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Best Oven 2019 • 0 Ovens Reviews

What is an oven?

A oven is a heatable appliance, suitable for roasting, grilling and baking. This can be divided into built-in ovens, steam ovens and electric ovens, which can be purchased from various manufacturers such as Neff and Bosch. Maybe you can burn clay with a oven or dry and burn in other handicrafts. In the industry there is also the designation oven, whereby the apparatus can be used here also in different ranges. The baking oven is also called baking tube, tube or baking tube. There are several modes for the models from Neff and Bosch like the Pizza StoveEnergy supply, with gas or with wood. A oven, that is operated with wood, preferably comes into full action at the pizza stage of pizza bakers. In former times in Germany baking ovens, which were fired with wood were also used. These were not only used for cooking, but also as heating.

In 2018, these built-in ovens with pizza level are still used on mountain huts or in old farmhouses. In Germany, in 2018, baking ovens that function electrically will mainly be used. It is also important to know that there is a difference between a stove and a oven. A Stove contains a Oven, where another Hotplate belongs to the Stove. A stove can consist of one part or of two parts. If the stove consists of two parts, the cooking plate is separated and can be integrated into a work plate built-in oven and cooking plate are still connected to each other.

A built-in oven describes only the tube, where no cooking plate is present. An advantage is that in case of a defect only the respective product exchanged must be replaced and not the entire stove. A Integrated oven is usually also installed slightly higher , so that handling is also easier. You are welcome to read Stiftung Warentest's test to find your personal test winner for 2018!

How does an oven work?

The most ovens in Germany work electrically, like our comparative winner, and are connected to the power supply. A certain amount of energy is required to ensure that the built-in oven develops heat. However, there are also baking ovens, that are connected with normal plugs to the socket. I don't care. Which model is selected, which function, is usually the same. Inside the oven there is a heat source, that brings the interior to ovenbreadtemperature. Heating elements ensure that the temperature previously selected on the temperature controller is reached. If the food is now placed in the built-in oven, a cooking process takes place at a certain temperature. Some built-in ovens even have a grill function, are equipped with upper-bottom heat and other types of heating.

Moderne Baking ovens Like the steam oven, for example, they can be food-friendly Steam cooking and clean themselves immediately afterwards. Even a microwave can replace the modern steam oven and built-in oven today. Circulating air is a function, that includes 2018 almost all furnaces. This is a procedure, where air is used. The ovens have a fan, which distributes the heat evenly during baking. This means that the model must be preheated in a program such as hot air or other heating modes no longer, 20 degrees is set lower, resulting in enormous savings of energy costs.

There is a high variety on the product market in terms of baking ovens. You can purchase everything from mini ovens to high-tech devices. The standard now includes ovens with a pizza function. At this adjustment the pizza is baked with more underheat as overheat. New Ovens from companies such as Bosch and Neff even make it possible to prepare two dishes in the respective model. So you can bake the cake for the dessert and prepare the goose for the Sunday menu. The function “Steam cooking” is also very popular with consumers.

However, this requires a so-called steam oven. When steam cooking in a steam oven, the gentle preparation speaks of dishes, using them. Hot air is also one of the functions, which may be absent from ovens not . Some even have a automatic circuit, with which nothing can burn anymore guaranteed. Last but not least, the annoying scrubbing after use of the tube is a thing of the past, as many ovens are equipped with a function for cleaning.

There are three various self-cleaning methods, that involve pre- and disadvantages. We will now briefly introduce them to you:

  • Pyrolysis
  • Catalysis
  • Hydrolysis
Self-cleaning – Pyrolysis
If you purchase an oven that is equipped with Pyrolyse, this means that the built-in oven can be heated up to 500 degrees. Encrustations and other soiling simply disintegrate into ashes at this temperature. Finally, after the temperature has cooled down from the oven, you can sweep out the ashes or remove them with a damp cloth. This method of self-cleaning is indeed very effective, but costs very much energy. An oven consumes about 4.5 to 5 kWh, which corresponds to energy costs of about 1.10 to 1.30 per cleaning process. It's a different story with our comparative winner. With the same self-cleaning function, it does not require as much electricity but is more efficient and thus saves money.
Self-cleaning – Catalysis
If the oven is equipped with catalysis, this means that a special coating has been applied. This has the property of simply absorbing the fat particles. The special metal oxides added to the ceramic or enamel coating make it act like a catalyst. The fat particles simply decompose into water and carbon dioxide. This process is triggered as soon as the temperature exceeds 200 degrees. The cleaning process is created during the cooking process so that no separate electricity costs are incurred. The disadvantage is that the catalysis can have a 100% effect on sugar not. The coating is not permanently resistant, so that you should make sure when buying that the coated parts can be bought separately later and replaced.
Self-cleaning – Hydrolysis
An oven with hydrolysis is a cleaning process that uses the action of water and heat. As soon as you want to start the cleaning process, place half a litre of water in the pipe with a drop of detergent. Then the Program is activated. Fat residues are dissolved by evaporation. In the case of incrustations, no sufficient self-cleaning effect can be achieved, so that this method can only be used with low use. Once you use the oven more often, the self-cleaning function will fail and you will need to resort to the usual Cleaning methods to keep the oven or hob clean after baking and cooking.

