Best Freestanding Ovens

The right freestanding oven 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 the different features actually mean will help make finding the right cooker as easy as pie. Continue reading...

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Based on 761 reviews
Ariston CP059MDX

Ariston CP059MDX

3.6  (85)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $2,899
  • Capacity90L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 5
Amanda
AmandaNSW
  Verified
  • Capacity108L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 5
Josh
JoshNSW4 posts
 
Falcon Classic Upright Cookers

Falcon Classic Upright Cookers

4.2  (17)
 Summary
  • Number of Burners/Zones 5 to 6
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Kathleen J.
Kathleen J.QLD4 posts
  CLA110NGF
Smeg TRA90

Smeg TRA90

3.3  (35)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $6,590
  • Capacity126L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 4
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Iain
Iain4 posts
 
Smeg
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Scandia Heat and Cook SCX501

Scandia Heat and Cook SCX501

3.3  (26)
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Robyn W.
Robyn W.
  Verified
Nectre Big Bakers Oven

Nectre Big Bakers Oven

3.5  (21)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $3,799
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Steven T.
Steven T.NSW3 posts
 
  • Capacity80L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 4
Marjory Mazloumian
Marjory MazloumianNSW3 posts
  WLE525WA
Am well satisfied with this purchaseHad to replace 1 hotplate so far and now need another one replaced, plus ovenlight, also timer doesn't work (but I think that was my fault as I was a bit rough with it. Overall I am very satisfied with the quality and performance over the eight years of ownership. Good value! Show details
Falcon Classic Deluxe

Falcon Classic Deluxe

4.9  (9)
 Summary
  • Number of Burners/Zones 5
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JMK
JMKWA3 posts
  90 Dual Fuel
Falcon Kitchener KCH90DFF

Falcon Kitchener KCH90DFF

4.6  (9)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $6,690
  • Capacity146L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 5
Ashiq
AshiqVIC3 posts
  Verified
Euromaid GG90S

Euromaid GG90S

2.4  (48)
 Summary
  • Number of Burners/Zones 5
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John Griffiths
John GriffithsQLD
  Verified GG90S
Euromaid
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Hi John, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and I'm sorry to hear of your experience regarding the cooker. Your comments are valuable and they will be passed on to our team to ensure continuous improvement. Thanks

Falcon Professional +

Falcon Professional +

4.0  (9)
 Summary
  • Number of Burners/Zones 4 to 5
Vicki L.
Vicki L.NSW
  110cm Dual Fuel
  • Capacity195L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 5
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Barry
BarrySA11 posts
  Richmond Deluxe 90cm Dual Fuel Range BRD900DF
Euromaid R54 EW/CW/RW

Euromaid R54 EW/CW/RW

2.2  (53)
 Summary
  • Capacity83L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 4
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Mazza49
Mazza49
  R54CW
PanelDecal wiped off within 2months. Emailed company. They did nothing. Show details
Euromaid
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Hi Mazza, I'm sorry to hear of this. I will reach out to you directly to get some additional information as we would like to have an opportunity to discuss this matter with you. Thanks

Westinghouse WLE547WA

Westinghouse WLE547WA

2.9  (15)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $1,599
  • Capacity80L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 4
rabbit
rabbitNSW4 posts
 
Wooshka Wood Fired Outdoor Stove

Wooshka Wood Fired Outdoor Stove

3.6  (9)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $339
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Stevie P
Stevie PWA
 
Works too well....... Components meltFirst time use resulted in the locking pins Melting. These hold the legs and flue in place. Not happy as the unit is a great size for camping....its going back to Bunnings as its not safe. Stevie P Show details
  • Price (RRP) $7,594
  • Capacity114L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 4
Maxeen
MaxeenMaldon2 posts
 
Chef 54cm Cooker CFG517

Chef 54cm Cooker CFG517

2.1  (36)
 Summary
  • Capacity80L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 4
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Peta
Peta100 posts
  CFG517SBLP
Chef Cooking
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Belling CookCentre Deluxe 90cm Dual Fuel

