Ovens are not very high power -- the 30A circuits are mainly
required for electric hobs. Many electric ovens nowadays are
designed to plug into a 13A socket, being something like 2.5kW
(and in some cases, under 2kW). Only the larger ones tend to
need dedicated supplies. Obviously, check this when buying a
You can probably plug it in anywhere. Ideally, you should do
a check on the existing circuit loading to make sure it's not
already up to or over the limit by considering what appliance
loading is already using it.
All good points. Just one other thought, though....
If the OP already has a "proper" cooker point, there is probably a heavy
duty connection point to the main cooker switch (as opposed to the 13A
outlet) below work surface level. If so, it may be possible to connect into
this and run a suitably rated cable, surface mounted, behind the base units
to the new oven position.
Obviously all connections would have to be done properly - this is not a
sticky-tape job! Others here may be able to advise if this conflicts with
any Regs, and you certainly need to ensure that, if any water leaks down the
back of work surfaces etc., it cannot penetrate the new outlet etc.
Providing the circuit is fused at no more than 30A, you can swap
the flex outlet plate for an ordinary 13A socket, and plug the
oven in there. Buy a good quality unswitched socket for the oven
with large terminals (will probably be 6mm² wire), not a cheap
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