What different types of ovens are there?

In this section we will discuss the different ovens and their functions. With a new purchase in 2018, you can choose from a variety at functions such as rapid heating and numerous types of heating, which prove to be extremely helpful, according to our test. For this you can also read the test of Stiftung Warentest (test winner) to get an idea of which species there are. Now let's start with different oven:

Gas oven

OfenpinkWith a gas oven the dishes are cooked or baked by the burning of gas. The supply of gas can be done in two ways. In the southern countries models are still operated with a gas bottle. In Germany, infection with a gas socket has established itself. The connection of a gas bottle is advantageous for camping. There are complete stove systems, that work with gas. Both the stove and the built-in oven are operated with gas and can also serve as heating elements. In addition, there are other types that have a gas hob and built-in ovens.

With cleaning, the oven, hob and grill has complicated handling because everywhere there are holes and grooves. Another disadvantage is that a gas oven usually none low temperature can generate – the gas flame generates a certain temperature, which is about 150 degrees.

Benefitfrom a oven, that is operated with gas is the scary fast availability the heat. In addition, gas is usually cheaper than electricity, thus saving energy costs.

Electric baking ovens

Due to the easier handling, electric ovens have established themselves in Germany and are increasingly displacing the gas models from the market. For operation of a baking oven, which is operated with current, a minimum power of 10 kW is required. The so-called power connection is now available in almost every apartment, so that a baking oven, can be operated.

Wood or coal stove

wood stove

Since the genesis of the fire people heat food with it. Also ovens once only were filled with wood and brought to temperature. today these stoves are used in private household communities almost no more. On mountain huts that are cut off from the stream and gas network , such ovens may still be present. In the southern countries, however, 2018 is still worked with a wood or coal oven. In Italy for example, 30 percent of the population still use these ovens. Pizza bakers swear by the baking method and still use it today. A classic remainder from past times forms the grill. Smokers, grills or others used for BBQ are operated with Wood or Coal and are therefore considered Ovens.

Different oven models

kitchen are very individual, so that the oven must also be adapted. Thus, there are so-called floor-standing appliances, which usually consist of a oven and a cooktop. These ovens can easily be added to the respective cooking range and require no installation. The connection is made via the power connection.

Installation model

kuecheA Built-in oven will be built into the cooking area like the name already shows. Here, too, the built-in ovens can be purchased as a separate oven separate from a oven or as a unit. The advantage of separate units in various tests is that you can install the baking oven in the high cabinet, which results in a more ergonomic work. Due to the integration in the kitchenette, built-in ovens have a better optical effect.

Table baking oven

There are small baking oven, which are called mini baking oven or even table baking oven. Due to the small version such an oven could only be used to a limited extent in the kitchen in a test in 2018. ReviewInstitutes may families with children advise against purchasing such stoves, as the capacity is too low. For a single household the table oven in a 2018 practice test was a wise decision, to quickly prepare a frozen product times. The connection is made via a normal socket and does not require any heavy current. An advantage is that it is very easy and therefore very good transportable.

The equipment of a baking oven


To operate the furnaces, he needs a control panel. There are ovens that are equipped with adjustment knobs. modern furnaces from brands such as Neff, Siemens, or Bosch have a digital display, controlled by key in all tests in 2018. A temperature control for all heating types is necessary so that you can make a individual adjustment. low temperatures can also be set in this way.

Automatic programs:

Bergstroem autark 65DTE40004 Baking oven LCDThe current state of the art allows certain baking processes to be controlled automatically. These are pre-programmed at the factory and can be called up easily. To do this, you must make some defaults, such as entering the ingredient and weight. With this information, the Model is able to control the Baking or Cooking itself. In addition, some manufacturers such as Neff, Bosch, Miele or Siemens also offer a automatic timer, in addition to the programs, so that you can, for example, push a cake into the tube in the morning by automatic timer, at what time the baking process is to be started – after a certain time (which you specify) the baking oven switches off and you already have a freshly baked cake when you come home from work.

Automatic timer switch:

The Automatic timer for the ovens was a very pleasant Setting in each test 2018. In the practical test 2018, the test persons themselves could determine at which Time a certain Procedure should be started and stopped. Do your own test to quickly crown your personal test winner!

Roast thermometer:

In some built-in ovens, steam ovens or even electric ovens in a test in 2018, Roast thermometers were installed. Using this thermometer, the test persons were able to see exactly during cooking which temperature was in inside. In addition, the thermometer can be an essential component of a automatic frying for controlling the temperature. As soon as the temperature was reached in a test in 2018, the built-in oven automatically switched off.

