Oven buying guide

It may have been a while since you have been in the market for an oven and things have probably changed. We have created a practical guide with helpful tips to choose a good oven for you and your home.

The benefit of having a built-in oven is the ability to place it wherever suits you. If you are replacing an existing product, you are in most cases limited to the size and style of oven you want.

On the other hand, if you are starting from scratch or willing to adjust your cabinetry, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. You need to think and assess what the right oven is for your design and what will work best for your cooking style.

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1. How to choose oven size & capacity

Size

Your ideal oven size depends on the type of cooking you do, your cooking frequency, kitchen space and household size. Apart from width and height, ovens are also measured for volume in liter.

  • 45 cm in height: A compact oven
  • 60 cm in width: A single standard size oven
  • 90 cm in width: A large model with side-by-side trays

Capacity

You can refer to the capacity guide below to choose the most suitable oven for your needs:

1 - 2 people

A 30 - 40 liter oven suits single households or couples, who eat out regularly, but like the compact convenience of a small capacity oven.

3-4 people

A 40 - 70 liter oven suits most households and can fit a large roast and the trimmings if you opt for one with multiple shelf positions.

4+ people

A 70+ liter oven is best for large households or those who like to entertain, offering unparalleled capacity.

2. Oven fuel type: things to consider

Size, style and cooking functions are all important things that influence your final oven purchase decision, you will also need to consider whether you would like a gas or electric oven.

Electric ovens

Here are what you need to know when choosing an electric oven:

  • More common than gas ovens.
  • Generally provide more even heat distribution, especially when equipped with a fan.
  • Require pre-heating, this process has become quicker with modern innovation.
  • Generate drier air which can assist with crisping and browning.
  • Majority of models need to be hardwired by a certified electrician; some ovens will come with a plug and lead suited to a particular amp rating.

Gas ovens

Make sure to consider the following things when buying a gas oven:

  • More expensive initial outlay than electric ovens; however, given energy efficiencies with gas cooking, they will cost less over their lifetime.
  • Cook with greater moisture, making them ideal for cakes and roasts.
  • Faster heating than electric models and more precise temperature control.
  • Generally contain fewer parts than an electric oven, so the lifetime maintenance should be easier.
  • Can run off natural gas or an LPG bottle - model dependent

3. Types of ovens

Single ovens

By far the most popular and common type of built-in oven, a single oven can be installed where you want it. With the ability to go within wall cabinetry or under bench, your kitchen layout is limitless.

Full of practical features and a choice of width 60cm and 90cm ensures that whether your family is big or small there is the oven for you.

Ideal for:

●  Small family - large family
●  Apartment living
●  Rental properties

Here are some factors to consider when buying a single oven:

Capacity

50 - 125L

Cooler to touch oven doors

Beautifully designed with Indonesian families in mind, the multi-layer glazing of our oven doors is cooler to the touch when the oven is hot.

Steam cleaning

Cleaning your oven is now an easy chore with Steam Assisted cleaning. Just add water to the bottom of the oven and the steam will help to dissolve grease, making it easier to wipe out any dirt from the oven's surfaces.

You set, we will do the rest

Our programmable timer gives you the flexibility to set when you would like to cook and how long you would like to cook for.

AirFry for that perfect healthy crunch

When a food craving hits, make healthier and delicious food right in your oven. Deliver all the flavour without having to compromise on health.

Designed for ease and safety

Telescopic runners are another piece of thoughtful design that makes it easy to slide trays in/out and a safety check on your dishes during cooking.

Tastier baking starts with steam

Steam helps you get a better rise, crispier crust, a fluffier centre and tastier textures for all your bread, pastries, cakes, and puddings.

Timer setting

Have you ever forgotten to turn off the oven after cooking? With the timer setting, Electrolux ovens will automatically turn off after cooking.

Precise cooking

Whether you're broiling beef or roasting chicken, the precise sensors will inform you when your dishes have been cooked to the desired temperature, and automatically stop the process to prevent food from over-cooking. By monitoring the temperature during your cooking process, your meat will be deliciously succulent.

Equip your kitchen with our top-selling Electrolux traditional ovens below:

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  • Different oven functions for diverse cooking.
  • Steam Assisted Cleaning makes chores easier.
  • Pizza program grills above and cooks from below.
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  • Different oven functions for diverse cooking.
  • Large gas oven to cook for a crowd.
  • Rotisserie turnspit roasts to perfection.
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  • Enjoy food cooked evenly every time with fan-assisted heat circulation
  • Clean with ease with its removable door design feature

Steam ovens

Whilst steam is traditionally found in a professional kitchen, the benefits have now been shared with it coming in domestic appliances. When it comes to steam, the perception is that this is only for rice and vegetables when in fact it is perfect for roasts and baking.

Ideal for:

●  Small family to large family
●  Apartment living
●  Adventurous cook

Here are some factors to consider when buying a steam oven:

Capacity

60 - 125L

How it works?

The humidity created by combining steam with hot air throughout the cooking process creates a crisper layer on the outside of your dishes preventing your food from drying out and loss of nutrients.

SteamBake - Our secret for delicious effortless cooking

Bring out natural flavours and goodness with our versatile steam functions. SteamBake is ideal for meat, poultry and fish, ensuring an even cook from the centre to surface with a crisp golden finish.

Reheat leftovers with Steam

By using steam, you are able to re-heat your leftovers and have them taste like they were just cooked. By re-heating with hot air and steam, you increase the humidity in your oven, avoiding dry-out leftovers.

