We reveal the brands of built-in ovens that have stood the test of time by using data from our one-of-a-kind survey of oven owners as well as reviews from independent sources.

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If the fan in your oven has stopped working or if the oven has stopped heating up properly, you are not alone in either of these problems. According to the results of our most recent extensive and objective poll of oven owners, these are the two types of malfunctions that occur the most frequently. There are many different brands of ovens available, including AEG and Zanussi, among others. Your choice of a product that won’t require you to get an engineer involved within the first year or two after purchasing it should play a significant role in the way you make your purchasing decision.

Because of this, each year as part of our one-of-a-kind survey, we ask thousands of members to tell us whether or not they are satisfied with their appliances and to identify the ones that have caused them problems.

Continue reading to learn about the findings of our research into 20 different brands of ovens, including Bosch, Miele, Neff, and Zanussi. We have computed a customer score for each, so that you are aware of which brands are most frequently recommended by previous purchasers.

Which brand of oven is known to be the most dependable?

It is reasonable for you to anticipate that your oven will continue to function for at least another seven years. On the other hand, as can be seen from the table below, one third of ovens manufactured by the brand with the most defects needed to be either repaired or replaced within this time frame.

The table demonstrates that there is a large gap between the most and least faulty brands: the worst brand in our survey has more than six times the likelihood of needing to be repaired or replaced in comparison to our best brand. Ovens that blow us away with their level of energy savings are given our Eco Buy seal of approval.

However, we also need to be impressed by their longevity; therefore, any brand that has more than 10% of its ovens repaired or replaced within seven years is ineligible for consideration as an Eco Buy.

Due to a fault, the Brand with Proportion was either repaired or replaced.

Zanussi/Zanussi Electrolux 5%

Neff 7%

Hisense 7%

Miele 8%

Siemens 8%

AEG/AEG Electrolux 9%

John Lewis 10%

Bosch 10%

Samsung 10%

Hotpoint 11%

Lamona 11%

Indesit 14%

Electrolux 15%

Stoves 16%

Smeg 16%

Ikea 17%

Beko 19%

Baumatic 25%

Belling 26%

CDA 32%

Verdict: top 10 oven brands in-depth

In order to provide a comprehensive picture of popular brands, we have compiled all of the information we have on customer satisfaction, average scores in our independent oven tests, and reliability results. Continue reading to find out which ones turned out the best.

A brand’s score with customers, which indicates the likelihood that those customers will recommend the brand to others, is one factor that is used to rank brands. \

1. Miele ovens verdict

Due to the fact that every single one of the seven Miele ovens that we have evaluated over the course of the past three years has been awarded the title of Best Buy, their overall average score in our tests was an extremely impressive 79%.

Ovens manufactured by Miele are more reliable than many other brands; only about one in ten of them will experience a problem within the first seven years of use. With such a stellar track record, it should come as no surprise that Miele oven customers report the highest levels of satisfaction, as indicated by the company’s customer satisfaction score of 81%.

However, Miele is the most expensive brand, and it is not difficult to spend more than one thousand pounds on a single Miele oven. The customer score was derived from the results of a survey of 139 Miele oven owners that was carried out in September 2021 by a member of Which? In November of 2021, the number of Best Buys and their associated prices will be determined based on all of the models featured on Which.co.uk. Check out our comprehensive list of reviews for Miele ovens.

2. Neff ovens verdict

Neff has an impressive total of 16 Best Buys out of the total of 22 models that were evaluated, so it is no surprise that members of Which? consider it to be their preferred brand. The majority of people would consider a test score of 75% to be above average. Within the first seven years of ownership, you can anticipate that your Neff oven will experience a malfunction a little more than one out of every ten times.

The owners of Neff ovens are the second most satisfied customers in the market. The brand received a score of 79% in this year’s iteration of our survey measuring customer satisfaction. When it comes to the price, you might be able to find a decent Neff oven for less than £400 every once in a while, but you should plan on spending more than £500 in most cases.

