So you’ve decided to buy a range cooker and are wondering how to install it? Here’s a few things to you need to consider.
How do I Fit a Range Cooker?
The first question many people ask about range cooker installation is “what power supply do I need for a range cooker?” The answer very much depends on your choice of fuel, but here is a basic checklist on what you need to have ready to fit a range cooker.
- If this is a gas range installation, don’t assume that having gas central heating will mean you have a range cooker gas connection.
- If you’re fitting an electric range cooker, you’ll need at least a 32 amp outlet to connect electric cookers consuming more than 3KW (that’s most range cookers) and a 6mm cable. Induction models use more electricity, so a 10mm size cable and a 45 amp breaker will be required.
- If you’re wondering how to install a dual fuel range cooker, you will most likely still require a 6mm cable with a 32 amp breaker, but if yours uses less than 2.99KW, a 13 amp fuse outlet will suffice.
- Check all these details carefully against the manufacturer’s technical information.
- If this is a gas range hook up, you may still need a connection to a 13 amp electrical outlet for gas ignition and timers to work.
- If you use LPG (liquid petroleum gas), make sure your new purchase is suitable for this kind of gas.
- Remember, these are heavy and bulky items, so move any furniture or other obstructions well out of the way.
- Check the dimensions of your new appliance and the width of your doors so that you know the cooker will fit through them.
- Depending on the insulating properties of your model, you may be able to fit your new range cooker directly abutting onto kitchen cabinets on either side. However, it is recommended to leave 2.5mm on either side for ease of cleaning and servicing.
- You will need to allow space for the connections behind the new cooker, so if you’re especially keen for your cooker to sit flush with cabinets at the front, you’ll need to check the depth of the cooker against the cabinet measurements.
- Cooker hoods should be at least 650mm above the top of the hob – anywhere between 650mm and 750mm is considered ideal.
- New appliances need to be connected in accordance with the latest building regulations, so you may find your old connection doesn’t come up to scratch.
- While many manufacturers or retailers offer installation services, these rarely include upgrading out of date connections. You shouldn’t assume it will be a simple case of out with the old, in with the new.
Finally, make sure that someone responsible is at home to sign for the installation!
Buy a new Range Cooker today from Appliance City for a great price. We can recycle your old cooker for you when you buy today!
What’s the Best Way to Remove a Range Cooker?
Many range cooker suppliers will take your old cooker away for you. For a small fee, you can use the Appliance City recycling service. Just make sure you disconnect your range cooker and move it out of the way before we arrive with the new one, and we’ll ensure that we remove your old appliance and recycle it.
Many local councils also offer this facility – after all, it isn’t easy to know how to dispose of a range cooker. However, you may find that they charge a hefty fee – ours is a very reasonable £19.99 while some authorities charge £50 upwards. What’s more, you won’t have the difficulty of wondering how to move a heavy range cooker out onto the street all by yourself, which is what your council refuse collection organisation will most likely expect you to do.
The Appliance City recycling service is just one of the ways we aim to offer the best customer service to complement the huge range of range cookers we have on our website. If you still haven’t made your choice, now’s the time to go take a look!