Kitchen Design

Stove Ovens vs Wall Ovens: Everything You Need To Know

If you’re looking to take your cooking to the next level, an in-wall oven could be the trick for you.

Whether you’re a passionate home cook or an aspiring chef, an in-wall oven is a game-changer in the kitchen. It elevates the look and feel of your kitchen, has a wide range of features and functionalities, and can help you feel passionate about cooking all over again. 

Bake mouth watering pastries, roast succulent meats, or broil perfectly caramelized vegetables – the possibilities are endless. Especially if you choose a high quality wall oven with an antique look and feel by a small supplier that puts care and attention into each appliance – like Elmira Stove Works

Elmira Stove Works kitchen with wall and stove oven

But wall ovens may be new to you. If so, then you’re in the right place. 

We’re diving into the world of wall ovens vs ranges to explore what the differences are, pros and cons of each, Elmira’s own Heritage wall ovens, and tips for choosing the right oven type for your home.

Understanding Wall Ovens

Definition and Types of Wall Ovens

Wall ovens are a sleek and modern addition to any kitchen. They come in two main types: single wall ovens—perfect for smaller spaces—and double wall ovens—ideal for those who love to host elaborate dinner parties.

Design and Aesthetic Considerations

The aesthetic appeal of wall ovens is undeniable. Built seamlessly into the cabinetry, they provide a clean and streamlined look. Elmira Stove Works vintage wall oven is built to fit with their Heritage kitchen appliance line. If you’re looking for a wall oven with vintage vibes and top quality and modern features, then the Elmira Heritage wall oven is built for you. 

Advantages of Wall Ovens

Beyond their visual appeal, wall ovens offer precise cooking control. With eye-level access, monitoring your culinary creations becomes effortless. They also provide ergonomic benefits, eliminating the need for constant bending and stooping.

Women taking dinner out of a wall oven

Exploring Stove or Range Ovens

Definition and Types of Stove or Range Ovens

Stove or range ovens, on the other hand, combine the cooking surface with the oven, providing a more traditional setup. Options include freestanding ranges and slide-in ranges, each with distinct benefits. You can also get electric or gas ranges, with glass tops or elements. 

Design and Versatility Aspects

Stove ovens are known for their versatility. The cooking surface allows for simultaneous cooking on multiple burners, a handy feature for those who multitask in the kitchen. Elmira Stove Works’ vintage-style ranges bring a touch of nostalgia to these versatile appliances. Northstar ranges are perfectly retro while Heritage stoves are a turn-of-the-century look.  Elmira also has Fireview ovens, which are wood burning

Advantages of Stove or Range Ovens

The main advantages of all-in-one stoves and ovens lies in the all-in-one design, saving both space and installation efforts. Stove ovens are also known for their quick heating capabilities, making them a favorite among busy cooks.

Differences Between Wall Ovens and Stove Ovens

Size and Space Considerations

When deciding between the two, consider the available space in your kitchen. Wall ovens save floor space and offer flexibility in their placement but take away some storage space.  Stove ovens are a compact, all-inclusive unit. But are not as user-friendly in terms of bending, lifting, and reaching. 

Installation Requirements

Wall ovens may require professional installation due to their placement within cabinetry. Stove ovens, however, are more straightforward to install and are often a DIY-friendly option.

Cooking and Baking Capabilities

The cooking and baking experience can differ between the two types of ovens. Both Elmira Stove Works’ wall and stove ovens are convection units, have self-cleaning abilities, and halogen lights. 

How to Choose Between Wall Ovens and Stove Ovens

If you’re debating on getting a wall oven but are having a hard time choosing, there’s a few things you should think about. 

Kitchen Layout and Design

First, you should consider the layout of your kitchen. If space is abundant and a seamless, built-in look is preferred, a wall oven might be the perfect fit. For smaller kitchens or those with a more traditional setup, a stove oven could be the ideal solution.

Cooking Preferences and Habits

Second, evaluate your cooking habits. Do you prefer the precision of baking in a wall oven, or do you need the convenience of a stovetop for quick, simultaneous cooking? Are you usually doing more baking than stove-top cooking? Do you find it hard to bend and carry dishes in and out of the oven and would like a more accessible oven? 

All of these questions can impact your choice. 

Budget Considerations

Your budget is a crucial factor. Wall ovens may require professional installation, potentially increasing the overall cost. Stove ovens, with their simpler installation, can be a more budget-friendly option.

Tips and Tricks for Making the Right Choice

Here’s a few things you can do to help make your choice a little easier. 

Measuring Your Space

Before making a decision, measure the available space in your kitchen. Ensure that the chosen appliance fits seamlessly into your design without overwhelming the room. All of Elmira’s appliances have dimensions and measurements available online so you can compare your measurements to available appliance options. 

Considering Future Needs

Think ahead. Consider how your kitchen needs may evolve over time. If you anticipate changes, such as an increased need for cooking space or a kitchen remodel, factor these into your decision-making process.

Wall Oven VS Stove Oven: Cooking With different vibes

In the intricate dance of kitchen design, the choice between wall ovens and stove ovens is a pivotal one. Because Elmira has high quality ovens of both types, you really need to consider your unique kitchen design, your cooking preferences, and the other appliances you have or want to get. 

Elmira Stove Works’ Heritage Wall Oven 

This wall oven is a 5 cubic foot oven that fits perfectly with the entire Heritage line of appliances. It’s available in a few colors, including bisque, white, black and white, liberty blue, cayenne pepper red, black and bisque and black. 
Contact the Elmira team to let us know if you’d like to learn more about ordering an appliance with us.

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