How to measure oven size

Kitchen design advice from inside the industry.

Whether you’re upgrading an existing kitchen or undertaking a full renovation, getting the right size built-in oven is important. But figuring out the right oven size for you and your kitchen can be a bit confusing.

There is more choice than ever before when buying a new built-in oven. From double ovens to compact ovens and everything in between, the selection can seem endless.

Don’t panic! In this post, you’ll learn all about sizes, styles and fits of built-in ovens. So after reading you will know the exact type of oven and size is perfect for you.

Are Built-In Ovens All The Same Size?

All built-in ovens come in standard sizes. These are the outside measurements of the oven. However, standard sizes will vary slightly depending on the type of oven.

As well as this, the internal capacity of each oven will vary between models. This is measured in litres. The more litres, the more cooking space you’ll have.

However, it’s not just the capacity that’s important for cooking space. The number of shelves in the oven also makes a difference.

So remember, the overall dimensions of an oven can be the same, but the internal capacity and number of shelves can be different. Make sure you look at the capacity of the oven if you want the biggest space possible for your Christmas turkey!

Built-In Ovens – Types And Sizes

I’ve included the most common or average dimensions for the different sizes of ovens below. While the majority of ovens will conform to these sizes, it’s always important to check the model’s exact dimensions as there can be some small variations.

Double Oven

Oven Size: 90cm high x 60cm wide x 55-58cm deep
Capacity: 85-135L

Standard double ovens are too tall to be installed under the countertop. They must be installed in a tower oven housing. This can be in a midi height, tall, or extra tall unit.

Built-Under Double Oven

Oven Size: 70cm High x 60cm Wide x 55-58cm Deep.
Capacity:
70-100L

Built-under double ovens are smaller than a standard built-in double oven so they fit under standard kitchen countertops.

As the average kitchen countertop is 87cm from the floor to the underside of the countertop, built-under double ovens are more compact. If you’re looking for big capacity, this may not be the right choice for you.

Single Oven

Oven Size: 60cm high x 60cm wide x 55-58cm deep
Capacity:
40-75L

Single ovens can be installed either under the countertop in a base oven housing or a tower oven housing cabinet. Like with a double oven, the cabinet can be a midi height, tall, or extra tall unit.

Compact Oven

Oven Size: 45cm high x 60cm wide x 55-58cm deep
Capacity: 30-50L

Compact ovens, as the name suggests, are smaller sized ovens. They are three quarters the size of a standard single oven, to be exact. Just like a single oven, they can be installed under the countertop or in a tower oven housing cabinet.

Warming Drawers

Size: 14cm or 29cm high x 60cm wide x 55cm deep
Capacity: Up to 14 plates or Up to 40 plates

Okay, so this isn’t an oven. However, warming drawers are still quite popular with my clients – especially since the Great British Bake Off has taken off! We’ve seen a rise (pun intended) in the number of home bakers who are looking for warming drawers to proof their bread.

As the width and depth of warming drawers are similar to ovens, I thought they deserved an honorary mention.

Warming drawers are great small appliances that have more uses than you might think. However, they are quite commonly used to balance the design of a kitchen more than anything.

A compact oven with a warming drawer underneath equals the same dimensions and size as a single oven. Therefore, they are often used when you have ovens side by side in cabinets and want the overall fascia size to match.

What Size Oven Do I Need?

When it comes to choosing the right oven, only you will know what you want and need. Think of the size, functions and type of cooking you like to do and see which type and size oven best fulfils your need.

Single Oven

For most households, a single oven will be more than adequate for everyday cooking.

If you feel you need a big single oven, make sure to look out for the capacity (cavity size) and the number of shelves available to maximize cooking space.

Double Oven / Built-Under Double Oven

A double oven can be useful for cooks who find themselves needing to grill (broil) something while other food is baking in the oven.

It might also be if you like to cook multiple things at the same time and need that little bit of extra room to get another tray of food cooking.

However, the main oven on a double oven tends to be a little smaller than the main cavity of a single oven. When it comes to a built-under double oven these smaller sized oven capacities are even more apparent as you fit two cavities into a smaller overall size.

So if you need more cavity space for large dishes, you may be better off with a single oven (or my next suggestion!).

