John Lewis JLBIOSS650 review

Test score

85%

Key features

  • Single electric built-in
  • Pyrolytic

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 verdict: An excellent oven

This oven lived up to all our expectations. It scored a maximum five stars across many of our tests, and is one of the best ovens we’ve ever tested. It’s energy-efficient too, so it takes a deserved high spot in our list of top-scoring Best Buys and Eco Buys.

Pros
  • Quick to heat up
  • Accurate
  • Spreads heat evenly
  • Makes a good cake
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
Cons
  • It’s easy to use but you’ll need the user manual to help you set some of the features

Bosch HBG634BB1B review

Test score

84%

Key features

  • Single electric built-in
  • Catalytic
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 verdict: Brilliant

We were very impressed with this multifunctional oven and it scored full marks in the majority of our tough cooking tests. It is also up there with the more energy-efficient ovens we’ve tested. So, whether you’re grilling bacon, baking a sponge cake or cooking shortbread, this would be a great oven to do it in. Despite being a bit older than some, this oven is up there with the best and is both an Eco Buy and a great Best Buy.

Pros
  • Heats very quickly
  • Cooks evenly
  • Accurate temperatures
  • Excellent grill
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Spacious
Cons
  • It cooks brilliantly but the viewing window could be easier to see through

 

Bosch HBG634BS1B review

Test score

84%

Key features

  • Single electric built-in
  • Catalytic

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 verdict: Brilliant

We were very impressed with this multifunctional oven and it scored full marks in the majority of our tough cooking tests. It is also up there with the more energy-efficient ovens we’ve tested. So, whether you’re grilling bacon, baking a sponge cake or cooking shortbread, this would be a great oven to do it in. Despite being a bit older than some, this oven is up there with the best and is both an Eco Buy and a great Best Buy

Pros
  • Heats very quickly
  • Cooks evenly
  • Accurate temperatures
  • Excellent grill
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Spacious
Cons
  • It cooks brilliantly but the viewing window could be easier to see through

Samsung Infinite NV75T8579RK review

Test score

84%

Key features

  • Single electric
  • Pyrolytic

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 verdict: Worth investing in

This energy-efficient oven might cost more than most, but it bakes well, has an excellent grill and effective self-cleaning. It’s a top-notch Best Buy and Eco Buy.

Pros
  • Quick to heat up
  • Very accurate
  • Good pyrolytic function
  • Excellent grill
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
Cons
  • The print on the door impedes the view into the oven

Miele H2265-1B review

Test score

83%

Key features

  • Single electric built-in
  • Catalytic

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verdict: Excellent oven

This is a genuinely impressive oven, and a Best Buy. It does indeed heat up very quickly, and maintains the correct temperature very accurately. A minor quibble is that it uses a little more energy than average.

Pros
  • Very accurate oven
  • Very quick to heat up
  • Spreads heat evenly
  • Excellent grill
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
Cons
  • It’s not too expensive to run but other ovens are even more energy efficient

 

Bosch Series 6 HBA5780S6B review

Test score

83%

Key features

  • Single electric built-in
  • Pyrolytic

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 verdict: A great oven

This is an excellent oven with no serious downsides. It does indeed excel at spreading heat evenly, as per Bosch’s claim, although the pyrolytic function could be more effective. It’s a Best Buy, and also an Eco Buy as it uses energy efficiently and comes from a long-lasting brand.

Pros
  • Quick to heat up
  • Maintains temperature accurately
  • Spreads heat evenly
  • Makes a good sponge cake
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • The pyrolytic cleaning program leaves the occasional stain behind

Bosch Series 6 HBG5785S6B review

Test score

83%

Key features

  • Single electric built-in
  • Pyrolytic

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 verdict: Cooks brilliantly

We’ve seen several excellent ovens from Bosch in recent years, and this is another one. Not only is it quick to preheat, but it doesn’t waver from the perfect temperature, and the fan ensures the heat is spread evenly throughout the whole interior. On top of this, it uses energy efficiently and is from a long-lasting brand, so we have made this oven an Eco Buy as well as a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Very accurate temperatures
  • Preheats rapidly
  • Cooks evenly
  • Good for baking
  • Excellent grill
  • Easy to clean
  • Spacious
Cons
  • The heavy black lines on the viewing window make it tricky to see your food clearly

Hisense BI5228PBUK review

Test score

83%

Key features

  • Single electric built-in
  • Pyrolytic
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verdict: Pretty much perfect

We were very impressed with this feature-packed oven. It heats quickly, cooks evenly and can deliver a light and airy fatless sponge. The grill is just as impressive, and you don’t need be a genius to work out how to use the controls. With so many plus points this excellent oven fully deserves our Best Buy logo.

