Built-in oven reviews: Reliability
93%The reliability score for the built-in oven brand with the best reliability record
Thousands of Which? members have told us how reliable (or unreliable) their built-in gas and electric ovens are. We’ve heard from more than 3,000 of you about major problems that stop you cooking, including the oven simply failing to heat up as well as minor niggles, such as the timer breaking.
The highest-scoring brand has a good reliability score of 93%. But one brand has a poor reliability score.
Brands including AEG/AEG Electrolux, Baumatic, Bosch, Belling, Electrolux, Hotpoint, Indesit, John Lewis, Miele, Neff, New World, Siemens, Stoves, Whirlpool and Zanussi/Zanussi-Electrolux are featured in our reliability table.
Neff ovens are a very popular purchase - 26% of the oven owners who responded to our survey own a Neff, 16% own Bosch and 9% own an AEG/AEG-Electrolux built-in oven.
Built-in oven reliability
To see how well built-in ovens from leading brands do in our tests, see the Which? built-in ovens review.
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Common built-in oven problems
The most common built-in oven problems are:
- Problems with the light 14%
- Problems with the fan 3%
- Problems with the door 3%
Reliability and Best Buy ovens
Reliability is a key part of the decisions we make about which models deserve Best Buy status. A built-in oven can qualify as a Best Buy only if the brand has scored at least three out of five stars for reliability, based on our survey of owners, or if the model comes with a free five-year warranty.
Built-in oven reviews you can trust
Nobody goes to the same lengths that we do when testing built-in ovens. In our oven tests we bake shortbread to see how well heat is distributed, we bake a sponge cake to test how well the oven supplies heat and we record how long they take to heat up. And we cover the grill pan with crustless white bread to see how evenly and how far heat spreads.
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