Single Oven + Compact Oven (Combi Oven)

By far the most popular and requested combination of ovens I get asked for as a kitchen designer is a full size built-in single oven and a compact oven.

The compact oven is most commonly a combi oven, where it doubles up as a microwave as well as a second oven and grill. This eliminates the need for a separate microwave taking up precious countertop or cupboard space.

Having a single oven and a compact oven is the best of both worlds. It gives you the bigger main oven that you get from a single oven while also offering a second (albeit smaller) fully functional oven, grill and (if you want) microwave.

And don’t forget, if you want a single oven and compact oven side by side rather than one on top of the other, you can add a warming drawer to get that exact matching fascia size.

Final Thoughts…

Choosing the right size oven can be daunting at first. With so much choice on the market, how do you know what you’re looking at and what’s right for you?

I hope this guide has helped you answer that question.

Whether big or compact, single or double, there’s an oven out there waiting for your cakes, cookies, and Christmas dinner!

How to measure oven size

If you are in the market for a new wall oven, one of the challenges can be finding a wall oven with the same dimensions as your existing oven. Wall oven dimensions vary among manufacturers and typically range between 24″ and 30″, with 30″ electric models being the most popular followed by 27″ electric. One of the most challenging wall oven dimensions to work with in terms of replacement is 24″ for both electric and gas. We have some tips for understanding wall oven dimensions and more!

Wall Oven Sizes Explained

Wall ovens can be 24″, 27″, or 30″ wide, and a few brands now make 36″ options as well. The 30″ is most common, followed by the 27″. However, wall ovens in any width category can have actual widths that are wider or narrower than 27″ or 30″, so it’s important to do the (admittedly annoying) prep work of measuring first!

24″ models are typically around 2-3 cubic feet of capacity, while 30″ models can be up to about 5 cubic feet.

The wall oven’s overall width is different from the cavity width. The wall oven’s front overlaps the cutout area.

Older wall ovens tend to be smaller, so it’s important not to assume the width and other measurements!

Single wall ovens are typically around 30″ tall, while double wall ovens may be 53″ or more.

  • The wall oven depth and rear clearance requirements are designed with the “standard” counter depth of 24″ in mind, but check the depth of your cabinet area to make sure.
  • Tips for Buying a Compatible Replacement Wall Oven

    The easiest way to replace your wall oven is to go for the same brand and width as your previous model.

    Measure the cutout space for your wall oven. Then compare it to the “Installation Instructions” for the wall ovens you’re considering to see if the cutout dimensions match. If a cutout is slightly too large for the wall oven you want, this may be workable. If it is too small or over an inch larger on either side, it may not be a good fit.

    Most cabinets are a standard 24″ deep, and most wall ovens are sized with that taken into consideration. If you have an older home or custom built cabinets, it’s worth the extra effort to check that you have enough depth available for your new model!

    If you are considering a larger model, note how wide the overall cabinet is.

    Most wall ovens come with 1″ trim kits, but wider trim kits are also available if you need to cover up a larger cutout.

    Below is GE’s guide to measuring for a new wall oven! You can also read a version of this walkthrough here.

    “Hidden Costs” to Be Aware Of:

    Relocating a junction box (for hardwired ovens) or gas line – A new wall oven, especially if it is from a different brand than your old one, may not fit around where the current junction box/gas line is placed.

    Other electrical adjustments – If your old wall oven was plugged in rather than hardwired, for example, local codes may require it to be hardwired when you replace it. In some cases, replacing a particularly old wall oven may require other changes to the wiring – Talk to your contractor or electrician about this issue.

    Cabinet modifications – We’ll go over “fit guarantees” below that can help with this, but these guarantees aren’t “guaranteed” to cover all of the costs of installing a new wall oven!

    Fit Guarantees & the Frigidaire Fit Tool

    Some brands like GE Appliances offer “fit guarantees” that mean you can get costs covered to a certain extent if your cabinets need to be professionally modified to fit a wall oven that was expected to be compatible with your existing space. Typically the amount they’ll cover is $300. Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Electrolux, Samsung, and Frigidaire are additional brands that offer “fit guarantees” for their wall ovens as of this writing. Once you’ve chosen your new wall oven, make sure to look into the requirements for qualifying for these fit guarantees. For example, you will likely need to have information on hand like the model number and serial number of the previous wall oven, you may be required to provide photos, and the guarantee may only apply to certain sizes of wall oven.

