The best freestanding ovens have many of the fancy features of integrated ovens, but they cost less, are easier to install, and are portable, making them perfect for people who rent. So, whether you’re looking for a basic model or something a little smarter, check out our choice of the best ovens if you want a freestanding model. Ready, steady, cook!
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What is the best freestanding oven?
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If you're after our top pick for the best freestanding oven, then we wouldn't hesitate to buy the Zanussi ZCI66050BA – it's multi-functional, large-sized, and quick to heat up, making it perfect for a busy family lifestyle. If you want a super-stylish cooker that runs on gas, then we can highly recommend buying the Leisure Gourmet GRB6GVK too.
The best freestanding ovens
This oven from Zanussi gets our vote for the best electric freestanding oven, and for good reasons too.
Like the best washing machines, freestanding ovens need to have enough space in them to do all we need them to do. And this one certainly ticks that box. The main fan oven has a generous capacity of 77 litres, plus there's an interior light and a right-hinged door. The second conventional oven has a 39-litre capacity and a grill feature with a drop down door.
Both are A rated for energy and have triple glazed doors to ensure heat stays in; they also have an enamel coating inside for easy maintenance.
The energy-efficient, fast-heating induction hob has four rings and a hot hob indicator to prevent accidents.
The oven also comes with an extra large baking tray perfect for family meals, as well as a grill pan.
A great high street equivalent to the classic AGA, this retro-style cooker from Leisure gets our vote for the best freestanding gas cooker.
The main oven capacity of 78 litres and a second oven capacity of 34 litres.
The two ovens are conventional, although the main oven has a slow-cook function, perfect for winter recipes, and the top oven has a grill function for quick crisping.
The four-zone gas hob supports cast iron pans and gives instant heat, as well as ample space for pots and pans.
If you like the look of the AGA but want something more purse friendly, this is a great choice.
The result of a Hotpoint and Jamie Oliver collaboration, this stylish cooker gets our vote for the best dual-fuel freestanding oven.
The main fan oven has a 71-litre capacity, and a second conventional oven with a 36-litre capacity.
The main oven has a cooling fan to lower the temperature immediately after use, while the second oven features a grill that heats up in a speedy 15 seconds.
There are a couple of handy maintenance features in this oven too: both cavities feature catalytic liners to make cleaning easier and, when the temperature reaches 200°C in the main oven, it will begin a self-clean to oxidise grease and excess fats. An interior light allows you to monitor your dishes, too.
The four burner gas hob features automatic ignition as well as enamel pan supports and a flame supervision device. When shut, the hob lid automatically cuts off the gas supply for safety and gives you useful extra worktop space; when open, it makes a neat splashback.
A grill pan and roasting dish are also supplied.
This next oven is from Smeg and it's pretty luxurious. If you're after a large capacity oven with extra features and a impressive finish to boot, then this option is definitely worth a look.
The 72-litre size is impressive and definitely large enough to cook enough food for the whole family.
There are also 10 different cooking functions (rather than just temperature settings) to help make cooking easier.
The four-zone ceramic hob is quick to heat up – which is an important bonus in an electric oven.
And, finally, our favourite feature: this large oven is self-cleaning; it heats up to 500°C, simply burning away any stuck-on grease inside.
If you're looking for the best freestanding ovens and don't mind a no-frills that cooks well, the this electric cooker from Indesit is for you.
It has a twin cavity for more flexibility when cooking; one is a 62 litre conventional oven, the other is a separate grill with a 24 litre capacity.
Both cavities have double-glazed windows and interior lights for easy viewing, as well as an easy-clean enamel lining for quick clean-ups.
The electric hob has four zones.
Supplied with a grill pan and handle.
How to buy the best freestanding oven
Size and capacity
First of all, consider the size oven you want and the space available in your kitchen. All ovens on our list are 60cm wide or less, and have a main oven capacity ranging from 60 litres to around 80 litres. For larger freestanding ovens, see our selection of the best range cookers.
As with other cookers, freestanding ovens come with a range of hob types, with reactive induction and gas designs more desirable than basic electric hobs. Consider installation when picking your oven's hob type: gas fitting from scratch will likely be trickier than providing power for an induction hob, although both will almost certainly require the services of a qualified professional to be fitted.
Freestanding ovens can come with a range of special features, including fast heating, slow-cook, or a hot hob indicator. Decide if you need/want these.
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More cooking advice:
- Learn how to clean an oven with baking soda, vinegar, lemons and more for quick results
- And if you prefer an integrated model, read our guide on the best integrated ovens