Cleaning is a breeze with steam

A 30-minute light oven cleaning that's chemical-free. Just add water and vinegar, turn on the steam cycle and wait until the grime is softened and loosened. Grab a cloth, some detergent and wipe. Your oven is clean again. Easy.

Equip your kitchen with our top-selling Electrolux steam ovens below:

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  • SteamBake for bakery-style bread at home.
  • Smart food probe monitors core temperatures.
  • Pyro cleaning at 480°C is safe and simple.

AirFry ovens

When you want the latest in cooking technology, but it comes in a benchtop appliance that you don't have the room for, the solution to a benchtop air fryer could be an airfry oven. Now you can have it all in one appliance as you are now able to air fry in your oven, meaning you can cook for the whole family, achieving results similar to deep-frying while minimising the amount of oil used.

Ideal for:

●  Families
●  Apartment living

Here are some factors to consider when buying an AirFry oven:

Capacity

80 - 125L

With air, not oil

By using the circulation of hot air, air frying cooks the outside of your food first which creates a crispy outer layer and keeps the inside soft, similar to deep frying, but you are cooking with air, not oil.

Cook for the whole family

With a larger capacity space than a benchtop appliance, you are able to AirFry all in one hit, rather than cooking in batches ensuring no one goes hungry.

Equip your kitchen with our top-selling Electrolux AirFry ovens below:

  • 4-in-1 oven toast, bake, grill and rotisserie.
  • AirFry your food for a fried taste with less oil.
  • Convection function for roasting or baking.

Free-standing ovens

Save space without compromising performance with a free-standing oven that allows you to bake, roast, reheat or grill any dish to the same standards as a larger model.

Ideal for:

●  Small family
●  Apartment living

Here are some factors to consider when buying a free-standing oven (also known as tabletop ovens):

Capacity

21L

Four cooking methods

One machine can achieve four cooking methods of toasting, roasting, baking, and grilling

Free adjustment of cooking time

The 60-minute timer setting meets the needs of daily cooking and defrosting of ingredients.

Equip your kitchen with our top-selling Electrolux tabletop ovens below:

  • 1500W 21 L  Oven Toaster with 4 Stainless Steel Heater
  • Removable Crumb Tray and 6 Heater Control
  • Toast, Bake, Grill, Roast, Convection Function
  • 3-in-1 oven toasts, bakes and grills.
  • Convection function for roasting or baking.
  • High power for fast heating.

4. Oven design & other considerations

In addition to the abovementioned oven buying tips regarding capacity and energy type, there are also other factors to take into consideration as follows:

White, natural or dark stainless steel

A kitchen should feel timeless, using design elements and classic materials that will look good today and in a decade’s time. Whether you’re doing a complete renovation or replacing a single appliance, you can take your kitchen in a fresh new direction.

With three options of finishes, you can look to a traditional white appliance or give your kitchen a modern update with natural or dark stainless steel.

Contrast or complement your cabinetry

Take into consideration what will work best with your chosen finish. For example, you could contrast dark stainless with lighter colours like bright whites or creams or complement with dark or stained wood cabinetry.

Coordinate your accessories

From pendant light fixtures to a vase, it is important to think about what will be complemented by its surroundings.

Choose from one brand

One thing to note when upgrading your kitchen is, just as there are 52 shades of white, same goes for appliance finishes. For best results, buy your appliances from one brand to make sure everything is seamless.

Dial or touch controls

Whether you are someone who likes the feeling of turning a dial or prefers a touch control panel when setting your oven, there are a number of options to choose from. All designed to be sleek and simple to operate, you'll have total control over your cooking temperatures, times and functions.

>>> Find helpful tutorial videos about Electrolux ovens

5. Oven warranty & service

Warranty

Subject to terms and conditions our ovens come with 12 months warranty in Indonesia, following the date of purchase. Click here to view Terms and Conditions.

Support & service

We have a Customer Care team available to assist you over the phone seven days a week, and a national network of experienced technicians and selected service agents. Offering a fixed price guarantee with no additional hidden labour costs, giving you peace of mind that your appliance is in good hands. Click here to contact customer care. Click here to book a service online.

6. Oven FAQs

What is a steam oven?

A steam oven has a function that combines steam with hot air throughout the cooking process. Dependent on the level of steam the oven offers, steam ovens come with a water tank accessible from the front of the oven, that feeds water to the inside of the oven or there is a well at the base of the oven cavity in which you place water.

What is fan forced oven?

Fan forced oven has a heating element and a fan on the oven’s back wall. The electric element heats up and the fan circulates the warm air through all the levels of the oven evenly. The main benefit of a fan forced oven is the even temperature distribution, which allows several dishes to be cooked at once with no need to rotate.

How do you clean your oven?

Depending on your oven model you can clean your oven following the two methods.

Steam cleaning

Cleaning is a breeze with steam. A 30-minute light oven cleaning that's chemical-free. Just add water and vinegar, turn on the steam cycle and wait until the grime is softened and loosened. Grab a cloth, some detergent and wipe. Your oven is clean again. Easy.

Traditional cleaning

Mix four parts of baking soda with one part of water and mix it together until it forms a thick paste. Then use a cooking spatula (some similar utensil that helps spread the mix) and spread the mix on the dirtiest parts of your oven only and let it sit for about thirty minutes. After that, grab a grout sponge and dip the sponge in straight vinegar and then just scrub vigorously. All the dirt should come out easily.

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