In need of serious help finding an oven!
- DanaB Jan 5, 2005 03:45 PM
So, smack dab in the middle of the holidays, my oven decided to die. I have a built in wall oven, and its *small* -- 24 in. width and 32ish height. It's a gas oven, to boot. I've searched and scoured the sources known to me (i.e. sears, kenmore, maytag, ge, and other major brand websites) to find an oven that will fit in the space -- turns out that although there are electric ovens of the size I need, I cannot find a gas oven in that size (I've found them in the correct width, but the height is off, as all the gas ovens I found in 24 in. width have broiler trays or storage drawers that made the height too tall). I've been told that I can't have an electric oven installed unless I have a dedicated outlet or something like that, or I'd go electric -- does this sound accurate? Are there any, maybe european brands I'm overlooking that make smaller ovens? I'd prefer to NOT have to renovate my kitchen!
Thanks for any help or suggestions you can offer! I'm really missing my oven.
You should be able to havr an electrician run the wiring and install an outlet for your oven. It is not that difficult to do.
"I've been told that I can't have an electric oven installed unless I have a dedicated outlet or something like that, or I'd go electric -- does this sound accurate?"
Very accurate. It'd require at least a 50 amp circuit ("regular" circuits are 15 or 20A) which must indeed be dedicated solely to the oven. This is not a first-time DIY project. If it's an older house with older wiring, it might not be feasible at all without an electrical service upgrade. Cost for a new circuit depends on a lot of things, upgrading service would be a whole 'nother and way more expensive ball of wax. If you get to the point of seriously considering it, get an electrician there to look around and give estimates before you go too far with the oven itself.