A Guide to Wall Ovens
Here’s what you need to know when you’re considering wall ovens.
The beauty of wall ovens.
Wall ovens offer unique design possibilities for kitchens large and small. Because they’re built into a wall, they free up the space traditionally taken up by a range. This leaves more room for counter-space work areas, under counter appliances or cabinetry.
Their built-in design adds sleekness and quiet drama to any kitchen. Because wall ovens feature only oven space, they’re meant to complement another cooking appliance, like a cooktop or rangetop. Depending on your preferences and kitchen layout, you may decide to install the cooking appliance on an island or against a wall.
Comparing convection to thermal.
Although some home cooks may not yet be familiar with the details of convection cooking, they (and their guests) may appreciate the consistent results it produces.
Thermal ovens (also known as “conventional”) offer standard thermal systems, the traditional baking systems found in many ovens. A thermal system heats the oven from a single, radiant source.
Convection ovens offer convection heat along with conventional heat. Convection power features multiple sources that create heat, and fans that distribute it evenly throughout the oven. This results in uniform temperatures for exceptionally even cooking, and also reduces cooking time.
Many Jenn-Air® wall ovens offer convection cooking. Several models feature our powerful V2™ Vertical Dual-Fan Convection System, with heat from four separate elements (two convection elements and two dual-speed vertically mounted fans) working together to ensure exceptionally even baking and roasting on every rack.
Several models offer our 2-Speed MultiMode® Convection System, with two fan speeds and three radiant elements that provide consistent heat on every rack, for evenly browned, perfectly cooked dishes.
All Jenn-Air® convection wall ovens offer Auto Convection Conversion, a convenient feature that automatically converts conventional cooking times and temperatures to their convection equivalents, eliminating the guesswork when adapting recipes.
There are several types of configurations.
Double wall ovens offer two ovens and a single control panel. The separate upper and lower ovens give you the flexibility to cook several dishes at different temperatures at the same time. Our double wall ovens are available with convection, standard thermal or combination baking systems, as well as several different microwave combinations.
Single wall ovens offer one oven and a single control panel. Jenn-Air® single wall ovens are available in convection or standard thermal baking systems.
Combination wall ovens include a microwave oven and a convection or standard thermal oven in one stacked unit. Several of our microwave combination wall ovens offer Speed-Cook, which combines the speed of microwaving with the precision of convection cooking and broiling. It helps you achieve oven-quality results faster than conventional cooking methods.
Only Jenn-Air® wall ovens offer these features to elevate your cooking and entertaining.
The Jenn-Air® Culinary Center calibrates the perfect cooking time and temperature based on what you’re making, your preferred doneness and cookware, for superior results every time. Its interactive menu features full-color photography that guides you through your selections.
The convenient No Preheat mode allows you to instantly bake on a single rack, without having to wait for the oven to preheat.
What to consider for wall oven configurations.
Know your dimensions. It’s very important to have precise measurements of the space where you plan to install the wall oven. Measure the width, height and depth of the cavity. The wall oven you select must fit your available cabinet space, and should be flush with your cabinetry. If a wall oven is deeper than your existing cabinetry, you may need to install a special cabinet to accommodate it. Many of our wall ovens feature a common cutout, which allow them to fit into a wide variety of existing wall oven cutouts for ease of installation.
You can find exact dimensions for each Jenn-Air® wall oven in individual product pages within the Specifications tab.
Choose a finish to suit your style.
Jenn-Air® wall ovens are available in a variety of finishes to add beauty to your kitchen space. Stainless finishes include the bold commercial styling—featuring diamond-etched handles—of Pro-Style® Stainless, as well as the clean lines of Euro-Style Stainless, featuring elegantly curved handles. Sleek Floating Glass in black or white offer dramatic alternatives to stainless steel.