Safety shutdown:

It can happen that you forget to turn off the oven. In the past this led to high electricity bills and also to an enormous accident risk. modern ovens are equipped with automatic switch-off in 2018, which means that the model switches itself off after a certain time.

Child safety lock:

Samsung NV70F3784LS-EG Baking ovenPredominantlyChildren are very curious – also in the kitchen. Fingers on hot Hearthplates is just one example of how children can injure themselves. With a Child safety lock the oven cannot be switched on or opened by Child hands. A special unlocking technique is required to prevent children from accessing the device. Families with children should unconditionally pay attention to this detail.

Self cleaning:

The cleaning of ovens, cookers or grills played an important role in various tests. On the one hand, the oven should be clean for the next use and on the other hand, intensive care will significantly extend its service life. Many manufacturers such as Neff, Siemens, Bosch or Miele integrate therefore special electric cleaning programs such as the self-cleaning function for the interior in the built-in ovens, electric ovens or the steam oven to make this work easier for consumers. Especially the back wall or the baking tray in the ovens takes a lot of time for proper cleaning. The function of the self-cleaning is a real work facilitation for everyone.

short time alarm clock:

With this additional function you can remember when a certain time has expired. In the Christmas season, when the oven is used for baking cookies and other treats, a short time alarm clock is a useful feature.

Quick heating:

Electrical products such as ovens require some time, to reach operating temperature. Therefore, there is a so-called fast heating, which achieves the desired temperature faster. The rapid heating is extremely practical for working people and mothers who need to prepare a dish quickly. In the office, rapid heating of the oven is also advantageous.

Turner spit:

KOLBE EB8015ED Baking oven frontOn a Spike you can have chicken or other goodies charm. Usually there is a integrated motor, that makes the skewer turn automatically.


Due to the modern technology, which is integrated in today's ovens, there is the possibility to switch off the entire electronics . Due to the switch-off in all tests the energy consumption has been reduced, so that no disadvantage in relation to the cost results.

Integrated instructions for use:

Since some ovens are equipped with Hightech, it is possible to view the operating instructions directly on the oven at the push of a button. For example, a text display indicates which settings are required for special meals.

The oven and the types of heating

Upper and lower heat:

The Over- and Bottom heat was in many test devices in the practical test integrated and ensures that the Heat meets the Food both from below and from above. as well as in our comparison winner. Baking and roasting, with this function is very sense, because a uniform result results. Use the top- and bottom heat, only one level is to be used in the built-in oven. In addition, the correct height must be selected. If the food to be cooked is too high or too deep, a uneven cooking process occurs. An important difference with respect to the purchase of an oven is the name over- and underheat or heat from above / underheat. With Upper- and Underheat the different ranges not can be controlled individually. If the description overheat / underheat was on the oven in a 2018 test, there was a separate circuit. Heat from above is very useful for baked dishes very useful, while bottom heat is used more before baking or cooking. A gas baking oven contains only the heat (circulating air) emanating from the burner – due to the construction, it is usually located at the bottom.

Recirculation air and / or hot air:

The function circulating air was also present in the test for almost all ovens, regardless of whether they were electric, built-in or steam ovens. In order to generate the circulating air or hot air, it is necessary to use a fan. This moves the air in the inside of the tube and ensures that the food is cooked evenly with the circulating air. Several levels can be filled because the circulating air is evenly distributed throughout the oven. It depends on the manufacturer like Neff, Siemens or Bosch and of course the furnace where the radiator is located. There is either a ring radiator, which can be found on the rear wall. If an oven can switch overheat and underheat separat, it can also be located there. If an oven has a pizza stage, more underheat is added and combined with ventilation.

Grill function:

Some dishes only become really tasty when they are grilled. However, as it is usually too cold in winter, an oven nowadays also has a grill function. This results in intensive heat radiation, which is consequently intended to imitate the grilling process. If a fan is switched on, the so-called circulation grill is used. Thus the Grillgut is grilled similar to a grill with lid from all sides gut.

The steam cooking system:

With this function you have the possibility to gently cook the dishes in a steam oven . By means of a steam generator in the steam oven the food is steamed. The required water is inserted via a water drawer or via a permanently installed water connection. With this method you can steam several dishes at the same time on different levels. Depending on the appliance, a pressure can be generated for cooking.

Additional steam function:

If the steam oven has an additional steam function, you can switch this to all heating modes.

What functions do I have to pay attention to when buying a baking oven?

In the paragraph above you have now learned many Functions and Heating modes. Which functions important are or not depends on your own needs. If you use the baking oven very rare, occasionally use the preferences of a frozen pizza, a simple oven from Neff, Bosch, Siemens or Miele with pizza stage is sufficient. If you higher demands on an oven, it makes sense if the oven can do more than only a pizza optimal baking. Health-conscious people, for example, benefit from the steam cooking system. If you are a person who likes to eat meat from the grill, a grill function is also advisable.

