Baking Ovens in Kenya – Baking Equipment in Kenya Explained

For our Tips on Tuesday feature, we’re sharing tips to help you with home baking equipment.

This is our fourth post on our Baking in Kenya Explained series. You can also check out our other posts on Baking pans, Mixing tools and Cake decorating tools.

Today we will highlight types of ovens for baking.

1. Charcoal Ovens

Charcoal ovens have grown in popularity in Kenya. They are less expensive, low maintenance and if you purchase an original one from Cookswell Jikos – they save energy. They are good for use in a home or even commercial bakeries due to low over-head costs. We at Amari use a commercial Cookswell Charcoal oven ^_^

Cookwell’s Charcoal Ovens (

They have different sizes and range from Kshs. 15,000 (bachelor size) to Kshs. 50,000 for professional large business sizes. You can buy them directly from the company that makes them – Cookwells Energy Saving Jikos, at their Lower Kabete shop on Farasi Lane, you can also visit their blog for more information. They give you tips on making your own charcoal with their kilns and show you different ways their ovens are used at home and for business.

2. Electric Mini-Ovens

Mini-ovens are a great idea if you are a bacholorette (or bachelor) who only bakes for one ^_^. It’s also great if you are just starting out and only bake a little. They are easily found in major supermarkets like Naivas or Carrefour. They range from Kshs. 6,000 to 18,000. You can also find them in kitchen-ware appliances stores like LG or Ramptons. You can also search online in e-commerce sites like Jumia.

electric mini oven
Mini Electric Oven (Courtesy: Ali Express)

3. Electric and Gas Kitchen Cooker/Ovens

Cookers come with an oven section at the bottom. A lot of people have the cookers in their kitchen but rarely use them. They are good for use once in a while if you want to bake for your family. They can be found in major supermarkets that sell appliances like Naivas or Carrefour. You can also find them in kitchen appliance stores like LG, Ramptons or stores like Cute Kitchen. They range from Kshs. 24,000 to 100,000 depending on brand and quality.

Kitchen oven cooker (courtesy:

4. Commercial Electric and Gas Ovens

Large commercial bakeries use commercial ovens that use either gas or electricity. They are good for very large scale baking purposes. There are different types; deck, rack, rotary types and many more. For large plant equipment in Kenya, they can be purchased from companies like Serviscope EA Ltd. You can also search online & check vendors such as Caterina Kenya, Sheffield, Nairobi Kitchen and Ramptons for other options of deck ovens. Their prices begin at Kshs. 60,000 and above.

Commercial oven
Commercial oven

Hope this was helpful, if you have any questions or additions, please feel free to comment below.
Happy baking wonderful people ^_^!

If you want to learn how to bake with a charcoal oven, we offer baking classes at our Riruta location.
Visit our Bakery Classes page for more details. You can also email us: or Call/Text: 0701796688

Published by Amari

Baking with Amari offers learning experiences in form of short baking and cake decorating classes. We have a baking workshop at Discounts Arcade, Shop no. 51 on Ngong road (Adams Arcade area next to The Green House), in Nairobi that offers baking & cake decoration learning experiences for those who want to learn what bakers and cake decorators do in a practical/hands on Bakery kitchen. We have both online and practical/physical classes. We also offer baking business start-up training and group mentorship as well via our Baking for Profit Program. We also sell locally tested baking recipe books (soft copy & printed books).

64 thoughts on “Baking Ovens in Kenya – Baking Equipment in Kenya Explained

  1. I want to try kind of bakery business in Nigeria. I need bakery equipment, and have nice place to start. I new to this business, can you give me some advice? Can i buy used equipment? There are a lot of used machines on online marketplaces, i want to buy here i find some in “new” condition and low price. But is it worth buy used machines?


    1. Hello, glad to hear you want to start a business. When it comes to used equipment; it’s easier since the cost is lower; but my advice is to make sure it’s tested for you before you buy it since it could have faults. Also find out how long the equipment has been in use in order to make a choice whether it’s worth buying since if it’s been used too long; it’ll probably break down on you soon. if you can guarantee both those points then yes, you can purchase. But sometimes it’s just better to get new equipment since it usually has warranties, etc. It’s always a choice you have to make yourself; just choose the used equipment wisely


    1. Hello there Nancy; you can buy a one deck Commercial electric oven (e.g. from Caterina Kenya) it should be enough. You can also contact Cookswell jikos ( they sell commercial sized ovens and their large professional ovens would work as well.


  2. Hallo Amaribakery!
    Today is my first that to venture on your website,your advice are brilliant. I am currently a Chef and I am thinking of starting a small restaurant/Bakery. But I will be reading your advice on how to start a bakery, although it will take time but that what I want to do. Keep it up and thanks again for being here for people like us and many others.


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