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Oven Buying Guide

Here are the top 5 things you need to know when it comes to choosing your brand new oven.


We stock ovens ranging from 40-74 litres in capacity. The bigger the capacity, the more flexibility you'll have to cook large or multiple dishes.


A single oven can be fitted under your worktop or at eye level. All our models are suitable for either, giving you plenty of choice.

Cooking Functions

Whether it’s grilling, fan cooking or baking, look out for specific settings that make it easier to get great results when preparing your favourite meals. 


Cleaning is easy with pyrolytic settings or catalytic linings. These features make sure your oven stays spotless with minimal effort.

Extra Features

Look out for extra features including temperature probes for meat, steam cooking options or clever dividers for greater flexibility. 

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Oven capacity is measured in litres. The size of your oven will depend on how much food you like to cook at once. An oven with a 65 litre capacity and above will give you greater flexibility, especially if you have a larger household or if you're a keen cook. They're ideal for those who love to batch bake or cook big roast dinners with all the trimmings.

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Do you want your oven to fit at eye-level, or under a counter? Always check the measurements of the oven you want to buy to check it will fit in the space you have available. Ensure that you have enough ventilation space too, especially if you plan to have a hob above your oven.
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Cooking Functions

Ovens can come with a variety of cooking functions. If you like to experiment, choose an oven with lots of functions like fan grilling for the perfect cooked breakfast, rotisserie roasting for a BBQ effect or even a pizza setting for an authentic slice of Italy. We even have models with dedicated settings for bread and baking. If you tend to stick to classic cooking methods, you’ll be fine with a few basic functions.

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Nobody likes cleaning their oven. It’s messy, time consuming and often involves harsh chemicals. Keep your eye out for catalytic or stay clean liners. These absorb grease before burning it away with the heat of the oven. For even easier cleaning, choose a model with a pyrolytic function. This uses really high heat to hygienically reduce burnt on food spills to ash.

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Extra Features

From doors that tuck neatly away to perfectly even cooking across all shelves, there’s tons of cool tech out there to help make cooking that bit more pleasurable. Look out for Neff’s Slide and Hide ovens, or any brand that has a specially designed fan to cook multiple dishes, at once, with no transfer of flavours. We even have ovens with a divider that turns one oven cavity into two.

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