Pros
  • Very quick to heat up
  • Very accurate
  • Bakes evenly
  • Grills brilliantly
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Spacious
Cons
  • It’s not the most energy efficient oven you can buy – but it’s still not too greedy

Hisense BI5228PXUK review

£289.00Typical price

Test score

83%

Key features

  • Single electric built-in
  • Pyrolytic

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 verdict: Pretty much perfect

We were very impressed with this feature-packed oven. It heats up quickly, cooks evenly and can deliver a light and airy fatless sponge. The grill is just as impressive, and you don’t need be a genius to work out how to use the controls. With so many plus points this excellent oven fully deserves our Best Buy logo.

Pros
  • Very quick to heat up
  • Very accurate
  • Bakes evenly
  • Grills brilliantly
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Spacious
Cons
  • It’s not the most energy efficient oven you can buy – but it’s still not too greedy

Bosch Serie 4 HBS573BS0B review

Test score

82%

Key features

  • Single electric built-in
  • Pyrolytic

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 verdict: One of the best

This outstandingly good oven was a big hit with our experts in the test lab; it sailed through our tough cooking challenges, and scored highly enough to earn our coveted Best Buy award. Whether you’re grilling toast, baking cakes, or making shortbread, this hi-tech oven will help you get the best from your bakes. What’s more, it’s also one of the more energy-efficient ovens we’ve tested, so it’s also an Eco Buy.

Pros
  • Very quick to preheat
  • Accurate temperatures
  • Cooks very evenly
  • Bakes well
  • Excellent grill
  • Very easy to clean
  • Auto-programs
  • Plenty of features
Cons
  • Like other stainless steel ovens this one will need polishing to remove greasy fingerprints

Bosch Series 6 HBG5585S6B review

Test score

82%

Key features

  • Single electric built-in
  • Catalytic

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 verdict: Excellent

This is an impressive oven, which is now one of our top Best Buys. It’s super-quick to heat up, gives amazing baking results and is easy to use.

Pros
  • Impressive heating up speed and accuracy
  • Excellent at baking
  • Very good grill
Cons
  • We didn’t like the pattern on the glass door

Zanussi ZOPND7X1 review

Test score

82%

Key features

  • Single electric built-in
  • Pyrolytic

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verdict: Excellent pyrolytic oven

This Best Buy and Eco Buy oven really hits the spot. It’s quick to heat up, accurate and excellent at cooking, and the grill spreads heat far and wide. It’s one of the more energy-efficient ovens out there, so if you’re after a great long-lasting oven with pyrolytic cleaning, your search could be over.

Pros
  • Quick to heat up
  • Spreads heat very evenly
  • Cooks well
  • Easy to use
  • Good pyrolytic cleaning
Cons
  • Some of the symbols on the control panel aren’t as clear as they could be

Neff N50 B5ACM7HH0B review

£1,099.00Typical price

Test score

82%

Key features

  • Single electric
  • Pyrolytic

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 verdict: A great all-rounder

This is a brilliant Best Buy oven. It heats up evenly and consistently, so whether you’re baking biscuits, cooking a casserole, or roasting a chicken, you’ll get great results. We were also impressed by its frugal use of energy that means it doesn’t cost the earth to run, making it one of the few ovens to earn our Eco Buy label.

Pros
  • Good at baking sponge cakes
  • Extremely accurate
  • Very quick to preheat
  • Heats evenly
  • Excellent grill
  • Pyrolysis makes it easy to clean
  • Spacious
  • Energy efficient
  • Meat probe
  • Telescopic runners
Cons
  • It’s easy to use but you’ll want to keep the user manual handy while you’re learning the ropes

Neff N50 B2ACH7HH0B review

Test score

81%

Key features

  • Single electric built-in
  • Pyrolytic

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 verdict: One of the best

Aside from the price, it’s hard to fault this oven. It aced our tough tests across the board and fully deserves its Best Buy status. We’ve made it an Eco Buy too, as it’s one of the more energy-efficient ovens we’ve tested.

