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Oven Buying Guide

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Oven buying guide

Knowing where to start isn’t always easy, when you’re looking to buy a new oven. Think about how you use your oven on a daily basis; consider size, features and energy efficiency, as well as maintenance and installation.

Types of oven: single and compact

Single Ovens

Single ovens can be fitted either underneath the counter or at eye level. This flexibility makes them one of the most popular oven types on the market. They can be installed in kitchens of any size, making them a sound investment for most households.

Samsung black single oven

Compact Ovens

Compact ovens are a smart choice for smaller kitchens, or for those who make large meals regularly and could use an additional cooking appliance. Compact ovens have grill and microwave functions too, so they’re a flexible option, however (and whatever) you cook.

Samsung black compact oven

Features to look out for

Ovens offer a wide array of features, from making them easy to clean or offering a wide range of cooking options, understanding the benefits of these optional extras will ensure you get the best appliance for your needs.

The food is cooking in the upper zone and bottom zone at the same time in black oven

Oven sizes and measuring advice

Oven sizes refer to their capacity, which is measured in litres. The greater the capacity, the more food an oven can cook at any one time.

Average oven capacity
The average capacity of a single oven is around 64 litres , though the majority of Samsung models come with a capacity of up to 75 litres.

Compact oven capacity
Compact ovens, as the name suggests, are generally smaller. Samsung’s compact ovens have a capacity of up to 50 litres, so they can easily service couples or small families.

Single oven cut out measurements
Samsung’s range of single ovens have a defined cut out of 595mm x 595mm x 560-600mm.

Always measure first
Before purchasing a new oven, you’ll need to measure the width, depth and height of the available space, and compare this to your chosen model.

Oven Sizes and Measuring Advice

Energy efficiency and running costs

Ovens are graded according to their energy efficiency, with the most efficient models having an A+ or A rating. Whilst electric ovens usually consume less energy than other large kitchen appliances , you can still use them more efficiently.

How Samsung Dual Cook ovens use less energy
As already mentioned, Samsung Dual Cook Flex™ ovens save energy when you only use the top half. Eco Convection mode (which is available on Dual Cook models) uses an optimised heating system to save energy too.

Touch the oven display by hand.

Installing an oven

When fitting a built-in oven, you need to hire an accredited professional. Electric ovens should only be installed by a qualified electrician.

Oven maintenance

Knowing how to clean an oven properly will ensure it continues to cook food evenly and efficiently, and you will get many more years of use by keeping it clean.

Hand wiping down oven interior.

Cleaning an Oven

  • Once your oven is cool enough to clean, give the interior and exterior a wipe down with a cloth soaked in hot water and mild detergent

  • Alternatively, use a dedicated oven cleaning product

  • Avoid using any abrasive tools that could damage the surface

  • If your oven features a self-cleaning mode, like pyrolytic cleaning, you should use this function regularly to prevent the build-up of tough stains

  • To clean the outside of your oven, simply wipe it down with a cloth and a mild detergent or soapy water, and pat dry with a towel

  • Grease can accumulate around the handle, due to the hot air being released from inside, so take extra care to keep it clean

  • Remove and soak your oven accessories – like the wire rack – in warm soapy water for up to 30 minutes before washing

Ready to buy?

Whether you’re looking for a brand-new single oven or fancy a compact model , make the most out of mealtimes with Samsung’s range of cooking appliances .