Can wall oven be installed under cooktop?

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Why would you spend all that money on a custom oven and cooktop and then cheap out on the cabinets???
Find someplace else for the oven and mount it high enough to be comfortable!
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it's the kitchen space i have to work with. if i mount the oven high up then that's less counter space i have. it also makes the kitchen look really small and closed in when it's all walled up.
thanks, - Liz
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Liz wrote:

Yes, it is possible.
In your case, if the counter height is 36" and you have a standard 4" kick then you have (36-4) = 32" of space. You need 2"+4.5" for the cooktop so you now have 25.5" for your oven. You need 27.25" for oven so that one won't fit...you are shy by (minimally) 1.75".
I can think of two solutions... 1. Reduce the size of the toe kick in the oven area or raise the counter height. 2. Get a shorter oven. Here is a site with many... http://www.ajmadison.com/b.php/Titanium+Anthracite/Ntt~wall+oven ;Nao~2 0;Nty~1;N~0 Here are a few specific one from that site (there are many more) http://www.ajmadison.com/cgi-bin/ajmadison/HBL5035AUC.html http://www.ajmadison.com/cgi-bin/ajmadison/ECS136SBK.html http://www.ajmadison.com/cgi-bin/ajmadison/E30SO75ESS.html http://www.ajmadison.com/cgi-bin/ajmadison/JJW7530DDB.html http://www.ajmadison.com/cgi-bin/ajmadison/JJW7530DDB.html
****************** Like others, I suggest you give some real thought to locating the oven in its own cabinet. Under the cooktop they are hard to see into, hard to reach into. Both are *much* easier when the oven is higher.
If you bake, you have pans. You need a pan drawer. Those under ranges are woefully insuffucient...if you have a wall oven cabinet you can have a generouslly sized one - one that is tall enought to stand trays and pans vertically.
Yes, you would lose counter space. Or would you? Are you planning a countertop microwave? It could be placed in the wall oven cabinet. If not - or if you prefer it on the counter - a toaster and/or coffee maker could be placed on a shelf above the oven. In either case, you reclaim counter space.
You would also gain a LARGE cabinet at the top of the wall oven cabinet. No, it isn't easily accessible but it is great for storing large, infrequently needed things.
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Simple answer to all this. Go visit a couple of high end appliance stores or kitchen design centers. They have experience as to what is available and works well in this application. And it's worth paying a little more to get a good solution. If it were me, as others have suggested, I'd probably get advice on the overall design too, rather than the specific issue. A good kitchen design house may have ideas you haven't thought of, and that no one can offer without seeing the layout.
Not to say this is where you are headed, but I've seen so many houses with screwed up kitchens that detract from their value. Things like microwaves built in under a center island, where you have to stoop over to get to it. Or refrigerators that stick out 6" past the ends of the cabinets. Or a std size single bowl sink in a kitchen with granite countertops. With a little professional planning, a lot of this could be avoided.
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Some of the biggest goof-ups in kitchen planning have been perpetrated by professionals. Double check their advice by building some rudimentary cardboard mock-ups, making your own drawings and checking for interferences, and by just sitting down and doing some mental simulations once you have a good feel for the proposed design.
Many kitchen planning "pros" are high school dropouts.
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BTW, before you get too far you might want to look over these (lengthy) discussions:
http://ellenskitchen.com/forum/messages/422.html http://www.ellenskitchen.com/forum/messages/2344.html
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