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. 10,000 (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 Tuskys and Nakumatt. They range from Kshs. 9,000 to 18,000. You can also find them in kitchen-ware appliances stores like LG or Ramptons. You can check for the mini-ovens in such stores in Nairobi CBD.

Mini Electric Oven (

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 Tuskys or Nakumatt. 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 check vendors such as Caterina Kenya and Ramptons for other options of deck ovens. Their prices begin at Kshs. 87,000 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: 0707557091.

Published by Maureen Kamari

Amari Baking Center offers baking classes to those who want to learn how to bake. We train our students using Cookswell original charcoal ovens. We also offer basic business start-up training for those who want to start small baking businesses. We do groups vocational training anywhere in East Africa as well. We hold classes in our home-based bakery workshop located on Ndwaru road in Riruta, Nairobi; off Naivasha road, next to Pelida School. We use original Cookswell charcoal ovens to bake and train our students due to their efficiency, effectiveness and economy. They are the best option for anyone starting a small baking business on a budget.

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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