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How To Measure For Your New Kitchen Appliances

Before you shop for your new appliance, we want to help you make sure that you have the correct measurements for the spaces in your kitchen. In this handy guide, we share our best tips to ensure that you’re getting the perfect fit.

Measure the space

Measure the space

Apart from the usual height, width and depth measurements, don’t forget to measure the space that’s close by. It sounds obvious, but you want to create as much room as possible in the surrounding area so the door can open wide enough for you to comfortably use your shiny new appliance.

Laundry

Some of our laundry machines with large capacities bow out at the front so you can get more washing into one load. This extra depth isn’t taken into account on the dimensions so we would recommend leaving a bit more room to ensure it fits. You also need to make sure there’s enough space for the pipes and connections at the back.
Laundry
Cooling

Cooling

First things first – can we actually get your fridge into the kitchen? Check the dimensions and see if it will fit through doors and round corners in your home before we deliver. Once you’ve found where your new cooling appliance is going to live, we recommend leaving an extra 2cm of space at the back for ventilation. If it’s not got room to breathe, it could be using more energy and potentially damage the motor or compressor.

Cooking

Any dials or handles that stick out on our cooking appliances aren’t included in the measurements you see in the specifications on the product page. Take this into account if you want any front facing buttons to be in line with your cabinets or other appliances. Also, if you leave a bit of extra space on either side of the appliance it’s easier to clean.

Cooking
Built-in microwaves

Built-in microwaves

When you're shopping for a built-in microwave, you need to take note of the measurements of the fascia that surrounds the microwave. The fascia is designed to be bigger than the microwave itself to create a clean, built-in finish.

Cooker hoods

We recommend getting a cooker hood that is around 10cm wider than your hob as it will catch more of those food aromas. If you want to go one step further and find the perfect extraction rate for your kitchen then follow this simple calculation:

Height of your kitchen x width x length x 10 = recommended rate of extraction

You can find the rate of extraction of each cooker hood in the specifications on the product page.

Cooker hoods
Dishwashers

Dishwashers

When you’re finding a home for your new dishwasher, make sure there is space to hook up to a power socket, water pipe and waste connection. The socket should be no more than a metre away while the water and waste pipes need to be 50cm or closer.