However, you should not leave the Price except Acht. The more a oven could do in a test 2018 strip, the deeper one had to reach into the bag for it.

So before you buy a built-in oven, ask yourself the question, whether special functions must be included or not must be included.

Baking oven power consumption

Anyone living in a two-person household will find that cooking and baking account for up to 10% of total energy costs. Of course, the actual power consumption always depends on the individual cooking and baking habits. If you value a powerful and energy-saving built-in oven from Neff or Bosch, for example, then you should definitely take a look at our comparative winner.

Nevertheless, energy costs account for a large proportion of total costs. Baking ovens equipped with a gas connection are regarded as particularly efficient, but only because gas is currently available on the market as a very inexpensive source of energy. Both ovens are included in the 2018 test.

The energy label and what it tells us

Since 2002, there has been a uniform labelling obligation in the EU for electrical appliances that display energy consumption, including ovens. The Energielabel is intended to provide information on how energy-efficient the respective kitchen appliance is. The ovens are divided into classes from A to G. Meanwhile only ovens in the upper energy label range A, A+, A++ and A+++ are permitted on the EU market.

In addition to the energy efficiency of the baking ovens, the label also provides information on the power consumption of individual heating and baking programs as well as information on the size of the oven. The energy label used to classify an oven depends, among other things, on the size of the usable oven chamber. Three size parameters are distinguished: 12-34 litres, 35-64 litres and >65 litres. If one looks at this division, it becomes apparent that two ovens of different sizes can both be awarded the A+++ energy label, but still have different levels of power consumption. Quite clever from manufacturers like Neff, Bosch, Siemens or Miele.

A further indication on the energy label is the Noise development. This is usually given in decibels. The lower this value, the quieter the oven is when working. The average value is approximately 50 decibels.

New oven? What to look out for when it comes to energy consumption

Who has the choice, has the agony … but not with the right know-how and the answers to the energy-relevant questions. And not if you decide on our comparative winner right away anyway. If you can choose between an electric or gas-powered oven, it is currently recommended that you use a gas-powered oven. The price of gas is currently unbeatably low compared to the price of electricity. 7 cents per kWh for gas. 24 cents per kWh for electricity. In addition, gas currently provides the lower emission values and is therefore also the greener energy.

The energy label is the next thing to look out for when you buy a baking oven if you want a low-energy baking oven. But electricity consumption is also important. Baking ovens with the A+++ energy label are currently the most energy-efficient ovens on the market. Since ovens can have different room sizes, it is important not only to rely on the energy label, but also to compare electricity consumption in relation to size. Care should also be taken to ensure that the oven has a circulating air function. This is because it uses the energy particularly sparingly and gently.

It is also important that ovens are often sold in combination with a stove, even if the energy label refers exclusively to the oven performance. Extra energy-efficientcooking on Ceran or glass-ceramic stoves; at least in comparison with cast iron plates. Induction hobs are particularly economical

The doors are also decisive for the energy consumption of the oven. When purchasing and in the comparative test, make sure that the oven has a triple glazed door. Because if the insulation is good, the heat development in the oven is also excellent and little heat and therefore little energy escapes. The applied energy is used where it matters.

Now comes a little hint: As nice and helpful as automated cleaning functions on the oven may be, they consume a hell of a lot of energy … and their necessity can really be argued about.

costs per year. A comparison

The following is a brief overview of the electricity costs per baking cycle and per year for a baking oven of energy efficiency class A, B and an old appliance of 10 years.

A built-in oven of energy efficiency class A consumes about 0.8 kWh per baking cycle. That brings with 100 baking courses in the year a consumption of 80 kWh and with an electricity price of 7 cent a consumption of 5.6 euro. In the energy efficiency class, the oven already consumes 1.1 kWh, which amounts to an annual consumption of 110 kWh, 100 baking cycles and an energy consumption of 7.7 euros. If the appliance is more than 10 years old, an energy consumption per baking cycle of 1.6 kWh can be assumed. Thus the annual consumption is 160 kWh and the energy costs amount to 1.20 Euro. … and we've now taken the cheap gas prices. As a rule, however, older products are electrically powered, which increases their energy costs from 7.7 euros a year to a whopping 38.40 euros.

What you can do with a new built-in oven from Bosch or Neff, for example, a good energy class saving, compared to an old appliance is really not to be despised.


Ovens are no longer the energy giants they used to be. Today you can prepare tasty food with them well and cheaply without having to worry about energy costs or CO2 emissions, especially if you rely on the green and cheap gas oven variant. Compared to older ovens, there really is one cash saving; that will be clearly and noticeably noticeable in the years after commissioning. In addition, products such as the oven now have useful functions such as rapid heating and numerous types of heating that make them easier to use.

There are also subtle but notable differences in energy consumption between ovens and cookers in the top energy class. There are now refrigerators that consume less than 0.8 kWh. Such baking ovens from Neff or Bosch, for example, are then marked with A+, A++ and A+++; although it should be noted that the differences are marginal here, they are nevertheless noticeable. Well, then? Go to Test and Compare products.

