One of the key household appliances in your kitchen other than your fridge would be your oven. Before buying my own oven, I thought, how difficult could it be to choose an oven? An oven is just an oven, isn’t it? Well, yes and no. Today’s modern ovens come with a variety of cooking functions, designs, and features. You will want to choose the right oven to fit your cooking needs and lifestyle habits. So here is all the information you need to know. Our oven Singapore buying guide will help you to buy the right oven for your home and show you which are the best ovens in Singapore to buy in 2020. You can click to jump to each section. If you do not have time to go through the entire guide, make sure you at least cover sections 1 and 2.
This article was updated on 6 February 2020.
2020 Oven Singapore Buying Guide + Best Oven in Singapore
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Best Ovens to Buy in Singapore
To summarise, these are the best ovens to buy. More details are shared for each model below.
Best built-in convection oven: Bosch HBF114BR0K Built-In Oven with 7 Heating Modes
Best countertop convection oven: Kenwood MOM880BS 32L Electric Convection Oven
Best freestanding oven: La Germania RIS95C61LBX Free Standing Oven (with Stovetop)
Best self-cleaning oven: ELBA 53L EBO9810S Built-in Multifunction Oven with Catalytic Self Cleaning
Best steam oven: Bosch Series 8 HSG636ES1 60CM Built-in Oven with Steam Function
Best microwave oven: LG MH6565DIS 25L Smart Inverter Microwave Oven with Neochef technology
Best toaster oven: Kenwood MO280 White Oven Toaster
If I’m on a budget: Electrolux EOB2400AOX-SS 72L Built-in Oven
Best combo option: Mayer 2 Burner Gas Hob, Hood & oven bundle
Make sure to apply for a credit card that will give you rebates so you have extra savings.
How to buy an oven for your home
It is key to buy an oven that fits your lifestyle and needs. Here are things to consider when buying an oven for your home.
1. What type of oven do you need?
If you are looking for a heavy-duty oven – the type that can roast your turkey for Christmas, and bake beautiful red velvet cupcakes for Valentine’s Day, you will need to get a convection oven. If you are a light user and don’t plan to roast, you can consider getting a microwave with added functions.
2. Are you furnishing your new kitchen?
For my own kitchen, I have a built-in convection oven (for grilling, roasting, and baking), a microwave (for reheating food) and a toaster oven (for bread). I believe most kitchens have this setup.
3. Do you want it built-in or counter-top?
For beautiful kitchen aesthetics and space-saving, have your oven built-in to your cabinets or kitchen countertop. If you want something portable, you can opt for a countertop version. If you are on a tight budget, you can get countertop ovens for cheaper. Countertop ovens though come in a smaller capacity. For an outdoor kitchen, you can consider a freestanding oven that comes with the stovetop.
4. What capacity do you need?
The bigger the capacity, the more food you can cook in the oven. But it will also take up more energy each time you switch it on. Get a capacity that fits your household needs.
5. What cooking functions do you want?
Most convection ovens have 6 – 9 cooking modes that include heating, baking, grilling, and roasting.
6. What features do you need?
Do you want a self-cleaning function? If so look for catalytic or pyrolytic ovens. Some ovens have smart functions, or touch screen functions. Electrolux lately launched a steam oven with a built-in camera to monitor your food.
Types of Ovens in Singapore
Gas ovens, as its name suggests, uses gas as the power source, creating the heat for the oven. While it heats up more quickly compared to electric ovens, it is not a common choice for inside flats/apartments for safety reasons. Getting a gas line fitted for the oven will be an added cost.
You will find the gas option more commonly for free-standing cookers, like the Elba EGC836WH Free Standing Cooker with 37L Gas Oven. Free-standing cookers are very useful if you are setting up an outdoor kitchen.
Electric oven (Convection and Conduction)
Electric Ovens are the most popular option for homes. They are fairly cheap, easy to run, clean and suitable for a huge variety of home cooking needs. Electric ovens produce more even heat, making it great for baking. For electric ovens, you can choose between a conduction or convection oven. The difference is how they heat up the air. Convention ovens are better because they come with a fan installed at the back that helps to distribute the heat, allowing for more efficient and even cooking.
A conduction oven is sometimes called a “conventional” or “fan” oven. A conduction oven heats from the bottom up.
