What is it?
Double ovens are made up of two separate cavities - usually a conventional oven and grill above (with a 30-35l capacity) combined with a multifunction or fan oven below (with a 45-70l capacity).
Each oven works independently so they can be used together at different temperatures, or alone
to cook small meals economically. The joint capacity is greater than that of a standard 50-60l oven.
If you have two ovens, you're likely to use both of them, which will increase your fuel costs.
‘Compact ovens that deliver both capacity and flexibility are becoming a popular alternative to standard double ovens,' says Les Wicks, head of product and buying at Beko. These include rows, blocks and columns of everything from steam ovens to warming drawers.
JLBIDO913 electric double oven, £699, John Lewis.
Above right: OTF12300X double oven, £429.99, Beko.