This mighty AEG oven delivers double cooking capacity, is super efficient and is now £100 off

If you have lots to cook and don't have much time, this twin fan-assisted offering is the answer

AEG DCE731110M

There are plenty of great ovens to buy – as witnessed in our Best Oven top 10 no less – but our top pick if you have a large family, entertain a lot, or just like hoarding meals,  is the AEG DCE731110M. The reason being it’s a double oven, which means you get two fans for the price of one, but in a slightly smaller space. And, for anyone with mouths to feed that makes this fan-assisted tech feast a must-have.

• Buy AEG DCE731110M for £780 at John Lewis & Partners – usually £880, save £100 via cashback deal

John Lewis also throws in its usual 2-year warranty and you can add 5 years 'added care' for £80. Please note that the AO deal below is on the wrong model, and has expired anyway – a temporary price widget fault, apologies.

The fan assisted design of the AEG DCE731110M means you get consistent baking results without scorching

While the AEG DCE731110M is big on space thanks to a whopping combined 104 litres of the stuff, it’s also big on power with an electricity loading capacity of 5.8kW. That said, if you’re using both ovens to the max then expect less than frugal operating costs. However, the AEG does come with an energy rating of A, so it’s still efficient.

But it’s that space element that really helps anyone out with large cooking tasks. The lower, bottom half 61 litre area makes an ideal home for large birds, meat joints and what not while the upper oven delivers 43 litres of cooking space for smaller, less challenging dishes.

There’s an electric grill up top too. Cooking quality-wise the AEG DCE731110M employs a combination of hot air from the fans and conventional heating to produce a powerful though evenly distributed delivery.

And for that it gets praise from most who use it, particularly when it comes to making minor adjustments so you don’t destroy more delicate culinary items such as sponges or meringues. The other bonus point comes from the speedy way the AEG DCE731110M heats up from scratch. For the time poor it’s right on the money.

Ease of use is central to the appeal of the AEG DCE731110M thanks to a straightforward button array

Controlling features and functions is done via the touch panel under the time display and it’s beautifully simple and straightforward to use. This in turn sits within a stainless steel shell that is cool to look at but can be easily wiped over too in order to preserve its lustre. So we reckon it’s pretty low maintenance.

And fear not about the thought of keeping two ovens dirt free instead of one as this is a catalytic self-cleaning machine, which means that most if not all waste residues and grease stains are sent packing without the need for a single Brillo pad. Always a bonus.

The double oven AEG DCE731110M has space for just about any kind of dish you've got planned

Rob Clymo

Rob Clymo has been a tech journalist for more years than he can actually remember, having started out in the wacky world of print magazines before discovering the power of the internet. Since he's been all-digital, he has run the Innovation channel for a few years at Microsoft, as well as turning out regular news, reviews, features and other content for the likes of Stuff, TechRadar, TechRadar Pro, Tom's Guide, Fit&Well, Gizmodo, Shortlist, Automotive Interiors World, Automotive Testing Technology International, Future of Transportation and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International. In the rare moments he's not working, he's usually out and about on one of the numerous e-bikes in his collection.