If you are remodeling your kitchen from scratch, you probably know how exciting and terrifying that project can be. On the one hand, you have your hands free to create the perfect kitchen for yourself, including appliances, placement of kitchen elements, and pretty much everything else.
On the other hand, though, you need to know what you are doing, because once the kitchen remodeling is done, you will be using this kitchen for years to come. We asked kitchen appliance experts from Lars Appliances to tell us a bit more about what to do with wall ovens, including why they are a good idea, and where they should be placed.
Why Wall Ovens?
Wall ovens are a great idea for several reasons. First, they help free up space on your kitchen countertops. Countertop space is often at a premium in kitchens, so getting rid of one large appliance can make a big difference.
Second, wall ovens tend to have more even cooking temperatures than traditional ovens. This is because the heat source is located on the side or back of the oven, rather than on the bottom. This means that hot air circulates more evenly throughout the oven, resulting in better overall cooking.
Third, many people simply prefer the look of a wall oven. They tend to be sleek and modern looking, and can really help to update the look of your kitchen.
Now that we’ve gone over some of the reasons you might want to consider a wall oven, let’s talk about where to put it.
How Close to the Fridge?
One of the most common questions people have about wall ovens is how close they should be to the fridge. The answer to this question really depends on your kitchen layout.
If you have a lot of counter space, you may want to put your wall oven further away from the fridge, so that you can use that counter space for food prep. On the other hand, if you are tight on space, you may want to put your wall oven closer to the fridge, so that you can easily transfer food back and forth.
As a general rule of thumb, we would recommend putting your wall oven no more than three feet away from the fridge. This will help to ensure that your kitchen feels open and spacious, while still allowing you to easily transfer food between the two appliances.
Kitchen Layout Considerations
When deciding where to put your wall oven, be sure to consider your kitchen layout and the amount of counter space you have available. As mentioned before, the position of your wall oven should depend on the position of your fridge, as you will likely move between these two appliances a lot while cooking.
You should also consider factors such as counter space and how you use it. Even if you have enough room to put a wall oven anywhere you want, think about how you use the kitchen and how you move in the kitchen. If your oven is going to be in the way while you are preparing food, or if you don’t have a way to move past it at a safe and comfortable distance (while it is hot), perhaps you need to look for a different spot.
If you have to choose between easy access to other appliances and convenience and safety, it’s always better to lean toward the latter. You can take the extra few steps to your fridge, but safety should be paramount.
For a lot of people, kitchens need to be not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. This is why kitchen remodels should be done carefully and deliberately. Take your time and choose all of the items and their positions in your kitchen with care.