Eye-level oven or under the hob?

A question of taste? Not necessarily. Both digits have their pros and cons. Baking ovens that are installed under the hotplate are actually typical. This is because ovens are usually purchased with an integrated hotplate. However, there are also models that are sold exclusively as ovens and hotplates. Here, of course, you first have two products that are no less inexpensive to buy than a combination unit. Both models were also compared independently in the 2018 test.

But more important than the costs is the functionality of every kitchen and here it can be good if oven and hotplate are available as separate products in the kitchen. After all, the kitchen should be a place of well-being and designed entirely according to one's own ideas and ideas. Each kitchen plan takes into account the individual lifestyle and personal needs of the kitchen user. Ovens and hotplates, which are purchased independently of each other, offer considerably more scope and possibilities than when the oven is mounted under the hotplate.

Ovens can therefore also be installed independently of an integrated hotplate and this makes them particularly variable in their placement. They can also be attached at eye or knee level. What advantages does such a flexible design and use of the oven offer?

Comfortable always in view

If an oven at eye level is installed, this primarily offers an unbelievable ease of use. Because you can see all settings directly at eye level, without having to bend or dislocate. This is a real advantage, especially if you are a little older and have back problems.

In addition, with an oven at eye level you always have a direct view of your culinary delicacies and see how they develop. Even if one is sometimes uncertain about the baking time, the food in the oven at eye level is more likely to stab into it than if the baked goods are under the hotplate. You simply have it better and more often in the natural view.

Also the in and out of the food in the oven is much easier. After all, the risk of burns is also much lower if the oven is placed at eye level. It is easier to assess the situation and is not frightened by hot rising heat, as is often the case with an oven under the hotplate.

Cleaning at eye level or on the knees?

Another important point that determines the comfort of both models is cleaning. Depending on the intensity of use, ovens must be cleaned regularly … and that takes time and energy. Because such an oven cleaning can have it in itself. This is often helped by non-harp cleaners and long soaking times. Nevertheless, it must be scrubbed; otherwise the stubborn encrustations, sauce and food remains simply won't dissolve.

… and cleaning on all fours isn't always a convenient thing either. Cleaning at eye level seems to be much more pleasant. Even if your arms can fall asleep and get tired.

Many ovens, whether with or without an integrated hotplate, now have automatic cleaning programs. These make it easier to clean the oven, but you still can't get around them. In addition, most self-cleaning programs are still very expensive in terms of energy consumption. Here one should, for the love of the environment and of the own purse rather renounce this extra function and go to the hand … and then we come back to the original question: Better kneel on the floor for hours and clean the oven or accept the tiredness of the arms? The oven must be cleaned in any case.

Children in the house? What about the safety?

If you have children in your house, you will also think about the right place for your oven. If the ovens are placed under the hotplate, it provides an excellent surface for curious children and their little hands to attack. Because the buttons are quickly reached and it is so much fun to play with them and turn them around.

The door can also be opened quickly and easily … and you can also climb in … All this becomes a bit more difficult, the oven is placed at eye level. Unless you have big kids who can't control themselves. If an oven is installed in a higher position, it cannot be reached by curious children's hands and cannot be opened.

Thus the injury risk is reduced by a multiple and the children can play in the kitchen, take pots and pans out of the cupboards and give a real drum concert without being bothered.

Just the countdown to the delicious roast, which stews juicy in the oven at eye level and can be served right away … once the chaos of the little delightful props has been stowed away again in the cupboards.

Beauty for Longer

If an oven is placed in a raised position, it will not be exposed to scratches and other careless damage as quickly. You are also protected from children's fingerprints and the oven is at eye level. If you don't want to have scratches on your oven glass door, you should think about whether you want an integratable oven without a hotplate.

By the way, the free-standing, integrable single ovens come in different sizes and models, so that a single household can be equipped with a corresponding oven just as well as a 4-person household. They can be as large as regular ovens with a capacity of 65 litres and more or ‘only' the size of a built-in microwave. Incidentally, such integrated models now also exist, in which the functions of a microwave are combined and linked with those of an oven.


An oven at eye level offers numerous advantages over the classic combi ovens, where hotplates and ovens are purchased as a single unit. It offers more flexibility in kitchen planning and design. The glass door is scratched less quickly and children's hands are also seen less quickly on it. As a rule, they cannot reach the ovens located higher up.

The built-in ovens for higher positions therefore also offer an enormous safety advantage, especially when there are small children in the house who want to help their parents with cooking and baking. But safety comes first and this is particularly important when the oven is at eye level.

Also, the condition and handling is more pleasant, the oven is at eye level. Another advantage is that you can keep a better eye on the food in the oven. It always catches the eye immediately when it bakes at eye level.

