We’ve recently put ovens from AEG to Zanussi through the A to Z of our rigorous lab tests – and six have won the coveted Which? Best Buy award.
Follow the links below to read the full results of our recent tests, find out which ovens were crowned Best Buys and which, if any, are worth splashing out on.
If you’d like to browse all the ovens we’ve tested, head to our 250+ oven reviews.
Just tested: ovens for all budgets
It’s not just cooking prowess that’s different about these ovens, it’s cost too. Prices in this latest batch range from a Beko for barely £200 to an AEG for nearly £900. Whether you’re a buyer on a budget or you’ve got cash to splash on your ‘forever oven’, we’ve picked out three brand new options to help you start your search.
AEG BPK748380B single oven (£889)
This spacious single oven doesn’t come cheap, but it does have a raft of features.
Firstly, it’s smart, which means you can control cooking times and temperatures from your phone. Or you can use the oven’s touch controls, and scroll through an electronic menu.
It has an effective, high-temperature pyrolytic self-cleaning program, and even offers a cleaning reminder alert.
Its food sensor/meat probe means you should be able to judge roasts and sponges to perfection.
To find out more about this oven’s cooking aptitude, head to our full AEG BPK748380B review.
John Lewis JLBIDO932X double oven (£799)
This is an impressively spacious double oven. Unusually, there’s enough room in both top and bottom oven to fit in a family-sized turkey.
Between them, the two ovens also offer a wide variety of cooking choices. This includes less-standard options, such as moist-fan baking, which aims to give you perfect baking results.
The flat screen touch-control panel means that there will be no fiddly cleaning around control knobs.
Head to the full John Lewis JLBIDO932X review to find out what this tempting double is like at cooking and baking.
Beko AeroPerfect BBXIF22100S single oven (£199)
This quick to heat up oven is pretty basic as ovens go, but if it’s a Best Buy, then it’s also a bargain.
While it doesn’t have true self-cleaning, there’s a steam setting that runs for 25 minutes that should help loosen any solidified grime stuck to the oven’s insides.
There aren’t a pile of extra functions to get your head around, so we found this oven nice and easy to use.
Find out if a couple of hundred pounds could get you a great oven, by reading our detailed Beko AeroPerfect BBXIF22100S review.
Self-cleaning ovens: pyrolytic or catalytic?
Self-cleaning ovens – ones that have either a high-temperature pyrolytic program or catalytic liners – are no longer few and far between.
The best ones are so good, that chipping off burnt-on grime from the innards of your oven could be a thing of the past.
Pyrolytic cleaning usually gives the best results – and if you’re on a budget, but are tempted by pyrolytic cleaning, then take a look at our review of the Hoover H-oven 300 HOC3UB5858BI. This oven has pyrolytic cleaning and will also give you change from £300.
To find out more about pyrolitic and catalytic ovens, read our guide on how to buy the best built-in-oven.
Oven reviews for 2021
Alongside the ovens we’ve tested above, the following reviews are for more ovens we’ve tested recently – or just head straight to our best ovens.
- AEG SteamBake BEB355020W (£399), no self-cleaning
- AEG SteamBake BPE556220B (£529), pyrolytic
- AEG BPK748380B (£889), pyrolytic
- AEG BCS556020M (£489), catalytic
- Beko AeroPerfect BBXIE22300S (£249), no self-cleaning
- Beko AeroPerfect BBXIF22100S (£199), no self-cleaning
- Beko AeroPerfect BBRIF22300X (£199), no self-cleaning
- Hoover H-oven 300 HOC3UB5858BI (£279), pyrolytic
- Hoover H-oven 300 HOC3BF3258IN (£230), catalytic
- Hoover H-oven 300 HOXC3UB3358BI (£279), catalytic
- Zanussi ZOCNX3WL (£449), catalytic
Prices correct as of 26 January 2021.