Belling CookCentre Deluxe 90cm Dual Fuel

3.3  (9)
 Summary
  • Capacity195L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 5
Helen H.
Helen H.3 posts
  CookCentre Deluxe 90cm Dual Fuel
Belling
Belling   DM   
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Euromaid F54 RW/GW/EW/CW

Euromaid F54 RW/GW/EW/CW

2.5  (16)
 Summary
  • Capacity65L and 83L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 4
Loan L.
Loan L.WA3 posts
  F54GW
Euromaid
Euromaid   DM   
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  • Capacity140L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 5
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boston
bostonSA
  OR90SCG4X1
Faulty from day one and FP want to charge to come and fix it!Paid $4k from Goodguys late December - one burner can’t be changed to LPG and FP wont come until end Jan to fix and want to charge! So I have a 4$k stove I cannot use ( can’t use until all burners are changed to LPG) FP trying to be high end and this is their service - what a joke ! Be warned ! Show details
Smeg FS61X / FS61XNG8

Smeg FS61X / FS61XNG8

2.9  (10)
 Summary
  • Capacity79L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 3
Benno
Benno2 posts
  FS61XNG8
Bosch Serie 6 HLS79R350A

Bosch Serie 6 HLS79R350A

3.1  (7)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $3,499
  • Capacity66L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 4
Anon A Mouse
Anon A Mouse
 
Smeg Classic FS9608

Smeg Classic FS9608

2.8  (8)
 Summary
  • Capacity115L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 5
Wendy W.
Wendy W.QLD8 posts
  Verified FS9608XS
Smeg
Smeg   DM   
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Chef CFE547

Chef CFE547

2.6  (8)
 Summary
  • Capacity80L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 4
Fet91
Fet91VIC11 posts
  Verified CFE547WA
Does the job- justThis is cheapest oven on the market & it really shows.This oven takes a long time to warm up, inconsistent heat and if you’re trying to use more than two hot plates expect to lose heat (enough to ruin your cooking). That said, it’s better than lighting a fire outside or microwaving meals for life. Show details
Smeg TRA93

Smeg TRA93

4.7  (3)
 Summary
  • Capacity68L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 5
c64tm
c64tmVIC31 posts
  TRA93
  • Capacity71L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 7
NAS
NASMelbourne4 posts
  Dual Fuel Range BRD1100DF
Belling
Belling   DM   
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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Your comments will be passed on to our team to ensure continuous improvement. Thanks

Chef CFG504S / CFG504W

Chef CFG504S / CFG504W

2.2  (10)
 Summary
  • Capacity80L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 4
Jack J.
Jack J.QLD
  CFG504SBNG
Euromaid FSG54S

Euromaid FSG54S

3.2  (5)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $1,569
  • Capacity83L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 4
Cin. I
Cin. IQLD3 posts
 
Euromaid
Euromaid   DM   
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Hi Cin, I'm sorry hear about your oven and issues with the installation. The store would organise the installation directly, As you have provide the reference number we will make contact with you directly to see why this has not occurred. Thanks

Euromaid ES50 / EW50

Euromaid ES50 / EW50

1.8  (16)
 Summary
  • Capacity63L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 4
Barry S
Barry SAbermain15 posts
  ES50 / EW50
Euromaid
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Hi Barry, I'm sorry to hear of this. I will reach out to you directly to get some additional information. Thanks

Chef CFE532

Chef CFE532

2.1  (10)
 Summary
  • Capacity80L
  • Number of Burners/Zones 4
Leesa
Leesa4 posts
  CFE532WB
Worst everOn 5 the stove tops burn food, on 4 they never heat the food up. No light to indicate if stove top is on or not and the dials are too easy for children to reach. Wish I spent the extra money and bought thr next stove up in price.this one is absolute sufference. And mum told me afterwards that the stove tops on these rust out and can't be replaced Show details

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.

What's the difference between a freestanding oven and a wall oven?

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.

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