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How is my new oven going to fit in my kitchen?

All ovens are built-in so if you are looking for a freestanding unit Picture 1you should visit our cooker or range cooker pages.

Built-in models can be fitted at eye level or underneath a counter.

There are three categories of household oven which each come in different sizes; built-in single oven, built-in double oven and built-under twin cavity ovens. You should always check the exact measurements of any appliance to make sure it will fit into your kitchen, the table below contains the maximum dimensions for the three categories

Category Height (cm) Width (cm) Depth (cm)
Single 60 60 50-60
Built-under twin cavity 72 60 50-60
Double 120 (Usually 90) 60 50-60 (but can be larger)


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Built-under single/twin cavity ovens are short enough to fit beneath a standard height (85 - 90cm) countertop on a plinth but double ovens are not. All three kinds of oven can be placed in column which means placing them within a tall unit – normally at chest height.

All cooking appliances need to be placed within reach of their fuel source so it is important you make sure your oven is positioned close to a gas and/or electricity supply. All gas ovens need to be installed by a Gas Safe registered engineer and some models need to be hardwired by a qualified electrician.

If you decide on a gas oven, you also need to be aware that there are two kinds; LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) and natural. Most ovens are made to work with natural gas but select models can be converted to work on LPG by using a special kit. If you use LPG you should alwayscheck whether an oven comes with a conversion kit and whether one is available to buy.


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