The customer score was derived from the responses of 1,538 Neff oven owners who participated in a survey that was carried out in September of 2021. In November of 2021, the number of Best Buys and their associated prices will be determined based on all of the models featured on Which.co.uk. Check out the complete collection of Neff oven reviews here.

3. Hisense ovens verdict

When compared to well-established brands like Bosch, Miele, and Neff, Hisense is a relative newcomer in the home appliance industry. However, it is showing a great deal of promise, as two thirds of the nine models that we tested were deemed to be Best Buys, and it achieved an excellent test score of 75% on average. The dependability of Hisense ovens, on the other hand, is particularly impressive. The best result this year comes from our survey, which found that only 8% of owners had experienced a problem within the first seven years of ownership.

A customer satisfaction score in the top three, at 77%, is well deserved taking into consideration the aforementioned information. Ovens manufactured by Hisense are frequently available at astonishingly low prices, sometimes coming in at less than £200.

However, if you want a double oven or additional features like pyrolytic self-cleaning, you should plan on spending more than £300 on the appliance. The customer score was derived from the results of a survey that was given to 60 different Hisense oven owners in September of 2021.

In November of 2021, the number of Best Buys and their associated prices will be determined based on all of the models featured on Which.co.uk. Check out the complete rundown of our Hisense oven reviews.

4. John Lewis ovens verdict

The ovens sold by John Lewis score above average in our evaluations, averaging 77%, and two of the four models that we’ve evaluated in recent years have been designated as Best Buys. According to the results of our survey, 1 in every 7 ovens experiences some sort of problem within the first seven years of the owner’s ownership, which isn’t too bad in the grand scheme of things.

A customer satisfaction score of 75% reveals that the vast majority of John Lewis owners are pleased with their purchase. The ovens sold by John Lewis are not the most reasonably priced options available, which is to be expected from the retailer. For a single oven, you can expect to pay anywhere from £400 to £800.

The customer score was derived from the responses of 126 John Lewis oven owners who participated in a survey that was carried out in September of 2021. In November of 2021, the number of Best Buys and their associated prices will be determined based on all of the models featured on Wich.co.uk. Check out the complete rundown of our John Lewis oven reviews here.

5. Siemens ovens verdict

Only one of the six Siemens ovens we tested over the past three years failed to meet the criteria necessary to be considered a Best Buy, and overall, this brand received a satisfactory score of 75% in our evaluations. Within seven years, Siemens ovens only experience problems one out of every ten times, making it one of the brands of ovens that is least likely to break down.

The fact that three quarters of owners are satisfied with their oven places Siemens in the top five brands in this category. Expect to pay at least £500 for a Siemens oven, which is significantly more expensive than many other brands.

Which.co.uk lists a staggeringly high price of £1,749 for the most expensive oven manufactured by Siemens. The customer score was derived from the results of a survey of 198 Siemens oven owners that was carried out in September 2021 by a member of Which?

In November of 2021, the number of Best Buys and their associated prices will be determined based on all of the models featured on Which.co.uk. Check out our comprehensive list of reviews of Siemens ovens.

6. Bosch ovens verdict

With an impressive test score of 76% on average, more than two thirds of the 26 Bosch ovens that were evaluated by our team over the course of three years were deemed to be Best Buys. According to the results of our survey, fourteen percent of owners experienced a problem within the first seven years. To put this into perspective, the best brand came in at 8%, while the worst brand came in at 35%.

There is a high level of customer satisfaction with Bosch ovens, with 74% of owners being satisfied with their purchase. There is a wide range of prices for Bosch ovens. For a single over, you have the option of paying less than £300 or more than £1,000.

A quality double oven will typically start at a price of approximately 700 GBP. The customer score was derived from the results of a survey of 954 Bosch oven owners that was carried out in September 2021 by members of Which? In November of 2021, the number of Best Buys and their associated prices will be determined based on all of the models featured on Which.co.uk. Check out our comprehensive list of reviews of Bosch ovens.

