Anatomy of Appliances - Wall Ovens

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For home cooks wall ovens are the definition of flexibility and convenience. With wall ovens, you no longer have to bend over to check your meals and take them out of the oven. When you are purchasing a wall oven you have to pay close attention to certain features and decide which type works for you. First decide whether you want a gas or electric wall oven. The next step is to decide what sized wall oven is best for you. Make a decision based on your kitchen space and your family size.

Wall Oven Diagram 1
Wall Oven Diagram 2

Internal Halogen Lighting

Hidden Bake Element

Broiler Element

Convection Fan

Oven Rack

Control Panel

Internal Thermostat

Door Hinges

Anatomy of Wall Ovens Glossary

Thermal Fuse - a cutoff which uses a one-time fusible link. Its main function is to protect the oven from overheating. It's used as a safety device to disconnect the current to the heating element in case of malfunction.

Oven Temperature Sensor Probe - is a device that is also known as a thermocouple or RTD that provides temperature measurement through electrical signal. It is usually located at the back of the oven and used as a temperature detector of the oven. 

Relay Control Board:  - the main function of a relay board is to control voltage going to the bake element or a surface element based on signals from the control board. 

Oven Igniter - located beneath the oven cavity. In most cases the oven bottom panel can be removed for access to the oven igniter. Its main function is to turn on the oven, so the baking process can start. 

Glow Bar -  usually the igniter for a gas oven that heats up to ignite the gas for the oven burner.

Oven Door Lock Assembly - By locking the door during self-cleaning, it prevents accidental burns. The door automatically unlocks when the oven cools to a safe temperature. 

Outer middle door panel  - It provides Precise control over cooking functions and accurate temperature displays

Broiler element - usually at the top of the electrical oven, provides intense heat for broiling.

Bake Element - is almost always at the bottom of an electric oven, provides heat for baking. 

Glass Touch Electronic Controls  - it is used to change the temperature quickly with little effort. 

Hidden Bake element - a layer hidden beneath the oven floor, leaves a smooth interior surface that is easy to clean 

Convection Fan Cooking - this system uses a fan to circulate heat evenly throughout the oven to seal in flavor and juices. 

Self-clean/ Steam Clean option - Easily cleans using only heat and water without usage of any harsh chemicals or cleaners. It is mostly used to clean the light spills on the bottom of the oven.

Temperature Management Sensors  - This system allows you to have an even temperature throughout the oven and monitors heat levels. Can turn on proper cooking element to ensure optimal heat and delivers consistent baking even on multiple racks.

FIT System - allows you fit your wall oven seamlessly in to your cabinet cutout. This system ensure that each wall oven has various options that are designed to effortlessly suit your decor. 

Telescopic Racks - is also known as full-extension rack glides on ball bearing and extends over the open oven door for easy access. 

Genuine European Convection:  - a fan that circulates a warm air more evenly thought the oven cavity using a third heating element. 

Halogen Oven Lighting - interior lighting will help you to observe your food without having to open your oven.

Featured Wall Oven Models

GE Cafe - CT9050SHSS

GE Cafe's 30 inch single electric wall comes in stainless steel and features the famous ten-pass bake element that assures even baking with heat that covers more surface area. Nothing ensures even baking as much as the ten-pass bake element. Many people that bake usually know the painful reality of uneven baking where half of your cupcakes are ready and the other half is not. However with ten-pass bake that will never be your reality.

GE Cafe - CT9050SHSS

GE Appliances - JT5000SFSS

This model from GE Appliances is built-in single wall oven with heavy-duty oven racks. Almost all the bakers know the importance of sturdy, long lasting and easy-cleaning oven racks. Oven racks are a crucial feature of the oven. Thus, with heavy-duty oven racks you can easily cook multiple meals all at once and at the same time, cleaning it should be very easy. This model of GE Appliances' oven rack is a great example of durable and modern heavy duty oven racks.

GE Appliances - JT5000SFSS

Whirlpool - WOS92EC0AS

Whirpool's wall oven also made it to the top list after winning customers favor with its technologically advanced features. This wall oven runs on electricity and is made of stainless steel. This model specially known for being very multi-functional. However, TimeSavor Ultra True Convection cooking system is distinctive to this model of Whirlpool. Its main function is to deliver exceptional results and faster baking on every rack using a rear fan and a third 2,500 -watt heating element.

Whirlpool - WOS92EC0AS

Bosch Benchmark - HBLP651LUC

Last but not least, Bosch Benchmark presents you with their innovative wall oven that features door swing opening for easier cavity access and a high resolution TFT user interface. TFT control panel is very easy to use. All you have to do is select the cooking mode and temperature setting, and watch the oven's progress as it quickly heats up on the center display.

Bosch Benchmark - HBLP651LUC

For your convenience, we've created this easy to read, save and share Anatomy of a Wall Oven Infographic! Refer to this as a simple reference whenever you need to recall some of the key parts and features mentioned in this post.

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