Passion for cooking and baking is at an all-time high, with popular TV programmes like The Great British Bake Off encouraging us to be more inventive in the kitchen. Investing in the right built-in oven can make all the difference, and with oven technology advancing to new levels, we can be confident that our cooking will be perfect every time. With so many brilliant features on ovens today, all you have to do is to consider which ones will be most helpful to your lifestyle and choose a model with these needs in mind.


Perfect Match

Lead image Whether you have a modern or more traditional style kitchen, the Smeg DOSF6920N Victoria multifunctional double oven can fit seamlessly into a variety of schemes. It has 20 automatic cooking features, five different cooking levels and closed door grilling. This model is also rated AA for energy efficiency and includes an easy to clean enamel interior. (Features: 120l total capacity; H88xW60xD57cm; Price from £999)


Sleek and Streamlined

Below The Samsung NV73J9770RS Gourmet Vapour TechnologyTM single oven has innovative wi-fi functionality, which allows you to monitor and control your oven no matter where you are. Using the app on your iPhone or Android you can adjust settings, receive notifications and download recipes. The clever Gourmet Vapour technology helps to optimise the taste and texture of food by surrounding it with vapour, which quickly and evenly transfers heat and moisture, making food crispy on the outside and juicy inside. (Features: 73l capacity; H60xW60xD57cm; Price around £1,199)


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Future technology

Below Get interactive with the brand new and innovative ProCombi Plus Smart oven from AEG. It has an integrated CookView camera that provides a live feed direct from the oven to the app on your mobile device. The app also has a social feed section which lets you share your cooking experiences with friends and family. Available from October. (Features: 73l capacity; H59xW59xD57cm; Price from £1,499)


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Hotting up

Below left Caple offers its SO109 combi steam oven, which has 12 cooking functions plus two preset temperatures at 100°C and 130°C for steam cooking with one at 60°C for defrosting. This model also has 60 preset recipes, where you can select the food type, weight and temperature to ensure the best results each time, and there is the option to create and save your own programmes if you wish. (Features: 30l capacity; H45xW51xD56cm; Price from around £899)


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Double up 

Above right Rated A for energy, the BDF26300 double fan oven from Beko has fan cooking, grill and defrost functions. There is also an Eco Setting mode on the timer which switches off the heating element towards the end of the cooking time to save energy. The enamel coated interior makes cleaning quick and easy, as does the removable full glass inner door. (Features: 113l total capacity; H89xW59xD57cm; Price around £400)


Article by: Lucy Macdonald