However, the disadvantage is that the purchase of a free-standing, integrable built-in oven without an integrated hotplate does not cost much less than if the hotplates had already been included. This makes the acquisition of two models in 2018 necessary … and here the cost factor is clearly decisive. Go to the test and choose the right model for your own needs.

How useful is the automated cleaning function?

First you roast or bake … and then it's cleaned. At least that's how it looks with the oven. And there cleaning is laborious and exhausting. Consumers have been waiting for this for a long time, now it is finally time. The technology for effective self-cleaning is now standard for all ovens from well-known manufacturers , such as Bosch, Siemens or Bauknecht. Most manufacturers used a system called pyrolysis. But how does the oven self-cleaning with pyrolysis work? In the test there are models with and without pyrolysis function.

Pyrolysis: oven cleaning done by yourself

If the self-cleaning program is selected for the oven, it will be busy cleaning itself for the next one to three hours … in most cases effectively, thoroughly and neatly. To do this, the oven heats up to 500° C. This heat is necessary for all existing food leftovers to simply burn in the truest sense of the word and melt away. No. Actually, they don't melt, but rather turn into fine ashes, which only have to be swept out afterwards.

Properties and disadvantages of pyrolysis

The pyrolysis process for the self-cleaning of the oven was patented back in 1987, but the function as standard has not yet been included in our products for that long. The system works on the basis of combustion at extremely high temperatures.

As good as the cleaning works with the pyrolysis process, as much energy is needed to carry it out. Heating the oven to 500°C requires energy … and the program runs between one and three hours, depending on the degree of contamination. It consumes an awful lot of energy. The costs range from 80 cents to 1.20 per pyrolysis program.

If one takes the average value of 1 Euro, then doubles one's energy consumption for the oven in the year, one uses the automated cleaning function 5 – 6 times in the year. Because a regular baking cycle in energy efficiency class A with gas operation costs only 0.56 euros. An advantage, however, is that the pyrolysis function does not require a chemical cleaner … and this is also available for purchase … and good, effective chemical cleaners for the oven are not cheap either.

The costs must therefore be weighed by each individual. Without a chemical club, the self-cleaning function is definitely a thing of the past … and second saving is the pyrolysis program too. Because except turning it on, nothing more needs to be done. Except wait and see and drink tea.

Other self-cleaning functions

It is not only the pyrolysis with which ovens clean themselves. There are also other self-cleaning programs that are necessary, for example, for ovens with a special coating. This would loosen if the oven were heated too much and damage the oven. Such procedures are e.g. hydrolysis or catalysis. Both processes are based on a special oven coating that is easier to clean, including the PerfectClean coating used by the manufacturer Miele.

This coating prevents food residues from burning in at all. Today, these special coatings are standard. In order to obtain such a coating, metal oxides are added to the ceramic coating. Thus the coating acts as a catalyst, which allows fat particles to decompose into carbon dioxide and water. Despite a catalyst, the oven can still be cleaned with the other one … and also with chemical cleaning agents. However, the soiling will be much less as if the oven had not been coated with metal oxides.

In hydrolysis self-cleaning is semi-automatic. Because man and woman have to spray a special water-cleaning mixture on the bottom of the oven. Then the self-cleaning process is started. The oven heats up here too … so hot that the water evaporates with the detergents. This loosens dirt and is easy to wipe off and wipe off by hand after self-cleaning.


The pyrolysis function as a self-cleaning process is the newest and most innovative technique for self-cleaning. Today, all ovens are equipped as standard with special coatings that make it more difficult to bake in food residues, so that baking ovens become less dirty and do not get dirty as quickly in advance.

Pyrolysis self-cleaning is very effective and particularly natural, because it does not require any chemical clubs. Only the increased energy consumption is sufficient to reduce energy consumption, but here too manufacturers are working on more energy-efficient alternatives and improvements. If one compares the additional costs with the costs for a professional oven cleaner, the differences are again only marginal. In the test both models with and without the pyrolysis self-cleaning function were considered. Which one do you choose?

What are the benefits of pull-out drawers?

Ovens are something wonderful. Man and woman can conjure with them really tasty dishes . But there are also differences between them. One of these differences is whether pull-out drawers are present. Do they make sense at all and why do man and woman need them?

Pull-out drawers are mobile drawers with which food can be pulled out on a baking tray or grid over the opened door . This has some advantages, because the finished, hot and steaming dish can first be drawn from the heat of the oven and the rising steam and hot air can first escape from the inside of the oven. So you burn less and don't get hot steam blown in your face. The strength and intensity of this must not be underestimated.

The pull-out drawers also offer some advantages, e.g. if you want to put a Roman pot with sauce in the oven. If you had to place it a little diagonally on the grate provided for it, valuable and tasty juice and brew could spill over and could leak. This is prevented by pulling out the drawers in advance and placing the Römertopf on the intended baking rack.


It's a question of comfort and safety, it's a question of whether extendable thrusts make sense or not. The handling of the oven is in any case simplified by them and also the placement of pots, pans and other types of ovenware is more handy and easier.

