Best Ranges With Big Ovens

These stoves have ovens that can hold an entire holiday feast

A stainless steel range with a big oven

If you're worried about fitting a giant turkey into your oven on Thanksgiving, there's still time for you to shop for a roomier range. "Major retailers will go to great lengths to make sure nearly any model you buy now will arrive before Thanksgiving," says Claudette Ennis, CR's market analyst for ranges. "Plus you'll have some of the best selection of the year, before inventories are depleted by Black Friday sales."

Ennis adds that even though you'll be shopping before holiday sales, you can almost always snag a deal on special buy appliances from Home Depot and Lowe's, the two largest retailers of ranges. 

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Consumer Reports has found big differences in the size of ovens in the ranges we test, and our test results show that capacity and capability don’t always go hand in hand.

“A huge oven is nice to have if you’re trying to heat a bunch of casseroles for a potluck,” says Tara Casaregola, who heads up CR’s range testing program. “But a bigger oven isn’t as useful as you might think if you’re trying to bake or roast different foods at once, since you can still cook at only one temperature.”

In other words, if you’re slow-roasting a pork shoulder at 275° F, a large oven may also have space for a gratin dish full of root veggies. But if you want to roast them at, say, 450° F, so that they develop a nicely caramelized exterior, a bigger oven won’t help you.

Instead, look to a double-oven range, which features two separate cavities that can be set at different temperatures. These models are more versatile and tend to do very well in our oven capacity test. You’ll have to give up the bottom warming or storage drawer to accommodate the second oven, but you’ll get more usable space for baking and roasting.

How We Test Oven Capacity

In addition to our standard set of cooktop and oven performance tests, which call for heating water, simmering, and baking upwards of 2,400 cookies and 400 cakes per year, we assess how much usable space each range's oven has, not just total size. Ranges with the biggest ovens and the broadest array of rack positions tend to fare best in our capacity test.

We test both mainstream brands, such as Amana and GE, as well as pro-style brands like Thermador and Viking. Read on for five of the best ranges with large ovens from our tests. You can find more information on shopping for a range in our range buying guide. CR members can also browse our comprehensive range ratings of more than 180 models. 

Best Electric Ranges With Large Ovens

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