Anisotropic mechanical properties of recrystallized commercial grade Fe-20%Cr ferritic oxide dispersion strengthened alloys were investigated. Recrystallized microstructures were modified through preannealing and partial-recrystallization heat treatments. resulting in more isotropic mechanical properties in both longitudinal and transverse directions. (c) 2005 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.