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Built-in ovens advice guides

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A brilliant built-in oven will be quick to heat up, cook food evenly and stick to the temperature you set. Find the best using advice from the Which? experts.

How to buy the best built-in oven

Our buying guide explains how to choose the best oven - and avoid one that will burn your bakes.

Top five best single ovens for 2021

Our expert pick of the five best built-in single ovens to help you find your next model fast.

Top five best double ovens for 2021

Our pick of the five best double ovens – including cheap, spacious and built-under ovens that cook to perfection.

Guide to oven types

Single or double oven? Gas or electricity? Find out the pros and cons of the different types of oven.

Steam oven buying guide

The best steam ovens will cook your dinner in record time, locking in important nutrients and delicious flavours

Best built-in oven brands

We reveal the built-in oven brands that stand the test of time, using our unique oven owner survey data and independent reviews

Why oven temperature matters

Cakes not turning out Bake Off worthy? Find out why an inaccurate oven may be to blame.

How to clean your oven

With the right tools and tips, cleaning your oven can be effortless

Oven symbols and controls explained

Puzzled by the symbols on your oven? Click on the symbols below to discover what they mean and find out which are most useful for you.

Built-in ovens jargon buster

From automatic programs to timers, our jargon buster explains all the terms you're likely to come across when buying a built-in oven.

Installing cookers and hobs

Use our step-by-step guide to avoid the common pitfalls of installing a gas or electric cooker or hob and minimise the risk of an unsafely installed appliance.

How we test built-in ovens

Which? tests tell you which ovens you can trust to make your bakes great.