    Frigidaire once offered the Frigidaire Fit Tool when this blog was initially published in 2017, which would take the model number of your existing wall oven, regardless of brand, and return a list of new Frigidaire wall ovens that would meet your needs. Frigidaire no longer offers this tool but they have joined other brands providing the “fit guarantee.”

    We hope you enjoyed this article and will find the tool useful for you in shopping for your next wall oven. Please leave us a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!

    How to measure oven size

    Editor’s Note: This blog was originally written in February of 2017 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.

    Kitchen design advice from inside the industry.

    Whether you’re upgrading an existing kitchen or undertaking a full renovation, getting the right size built-in oven is important. But figuring out the right oven size for you and your kitchen can be a bit confusing.

    There is more choice than ever before when buying a new built-in oven. From double ovens to compact ovens and everything in between, the selection can seem endless.

    Don’t panic! In this post, you’ll learn all about sizes, styles and fits of built-in ovens. So after reading you will know the exact type of oven and size is perfect for you.

    Are Built-In Ovens All The Same Size?

    All built-in ovens come in standard sizes. These are the outside measurements of the oven. However, standard sizes will vary slightly depending on the type of oven.

    As well as this, the internal capacity of each oven will vary between models. This is measured in litres. The more litres, the more cooking space you’ll have.

    However, it’s not just the capacity that’s important for cooking space. The number of shelves in the oven also makes a difference.

    So remember, the overall dimensions of an oven can be the same, but the internal capacity and number of shelves can be different. Make sure you look at the capacity of the oven if you want the biggest space possible for your Christmas turkey!

    Built-In Ovens – Types And Sizes

    I’ve included the most common or average dimensions for the different sizes of ovens below. While the majority of ovens will conform to these sizes, it’s always important to check the model’s exact dimensions as there can be some small variations.

    Double Oven

    Oven Size: 90cm high x 60cm wide x 55-58cm deep
    Capacity: 85-135L

    Standard double ovens are too tall to be installed under the countertop. They must be installed in a tower oven housing. This can be in a midi height, tall, or extra tall unit.

    Built-Under Double Oven

    Oven Size: 70cm High x 60cm Wide x 55-58cm Deep.
    Capacity:
    70-100L

    Built-under double ovens are smaller than a standard built-in double oven so they fit under standard kitchen countertops.

    As the average kitchen countertop is 87cm from the floor to the underside of the countertop, built-under double ovens are more compact. If you’re looking for big capacity, this may not be the right choice for you.

    Single Oven

    Oven Size: 60cm high x 60cm wide x 55-58cm deep
    Capacity:
    40-75L

    Single ovens can be installed either under the countertop in a base oven housing or a tower oven housing cabinet. Like with a double oven, the cabinet can be a midi height, tall, or extra tall unit.

    Compact Oven

    Oven Size: 45cm high x 60cm wide x 55-58cm deep
    Capacity: 30-50L

    Compact ovens, as the name suggests, are smaller sized ovens. They are three quarters the size of a standard single oven, to be exact. Just like a single oven, they can be installed under the countertop or in a tower oven housing cabinet.

    Warming Drawers

    Size: 14cm or 29cm high x 60cm wide x 55cm deep
    Capacity: Up to 14 plates or Up to 40 plates

    Okay, so this isn’t an oven. However, warming drawers are still quite popular with my clients – especially since the Great British Bake Off has taken off! We’ve seen a rise (pun intended) in the number of home bakers who are looking for warming drawers to proof their bread.

    As the width and depth of warming drawers are similar to ovens, I thought they deserved an honorary mention.

    Warming drawers are great small appliances that have more uses than you might think. However, they are quite commonly used to balance the design of a kitchen more than anything.

    A compact oven with a warming drawer underneath equals the same dimensions and size as a single oven. Therefore, they are often used when you have ovens side by side in cabinets and want the overall fascia size to match.

    What Size Oven Do I Need?

    When it comes to choosing the right oven, only you will know what you want and need. Think of the size, functions and type of cooking you like to do and see which type and size oven best fulfils your need.

