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Replacing fitted oven

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by Coaster, 2 May 2020.

  1. Coaster

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    Looking into replacing a delonghi oven with a zanussi.
    Ive checked the dimensions.
    There are two lengths of wood that raises the oven up so it fits closely under the worktop.
    Are ovens designed to fit a standard hole in kitchen units? Or is it likely id need to adjust the two lengths of wood to lign up under the feet of the new oven?

    I downloaded the manual for the new oven that says a qualified fitter should fit the oven, is that just to cover themselves legally?
     
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    Oven would usually sit in an oven housing ,which is basically a cabinet made to accommodate a 600 mm wide oven. The most common problem that is encountered is the measurement from front to back and the shape of the back of the ovens vary quite a bit. And if there are any pipes or electric sockets on the wall ,the new oven may foul against them and not go in far enough.
     
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    An oven housing cabinet usually has a base that the oven stands on, and is raised off the floor with adjustable legs. It sounds like your old oven sits on the kitchen floor.

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    In the case of a tower, or tall unit, the "shelf" is usually extra-thick and has extra-strong fixings to take the weight of the oven, and may fit at various convenient heights.

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    The housing itself is 600mm wide, and the ovens are made a little smaller, to fit inside.

    The unit may have space for a drawer or shelf where you can put pans or utensils.

    The adjustable legs allow you to level it and adjust height so it meets the worktop.

    Maybe your kitchen does not have a housing.
     
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    Ju st uploaded a pic. The small wooden panel under the oven covers two wood length of wood to support the oven, the ends are just visible in pic, in the gap between panel and bottom edge of oven door at each side.
    I am going to try ordering oven but not sure if it will arrive sooon due to the virus situation.
    Second pic is corrosion inside oven on a seam at the bottom. Not sure if it is safe to use. I have poured a small amount of water on it and doesn't leak through
     

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    I can't make out what is happening in your pics. Stand back and take some wider shots. More light, or a flash, will help.
     
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    Looks like an oven in a housing ,plinth on the floor, and a panel above. Pretty standard set up for an under worktop set up .
    Can't tell anything from second pic of inside oven.
     
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    Hi again new pics
    Checked clearance for new oven and looks ok, cant find info on how the new oven rests on base though
     

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    The " cabinet" is a standard base unit ,not an oven housing. An oven housing would have a shelf for the oven to sit on. Yours has two pieces of wood, added to a standard base unit for the oven to sit on.
     
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    How is your existing oven connected to your electric supply ,is it plug into socket ? Be aware that some ovens are more powerful than others and need to be hard wired into a dedicated electric circuit ,can't be " plugged" in. Check the kilowatt rating of your new oven and how your existing is connected.
     
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    Hi terry, good call on power supply.
    Old oven is 2250 watt, new one 2790watt. I downloaded the manual for the new one
    Old one was a plugin, new one takes either a power cable or flex (2.5mm2) and in reviews the zanussiis is a clart on getting into a plastic cover to connect . No mention of a plug.
    Are most domestic ovens like this now?
     
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    Some ovens ( usually upto around 2400 watts) come already fitted with a 13 amp plug. Anything over that usually requires a dedicated supply ( minimally 16 amp) .shop around to find one that suits your installation parameters.
     
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    Thanks for the advice mate, much appreciated! (y) i will have another look at options.
     
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