A convection oven is a more popular choice as it circulates heat with a fan at the back. The fan is designed to make the temperature in the oven more even. It also aims to cook food at a lower temperature, which makes cooking more efficient and saves you energy and money. You can choose a built-in, countertop or freestanding oven (this comes with the gas stovetop).
- Best built-in oven in Singapore, you can check out Bosch HBF114BR0K Built-In Oven with 7 Heating Modes
- Best countertop oven in Singapore: Kenwood MOM880BS 32L Electric Convection Oven
- Best Freestanding Oven in Singapore: La Germania RIS95C61LBX Free Standing Oven (with Stovetop)
It is important to clean your oven. For busy people that do not put oven-cleaning as a high priority, this extra feature is a god-send. There are two types of self-cleaning ovens, pyrolytic and catalytic.
Pyrolytic ovens will heat up to a very high temperature to burn off the food stains, reducing it to ash. You will only have to clean up the ash out of the bottom tray. Catalytic overs are lined with chemicals that will absorb food spills before they can become burned on. That said, you still have to give your self-cleaning oven a wipe down from time to time. It makes it easier to clean but you will still have to do regular maintenance, just not as often as a regular oven. The last thing you want is for your oven to become like this:
Recommended self-cleaning oven in Singapore: ELBA 53L EBO9810S Built-in Multifunction Oven with Catalytic Self Cleaning
Elba is owned by Fisher & Paykel and hails from Italy. This stainless steel built-in oven comes with 8 cooking functions and a 53 litres capacity. With catalytic self-cleaning panels and easy to clean enamel coating, it is easy to maintain.
For other brands and capacities, consider these:
- Mayer MMDO13C 75L Built-in Oven with Catalytic Self Cleaning + 2 years warranty
- Mayer MMDO10TG 70L Catalytic Self Cleaning Oven with Touch Screen
- Mayer MMDO10C 9 70L Built-in Oven with Catalytic Self Cleaning + 9 Cooking Programs
If you have a special interest in healthy cooking, a steam oven might be the choice for you. Steam ovens have a reservoir which you have to fill up with water for the oven to work. The heat from the oven turns the water into steam.
- Food cooked in steam retains more moisture compared to food cooked in a convection oven. This means you do not need extra oil.
- It is said that it also retains more vitamins and minerals than boiled food.
- Risk of overcooking is reduced
- Bread, bagels, pastries can be proofed, baked, and crisped
- Meats defrost gently and evenly, hot spots are eliminated
- You can use a steam oven to prepare an entire set meal at once
- A disadvantage though, is that a steam oven does not brown foods the way a convection oven can.
- More expensive than a conventional convection oven (either that or smaller capacity)
Recommended Steam Oven in Singapore: Bosch Series 8 HSG636ES1 60CM Built-in Oven with Steam Function
Bosch, a German brand is well known for its reliable and stylish appliances with cutting edge technology. This is the latest Series 8 Built-in Oven that gives you the best of both worlds in one appliance.
- The steam baking function adds steam so that foods turn out crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, and best of all, healthy. You can prepare a full set meal with all 3 levels at once.
- The convection function is optimised with PerfectBake and PerfectRoast to gives you perfect results automatically.
- 4D hot air allows you achieve even distribution on all levels.
- DishAssist: automatically sets the optimal type of heat, temperature and time for various dishes
- TFT touchscreen control: Easy-to-use and intuitive control ring with full text and images
- LED lighting: Illuminates your food allowing you to see inside with minimum energy consumption
- Sleek and stylish design elevates any kitchen aesthetic
- If you prefer a smaller version, check out Bosch CDG634BS1 45cm Built-in Steam Oven
Check out how Celebrity Chef Anthony uses the Bosch steam oven to cook his Salmon Risotto:
Other brands to consider:
- For a countertop version, check out the Whirlpool Max-209S 28L Combi Steam Oven (Whirlpool is a US brand that makes KitchenAid) or the Panasonic NN-CS894 32L Steam Convection Oven
- If you want a small countertop version, check out Cuisinart Convection Steam Oven 1720w or Panasonic NU-SC100WYPQ15L Steam Oven
- If you prefer a 2-in-1 appliance, some microwave ovens have a steam function. Check out Samsung MG28J5255US 28L Microwave Oven with Steam Function.
Microwave ovens are also electric ovens, but commonly known for heating up food. A microwave oven heats up food using electromagnetic waves. These waves vibrate the food particles. The friction will then cause the food to heat up. While microwaves were initially used purely for reheating food, the microwaves of today can do much more. The advantage of a microwave oven is that it is quick and energy-efficient. However, compared with a convection oven, it will struggle with roasting, browning and baking tasks.