Even when removing (baking trays) finished food, it is much safer and easier to work with pull-out drawers. Because the ascending steam can first escape and cool the dish slightly on the pulled out thrusts. In addition, the dish is not exposed to the risk of being spilled on the baking tray or the back wall. Such thrusts therefore not only have their justification, but also their meaning.

So the ovens were tested in a test

In a product test the subjects proceeded very carefully. Important for a test is the delivery and the packaging. A test from the oven is a bulky device, which is usually delivered by a shipping company. Here the optimal packaging is all the more important so that an undamaged transport can take place. After the ovens arrived, tested the subjects all models according to the same principles. The test subjects used the same garments, to look more closely at the operation of the oven and tested the different functions. After the allocation of a ranking they wrote a detailed test report for each oven of the brands Neff, Siemens or Bosch. Sorted from the first place you can read the comparison results and get a picture of the respective device. At the end you will receive a short resume and a purchase recommendation, for whom the device is suitable and who should rather look for another model.

What does an oven cost?

Depending on equipment an oven may cost several hundred Euro. If you want to purchase a device with all everything functions, costs from 1000 to 2000 Euro may be coming to you. medium-range devices range between 500 and 1000 Euro. If you control ovens under 500 Euro, you will get a oven, that fulfills its purpose but only little additional functions.

Top5 Baking Oven Manufacturer

  • AEG
  • Bauknecht
  • Bosch
  • Miele
  • Siemens
AEG can look back on a long history. In 1887 AEG was founded and for many decades counted as one of the most important companies in the field of electronics. AEG was divided into several parts in 1996 and sold to other companies. The brand still exists today and contains high-quality appliances with an ingenious technology. Among other things, the portfolio of AEG washing machines, dishwashers, ovens, stove and many other electronics. The production facility of the ovens of AEG is still located today in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Bauknecht is like AEG a German company based in Stuttgart. The company was founded shortly after the First World War. The production was concerned with cake utensils. Shortly after the Second World War and with the advent of modern technology, electrical kitchen appliances were developed and produced. In the 1980s, the company experienced a financial crisis and was sold to the American company Whirlpool. Today there are still high-quality devices from the brand Bauknecht, which can score with ingenious highlights.
Bosch is a company that couldn't be more famous. Founded in 1886, it manufactures car parts and parts for other industries as well as household appliances and tools. Solar technology, building technology and much more also belong to the Bosch company. The brand can be found worldwide with several locations, so that a broad range can be covered. There are currently over 260 locations with 275,000 employees. In addition to ovens, Bosch also manufactures dishwashers, washing machines and other electronic items. The quality of the equipment is extremely advanced and, due to our own research stations, equipped with ever newer technologies.
Miele is based in Gütersloh. For more than 100 years, the company has been manufacturing high-quality household appliances. The company is still family-owned today and has been managed by the 4th generation for quite some time. In addition to ovens, the company's product range also includes stoves, washing machines, refrigerators and other household appliances. Miele equipment has an unsurpassable reputation for quality and durability.
150 years of company history accompany Siemens in its long existence. Siemens was founded in 1847 and initially focused on the development and sale of telegraphs. Only 8 years later, the company was so successful that a branch was established abroad. The company survived two world wars almost effortlessly and was always able to show great growth. Today, Siemens is one of the world's largest electronics companies. In Germany alone, there are over 100 branches where production and research are carried out. Among other things, Siemens is active in the fields of medical and traffic technology, energy supply and automation technology. In the area of household appliances, Siemens can present appliances such as washing machines, ovens, refrigerators, stoves and smaller electronic appliances. With its own research departments, the company is always able to keep abreast of the latest technology and to develop equipment at a high level.

Internet vs. specialist shops: Where is the best place to buy my oven?

Today there are several methods to buy a oven. You can go to the next shop and decide for an existing model. They can also look at Exhibitions for new Models, which you can buy there. Another method to get a oven is the purchase via the Internet. We want to deal with the question where the purchase of an oven makes the most sense and which pre- and disadvantages the purchase offers in shop or in net.

If a oven is purchased at a trade fair, the requirement is of course that at this time a trade fair. Even if it is a few kilometres away, it is worth visiting a trade fair. At trade fairs the devices are demonstrated immediately and you can convince yourself of their functionality. You see the oven live in front of you and can also operate it. Go to the shop, if you see a device in front of you, but cannot operate it, because in most cases the connection to the mains did not occur. So if you happen to have a trade fair near you that deals with electrical goods or household goods, it's worth a visit – but wait with the purchase. Because there is a way how you can save cash .

On Exhibitions there are always Exhibition prices, but if these are compared with Prices, which then appear in Trade, the Offer is even not more so cheap.

A better method is to order the desired oven in Internet.

