USA: Ovens: Oven Manufacturers
Ovens may be built into cooking ranges, or may be fitted into wall mounted kitchen cabinets. They may be powered by electricity or gas. Single and double ovens are available. Double ovens may include a combination oven which can work as a conventional oven or as a microwave oven.
Convection, or fan, ovens have a fan which circulates the air within the oven during cooking. This eliminates hot spots, and produces an even temperature throughout the oven.
Some electric ovens feature a self-cleaning system. This is a timed cycle which heats the oven up to higher than normal temperatures, effectively burning off dirt and food deposits from the inside of the oven. Such ovens have an automatic safety lock which secures the door during the self-cleaning cycle.
LEADING USA OVEN MANUFACTURERS
The following leading oven manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects of ovens, including online catalogs and specifications for ovens, and care and maintenance of ovens.
Wolf: Ovens. Wolf which has been combined since 2000 with the refrigerator manufactuer Sub-Zero, has for 70 years been a leading manufacturer of professional cooking equipment for restaurants and hotels. It now supplies premium kitchen appliances, including ovens, for the residential market. Its range of built-in ovens includes single and double 30 inch and 36 inch ovens. In addition to Stainless Steel finish, ovens are available in Platinum Stainless and Carbon Stainless finish. Optional accessories include Bake Stone Accessory, Two Piece Broiler Pan, and Dehydration Racks with Door Stop.
KitchenAid: Ovens. KitchenAid is a leading supplier of kitchen appliances including ovens. It prides itself on the durability of its products. It supplies more than 20 models of oven, both single and double. The Even-Heat true convection feature eliminates hot spots, and means that there is no need to rotate pans or move pans of cookies from one rack to another. KitchenAid ovens feature a self-cleaning system with soil level and time selection which automatically cleans the oven, eliminating scrubbing and fumes. An automatic door lock secures the door during the self-clean cycle.
Lowe's: Ovens. Lowe's is a leading retailer of materials and equipment for home improvement. Founded in 1946 in North Carolina, it has grown to become the second largest home improvement retailer worldwide. The Lowe's
website carries more than 200 models of wall oven, which may be single or double, heated by electricity or gas. Brands include: Bosch, Electrolux, Fisher & Paykel, General Electric, Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, Maytag, and Whirlpool. The most popular finish is stainless steel. Other available finishes include Biscuit, Bisque, Black, and White.
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