Most and Least Reliable Wall Oven Brands

With data on more than 22,000 wall ovens, CR's member surveys reveal the brands that last

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Every year our expert testers bake dozens of cakes and hundreds of cookies to test how well electric wall ovens perform. In addition, to see whether these appliances hold up over time, we ask thousands of CR members to provide details on problems their wall ovens had and tell us how satisfied they are overall with their appliance.

We asked members about their experiences with 22,880 electric wall ovens they bought between 2011 and 2021, collecting data we use to calculate predicted reliability and owner satisfaction ratings. Predicted reliability reflects the likelihood that models from a given brand will develop problems or break within the first five years. Owner satisfaction reflects the percentage of members who said they would recommend their wall oven.

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“Only four brands of wall ovens earn a top mark for predicted reliability,” says Simon Slater, CR’s associate director of survey research. “And four brands have such high problem rates that we cannot recommend them, regardless of how well they perform in our lab tests.”

To find a reliable wall oven, start with our buying guide to zero in on features and options that matter to you (such as whether a single- or double-oven model suits you best). Next, turn to our wall oven ratings for the complete picture, including lab performance.

Most Reliable Wall Oven Brands

From our surveys, we rate the reliability of 21 electric wall oven brands, including big names likes Amana, GE, LG, Maytag, Samsung, and Whirlpool, not to mention a handful of pro-style and premium brands like Bosch, Thermador, Viking, and Wolf.

CR members can read on for some of the most important findings from our surveys and ratings of specific wall ovens that rate well for predicted reliability.

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