But there is still the chance to buy the Internet without ever having seen the oven live. If you do not yet know which model is suitable for you tests or comparison pages, how it offers ReviewInstitutes, offer a great insight into the common models. You'll learn all the details about the devices, their handling and also their weaknesses. You can look around in peace for a model that matches your requirements. If you want to see more information, there are forums, that present certain topics as well as household items and ovens. Here you can use yourself with other consumers exchange and experience values of consumers to acquire your perfect furnace.

Another point, why buying on Internet is the big variety.

At fairs you will get insight, which new models are appearing on the market. In the shop you can choose maximum between 5 to 10 ovens. If you live in a big city, it is possible that you will have a look around in all shops that have baking ovens in their assortment – but this is a tedious and very time-consuming procedure. As soon as you decide to buy on Internet, you have access to allthinkable models, that have appeared on the market. The Selection is huge, so you have to make a Preselection on Looks, Installation and Functions. Detailed information can be found in network very simple by entering “oven” in the search engine .

Comfortably from home and after closing time you search for a oven your choice and get another option offered – you save viel money with the purchase in the net. Usually online merchants are much cheaper than shops. This can be explained by the fact that online merchants need to raise less running costs. A shop on the other hand has fixed monthly costs like rent and wages. A online dealer usually sits in an office, which is much cheaper market from the rental price. Wage costs are eliminated, as no sellers are necessary. The sale is processed via net and the furnace is then shipped via parcel service or forwarding. These details lead to the fact that the online trader very much money savings and therefore does not need such a high profit margin. Therefore, it can provide consumers with cheaper prices – from which you will ultimately benefit. So take your time to look around and choose a model without having to make any compromises – so that baking, frying and cooking will be much more fun in the future.

Alternatives to oven

Not everyone can use the Preferences of an oven. We have therefore dealt with this theme and looked for alternatives to oven. We will now present the most common alternatives to the oven.

Recipes that also work in the pan:

At our research we met some exciting recipes, which also work in the pan. The pan pizza sounded very tasty. Also cake or other treats can be conjured in the pan with the fitting recipes . For some recipes like a lasagne from the pan a smaller trick is necessary. If you prepare a lasagne in the pan, it is necessary to line the pan with a stable aluminium foil . After you have filled the pan with the ingredients for the lasagne , fill between pan and aluminium foil some water. By the water vapour the lasagne succeeds and becomes like in the baking oven. Do not forget the lid for the pan, so that the vapour can reach the lasagne everywhere. With some tricks and tricks you can also bake some in the pan, for which others use a oven. However, the preparation in the pan is always more complex and for stressful people rather not recommended. We looked around for more alternatives and met a particularly exciting utensil.

Omnia oven:

The Omnia oven has existed for a long time. Perhaps you know a similar device that your grandmother still keeps in the kitchen cabinet. Backwunder is the outdated name of this utensil, which was powered by electricity. In this version there is this Utensil but not more. However, in our research we came across a similar Baking miracle, which was developed for campers and consumers without oven. The Omnia oven is to be used on a gas stove or camping stove. The utensil is also suitable for electric stove plates. This is a baking oven, which applies the shape like a round baking dish, which has a hole in the middle. The material is steel and aluminum, which heats up very fast. The Omnia oven consists of three parts: the “cake mould” a base that also has a hole in the middle and a lid that is completely closed. The sense of the hole in the middle is that the heat meets through the hole on the cover, is distributed in the inside then as overheat in the mold. So you have a baking oven, that can supply upper- and lower heat. As accessories there is also a grid, where you can bake bread rolls or conjure up other delicacies. We find this alternative to the oven simply amazing – it is however not suitable for a large household, since the form has only one small size. For camping or for single households the Omnia oven is however a successful invention.

Pizza oven:

If you use the oven more for baking of pizzas, you don't necessarily need a large oven. Many manufacturers now offer small, handy devices that have the size of a pizza. No matter whether the pizza is homemade or deep-frozen, it gets crispy in twist of the wrist. However, none bakes or similar can be conjured, because the height of the pizza oven was adjusted according to pizza. The device is operated via a standard household socket. For pizza lovers the pizza oven alternativ can be purchased. However, if you want to create varied dishes, the pizza oven offers little possibilities.


Little space occupies one mini oven. It can be used to conjure up varied dishes. It usually contains the same standard functions, as well as a large oven. over- and underheat and even recirculation can be found in it. However, the minibaking oven, has some restrictions on size. All dishes must be prepared with a number smaller because the baking chamber only has a number smaller volume. For single households the mini oven is a good alternative. However, if you want to bake or roast for two or more people, the mini oven not is recommended.


The microwave has enriched our kitchen for years. There are microwave ovens with grill function and also back dishes can already be created in the microwave. prepared baking mixes are specially produced for microwave ovens and offered on the market. The variety is now boundless. Pizza lovers can also use the microwave to bake any food.

However, the waves, produced in the device are controversial. Some believe that Radiation Harmful is harmful, while others believe that microwave ovens are Harmless.

One microwave provides some advantages and can therefore be used as alternative to oven.
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