Wall ovens come in standard widths of 24, 27 and 30 inches, but models can vary by as much as an inch or two, making it wise to stick with the same brand. Measure the distance across the top and bottom of the oven from the left and right edge of the cabinet cutout. Note the measurements on the reference sheet. Measure the distance along each side of the oven – from the top to bottom edge of the cabinet cutout. Note the measurements on the reference sheet. Note that you will also have to look for a good appliance repair service when getting a wall oven for installation & repair.
Having so much space dedicated to cooking appliances can be limiting, and costly. Having a wall oven can become more expensive because it requires two appliance purchases—a wall oven or double oven plus a cooktop. The combination of wall oven and separate cooktop can often cost thousands of dollars. Wall ovens do not vent to the outside. There is an internal vent on wall ovens. Prior to 2007: Oven is vented through a vent tube under the control panel. After 2007: For single and double wall ovens, the vent is below the door to keep electronics cooler, improve appearance, and provide a better door seal at the top.
A wall oven allows an easier transition from the oven to the countertop. If you prefer to dine out or you just don’t cook for large gatherings often, a free-standing range may be a better choice for you. It is certainly beneficial to have more than two feet of counter space that you would lose to a wall oven cabinet.