Hi! I am looking to install a wall oven under a cooktop. The
cooktop's dimension is 2 inches height, with a cutout clearance below
cooktop of 4.5". The wall oven has height of 29 1/16 inches, with a
cutout height of 27 1/4".
I understand standard base cabinets comes in about 34". If I add the
height of the cooktop + the clearance + wall oven height, that would
come out to be a little over 35.5 inches, 1.5 inches taller than the
base cabinet height. So it would seem that this would not work.
However, I looked through the Sears.com site and am not able to find a
shorter wall oven.
So my question: is it not possible to install wall oven under cooktop
w/o custom-made cabinets? I see a lot of houses, as well the Sears
show-room, with this setting. How are they done?
I can't get a standard range for 2 reasons:
1. I'm looking at induction cooktop. The only ones I can find are all
cooktops and not standard ranges.
2. The cooktop will be sitting on an island. the ranges have a little
backing so the island won't be a single flat surface.
Can you provide a model number? They have plenty of electric ranges
with smooth tops, but I couldn't find any ranges on their website with
induction cooktops. And a google on "induction site:jennair.com" came
up with 0 hits.
I have a Jenn-Aire model S161 with the induction option.
These ranges have "cartridges" allowing a choice of glass/ceramic top,
conventional coil, solid ceramic elements and induction.
The induction cartridge part numbers include A130R (white), A135R
Perhaps with the Maytag takeover of Jenn-Aire and the subsequent
take-over of Maytag by Whirlpool, these models or options have been
I'll have to research that myself.
They've probably discontinued the model Jenn-Air slide in range that I
have. However, on their website I see their current model listed with
optional top cartridges:
Yet, in the online owner's manual, I do see various cartridge options
available with no mention of induction. I suspect that a call to them
would be in order since I know that the induction cartridges are still
available via their parts department.
I'm not 100% sure, but I think this page has it set up that way:
If you look at the cooking area, I dont think that's a standalone
range but a cooktop on top of a wall oven, right?
I mainly saw this kind of set up in Sears showrooms. Also saw it in a
couple of houses a while back.
OK, thank you. What you are looking at in the kraftmaid site looks
like a drop in oven with a trim kit. I can't tell for sure, but it
doesn't look like an induction cook surface either. And to compound
your problem further, you really don't have 34 inches for a cabinet
height. There is a four inch toe kick at the bottom, so you really
only have 30 inches for most standard kitchen counter heights.
If you have really seen an induction cooktop over a wall oven, I'll
be surprised. There's three basic types of oven range combinations;
free standing, slide-in, and drop-in. After that, there are cooktops
and wall ovens. I tried searching for an induction range/oven
combination and came up as short as you seem to have.
Standard base cabinets are usually 34.5" with standard countertop
elevation of 36". So 36 - 4.5 - 29 1/16 = 2.4375" leftover space.
You'd just have to ask yourself if the oven you have hinges too low to
be a good idea ergonomically speaking.
When we had our house built 9 years ago, we had the builder install a GE
Profile 5-burner cooktop, with a 30-inch oven GE Profile electric wall
oven installed in the cabinet below it. It was a fairly close fit, but
it worked. So yes, it can be done.
Thank you. You are right on this one, it has enough detail to show
that you have an oven unit under a cook top. Still doesn't look like
an induction cooktop though. IIRC, they are a bit deeper than most,
which could interfere with putting an oven underneath. It looks very
similar to the oven in the kraftmaid site; have you been able to
find that particular oven?
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