Recommended Microwave Oven in Singapore: LG MH6565DIS 25L Smart Inverter Microwave Oven with Neochef technology
LG, the South Korean electronics giant has released its latest Smart Inverter technology that provides precise cooking power to reheat and defrost a wide range of foods faster than ever. If you struggle with even cooking for your foods, this microwave oven solves your problem with its even heating and defrosting. This is the microwave oven I bought for my kitchen. It does what it says it does and serves me very well. No doubt it is one of the top microwaves available.
Why buy this microwave:
- Faster cooking times: Reduce cooking time for any dish with up to 1200W* of power
- 4 in 1 Various cooking methods: Yoghurt maker, fryer, warmer and microwave in 1
- NeoChef technology allows the oven to adapt to incoming power levels so you can even use it in areas with low voltage
- Tasty grilling function that allows you to roast your dishes into a lovely dark brown
- 99.99% Antibacterial EasyClean interior makes cleaning simple and convenient. A few wipes is all it needs.
- Compact size with bigger capacity. For an even bigger capacity, there is a 39 Litre model here.
LG is one of the best brands for appliances, but if you would like other brands, these are good options too:
- Samsung MS28J5255UB 28L Microwave Oven
- Electrolux EMS3087X 30L 4 in 1 Microwave Oven
- If you are on a budget, check out Sharp R-22A0(SM)V 20L Microwave Oven or Toshiba MM-MM20P(BK) 20L Microwave Oven with 5 Power Levels
Toasters are lightweight ovens that you use to toast your bread or reheat your soggy pizza.
Though not an alternative to a full oven, it is useful for small tasks.
Recommended Toaster Oven in Singapore: Kenwood MO280 White Oven Toaster
Many know Kenwood for their sleek kitchen machines. This well-known British kitchen appliances maker is owned by the De’Longhi Group. I like the fact that they have a retro twist to their modern designs, and that their appliances are backed by functionality. This Kenwood Oven Toaster comes with a 10L capacity for you to grill and toast. With the auto shut off function, you do not have to worry about leaving it on. If you would like a bread toaster, check out Kenwood TTP210 4 Slice Bread Toaster. You can also get a matching kettle to go with.
For other brands, consider these:
- Tefal OF500E Equinox 9L Toaster Oven
- Electrolux EOT4805K Easyline™ 21L Oven Toaster
- Panasonic NT-GT1WSH 9L Toaster Oven
Built-in, Countertop, or Freestanding Oven?
A built-in oven merges with fitted cabinets. They are very space-saving and looks beautiful in any kitchen. The downside is that they are harder to install or move.
Recommended built-in oven in Singapore: Bosch HBF114BR0K Built-In Oven with 7 Heating Modes
Bosch is a German brand well known for it’s reliable and stylish appliances. This 66 Litres built-in oven with 3D hot air can help you achieve perfect baking and roasting results on up to 3 levels simultaneously.
Why buy this built-in oven:
- Uses 3D hot air for even distribution to ensure well-cooked food without having to flip your meal
- GranitEnamel: A very easy to clean interior thanks to smooth surfaces and no sharp edges
- Has 7 heating modes for different cooking needs
- Sleek design with rotary control dials, round knobs, and a straight bar handle will look great in any modern kitchen
- Wide temperature range of 50 to 275 degrees Celsius
- For a limited time, you can get the festive bundle set on offer. It comes with a full kitchen stand set. Check out the Bundle Set 1 and Bundle Set 2.
- You can also match this with the Bosch BEL554MS0K Built-in Microwave Oven (38cm height) the comes grilling function and a 2-year warranty
For other brands, check out:
- Rinnai RO-E6208TA-EM 70L Built-in Oven (Rinnai is a Japan brand)
- Otimmo (by EuropAce) EBO 3701S 70L Built-in Oven
- Electrolux EOB2400AOX-SS 72L Built-in Oven
Countertop ovens are easy to buy, install and replace. But they take up countertop space in your kitchen and do not offer the seamless appearance of built-in ovens.
