Can someone bring me up to speed on when I need disconnects for kitchen (and other appliances)? A couple of weeks ago I was helping my landlord install a new kitchen floor and we went to move the oven. Turns out it was hardwired and we had only about a foot and a half of wire. I had thought that one typically needed a plug in for something like this, or is that only for convience? I am now redoing my parents floor and have the same question about a dishwasher.