    Single Oven

    For most households, a single oven will be more than adequate for everyday cooking.

    If you feel you need a big single oven, make sure to look out for the capacity (cavity size) and the number of shelves available to maximize cooking space.

    Double Oven / Built-Under Double Oven

    A double oven can be useful for cooks who find themselves needing to grill (broil) something while other food is baking in the oven.

    It might also be if you like to cook multiple things at the same time and need that little bit of extra room to get another tray of food cooking.

    However, the main oven on a double oven tends to be a little smaller than the main cavity of a single oven. When it comes to a built-under double oven these smaller sized oven capacities are even more apparent as you fit two cavities into a smaller overall size.

    So if you need more cavity space for large dishes, you may be better off with a single oven (or my next suggestion!).

    Single Oven + Compact Oven (Combi Oven)

    By far the most popular and requested combination of ovens I get asked for as a kitchen designer is a full size built-in single oven and a compact oven.

    The compact oven is most commonly a combi oven, where it doubles up as a microwave as well as a second oven and grill. This eliminates the need for a separate microwave taking up precious countertop or cupboard space.

    Having a single oven and a compact oven is the best of both worlds. It gives you the bigger main oven that you get from a single oven while also offering a second (albeit smaller) fully functional oven, grill and (if you want) microwave.

    And don’t forget, if you want a single oven and compact oven side by side rather than one on top of the other, you can add a warming drawer to get that exact matching fascia size.

    Final Thoughts…

    Choosing the right size oven can be daunting at first. With so much choice on the market, how do you know what you’re looking at and what’s right for you?

    I hope this guide has helped you answer that question.

    Whether big or compact, single or double, there’s an oven out there waiting for your cakes, cookies, and Christmas dinner!

    How to measure oven size

    When looking for a new oven for your kitchen, you want to know that your oven will fit. Both in design terms and just fit in general really!

    Finding the right oven for your kitchen isn’t difficult, but there are a few things that can cause headaches. What if you find the perfect oven for the design of your kitchen, only to find out that it is too big or small for the gap you have?

    Well, we can’t help with choosing the perfect oven for your kitchen in a design sense, at least, not in this article. However, we can help you measure up for your new oven and ensure that it will fit perfectly, so let’s do just that now, shall we?

    What is the standard size for an oven?

    • Width: A standard oven is 60 cm in width. However, there are ovens available that start from 50 cm and go up to 60 cm. We are talking about built-in ovens here by the way.
    • Depth: Depth wise, an oven can be anywhere from 55-65cm.
    • Height: When it comes to the height of an oven, a single oven will be about 60cm. Double ovens can be 70-90cm. Built-under ovens can be anywhere from 60-75cm meaning they will fit under any standard worktop. Compact ovens will be about 45cm tall, about the same height as a large microwave.

    You might not think that a few centimetres here and there would make much of a difference. Well, check out the section below where I go into litres and available cooking space, it might surprise you at how much just 5 cm off of one of these measurements can do.

    Standard oven sizes in litres

    The standard oven sizes in litres in the UK vary a lot. This is where you have to do your research.

    Even buying an oven with the same dimensions as your old one doesn’t mean that you get the same cooking space (often called the cavity).

    For example, a single oven can have an interior capacity of between 40 and 115 litres. A built-in double oven (with a grill above the large oven) can have an internal capacity of 85-135 litres. However, the bottom oven will range from 50 to 75 litres and the top 35-60 litres.

    Of course, the litres that an oven can hold doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about the available cooking space. You still need to find out how many shelves an oven has, which is typically between 2-3 shelves.

    An oven with 2-3 shelves can comfortably cook for large groups. A single oven can normally have one to four shelves and are ordinarily fine for entertaining too.

    Standard dimensions of different oven types

    I am about to give the standard dimensions of as many built-in and built-under ovens as I can.

    However, as I do, notice the theme. All of these ovens are designed to go into a housing unit. This is the heat shroud thingy I mentioned above.

