Best Freestanding Ovens

Freestanding ovens are usually the focal point in a kitchen, and choosing the right one can let you be a home chef with minimal effort. Regardless of what type of oven you’re looking for, whether it’s a freestanding gas oven or an electric one, understanding what different features actually mean will help make finding the right cooker as easy as pie. Continue reading...

376 listings
Ariston CP059MDX
3.7 from 83 reviews
Capacity90L
Number of Burners/Zones 5

The Ariston CP059MDX has a large oven with precise temperature control and a variety of sized gas burners, making it ideal for the home chef who likes to dabble in all kinds of cooking.

Price (RRP) $2,899.00

  • Cooks food quickly and evenly

  • Large oven space

  • Precise oven temperature control

  • Oven door sometimes doesn't completely shut

  • Build Quality
    3.4 (9)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (9)
  • Ease of Use
    3.3 (9)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    2.9 (9)
  • Safety
    4.2 (6)
  • Preheating Speed
    2.9 (8)
  • Oven FuelElectricity
  • SizeSingle
  • Colour / FinishStainless Steel
  • Dimensions 910 x 900 x 600 mm
  • Cooktop TypeGas
  • Wok Burner Yes
Ariston CP859MTX
3.7 from 35 reviews
Capacity90L
Number of Burners/Zones 5

With 8 electric cooking functions including a Barbeque setting and a Rotisserie setting, the Ariston CP859MTX lets amateurs and seasoned chefs alike try their hand at making all kinds of food.

Price (RRP) $2,799.00

  • Cooks different foods beautifully

  • Spacious burner layout

  • Accurate oven settings

  • Sometimes oven door doesn't close properly

  • Oven FuelElectricity
  • SizeSingle
  • Colour / FinishStainless Steel
  • Dimensions 910 x 800 x 600 mm
  • Cooktop TypeGas
Falcon Professional + FXP
4.0 from 25 reviews
Capacity108L
Number of Burners/Zones 5

Gas burners that let you do everything from Teppanyaki to wok cooking and an oven that has allows for pyrolytic cleaning are just a few of the Falcon Professional + FXP's features. Wtih them, cooking has never been as versatile and scrubbing up the mess afterwards has never been as easy.

Price (RRP) $8,349.00

Price from $8,780.00 Bing Lee

  • Practical cooktop layout

  • Easy to clean

  • Build Quality
    4.7 (6)
  • Value for Money
    3.8 (6)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (6)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (6)
  • Safety
    5.0 (4)
  • Preheating Speed
    4.8 (4)
  • Oven FuelElectricity
  • SizeSingle
  • Colour / FinishStainless Steel & Black
  • Dimensions 905 x 900 x 600 mm
  • Cooktop TypeGas
  • Wok Burner Yes
Falcon Classic Upright Cookers

Falcon Classic Upright Cookers

 · includes 6 listings
4.7 from 14 reviews
Number of Burners/Zones 5 to 6

The Falcon Classic Upright Cookers are just that - classic. In the range you can choose from a range of fuel types, layouts, and oven configurations so that you can choose an oven that suits how you cook.

Price (RRP) $7,994.00 to $9,899.00

Price from $8,394.00 Bing Lee

Smeg C9GM Series

Smeg C9GM Series

 · includes 8 listings
3.0 from 69 reviews
Capacity126L
Number of Burners/Zones 6

Price (RRP) $3,999.00 to $4,290.00

Price $3,890.00 Bing Lee

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Smeg TRA90
3.5 from 31 reviews
Capacity126L
Number of Burners/Zones 5

A wide oven temperature range, 5 different gas hobs, and a vapour clean function make using the Smeg TRA90 to cook a variety of home meals a simple affair.

Price (RRP) $4,999.00

Price from $5,595.00 Bing Lee

Westinghouse WFEP915SB
4.3 from 13 reviews
Capacity125L
Number of Burners/Zones 5

Price (RRP) $2,999.00

Scandia Heat and Cook
3.5 from 23 reviews

Latest review: I installed mine in my covered in outdoor area in Dec 2016 . It gets used about 20 times a year . Fire box is disintergrating . Handle is jammed , leaks smoke , rusts like a beauty inside and out .

Price (RRP) $2,050.00

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Number of Burners/Zones 4

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2.8 from 37 reviews
Capacity126L
Number of Burners/Zones 5

Price (RRP) $3,190.00

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Emilia EM534EI

Emilia EM534EI

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3.4 from 14 reviews
Capacity60L

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Euromaid GG90S

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2.4 from 46 reviews
Number of Burners/Zones 5
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2.2 from 51 reviews
Capacity83L
Number of Burners/Zones 4

Price (RRP) $779.00 to $1,499.00

Price from $689.00 Bing Lee

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3.1 from 13 reviews
Capacity80L
Number of Burners/Zones 4

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Capacity80L
Number of Burners/Zones 4

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Euromaid GG54

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2.3 from 23 reviews
Capacity83L
Number of Burners/Zones 4

Price (RRP) $595.00 to $999.00

Smeg C6GMXA8
2.5 from 19 reviews
Capacity68L
Number of Burners/Zones 4
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What's the difference between a freestanding oven and a wall oven?

A mother using a tea towel to pull a tray of cookies out of a freestanding oven while her infant daughter smiles next to her.

