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1. Introduction

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; if you are starting from scratch or willing to adjust your cabinetry your options are infinite. You need to think and assess what the right oven is for your design and what will work best for your cooking style.

2. Sizing

Kitchen Layout

When it comes to designing your kitchen, you need to think about how you like to cook. You want space and appliances to work more efficiently and with you, not against you. A few things to think about are the following:

Consider your cabinetry

Are you looking to have a more traditional design with your cooktop and oven paired one under the other or are you wanting to give your kitchen a more modern design by having your oven in a tower layout? This could be a duo or double oven or a single oven by itself or paired with another oven or microwave. Positioning it close by your cooktop but far enough away that you could have two cooks in the kitchen, one taking care of the oven and the other the cooktop.

Work triangle or work zones

This choice will ideally come down to the size of your kitchen. When looking at a kitchen work triangle you would have your appliances configured so that the line drawn between the refrigerator, cooking appliances, and sink/dishwasher creates a triangle which the cook can easily and efficiently move about the space. Whether you have a small or large space you may look to have the area broken up into 5 zones; consumables, non-consumables, cleaning, preparation and cooking zones, this allows the space to work in unison of each other.

Purpose of your island bench

Island benches have a range of ways they can be used; the key is designing to suit your lifestyle and how you will be using your kitchen. Sinks are the most common element found in a kitchen island with a dishwasher underneath it. However, over a recent year, there have been kitchens designed around the island bench becoming the workbench, the place you prepare, cook and clean with ovens, cooktops or microwaves being incorporated into their design.

Size of Oven

When shopping for a built-in oven, it’s important to consider all elements of its size. How much internal space do you need for your cooking style and how much space within cabinetry you have to work with will impact the external size of your new oven. Your range of options heavily depends on whether you’re replacing an existing oven or installing a new one from scratch. If you’re replacing, you are generally limited to a particular style and size of the oven.

The standard built-in oven width is 60cm, enough to take care of most cooking tasks. Other common widths include 75cm and 90cm, and these ovens more suitable for an entertaining or family home.  The external width of an oven is not a clear representation of the amount that can fit inside. Ensure you consider the inside capabilities when shopping for an oven. A guide would be a small capacity is anywhere between 30 and 45 litres. 45 litres to 70 litres is the average, and any capacity greater than 70 litres is on the larger side. 

3. Fuel Type

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

- 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

- More expensive initial outlay then 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 then an electric oven, so the lifetime maintenance should be easier.

- Can run off natural gas or an LPG bottle - model dependent

4. 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

Capacity:

80 - 125L

Cooler to touch oven doors

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

Ovens that clean up after themselves

Even cleaning up is easier with Westinghouse. Choose a PyroClean oven and with the press of a button, you can keep your oven shiny and clean.

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 and none of the guilt.

Designed for ease and safety

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

Even cooking twin fan system

Our twin fan system in our 90cm ovens work to evenly distribute heat throughout the oven so you can enjoy delicious results every time.

Tastier baking starts with steam

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

Side Opening Ovens

Side Opening Ovens offer easy ergonomic access to the oven cavity. It removes the need to lean over a hot oven door to access your dishes. Whilst how you take food in and out of your oven is different from a traditional oven, you will find side opening ovens come with a lot of the same features.

Ideal for:
  • Medium family
  • Entertainer

Capacity:

80L

Set your timer, we'll do the work

Designed to be simple to operate, our 2-hour auto-off timer allows you to set your oven for up to 2 hours of cooking time with the ability to alert you and switch itself off.

Place your shelves in with ease

Our easy guide side racks allow you to place your oven shelves in with ease.

Cooler to touch oven doors

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

Family meals made easy

With room for the family roast or a delicious dessert, our 80L capacity in our 60cm oven range gives you to make every mealtime easy and full of flavour.

Duo Ovens

A duo oven is a perfect addition to a home with more mouths to feed than your average home. When talking to the duo, this does not mean both ovens are the exact same capacity but you will find the perfect pairing. You will have a primary oven that is the size of a single oven with the secondary oven being smaller. You will have a primary oven that is the size of a single oven with the secondary oven being smaller, allowing you to cook multi-course meals with ease. Or you can use the smaller of the two when cooking meals for one or two people, allowing you to save on energy.

Ideal for:
  • Medium family
  • Entertainer

Capacity:

80/46L

Cooler to touch oven doors

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

Ovens that clean up after themselves

Even cleaning up is easier with Westinghouse. Choose a PyroClean oven and with the press of a button, you can keep your oven shiny and clean.

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 and none of the guilt.

