Have you just bought the built-in oven you’ve been craving for a while? Now it will have to be installed. The installation of a built-in oven is not easy, because it is not enough to put it in the kitchen furniture. How to choose the right location of the device? There are many tricks to use for this oven installation. At APlus Repair, we guide you by showing you all the tricks.
Unpack the oven well
Like all new appliances, your built-in oven was sold to you in a box. Therefore, the first step in the installation of this household appliance is its removal from the box. Avoid tearing it when opening it. Indeed, in case the oven does not work, you will be forced to return it to the seller in the same box in good condition.
The ideal is that you get help when removing the device from the box. Then remove the accessories carefully, as some of them are very fragile.
Test the built-in oven
Although new, your built-in oven may malfunction. Therefore, it is essential to check it before installing it. For the test, plug the device into the mains if it is an electric model. If it is a gas oven, connect it with a temporary gas hose. The goal is to ensure that each mode of operation does not suffer from any problems. It is essential that the oven has a high level of safety.
Find a location for the oven
The device must be installed in a suitable location. There are two options available to you.
The manufacturer of the fitted kitchen has surely provided a place for the installation of oven. It can be a column or anything else. The installation of built-in oven in this case is not complicated at all. Generally, the location provided for the oven is in the same alignment as the worktop and close to the hob.
The location of the oven will depend on how much space your kitchen offers for it. Install the device near any of the following:
- A tableware storage unit;
- A hob;
- An electricity/gas sector.
Whatever happens, this household appliance should not be installed near the refrigerator. Indeed, the latter will be disturbed in its operation by the heat that the furnace will produce. Your power consumption will increase unnecessarily.
Connection of the furnace
Long before you recessed the device, you need to be sure of how you are going to connect it to either gas or power.
For the electrical connection of the oven, you will need to have rigid electrical wires of section 2.5 mm2. It is essential that this household appliance has its own electrical circuit. The latter is ideally connected to a 20 A magnetothermic circuit breaker. In case you fail it, use a fuse holder. Before proceeding with electrical work, take care to turn off the electricity. Once the connection is complete, carry out another test of the device before flush-mounting.
Connecting a gas oven is a task to be carried out thoroughly. Indeed, whether it is butane or propane, these hydrocarbons are dangerous. The ideal is that you use a flexible stainless steel hose. This must have mechanical connections. This is the type of hose we use at APlus Repair to install built-in ovens at our customers’ premises. However, you can use an elastomeric hose.
Whether it is one or the other of these two pipes, they must be NF D 36-121 and NFD 36-125. The first concerns butane and propane from the system. The second concerns propane and butane in cylinders or tanks.
After making the connection and the various tests, check if there is not a smell of gas in the air in the case of a gas oven. If everything goes well both in terms of connection and operating modes, you can recessed the device.
With delicacy and with the help of a third party, slide the oven into the space reserved for this purpose. While you slide the device into its “chamber,” pull the electrical cable or gas connection back. Neither the electric wire nor the hose should be in contact with the heating parts of the oven.
Open the door of the appliance and you will find two small holes that are used to attach the built-in oven to the cabinet. Use two screws that came with the device to make a solid attachment. To slide a built-in oven into a column, arrange it on a folding workbench. This will allow you to gently slide it into this location without risking shocks that are often harmful to the oven.
In short, if you can’t, call on our company: APlus Repair.