A freestanding oven is placed directly onto the floor, and usually has a cooktop on top, while a wall oven is built into the cabinetry of the kitchen, and generally doesn’t have a cooktop.

So, are freestanding ovens better than their wall counterparts? The answer largely depends on your personal preferences regarding how you like to cook, as neither is inherently better than the other.

We’ve listed some benefits and disadvantages of using a freestanding cooker below.

Pros

  • Easy to install, as they’re not integrated into the kitchen.
  • Generally available in a larger range of sizes than wall ovens, which also means it’s easier to find freestanding ovens with large capacities.
  • Can be convenient having the cooktop and oven in the same place.
  • Doesn’t need to be kept in one fixed location, so you can keep it when you redesign your kitchen or move homes.

Cons

  • Often require more space than wall ovens.
  • More difficult to clean the sides, as food scraps and spills can easily fall down the gap between the oven and benchtop.
  • Must sit on the floor, and so can’t be positioned at different heights as wall ovens can, meaning you need to bend over to use the oven.

What to look for in a freestanding oven

Oven type

Freestanding ovens can come in any configuration you want, so it’s up to you whether you want a freestanding electric oven or gas oven, with gas, induction, or electric hobs.

Electric ovens tend to be more versatile than gas ovens, which are naturally hotter at the top and cooler down the bottom, and so food in a gas oven usually needs to be rotated or rearranged for it to cook evenly.

Electric ovens are also generally cheaper, and most ovens on the market are electric rather than gas, so you’ll be more spoiled for choice if you opt for this oven type.

Look for a variety of oven programs.

Ovens usually have a variety of settings that make it easy to cook different types of food. Look out for functions like Fan-forced, Conventional, Grill, and Pizza Mode, as well as options like Defrost, Rotisserie, and Rapid Heat.

Cooktop type

There are 3 different types of cooktops found on freestanding ovens. The right choice for you will depend on how you cook (for example, if you make a lot of stir fries then you’ll probably want a gas cooker to use a wok) and your budget.

  • Gas cooktops. These offer instant heat and temperature control, and cook food quickly. They’re compatible with all types of cookware, however they’re generally less eco-friendly and more fiddly to use.
  • Electric cooktops. Electric cooktops are simple to use, can be used with any kind of cookware, and offer residual heat to help keep food warm. However, they take longer to heat up, and sometimes don’t cook as evenly as gas or induction cookers.
  • Induction cooktops. Induction cookers are energy efficient, offer the fastest cooking times, precise temperature control, and are easy to clean. They’re not as common as gas or electric stoves however, because they cost more to buy and require induction-friendly crockery.

Size

Make sure that you measure the space in your kitchen (height, depth, and width) and compare it to any oven you’re considering buying. The width of freestanding upright ovens often range from 50cm to 120cm.

Don’t overlook the width of the hallways leading to your kitchen - there’s no use buying an oven that you can’t physically transport to your kitchen.

Capacity

A larger oven means a larger capacity and more cooktop space, which means you can cook more food at once. The capacity of an oven is usually measured in litres - for domestic use, most households suit a 90 to 120L capacity.

If you love dinner parties and entertaining at home (or just love lavish home meals), then you can even opt for a double oven, which is made up of a large oven as well as a smaller oven alongside it. These double (or even triple) ovens can sometimes let you cook food at different temperatures, so you can make entrees, mains, and desserts all at the same time.

It’s also worth checking whether your favourite baking dishes can fit into an oven before you buy it, to save you heartbreak down the road.

Features

There are plenty of features on a freestanding oven that can make cooking with and cleaning your oven easier. You should also check that these features are simple to understand and use.

  • Pyrolytic cleaning: With this function, the oven heats to between 400 to 500°C for a few hours, turning any food residue and grease to ash, which you can then easily wipe away once the oven has cooled down.
  • Catalytic liners: These liners absorb and burn off grease splatters when heated for an hour at 250°C, which can then be wiped off with a damp cloth. These liners should cover the back wall, sides, and ceiling of the oven.
  • Cooling fan: A cooling fan blows air through a vent at the top of your oven door, keeping the control panel cool to the touch so you don’t burn your fingers. It also helps quickly lower the temperature once the oven is switched off.
  • Child safety lock: When activated, this prevents children from opening oven doors, keeping those curious little fingers safe.
  • Separate grill: A separate grill gives you extra space to cook and grill food, so you can multitask and cook more in less time.

Number of hobs

A 60cm freestanding oven will usually have 4 hobs or burners, while a 90cm freestanding oven will have 5 or even 6 hobs. Home chefs who like to make more elaborate meals can also rest assured knowing that they can find standalone ovens with as many as 8 hobs on the cooktop.

Do you need special burners?

If your cooking calls for different types of burners, then fear not - there are cooktops atop upright stoves that have anything from wok burners to Teppanyaki-style griddles, letting you cook whatever it is you and your stomach feel like.

Price

Upright cookers can cost anywhere from $500 for a cheap freestanding oven to $10,000 and upwards. The final figure will largely depend on what kind of features you want (pyrolytic cleaning, for example, usually adds around $1000 of value to an oven) and the level of craftsmanship you want.

The bottom line

The right freestanding cooker for you will depend on your own personal preferences, as well as any size and budget considerations you need to make. Taking the cooking needs of your household into account should help ensure you find the perfect addition to your kitchen that lets you cook your way.