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Most and Least Reliable Wall Oven Brands

With data on more than 12,000 wall ovens, CR's member survey reveals the brands that last

One of the most reliable wall oven brands in CR's survey

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 repairs their wall ovens needed and tell us how satisfied they are overall with their appliance. 

We asked members about their experiences with 12,580 electric wall ovens they bought between 2008 and 2018, 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 two brands of wall ovens earn top marks for predicted reliability," says Simon Slater, CR's manager of survey research. "And three brands have such high rates of repair 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.

The Most Reliable Wall Oven Brands

We rate the reliability of 15 electric wall oven brands: Amana, Bosch, Electrolux, Frigidaire, Frigidare Professional, GE, Jenn-Air, Kenmore, KitchenAid, LG, Maytag, Thermador, Viking, and Whirlpool.

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

Of the brands in our survey, two stand out for earning a rating of Excellent for predicted reliability and Good for owner satisfaction: LG and GE. Bosch and Thermador each earn a rating of Good for reliability and Very Good for owner satisfaction. Maytag rates Very Good for reliability and Fair for owner satisfaction.  

From our current ratings, LG and GE have single- and double-oven models that rate extremely well. Here, we've highlighted two. The LG single oven below is modestly priced and an Excellent baker. It earns the highest overall score of any single oven in our ratings. The Café model (from GE) is a beautiful, premium double-oven with French doors, convection, and steam baking capabilities. 

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