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Tips For Placing Your New Wall Oven

If you are planning or designing a new kitchen, you need to pay attention to appliances and their placing. Especially the built-in wall oven as it can have a huge impact on your cooking space and experience. Every kitchen should be practical since a good part of the day is spent in the kitchen, from cooking, eating, drinking, and cleaning to just simply hanging out. Most designers first draw a rough sketch of the floor plan of the space, with windows, doors, arches, and other openings. This is because certain appliances must be placed against the wall and not against the window. Therefore, you must make sure that you have enough space to open the door and that it doesn't compromise the entire kitchen design. In this article, we will give you a few pointers on how and where should you place your oven.


First of all, make sure you have enough space on the wall or cabinet to place the oven you want to install. Since the purpose of the oven is to heat food, and for a long time, don't place it near objects and appliances that don't prefer heat such as the refrigerator for instance. Fortunately, the outer part of the oven generates heat from about 190 to 200 Fahrenheit, which is quite low compared to the inside of the oven. However, when planning the installation of a wall oven, you have to make sure that the wall coverings, counters, and cabinets around the oven can withstand this temperature.

Work Triangle

There is a so-called work triangle. This is the connection between the three main work areas in cooking space: the refrigerator, the stove or the oven, and the sink. The sink and refrigerator are a little easier to install because they are more flexible, and more attention should be paid to the oven, especially the built-in one.

Standard Size

Most built-in ovens come prepared for a standard 24, 30, or 36 inches opening which makes installation easier. This way, a wall oven is inserted into the planned opening, regardless of the manufacturer of the built-in kitchen unit. In addition to the standard size, you can also find some smaller ovens that will fit into 18 inches opening as they're designed to fit the needs of those with smaller kitchen space.

Plan the Plugs

Electricity should also be considered. When installing the oven, the first thing to do is connect the plug to the power cord. It's advised that you place the plug vertically to have more space. An important recommendation is also to check whether the resistance in watts is suitable for maximum oven absorption (this information can be found in the instruction manual or on the sticker on the oven door). Proper ventilation is also important with any type of oven, so try to install the oven in a cavity so there is a certain airflow.


Each oven installation has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, undercounter ovens don't take up the working surface and preparation space, but they can be convenient if you need to constantly bend down to take prepared food. Wall ovens are very popular nowadays as they can be installed on the face height or stacked on top of each other or next to each other. However, the consequence is the loss of storage space, but it provides much more comfort. As for utility, a place that almost never comes to mind in the kitchen are the corners - they can be a great place to install an oven because the extra space will make the tall unit look less bulky and be a nice detail in the corner. The installation of the oven much depends on its usage. If you don't plan to use it often, it can also be an important factor in choosing a model.

When you're sure you found the right spot for your new wall oven, of course it's time to upgrade your kitchen with a new one. At Town Appliance we carry a huge variety of models from the world's most famous manufacturers and we will be happy to provide any assistance or information you may need during your purchase. Additionally, check out our wall oven buying guide below for detailed instructions on buying a new wall oven.