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Updated: 18 Mar 2022

Best single ovens for 2022

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

The best ovens will make cooking a breeze, reliably turning out tasty meals for years on end. But it's impossible to tell before you buy which ones will take ages to heat up, whether they'll leave you with uneven, poorly risen bakes, or if the temperature you select is really the one you'll get.

Here, we've rounded up our pick of the five best built-in single ovens to help take the guesswork out of choosing. 

If you'd like to see all our oven recommendations, head to our built-in oven reviews for some excellent options.

Best Buy single ovens for 2022

We test ovens on their speed of heating up, temperature accuracy, grill efficiency, heat distribution, and ease of use and cleaning. The following single ovens are some of the best we've tested.

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  • 85%
    • best buy
    • eco buy
    £649.00

    This oven scores the maximum five stars across many of our tests and is one of the best we’ve ever seen. The oven is spacious and gives top-notch baking results. The pyrolytic self-cleaning easily banishes grime, while the grill spreads its heat evenly.

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  • 84%
    • best buy
    • eco buy
    £679.00

    This multifunctional oven scored full marks in the majority of our tough cooking tests. The fan rotates in different directions, which the manufacturer says allows you to cook sweet and savoury dishes at the same time without any transfer of flavours. Despite being a bit older than some we've tested, this oven is still up there with the best.

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  • 84%
    • best buy
    • eco buy
    £1549.00

    At well over £1,400, this single electric oven is a pricey option, but it has a lot to offer if your budget can stretch to it. It can cook at two temperatures simultaneously, it will clean itself and you can control it from your phone. Read our review to find out whether this sophisticated oven masters the basics alongside the flashier stuff...

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  • 83%
    • best buy
    £289.00

    We were very impressed with this feature-packed oven, which is a great price considering it has pyrolytic cleaning. It heats quickly, cooks evenly and can deliver a light and airy fatless sponge. The grill is just as impressive, and you don’t need be a genius to work out how to use the controls. With so many plus points this excellent oven fully deserves our Best Buy logo.

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  • 80%
    • best buy
    £219.00

    This exceptional oven proves that you don’t need to spend a fortune to get fantastic results, and our Best Buy logo shows that this one is the full package. Not only does this oven bake and grill brilliantly, but it's also easy to use and clean.

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If you still undecided about what kind of oven you need, head to Best ovens for advice on oven types and sizes.

What does 'single oven' mean?

Single ovens have an oven and a grill in the same cavity, while double ovens have two cavities - one for an oven and one for an oven and grill combination.

Only having a single oven to cook with will be a limitation for some, particularly if you’re looking to bake and grill at the same time, or if you’ve got a lot of cooking to do, so do consider this before you buy.

Some single ovens, such as the Samsung Infinite NV75T8579RK, have a special divider that allows you to split the internal space and cook at two different temperatures.

If you want the flexibility of a double oven, head over to our guide to the Best double ovens for 2022 to find a model that will cook efficiently and evenly across both ovens

Woman opening an oven

Are all single ovens the same size?

Yes, roughly. Single ovens are around 60cm wide and around 60cm high, but these measurements can vary slightly between brands. You can install a single oven either under a hob or at eye level.

If you’re short on space, you also have the option of a compact oven - these measure around 60cm wide and 45cm high and are handy for smaller homes or as part of a larger set-up alongside or above a single oven. Manufacturers sometimes list compact ovens along with single ovens, so be sure to check the measurements carefully if you’re buying online.

How much does a good single oven cost?

The price of single ovens varies from less than £200 to well over £1,000. More expensive models tend to offer special features such as self-cook programs, touch controls and self-cleaning functions. If you don’t mind sticking with the basics, you can spend less. We’ve found several brilliant Best Buys for less than £250.

Use the filters on our built-in oven reviews to find the perfect single oven for your needs.