Pros
  • Spacious
  • Quick to heat up
  • Accurate oven
  • Excellent grill
  • Easy to use and easy to clean
Cons
  • Non-tip shelf function not great

Neff N50 U2ACM7HH0B review

Test score

81%

Key features

  • Double electric built-in
  • Pyrolytic

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 verdict: Excellent all-rounder

Double ovens that excel in all areas are few and far between, but this is one of them. If you can swallow the cost, you won’t be disappointed by this excellent all-rounder.

Pros
  • Both ovens very quick to heat up and accurate
  • Great cooking results
  • Two excellent grills
  • Easy to use
  • Effective pyrolytic cleaning
Cons
  • Hefty price tag

Neff N50 U2ACM7HN0B review

Test score

81%

Key features

  • Double electric built-in
  • Pyrolytic

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 verdict: Excellent all-rounder

Double ovens that excel in all areas are few and far between, but this is one of them. If you can swallow the cost, you won’t be disappointed by this excellent all-rounder which still tops our table despite being a few years old.

Pros
  • Both ovens very quick to heat up and accurate
  • Great cooking results
  • Two excellent grills
  • Easy to use
  • Effective pyrolytic cleaning
Cons
  • Energy use is the only area where this oven isn’t overly impressive – in all other respects it’s well above average

Samsung NV66M3531BS review

Test score

81%

Key features

  • Single electric built-in
  • Catalytic

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 verdict: A versatile choice

This oven cooks brilliantly whether you’re baking or grilling, and it’s easy to use and clean. The divider could come in handy, and the timers will help you fit meals around a busy lifestyle. It scores a maximum five stars for energy efficiency – which few ovens can boast – so it’s a great Eco Buy. With so many other plus it’s a clear Best Buy, too.

Pros
  • Very quick to preheat
  • Very accurate temperatures
  • Bakes well
  • Excellent grill
  • Easy to clean
  • Removable dividing section
Cons
  • The bottom oven is poorly lit if you use the divider

Zanussi ZOPNX6X2 review

Test score

81%

Key features

  • Single electric built-in
  • Pyrolytic

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 verdict: Impressive all-rounder

This Best Buy oven is an impressive all-rounder. Its oven does indeed spread heat very evenly and the pyrolytic self-cleaning is effective. The grill is excellent, too.  As well as excelling in our cooking tests, this oven is also energy-efficient and from a brand of oven that lasts well, so we’ve made it an Eco Buy.

Pros
  • Very accurate
  • Excellent at spreading heat
  • Great grill
  • Decent pyrolytic cleaning
Cons
  • The door snaps shut with a jolt if you don’t close it carefully

Beko AeroPerfect BBXIF22100S review

Test score

81%

Key features

  • Single electric built-in
  • No self cleaning

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 verdict: Excellent budget oven

This no-frills oven excels at the basics – in other words, the most important things we ask of an oven. It cooks, bakes and grills so well that we’ve made it a Best Buy.  It’s also among the more energy-efficient ovens we’ve tested, but as Beko ovens develop more faults than average it is not an Eco Buy.

Pros
  • Accurate oven
  • Spreads heat very evenly
  • Excellent grill
  • Bakes well
  • Quick to preheat
  • Easy to clean and use
  • Spacious
  • Energy efficient
Cons
  • Nothing much – but condensation obscures the viewing window when using the grill

AEG SteamBake BPE556220B review

Test score

81%

Key features

  • Single electric built-in
  • Pyrolytic

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 verdict: Superb

You’ll struggle to find a better oven than this one whether you’re baking biscuits, making a cake or grilling some cheese on toast. It’s quick to heat up, reaches the right temperature and the whole oven is heated evenly. It’s also energy-efficient, simple to clean and easy to use, making it a welcome addition to any kitchen. It’s both an Eco Buy and a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Quick to preheat
  • Temperature control is extremely accurate
  • Heat is spread evenly across the shelves
  • Excellent grill
  • Pyrolytic program makes cleaning a breeze
  • Spacious
  • Steam bake program
  • Temperature probe
Cons
  • The main programs are easy to use but you’ll need to refer to user manual to work out how to set some of this oven’s advanced features