    As I said, a few manufacturers don’t use this housing, but most do. So, if you are really stuck on which oven to buy, an oven from the same manufacturer will likely fit into the housing you already have, as long it is the same type of oven. For example:

    • Built-in:
      • Single ovens: Fit in a 60 cm high x 60 cm wide x 60 cm deep housing unit
      • Double ovens: Fit into a 90 cm high x 60 cm wide x 60 cm deep unit
      • Compact ovens: Fit into a 45 cm high x 60 cm wide x 60 cm deep unit
    • Built-under:
      • Fit into a 90 cm high x 60 cm wide x 60 cm deep unit. Standard UK countertops are 90 cm high, so they are designed to fit under this.

    How do I measure the size of my oven?

    If you are replacing a built-in or built-under oven with the same type of oven, use your existing oven to measure for the new one.

    Now, these types of ovens are not easy to install, so don’t expect to be able to pull it out of the hole and grab your measuring tape. Instead, try and find the user manual you said you’d keep safe when you bought the oven.

    If you can’t find the user manual of your oven, look up that exact model online. Make sure it is the correct model, though. Often built-in ovens can have very similar model numbers.

    Even if the company doesn’t make your oven anymore, you can still find the user manual online typically. You can then look at all of the relevant dimensions you need and compare them to the new oven you are interested in.

    Are all ovens the same width?

    No, as I stated in the section above, the width of an oven can range from 50-60cm. However, a lot of oven manufacturers install ovens into what is basically a heat shroud that is a pretty standard size.

    So, an oven that isn’t the same width as your previous one could still work in the space. It is always best to get an oven that is the same size as your existing one, but if you have already got a new oven that you didn’t realise was smaller, there is a chance that hope is not lost.

    Conclusion

    Basically, try to relax about your new oven. As long as you are buying the same type of oven as your existing one, a single oven, for example, it will fit into the gap you have no problem at all.

    If you are really unsure, find the user manual (in your draw of doom or online!) and find out the exact dimensions of your oven.

    I hope this look at the measurements of ovens has been helpful and has calmed you down about the situation. For more advice on ovens, please explore our website further. Happy cooking!

    How to measure oven size

    Scott is a writer and a passionate home chef. His passion for cooking began when he was 10 years old. Scott has been writing professionally for over five years now and loves to combine his passion for cooking with his day job.

    How to measure oven size

    If you’re thinking of getting a new built-in oven for your kitchen, measuring the space that you have is vital. I’m sure you know this already, though.

    Built-in ovens are a bit of minefield as it is. You don’t want to buy an oven that won’t fit into the space that you have.

    You could either buy a built-in that is way too big for the gap in your kitchen, meaning that you’ll have to cut out a part of your kitchen for it to fit. Or you could buy a built-in oven that is too small for the space and end up with a very unattractive gap!

    So, how do you measure for a built-in oven? Well, I’m glad you asked. There are a few tricks to measuring for a built-oven, and here they are.

    How to measure for a built-in oven

    The easy way to measure for a built-in oven is to simply measure your existing oven. If you have a built-in oven that you’re replacing, get all of your measurements off of this oven.

    Some ovens have their dimensions printed on a label on them. However, most built-in ovens can be found online and will have their measurements posted.

    So, do a bit of research about your existing oven and measure it yourself to check that the measurements given online are correct.

    You can then use these measurements to find a replacement. As long as the new oven has the same measurements as your old oven, it will fit perfectly.

    Checking the standard measurements

    Measurements for ovens are all pretty standard, particularly when it comes to built-ins (see our guide to oven sizes). For example, a slim built-in oven is 55 cm wide, while a standard oven is 60 cm.

    Of course, some built-in ovens feature double ovens, so the height is as important as the width. The height of oven you can use will be limited by how big the gap in your kitchen housing is.

    All built-in ovens have standard measurements, so finding out what oven should be installed into your kitchen isn’t difficult. All built-in ovens go into a standard oven housing anyway. So, even a slim built-in should work in a space designed for a standard built-in.

    Checking with your kitchen designer

    If you are having a kitchen installed by a professional team, there shouldn’t really be a need to check the measurements of your built-in oven.

    A kitchen designer will often give you a list of ovens that will work in the space you have. If they haven’t, ask which ovens would work in the area.

    Finally, a quick message about installing a built-in oven: If you are measuring for a built-in oven because your oven has stopped working, please do not try and install it yourself. A built-in oven should be installed by a professional.

    So, a good way of ensuring that the built-in oven you are buying is correct is by speaking to the professionals that you’re buying it from.

