Do You Need a Double Oven in Your Kitchen?

If you cook a lot and do a lot of entertaining, a single oven may not be enough. If you have the space for a double wall oven (or a more extensive double oven range) and you’ve always wanted a double oven, you may consider incorporating one when designing your new kitchen. Kitchen space is crucial because it directly affects functionality and efficiency during meal preparation. A double oven cabinet is an excellent space-saving solution as it allows for two ovens stacked vertically within a single cabinet unit, freeing up valuable wall space. People often choose this option to optimize their cooking capabilities, increase efficiency, and save valuable counter space, making it a popular choice for avid home cooks and busy households.

What is a Double Oven Cabinet?

A double wall oven is a single appliance with 2 separate ovens, one above and one below. It is installed inside the cabinetry. A double wall oven can be installed in stock, custom, and semi-custom cabinetry.

Advantages of a Double Oven Cabinet

A double oven cabinet offers numerous advantages for the modern kitchen. First, it maximizes space utilization by combining two ovens within a single cabinet, saving valuable floor space. This allows for increased cooking capacity, enabling users to prepare multiple dishes simultaneously and reduce overall cook times. Additionally, the double oven configuration enhances kitchen workflow, allowing for efficient multitasking and smoother meal preparation. Finally, the sleek design of a double oven cabinet adds an aesthetic appeal to the kitchen, creating a visually pleasing and functional focal point.

Designing a Kitchen with a Double Oven Kitchen Cabinet

When designing a kitchen with a double oven cabinet, there are a few things to consider to make the most of limited space, especially in a small kitchen. First, choose a good spot for the double oven cabinet, like at eye level, so it’s easy to reach without bending or stretching. You could place it in the middle of the kitchen or even at the end of a peninsula to make it more convenient. It’s essential to pick a spot that’s easy to reach and won’t get in the way of cooking. Make sure there’s enough room to open the oven doors comfortably and consider having nearby storage options to keep things organized and efficient.


To save space, think about adding storage options next to the double oven cabinet. You can install tall cabinets or drawers on each side to store pots, pans, and other kitchen tools. This way, you use the vertical space effectively while keeping everything within reach.


Also, it’s important to have enough countertop space in a small kitchen. Placing the double oven cabinet under the countertop can give you plenty of room for preparing food, so you don’t need extra work surfaces. By making the double oven cabinet blend well with the kitchen design, you create a neat and efficient layout that makes the most of both functionality and space in a small kitchen.

Cost Considerations

The pricing options for double oven cabinets can vary depending on factors such as size, finish, brand of cabinet and whether it is a custom or stock solution. There are budget-friendly options available that offer functionality and durability at a more affordable price point. While the return on investment (ROI) for a double oven cabinet may vary, it can potentially increase the value of a home and appeal to potential buyers who value a well-designed and efficient kitchen. If a double oven in your new kitchen is appealing, ask our team to consider it in your new kitchen designs. Our amazing designers at Dean Cabinetry will work with you to determine if it makes sense to include a double oven cabinet in your kitchen.

What is a Double Oven Range?

A double oven range is a kitchen appliance that combines a stovetop and two separate ovens in a single unit varying in size, from 30” to 54” plus. This versatile appliance offers the convenience of having multiple cooking spaces, allowing you to cook different dishes simultaneously at different temperatures.


Double oven ranges are available in both gas and electric models. Gas ranges use burners that produce a flame for cooking, while electric ranges use heating elements. Consider your existing kitchen setup and personal preference when choosing between gas and electric.


These ranges also offer various features and technologies, such as convection cooking, self-cleaning options, touch controls, programmable timers, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Evaluate these additional features based on your cooking habits and preferences.

Pros and Cons of a Double Oven Kitchen Cabinet

A double oven cabinet offers several advantages for homeowners looking to upgrade their kitchen appliances. First, it provides the convenience of having two separate ovens in one unit, allowing you to simultaneously cook multiple dishes at different temperatures. This feature is particularly useful when preparing meals for large gatherings or when time is of the essence. Additionally, a double oven cabinet typically offers a variety of oven functions, including convection baking, broiling, and self-cleaning options, giving users greater flexibility and control over their cooking.


Another significant benefit of a double oven cabinet is the increased oven capacity it offers. With two ovens, you can enjoy a greater cooking capacity, enabling them to bake larger batches of cookies, roast multiple pans of vegetables, or cook a main course and dessert simultaneously. This added space can be especially beneficial for those who enjoy entertaining or have a large family.


However, it is important to consider a few disadvantages before investing in a double oven cabinet. One primary drawback is the cost associated with purchasing and installing this type of appliance. Double oven cabinets tend to be more expensive than single ovens, and the installation process may require additional modifications to the kitchen cabinetry or electrical systems, adding to the overall cost. Also, the larger size of the double oven cabinet means it takes up more space in the kitchen. This can be a challenge for kitchens with limited square footage, as it may restrict storage or countertop space.

In summary, here is a pros and cons list of a double oven cabinet:


  • Simultaneous cooking of multiple dishes at different temperatures
  • Various oven functions for added versatility
  • Increased cooking capacity for larger batches or multiple courses


  • Higher cost compared to single ovens
  • May require additional modifications during installation
  • Takes up more space in the kitchen, potentially limiting storage and countertop area

Why Would I Choose a Double Oven?

Honestly, it is your personal preference but here are a few reasons why you may want to consider installing one:

  • You do a lot of baking
  • You entertain family and friends frequently
  • The holidays are usually at your home
  • For resale value
  • You need a Kosher kitchen, which requires double ovens and or 2 completely separate ovens

What if I Don’t Have Room for a Double Wall Oven?

Some kitchens may be on the smaller side and may not have available wall space for a double wall oven. Perhaps a single wall oven with an additional slide-in stove/range would be a better option for you. This would allow you to have more cabinet space for your storage needs.


Another option is a convection microwave oven. Our clients really seem to love this option. A convection microwave oven has a fan inside to circulate the heat, making it capable of heating and warming food, just like an oven.


When working with your kitchen designer, discuss your options for a second or double oven. You’re putting your time, money, and energy into designing the perfect kitchen; it’s always good to have all your options available before making your final decisions. The last thing you want is to have your beautiful new kitchen completed, and you really wish you had included one.

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