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helen30 01-24-2008 12:04 PM

built under oven as a built in one?
 
hi i need advice!

I have acidently bought a built in oven (electric) and i needed a built under one.
Is it safe to fit a built in oven under a work surface ( and under a gas hob as well?)
My electirician / gas man will do it but i wonder if its safe to do so
thanks

troubleseeker 01-26-2008 10:59 PM

Look at the installation/instruction manuels. It will be clearly stated if the model is approved for under counter applications .

Ron6519 01-26-2008 11:13 PM

Instructions that came with the Jennair said it could be mounted either way. In either case, the oven is in a cabinet. What concern would it be if it's installed two feet higher ?
Ron

troubleseeker 01-27-2008 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 92442)
Instructions that came with the Jennair said it could be mounted either way. In either case, the oven is in a cabinet. What concern would it be if it's installed two feet higher ?
Ron

If the unit is designed for either location, it does not matter. Models that are not engineered for under counter or under cooktop locations will have clearance problems between the floor and the bottom of the door or drawer pullout, or between the door trim and the countertop overhang. Often they will physically be too tall to fit under the counter top without reducing the height of the toe kick , which leads to the above problems, and the wiring and control panel circuits located in the top of the case, will not have been engineered to be protected from the heat coming from the bottom of the cooktop.

CAUTION: Even though your oven is approved for this location, check the clearances from the bottom of the cooktop to the bottom of the cabinet to be sure it will fit. This type of setup often requires that you have a modern "thin profile" cooktop, which is only about half the depth of many of the older units.


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