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2016 Product Resource Guide: Lab Ovens

When you need to heat things up in the lab, a lab oven is often the way to go. But where to start when purchasing?

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5 Questions to Ask When Buying a Lab Oven

  1. What kind of floor space does your lab have and what size of samples are you working with on a regular basis? Make sure the lab oven is a match.Thermo Scientific Heratherm
  2. What accuracy and uniformity does the product provide? Will the sample be damaged or will the experiment only function in one “sweet spot”?
  3. What temperature range do you require? Does the product have reserve temperature capacity?
  4. Does the manufacturer have the accessories and modification options that you need for your current and future applications?
  5. Do you need any computer interfaces, alarms, or safety devices on the oven?

Which Oven is in Your Lab?

General Purpose Oven 72%
Mechanical Convection Oven 33%
Microwave Oven 33%
Vacuum Oven 17%
Gravity Convection Oven 15%
Safety Oven 2%
Other 4%

Top 10 Features/Factors Respondents Look For When Purchasing a Lab Oven

Safety 83%
Ease of use 75%
Low maintenance/operating costs 74%
Price 59%
Temperature ranges ambient +40°C to 200°C / 250°C 52%
Service and support 45%
Warranty 44%
Controlled airflow to provide uniform temperature 41%
Ease of installation 40%
Smallest footprint possible with a large interior 33%


Looking for a New Lab Oven?

Lab Manager’s Lab Oven Product Finder utilizes a query-based system to quickly narrow the field of available lab ovens to those that specifically meet the requirements demanded by your application.