7. Samsung ovens verdict

In our evaluations, Samsung ovens performed exceptionally well; eight out of nine were designated as Best Buys, which contributed to an impressive test average score of 77%. Unfortunately, the reliability of Samsung ovens is not as impressive: one in every five owners should anticipate that something will go wrong with their Samsung oven within the first seven years of ownership. Even though Samsung ovens have a higher-than-average fault rate, the majority of owners (74%) are satisfied with their purchase of a Samsung product. You can get a fantastic Samsung oven for somewhere in the neighbourhood of £500 if you don’t want a model with all the bells and whistles. The customer score was derived from the results of a survey that was conducted in September 2021 among 130 Samsung oven owners who were members of Which? In November of 2021, the number of Best Buys and their associated prices will be determined based on all of the models featured on Which.co.uk. Check out our comprehensive list of reviews of Samsung ovens.

8. AEG ovens verdict

An excellent average test score of 77% was achieved by the 12 AEG ovens that were recently evaluated. This represents a Best Buy designation for three quarters of the ovens. It is reasonable to expect that approximately 13% of owners will experience a problem with their AEG oven within seven years, which is much closer to the best brand’s rate of 8% than the worst brand’s rate of 35%. The percentage of satisfied customers is encouraging, coming in at 73%. Although AEG ovens are typically more expensive than average, we do offer single ovens that fall under the “Best Buy” category and cost less than £400. The customer score was derived from the responses of 600 AEG oven owners who participated in a survey conducted by members of Which? in September 2021. In November of 2021, the number of Best Buys and their associated prices will be determined based on all of the models featured on Which.co.uk. Check out the complete listing of AEG oven reviews here.

9. Ikea ovens verdict

Our tests have shown that Ikea ovens perform very well: they have an average test score of 74%, and four of the six ovens that we’ve tested in the most recent time period are Best Buys. However, a fault rate of 24 percent is unacceptable. In the first seven years after purchase, nearly one quarter of Ikea oven owners will discover that their appliance has some sort of defect. Despite the higher-than-average fault rate, the majority of Ikea oven owners are pleased with their purchase, accounting for 71% of all customers. You can expect to pay anywhere from $350 to $500 for a single oven model at Ikea. Prices typically fall in this price range. The customer score was derived from the results of a survey of 101 Ikea oven owners that was carried out in September 2021 by a member of Which? In November of 2021, the number of Best Buys and their associated prices will be determined based on all of the models featured on Which.co.uk. Check out the complete rundown of our opinions on Ikea ovens.

10. Zanussi ovens verdict

The majority of the Zanussi ovens that we have recently evaluated are worthy of our Best Buy designation, and they earn a respectable 74% on average in our evaluations. With a fault rate that is only 10%, Zanussi is one of the top three brands that experience the fewest issues. It is also the brand whose owners find themselves needing to replace it the least (5% of owners) within the first seven years of ownership.

Zanussi has a score of 71% for customer satisfaction, which places it just outside of the top 10 in this category. It is not difficult to locate a fantastic Zanussi oven for a price that is lower than £350. The customer score was derived from the results of a survey conducted in September 2021 among members of Which? among 403 owners of Zanussi ovens. In November of 2021, the number of Best Buys and their associated prices will be determined based on all of the models featured on Which.co.uk.

The three most typical problems with ovens

Adult and child taking cookies out of the oven

The failure of the oven’s interior light to function was by far and away the most frequently reported issue by owners of ovens in our most recent survey. To our good fortune, this is almost always an easy problem to fix.

Following that, there were problems with the oven not heating up correctly or with the fan stopping working altogether. A broken grill, a shaky door, and a malfunctioning dial or control were some of the additional things that irritated the customer.

If the problem is more involved, however, you should get an oven engineer to come take a look at it for you. You might be able to fix a broken light on your own, but anything more involved requires professional assistance.

The failure of the oven’s interior light to function was by far and away the most frequently reported issue by owners of ovens in our most recent survey. To our good fortune, this is almost always an easy problem to fix.

Following that, there were problems with the oven not heating up correctly or with the fan stopping working altogether. A broken grill, a shaky door, and a malfunctioning dial or control were some of the additional things that irritated the customer.

If the problem is more involved, however, you should get an oven engineer to come take a look at it for you. You might be able to fix a broken light on your own, but anything more involved requires professional assistance.