I have some problems with my english vocabulary so I need to make some
Is it "gas oven" or "gas range" the english (american) name for the device
that is used for coooking dinner in the kitchen? I mean the device that have
integrated a cooktop and a oven. Such device comes in two variants: it is
one that is called "freestanding" 'cause it stands on his own feets, and the
second variant is supposed to be attached to the kitchen cabinets 'cause it
does not have any legs. Which is the american english name for this
"attacheable gas oven"?
My problem is the following: I'm constructing my own kitchen cabinets and I
bought an "attacheable gas oven". I'm looking for instructions on how to
attach the device to the holding cabinet. The user guide included in the
device specifies the size of the clearings for the holding cabinet but does
not tell anything if I need to protect the internal walls of the cabinets
with something thermal. My fear is the device contains an oven. May be the
hot oven can cause a fire on the cabinet? The cabinets are made of
particleboard and painted with oil-based enamel. The instructions from the
fabricant specifies a clearing of 40 millimetres from both sides of the oven
wich has ventilation openings on both sides but no more.
Then I'm looking for some tricks on how do the job, but I'm not capable of
select the correct english keywords. I've been googling for images with "gas
oven" or "gas range" keywords and all the results I get are the freestanding
versions, not the attaceable ones...
So any hint on the correct keywords, or in how the attach such a device to
the cabinet is welcomed
Thanks in advance
First off, I have to compliment you on your English. It is a much
better than any other language that I speak -- or most American speak
as a second language.
Second, I want to make sure that we are talking about the same things.
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Third, are you instructions complete. If so, you are probably okay.
Finally, sheetrock (gypsum) make a pretty good fireproofing. You could
install some inside the cabinet opening, but if the instructions are
complete, you're probably okay.
What you are describing is called a "drop-in range" if it has no feet. If it
has feet, but no finished sides, it is a "slide-in range". If it has
finished sides and feet, it is a "freestanding range". In any case, the
instructions should clearly show the minimum distance to flammable
materials. In the case of my slide-in electric, I was required to leave 1"
at the rear. The sides were zero clearance. As long as it fit in the hole,
the insulation on the stove was good enough for direct contact with the
Check your instructions for some type of phone-in help line. They would
rather answer your questions than defend a lawsuit.
Your definitions are very clear. I'd suggest to add them to the wikipedia.
I'm not kidding. It was the first place I look for the correct names and
nothing about ovens and ranges more than some old pictures and history...
My instructions specifies 40millimetres on each side and on the back. But it
does not says anything if the material can be anything or something
You are right. I'll try to contact the manufacturer. Our customer support
service rates are not very outstanding (Mexico) but anyway I'll try. The
manufacturer is Bosch that is a very expensive one so it will be curious to
rate their customer support service...
Thank you very much for your hints
That would almost certainly be the minimum clearance to a combustible
material. I have never seen a range specify that you need to add anything as
a shield between the appliance and the cabinet. (Unless it was required as
part of an installation kit) If you are that concerned, I suppose you could
attach some thin sheet metal to the sides of the cabinets. Mine is installed
up against bare wood, and when the oven is on, the interior walls of the
cabinets on either side get a little warm, but certainly not hot.
we have recently replaced our fitted oven (Neff, electric) and it is a
tight fit at the sides. It sits against standard melamine chipboard so
is only an outer skin. Clearance at the rear is the one you need to find
We have a drop in gas range above it which just sits in a hole in the
counter top, there are little metal clips in the edges of the hole that
It is much safer to make sure the appliance is not going to have hot
external walls than to trust that the installation will be appropriate
and not cause a fire.
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If you have not already built the cabinet for it could you not add 10 or
20 mm to the minimum opening just to feel a little safer? Other than that I
don't know enough about that type of stove/range to give you any more
Good luck with it.
The oven is a BOSCH BE200 20'' drop in range. I did not build the base
cabinets yet. In my initial plan the range cabinet was 20'' wide but now I
should change all the design to accomodate the extra 80mm. The problem is
the kitchen is very small so I arranged all the cabinets to use standard
(Mill's Pride/Home Depot) cabinets doors, resulting in a few cm clearance on
each wall. But I think I'll stretch the cabinets on each side of the range
cabinet but still remain the doors on the standard size. Then the doors will
close over the range cabinet and it will look like the range cabinet was
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