Designed for ease and safety

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

Tastier baking starts with steam

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

Double Ovens

The entertainer's oven, by choosing a double oven you are able to take entertaining to the next level. One of the biggest juggles when entertaining is cooking multiple elements of a dish or course, they may need different temperatures, cooking times and functions. By having a secondary oven, you are able to cook with confidence and still entertain your guests.

Ideal for:
  • Larger family
  • Ultimate Entertainer

Capacity:

80/80L

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 and none of the guilt.

Designed for ease and safety

Telescopic runners are another piece of thoughtful design that makes it easy to draw racks out and safely check on your dishes during cooking.

Place your shelves in with ease

Our easy guide side racks allow you to place your oven shelves in with ease.

Cooler to touch oven doors

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

Separate Grill Under Bench Ovens

When looking to positioning your oven under the bench, you may want to consider whether you would like your oven separate from your grill. An Oven with a separate grill is the perfect addition to a family home, whether it be grilled cheese sandwiches for the kids whilst the meal for the adults is in the oven or needing to bake a cake and cook something more savoury at the same time.  It is important to note the door of the grill compartment will need to left open when in use, as the grill will reach high temperatures.


Capacity:

80L

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.

Place your shelves in with ease

Our easy guide side racks allow you to place your oven shelves in with ease.

Cooler to touch oven doors

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

Family meals made easy

With room for the family roast or a delicious dessert, our 80L capacity in our 60cm oven range gives you to make every mealtime easy and full of flavour.

Separate Grill Wall Ovens

Not all kitchens have space or need for a duo or double oven, however, an oven with separate grill is worth considering. You are able to split elements of your meal or maybe the main from the dessert. Bake in the top oven compartment while grilling fish or meat down below, removing the worry of combining the two. It is important to note the door of the grill compartment will need to left open when in use, as the grill will reach high temperatures.

Ideal for:
  • Families

Capacity:

80L

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.

Place your shelves in with ease

Our easy guide side racks allow you to place your oven shelves in with ease.

Cooler to touch oven doors

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

Family meals made easy

With room for the family roast or a delicious dessert, our 80L capacity in our 60cm oven range gives you to make every mealtime easy and full of flavour.

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

Capacity:

80 - 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.

Steam, our secret for delicious effortless cooking

Bring out natural flavours and goodness with our versatile steam functions. Steam Assist Cooking 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, allowing you to not dry out your leftovers.

Tastier baking starts with steam

EasyBake +Steam function. Steam helps you get a better rise, crispier crust, a fluffier centre and tastier textures.

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.

Pyrolytic Ovens

Cleaning the oven - the dreaded chore. With a Pyrolytic Oven, the chore that was once avoided can now be embraced. Pyrolytic ovens are self-cleaning. By reaching a high temperature, you can save time, effort and minimise the need for cleaning chemicals, as it turns your grime into ash so you just need to wipe away.

Ideal for:
  • Small family to large family
  • Apartment living

Capacity:

80 - 125L

High heat

Your oven will reach 300°C during the pyrolytic cleaning cycle.

Safety first

For safety the oven door will lock, and will not unlock until the oven has cooled down.

Pre-cycle preparation

All stainless steel shelves and side runners need to be removed before beginning a pyrolytic clean. Whilst the cycle will take care of residue on your oven walls, you will still need to manually clean the racks and the inside of the glass door.

Cycle timing

The light cleaning cycle runs for 1.5 hours whilst the normal clean cycle runs for 2.5 hours excluding cool down time.

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 airfryer 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

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.

5. Design & other considerations

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 some who likes to the feeling of turning a dial or prefer 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.

6. Built in Australia

Producing Westinghouse, Electrolux and Chef ovens, the Electrolux Home Products cooking plant in Dudley Park, Adelaide is the last remaining whitegoods manufacturing facility in Australia. The facility produces around 300,000 cookers and ovens annually. With the vast majority of the energy consumption of the cooking plant being supplied by over 8,000 solar panels, we are continually looking at ways to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce our waste with the aim to make our manufacturing process completely circular.

7. Warranty & Service

Warranty

Subject to terms and conditions our ovens come with 24 months warranty in Australia and New Zealand, 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.

9.Top 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 a Steam Bake oven?

The steam bake function is ideal to use when baking bread or general bakery products. By using steam with this function, you are able to create a hard crust on your food before they rise over the baking process, which allows your food to retain its moisture and limit drying out.

What are the benefits of a Steam Oven?

By creating humidity in your oven cavity you are able to prevent your dishes from drying out, leaving the textures more tender and juicy. You will be able to maintain the nutrients and create richer colours in your food.