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Can You Get A Handleless Oven? – Everything Explained

Are you currently designing your new kitchen and want a super modern and completely handleless look? Something with nice clean lines and nothing to snag your jumper on. Ever wondered if you can get a handleless oven?

In this post, I’ll explain more about handleless ovens and their pros and cons as well as share the best options currently on the market.

Let’s get into it!

Quick Answer:

Yes, you can get a handleless oven for your kitchen. Miele and Gaggenau currently offer various handleless oven models as part of their Gen7000 Artline and 400 Series collections, respectively.

Read on to learn more…

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What Is A Handleless Oven?

A handleless oven is exactly as it sounds. It is a built-in oven that doesn’t have a handle on the outside to open its door.

Instead, a handleless oven uses a touch button to electronically open the oven door. To close it, you simply shut it manually as you would any other oven door.

The Miele handleless oven model door drops down (like most standard ovens) whereas the Gaggenau oven door is hinged on either the left or right and swings open at the touch of a button.

And, if for any reason the touch button isn’t working, or you simply want to, you can manually open the doors via a small finger groove in the doors.

Handleless Oven touch control

Why Would You Want A Handleless Oven?

Handleless ovens have been designed to blend in seamlessly with any contemporary kitchen. They are especially desirable for true handleless kitchen designs and offer a beautifully streamlined look.

There is also a definite element of ‘cool’ surrounding them, not only in their technology and appearance but also in the fact that they are currently premium ‘high-end’ products.

Advantages Of A Handleless Oven

  • The perfect partner for true handleless kitchens
  • Beautiful streamlined design
  • Premium product
  • Has a cool/wow factor – perfect for any tech or gadget lover out there

Disadvantages Of A Handleless Oven

  • Cost – a premium product has a premium price
  • Limited choice – not many oven manufacturers offer handleless models

The Best Handleless Ovens

These are the handleless ovens currently on the market. Both Miele and Gaggenau are fantastic brands with superb build quality. You can’t go wrong with any of these choices.

Miele H7860 BPX ArtLine

Capacity: 76 L
Number of Functions: 20
Key Features: Pyrolytic cleaning / Wifi Controlled / Food View / Moisture Plus

The H7860 BPX is not only Miele’s top-of-the-line handleless oven it’s a top-of-the-line oven full stop.

It comes with a huge 20 different cooking functions. A gorgeous easy-to-use large touchscreen display (it’s like using your iPhone) and wifi connectivity. You can even view inside your oven on your connected device to check how things are looking.

It also comes with a moisture-plus setting to inject steam into your cooking and a handy taste control setting that pops open the door slightly so your food doesn’t overcook.

It’s a fantastic oven, cram-packed with so many great and innovative features all wrapped up in Miele’s incredible build quality.

Available in Obsidian Black, Brilliant White and Graphite Grey. Learn more about the Miele H7860 BPX ArtLine.

Miele H7464 BPX ArtLine

Miele H7464BPX ArtLine
Miele H7464BPX ArtLine

Capacity: 76 L
Number of Functions: 16
Key Features: Pyrolytic cleaning / Wifi Controlled / Moisture Plus

The H7464 BPX is Miele’s slightly more cost-effective handleless oven model. However, there’s nothing cheap here, this is still very much a premium product.

It has a lot of the same great features as its big brother. Including pyrolytic cleaning, moisture plus cooking and WiFi connectivity. Plus the incredible build quality and precise temperature control Miele are known for.

You save some money forgoing the built-in camera, large touch screen and a few cooking functions. Instead, opt for simple, easy-to-use touch controls on the fascia.

Available in Obsidian Black, Brilliant White and Graphite Grey. Learn more about the Miele H7464 BPX ArtLine.

Gaggenau 400 Series BO47

Gaggenau 400 Series BO47

Capacity: 76 L
Number of Functions: 17
Key Features: Pyrolytic cleaning / Wifi Controlled / Temperature Probe

This gorgeous handleless oven from Gaggenau uses a left or right-hinged side-opening door that opens up to a 180° angle for complete access.

A large choice of cooking functions, WiFi connectivity and pyrolytic cleaning all come as standard with this model. It even includes a three-point core temperature food probe that tells you an estimation of the cooking time. So you get perfect results every time.

Built to last and precise to the degree. This Gaggenau truly is one of the best ovens on the market.

Available in Stainless Steel or Anthracite. Learn more about the Gaggenau 400 Series BO47.

Gaggenau 400 Series BO45

Gaggenau 400 Series BO45

Capacity: 76 L
Number of Functions: 13
Key Features: Pyrolytic cleaning / Wifi Controlled / Temperature Probe

The Gaggenau BO45 is the little brother to the BO47 range and is only available in a stainless steel finish.

It still boasts the same incredible build quality, precise temperature control and attention to detail you’ve come to expect from Gaggenau products.

It comes with the same pyrolytic cleaning, WiFi controls and three-point core temperature food probe. You do lose the rotisserie spit and some other cooking functions. However, this is far from a basic model.

If you’re in the market for a premium oven you can’t go wrong with a Gaggenau. Learn more about the Gaggenau 400 Series BO45.

Can You Get A Handleless Combination Microwave Oven?

Yes. Both Miele and Gaggenau offer handleless combination microwave ovens. They look and operate very similarly to their full-sized oven counterparts.

You can check them out via the links below:

Can You Get A Handleless Double Oven?

No. After lots of research and all my years as a kitchen designer, I’ve yet to come across a handleless double oven.

However, instead of a double oven, you could have a handleless combination microwave oven and a handleless main oven on top of one another to create the look and function of a handleless double oven.

Personally, I think this is a better option anyway. As it gives you more cooking capacity and additional functions.

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Final Thoughts…

There you have it. The question of whether you can get a handleless oven; Answered!

While it is possible to get a handleless oven, currently there is a very limited selection available. And as such, the price for one is quite high.

What do you think? Will you go for a handleless oven in your new kitchen?

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Author

Michael from Kitchinsider.com

Michael is a kitchen designer from the UK. He's been designing and project managing new kitchen installations for over 10 years. Before that, he was an electrician and part of a team that fitted kitchens. He created Kitchinsider in early 2019 to help give people advice when it comes to getting a new kitchen.