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Best freestanding ovens: 5 buys for all budgets

These are the best freestanding ovens – perfect for baking, grilling, and more

Best freestanding ovens: Leisure Gourmet GRB6GVK Gas Cooker
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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 freestanding ovens. Ready, steady, cook!

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What is the best freestanding oven?

If you're after our top pick for freestanding ovens 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

The best freestanding ovens

the best freestanding oven: ZANUSSI ZCI66050BA 60cm Electric Induction Cooker

1. ZANUSSI ZCI66050BA 60cm Electric Induction Cooker

Best electric freestanding oven: perfect for any household with a large capacity and fast heating hob

Specifications
Best for: All-rounder
Type: Electric
Dimensions: H89.4cm x W60cm x D60.9cm
Capacity: 77+39ltrs
Reasons to buy
+Large capacity, two ovens+Multi-functional+Comes with extra large baking tray+Fast heating hob+Safety features
Reasons to avoid
-High price tag

This oven from Zanussi gets our vote for the best electric cooker, and for good reasons too.
Buy the Zanussi ZCI66050BA 60cm Electric Induction Cooker 

Capacity

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. 

Energy rating

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 hob

The energy-efficient, fast-heating induction hob has four rings and a hot hob indicator to prevent accidents. 

What else? 

The oven also comes with an extra large baking tray perfect for family meals as well as a grill pan. 

The best-looking freestanding oven: Leisure Gourmet GRB6GVK

2. Leisure Gourmet GRB6GVK Gas Cooker

Best freestanding gas cooker: ideal if you prefer cooking with gas, and it's in two colourways too!

Specifications
Best for: Style
Type: Gas
Dimensions: H90cm x W60cm x D60cm
Capacity: 78+34ltrs
Reasons to buy
+ Looks good + Huge capacity + Available in black or white 
Reasons to avoid
-No window in top 

A great high street equivalent to the classic AGA, this retro-style cooker from Leisure gets our vote for the best freestanding gas cooker.
Buy the Leisure Gourmet GRB6GVK Gas Cooker 

Capacity

The main oven capacity of 78 litres and a second oven capacity of 34 litres. 

Oven functions

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 hob

The four-zone gas hob supports cast iron pans and gives instant heat as well as ample space for pots and pans. 

What else? 

If you like the look of the AGA but want something more purse friendly, this is a great choice.

The safest freestanding oven: Cannon CH60DHKFS 60 cm Dual Fuel Cooker

3. CANNON CH60DHKFS 60 cm Dual Fuel Cooker

Best dual fuel freestanding oven: perfect for busy households with flexible cooking options

Specifications
Best for: Safety
Type: Gas
Dimensions: H90cm x W60cm x D60cm
Capacity: 71+36ltrs
Reasons to buy
+Self-clean+Grill heats up quickly
Reasons to avoid
-Some may prefer electric

The result of a Hotpoint and Jamie Oliver collaboration, this stylish cooker gets our vote for the best dual-fuel freestanding oven.
Buy the Cannon CH60DHKFS 60 cm Dual Fuel Cooker

Capacity

The main fan oven has a 71-litre capacity, and a second conventional oven with a 36-litre capacity. 

Clever functions

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: 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 hob

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. 

What else? 

A grill pan and roasting dish are also supplied.

Smeg Symphony Electric Ceramic Cooker

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4. SMEG Symphony Electric Ceramic Cooker

Best luxury freestanding oven: it looks good and performs well, if you have the budget

Specifications
Best for: Smeg lovers
Type: Electric
Dimensions: H90cm x W60cm x D60cm
Capacity: 72ltrs
Reasons to buy
+Looks good+Large capacity+Multifunction and conventional oven+Integrate electric grill
Reasons to avoid
-High price tag

This next cooker is from Smeg and it's pretty luxurious. If you're after a large capacity oven with extra features and a impressive finish to book, then this option is definitely worth a look.
Buy the SMEG Symphony Electric Ceramic Cooker

Capacity

The 72-litre size is impressive and definitely large enough to cook enough food for the whole family. 

Clever functions

There are also 10 different cooking functions (rather than just temperature settings) to help make cooking easier. 

The hob

The four-zone ceramic hob is quick to heat up – which is an important bonus in an electric oven. 

What else?

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. 

INDESIT IT50C(W) S 50 cm Electric Cooker

5. Indesit IT50C(W) S Electric Cooker

Best budget-friendly freestanding oven: non-frills but does everything you need it to

Specifications
Best for: Basic
Type: Electric
Dimensions: H90cm x W50cm x D60cm
Capacity: 62+24ltrs
Reasons to buy
+Oven light+Affordable+Easy to use
Reasons to avoid
-Basic-B energy rating

If you're looking for an oven with no-frills but it cooks well, the this electric cooker from Indesit is for you.
Buy the Indesit IT50C(W) S Electric Cooker 

Capacity

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. 

Clever features

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 hob

The electric hob has four zones. 

What else?

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.

Hob types

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. 

Special features

Freestanding ovens can come with a range of special features, including fast heating, slow-cook, or a hot hob indicator.

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