    Tell them the model of oven you have right now, and they should be able to tell you whether the oven you have your eye is the right match. It’s in their interest to do so as well. It saves their installer coming up to find that you have ordered the wrong oven!

    Conclusion

    We hope this look at built-in ovens and measuring for them has been helpful. Remember, built-ins have standard sizes so you can’t really go wrong. However, if you’re unsure, measure the width and height of your oven and then look up those measurements for the oven you are buying.

    Take a look at the best built-in ovens while you are here too. There is an oven on that list perfect for your kitchen!

    How to measure oven size

    Scott is a writer and a passionate home chef. His passion for cooking began when he was 10 years old. Scott has been writing professionally for over five years now and loves to combine his passion for cooking with his day job.

    Planning a kitchen remodel? Aspiring to become a better chef? Tired of not being able to host a proper Thanksgiving thanks to not enough oven space? Whatever your reason for wanting to buy a new oven or range (an oven/stove combo), there are plenty of things to think about once you’ve decided to replace your oven. What type of home chef are you? How much oven capacity do you need? And, of course, what is your budget?

    This quick oven buying guide will walk you through these important questions and a few more. So, go ahead and grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and get ready to become an oven aficionado.

    Gas vs. Electric

    The difference between gas and electric is more noticeable on the stovetop than the oven (though a gas-powered oven does tend to preheat faster), so this decision depends more on your burner preference—gas burners are more responsive and can give you more control while electric burners are more efficient and easier to clean.

    You’ll also want to check to see if you have a gas line readily available. If not, it’ll be an extra cost if you decide to go gas.

    Ovens and Ranges

    Next up, do you want a wall oven or a range for your kitchen? With a range (an oven with burners atop it), you’ll find plenty of high-quality yet cost-effective options in either gas or electric. With a standard width of 30 inches, a range is also an easy-to-replace appliance if you’re not looking to do any extra remodeling.

    If you decide to go the route of a wall oven (standard wall oven sizes include 24-inch, 27-inch, and 30-inch widths), you’re likely looking at a costlier project thanks to the extra cabinetry required to install a wall oven. Plus, you’ll want a separate cooktop either on a counter or island, which could also require extra work.

    How to measure oven size

    So why even consider a wall oven? Because separating stovetop from oven is one way to cut down on congestion in a crowded kitchen, and a wall oven doesn’t require having to bend down every time you want to put in/check on/take out something. Depending on budget, space, kitchen design, and how many people you’re cooking for, one type of oven may fit your needs better than the other.

    Oven Sizes Guide

    Although ovens often have standard widths, they can vary tremendously in terms of capacity, or what it can hold in its interior. Ovens can look deceptively large on the outside while really not having much space inside.

    How to Measure A Stove Size?

    Most models will tell you what the gross or total oven capacity is, but that’s very different from the usable oven capacity. To figure out usable capacity, grab a tape measure and keep reading. Here’s how to measure stove size in cubic feet

    • With the oven rack in its lowest position, measure the oven height from the top of the rack to the top of the oven’s interior.
    • Measure oven width between the inner edges of the oven’s rack support (not the walls).
    • Measure oven depth from the back wall to the front, accounting for how far the oven door sticks into the interior.
    • Multiply height, width, and depth to get cubic inches of usable capacity. Dividing by 1,728 will give you this number in cubic feet.

    How to measure oven size

    How much oven capacity do you need?

    The standard oven capacity of a range oven is roughly 5 cubic feet while a standard wall oven tends to be smaller — around 3 cubic feet. If you usually cook for just one or two, an oven of 3 cubic feet should be fine. If you have a bigger family or tend to entertain a lot, you’ll probably appreciate an oven capacity of 5 cubic feet or more. And in case you’re wondering, Will a full sheet pan fit in a standard oven? Sadly, the answer is no. With most standard ovens measuring 22 inches wide inside, they’ll fit a half-sheet (13-by-18 inches) at best.

    How to measure oven size

    So, what kind of wall oven is best for you?

    If you’re leaning towards a wall oven, consider what kind of capacity you’re looking for. While a single wall oven may certainly work for you, if you need more cooking capacity, consider stacked double ovens or a wall oven/microwave combo.