Recommended countertop oven in Singapore: Kenwood MOM880BS 32L Electric Convection Oven
This healthy electric oven from Kenwood has a unique retro look. Made of stainless steel and powered with 1800W, it includes a grill rotisserie and convection functions. For a more modern look, check out Delonghi SfornatuttoMAXI 32L Electric Oven EO32852 or the Cuisinart Convection Oven TCO-600HK.
Other brands that you can consider:
- A cheaper but similar-looking model would be Europace EEO 5301T 30L Double Glass Stainless Steel Electric Oven. For bigger capacity, you can also pick the 45L option.
- A cheaper option would be the Cornell CEO-E3621SL 36L Electric Convection Oven 2100W
- A budget option would be the PowerPac PPT45 45L Electric Oven with 2 Trays
These are a complete unit and come with the stovetop combined on top of the oven. These are great for smaller homes or outdoor kitchens.
Recommended freestanding oven in Singapore: La Germania RIS95C61LBX Free Standing Oven (with Stovetop)
Why buy this oven:
- La Germania is an Italian brand. If you
- Check out J Babies review of the La Germania cooking hob
- For a smaller and cheaper option, check out the La Germania AM64C61CX Free Standing Oven
- Retail price is $3,188 but this is selling at a discount on Lazada
Here are models from other brands that you can consider
- Elba EGC836WH Free Standing Cooker 37 Litre Oven $855
- Turbo Incanto T9640WSSV 90cm Free Standing cooker with gas oven RSP: $1,368
- EF GCAE9650ASS Free Standing Stainless Steel Gas Cooker with Electric Oven $1,760
Combo Option (Hob, Hood, Oven)
If you are furnishing your new kitchen, I would suggest getting a 3-in-1 combo option that includes the hob, hood and oven. You would need the stove hob and hood, hence getting a combo is a value for money option. You also get a seamless look. I have found you the best deals on Lazada.
This is Mayer 2 Burner Gas Hob,Hood & oven bundle $1,190. Mayer is a local brand #supportlocal.
Here are other good deals on Lazada:
- EF 3 Burner Gas Hob, 90cm Hood & 56L Oven Bundle $1,045 (about EF)
- Techno 30cm Hob, 3 Motor Hood & 56L Oven Bundle $1229 (from Singapore)
- Rinnai 2 Burner Hob, 90cm Hood & 58L Oven Bundle $1,882 (from Japan)
- Brandt 3 burner Gas Hob, 90cm Hood & Oven Bundle $1,899 (from France)
Alternatively, if you wish to pick your own oven, you can just get a stove and hood bundle. Check out this Bosch Gas burner bundle, and this Bosch induction burner bundle. If you are on a budget, check out Electrolux Hob & Hood bundle that is below $1,000.
So ultimately, which oven should I get?
The type of oven you need largely depends on your cooking needs. For my own kitchen, I bought a built-in convection oven, a microwave oven and a toaster, each for its own usage. I believe most kitchens have this setup. It is important to note that microwave or toaster is not directly replaceable with a convection oven.
FAQ about Ovens
Q: Which are the best brands for an oven?
You won’t go wrong buying from well-known brands like Bosch (from Germany) and Kenwood (countertop models), LG and Samsung (both from South Korea) are very good brands too but their built-ins are probably available only B2B.
For cheaper alternatives, you can opt for Electrolux (Sweden), Cornell (USA), Mayer (Singapore) or Elba ( Italy). EF and Techno are brands that I would try.
Other brands you will see include Otimmo (by EuropAce), Whirlpool (from the USA), Hafele (Europe), Turbo (from Italy since 1974).
Q: Where to buy an oven in Singapore?
You used to only be able to buy an oven from physical stores, but now you can purchase them online for the ultimate convenience and even enjoy discounted prices! Lazada is my go-to for shopping electronics. If you prefer to see the fridge in-person, you can always pop by to any of the consumer electronics stores like Best Denki, Courts, Harvey Norman and Gain City near you to check it out before purchasing online.
Q: Do I have to clean my oven?
You have to remove the grease and grime otherwise it might affect the air circulation in your oven. This will affect the cooking. Also, food residue left in your oven can breed germs and bugs, which in turn contaminate your food.
Q: How often should I clean my oven?
You should clean your oven monthly, and wipe down the oven door at least once a week. At with many appliances, the longer you leave it unclean, the harder it is to get it back into good condition.
Financing your home purchase
If you would like to take up a loan for your home purchases, consider a personal loan, as renovation loans do not give you the cash upfront. You can find the best personal loan suitable for you on Singsaver.
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