Built-in Oven: The Complete Guide in 2022
Getting the right size in built-in ovens is important, regardless of whether you are updating an old kitchen or doing a full remodel. But it can be hard to figure out what size of oven is best suited to you and your kitchen.
When it comes to buying a new built-in oven, you have more options than ever before. From double ovens to small ovens and everything in between, there are truly many options to choose from nowadays.
This blog will tell you everything you need to know about the sizes, styles, and fits in built-in ovens, to help you narrow down on the best choice for you.
Table of Contents
- Are all built-in ovens big or of same size?
- Built-in ovens – types and sizes
- The bottom line
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are all built-in ovens big or of the same size?
Built-in ovens are of the same size. But standard sizes will be a little bit different for each type of oven.
Each model’s space is distinctive, based on capacity. Broadly speaking, the factors that decide the capacity and size of your oven are the number of shelves and the amount of space inside the shelves.
Built-in ovens – types and sizes
We’ve included the most common or typical sizes for ovens of various sizes below. Most ovens will fit within these dimensions, however it’s necessary to double-check the model’s specific dimensions since there might be minor variations.
Oven Size: 90cm high x 60cm wide x 55-58cm deep
Standard double ovens are too tall to fit under the counter.
A double oven can be helpful for cooks who need to grill or broil something while something else is baking.
Built-Under Double Ovens
Oven Size: 70cm High x 60cm Wide x 55-58cm Deep.
Size: 70 to 100L
Built-under double-ovens are smaller than standard built-in double ovens, so they can fit under most kitchen countertops.
Built-under double-ovens are smaller because the average height of a kitchen counter is 87 cm from the floor to the bottom of the counter. If you want something with a lot of space, this might not be the best choice for you.
Single Oven Size: 60cm high x 60cm wide x 55-58cm deep
Size: 40 to 75L
Single-ovens may be housed in either a base oven housing cabinet or an under-counter tower oven housing cabinet. Like a double oven, the cabinet may be mid-height, tall, or extra-tall.
For most homes, a single oven is more than enough for cooking every day.
If you think you need a big single oven, make sure to check the capacity (the size of the oven’s cavity) and the number of shelves, to get the most space for cooking.
Small-Sized Size: 45cm high x 60cm wide x 55-58cm deep
Size: 30L to 50L
As the name suggests, compact ovens are smaller ovens. To be exact, they are three-quarters the size of a single oven. They can be put under the counter or in a tower-oven housing-cabinet, just like a single oven.
The Bottom Line
A built-in oven is an important component of a contemporary kitchen along with other kitchen appliances such as counter-depth refrigerators, gas stoves, roti-makers, induction-cooktops, sandwich makers, top-freezers, standard-depth refrigerators, stainless-steel food processors, mixer grinders, bottom freezers, among others. So, in order to garner the maximum functionality from your kitchen, makes sure that you buy a built-in oven that suits your lifestyle and cooking habits, just like you have for your other appliances.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Are built-in ovens a standard size?
There is a range of sizes available for built-in ovens. In most cases, they are associated with the breadth of the unit. You’ll notice that the width ranges between 55 and 65 centimetres or between 85 and 95 centimetres. Built-in ovens typically come in widths of either 60 or 90 centimetres.
- How do you measure a single oven?
You just need to consider one measurement while purchasing a typical single oven, and that dimension is the height. The length of this item will be between 45.9 and 60 centimetres. Both the width and the depth have to be consistent. The width will be between 54 and 57 centimetres, while the depth will always be 59.5 centimetres.
- How do you measure a double oven?
Most double-wall ovens come in the same standard sizes: 24, 27, and 30 inches wide. Depths will also be between 22 and 24 inches or 27 inches, which includes the widths of the door and handle. The main difference in size will be the height of the double wall oven, which is usually a little over 50 inches.
- How to choose the right oven?
If you have a small family and only cook for one or two people most of the time, a three cubic-foot oven, will be more than enough.