    How to measure oven size

    Or, what type of range is best for you?

    Freestanding Ranges

    Finished on both sides as well as the front, this kind of range can go pretty much wherever. They tend to have a backsplash panel featuring oven controls.

    How to measure oven size

    Slide-In Ranges

    These types of ovens slide into a designated space in your cabinetry and are meant to look built-in. They generally come without finished sides or a backsplash panel, with controls on the front of the range.

    How to measure oven size

    Double-Oven Ranges

    For extra oven space, whether you go freestanding or slide-in, you can often opt for a double oven instead of a storage drawer at the bottom. Some single-oven ranges can also be divided into two compartments to allow for different temperatures when you bake.

    How to measure oven size

    Finally, What’s Your Budget?

    At the end of the day, to really decide what kind of oven to get, you need to know your budget. As mentioned, wall ovens tend to run more than ranges, and you can probably figure out that a double range will run you more than a single range. If you want stainless steel finish and lots of bells and whistles, it starts to get pricey fast. Thinking about what kind of chef you’re (do you really need dual-fuel power?) and what oven capacity you need will help keep you in-budget.

    How to measure oven size

    If you’re installing a new wall oven or replacing your old one, you’ll want to make sure you find an appliance that’s the perfect fit for your kitchen layout as well as your cooking process. In this wall oven sizes guide, learn how to measure your kitchen for a wall oven while you explore all your options and possibilities.

    What is a standard wall oven size?

    Standard wall oven sizes are usually 24, 27 or 30 inches wide to fit in cabinet cutouts of roughly the same size. Depth and height won’t change much as the wall oven gets wider, with most models being 22 to 24 inches deep and 27 to 29 inches high. Keep in mind these dimensions are generalized and you should always consult the manufacturer’s recommended cut-out dimensions before purchasing a model.

    Capacity: Expect around 2 to 3.5 cubic feet of interior space for a 24-inch-wide single wall oven and around 4 to 5 cubic feet for a 27 or 30-inch-wide single wall oven.

    Width: Most wall ovens will be 24, 27 or 30 inches wide to align with standard cabinet widths. KitchenAid brand offers all three: learn more about wall oven sizes by exploring KitchenAid ® 24-inch wall ovens, 27-inch wall ovens and 30-inch wall ovens.

    Depth: Typical wall oven depths range from 22 to 24 inches to accommodate standard kitchen cabinets, with total unit depth being approximately 27 inches including the door and handle. An open door will add about 20 inches to the depth, so make sure that area is clear.

    Height: Around 27 to 29 inches of height is standard for most single wall ovens.

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    What are average double wall oven dimensions?

    In double wall ovens, both ovens are usually the exact same size, though there will be only one control panel for both ovens. The width and depth will be the same as a single wall oven, but the height will be around 51 inches. The capacity will most likely be double the single wall oven, so from 5 to 7 total combined cubic feet for 24-inch-wide wall ovens and 8 to 10 total combined cubic feet for 27 and 30-inch-wide wall ovens. If you’re looking for maximum cook space for your masterpieces, browse KitchenAid ® double wall ovens with 10 cubic feet of capacity.

    How to measure oven size

    How can I measure my current wall oven cabinet dimensions?

    Width: Use measuring tape to measure from the left inside cabinet edge to the right inside cabinet edge. Keep in mind that the oven should be a fairly tight fit in the cutout.

    Depth: Measure from the back of the opening to the front of the cabinets. Keep in mind the oven door will extend past the cabinets. Make sure there is at least 20 inches of open space in front of the oven so you can fully open the door to load and unload your food.

    Height: Measure from the top of the cabinet opening to the bottom of the cabinet opening. Again, a tighter fit is ideal.

    Note: Always reference the manufacturer’s cut-out dimensions for your model to ensure correct installation.

    TIP: PLACE THE TOP OF THE WALL OVEN AT EYE LEVEL

    When deciding how high above the floor to install the wall oven, the only requirement is that there’s enough clearance for the door to fully open. An ideal height would be for the top oven to open below the waist and the console to be at eye level for whoever uses it most.

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    What else should I consider when looking for a new wall oven?

    Once you’re sure about the wall oven dimensions you need, start to think about other considerations that will help you create in the kitchen, like features and finishes that match your cooking and aesthetic style.

