an affordable price. The Turn&Cook function means that it will cook any one of over 80 recipes perfectly, in just one hour. It also has an EcoClean function which uses the power of steam to help break down food residues, making cleaning much less effort.

Bush DHBEDC50W 50cm electric cooker, Argos, £289.99

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Energy rating: main oven A; second oven B

Capacity: top oven 31L; bottom oven 50L

Dimensions: H90cm x W50cm x D60cm

Make light work of busy family mealtimes with this double oven, which has both fan and conventional ovens with easy-clean enamel interiors, as well as a ceramic hob. Its 50cm width makes it an ideal choice for those with smaller kitchens, who don’t have the standard 60cm width available.

Absolute AKZ9 6270 IX single multi-function pyrolytic oven, Whirlpool, from around £479.99

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Energy rating: A+

Capacity: 65L

Dimensions: H59.5cm x W59.5cm x D56.4cm

With a stylish design and great functionality, this single oven benefits from many features and functions to help make life easier in the kitchen, including pyrolytic cleaning. Its 16 different settings, including pizza and bread as well as a conventional oven, make cooking easy and stress-free, while over 30 automatic 6th Sense pre-programmed recipes mean that the oven sets the time and temperature for perfect results. Ready2Cook eliminates the need to pre-heat the oven, and the Cook3 system gives you the freedom to cook up to three dishes at the same time without any mixing of flavours.

C3246 built-in double oven, Caple, from around £579

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Energy rating: A

Capacity: top oven 40L; bottom oven 61L

Dimensions: H88.8cm x W59.5cm x D54.6cm

With plenty of functions for all your culinary needs, this double oven also offers a large capacity for family meals. The stainless steel finish, along with a smart LED display and programmable electronic timer, give it a sleek and sophisticated look, while the enamel interior is easy to clean. The top oven offers top heat, base heat, conventional heat and full grill functions, while the bottom cavity has fan heat, turbo grill and turbo defrost.

Electric free-standing cooker, Amica, from around £310

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Energy rating: A

Capacity: top oven 44L; bottom oven 65L

Dimensions: H90cm x W60cm x D60cm

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With a main fan-assisted oven and a second conventional oven with grill, this model offers a good capacity suitable for medium-sized households. Both oven cavities have catalytic liners to aid the cleaning process, while the ceramic hob has residual heat indicators and a temperature limiter for added safety – ideal in a family kitchen.