Size And Measuring
The design of the cooker you are looking to buy will depend on the size and style of your kitchen and how much space is on offer. Before you begin your search for your new cooker, you must measure the space in your property where you are planning to put it so there is easy access to the fuel source and room for it to fit in comfortably.
Things to consider:
- Leave enough room between the cooker and countertop
- Make sure there is space for the cooker door to open
- Check for any obstructions in the allocated space, such as gas pipes or wiring
- There must be a small gap left either side of the cooker to allow air to circulate
Typically, there are two standard widths: 50cm (slimline) and 60cm (regular), although this can differ depending on the brand. All cookers are designed in line with the standard size of a kitchen unit, measuring approximately 90cm high and 60cm deep (there are some exceptions to this rule).
These are free-standing appliances and can be much larger than regular cookers ranging between 70cm and 150cm wide, so measure the depth of the available space to ensure the appliance will fit in easily.