    FEATURES FIT FOR A MAKER

    Convection: A convection oven typically features a fan that circulates hot air inside the oven and around dishes to help maintain a consistent temperature. True convection systems offer a third heating element in addition to the fan. Even-Heat™ True Convection by KitchenAid uses a unique bow-tie design that circulates hot air throughout the entire oven for flaky baked goods, juicy roasts and caramelized vegetables.

    Smart technology: Connected features and capabilities like remote monitoring, voice control with a compatible voice-enabled device and recipe guides can open up new culinary possibilities. 1 The KitchenAid ® Smart Oven+ brings together the first-ever collection of powered grill, baking stone and steamer attachments 2 with connected cooking — for more flexibility to tap your full culinary potential.

    Fit guarantees: Some manufacturers will guarantee a perfect fit. The KitchenAid ® Fit System Limited Guarantee allows for customization of wall oven installation to match the height of existing cabinets through flexible design elements. 3

    STYLE & FINISHES

    White, black and stainless steel are the most common color options. You can also upgrade to a fingerprint-resistant exterior finish, which is available on most ovens today, often in both traditional stainless steel and black stainless steel.

    Other details like handle finishes and control styles can upgrade the look and feel of your appliance. For example, KitchenAid brand’s Professionally-Styled Design combines a bold blend of professionally-inspired styling with sleek touches for the home. These beautiful built-in wall ovens feature Satin Textured Handles, Precision Touch Controls and a stunning Chrome Inlaid Frame.

    Here we share the standard stove dimensions including how to choose the right sized stove for your kitchen space.

    How to measure oven size

    When choosing a stove for your kitchen, it is important that you take note of the available space you have and choose a stove that will fit. In this post, we are going to run through the standard stove dimensions and help you choose the one that will best suit your space.

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    Measure Your Stove Space

    Before you decide on the dimensions of your stove, you need to figure out the dimensions of your stove space. There are three dimensions you need to take into consideration when choosing the right stove dimensions for your space: the width, the height, and the depth.

    To get the height of your stove space, you need to measure the space from the floor to the surface of the surrounding countertops. To get the width, you measure the space from countertop to countertop. To get the depth, you measure the space from the front edge of the kitchen countertop and the wall.

    Don’t forget the clearance space

    Clearance space is a small open space between your stove and its surroundings, the wall behind it the counters on each side. You need to add some clearance space to ensure that there is some air circulation around your stove to keep the surroundings from getting too hot and your stove from overheating.

    Recommended clearance space is ½ or 1 inch from the back of your stove and the back wall and the sides of your stove and the countertop sides.

    What Are The Standard Stove Dimensions?

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    The standard size of a stove is 30 inches wide and 36 inches high. This is meant to take into consideration standard counter heights. In order to allow you to work comfortably, stoves are designed to be more or less level to kitchen counters.

    The standard depth of a stove is 25 to 26 inches, this is also made to take in account the dimensions of the standard kitchen counter.

    However, keep in mind that some stove manufacturers have door handles that can add a couple inches. Stove handles are often designed to stick out past the cabinets. You will want a stove that can fit between the counters, not one that sticks out beyond. This is especially true when you factor in handles that stick out further.

    With regard to clearance space, some manufacturers have designed their stoves to not need space between the counter and the stove sides. You should check before making a final decision.

    Apartment Stove Dimensions

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    The height of a stove usually stays at around 36 inches, it is usually the width that varies and that depends on the type of stove design.

    Stoves that are designed for small kitchens, such as those in an apartment or condo, are a little narrower than the standard stove.

    While the height will probably stay the same as that of a standard stove, the width will be around 12 to 24 inches. The average size, however is 20 inches.

    The different types of stoves also come in different sizes. A stove with a double oven, for example, will have a width of about 20-36 inches. Meanwhile, commercial-grade stoves will be available that are 36, 48, and 60 inch wide.

    If you are getting a stove/oven combo, depending on the manufacturer, you will be able to find one that is 37 to 47 inches high.

    Stove in a Kitchen Island

    One can also install a stove in to a kitchen island. However, the recommended minimum size island required is 7′ wide to properly accommodate the stove top and adequate counter space. For more related content visit our page on kitchen island sizes.